The Washington Post- and the media in general- purport to be in paroxysms of fear and rage that the Trump administration has given classified intelligence information to the Russkies, thereby possibly revealing the secret, vital source(s) of that information. Though every single person in the room during the official meeting denies that classified information was handed over, the Post and others will have none of that.
The mainstream media, which has spent decades deriding and denigrating our clandestine intelligence services, and calling for more openness and transparency as befits a free society, now is utterly aghast that President Trump would stoop to giving Russia a heads up on Islamic terror. The same media that revered détente and reveled in glasnost, is now apparently afraid that VFWs across the fruited plain will soon be touting “Tartar Tuesday” as all-you-can-eat borscht night.
This new “scandal” is being held up as an existential threat, a potential Armageddon, by the very “journalists” that couldn’t have been more sanguine about Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers, massive foreign donations to the Clinton Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State, or the insane concessions President Obama made to achieve a nuclear “accord” with a belligerent and unreconstructible Iran.
What is truly remarkable, however, is the media’s behavior vis-a-vis how terribly dangerous the Fourth Estate claims it would be, for the U.S. and its allies, should the source of this intelligence be unmasked.
The New York Times online edition sported this headline today: “Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Gave to Russians.” Yes, one can see how it would be disastrous if that information somehow got out. The Paper of Record, not content with this banner, went on to actually underline the word “Israel” in the accompanying article, which read something like this: That’s right, our sources say it was Israel that provided the intelligence that Trump so carelessly coughed up to Russia, which is a close ally of Iran. If Israel learns of this leak, relations between the two long-time allies could be seriously strained. Did we mention that the intelligence that Trump treasonously handed to Russia on a platter was given to the administration by Israel?
The New York Times and the Washington Post are two pathetically perfidious peas in the putrid pod that is today’s mass-media.