USA Today has the opinion piece Mueller report: Collusion by the news media, not Donald Trump, but don’t expect apologies.
The irony, of course, is that while purporting to worry about Russian interference in American politics, by advancing this story the press was actually doing the work of President Vladimir Putin, sowing division and confusion through the American polity.
We might someday need a press we can trust. But I hope not, because we certainly don’t have one.
So what’s next? Well, there may not have been Russian collusion, but there certainly was collusion between FBI agents and journalists, with agents leaking information and journalists paying them off with “tickets to sporting events, golfing outings, drinks and meals, and admittance to nonpublic social events,” according to the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Justice.
At least one organ of the oligarchs’ new media is publishing a piece that might be an attempt to redeem its credibility. They have a lot of work to do to wipe out this blot on their reputation.