A central pillar of journalism is to report events, people, and places – really anything that’s a noun or verb – without bias. However, maintaining a lack of bias in a species full of imperfection is difficult, if not outright impossible.
Our world is imperfect, and so is the political bias of several big-name televised news channels.
Joseph E. diGenova, a longtime Washington, D.C. lawyer, is best known as a longtime contributor to Fox News Channel, notorious for its consistently right-leaning views.
For the longest time – just over a year at this point – Mr. diGenova, who’s otherwise most likely an intelligent person, considering a successful career in law in the competitive realm that is the nation’s capital, has long claimed a some-would-say conspiracy theory, that goes like this:
There was a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton… if she didn’t win the election, [and] to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime. Everything we have seen from [available information in news media] shows that the FBI and senior DOJ officials conspired to violate the law, and deny Donald Trump his civil rights.
Sounds pretty far-fetched, right?
Well, here’s the sad news – Donald Trump’s presidential campaign recently hired none other than Joseph E. diGenova to his legal team, according to insiders familiar with the deal.
Let’s dig deeper into the above assertion laid out by Mr. diGenova.
diGenova claimed that “these texts [available to the public],” which contained negative expressions regarding Donald Trump sent between FBI operatives Lisa Page and Peter Strzok do, in fact, show political bias, had ultimately, among other things, “[denied] Donald Trump his civil rights.” Those two agents also spoke negatively about politicians Eric Holder, Chelsea Clinton, and Loretta Lynch.
Since such texts disparage both Trump and his opposition, how can they be biased to only one side, as diGenova effectively bases his argument on?