The Mainstream media can’t help itself, and it doesn’t want to help itself. It wants to help the #resistance. So … the media now promotes the Sessions lie.
President Trump’s startling performance on Tuesday night shook the resistance, its #altleft foot-soldiers, and the media on whom they rely. Indeed, Mr. Trump’s strong speech even surprised conservative critics like me. After the deft performance of Trump came a brutal PR scandal for the Democrats.
Democrats refused to clap for their country, and cameras caught them sitting on their hands during the remarkable outpouring for Navy Seal widow Carryn Owens. As the resistance seemed to crumble, along came some #fakenews on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The timing is intentional, which is why the media promotes the Sessions lie.
The Sessions lie is a prime example why Americans don’t trust the mainstream media or the politicians for whom they carry water.
What is the Sessions lie? To be clear, it is not a lie by Jeff Sessions, it is a lie about Jeff Sessions. It’s transparently phony, yet designed to play on political fear and suspicion about another false narrative of the media and the resistance.
The Russians are coming!
The media’s Sessions lie, like most propaganda, relies on innuendo and distrust. It is disconnect from any facts. What horrible crime has the Attorney General committed that is running on every morning show, radio show, and cable-news network? What lie did he utter to produce the trending hashtag #Sessionslied?
During his Senate confirmation hearing, the sitting Senator and AG nominee was asked if he saw any evidence of contacts between Russian officials and the Trump campaign during the 2016 Presidential campaign. Sessions said he had not. He further stated that while he was sometimes considered a surrogate, he did not have any contacts with the Russians at that time. The question itself was part of a post-election political narrative to delegitimize the President and to feed the false narrative of a “hacked election.”
Senator Sessions did, in fact, meet with the Russian Ambassador. He met in his Senate office as he did nearly a dozen other ambassadors. That’s what powerful, high ranking, members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee do. Of course, Senator Sessions wasn’t “lying” about his meetings. His crime appears to be that he failed to volunteer the obvious … which was he didn’t meet any Russians as a surrogate of the Trump campaign.
This is news? This is a scandal?
In fact, for people with IQ’s around the temperature of a perfectly air-conditioned room, they understand this smear. They get that the Senate didn’t even ask Sessions if he had such contacts as a surrogate. Senator Franken asked him if he had seen evidence of such contacts by others. He had not. Indeed, there is no evidence … ZERO … of coordination between the Russians and the Trump campaign.
His great crime appears to be that while answering that question about others, he volunteered that he, as a surrogate, likewise had no such contacts for the purpose of political coordination. It probably seemed obvious to the multi-term Senator that a fellow Senator was not asking him about his official duties in the Senate.
This type of phony, outright, political lie and fabrication by the left, and the media’s willingness to promote the Sessions lie, shows how poisoned our political and media culture have become.
The radical left needed to get out from under the video evidence of its disrespect of a navy Seal widow. So it created fakenews and political hysteria. That is what the media does.
Last week, the media tried to smear President Trump with a Seal’s death. His wife’s appearance at the Joint Address destroyed that false, media narrative. In return, the media is firing back to change the subject again. It’s all a part of the War on Trump.
Americans know what is going on. They see the media creating and promoting the Sessions lie. They are not fooled.
Author: Richard Kelsey
Richard Kelsey is the Editor-in-Chief of Committed Conservative.
He is an Attorney, a former Assistant Law School Dean, Law Professor, and Virginia state court law clerk. Dean Kelsey was also the CEO of a technology company specializing in combating cyber-fraud. He is a regular commentator on legal and political issues in print, radio and on TV.
Rich graduated from George Mason law school, clerked for the Arlington Circuit Court, and later joined an AM LAW top 10 law firm practicing commercial litigation. He left the firm to be counsel and CEO to a consulting firm, rising to CEO of Turiss, LLC, a technology firm specializing in computer forensics, digital investigations, and fighting cyber-fraud through civil intel services and new technologies. Upon the sale of the company, Kelsey returned to Mason Law, where in the years before his return, he both taught at the school and served as President of the Law Alumni Association. Kelsey was the Assistant Dean for Management and Planning.
At Mason, Dean Kelsey taught legal writing and analysis and an advanced litigation seminar. In 2014 he was elected by the graduating class as the faculty speaker at their graduation. While serving the former George Mason Law, Kelsey conceived of, planned, and brought to fruition Mason’s Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property, known as CPIP.
Rich has appeared on radio, TV, and in print hundreds of times as both a legal expert and political and legal commentator. He provided the legal analysis for all stages of the Bob McDonnell trial and appeal for numerous outlets including NPR and WMAL. He writes on occasion for the American Spectator and CNSNews.com. He returned to private practice in September of 2016, and he is working on a book/expose on legal education.
In his free time, Rich is part of the baseball mafia of Northern Virginia, serving on numerous boards and as a little league and travel baseball coach.
Rich has many opinions, and they are his own. His Twitter handle is @richkelsey.