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Just for a moment, imagine that the Time cover features a different face: not that of the handsome young Donald Trump Jr., but the old one of Bill Clinton, whose every depravity has left him with a withered mask.
The headlines on my imaginary Clinton cover are the same: "Red Handed. The Russia Scandal Hits Home." My highlighted prompts -- the white-bolded words -- are quite different.
Instead of "Hillary info," "I love it," and "obviously very high level," my cover highlights include:
$500,000 speech .... Uranium One ... $148 million ... Clinton Foundation ... Rosatom chairman to Putin: “Few could have imagined in the past that we would own 20 percent of U.S. reserves.”
My highlighted prompts, of course, stand for a dense chain of complex evidence that quickly branches into a maze of what might well be called "treasonous" activities: "Russian reset" ... Skolkovo ... FBI and Army warnings ... hypersonic missile technology transfer ... more millions to the Clinton Foundation. Bonus: Opposition to the Magnitsky Act
Joule ... Joule board directors John Podesta and two Russian oligarchs ... 100 million rubles from Putin ... 75,000 shares to Podesta … and, whaddya know, the Podesta Group lobbies for Uranium One, while Renaissance Capital, which paid Bill Clinton that half a mill for a speech, touts Uranium One stock.
My prompts require thousands and thousands of words to fill in the ellipses -- fact-gathering, once known as reporting, that Time magazine and almost none of its comrades do since it gets in the way of their desparate political hackery.
The Time magazine Trump Jr. cover prompts, however, are very different because there is to date scant more to the entire "red handed scandal hitting home" story. Sure, there are details to be noted (and a whole nest of anti-Trump Russian operatives to explore that Time won’t want to), but these elliptical cover lines go no further than the Trump family smear they recklessly, maliciously create.
Call it evil; call it a triumph of deconstructionism; call it another clear sign that this war the media fight is really against the pursuit of the truth.