The opening scene of the Big Reveal of Robert Mueller’s special-counsel report went according to the script: Conservatives “pounced,” the left “pushed back” and the media turned to each other for comfort and reassurance.
Amid the misty-eyed cable news anchors and the hastily arranged panels of pundits carrying out a series of televised group-therapy sessions, a theme began to take shape -- a soothing, healing incantation of hope and deliverance: This can’t be the end. There’s got to be more.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow got the ball rolling with her stream-of-consciousness opening, rhetorically cursing the gods of sitting-president-indictment norms and promising (pleading for?) much more to come from the Southern District of New York and Reps. Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler.
CNN threw together a panel of its Russia collusion all-stars, all of whom, like Maddow, played principal roles in bringing the Russia collusion “slam dunk” into our living rooms and embedding the notion of a treasonous president into the national psyche.