Glen Greenwald, writing on substack.com, succinctly addresses the media’s irrational mantra that former President Trump was a Russian agent, despite a much tougher approach than his predecessor, Obama. And now the Biden Administration, in its unstopped assault on all things Trump, has yet again weakened America by permitting Putin to complete an underwater natural gas pipeline, Nord Stream 2, to Germany. And this comes just weeks after Russians hacked-for-ransom ($4.4 million) a US gas pipeline causing gas shortages and price spikes along the east coast.
Objectively speaking, the Biden administration is shaping up to be the most pro-Russia administration of the modern era.
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
Glen Greenwald, May 19, 2021
Biden, Reversing Trump, Permits a Key Putin Goal: a New Russian Natural Gas Pipeline to Germany
That Trump was controlled by Putin and served his agenda was the opposite of reality. First Obama, and now Biden, have accommodated Moscow far more.
That the Kremlin had taken over American political institutions through its blackmail control of former President Donald Trump was a media conspiracy theory as pervasive as it was deranged. This once-exciting script was excavated from the CIA’s Cold War basement, dusted off by their operatives, and then kicked off by the intelligence community’s purposeful dissemination of the now-debunked Steele Dossier. And once this fairy tale was launched, there were seemingly no limits on the depths to which media figures would sink to promote it.
Journalists published best-selling books and column after column hyping this melodrama of international intrigue. In what was just one of many low points, MSNBC’s host Chris Hayes earnestly interviewed New York Magazine’s Jonathan Chait about the latter’s 2018 cover story speculating that Trump may have been groomed as a Russian intelligence asset since 1987. “Unlikely but possible” declared the on-screen cable graphic as Hayes spoke, summarizing the media’s Trump-era renunciation of all standards of rationality and evidence for disseminating unhinged conspiracies to their audience, at great profit for themselves but great harm to everything and everyone else.