If Americans Learned the Truth from Hacking, that’s “Terrific”

Dana Rohrabacher (Image: YouTube screen grab via MSNBC)

The words, or at least a shorthand version  of them, are those of Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from California. Interestingly, the words appear in the headline of an article that ran Friday at the CNN website, which reads: “GOP congressman on Russian hacking: ‘Terrific’ that voters got more truthful information.”

I say interestingly, because the sentiment gets short shrift in the article, which spends far more time attempting to debunk Rohrabacher’s claim that “the CIA and the FBI disagree as to who the hackers are” — to “whether they’re Russian.” The problem with trying to prove the congressman wrong is that the investigation is ongoing and the opinions of the various intelligence agencies on the source of the hacking remain fluid. Yes, as of Friday, there seemed to be consensus that it was the Russians, but four days earlier, the CIA and FBI were not on the same page.

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But even more important is author Chris Massie’s failure to react to the Rohrabacher quote in his own article’s title. He even provides a fuller version of it about two thirds of the way into the piece, but still makes no attempt at rebutting it.

It was truthful and in fact, whoever the hackers were, who could’ve been our hackers or Russian hackers or whoever, they were doing more investigative journalism into the corruption and arrogance of the liberal Democratic campaign for president than any of the national media, who were just hellbent to try to destroy Don [sic] Trump. That’s all they focused on.



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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy is the Editor of LibertyUnyielding. He has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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