The announcement of the change in status of the investigation was breaking news late last night on TV. Within minutes, high-ranking Democrats were issuing press releases denouncing AG Barr for engaging in political dirty tricks at the behest of President Trump.
That’s crazy talk, of course, but indicative of what we can expect as this story unfolds. We’re going to be treated to a case study in propaganda and disinformation that observers would do well to study.
The announcement of the status change itself is a case in point. The sources for the report are anonymous, meaning we don’t even know with certainly whether the report is true. Also, the report admits that we don’t know when the change in status occured.
In the absence of the most basic necessary facts, nearly every comment on this story is bound to involve speculation, a fancy term for overheated imaginations that inspire mass hysteria.
So, be careful, folks. Study and learn.