Benson: Some in Media Still 'Emotionally Invested' in Collusion Narrative, 'No Matter How Farcical'
Mueller report: no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion.
Fox News contributor Guy Benson said some in the media are nowhere near giving up their Russia "obsession," despite the fact that Special Counsel Robert Mueller found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.
On "Fox & Friends" Tuesday, Benson, co-host of "Benson & Harf" on Fox News Radio, noted that several news outlets ran with headlines about Trump meeting with a "notable Russian" and "Putin ally" in the Oval Office on Monday, without making it clear that the Russian was hockey star Alex Ovechkin, who was visiting the White House with the Stanley Cup-winning Washington Capitals.
"He happens to be Russian, he has some relationship with Vladimir Putin, he was in the Trump White House, and some media outlets decided that that was worthy of a headline and a story, which is beyond parody, frankly," Benson said.
Benson noted that he supported the Mueller probe, and he had urged people to withhold judgment until the investigation concluded.
Now that is has -- after nearly two years and a $25 million price tag -- and found no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion, some on the left simply cannot handle it, Benson said.
"For some people who are so emotionally invested in the opposite outcome, it seems like they are just desperate to bring the Russia story back, no matter how farcical, including casting aspersions on the Stanley Cup champion team's captain being under the same roof as the president. It's ludicrous," Benson said.
He added that Democratic lawmakers have a lot to answer for after pushing the collusion narrative for months and months, but he believes the media has been even worse.
"That's where you're seeing a lot of broken hearts of the last couple days, people really grappling with the difficult reality that the president is, in fact, legitimately elected and not a Russian plant."
Watch the "Fox & Friends" segment above.