I’m sick of hearing about this. Yes, the Russians hacked into various election-related data stores. Yes, the revelations about Hillary’s and the Democrat Party’s corruption swayed some votes. Yes, that should be investigated and someone should do whatever is necessary to protect sensitive American data from Russian eyes.
However, if we were actually going to mount a criminal investigation into entities that exercise an illegitimate influence over American elections, then the American media would be quaking in their boots.
For decades, the American media have been fraudulently trying to tilt American elections to the Democrats. Their dishonesty amounts to millions of votes every election.
The American media, not the Russians, are the greatest threat to American democracy in the world. By very, very far.
We’ve said it in these pages many times: if the media were simply honest — not unbiased(1) — just honest, no Democrat would stand a chance to be elected to so much as town dogcatcher.
Don’t get me wrong, the Russians are a very, very serious threat. However, the nature of that menace is geo-political and military. The threat to democracy that the media represent is as a fifth-column(2) for the political left. Each threat should be addressed according to its nature.
(1) There’s no such thing as “unbiased media.” It’s an imaginary thing. Like a “unicorn.” The media have power. It wasn’t by accident that they obtained all their power. It was by design, and by dint of a lot of hard work. The only reason to have all that power is, of course, to wield it… needless to say, in support of some bias or other. The media, needless to say, use their laboriously-gained power… as much as they possibly can. This is neither surprising nor even worrisome. What is worrisome is the dishonesty of the media. What is our responsibility is to expose the biases of the media. We the people are the only possible check on the dishonesty of the media. Want a free country? Better exercise your responsibility. Now.
(2) Here’s a bit from the Wikipedia entry:
A fifth column is any group of people who undermine a larger group—such as a nation or a besieged city—from within, usually in favor of an enemy group or nation. The activities of a fifth column can be overt or clandestine.