Firm That Paid Journalists Off ‘Fights Back’

The NY Times is running a story written by Fusion GPS’ founders about ‘fighting back’ on the Steele dossier. If hypocrisy and irony had a baby, this article would be it.

POLITICO’s Morning Media email had this set of comments:

 FUSION GPS FOUNDERS SPEAK OUT: Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the former Wall Street Journal journalists who later co-founded intelligence firm Fusion GPS, called out Republicans lawmakers on Tuesday for refusing “to release full transcripts of our firm’s testimony, even as they selectively leak details to media outlets on the far right.”

– “In the year since the publication of the so-called Steele dossier – the collection of intelligence reports we commissioned about Donald Trump’s ties to Russia – the president has repeatedly attacked us on Twitter,” Simpson and Fritsch wrote in a New York Times op-ed. “His allies in Congress have dug through our bank records and sought to tarnish our firm to punish us for highlighting his links to Russia. Conservative news outlets and even our former employer, The Wall Street Journal , have spun a succession of mendacious conspiracy theories about our motives and backers.”

Complaining about leaks… I can’t stop laughing.

One has to recall that back in April of last year, both CNN and NY Times were citing the FBI and the DOJ as their sources.  Both outlets laid down the narrative that the dossier was used as a “catalyst” for the launch of the Russian collusion investigation.

The timing of this article at the NY Times can’t be coincidental with the discovery that the DNC, Clinton and her campaign played a role in the dodgy dossier. NY Times shorter: Don’t believe what we printed before. Believe what we print now.

So open. So honest.

Lee Doren pretty much tweeted what I was going to about the Fusion story:

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