January 11, 2020 | Reading Time: 2 minutes
Weekend Reads: ICYMI
What you missed this week.
Journalists can pay attention only to one thing at a time. This means news events can seem unrelated. For this reason, I spent every day this week connecting as many dots as I could between the president’s impeachment and the military assassination of Iran’s top general. Knowing what we know about Donald Trump, I figured impeachment was probably the reason for his decision. Well, it turns out, I was right. The Wall Street Journal said as much nearly 30 paragraphs into a 2,200-word story.
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Here’s what I wrote last week. Many thanks! —John Stoehr
IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
MONDAY JAN. 6
Why Doesn’t Anyone Believe Donald Trump? Because He was Impeached
Impeachment was the end of his supply of benefit-of-the-doubt.
TUESDAY JAN. 7
Did Trump Stand to Gain by Ordering Soleimani’s Death?
He Thought So Again, it’s backfiring.
WEDNESDAY JAN. 8
Just Say It: Trump Had Soliemani Killed Because He Was Impeached
Fortunately, normal people are connecting the dots.
THURSDAY JAN. 9
Mike Lee and Rand Paul Can Put Up or Shut Up
Please dear liberals, don’t be so gullible.
FRIDAY JAN. 10
The Wall Street Journal Accidentally Reports the Plain Truth about Soleimani’s Assassination
Yup, it was because of Trump’s impeachment.