You raised some very good points in this. No question that vague assumptions and pronouncements on hacking the election are now classic symptoms of media failure. The couching of insinuating questions with no real content is also a symptom of media laziness. It may have been my fault for not paying attention but I never thought that the “hacking the election” meme was the real concern. Although I am upset that I missed the risotto recipe. The issue is the web of connections linking Trump directly to Moscow. The links between Trump and the cohort he is creating to Russia need to be investigated and confirmed or denied before January 20. For those of us who happen to have long professional experience with public and private IT services we know everything has been hacked. That is a huge problem in its self but also an indictment of public media that fails to educate the population on what this stuff means. This disastrous election was very much a result of the ignorant using ignorance to manipulate the slightly more ignorant. It’s an historical quirk that Russia has been a master at this game for several hundred years. We just stumbled into their game and handed them a useful fool.