/2 Calling old stuff new is old, not new. This - "the Special Counsel's abuses are shocking!", when the Special Counsel's tactics are utterly routine, and while arguably bad are used every day -- has recent precedent.
The PATRIOT ACT.
/3 For YEARS after the PATRIOT ACT, it was the fashion in journalism and online rabble-rousing to attribute routine law enforcement actions to the PATRIOT ACT. Example: a 2009 story pretending that the dipshittery-on-an-airliner statute was new. It wasn't https://t.co/YJPYdL0jsl