Wednesday, February 15, 2017
At Breitbart, the right-wing outlet that until recently was run by White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and has served as a loyal defender of Trumpism, the narrative was set early with a piece by editor-at-large Joel Pollak questioning the role of U.S. intelligence agencies in the leaks that brought down Flynn. Pollak and other Trump defenders are arguing that the real story is the fact of the leaks themselves, and not what was leaked.
I knew this had to evolve into a conflict where each side represents merely a facet of evil, such that you'd have a hard time choosing one or the other. Sort of the SA versus the SS and the Night of the Long Knives, to violate Goodwin's Law and just get it over with. But you really have to hand it to the SS; they definitely had the cooler uniforms. I'm sort of semi- semi- sympathetic with Bannon et al., except for their position on trade and their baffling anti-Semitism. Which I guess about covers it.