White House Press Secretary wants to know who you think was the biggest peddler of the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy in a fun rendition of March Madness, Mueller Madness.
For nearly two years, members of mainstream media, network personalities, talk show hosts, Hollywood insiders have repeatedly questioned Trump legitimacy and accused him of working with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election.
So, who was the worse? Check this Mueller Madness bracket:
“Which of the angry and hysterical @realDonaldTrump haters got it most embarrassingly wrong? #YouDecide” Sanders tweeted.
“Democrats and their liberal media allies for two years slandered President @realDonaldTrump for “conspiring with Russia.” It was all a malicious, preposterous lie given wall to wall media coverage despite zero evidence. This should never again happen to an American President,” Sanders said in another tweet.
The bracket seems to be from a New York Post op-ed who wrote: “Pick your brackets — no, not for March Madness. This is Collusion Madness!”
The president’s haters no doubt wish to memory-hole collusion and move on to the next anti-Trump theory. But not so fast: We want to laurel the punditry “champion” — the one who peddled the most nonsensical nonsense, the wildest inanities, the weirdest theories and unsubstantiated stories.
That’s where your brackets come in.
Our contenders are divided into four groups (not unlike NCAA conferences): the print journalists, the cable TV talkers, the Twitterati and the network news reporters and “analysts.” And the brackets are seeded, with the most visible and influential figures contending against the lesser-known.
In the Cable category, our top seed is MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, in recognition of her seemingly interminable rants about the Kremlin not only electing Trump — with Trumpian “collusion,” of course — but practically running the US government. The second spot goes to her colleague Joe Scarborough, who likewise predicted Trump’s downfall at Mueller’s hands — right until the moment the special counsel shattered the fantasy.
Top among the Twitterati is Benjamin Wittes. The Brookings Institution fellow basked in the media glow that attended his Twitter predictions of Trump’s toppling. “Boom!” he would often tweet after news broke, with accompanying videos of cannons going off. A “Boom!” for BuzzFeed’s discredited story about Trump directing his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. And another “Boom!” for Cohen’s own instantly discredited testimony before Congress. And many others of the kind. The cannonballs all landed with a thud.