There was barely a mention on Thom Hartman’s radio show today, flippant dismissal on other progressive shows, but lots of the same stale unproductive outrage over recent police shootings by police of Black men. In an earlier piece I addressed that situation, but it is a disastrous oversight not to mention the Republican’s campaign assault against Hillary Clinton today in a sham hearing with grueling testimony from FBI Director James Comey.
Comey this week announced that they would not be recommending charges against Clinton over the so-called email scandal. Paul Ryan suggested that Mrs. Clinton should not receive classified intelligence reports, a privilege afforded all presidential nominees ahead of an election. they also, in a dramatic moment told Comey that congress would request the FBI to look into charges of lying to Congress, a felony punishable by up to 8 years in prison.
The ads of the FBI director acknowledging that she lied, misused or was incompetent with classified material will shred her. Moreover, Dems in the hearing simply underscored how respected and trusted the FBI director is. Those admonitions will bookend the pro-Trump ads. Regardless of historical perspective regarding actions by past presidents or the content or intent of the emails and her actions, this will have a powerfully negatve impact on her campaign.
Here is the issue. It isn’t about the hearing so much as a failure by the Progressive Press to react and address issues on the media battlefield. We either try and be overly intellectual or nuanced, or to eschew the hot topics of the day for more esoteric issues, but that is where we lose. the Right pounds those issues. repetition defines history and turns lies into fact. Thom Hartman spent a full three hours on the shootings. Stephanie Miller is an ass clown. The Left shouts into empty cups, while the Right rules the message.
Time to get into the fight, lefties.