Picking up a reference to a (Not-so-)BrightBarf header on Flynn's resignation at RCP, I was intrigued - while Pat Buchanan was telling those damn Negroes and Hippies to Behave, the Prez's virtual news rag of record was declaring Flynn's resignation was a bad sign - for everyone else.
How do they start this - oh, the sanctions on Russia were: " to substantiate the Democratic Party’s sore-loser conspiracy theory" - nothing to do with annexing Crimea, apparently.
Then, "there is no evidence (yet) that Flynn did anything but discuss sanctions in the most general terms" - oops, guess they didn't read last night's papers. (Maybe Steve Bannon can provide a phone transcript if you guys need - he is in the NSC chain of command, right?).
But Flynn was caught "because the Department of Justice had been eavesdropping on the conversation" - uh, he was a suspicious character making international calls to Russian leaders - those calls are monitored by NSA, not the DoJ. Info *might* be shared with others, however. [Perhaps they know not to intercept North Korean mobile calls on the Prez's unsecured phone, but I'd guess it's got more taps than a Hollywood jacuzzi.]
The BrightBarf Brayniacs continue with "The fact that the contents of Flynn’s phone conversation — highly sensitive intelligence — were leaked to the media suggests that someone with access to that information also has a political axe to grind." Sensitive, yes - intelligence, unlikely.
The Bozos finish with speculating that the IC might be keeping an eye on the Transition Team itself - like doh. The IC team isn't tasked with maintaining PC niceities - it's supposed to track threats to US security, and right now the biggest one isn't Al Qaeda or ISIS or North Korean nukes - it's the braying amateurs dining at Mar-a-Gogo and the once white-now tarnished new Trump Suite on Penn Ave.
But however ridiculous this all looks to me, it's important to remember that I'm not the audience for this jackassery - and we need to question whether they're keeping the dyke intact with this kind of nonsense.
As Politico noted this week, the white mid-American support of Trump seems to be holding. Those of us with an education and a sane outlook on life may have trouble believing, much less understanding that absurdity, but it's no more gonzo than the fact that the Orangutan was elected in the first place.
In alt-truth fashion, the problem isn't that Flynn was coordinating policy with the Russians even before Trump was elected (and defanging the efforts of the then Administration), it's that the Intelligence Community doesn't like Trump - a fine thing when the FBI was derailing Hillary's efforts, but no longer needed or in fashion.
So what does his paper of record import for the coming alternate factual world - salvation or collapse? And if it does fall, what kind of alternate reality will go into designing its replacement?
PS - while it seems amazing at this point to think that Breitbart was really named & started by a seemingly real but lunatic person named Andrew Breitbart, 2017 Alternate Reality tells us it and he really are a figment of Matt Groening's fervent imagination - both came from or at least play well on Fox, after all.