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For the love of God don't look at her eyes!

Were you to ingest an inadvisable amount of hallucinogenic drugs and go to a Punch and Judy show, you would be some way to recreating the experience of watching the American media. In contrast with the UK, the US does at least have some semblance of balance, with Fox News and OAN acting as a Right-wing counterweight to troubled leviathans CNN and MSNBC. That said, it is still a bizarre viewing experience not to be undergone lightly.

While not encouraging ad hominem attacks, we are duty-bound to note that the Left-wing press in the land of the freaks could get together and make a reboot of The Munsters, with Anderson Cooper, Chris Cuomo, Don Lemon, Brian Stelter and Rachel Maddow – who may well be gender transitioning, although we wouldn’t bet on which way - being neither easy on the eye or reminiscent of anyone you would introduce to your children. That snipe aside, they are of course obsessed with Donald Trump to an extent that makes Charles Swann’s obsession with Albertine in Proust’s Remembrance of Things Past look like a mere schoolboy crush.

Colluding on every conspiracy theory from the President’s mental health rendering him unfit for office – pot calling kettle! Come in, kettle! – to Trump’s urinary habits in the bedroom, they are not so keen to report all the news that’s fit to print or, in the case of the televisual media, harp on about. Fox, however, have got hold of what is potentially the hottest potato at the barbecue none of us will be enjoying this summer. Someone, it seems, was Putin us on.

While it seems likely that the shifty Vladimir Putin did attempt to influence the 2016 US general election, it has always been a mystery to us that he would have wanted Trump to win. Surely, if sealing America’s doom was Vlad the Impaler’s aim, he would have boosted mad cat-lady and Saul Alinsky fan Hillary Clinton.

Quite, says Fox News’s Ed Henry, in a piece naming Acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell as having declassified information claiming just that. The reasons given for Putin’s alleged preference for Medusa Clinton are that she had a proven political track record and would be more malleable than Trump, an unknown quantity, but we think that is a lot of old eyewash.

Trump was always going to have a Herculean job to save America, and Vinnie the Virus has probably put paid to his chances. But Clinton, following her mentor Barack Bwana, has only ever wanted to bring that country to its knees and fill it with Mexicans and Muslims (which should make for one big happy family).

So if Putin wanted to weave his dark arts over the US, would he really have supported the thrusting, patriotic, and increasingly popular Trump? Unlikely.

But conspiracy theories concerning the 45th President of the USA are like London buses used to be; there will be another one along in a minute. Watch the Leftist news go after this ‘bombshell’, as Henry described it, and let the inaccurate denials ring out!

That’s the way to do it!

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore

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