Limbaugh Outs Media on Trump-Cohen Story
We should note this isn't the first time ABC News chased a supposedly big Russiagate scoop only to have it explode in their face. Like that prime example of journalist malpractice, this story is awfully thin on facts.
Here's how El Rushbo explained how Bill Clinton's spin doctors turned "objective" ABC journalists are shaping the narrative:
As attorneys for Michael Cohen rushed to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April raid of Cohen’s offices and home, an anonymous source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News, slash, the Clinton war room, that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward.
(gasping) It must mean he’s gonna flip! It must mean he’s gonna turn on Trump! It must mean Trump’s done! That’s the rest of the story. “To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.”
Cohen, now with no lawyers, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, comma, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent — there’s not a single fact in this story! Everything about it is speculation. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and other lawyers hard. “Will likely,” “is believed to be.” This entire article simply piles one presumption upon another, and all of it’s based on a single, anonymous, possibly made-up source.
You know it could be something like this. It could be — and since they speculate, allow me. And I can probably do better speculation than they can because I’m more open-minded than they are at ABC News, slash, the Clinton war room. Suppose that Cohen — remember, his first contretemps led him to perhaps face testimony before a congressional committee. So perhaps his first set of lawyers were hired for a specific reason that they no longer make sense for, and so he’s in the process of switching lawyers.
This portrayal of events makes it seem like Cohen's predicament is so hopeless that it's inevitable he'll flip on Trump. Of course, that's pure speculative drivel – but to the mainstream media, it doesn't matter.