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WTF MSM!? Morning Joe’s RIDICULOUS attack on farmers like Devin Nunes

MEMOrable media missteps …

Reading past the headlines … Over the weekend, there was a particularly specious bit of #FakeNews making the rounds. The Left and its media enablers seized on House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes, telling Fox News’ Brett Baier that Nunes did not personally read the FISA warrant applications referred to in his memo. Headlines like this one at The Hill screamed, “Nunes: I did not read material summarized in the memo.” Social media was ablaze with progressives claiming that Nunes shirked his responsibilities and was making things up because he didn’t read those applications.

The headlines leave out an important piece of information. The DOJ and Nunes’ committee had an agreement that only one member would be able to review the applications. Nunes elected to have career prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., read the warrant applications and report back to him. Proper delegation and picking the best man for the job — not to mention adhering to agreements — are marks of good leadership. You wouldn’t get that from reading just the headlines.

Just a farmer … On Saturday morning I happened across a tweet from Morning Joe Scarborough. Here’s the gist: Scarborough dissed House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes for being a “dairy farmer” and said he should “go back” to being one so as not to destroy the House Intelligence Committee. What a pompous, elitist thing to say. Implicit in the dig is that a “farmer” is incapable of rising to a leadership position in this country.

I called out Morning Joe and reminded him of the Founding Fathers, who might easily have been called the Founding Farmers. I forgot to mention Abraham Lincoln, who grew up as a farmer. The notion that you can’t lead the country if you didn’t go to the right school, haven’t “paid your dues” in a bureaucratic government job, or don’t have the right worldview is toxic. Scarborough used to know that — before he got his TV show and went all Manhattan.

Rather on the memo … This tweet from Dan Rather is pure gold:

Yes, as Jim Treacher remarked on Twitter, Rather used the words “memo” and “truth” “in the same sentence.” You’ll remember the reason that Rather was fired from CBS was for using a memo, whose information later turned out to be fabricated, that purported to show that George W. Bush was given special treatment by the Texas Air National Guard. These folks have zero shame. Absolutely none.

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