Newest product yet: Yesterday, John Brennan testified to the House Intelligence Committee.
In all honesty, he said virtually nothing that was new. Unless you read the front page of this morning's Washington Post, where Greg Miller, or his editor, were busily selling the car.
This was Miller's first paragraph. Warning! They're selling you the car!
MILLER (5/24/17): The CIA alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and associates of the Trump campaign last year, former agency director John Brennan testified on Tuesday, shedding new light on the origin of a criminal probe that now reaches into the White House.Did Brennan's testimony "shed new light on the origin of a criminal probe that now reaches into the White House?"
Not exactly, no. Everything Brennan said has been said several times before.
This isn't a criticism of what Brennan said. It's a comment on the process of selling the (daily) car.
Several hours later: Maddow offered a gong-show edit of something Brennan said. It tilted the tale in a way we like.
There was certainly nothing new there!