When the media didn't care about secret talks with Russia

On Thursday, after news broke that Trump’s former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn disclosed to the government he had done lobbying work on behalf of the Turkish government, Fox News anchor Shepard Smith segued smoothly to … Russia.

“There’s been lying about who you talk to, and by lots of people and almost inevitably and invariably, they were lying about talking to the Russians, about something,” said Smith. “It’s too much lying and too much Russia and too much smoke.”

Smith’s hysteria over Flynn goes back to his having neglected to tell Vice President Mike Pence that, prior to inauguration, he had been in touch with Russia’s U.S. ambassador and discussed the sanctions put in place by the Obama administration.

There’s still not a slice of evidence that Flynn said anything abnormal, and reports, citing anonymous sources, always fail to reveal any details of the conversations, other than that they happened and that the sanctions were referenced in some capacity.