More importantly, they haven’t faced up to their own part in pushing this witch hunt. Relying on one anonymous source — ex-British spy Christopher Steele — they spun a supposed conspiracy between Donald Trump and Russia. But they never revealed the fact that Steele was being paid by Hillary Clinton’s campaign for opposition research, and they never examined Steele’s sources, who were unreliable or nonexistent.
Here’s how the media amplified Steele’s baseless claims to create
hysteria. None of these stories have been updated, no corrections have
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- Rachel Maddow's new low and other commentary - The indictment of “Igor Danchenko, better known as the primary source for . . . the now-infamous ‘Steele Dossier,’ ” thunders TK News’ Matt Taibbi,
“is most immediately devastating to the reputation of the many famous
news personalities who hyped the Steele story.” Yet “the response by
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was a thing beyond.” Maddow not only flogged the
dossier for years, “she specifically hyped its credibility on the
grounds of how it was put together, and by whom.” Now we know that key
claims, such as that Moscow long “cultivated” Donald Trump, came only
from one............ Clintonite’s gossip, not from Russia or even a Trump source.
Yet “Rachel not only isn’t upset, she’s expressing pride in having been
burned, and is digging in for more.”