While speaking with Florida Republican representative Francis Rooney, NBC’s Katy Tur tried to tie members of President Donald Trump’s team to Russia.
Tur pressed Florida Representative Francis Rooney about the number of Donald Trump advisors with close tie to Russia. “I see a lot of folks within Donald Trump’s administration who have a friendlier view of Russia than maybe past administrations did,” she noted.
“Well, I think it was Obama that leaned over to Putin and said, ‘I’ll have a little more flexibility to give you what you want after the re-election,’” Rooney responded.
Tur professed not to know what Rooney was talking about, despite the fact that the video of which Rooney spoke was very famous during the 2012 campaign.
Was NBC asleep or not listening at the time?
While Rooney was inaccurate about Obama speaking with Putin in person, Obama was caught speaking on a hot mic to Dimitri Medvedev, who was Putin’s proxy. Medvedev promised to “transmit the message to Vladimir.”
It was under Obama the Russia got a failed ‘reset’ and has been allowed to make aggressive moves all around the world, most notably in Ukraine. It was under Obama, and through the auspices of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that Russia obtained a significant amount of our uranium.
Talk about flexibility.
How much will media argue away or ignore facts because it doesn’t seem to fit their agenda?