Yesterday we saw an example of what is wrong with today’s journalism. A story appeared on the internet that President Trump ordered Michael Cohen to lie when testifying before Congress. The news media was in a feeding frenzy. Despite not having any corroboration, the three networks spent nearly half an hour in total on it. CNN used a form of the word impeach 82 times. Not to be outdone, MSNBC used it 97 times. By 8:00 PM their fun was over when a spokesperson from the Mueller investigation said it was untrue.
Someone should have taken a couple of minutes to think this through. Let’s suppose the story is true. President Trump would have made sure that there were no witnesses or documentation. The idea that Congress would impeach, let alone convict, a president solely on the word of a convicted felon and notorious liar is ridiculous.
Now that they have had their fun and are moving on to other stories. They fail to realize that they hurt themselves, not Trump. They just gave him some fake news that he can use against them.