She is blowing that as she tries to nitpick President Trump to death.
Make Bicycle Messengers Great Again. "If you have something really important, ... have it delivered by courier." https://t.co/onJRkh6OtP— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) January 1, 2017
She took a story about President Trump's very genuine national security concerns, and tried to flip it into a faux pas on Trump's part.
President Trump answered a few reporter questions at Mar-a-Lago before his New Year's Party. They asked President Obama's charge that Russians hacked the election.
Based on this hunch, Obama kicked out 35 Russian diplomats, which can be a prelude to war.
From the New York Times:
“I just want them to be sure because it’s a pretty serious charge,” Mr. Trump said of the intelligence agencies.
“If you look at the weapons of mass destruction, that was a disaster, and they were wrong,” he added, referring to intelligence cited by the George W. Bush administration to support its march to war in 2003.
“So I want them to be sure,” the president-elect said. “I think it’s unfair if they don’t know.”
He added: “And I know a lot about hacking. And hacking is a very hard thing to prove. So it could be somebody else. And I also know things that other people don’t know, and so they cannot be sure of the situation.”
When asked what he knew that others did not, Mr. Trump demurred, saying only, “You’ll find out on Tuesday or Wednesday.”So President Trump wants to be sure before he does something like give diplomats 72 hours to leave the country during the Christmas holiday.
Ignoring a very serious situation, Tumulty latched onto this:
“I don’t care what they say, no computer is safe,” he added. “I have a boy who’s 10 years old; he can do anything with a computer. You want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”Actually, President Trump makes sense. Hard to intercept a message in Moscow that is being pedaled from the White House to the Pentagon.
Using Old School technology that cannot be hacked -- such as floppy disks, short-wave radio, and carrier pigeons - would be a way around sophisticated computer espionage.
But Tumulty rendered herself useless in this campaign. She became too vested in Clinton's election.
The media blew it in part because it placed too many women who identified with Clinton in her press pool.
Had Tumulty spent time covering President Trump's triumphant campaign, she would not have missed the biggest political story since Ronald Reagan upset President Carter.
Heck, it might have alerted Clinton to the problems she faced, and helped her win.
Amazing what can happen if you just do your job.
Rather than learn, Tumulty continues to play a game she can never win.
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