Someone Overheard Something: Nets Pounce on Hearsay Allegations

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Someone told me about a phone call they overheard between someone else and President Trump on the other end: that was the crux of the “new evidence” out of Wednesday’s televised impeachment hearing that had the liberal media foretelling doom for the President. Despite the fact it met the literal definition of hearsay, ABC News, CBS News, and NBC News pounced on the testimony of diplomat Bill Taylor.

We learned something new. Ambassador Bill Taylor, the top diplomat to Ukraine, testified about a phone call between President Trump and Gordon Sondland,” announced failing CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell at the top of the program. “The takeaway from that phone call, according to Taylor, the President cared more about investigating his political rival than he did about Ukraine.”

O’Donnell then hyped the hyperbolic language used by the Taylor and foreign service officer George Kent to deride the Trump administration. “They use words like ‘alarming,’ ‘confusing,’ ‘irregular,’ ‘illogical,’ and ‘crazy’ to describe the Trump administration's policy towards Ukraine.”

In a high stakes game of telephone, Taylor told the Democratic-led House Intelligence Committee about a phone a staffer allegedly overheard and told him about.

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