In an indication of simply how upset the liberal media are about Friday’s launch of the Republican House Intelligence Committee memo, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer determined to turn into Jim Acosta by viciously interrupting and attacking Congressman Chris Stewart (Utah) and his fellow Republicans.
Among different issues in a marathon interview and afterward, Blitzer blasted Stewart and his colleagues for having solely “blown apart” the Intelligence Committee with this “political” “smear” doc in opposition to the FBI and surmised that Republicans are why Vladimir Putin has succeeded in dividing the nation. How despicable.
Blitzer was hostile from the beginning, berating Stewart for not releasing “the Democratic minority report” concurrently and falsely claiming that Republicans have tried to ban the report from seeing the sunshine of day. In actuality, that model was performed later than the Republican one and thus is additional behind within the course of. That didn’t appear to matter to Blitzer, in fact.
When Stewart known as out Blitzer for not discussing with him “the contents of this memo,” Blitzer fired again to dismiss the contents “[b]ecause the contents of the memo, Congressman, the contents of the memo are being seen as political.”
“This is seen by the American —at least a big chunk of the American public, Congressman, as being a politicized moment in American history which you could have avoided by simply releasing both memos at the same time which has always been the case,” he added.
After additional bickering, Blitzer took one among many low-cost photographs , portray Stewart and his colleagues as solely answerable for this chaos:
Congressman, I do know you are an honorable — honorable member of the House Intelligence Committee, and I am positive you have to be very upset that your committee has now been blown aside going again many, many a long time. I’ve by no means seen the House Intelligence Committee so partisan because it has turn into over these previous a number of months.
Former Republican Congressman Mike Rogers (Mich.) joined in, so Stewart lastly had sufficient and lashed out at CNN and buddies for insinuating that he’s “a traitor” and “care more about the President Trump than I do about my country.”
Blitzer and his CNN colleagues ghoulishly did nothing to refute these claims, as an alternative persevering with to mouth off at Stewart for not permitting to launch “what the Democratic side of the story is.”
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A couple of minutes after former Democratic Congresswoman Jane Harmon (Calif.) trashed Stewart and House Republicans for demoralizing covert intelligence officers, Blitzer vilified Republicans for being the rationale that Putin has succeeded in ripping America aside: “So, Putin has succeeded because that’s what’s happening right now. The whole nature of the support for the intelligence community, the law enforcement community, the fighting that’s going on here in Washington, he’s sitting back and he’s smiling, saying, guys, good work. We succeeded.”
Once Stewart was gone, Blitzer once more left any sense of objectivity on the door by trashing the memo as “a real smear on the FBI and the Justice Department, the smear in this memo that they would like to rebut,” however are barred from doing so.
Speaking to his panel close to the highest of two:00 p.m. Eastern hour, Blitzer let free: “This is exploding right now. This is precisely what, as I mentioned earlier, Putin and the Russians wanted to see happen. The disunity, the anger that’s going on, the blaming of the FBI, the blaming of the law enforcement community, intelligence community going after the foreign intelligence surveillance court. Even Chris Stewart, the Republican Congressman, he said Putin probably should give a medal to the guys who orchestrated this meddling in the U.S. presidential election.”
So, only a parting thought right here. Are we positive that Blitzer on Friday wasn’t truly Jim Acosta dressed up because the longtime CNN anchor?