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How Hollywood Made Russian Collusion Hoax a Million Times Worse

Late-night liars, Showtime's 'Comey Rule' fueled fake narrative for years

The Twitter Files showed how corrupt the platform operated under the old regime.

Unorthodox thinkers, often correct on hot-button issues, got silenced in favor of approved narratives.

Fair-minded folks suspected as much, but seeing the receipts hammered home the point.

The same happened this week with the Durham Report’s final installment. Special Counsel Durham showed how the Trump-Russia narrative, which dominated headlines for years, was based on lies.

‘The Five’: The Durham report is an ‘enormous embarrassment’ for the FBI

The FBI acted in bad faith again, and again, and the sordid affair started by Hillary Clinton’s campaign had no basis in reality. Even biased CNN journalist Jake Tapper admitted as much.

That’s not what the media told us.

Journalists earned Pulitzer Prizes for covering the pretend scandal, convincing millions of voters that President Donald Trump colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election. Many still cling to that false narrative today and will never let go of it.

Late-night humorists carried the media’s water.

The most infamous, and damning, moment came when far-Left “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert called Trump a “c*** holster” for Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.

This Monologue Goes Out To You, Mr. President

Colbert was far from alone.

Night after night, joke after joke, late-night satirists pummeled President Trump for allegedly stealing the election. When, in reality, Clinton’s dirty trick proved one for the ages. Some of the biggest stars in the industry rallied, over and again, to push the false narrative.

The Truth About Trump Collusion and Obstruction in the Mueller Report | Opinions | NowThis

Hollywood should be groveling for the public’s forgiveness, but nothing of the sort will happen.

That’s doubly true for Showtime.

The Comey Rule (2020) Official Trailer | SHOWTIME Limited Series

The pay channel uncorked “The Comey Rule” in 2020, long after the Mueller Report failed to find evidence that Trump colluded with Russia. We didn’t know all the facts then, but the miniseries’ narrative was misleading at the very least.

Showtime aired it anyway.


TV critics didn’t call out the erroneous details, pretending the fake narrative remained in place. Here’s how the far-Left Entertainment Weekly greeted the miniseries’ arrival:

For the pro-Trump crowd, The Comey Rule is destined to be dismissed as more #FakeNews from liberal Hollyweirdos. For everyone else, it offers the uniquely punishing experience of repeating history even as we continue to live through it.

Filmmaker Billy Ray wrote and directed “The Comey Rule,” in part, to influence the 2020 presidential election.

I think voters need to know that a foreign adversary hand-picked our president in 2016, and I don’t think anybody can make the argument that we’re better off today than we were four years ago.

Ray is currently making “Untitled Capitol Assault Project,” based on the January 6 riots that fueled President Trump’s second impeachment. Shane Salerno, who co-produced “The Comey Rule,” is a co-producer on Ray’s “Project.”

Will Ray and Salerno tell the truth after spilling so many falsehoods via “The Comey Rule?” Will any journalist hold his feet to the fire on either project?

Likely no and definitely no.

HBO did its part to promote the conspiracy. It hired Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney to oversee “Agents of Chaos,” a multi-part series about how Russia impacted the 2016 presidential election.

Agents of Chaos (2020): The Credibility Of Christopher Steele and the Dossier | HBO

Most late-night hosts are taking a knee during the current writers’ strike so they can’t weigh in on the Durham Report’s findings. Few expect they’d feel remorse for their actions.

After all, Hollywood is the land of make believe. And, for the last few years, the industry pretended it told the truth about Trump and Russia. Now we know it’s just another lie, one that helped tear the country apart.


  1. So even though the Trump Russian collusion hoax has been investigated over and over and no evidence found that Putin aided Trump in 2016, the Left still whines about 2016 and Russian collusion but just saying there were some (obvious) oddities about the 2020 election (and no investigations like the ones for Russian collision) and you’re called an election denier, a conspiracy nut by the same Lefties still whining about 2016.

  2. Hillary created the Russia Collusion illusion, while the media created the Russia Collusion Dillusion.

  3. Perfect examples of low information voter gathering places. Many libs actually “get the news” from Colbert. These outlets and the idiots that watch them are the reason lies travel so well in the bootlicking media.

    1. And yet, Durham leaves no answers and no mention of Prof Josef Mifsud, from Malta and living in Italy but missing for years? No mention of Cambridge University consiglier Stefan Halper, nor of Lt Gen Mike Flynn?

      Durham adds details to much that’s known yet leaves absent so much more

  4. The hoax would have never existed without Hillary, Christopher Steele, FusionGPS, Nellie Ohr, Jim Comey, Andy McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Paige, Bruce Ohr, Jake Clapper, John Brennan, Susan Rice, Joe Potatoes Biden, and the Kenyan himself – Barry Soetoro.

    All CORRUPT democrats

  5. Being a celebrity means never having to say you’re sorry. The entire media-Big Tech-government complex will protect you because you wear the blue jersey.

  6. What’s truly amazing is how the left spent 4 years insisting that Trump stole the election, only to immediately pivot to saying that it’s impossible to steal an election. The way the media lets them get away with just piling lies on top of lies is incredible.

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