Were you to crack open the WaPo opinion page this morning you would see a heartbreaking piece written by Seth Rich's parents pleading with the wingnut conspiracy machine to stop politicizing their son's murder.
We’re Seth Rich’s parents. Stop politicizing our son’s murder....Still, conservative news outlets and commentators continue, day after painful day, to peddle discredited conspiracy theories that Seth was killed after having provided WikiLeaks with emails from the DNC. Those theories, which some reporters have since retracted, are baseless, and they are unspeakably cruel.We know that Seth’s personal email and his personal computer were both inspected by detectives early in the investigation and that the inspection revealed no evidence of any communications with anyone at WikiLeaks or anyone associated with WikiLeaks. Nor did that inspection reveal any evidence that Seth had leaked DNC emails to WikiLeaks or to anyone else. Indeed, those who have suggested that Seth’s role as a data analyst at the DNC gave him access to a wide trove of emails are simply incorrect — Seth’s job was to develop analytical models to encourage voters to turn out to vote. He didn’t have access to DNC emails, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee emails, John Podesta’s emails or Hillary Clinton’s emails. That simply wasn’t his job.Despite these facts, our family’s nightmare persists. Seth’s death has been turned into a political football. Every day we wake up to new headlines, new lies, new factual errors, new people approaching us to take advantage of us and Seth’s legacy. It just won’t stop. The amount of pain and anguish this has caused us is unbearable. With every conspiratorial flare-up, we are forced to relive Seth’s murder and a small piece of us dies as more of Seth’s memory is torn away from us...
Sadly, pleading with monsters to stop being monsters rarely works. If it did, the GOP would have vanished from the face of the Earth decades ago.
And then, just a few inches up the electronic page, you would see veteran ghoulish wingnut conspiracy monger, Seth Rich conspiracy bandwagon-jumper-oner and future Vatican layabout, Newt Gingrich, once again being given ample room by Fred Hiatt to pimp another one of his unreadable lumps of self-aggrandizing prose and proclaim the foreign policy genius of Donald Trump.
The president just made a titanic foreign policy shift. The media missed it.Newt Gingrich, a Republican from Georgia, was speaker of the House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. He served as vice chair of the Trump transition team and is the author of the book “Understanding Trump,” which is scheduled to be released in June.
In American. all the wrong people get body-slammed.