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Liberals are the ones shouting 'Treason!' all the time!

L. Brent Bozell III on

--March 28, 2017: MSNBC anchor Kate Snow brought on liberal CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley to discuss the Trump-Russia investigation and promoted his quote: "You told the Washington Post last week that ... 'There's a smell of treason in the air' when it comes to this investigation."

--May 11, 2017: On ABC's "The View," co-host Joy Behar screeched about the press having been barred from a Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov: "This is ... treason to me! This is un-American ..."

--June 25, 2017: Hollywood director Rob Reiner uncorked treason as a Twitter hashtag, tweeting: "When Fox says that (Trump) colluding with the enemy is not a crime, the fight to save Democracy is now an all out war. US-Stay strong. #Treason."

--July 18, 2017: In reply to the president asserting that most politicians would have met a foreign official to get negative information on their opponent, as Donald Trump Jr. had, then-MSNBC star host Keith Olbermann tweeted: "Sure! Benedict Arnold would have. And Aaron Burr. And Charles Lindbergh. And Quisling. And Marshal Petain. That's politics! Annnnnd treason!"

Speaking of "grotesque" and "appalling" overstatements, let's consult the accuser himself, Jeffrey Toobin. On CNN on Jan. 3, 2018, he referenced former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's suggestion that Trump Jr. is treasonous, saying, "the idea that people involved in an American presidential campaign would greedily reach out to the Russian government for dirt on their opponent, as Donald Trump Jr. and company did, does feel treasonous in a sort of colloquial sense."

Liberals are the worst hypocrites on "civic discourse."


L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog To find out more about Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate webpage at



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