Talk about burying the lede! I was kind of frozen in last week, so I did something I'm finding increasingly hard to stomach. I watched cable news. If you watch anything but Fox News you'd probably have the strong impression that "Russian hacking" was about Vladimir Putin personally signing off on hacking election machines to ensure Trump won the 2016 US presidential election. Just like the notion that Iraq was somehow behind 9-11, any honest alphabet agent would admit this is false, but the media knows it isn't the truth that matters, it's the perception of the truth. The truth is, the Russians are being accused of leaking John Podesta's hacked emails (something Julian Assange of Wikileaks denies) and exposing the fact that Podesta was invited to a Satanic ritual and regularly uses code words widely known to refer to child pornography, and this, in fact, influenced the election.
What the media should be talking about, really, is the content of these emails because that's what this story is ultimately about. So here is a fairly unbiased take on it all: