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The Basic Formula For Every Shocking Russia/Trump Revelation – Michael Tracey

The basic formula for every breaking Trump/Russia story is essentially as follows:
1.The New York Times or Washington Post releases an article that at first blush appears extremely damning.
2. Anti-Trump pundits and Democrats react reflexively to the news, express shrieking outrage, and proclaim that this finally proves untoward collusion between Trump and Russia — a smoking gun, at last.
3. Aggrieved former Clinton apparatchiks *connect the dots* in a manner eerily reminiscent of right-wing Glenn Beck-esque prognostication circa 2009.
It’s not much different than using a banana to get a monkey to jump through a hoop when you think about it.