Sunday, April 29, 2018

"Russian Roulette" Iskiff and Corn

Confirmation bias is in all of us, and I'm not exceptional at all --  I want to be told I'm right, which makes this narrative titled "Russian Roulette," of what we do know about Donald Trump and his staff, the election, Comey, and Clinton in 2016 a rewarding read for me.

Without a doubt I've already taken a large measure of satisfaction knowing I ascertained the gravity of the reports on Russian meddling correctly and early in the election cycle,  back when Trump actually wasn't so hot, and the Russian media was lamenting that the Kremlin won't get their man.  Even as far back as the Iowa Caucus in January of 2016 were there hints and suggestions that Putin was pulling for Trump.

It's a great boon to my psyche that the Mueller investigation is a reality,  not because I'm comfortable with the fact that Russia is so brazen, but because he's proving I'm so smart.

But even if I didn't buy into the Russian story, I'd still read this book,  because I'm not one to accept any one side without serious inquiry.    The fact is,  this story is too big to be a fabrication, or a Clinton/Obama/Deep State concoction.   If it were, that would be exceptional.

Read this book, not to be sold a witch hunt, but to compare notes.   Read this book not because it is  the story fabricated inside the minds of the writers or the manipulation of the swamp, but read this book to make sure the mind of the narrator you have been trusting is reality checked.  I'm not saying these two authors have the gospel, but it's more than I've read, and it fills in some of the holes and questions I had.

Sometimes it's the little things that matter,  a simple fact omitted in a retelling that means all the difference between a rigged system and meddling influence.   Knowing supplants belief.  A witch hunt is usually based on beliefs, facts are hard to ignore when they can be substantiated.

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