Watching Bill Barr’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee unfold via Twitter is like watching a total carnival of dumbf***ery. But one of the most accomplished masters of that particular expertise jumped out to an early lead.
Here, Brian Williams’ contribution to making us all a lot dumber by him being alive is lauded by the SecondMostSlappableFaceOnTheInternetTM and a master of dumbf***ery in his own right:
Brian Williams just broke into @MSNBC's coverage of the Barr hearing to correct Lindsey Graham: "The chairman of the Judiciary Committee just said that Mueller found there is no collusion. That is not correct."
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 1, 2019
MSNBC graphic says Graham 'falsely claims' no collusion found by Mueller. pic.twitter.com/LzwDXWgsL8
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) May 1, 2019
The line of attack the shills on the left are following is this: Barr said Trump didn’t collude. Mueller didn’t make a finding on collusion. Ergo, Barr is lying. This is just dishonesty of the type on which Brian Williams built a very successful media career.
As Mueller begrudgingly spells out on page 180 of his report, “collusion” is meaningless from an investigative standpoint. So Mueller deduced that collusion was analogous to “conspiracy” and “coordination.”
It is clear from the report that the sole reason that Mueller didn’t clear Trump and his campaign of “collusion” is because there is no such thing as “collusion.”
But Brian Williams is going to be Brian Williams — he’s going to lie not only to seem important but just to stay in practice.