The Durham Report revealed that the FBI had been using a “raw, unanalyzed, and uncorroborated intelligence” and had been applying a “different standard” when approaching the Trump campaign versus the Clinton campaign. It was clear that the FBI had been playing favorites and had been weaponized in favor of Team Clinton against Team Trump. Despite this, the establishment class dismissed the report as a “nothing burger” and the Left was furious at CNN’s Jake Tapper for being one of the few to admit what the Durham Report had concluded.
The Left will ignore the Durham Report for the same reason they ignored the Twitter Files https://t.co/zVUvViajmX via @Based Politics
— #NARNShow (@NARNShow) May 17, 2023
The Left now considers old school liberals who still defend free speech to be right-wing, and free speech itself has become a right-wing value. This is a dangerous shift in values that could have a devastating effect on democracy. It is clear that the Left is willing to reject liberalism and embrace authoritarianism in order to get what they want.
John Durham's report on the FBI's investigation into the Trump campaign’s work with Russia, which produced no startling revelations, is being viewed by some conservatives as lending credence to their conspiracy theories about the U.S. agency. https://t.co/4coBQV98Pb
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2023
BREAKING: After approximately a decade, the Durham report has finally dropped. Shame on Jake Tapper for reporting that it's "devastating to the FBI" and "does exonerate Donald Trump." This report is a nothing burger and nobody cares. RT IF YOU AGREE! pic.twitter.com/r0IoPW7RUt
— Occupy Democrat (@0ccupyDemocrat) May 15, 2023
CNN's new scandal:@jaketapper says the Durham Report is "devastating to the FBI"
It isn't. Not even close. No charges, just partisan "conclusions." And Tapper of the new non-journalistic Chris Licht CNN is propagandizing
Jake Tapper needs to resign pic.twitter.com/EcJo6qwfA3
— Keith Olbermann↙️ (@KeithOlbermann) May 15, 2023
Dems like @aoc and @SenSchumer want to CENSOR Fox News. @HannahDCox & I discuss.
Watch: https://t.co/PfWEEJBRxb pic.twitter.com/cxysieEYmQ
— Brad Polumbo 🇺🇸⚽️🏳️🌈 (@brad_polumbo) April 26, 2023
"You're both good liberals" — Dan Bishop on Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger. Lol. pic.twitter.com/6kYh36dYAp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 9, 2023
The Twitter Files revealed that the federal government had been working in tandem to censor and suppress speech and news, yet the Left rejected this as a right-wing fiction. The press has abandoned their role of adversarial journalism and has taken on the role of defending the state against those who continue to practice it.
It is difficult to appeal to people’s better natures when they no longer have them. Political divides have replaced sanity and common sense. It is befuddling and alarming to see how far some people are willing to go in order to get what they want.
It is important to remember that democracy relies on our ability to have open and honest conversations about issues. We must be able to express our views without fear of censorship or retribution. We must be able to trust our government institutions and not allow them to be weaponized for political gain. We must be able to rely on our press to provide us with accurate information. We must be able to trust that our leaders will act in our best interests.
If we are to protect our democracy, we must ensure that our values remain true and that we are not willing to abandon them in order to get what we want. We must ensure that our government institutions remain impartial and that our press remains unbiased. We must ensure that our leaders act with integrity and that our conversations remain open and honest.