Nothing personal here, but let’s get it out on the table once and for all: Chris Wallace’s problem is not that he’s a bad guy or has bad intentions. His real problem is that he’s a liberal idiot.
In an outrageous interview he did with Trump Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on Sunday, Wallace at one point said to Priebus, “Julian Assange published hundreds of thousands of classified cables and other emails and documents that very much compromised the military in Iraq and then endangered the lives of hundreds of Afghan informants helping the U.S. military. Why would the president-elect give any credibility to Julian Assange?”
Priebus, reverting to his ingrained Republican-establishment way of dancing around gotcha questions, absurd questions, and, above all, false-premise questions fumbled and stumbled in an effort to avoid giving a direct answer.
Hopefully, after Priebus has been around the King of Tweets for a while, he’ll learn to be direct, unapologetic, politically incorrect, and honest. But right now, he needs a helping hand, so, in a spirit of goodwill, I’ve decided to give him the free advice below.
The correct answer to Wallace’s question should have been: “President-elect Trump has no reason not to take seriously what Julian Assange says, given that there is not a single allegation from anyone that any of Assange’s leaks have been false. Forget about anyone proving something Assange said was false. I repeat: There has never even been an allegation that anything he has said was false.”
True to his liberal roots, what Wallace did was conflate two different issues and thus come up with a question that was based on a false premise, to wit: Because Julian Assange has illegally hacked into U.S government computers, nothing he says should be believed.
Sorry, Chris, but whether Assange’s hacking is illegal, or even immoral by some people’s standards, is irrelevant. What is relevant is that the information he makes public has always been correct.
In addition, Priebus should have pointed out that for decades U.S. intel personnel have repeatedly been caught lying, thus there is every reason to be skeptical of any information our intelligence agencies put out.
In the simplest of terms, the media fails to emphasize one important point about Assange, namely that his “crime” is that he merely makes public what he finds in government computers. That’s why the whole “Russian hacking” story is much ado about nothing. Russia, China, and the U.S., among others, have been hacking each other for decades. That the Dirty Dems are suddenly feigning shock and outrage is a real yawner. Shock and outrage, after all, is their stock in trade.
Again, the overriding point here is that what Julian Assange is guilty of is releasing the truth to the public, and if there’s one thing politicians do not want disseminated to the public, it’s truth. Allow me to close by being as politically incorrect as possible — and putting this whole story in proper perspective — by saying that even if you are of the opinion that Assange is a scoundrel, he’s still a thousand times more trustworthy than Hillary and those on the Clinton team who told lie after lie about her email crimes.
C’mon, Chris, gimme a break.