There are two ‘medias’. There are the clickbait ranters out front and the smarter folks in the back who address a more literate audience. For the longest time they were on the same page when it came to Trump. Both hailed the Mueller investigation and the associated investigations. But, with the Bragg indictment, there’s a break.
I chronicled a few of those yesterday with Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern and Vox’s Ian Milhiser, the legal people for two of the big names in lefty digital media, washing their hands of the indictment.
The Trump Indictment Is Not the Slam-Dunk Case Democrats Wanted – Mark Joseph Stern/Slate
The dubious legal theory at the heart of the Trump indictment, explained: Ian Millhiser/Vox
There are now even stronger voices in the lefty legacy media backing far away from it.
The Trump indictment is a dangerous leap on the highest of wires – Ruth Marcus/Washington Post
The Trump Indictment Is a Legal Embarrassment – Jed Handelsman Shugerman/New York Times
Both of these are the sorts of media folks you might expect to be using strong language in attacking Trump, not in attacking a case against him.
Much like Communist propaganda, you can read as much into the boosters as they bashers. Here’s Jennifer Rubin, a woman who sold her soul to defend and project virtually any lefty power meme, playing defense.
Bragg doesn’t show all his cards in his case against Trump – Jennifer Rubin/Washington Post
The confidence here is overwhelming.
The media is moving away from this. It doesn’t want to invest in the Bragg case the way that it did in the Mueller investigation and it’s very loudly signaling not to hold it accountable.