Diary of disturbing disinformation and dangerous delusions
“We apply the same laws to everyone. There is not one set of laws for . . . Democrats, another for Republicans.”
— US Attorney General Merrick Garland, Wednesday
We say: Really? So how does Garland explain why his Democratic boss, the president, and his family have gotten kid-glove treatment in DOJ probes?
How prosecutors took years to slap Hunter with a simple gun charge, let the statute of limitations run out on major charges against him and offered him “unprecedented” immunity for past crimes?
All while managing to file speedy charges against Donald Trump?
And after the Obama Justice Department protected Hillary Clinton on her classified document scandal?
Sorry, Mr. AG, there’s a reason only 17% of Americans have “a great deal of confidence” in the DOJ, per an AP/NORC Center poll, while 31% have “hardly any confidence” in it at all.
“This is the challenge that every journalist in America is facing . . . to be louder than the liars.”
— Ex-CNN host Brian Stelter, Saturday
We say: Uh, some journalists — like Stelter himself — are the liars.
Take a look at Stelter’s years-long promotion of the Russia hoax, or more recently, his claim that Republicans abandoned democracy, his denial that gas prices have spiked, his insistence the press treats Joe Biden worse than Donald Trump and his numerous other whoppers.
Stelter would simply prefer that those who disagree with him not be given as loud a voice. Beat that for arrogance.
“There are a lot of folks . . . trying to parlay and get a little influence and benefit in that respect. That’s hardly unique.”
— Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom, Monday
We say: Newsom was trying to downplay the Biden family business of selling influence and access, claiming “lots” of people do it.
Yet when it’s the president or vice president of the United States and his family raking in millions in exchange for official favors (or even perceived favors), and when the now-president’s Justice Department is working to cover it all up, it means our leaders aren’t working for the American people but for themselves — often at the public’s expense.
If Newsom doesn’t get that, beware if he ever runs for president.
We say: True, Trump lies incessantly.
But the media hardly let him get away with it; indeed, they’ve been totally obsessed with his falsehoods since Day 1, even claiming he lies when he actually doesn’t.
News outlets themselves also spent years spreading a conspiracy about Trump (the Russia hoax).
Yet Lt. Sulu thinks they go too easy on him? Time to beam him up, Scotty.
Compiled by The Post Editorial Board