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oh and welcome to cross talk we're all things considered i'm peter lavelle the great tragic comedy known as russia gate is slowly becoming part of history the resistance continues to resist but clearly the president has the wind at its back now is a time for a great awakening what are the lessons to be learned and can the liberal media recover from this fiasco. talking rush again i'm joined by my guest ben swann in atlanta he's an investigative journalist and founder of the truth and media project in new york we have rob he is a newsmax columnist and contributor and in chattanooga we cross the anthony bryan logan he is a conservative political commentator right gentlemen crosstalk rules in effect means you can jump in anytime you want and i always appreciate it rob you're
a democrat in good standing and you're a guest on this program in good standing my first question to you is extremely simple is why. has anybody learned anything through this fiasco and i'm kind of looking at your end of the political sparking to generals they play the harlem globetrotters every game and they've never won. sixty years or however long trots of existed because i'm always on conservative programs are i'm already a broken man but. i've been hearkening since the start of two o.j. simpson and i believe he was found innocent in a court of law that doesn't necessarily mean that he was an is i don't know if that answered the question that's probably the one of the best dodges in the history of this program and that's about ten years running now here basically the same question to you ben in atlanta here because i i think it really begs that
there has to be some kind of learning process here because we certainly don't want to go through this again because institutions have been eroded trust in government and particular particularly the trust in the media go ahead ben yeah i think the media is the for me at least is the biggest issue as a journalist politicians are expected to be dishonest because they they're in this game of of win or lose right it by any means necessary but the media is not supposed to be a part of that game it's not supposed to be taking part in this sport of picking the side that you're going to be on and unfortunately this is turned into this particular case it's turned into maybe one of the worst examples in modern history of of media not just overstepping but working diligently and not as investigators not as journalists but as partisan hacks who have perpetrated a huge hoax that some of us have called a hoax for a very long time i disagree with the connotation of o.j. simpson and tying it to o.j. simpson o.j.
simpson was found not guilty by a jury during the trial period in this case a charge wasn't even brought you couldn't even get to that to that extent so to compare those to what i've seen that comparison the media quite a bit lately. i don't think it's a fair comparison at all yeah but i don't even know what the crime was that's even worse than making leads in the o.j. case there was some dead bodies ok let's go to the heart and let's go to anthony now what do you know what is b.c. and c.n.n. going to do now because for the last two and a half years they've trained their audience to accept bombshell bombshell closing in the has done i mean over and over and over again i mean for me it was just. comedy and it's worse than a even late night t.v. program is now a comedy programs aren't funny here so anthony doesn't the media have to say we got it wrong because we heard this in two thousand and three we got the invasion of iraq wrong and they said never again it'll never happen again well it's happened
again in spades go ahead anthony well the media should apologize and say hey we're sorry we knew it pays two and a half years we've been saying that the ration is were involved in trump was involved with duration isn't there was collusion there was corruption they should apologize and they should move on to something else i'm not really sure what you're going to do talk about cooking recipes video games for as they pursue grades i'm not really sure but they can't go down his role although they're trying to manage n.s.a. people like alexander ovechkin from when the hockey team is in the white house is somehow a bad thing because he is a russian now they're devolved into a straight as you know phobia because their whole programs have been built on russia this russia they what did they do now i'm not really sure but it doesn't look too good right now. i mean they and this should really watch the initial reactions on you know particularly rachel maddow right now would you what is it fair to do to characterize it as denial rob. yes look i've i've never been
a fan of a rachel show and. i've always wondered if she ever considered the fact that she's never not only is she never going to convert a republican to a democrat she's going to drive democrats away from the party because arrogance and condescension they just are are not good. good attributes to have but for me i've i've always gone to the one question i have for her for everybody which is if your child behave like donald trump would you tolerate it and i don't see how anybody could say yes i'd love my son to go to school and bully everybody and to be an abduction is jerk and i never said that the drug colluded i've always looked at it as more like incompetence i had dinner with chris christie a couple of weeks ago when he was talking about the lack of organization and the incompetence of the trumpet ministration and i think that that would be my take on
it do they run an effective competent white house absolutely not is there an agenda you know that is probably the wrong thing wrong or should only not rob my friend here but you that that's a perfect example of a pivot you do don't really want to answer the question here ok is it is trump is trouble it's trump the food dish does he say stupid things is he is he the opposite of eloquence yeah you could say yes to all of those things ok but going to pan right now but he. was really different but he wasn't a russian asset ok that's what this was all about i get it this is beautifully different a lot of people love and hate donald trump but that's not the point of what this was all about and if we don't get it for good and if we don't confronted by it it will come to what i have never i haven't been accusing him of being a russian asset ok ok but i'm saying because of the what but we were mentioning it let's have we will get a. liberal media go ahead yes right out go go ahead ben jump in but go it goes all
the way back even before matt let's go all the way back to where this started twenty sixteen and buzz feed release that dossier from christopher steele which never should have been released in the media c.n.n. did extensive reporting on it and it was out of that unsubstantiated piece of political hackery that a lot of these these claims came from remember back in two thousand and sixteen multiple media organizations reported that donald trump was a russian's buy that he was a russian asset and that he was was working at the behest of lattimer putin and from that all of this has spawned and kind of roll downhill and the problem is is that for more than two years so much of the media has gone on the air and reported what unnamed sources were telling them what millet it was military sources were telling them what cia sources were telling them and they have humiliated themselves in the process jeff zucker the head of c.n.n.
just said two days ago not only is he not ashamed of the coverage but he used these words he said we are not investigators so how are you kidding me are you saying they said no but that's a journalist is to investigate does not have the courage it they are going to judge not going to know his understanding of journalism is the op ed page that because that's the whole station there let me go to you know me to go to anthony bennett and then just said that the you know the the the dossier i should have never been published by buzz feed but jim comi allotted to be used in front of a five out of court i mean this is this is the second shoe that has to drop here if we're going to get past all of this because i'm very angry about all of this it should have never played out this way and it's the media's fault that it did because they could have said well if it was good enough for advice of course but it's not good enough to be published by that ridiculous website buzz feed there's
something wrong here anthony they never said that anthony. also the thing about my mayor earlier talking about incompetence in the white house under trump right now there was a lot of incompetence in the white house before and also in the government in general are you talking about the f.b.i. i mean why would you publish a thing like that dicey which was so obviously false it was clearly false you talk on a boat aren't seeing girls didn't night peeing in the bed i mean come on ridiculous both and then you go into the trump tower for weight and what do you actually get as a result of that nothing that much at all the media of course they going to play into it because they're trying to make money they're trying to have these crazy headlines salacious and linus to generate revenue a lot of what c.n.n. does he do simply because it makes them money don't really care about really and basically gaining and finding out is truth they're trying to raise capital trying to get their profile increase the people that are own pride down limits and they don't really care about the reality they care about pushing the narrative and
making a case for the boss jeff zucker and you know rob we you know it least of the first few days after the release of the report we see a lot of these programs on c.n.n. an end is going down in ratings i mean like a half a million eyeballs ok i mean are they going to recalibrate because they really if it is all about money then i guess they're just going to continue down that rabbit hole but if they want to do that they really risk their viewership don't think. to really give you a month in my column on my newsmax column is called centrist sentiments and so i take a pretty realistic view of all this and i think there was so much outrage by especially extreme liberals at how much they hated and despised loathed donald trump that this has snowballed into something so huge i mean to accuse him of being a russian asset and thinking that he was sitting there rubbing his hands together with vladimir putin without any proof is fairly outrageous one of the things i've
done and i've done investigative journalism over the years is i've spoken to contacts and sources i've had in the cia and the pentagon and this is because over the course of all of this the last two years and i never got anything definitive from them about trump which is what i always concerned me about you know there really intense talk from the mad ows and the right cue the jaws music like you know that he's a he's about to be eaten by the shark and i think that they're all embarrassed now that we don't have i don't like to read their whole netiquette rob rob rob hold that thought we're going to go to a short break and after that short break we'll continue our discussion on russia can stay with. this manufactured sentenced to the public will. when the ruling
classes protect themselves. with the final merry go round if so be the one percent say. to me believe. nice guys are financial survival guide liquid assets that you can. that's quite easily. to keep in mind though as a tremendous place. for. me then my mom on the run up to one whom you know better than to because of.
ok let me go back to ben in atlanta i suppose the litmus test for how liberal media is going to move forward visa v. opposed to russia gate is that we know that lindsey graham is go at the senate is going to be leading an investigation into what happened in the d.o.j. in the f.b.i. the litmus test is the following will c.n.n. and i said. cover that critically with an open eye an open mind go ahead ben i don't think they will and i think they were right yet they won't because because again remember that everything they have built for the last two years plus has been based on this narrative you mentioned before we went to break this idea that about half a million viewers didn't tune in the next night to rachel maddow who had previously washing the night before because they were in such a disappointment so here's what really happened though and this is what's truly sad about this situation it's been happening the media for years is that we are in this
this vacuum of being validated in the belief that we hold i believe that trump is a spy therefore i watch rachel maddow because she tells me trump is a spy therefore i can tell my friends i saw on t.v. that trump is a spy right and so it's this cycle that we go through with viewers and unfortunately what's happened now is those viewers are at a loss for where to go because they can't get validated so now you only have to double down if you're rachel maddow chris matthews if you're don lemon do you have the double down and now you have to say well maybe mohler was in on it maybe he's part of what's going on maybe this whole thing was a trick and it was a setup from trump from the very beginning it's controlled opposition that's now the claim that we're moving toward in the frankly how do we get away from this to say can we go back to actually covering the news of what actually is happening because peter as you know there's plenty to talk about that is actually taking place well let me go to anthony there's plenty of things that i would criticize donald trump for i could feel that you know i could fill a lot of programs with my gripes with the president of the united states but
anthony this is a point of principle i'm sorry to sound like a boy scout here but you have the deal in the f.b.i. wings influencing a political campaign the opposite the party of it's in opposition of police at the time i mean that should really put everybody's hair on fire because it doesn't the liberal media what they do is well i can't name the source i've been covering covering for these people covering for unmasking covering for leaking ok this is unconscionable for going to have a government that people believe in go ahead anthony. well see if people gay and died in a media like such as maybe you james komi a disappoint maybe to a lesser extent maybe some other liberal people in there maybe even hillary clinton if they were to be implicated in any kind of wrongdoing to media would not cover it with as much bigger as they do the accusations against donald trump they can't do it because like been say they've built their whole program going over the past couple of years on this whole russian narrative orangemen bad there's been
a whole things that i can't go back on with a now that's going to kill the remaining audience rachel maddow a lot about what half a million viewers overnight because of the findings that in the report so if she decides to now shift gears totally in cover those day people who support her like she's going to do is to lose a whole program together the program be off the air she won't be to make any money the people they're running the show the advertisers executives they're going to be upset so they can switch course now they get to stay on it talking about alexander ovechkin talking about anything they can to keep their narrative of live you know remember to i can i just say the generator has a lot of got a lot of money to be made yes not just in media but there's a lot of money to be made by think tanks and by these neo con groups who have delighted in the idea of the rigorously and so you know you get groups like hamilton sixty eight and all these nonprofits that a popped up that have received tens of millions of dollars in donations and it is
it is in their financial and business interest to keep this thing alive they have to find a way to keep it going think they're going to give up all to the big worry here rob there is there is talk that the attorney general william barr that people have mentioned in his orbit it's been mentioned that there may be a reopening of the investigation into hillary clinton. but what that would do is that would look like revenge i think she should see her day in court but what we're going to get now is we're going to get this revenge wars ok and and that doesn't move our political process forward i think it moves is backwards because i would actually like and you're a liberal person you and i have very civil conversations all the time and i want to get back to that kind of environment here but we won't get there because there are people that will go out and you know there's some certainly some people over at fox i think we all know who they are would love this happening and i do not sure that
would be healthy for the country all right because it's one which follows another and then what happens after the next in the next election cycle interest will perpetuate itself and then we get to the point where the country is so divided that so when he doesn't you don't like is automatically your enemy you can't keep a country together like that go ahead rob. well you know one of the great ironies right now and this is one reason i'm really happy to be approaching i'm still reading about it. we we have such an inertia in government right now it's kind of ironic that neither side really talks about policy pages yeah yeah yeah the jester yeah we dress are you ripping through congress we should be talking about how about infrastructure how about health care i mean trump saying that the republicans are the party of health care is like a o z's say the democrats are the party of guns and to attack a o c she's a progressive then why does she not want to see progress and why don't you boot
amazon out of new york city my god the idiocy that goes on i mean liberal and progressive means you want to see change and you're open to change some of the real extreme liberals are the most intractable crazy people i've ever encountered. and furthermore if you look at history the pentagon papers i think were released in one thousand nine hundred seventy one you know we were in viet nam for another three years so there is a process to all of this so that sort of be predicting trumps demise was a level of arrogance and hubris and ultimately stupidity because that's just never happened in the past i mean nixon was wholeheartedly guilty and he didn't just you know get thrown out the window as soon as we we had an inkling of what was going on just testified against him and he was a little wrong here later but rob watergate had a pissed him and you know and but unlike rob unlike watergate the cia and the
f.b.i. essential he told the white house we're not going to get involved in this we're not going to do your dirty work but now we did under obama that they quite willingly did the dirty work of the democratic party and the liberal media and this is what's terrifying here because if it is allowed to happen if there's no cows cleaning it will happen again ban in atlanta well that's absolutely true and keep in mind you know all the all the crazy conspiracy theorists out there right who had warned about the deep state for dead. it's we're all proven correct that there absolutely was a deep state in that work to subvert this president that that worked to move and not just in the u.s. by the way remember the dossier i know keeps on mother's dossier but it is the root of all of this incident again in the u.k. there was a whole process in the u.k. where it was created there kristopher still in the u.k. it was passed from u.k. services over to the united states and not even through proper channels and went directly to john brennan who was not supposed to see it in the first place who then
passed it to john mccain who didn't shared with the f.b.i. i mean this is nonsense how this whole this whole thing played out but the other thing i think is important to remember as we to as we talk about this issue is that the media has put itself in a position right now where they have advocated for this for so long in part i believe because they are so insulated in new york and l.a. and washington in their own little echo chambers and they don't think the rest of the country thinks the way that they think and so they had such a betrayal and hatred for president trump when he got elected they could not number one understand how a buffoon and a fool and a liar could get elected in the first place because he did not fit what they thought well could get there be whole show that he should have won because their poll said that he wouldn't win and so they could not understand this concept and so they've also believed that the rest of the country thinks like they do and was willing to remove him from office without any proof of our evidence of anything one last thing hillary clinton will not they're not going to go back and investigate
her for her email scandal and the reason they're not overusing misusing servers is because if you do then the president's son in law jared bush there who right now is using private e-mail and what's app to conduct official business would also get implicated because it's something that they did in the obama administration and they're still doing it so a lot of this dead the havior even though you know again in the partisan field of which team are you on we want to say oh yeah i will go get those guys or what they did it's not going to happen because it's bad behavior runs red. and to both parties yeah anthony you know washington is it to corruption is fish is to water unfortunately here but you know we have to find a way again i want to we want to stress we have to find a way to start talking to each other again and i don't know because we're running out of time here when will be the time for trump to pardon some of these individuals and i'm thinking of like papadopoulos i'm thinking of mike flynn. maybe
clemency for man a ford go ahead anthony papadopoulos you could do they as soon is now really because he's not in jail anymore you only do fourteen days in prison but as far as anybody else day maybe and you probably i do need to say concerned because they do point when everybody does all the mayors pardoning is like obama and they can pretty much do whatever because there's no need to get reelected and these people honestly are just victims of this whole which i and everybody pretty much knows it does point and as we get further along the line in their current sermon is a concern we'll see exactly how much they were just victims of the whole thing so he can party and be pretty morris party and anybody maybe even michael cohen him so well got kind of this no no i wouldn't go that far. and i'm going to give rob the last thirty seconds go ahead rob well i don't know how we could call paul not afford a victim he's pleaded guilty so has michael calling in there but let me let me
finish please we've got to see a release of the low report because you're trying to pardons anybody there's going to be outrage that's that's fair that's fair all right gentlemen going to jump in here we've run out of time many thanks to my guess in new york atlanta and in chattanooga and thanks to our viewers for watching us here darkie see you next time and remember. tense situation in venezuela is still all over the news the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented but that socialism has been only implemented for inside venezuela things are different we're going to announce sanctions against patrol venezuela so if you. have
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