Think of where we’re been for decades.
For as long as I can remember Newspapers and Television and have been about electing Democrats. When Cable News became a thing it was the same and when internet journalism became a thing it did as well.
To be sure there was the occasional exception and one could make a living as the one conservative on a panel of five but until the rise of talk radio (Rush Limbaugh), Citizen Journalism (Drudge and Breitbart) and blogs (Instapundit and his blogchildren) the left has been able to deliver its message unencumbered to the public and even now their is little to disrupt their message particularly since for the last 50 years our cultural institutions have joined in this quest of theirs.
This has been an albatross around the next of conservatives running for office for decades. Something to be dodged, or circumvented or endured but never something to be defeated.
Now consider the situation post Mueller using the words of one anti-trump reporter
Early on, I was so amazed by the sheer quantity of Russia “bombshells” being walked back, I started to keep a list. It’s well above 50 stories now. As has been noted by Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept and others, if the mistakes were random, you’d expect them in both directions, but Russiagate errors uniformly go the same way.
That’s Matt Taibbi who though a rabid leftist is bright enough to see this for what Brit Hume called it
the worst journalistic debacle of my lifetime,
more importantly Taibbi knows where this had led:
Nothing Trump is accused of from now on by the press will be believed by huge chunks of the population, a group that (perhaps thanks to this story) is now larger than his original base.
So to put it another way, the Left’s media and cultural apparatus has been completely neutralized in its ability to sell their narrative to anyone who doesn’t already believe it and when you realize this ask yourself this question pretending for a moment that you were in charge of advancing the conservative cause in America
How many millions off dollars and how many thousands of man hours would you have been willing to dedicate to put the media and cultural left in a position they have put themselves in for free?
The Mueller investigation has done this and it’s a wondrous thing to behold.