Stop the presses, was the old printer’s devil cry. It rarely had to be invoked, if ever, because when things were hanging fire in crisis mode, there were frequently two front pages which sat at the ready, one which could be modified and set into type if certain developments occurred. I was told this by a friend of mine who worked at the now-defunct Rocky Mountain News. The closest he got to a stop the presses moment was when Marilyn Van Derbur, who was Miss Colorado got crowned Miss America in 1958.
They had most of the front page ready and a rewrite guy who typed like lightning and their best type setter on standby making triple wages in case Miss Colorado became Miss America. That happened and the presses rolled both at the Rocky Mountain News, the Denver Post, and all over America, but for the News and the Post it was a night of high drama.
All the newspapers began to upgrade to some form of computerization starting in the 70’s and today you don’t have to do too much to rip out a front page. Which is good, since we live in the Era of Donald Trump.
The 45th president of the United States of America just had a heart to heart chat with buddy and right-wing commentor Mark Levin on Fox News and he admitted to obstruction of justice, right there on live television. Take a look.
Trump: If I didn’t fire Comey, they were looking to take down the President of the United States… I don’t think could’ve survived if I didn’t fire him pic.twitter.com/AHxYyPBZA6
— Acyn (@Acyn) December 6, 2021
- He’s on TV bragging about obstruction of justice;
- The Mueller report said that they didn’t even stop to consider whether Trump broke the law during the 2016 campaign because they were following the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that the president couldn’t be indicted while in office;
- The Mueller report uncovered at least 10 examples of obstruction of justice while Trump was doing everything in his power to stop the Russia “hoax” investigation;
- As you may recall, the Mueller report was considered a referendum to Congress that they must bring impeachment proceedings against Trump — and they did;
- Mueller wasn’t ever going to be an advocate, much to the dismay of Adam Schiff, who greatly respected Mueller but who realized that you could put the man on television but he wasn’t going to “do television.”
- Mueller was a fact finder, an investigator. He did his job and he passed the ball to the proper people.
Now we have the clown of clowns openly admitting to his confidant that he obstructed justice.
I can’t wait for the other shoe to drop on this one. The entire shoe rack, and the store, might just come down along with it.