Chris Riotta for the Independent wrote on Sunday the latest attempt at journalistic prophecy (which is just a bit less credible than reading tea leaves):
Riotta cites the scandalous timing of the anonymous op-ed piece in the New York Times as well as Bob Woodward’s latest book, Fear: Trump in the White House.
Three huge problems with this article:
First, Riotta hypothesizes liberally, using “if” on five various occasions. The mainstream media have been worshiping at the Alter of If since Trump announced he was running for president, and he’s still there.
Also, Riotta’s most authoritative source is Andrew Hall. While he worked as counsel for President Nixon’s senior advisor for domestic affairs, John D. Ehrlichman, in 1975, he has spent no time whatsoever inside of the White House under this president. And it is understandable for a person’s politics to change over the course of 43 years. That doesn’t mean Hall is correct. It just means he dislikes Trump.
Lastly, the secondary sources aren’t as credible as Riotta would like. Just yesterday, both former NEC Director Gary Cohn and White House staff secretary Rob Porter pushed back against Woodward’s aspersions, as pointed out in yesterday’s Daily Caller article.
So what? Add it up and what do you get?
Another nothingburger that communicates to the world the extent to which Trump Derangement Syndrome is alive and well.
Great job, “Independent.” You should be ashamed of yourself.