Media players stealthy edit Trump’s exasperated ‘I’m f**ked’ quote. Looks a lot different in context.

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 18: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event recognizing the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride in the East Room of the White House, April 18, 2019 in Washington, DC. Today the Department of Justice released special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on Russian election interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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According to special counsel Robert Mueller’s just-unveiled report on collusion/obstruction, President Donald Trump once complained about feeling hamstrung by the Justice Department’s investigation.

And according to the demonstrably left-wing mainstream media, which as a reminder spent years spreading the now thoroughly debunked Russian collusion delusion conspiracy theories, this complaint amounts to a tacit admission of his alleged guilt vis-à-vis collusion/obstruction.

The report specifically says that, following Mueller’s appointment in May of 2017, the president explicitly complained to then-Jeff Sessions about the implications of a special counsel.

“[W]hen Sessions told the President that a Special Counsel had been appointed, the President slumped back in his chair and said, ‘Oh my God. This is terrible. This is the end of my Presidency. I’m f-cked,'” the report, which was formally published Thursday, reads.

“The President became angry and lambasted the Attorney General for his decision to recuse from the investigation, stating, ‘How could you let this happen, Jeff?’ The President said the position of Attorney General was his most important appointment and that Sessions had ‘let [him] down ,’ contrasting him to Eric Holder and Robert Kennedy.”

“Sessions recalled that the President said to him, ‘You were supposed to protect me,’ or words to that effect. The President returned to the consequences of the appointment and said, ‘Everyone tells me if you get one of these independent counsels it ruins your presidency. It takes years and years and I won’t be able to do anything. This is the worst thing that ever happened to me.'”

It’s clear from the full section on Trump’s response that he’d rightly felt as if Mueller’s investigation would cripple his ability to push any meaningful legislation.

But instead of reporting the entire section, the media have focused their attention on just two words: “I’m f-cked.” According to their allegedly objective analysis, these words prove guilt:

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While the media appears to have included the full paragraph from Mueller’s report in their own reports, their tweets and headlines — which, as studies have shown, are all most people actually read — have focused solely on the profane remarks, “I’m f-cked,” that the president had said in exasperation.

The underlying implication of these tweets is, as Holly Figueroa O’Reilly of The Washington Post and The Guardian bluntly wrote, that “[t]hese are not the utterances of an innocent man.”

In other words, Trump is guilty because he’d expressed exasperation, never mind the context. But as noted by Micah Rate of Townhall, a conservative outfit, this insinuation is a lie:

Correct.

But the media don’t seem to care, perhaps because they believe that context — much like everything else in America these days — is racist!? Regardless, since the release of Mueller’s report they’ve only doubled down on their plans to “[d]econstruct, decontextualize, deceive,” as one twitter user put it:

According to a recent poll by the Wason Center for Public Policy at Christopher Newport University, a 61 percent of nonpartisan Independent voters believe America’s “major news organizations publish fake news stories for political purposes.” It’s not hard to see why they think that.

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