How to play fast and loose: In our last post, we showed you how they reason at the New York Times.
Now, let's review the way our biggest stars reason on cable.
The unnamed star we have in mind loves to "hang 'em high." If you've been accused or suspected of something, that almost certainly makes you guilty inside this major star's mind.
She especially loves to hang Carter Page high. Last evening, she read this passage from the latest New York Times report:
APUZZO, GOLDMAN AND FANDOS (5/17/18): Crossfire Hurricane began with a focus on four campaign officials, but by mid fall 2016, the Carter Page inquiry had progressed the furthest. Agents had known Mr. Page for years. Russian spies had tried to recruit him in 2013. And when agents warned him about that, he was dismissive.We've highlighted only one word: "suspecting." With her usual lightning speed, our cable star made her usual move.
That warning even made its way back to Russian intelligence, leaving agents suspecting that Carter Page had reported their efforts to Moscow.
With lightning speed, she moved directly from "suspect[ed]" to "knew." She proceeded to several more of her favorite misleading and inaccurate claims which tilt the scale against Page, one of her favorite targets.
(He's just a little too weird for this star, who bought her first TV set by mistake when she got blackout drunk. No, really! True story!
This star has been doing this sort of thing for years. She simply loves to hang them high—and of course, to entertain us with her marvelous "cable news" jokes.
Marvelous jokes from this one segment: Crossfire Hurricane? "Come on! It's a great name for a squirt gun, but really?"
Also, Crossfire Hurricane? The New York Times was "breaking the news that FBI agents are a bunch of drama queens!"
People, she's going to be there all week—and she'll likely be hanging them high.