…it might be time to pack it in. Even Rolling Stone, a publication that never hesitates to parrot the latest leftwing nonsense, is having difficulties believing this dangerous charade that President Barry is acting out:
Something About This Russia Story Stinks – Rolling Stone
In an extraordinary development Thursday, the Obama administration announced a series of sanctions against Russia. Thirty-five Russian nationals will be expelled from the country. President Obama issued a terse statement seeming to blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee emails.“These data theft and disclosure activities could only have been directed by the highest levels of the Russian government,” he wrote.Russia at first pledged, darkly, to retaliate, then backed off. The Russian press today is even reporting that Vladimir Putin is inviting “the children of American diplomats” to “visit the Christmas tree in the Kremlin,” as characteristically loathsome/menacing/sarcastic a Putin response as you’ll find.This dramatic story puts the news media in a jackpot. Absent independent verification, reporters will have to rely upon the secret assessments of intelligence agencies to cover the story at all.Many reporters I know are quietly freaking out about having to go through that again. We all remember the WMD fiasco. “It’s déjà vu all over again” is how one friend put it.You can see awkwardness reflected in the headlines that flew around the Internet Thursday. Some news agencies seemed split on whether to unequivocally declare that Russian hacking took place, or whether to hedge bets and put it all on the government to make that declaration, using “Obama says” formulations.