MSNBC is in trouble.
After years of pushing the Russia conspiracy hoax, the network is at a crossroads.
And now they’re in complete meltdown mode after what Robert Mueller said before Congress.
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow got a spike in viewership from liberals when she spent years touting the fake Russian collusion narrative.
When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report and showed the investigation was the nothing-burger of all nothing-burgers, Maddow and her colleagues went into a panic.
Maddow’s ratings saw a sharp decline.
Shockingly, the Democrats chose to drag Mueller before a Congressional hearing because apparently they thought his 448-page report wasn’t enough.
The Democrats are all about political theater because they don’t have much else to go on.
The economy is doing well, the U.S. hasn’t been plunged into any new foreign wars, and their positions on immigration and health care are wildly unpopular outside of the progressive wing of the party that only represents 8% of the country.
So they’re trying to resuscitate the Russia hoax.
But Mueller again shot it down during his testimony, reiterating that he did not find any evidence of collusion.
However, in doing so, Mueller looked like a doddering old man who had no clue what was going on.
Mueller couldn’t recall which President appointed him to U.S. Attorney, and he didn’t even know what Fusion GPS was – which we all know was the opposition research firm hired by Hillary Clinton to produce the infamous Steele dossier.
Not only did Mueller seem baffled by Fusion GPS, he said they were “outside his purview.”
That might’ve been the most shocking statement of all in his hours-long testimony.
That the leader of the Russian probe hadn’t heard of the firm responsible for the document that was ultimately the reason for the entire investigation is a damning indictment.
At first, MSNBC, CNN, and the other liberal outlets tried to spin Mueller’s testimony as a win.
They quickly gave up on that.
Rachel Maddow pivoted to throwing Mueller under the bus.
She referred to him as a “distant figurehead,” which is hard to deny as he stumbled through his testimony and refused to answer scores of questions.
But Maddow’s turn on Mueller isn’t based on principle, it’s based on the fact that she believes this is a pretext for even more hearings and investigations.
The Democrats are starting to see that the Russia hoax is just that – a hoax.
But they can’t let go of the narrative.
MSNBC staked its reputation on the Russia lie, and lost everything.
Now they’re shuffling around for a narrative to reel back the viewers they’ve lost.
Mueller’s disastrous testimony was the final nail in the coffin, but MSNBC refuses to move on.
At first it was amusing, but now it’s just sad.
And Mueller, the Republican face they put on a wildly biased investigation that included several Clintonistas, is learning a hard lesson.
If you’re a Republican, you’ll only be liked by the left as long as they can use you to club other Republicans.
Mueller has no more use for the left, so now he’s simply a disgraced “distant figurehead.”