Just by the nature of journalism and what it’s supposed to do, reporters should be asking questions about the Russia conspiracy, the Mueller investigation, and who was behind the whole thing.
Instead, they are often acting as gate keepers for the deep state.
By doing the job they have neglected, William Barr is making them look bad.
Michael Barone writes at the Washington Examiner:
William Barr is asking questions the media don’t want asked
“I’m amused,” Attorney General William Barr told CBS News’ Jan Crawford, “by these people who make a living disclosing classified information, including the names of intelligence operatives, wringing their hands about whether I’m going to be responsible in protecting intelligence sources and methods.”
He went on after further questions, “Well, the media reaction is strange. Normally the media would be interested in letting the sunshine in and finding out what the truth is. And usually the media doesn’t care that much about protecting intelligence sources and methods. But I do and I will.”
You don’t have to have been “in the business” for Barr’s nearly 50 years to understand what he means. Just flash back 13 years to June 2006 and read the New York Times’ revelations about the Swift bank procedures.
The Belgian-based Swift manages foreign currency transfers, and after 9/11, the CIA and Treasury conducted data searches to spot and ultimately stop terrorist financing. The Times’ story conceded that this program was successful in obstructing terrorist activity and it identified no abuses.
The media’s interests always seem to go in the same direction. Prop up the Democrats and tear down the Republicans.
That’s why media outlets dutifully report anything negative they can in situations like this.
From The Hill:
House Democrats officially introduce contempt resolution for Barr, McGahn
House Democrats have officially introduced a resolution to hold Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with congressional subpoenas.
The contempt resolution allows House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) to go to court to seek civil enforcement of the subpoena for Barr to turn over special counsel Robert Mueller’s unredacted report and underlying evidence, as well as for McGahn to provide documents and public testimony.
The resolution also gives any committee chair the rare power to go to federal court to seek civil enforcement of subpoenas, both current and future orders, so long as they are granted approval by the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group.
This won’t matter in the long run.
People can what the Democrats are really trying to do.