The Washington Post ran a long article yesterday that attempts to make a hero of President Obama for trying to get Russia to stop meddling in our election. (It amounted to Obama telling Putin, “We know what you’re doing, Vlad, and you better stop!”)
Actually, this is an old piece of #fakenews designed to look like a sudden revelation.
Early in the article, the #fakenews WaPo asserts:
In political terms, Russia’s interference was the crime of the century, an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on American democracy. It was a case that took almost no time to solve, traced to the Kremlin through cyber-forensics and intelligence on Putin’s involvement. And yet, because of the divergent ways Obama and Trump have handled the matter, Moscow appears unlikely to face proportionate consequences.
Well, that makes it sounds like a slam-dunk case of Russian interference, does it not? I mean, crime of the century? Unprecedented and destabilizing attack? Wowzers, man!
There’s one problem, though. If you dig down into the story, and I mean, way, way down, like farther down that most readers of #fakenews are probably willing to read, you’ll find the following admission:
Despite the dire warnings, there were no meltdowns in the United States’ voting infrastructure on Nov. 8, no evidence of hacking-related fraud, crashing of electronic ballots or manipulation of vote counts.
Huh? Both these statements can’t be true. Either Russia’s interference was the crime of the century OR there is no evidence of hacking-related fraud. Either Russia’s interference was an unprecedented and largely successful destabilizing attack on our democracy OR there were no meltdowns in our voting infrastructure.
The fact that there is no evidence of hacking is the true part of the story. The notion that Russia successfully hacked our election is the never-ending false meme being carried along by #fakenews and the Democrat Party. Yet both statements are presented as fact in the same story, and both cannot be true.
The real reason, in my opinion, that the WaPo decided to resurrect this dated piece of #fakenews is to give CPR to Obama’s legacy, which is literally dangling by a sliver. As soon as the Senate passes its repeal and replace of ObamaCare — and it will get passed — the eight years of Obama’s presidency will have been effectively unraveled in a matter of months. This is all about rehabilitating Obama’s legacy, which is about to pass from existence.