James Comey, as it turns out, is either a really weird guy, a book-marketing genius, or both. He finally came out and admitted that his are the fingers behind the mysterious Twitter account known as Reinhold Niebuhr. The media is all over this, making it one of the top stories on Google News and Yahoo News. Yet, they yawn at stories like this.
This is one long publicity stunt. It may not have started off that way. The oddly brilliant bit of investigative reporting by Ashley Feinberg back in March started the ball rolling, but since then the account has been nothing but a big ball of speculation. Today, the speculation ended and media outlets are reporting it like crazy.
The fact that mainstream media is giving James Comey’s mysterious Twitter account more coverage than the Uranium One scandal is just another reason why self-respecting Americans can no longer look to old-school journalistic outlets to get their information. Perhaps we never could, but at least today we have alternative sources of news. No, I’m not talking about InfoWars or any of the pioneers of “alt-news.” I mean sites like this one. Let’s keep it real.
Instead, the media wants us fixated on Tweets like this:
Watching migrating white pelicans in Iowa thinking about Niebuhr’s Serenity Prayer. pic.twitter.com/TCAU4gs0Jw
— James Comey (@Comey) October 22, 2017
One could prudently point out that we’re part of the problem since we’re reporting it, too. That would be cynical since our report is actually about the media. As for Uranium One, we have many stories currently being investigated for full coverage on a story that mainstream media seems bent to cover up.