This is a damning page one admission by the Times. Despite the connect-the-dots graphic in its other story, and despite the astonishing, emotion-laden editorial the paper also ran suggesting “We don’t need to read the Mueller report” because we know Trump is guilty, Baker at least began the work of preparing Times readers for a hard question: “Have journalists connected too many dots that do not really add up?”
The paper was signaling it understood there would now be questions about whether or not news outlets like themselves made a galactic error by betting heavily on a new, politicized approach, trying to be true to “history’s judgment” on top of the hard-enough job of just being true. Worse, in a brutal irony everyone should have seen coming, the press has now handed Trump the mother of campaign issues heading into 2020.
What really needs to be understood is that the Left didn't actually think that Trump colluded with Russia. They simply wanted to attack Trump and hope that the very accusations of collusion would be enough to remove him from office. They hoped that the accusation after accusation, parroted by the Democrat Media Complex, would be enough to force the population of America to demand that Trump resign. Because let's face it - had Trump been a typical GOP cuck, he would have stepped down and apologized profusely for non existent crimes rather than fight back.
But Trump isn't some spineless GOP flunky.
And so the Democrats plowed on pushing a bullshit narrative, that everybody knew was bullshit.
Nothing Trump is accused of from now on by the press will be believed by huge chunks of the population, a group that (perhaps thanks to this story) is now larger than his original base. As Baker notes, a full 50.3% of respondents in a poll conducted this month said they agree with Trump the Mueller probe is a “witch hunt.”
Look for the Democrats to now pivot to attacking any criminal act as small as a parking ticket associated with anyone that might have possibly be in Trump's circle. This is standard National Socialist Democrat Worker's Party tactics. Ignore the truth, and keep attacking. The Walking, Talking Sack of Shit Jerrold Nadler has already signaled that he's going to destroy anyone associated with Trump on any trumped up charges he can manufacture. It doesn't matter what the truth is, the only think that Slimy Anal Wart Jerrold Nadler cares about is removing Trump from office.
If Trump wins in 2020, expect the rage and bullshit to increase. Up to 11, even.