She missed the biggest political scandal in American history

ZOE Daniels is leaving Washington DC after four years as the ABC’s Washington Bureau Chief. Today, she signs off on a familiar theme: Trump is the worst. Etc. “In four years … I watched Donald Trump explode the limits of what a politician can get away with.” She should have written that he exploded the limits of what a politician can survive. Daniels files a potted history of the controversial utterances of the first Western politician in recent history who actually says what he thinks. Some of those comments are more defensible than others; some had a context than cannot be ignored (such as John McCain’s disgraceful and underhanded role in the now infamous attempt to sink Trump’s candidacy); all, in any case, were unimportant verbiage.

Daniels’ final dispatch is not all bad. What she says about Trump’s “chaos theory” control of political narratives is accurate. But she didn’t mention the biggest story of the past four years. Not a single sentence or word about Hillary Clinton paying a shadowy CIA stringer to illegally collude with Russian intelligence and foist upon the United States a phony “dossier” which was then used by Democrat stooges in the FBI to corrupt FISA processes and enable the surveillance of first, candidate – then President – Trump. Or that President Obama knew about it. Nor does she acknowledge that the media cooperated with the Democrats to cover up these high crimes. This they did by promoting a “collusion” hoax designed to allow the ringleaders to get away scot-free while pinning their own treason on Donald Trump. You’d think all of that would stand out.

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37 Responses to She missed the biggest political scandal in American history

  1. Mark M

    Even Maxwell Smart wouldn’t have missed it by that much.

  2. Bruce of Newcastle

    Obama and Biden exploded the limits of what politicians could get away with.
    Just now seeing some of the stuff Biden’s family got up to, but few have heard of what Obama did, especially with green companies. And of course there’s Watergate on Steroids, which is only just starting to reach the surface of general American notice.

  3. Whalehunt Fun

    ABC. Green Scum without the saving grace of producing oxygen.

  4. Bruce of Newcastle

    You’d think all of that would stand out.

    Zoe should go far in her remaining ABC career. As David Burge says: “Journalism is about covering important stories. With a pillow, until they stop moving.”

  5. egg_

    ZOE Daniels is leaving Washington DC after four years as the ABC’s Washington Bureau Chief. Today, she signs off on a familiar theme: Trump is the worst.

    Yawn.

  6. 59096

    Don’t know anything about her but she looks like she could be a good root!

  7. Frank

    Don’t know anything about her but she looks like she could be a good root!

    Got a thing for chicks that look like Lurch have you?

  8. Tintarella di Luna

    Obama and Biden exploded the limits of what politicians could get away with.

    aided and abetted by a fifth column of treasonous flogs in the media, in Hollywood, in the corporate giants – all in the swamp with the treacherous Deep State the DOJ, the FBI, the IRS and the CIA, and the rest of the alphabet.

  9. Tintarella di Luna

    ABC. Green Scum without the saving grace of producing oxygen.

    That would make them anAeroBiC

  10. Frank

    Ever seen her in same room as him at the same time. I thought not!

  11. Mick Gold Coast QLD

    From Frank at 8:54 pm:

    ” Don’t know anything about her but she looks like she could be a good root!

    Got a thing for chicks that look like Lurch have you?

    Yep, white and tasteless, chicken bones sticking out of a sad sack presentation, neither a screamer nor a moaner … lying there lifeless with her boy haircut … there would be no joy in it.

  12. Tezza

    Daniels “wasn’t surprised” when Trump won?! Why didn’t we hear her reporting as much, then? Typical ABC group thinker, all-knowing after the event.

  13. John A

    59096 #3260967, posted on December 13, 2019 at 8:44 pm

    Don’t know anything about her but she looks like she could be a good root!

    Oi! Lift your standards.

    Some of her Google images make Grumpy Cat look happy!

  14. struth

    ZOE Daniels is leaving Washington DC after four years as the ABC’s Washington Bureau Chief. Today, she signs off on a familiar theme: Trump is the worst

    Hope she is going by sailing boat.
    I’d hate to think my taxes paid for the flight that just tipped us over the 25th point of no climate return.

  15. Russell

    Doesn’t anyone think that Daniels is leaving now because she can see the writing on the wall? She knows now that our man will win his next term and she doesn’t want to be around to eat crow. And she also knows that the impeachment process will fail and that is a double wammy for such a Trump hater.
    It must be such a bad time for her – all that disappointment and frustration – time to go home to mother.
    But I have to wonder what their ABC has cooked up for her. Maybe a replacement show for Q&A co-hosted with that other rabid lefty Trioli who is likely bored with her current job already.
    Anyone take my bet on it?

  16. Snoopy

    But I have to wonder what their ABC has cooked up for her.

    Whatever it is you can be sure she will be paid double what as she’s been getting.

  17. Mother Lode

    What is the point of a journalist who cannot enlighten with regards to the subject, but instead broadcast his opinion.

    If what he reports is so at odds with what actually happens in the US (her enlarging upon an opposition to the President that does not exist, lamenting disasters that have not happened, warning of crises that did not eventuate, focussing on impeachment has fail turned out to be a farce etc. And at the same time fail to notice the rallying of American industry, the quickening of confidence, the burgeoning of the ranks of the employed, the increasingly buoyant circumstance of the vast but reticent body of ordinary men) then she is hopelessly unsuitable for the post.

    And possibly an suitable for any post!

    A person who has listened to the ABC would be bewildered by developments and sorely unprepared for unfolding events. They have supplied…nothing. Or worse, unalloyed error.

    She has been a failure as a reporter and the ABC as a news source.

    A promotion no doubt awaits – amid a realm of ignorance she has been a beacon of piffle.

  18. Mother Lode

    I swear I wrote ‘she’, not ‘he’.

    I am stumped.

  19. Mother Lode

    focussing on impeachment has fail turned out to be a farce etc. And at the same time fail to notice the rallying of American industry, the

  20. Chris M

    It’s astounding ABC can find so many dim NPC’s. Rather like selling yourself only without the need of client satisfaction.

  21. Rayvic

    The ABC as a whole — not just Zoe Daniels — consistently reports on Donald Trump with a deliberate negative bias.

    This is unprofessional, if not unethical, of a supposed impartial taxpayer-funded broadcaster.

    As there are many independent information sources these days covering the US and other countries, there is no longer justification for the ABC to station reporters in those countries. Consequently, the Coalition government should conduct a review of the overseas operations of the ABC with a view to closing them down.

  22. Isn’t Zoe Daniel the professional j’ismist who based political stories on what her toddlers were saying?
    Eg. “Trump is bad man” spoken by her toddlers (wonder where the infants got that from?) = story about how Trump is obviously a total arsehole coz even kids in the sandpit were saying so.

  23. Publius

    the crowd she’s cozy with don’t think she ‘missed anything. just sayin

  24. The CIA has outlived its usefulness. Time to lay off those 20,000 foreign language newspaper readers.

    Perhaps I should say “Make redundant.”

  25. Tom

    You can’t do public interest journalism when you loathe democracy and capitalism so, naturally, the ABC specialises in it.

  26. miltonf

    As there are many independent information sources these days covering the US and other countries, there is no longer justification for the ABC to station reporters in those countries. Consequently, the Coalition government should conduct a review of the overseas operations of the ABC with a view to closing them down.

    Precisely. Stuck in the the pre internet days.

  27. Cui Bono

    A sad case of a media studies graduate who missed the story: media bias destroys media

  28. Penguinite

    Not missed, which can seem accidental, but intentionally omitted.

  29. Craig Mc

    They’ll find another prize idiot to replace her. They and Fairfax always do.

  30. The Fifth Bike Rider of the Apocalypse

    I have it on good authority that when reporting on American politics, especially when the subject was President Trump or the Republicans, Daniels was such a lightweight that she had to carry two house bricks to prevent her floating away.
    But there was one thing in favour of her reporting, she toed the ABC’s official anti-Trump line and will be suitably rewarded on her return.

  31. BorisG,

    I didn’t realize CL was such a conspiracy theorist.

  32. Not Impressed

    Zoe interviewed her child (I think he was 7 at the time) about whether he was scared on PDT winning with a predictable outcome. Call that journalism?

  33. dover_beach

    I didn’t realize CL was such a conspiracy theorist.

    LOL, it was all a coincidence.

  34. My favourite Zoe moment is when she asked her children to opine in front of a microphone on their opinion of Donald Trump. Oddly, #theirABC broadcast their comments. The poor little nippers didn’t sound the full quid however. Surprisingly, Zoe was really indignant that she was criticised for this. And now she’s “heading home” to the generous bosom of the national broadcaster. Lucky us!

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