Monday, May 15, 2017

"Why Is A Top Harvard Law Professor Sharing Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories?"

"Among the prominent anti-Trumpers spreading unconfirmed information are famed constitutional scholars, Pulitzer Prize winners, and US senators."
Democrats and the mainstream media have spent the months since Donald Trump's election fixated on the the flood of unconfirmed reports, half-truths, and outright propaganda that accompanied his rise.

But some of the country’s leading liberal lights — respected figures including elected officials, prominent legal scholars, members of the media, and celebrities — are themselves sharing wild allegations about the Trump administration from unreliable sources.

Perhaps no one embodies this trend so well as Laurence Tribe. Tribe is one of the country’s foremost constitutional lawyers, the Carl M. Loeb university professor at Harvard Law School. He has argued dozens of cases in front of the Supreme Court. He’s a major figure in American public life, and in recent months Tribe has devoted much of his activity on Twitter to outraged extrapolation about the Trump administration. Often, these take the form of “big if true” tweets that cite unconfirmed reports about Trump’s possible misdeeds and are essentially conjecture. 
On April 22, Tribe shared a story from a website called the Palmer Report — a site that has been criticized for spreading hyperbole and false claims — entitled “Report: Trump gave $10 million in Russian money to Jason Chaffetz when he leaked FBI letter,” a reference to the notorious pre-election letter sent by former FBI director James Comey to members of Congress that many have blamed for Hillary Clinton’s November loss.
(Link to the rest of the article) via Instapundit who says "One of the things Trump has accomplished is to make clear that our best and brightest and most responsible are none of these things."


Some Seppo said...

In answer to the question: If it feels good do it. The left is ALL about the feels.

I was unaware of The Palmer report until a member of my small Denver Broncos discussion group (a Chiefs fan, of course, and a 9/11 truther) started touting his "revelations" a couple of months ago. I looked it over and found that The Palmer Report links to The Palmer Report and Twitter. Enough said.

AllenS said...

Because he's a rat.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Tribe managed to convince Roberts to switch his vote on Obamacare.

Then again, the Dems probably blackmailed Roberts and that is how they got him to switch.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Democrats do not want America or Americans to succeed. Democrats want democrats to succeed.

BleachBit-and-Hammers said...

Kurt S sez;

"Pity the Democrats, to the extent you can without bursting into hysterical laughter at their agony. America has thoroughly rejected them in every branch of the federal government plus out in the states, and on top of that they were utterly humiliated by the guy they all claimed was a complete moron. Which begs the question – what does that make the sanctimonious harpy he crushed in the Electoral College?

They still haven’t realized what’s going on. Their ego-driven drive to dominate normal people and shape us into New Socialist Nongendered Beings has blinded them to the bitter reality.

We think they, along with their minions in the media, in Hollywood, and on campus, suck. "

ndspinelli said...

Tribe is, and always has been, a political weasel.

ndspinelli said...

Coulter and myself are simpatico on Trump. She was interviewed in the Daily Caller. She is quite concerned but has not yet given up. She thinks Trump didn't realize how daunting the opposition would be. A man who NEEDS loyalty surrounded by back stabbers.

edutcher said...

We are talking Haavahd, after all.

It's the corporate culture there.

Amartel said...

It's the corporate cult throughout academia, the media, and both coasts. It's like something out of a sci fi story. Reality and common sense are ignored and abhorred.

Amartel said...

"Why Is A Top Harvard Law Professor Sharing Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories?"

a) Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories = ratings for retards and who better to meet that demand?
b) The immediate adulation rush from senile bed-wetters, fat jobless slobs, black bloc idiots, Joy Behar fanclub members and other daytime tv demographics is better than cocaine!
c) Anti-Trump Conspiracy Theories are consistent with all the facts in his fantasy world.
d) (a), (b) and (c).