Zero Squared #195: The Death of the Trump/Russia Conspiracy Theory

Apr 12th, 2019 | By | Category: Articles, Zero Squared

Michael Tracey is a freelance journalist who has written for publications including VICE, The Daily Beast, The American Conservative, and The Guardian and he was formerly a reporter for TYT. Tracey is also a member of a small set of leftish Russia collusion skeptics. He’s on the list that includes Glenn Greenwald, Matt Taibbi, and Aaron Mate along with a few others. In this podcast we discuss the Mueller Report, the Barr letter, the Russia collusion investigation, and the failure of most journalists to be skeptical and consistent enough since 2016.

I want to say that I’m aware that many people feel as though we won’t know the truth about Trump’s involvement with Russia until after the Mueller report is released to the public. My feeling is that whatever is in that report, it’s clear that the idea that Trump conspired with Russia to fix the election is no longer viable. It’s a dead end politically, and maybe even a counterproductive if we want to protect democratic institutions and civil liberties.

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One Comment to “Zero Squared #195: The Death of the Trump/Russia Conspiracy Theory”

  1. dmf says:

    @emptywheel
    Glenn was in such a rush to say mean things about me that he made a claim that 100% backwards (in fact the report stuff on polling data is worse than anyone reported), then deleted it, w/o acknowledging he had made stuff up, but not before Tracey mindlessly RTed it.

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