This is not really a Christmas miracle. It is more like a Christmas hoax. The New York Times is no friend of the intelligence agencies of the United States. They are always first to lead with any information that can be damaging to them.
Until now, that is. Suddenly the Times is a great defender of the FBI. The Times points out the horrible political attacks by the Republicans and the awful President Trump. Trump is bad for morale at the agency. That never bothered them before. Maybe this is a miracle, after all.
As Written and Reported By Clay Morris for Newbusters:
How do you get the liberals at the New York Times to embrace America’s internal surveillance agencies? Get President Trump and Republicans to criticize them.
Saturday’s off-lead story by Adam Goldman and Maggie Haberman, “Hurdle Facing F.B.I. Chief? The President – Politics hard to Avoid as Trump Weighs In.” The Republicans in Congress are hurting morale at FBI, an agency the Times suddenly adores. The jump-page headline: “F.B.I. Director Wants To Move Agency Ahead, But Trump is in the Way.” The text box: “Constant criticisms have damaged morale at the bureau.”
That’s pretty bold, since it’s pretty much the paper’s raison d’etre to demoralize U.S. intelligence agencies by printing leaked classified documents, from the Pentagon Papers to the exposure of a legal terrorist-fighting banking surveillance program, SWIFT, to WikiLeaks.
Yet the Times was undaunted in blaming Republicans for somehow demoralizing the powerful federal law and security agency.
When President Trump tapped Christopher A. Wray to be his next F.B.I. director, it signaled a clear break from the tenure of James B. Comey, whom Mr. Trump had grown to distrust and eventually fired.
It seemed Mr. Trump would let his handpicked F.B.I. director do his work unimpeded, giving Mr. Wray some breathing room. “I know that he will again serve his country as a fierce guardian of the law and model of integrity,” the president said in June………
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