By Bill Maher
By far the most consequential new development in the campaign is one that the media seems completely disinterested in. But we should try to process it:
Last Friday the Department of Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence on Election Security issued a joint statement: They are “confident that the Russian Government directed the recent compromises of emails” with the intent to interfere with our elections, “and was likely to have been authorized at the highest levels of the Russian government.”
WTF? Hillary brought it up, saying that Russia wanted to put Trump in office, which is almost certainly true, given who was hacked. Moments later, her opponent broke with his running mate, arguing that if the Russians feel the need to massacre Aleppo, we should let them.
How stupid are we? Unless our national intelligence apparatus is lying, we genuinely have the foreign infiltration in our elections that Republicans have been freaking out about for years. And the law-and-order, “get those Rooskies,” Security First party literally will not mention it. That’s the real danger of this disgusting, fact-free campaign. We’ve so politicized even the hardest, most bankable information that we reserve the right not to believe it.