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Thursday, December 06, 2018

 
Bizarroworld dispatch

by digby



As distasteful as it is, I think it's important for people to know just how nuts Fox News is right now so they can understand why the Trump cult is so deluded. They only watch Fox and read Breitbart and their siloed Facebook pages. This is how they see what's going on with Trump:



Both Hannity and Gingrich were set off by the Michael Flynn sentencing memo that became public last night. Hannity repeatedly expressed how offended he is that Mueller is going after someone with Flynn’s record for a “process crime.”

Gingrich told him, “Mueller is not involved in a investigation. Mueller has a Trump destruction project. He brought on a team, all of them dedicated to destroying Trump. They have done everything they could to destroy Trump.”

He remarked that the Mueller investigation will be looked back on by historians as “one of the most extraordinary efforts to undo the will of the American people by an established bureaucracy and its establishment friends that we’ve seen in all of American history.”

After Hannity brought up a piece by The Hill’s John Solomon on an FBI email chain reportedly showing FISA abuse, Gingrich said, “You had the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation actively trying to destroy a presidential candidate. You have the former head of the FBI, Bob Mueller, actively trying to destroy the President of the United States. And I know it’s frustrating but the fact is, this is a clear cut drama. They hate him, they want to destroy him, it has nothing to do with the truth and nothing to do with the law.”

This is the man who oversaw the impeachment trial of President Clinton that was based upon him allegedly lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky in a civil deposition. It's doesn't get any more "process" than that.

I've taken a lot of grief for writing about Newt Gingrich over the years from lefties who felt I wasn't hard enough on Obama and other Democrats. (I was, by the way, but that's another story.) I have followed him because he's is the man who brought this particular brand of fascist politics into the mainstream of American politics and I watched his influence taking hold over the course of three decades. He is an extremely malevolent force in our society. Ignoring him doesn't make him go away.

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