Fox News is falling further down the drain…
As well as marketing himself as a newsman, Fox News’ Howard Kurtz advertises himself as a newsman’s newsman — as a gatekeeper and watchman for newsmen, as an imperious official whose oh-so-vital role is to steer news and newsmen to a more enlightened location.
But he’s really just another fake.
What kind of newsman will write something as outrageously unethical and dishonest as this: “Why Ambassador Charging Quid Pro Quo Can’t Be Dismissed.”
Kurtz points to the opening statement made this week before Rep. Adam Schiff’s Special Impeachment Star Chamber by the former ambassador to Ukraine, William Taylor, during his special testimony.
Based on ONLY what the partisan Schiff has opted to disclose, based ONLY on out – of-context information leaked by this partisan’s extraordinary clandestine hearings aimed at overturning a presidential election, focused ONLY on what he was hand-fed by this partisan who was found to be a serial liar during Russia’s Collusion Hoax, Kurtz tells us that a few minutes leaked during a hearing lasting hours can’t be heard.
And this isn’t far-left CNN, or the far-left Washington Post, or the far-left New York Times… This is Fox freakin’ News. These are the people who are expected to be fair, critical, and fight back on things like — oh, I don’t know, something as unimaginable as an angry, proven liar going full-banana republic with clandestine hearings held in a basement to oust a Republican president from office by releasing out of scope soundbites …
Look at this anti-science garbage Kurtz wrote:
But this particular bureaucrat was retired and reluctant to take the job that Mike Pompeo offered a few months ago. Taylor fought with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam and did stints in Iraq and Afghanistan overseeing reconstruction aid. He has worked for presidents of both parties since Ronald Reagan. George W. Bush made him ambassador to Ukraine 13 years ago. At 72, he had capped a classic career as a foreign service officer.
And we don’t have to rely on Democrats describing what Taylor said, as we have his 14-page opening statement.
What made it so effective is that he recalled standing on one side of a damaged bridge in Ukraine last July, looking at “armed and hostile” Russian-backed separatists and concluding, as Washington held up the military aid, that “more Ukrainians would undoubtedly die without U.S. assistance.”
This is simply useless idiocy, for even if he loves Trump, you would assume that Kurtz would have enough self-respect as a newsman to publish the following …
On top of the appalling spectacle of a serial-fabricator like Adam Schiff — a man who repeatedly deceived the media with unfounded claims he had evidence proving Trump colluded with Russia — holding secret hearings designed to overturn a presidential election outside of public view, we also have Schiff selectively leaking to the press. Based on his notorious history and this unprecedented Star Chamber, the idea that any responsible media outlet would lap up his hand-fed leaks, take them seriously, or do anything other than howl about how manipulative, dishonest, and un-American this entire process is, is beyond my comprehension.
William Taylor’s opening statement might look bad for the president, but this is meaningless to anyone who lived through the Russia Collusion Hoax, a three-year process that saw dozens of Deep Staters make statements that appeared to damn the president but were later discredited with the full facts and full context became known.
Because we know Taylor was cross examined, and we also know Schiff refuses to release the results of this cross examination, no reporter worthy of that title should respond to these selective leaks other than to express outrage over Schiff’s transparent and shameless manipulation of the press.
Until this process is fully transparent, that is the only story here.
This is not supposed to be hard. Schiff is a proven liar and partisan, William Taylor is a proven Never Trumper, there are three years of the Russia Collusion Hoax as precedent, and you have only heard one side of the story — and even that side has come via a selective leak! On top of that, you have three Republican congressmen claiming Taylor’s (third-hand hearsay) testimony completely collapsed when challenged, and Kurtz is falling for it… in public… AGAIN!