I got up today expecting all the pundits to be buzzing about last night’s news in the New York Times, informing the nation that the Russians can now hack into our power grid at will, shutting at least some of it down, should they feel politically motivated to do so. So far, not a word. Just crickets. MSNBC was talking about Stormy Daniels and the Miami bridge collapse, but nothing about what appeared to be a blockbuster story in the Times, America’s newspaper of record.
Maybe it’s just me? Maybe I don’t get it anymore, thinking the fact that the Russians hacked our election in 2016 and can now turn off our nuclear power plants at will while our alleged president refuses to utter a bad word about Vladimir Putin just isn’t that much of a story?
It’s not like the Russian hacking story is a rumor. It’s coming directly from the FBI and Homeland Security. I dunno, maybe some of the folks inside those two agencies felt a need to take what was happening to the Times, because they have no confidence that the White House will act in America’s best interest? Shouldn’t the networks, CNN, MSNBC and the rest, be all over this? And where in the world is our do-nothing Republican controlled Congress?
Maybe it’s me. Maybe I just don’t get it. If they hacked our election and now our power system, then we should be on a war footing, shouldn’t we? Or maybe that’s what the Russians really want, a declaration that there is a “clear and present danger,” so that Trump can set aside at least portions of the Constitution?
I admit to being a little paranoid right now. Feeling otherwise wouldn’t be normal. Whoa, gotta go now. CNN has another big breaking story about Stormy Daniels. I guess maybe they don’t read the paper.
Okay, MSNBC just got to it, 22 minutes into the hour. They gave it a couple of minutes and then moved on to something else.