The smell of panic at Media Matters is palpable.
Here’s the frantic headline leading the MM website:
Fox News is practically begging Trump to fire Mueller
The story begins:
“Fox News’ prime-time block of programming these days is extremely dark. The network’s evening hosts have been in a highly agitated state, filling the airwaves with grave warnings about totalitarianism, covert subversion by anti-democratic forces, and midnight raids on the quiet homes of unsuspecting citizens. This churning miasma of corruption and menace is sourced to a single nefarious person whose scheming — if left unchecked — could undermine civil society and pose a threat to the very fabric of American democracy itself.
That person is special counsel Robert Mueller.”
The reality is that the only thing becoming “completely unhinged” is Media Matters itself. With reason.
A reading of this panicked jewel reveals one very revealing – make that telling – fact. It reminds of the 1892 Sherlock Holmes classic Silver Blaze,a mystery revolving around the murder of a famous horse trainer. The following dialogue is between Holmes and Scotland Yard’s Detective Gregory.
Gregory: “Is there any other point to which you would wish to draw my attention?”
Holmes: “To the curious incident of the dog in the night-time.”
Gregory: “The dog did nothing in the night-time.”
Holmes: “That was the curious incident.”
And what is the curious incident that tips a reader to the panic at Media Matters? Call it She Whose Name Must Not Be Mentioned, to borrow from a modern British classic.
That’s right, in this long front page banner headlined article that frames a picture of Fox’s Sean Hannity there is not a single mention – not one – of the name “Hillary Clinton.” Why?
It doesn’t take rocket science to realize that what terrifies Media Matters is that in fact Fox investigators are zeroing in on all the monkey business in the government that was used to protect Hillary. First there’s the case of FBI agent Peter Strzok – who was texting his FBI mistress anti-Trump messages while changing the wording of the FBI report that would have meant certain indictment for Hillary. Then there’s the case of Bruce Ohr that was exclusively revealed by Fox’s James Rosen.
Until Wednesday morning, Bruce G. Ohr held two titles at DOJ: associate deputy attorney general, a post that placed him four doors down from his boss, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein; and director of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a program described by the department as ‘the centerpiece of the attorney general’s drug strategy.’
Ohr will retain his OCDETF title but has been stripped of his higher post and ousted from his office on the fourth floor of ‘Main Justice.’”
Which is to say the bureaucrats inside the Justice Department who were trying to protect Hillary Clinton from herself are now being revealed. And investigators – at Fox and inside the various congressional investigations of Clinton – are slowly but inexorably closing in on the woman who so obsesses her Media Matters acolytes.
As Sherlock Holmes famously observed, sometimes what is not said or done is a serious clue. And over at Media Matters, all that frothing and writhing about Fox or Hannity or this or that Fox personality investigating or commenting on the unraveling of the Deep State pro-Hillary cabal – in an article that curiously, some how, some way never gets around to mentioning those two sacred words “Hillary Clinton”?
In what is supposed to be some sort of whistling-past-the-graveyard humorous aside, the Media Matters writer says of the Fox and Hannity investigations: “Pardon me while I get a change of pants.”
The question? Does Media Matters have enough pants to go around as the law closes in on Hillary?