It was supposed to be one of the gotcha moments for Trump. Trump essentially blew it off. But she made sure to get in “satanism” and “pedophiles” and “conspiracy theory.”

But it would have been a lot more interesting if Trump had been asked about Ghislaine Maxwell, a personal acquaintance of his, who is now in jail awaiting charges. The last time he just said “I wish her well” and despite a couple of days of tut-tutting, the “story” was simply dropped. The media will report on a development in the case, but they always treat it as an isolated incident, a “scandal” over there, that has nothing to do with Trump, or Biden, or the government in general, or anything. That would be a “conspiracy theory.”

If the media were really so anti-Trump, Ghislaine Maxwell, and Donald Trump’s and his family’s rather close ties to her and Jeffrey Epstein, would be a major story. Throw in Prince Andrew, and it’s a blockbuster story, pure clickbait on the most shallow tabloid level all the way to interesting and far-ranging questions about the nature of the various elite classes.

But now, all they want to talk about is “conspiracy theories” and “cannibals” and other weird stories on the internet. “QAnon” has become a sort-of catchall for “stuff they say on the internet that we won’t.” They are doing the same as they did with “Pizzagate” where the story changed from the DNC emails, DNC fixer James Alephantis, and Clinton’s campaign manager, John Podesta, and instead turned into a story about “internet conspiracy theories” and a crazy guy who brought a gun into a pizza shop.

All the journalists and researchers at the New York Times and the Washington Post certainly know more about the Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell case, what the case means for some of the most powerful people in America of the last generation, like Les Wexner and Glenn Dubin, and the connections to various political figures like Donald Trump and Bill Clinton – and Deutchbank.

All those journalists know about Epstein’s ties to “intelligence.”

The journalists and researchers at the New York Times and the Washington Post know as much as we do, far more. They have access to more information, more sources, and more research. Certainly there are plenty in that group that have an interesting analysis of the story, the players involved, and the implications of the fact already on the record.

But the Washington Post and the New York Times just won’t touch it. They won’t make an issue of it, even though it could certainly hurt Donald Trump, likely more than the oddest embellishment on the internet about “QAnon.”

Say what you will, the system works.