The left was ready with all manner of denial and deflection, even before the now-infamous Nunes memo was published Friday morning alleging that top DOJ and FBI officials obtained a FISA warrant under false pretenses and using a DNC-funded (and factually deficient) dossier against Trump to spy on former Trump advisor Carter Page.
Here's Chuck Todd on MSNBC, upset he wasn’t given more time to come up with a pro-left spin on the whole debacle.
Not a good look by the House GOP to release cherry picked excerpts through friendly media outlets in order to build a narrative. Only reinforces the partisan look to all this. A truly nonpartisan act would have been a complete release without cherry picks— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) February 2, 2018
WATCH: @chucktodd on memo release: GOP is making their case look worse because they're only releasing the memo to partisan, friendly media outlets— MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 2, 2018
"This is what a campaign would do ... not something done by someone who cared about the rule of law." pic.twitter.com/Ybc2fVWdDF
This ridiculous interpretation of what just happened:
Then there’s this Daily Beast columnist, who thinks top FBI officials using a DNC-funded dossier to obtain a surveillance warrant against an American and hiding their sources from a FISA judge is shrugs-o-plenty.
Wow. This Nune memo is even less impressive than I thought. All these mouth-breathing idiots who called this worse than Watergate just got clowned.— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) February 2, 2018
Just CNN, defending using blatantly biased sources.
"Informants are not always as clear as the snow. Just the opposite," @GloriaBorger points out on @CNN. "You can get good info from sources who come at you with a bias." (I would just add: Journalists do that every day)— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 2, 2018
This NYT reporter, who thinks the FBI spying on an American citizen using a deceptively-obtained FISA warrant obtained using info paid for by a rival campaign only matters if the public knows…which negates the entire point of a secret FISA warrant.
Wait so the memo just says that the allegations in the dossier prompted a secret investigation into the Trump campaign...which was not disclosed to the public and did not influence the election?— Jose A. Del Real (@jdelreal) February 2, 2018
This attempt by the LA Times to pooh-pooh the FBI flat-out lying to a FISA court.
We're not sure that a FISA judge would feel the same, guys.
While the total fallout from the Nunes memo remains to be seen, one thing's for sure: the left-wing media's still far more worried about their narrative than reporting facts.
Must be just another Friday.
(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore)