We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Welcome to the next four years. The MSM is out to get Trump and since their own reputation is already trashed they have no compunction in running with any juicy story that makes Trump look bad. MSM = fake news and they don't even try to hide it anymore. At least Walter Cronkite gave the appearance of sincerity when he lied on TV news. Imagine the irony of the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism. The name will now have to be changed to the Walter Cronkite Award for looking superior and sincere while reading the fake news in journalism.
When Vox is scolding you for not being a reputable news source, you know you've sunk about as far as you can go.
The interesting thing is that when you posted the original item about "all the high-level people at State quitting" I was going to make a comment about how terribly wrong the whole story was, but I saw several other commenters had already beaten me to it. The internet puts out a lot of garbage, but it can quickly stomp on a fake news story, too.
The U.S./Clinton backed the wrong horse in the Bosnian war. The long standing problem in the greater Yugoslavia will never be solved and can never be solved without one side being destroyed. IMHO we picked sides and we picked the wrong side. As brutal as it is to say it what Yugoslavia needed was a purge to drive out the Muslims. Someday that will happen or the Muslims will drive out the Christians. But either way until that day comes the area will be ungovernable and the bitter fight will continue.