Saturday, November 9, 2019

Washington Post To Publish "Graphic Novel" Version Of Mueller Report

                Burnishing its reputation for journalistic excellence yet again, the Washington Post recently announced that it’s releasing a “graphic novel” version of The Mueller Report, officially known as the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election. The Post’s “graphic non-fiction book” will be titled, “The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation.” It is slated to hit bookstores in early December and will sell for about $20. I’m sure it will make for thrilling reading and be a great Christmas gift. Who doesn’t want to read about an interminable political investigation triggered by a fake document and led by a man who makes Al Gore seem charismatic? And it has drawings of the political hacks and the scary Orange Man!
                Or, as the Post touted it via a news release: "The book provides a unique, graphic depiction of the report’s most scrutinized passages and pivotal moments, all contextualized with The Post’s original reporting. “Graphic depictions of scrutinized passages? Contextualized? Yay!! I can throw all those old Playboys away!” The news release continued: "The Mueller Report Illustrated offers a fly-on-the-wall account of life in the White House, told through the accounts of the men and women who at one time served the president—James Comey, Michael Flynn, Donald McGahn, K.T. McFarland, Sean Spicer, Rod Rosenstein, Hope Hicks, Michael Cohen, and many others." Pow! Bam! Crash! See the tension and betrayal acted out on page after page!
                The rag’s Post’s Executive Editor, Martin Baron, added: "The report’s second volume – detailing possible obstruction of justice in the White House – left open questions that have gained new relevance as Congress continues to investigate the president and he continues to resist. This book helps to easily and clearly explain the underlying facts of the obstruction investigation, allowing the public to arrive at its own conclusions." The president “continues to resist?” I thought you were in “The Resistance,” Martin. All of you woke elites and Deep Staters are The Resistance, right? Is Trump resisting The Resistance?
                The few illustrations contained in this graphic novel that I’ve seen so far make Trump look like a maniacal, controlling lunatic whereas those engaged in the Great Witch Hunt appear as solemn public servants. But, hey, The Post says it will allow you to arrive at your own conclusions. How magnanimous of it.
                The paper is also said to be considering publishing a new weekly magazine called “Politics Illustrated,” and a series of children’s books. The potential children’s book titles include, “Where the Defiled Things Are,” “Alexandria and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day for America,” “We’re Going on a Witch Hunt” (by Robert Mueller and Adam Schiff), “If You Give the House A Rookie: the AOC Story,” and a pop-up book called “Everyone Poops…And Leaks” (by the president’s cabinet, the DOJ, the FBI, the CIA…and other Mickey Mouse organizations).
   Moreover, anonymous sources tell me if “The Mueller Report Illustrated: The Obstruction Investigation” does well, The Post is considering sponsoring a two-act play titled, “Watergate: The Musical.”

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