01:16 GMT14 June 2021
Listen Live
    Cartoons

    MSM’s Mueller Mania

    Cartoons
    Get short URL
    0 100
    Subscribe

    Though the report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election remains unreleased, major news outlets continue to fill their news hours with hearsay and anonymous “tips” concerning its debut.

    MSM’s Mueller Mania

    Exactly a month after CNN, the New York Times and other popular outlets reported Mueller's findings would be revealed in a week, the American public is still being baited with vague, misleading headlines backed by no known timetable.

    US Attorney General Bill Barr, who will receive the full confidential report from Mueller, has made it clear that he has not received the special counsel's conclusion. Furthermore, the AG is not required to release the report in full — or at all — to the public.

    US President Donald Trump told reporters Friday that he has "no idea" what stage the investigation has reached, but he doubled down on his innocence earlier in the week by saying he would not mind if the public viewed the report.

    In response to reporting on the investigation, a Friday article published in the Columbia Journalism Review suggests journalists should consider placing more focus on "recording the present than on anticipating possible futures."

    Related:

    Trump Again Supports Idea of Making Mueller’s Russia Probe Report Public
    Bipartisan Battle: Top 5 Bombs Dropped Ahead of Mueller Report Release
    Mueller Asks to Delay Gates' Sentence as He's Cooperating in Russia Probe
    'Play Along With the Game': Trump Backs Call to Make Mueller Report Public
    Intelligence Community Veterans Blast Mueller's 'Forensic-Free Findings'
    Tags:
    mainstream media, special counsel, Mueller Investigation, NYtimes, CNN, Mueller, Bill Barr, Donald Trump, Washington DC, US
    Community standardsDiscussion

    More cartoons

    • Soaring Biden
      Last update: 22:45 GMT 10.06.2021
      22:45 GMT 10.06.2021

      Soaring Biden

      Under the Trump administration, global approval of the US fell to one of its more historic lows largely due to former US President Donald Trump’s brash decisions and blunt commentary. However, under the new commander-in-chief, there appears to be a shift on the world stage.

    • Opposite Day
      Last update: 22:47 GMT 07.06.2021
      22:47 GMT 07.06.2021

      Opposite Day

      Since parting with the White House, former US President Donald Trump has mostly stayed away from the spotlight, opting instead to release a variety of releases to the public through his post-presidency office. However, over the weekend, the former commander-in-chief made one of his first public appearances.

    • So Long, Farewell
      Last update: 00:30 GMT 04.06.2021
      00:30 GMT 04.06.2021

      So Long, Farewell

      In a bid to circumvent his restricted access to various social media networks, former US President Donald Trump launched his own communication platform meant to serve as a place to “speak freely and safely.” The platform had been dubbed, “From the Desk of Donald J. Trump.”

    • Condi Praises Trump
      Last update: 20:48 GMT 02.06.2021
      20:48 GMT 02.06.2021

      Condi's Two Cents

      Condoleezza Rice notably served as Secretary of State during former US President George Bush's second term in office. Prior to her 2005 appointment, Rice served as US National Security Advisor and notoriously made the false claim that Iraq and Saddam Hussein may be close to producing a nuclear weapon.