- BILL O'REILLY - BILL'S WEEKLY COLUMN - NOV 7, 2021 -
According to recent surveys, Americans don't trust the federal government nor do they have much faith in the press. Whether the topic is the 2020 presidential election, or the Covid vaccine, or spending billions of taxpayer dollars to stop global warming, suspicion reigns.
And that skepticism is well placed.
Back in 2016, when Donald Trump began succeeding in his quest to become the 45th President, a nasty scheme emerged to destroy him.
The media dubbed it "Russian Collusion" and, for years, ran wild with speculation that Russia was either helping or blackmailing Donald Trump. Perhaps both.
Here's how it worked. The FBI was fed phony accusations by "operatives" that led to the Bureau launching a formal investigation. Using unverified information which turned out to be fictional, secret federal warrants were obtained that allowed spying on the Trump campaign. Along with that, untrue information was leaked by "anonymous sources" to the leftist media led by the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, and NBC News.
The Times even won a Pulitzer Prize for covering the phony story. Not for exposing it as bogus, but for printing the falsehoods without attribution. One Times reporter, Maggie Haberman, reportedly wrote more than 100 stories critical of Trump using anonymous sources.
Let me repeat: the New York Times won the most prestigious journalism award in the world for essentially spreading false information.
The American taxpayer then picked up a $35 million dollar tab for a "special investigation" headed by Independent Counsel Robert Mueller.
The probe found there was no verifiable collusion with Russia. But it took two years for that to be determined. In the meantime, Donald Trump was savaged daily in the press.
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