Mollie Hemingway of the Federalist documents the latest legacy media malfeasance.

As Joe Biden’s presidency fails and his 2024 campaign falters, the media and other Democrats are hitting the big red panic button and bringing back their Russia-collusion hoax for another spin.

Joe Scarborough, the MSNBC host who sets Democrat talking points, spent last week claiming Biden’s 2024 troubles aren’t due to his unpopular policies or lack of mental acuity but rather a secret and nefarious Russian plot to help Donald Trump win the election. Scarborough excitedly claimed Republicans in Congress were working with Russian President Vladimir Putin to help Trump win. Putin endorsed Biden in February, for what it’s worth.

Democrats’ ability to push their Russia hoax 2.0 is hampered by the previous Russia-collusion hoax they peddled from 2016 through 2019. That lie was exhaustively and painstakingly debunked, but Scarborough has bitterly clung to it and wants to rewrite history.

“One of the maddening things that you will see out there, people talking about the Russian hoax. They keep talking about the Russian hoax,” Scarborough said, calling out The Wall Street Journal for its reporting against the Russia-collusion hoax. “Russian disinformation is being spread on the House floor by Republican members. Here we have more reporting of what has never really stopped. That is, Vladimir Putin and Russia are trying to help Donald Trump get elected again! Hoax? There is no hoax!” he shouted.

The Russia-collusion hoax was the incredibly false and damaging lie that Trump conspired with Russia to steal the election, not the fairly obvious fact that Russia spreads propaganda. Scarborough leaves out the whole actual hoax in his retelling. He does not mention the fabricated Steele dossier, the debunked pee tape, the lies about Michael Cohen going to Prague for secret meetings with Russian officials, the fraudulent efforts to secure warrants to spy on Trump affiliates, the spying by Rodney Joffe, the Alfa-Bank hysteria, or any of the other falsehoods the media and other Democrats peddled for years.