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#ReleaseTheMemo Hyperbole Reaches Fever Pitch

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 9:30 am

The Trumpalos are beside themselves as #ReleaseTheMemo approaches:

TRUMPALO 1: The things described in the Devin Nunes #ReleaseTheMemo are 10,000 times worse than Stalin’s purge!!

TRUMPALO 2: Oh yeah? I say the things described in the Devin Nunes #ReleaseTheMemo are eleventy bajillion times worse than the Holocaust!!!1!

Yes, the hyperbole is freely flowing as the excitement builds towards the #Release of #the all-important #Memo, which is a doubtless partisan and selective distillation of what was presented to a FISA court in the Russia investigation. Here’s Wikileaks confidante Sean Hannity, telling us that the things described in #TheMemo are worse than Watergate:

Hey, stealing a Snickers bar is serious business, Sean. Don’t minimize it.

Not to be outdone, here’s Sebastian Gorka, telling us that the things described in #TheMemo are worse (by an order of magnitude, natch!) than the “long train of abuses and usurpations” that led the 13 colonies to revolt:

As the vituperative exaggerations fly, like some political game of the dozens, I offer this advice: for God’s sake, whatever you do: don’t ask for a redacted version of the underlying documentation.

One-sided partisan attacks that hide the source material are bad when they appear in the #FAKENEWSMEDIA, but they’re A-OK here.

Plus, #ReleaseTheDocumentation is just a terrible hashtag.

[Cross-posted at RedState.]


  1. It’s how Trump prepares for the SOTU. This way he can be politicized in his speech and claim he is addressing — in a dignified way — the problems that our nation faces. And we all know that Trump is so dignified:

    If you donate to President Donald Trump’s campaign, your name will appear during a campaign-run livestream of his State of the Union address.

    Maybe if you donate a lot, you get a shoutout on his Twitter feed. A million might get you a hashtag.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/30/2018 @ 10:08 am

  2. I’m very much in favor of releasing the memo.

    As for what’s in it, I have no clue. Everything out there is either pure speculation, or in the case of hints from those who have read it, suspect.

    My guess is it will be an eye-opener in some ways, especially FISA, but that’s only a guess.

    The only thing I’m sure of is that unless it’s a massive bombshell, it’s been oversold.

    Comment by Arizona CJ — 1/30/2018 @ 2:47 pm

  3. My guess is it will provide a basis for people to be partisan, on both sides.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/30/2018 @ 4:56 pm

  4. The result will be a focus on the FBI, which is good but it may also let the other agencies off the hook from further scrutiny. I wanted the Trump Administration to scrutinize the IRS and that seems to be a dead end.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/30/2018 @ 4:58 pm

  5. Another view from Ted Cruz’s former communications manager.

    Comment by DRJ — 1/31/2018 @ 10:12 am

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