CNN’s Chris Cillizza goes all-in on the ‘Republicans pounce’ angle on Strzok text

As Twitchy predicted, plenty of media outlets were going with the standard “Republicans pounce” angle after some damning information came out of the DOJ Inspector General’s report, including a text from Peter Strzok reassuring Lisa Page that Trump would never become president: “We’ll stop it,” he texted back.

Here again is CNN’s take:

Republicans aren’t happy about new texts between 2 FBI officials https://t.co/cuV8LHnHAy pic.twitter.com/dZUBfEvEhx

— CNN (@CNN) June 14, 2018

That wasn’t enough for CNN’s Chris Cillizza, who decided to take the “Republicans pounce” ball and run with it.

How 7 words in the 500-page IG report give Donald Trump all the ‘deep state’ ammo he wantedhttps://t.co/Z3odQqyy2h pic.twitter.com/FGf6dMEbhV

— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 14, 2018

So the story isn’t the damning texts showing deep anti-Trump bias within the FBI; the story is how Trump supporters are taking seven words out of a 500-page report as “ammo.” Cillizza’s hot take:

PAGE: “[Trump’s] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!”
STRZOK: “No. No he won’t. We’ll stop it.”

Those seven words are what Trump and his allies will seize on — casting them as definitive proof that the “deep state” not only didn’t want him to win but was actively working to keep him from the White House.

Republicans pounce. https://t.co/80N1FP24KU

— neontaster (@neontaster) June 14, 2018

POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE POUNCE

— Anders Eigen (@AndersEigen) June 14, 2018

Cillizza’s write-up of this story is… deplorable. https://t.co/O1XKlmsvCa

— Coffee is for closers (@MichaelFoster26) June 14, 2018

It’s amazing how often you pick a side https://t.co/fhqSxSZsFD

— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 14, 2018

Yeah, let’s ignore all the actual bad stuff the FBI did, all the rules they broke, all the biases they had and just say it’s fuel for Trump.@CNN is hot garbage. https://t.co/dP0RrSg8Eh

— m/ (Ο﹏Ο) m/ (@CargoShortLife) June 14, 2018

No. The FBI gave him all the ammo he needed.

— Rick Crainium (@RickCrainium) June 14, 2018

The story isn’t you know…the IG report, it’s how TRUMP will use it to his advantage. https://t.co/f5IqfkKkpL

— Nah Bruh (@Queso_Matador) June 14, 2018

MSM: How 7 words uttered by the defendant, out of a 100 hours of testimony in a murder case lasting over 8 weeks, gave the prosecutors all the ammo they wanted.

Defendant on the stand: I did it. I’m guilty, your honor. https://t.co/hGe7ulbNvr

— Richard Vincent (@BigRMV) June 14, 2018

To be somewhat fair, “I killed Mufasa” is only 3 words but it’s pretty damning for Uncle Scar.

— Bruce Mehlman (@bpmehlman) June 14, 2018

How 7 words on CNN’s chryons will frame bad news for the deep state as bad news for Trump.https://t.co/FqAjstDD5N

— An Reporter (@ImAnReporter) June 14, 2018

Yeah, you guys are covered in glory, asshat.

“FBI employees received tickets to sporting events from journalists, went on golfing outings with media representatives, were treated to drinks and meals after work…” https://t.co/BBssnhBkpe

— Azathoth (@ArkhamRealty) June 14, 2018

Hot Take. Get Your Hot Take. https://t.co/FUYJPxpUAn

— Mickey White (@BiasedGirl) June 14, 2018

Look, here’s more pouncing:

Can’t decide whether it’s more newsworthy that a senior FBI official assured another senior FBI official that “we’ll stop” Trump’s election, or that that one text was deleted from the texts submitted to congress. Whatever the case, neither is being reported on @CNN.

— Jason Beale (@jabeale) June 14, 2018

Strzok text is extraordinary evidence of attempted targeting — and the DOJ’s refusal to turn it over to Congress is just as extraordinary. The American public are right to be deeply skeptical of this investigation. Mueller had better have something incredible.

— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 14, 2018

Worth recalling that Mueller gave this guy the boot when these texts became known internally https://t.co/XvQg0Gj2Bh

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 14, 2018


Related:

‘SOOOOOOOOO predictable’: CNN proves their critics RIGHT with this spin on Strzok-Page texts https://t.co/2Z5fXJhcuq

— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 14, 2018

 

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