Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Publishes “Fake News” Gets Rebuked by ODNI…

The ridiculous scope of the undermining anti-Trump media narrative is growing exponentially more stupid as the content of their “stories” never match the alarmist headlines they are attempting.

The latest example from Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal is so over-the-top ridiculous, even the Office of the Director of National Intelligence rebuked it publicly.

The Wall Street Journal leads with a headline: “Spies Keep Intelligence From Donald Trump on Leak Concerns”… (there might be a paywall, so we’ll screen grab the lead)

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However, about half way through the article you find the part which actually rebukes the entire framework of the presentation:

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Oh, so, um, well, wait, “Spies keep intelligence from Donald Trump on leak concerns” – isn’t actually spies keeping intelligence from Donald Trump on leak concerns.

Oh, OK, gotcha.

So why did they even write the article?

At this point, your guess is as good as anyone’s…

However, given the litany of current nonsense, the Office of The Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) responds thus:

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“Fake News”…. what can I tell ya…

….”complicated business folks,… complicated business”…

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166 Responses to Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal Publishes “Fake News” Gets Rebuked by ODNI…

  1. thefrankproject says:

    Is there a link to the DNI source document please?

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    • sundance says:

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      • KitKat says:

        I just read a post elsewhere by someone who noted that among the benefits of having Flynn around, was that he could tell if the president was being served up crap.

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        • R-C says:

          You don’t need a Flynn to be able to do that. Any competent, seasoned intel officer can do that, without need of a ‘big name’.

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          • maga2016 says:

            if they are all so competent how come they invaded Iraq?

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            • R-C says:

              Surely, you’re not seriously going to lay our appearance in Iraq on intelligence officers, as opposed to the POLITICIANS who gave the orders.

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            • John R says:

              Another large factor with Iraq is that (as I understand), Saddam was specifically spreading information that they did have stockpiles. I think that they were projecting to have weapons they didn’t have and the US intelligence had triangulated sources indicating they existed. Whether there was some that was moved out to Libya, Syria etc is another story and also possible. I think the main issue is that most intelligence is not 100% confirmed. It is the best possible estimate of the situation based on a discrete set of sources, some with more or less credibility than others. I mean realistically it is not practical to wait until a CIA officer is able to actually visit a bunker and seek or test the weapons to determine if they exist. Kind of like Iran now. I think it is obvious to most that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons, and it is very unlikely that the intelligence communities will have concrete proof until it is too late.

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              • grannysue says:

                You’ve been had. Saddum did not have weapons of mass destruction. The war with Iraq was planned years in advance by the globalists. Read contract for a New American century that Bush sr and Jr signed along with Rumsfield, Cheney and a host of others. This whole war was done to put in place the Patriot Act, to steal resources from the middle east and to run up our countries debt so huge that a economic collaspe would happen. Research about 9/11 and not take what the corrupt media has told you. How did building seven collapse without being hit, why was Marvin Bush in charge of security for the twin towers, why was Norad told to stand down, why was airlines stock shorted days before the attack, why did the buildings fall like a controlled demolition, why were the Bin Laden family flown out of Houston after the attack when all planes were grounded, why were the pilots trained in Jebs state of Florida when he was governor. The Bush family has a whole lot of explaining to do.

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                • SezPlez says:

                  I’m w/you grannysue!

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                • TJ says:

                  We’ve all been neo-liberal-CONNED. 😉

                  1998 Iraq Liberation Act

                  The Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 is a United States Congressional statement of policy stating that “It should be the policy of the United States to support efforts to remove the regime headed by Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq…”[1][2] It was signed into law by President Bill Clinton, and states that it is the policy of the United States to support democratic movements within Iraq. The Act was cited in October 2002 to argue for the authorization of military force against the Iraqi government.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Liberation_Act

                  Ahmed Chalabi

                  Ahmed Chalabi was an Iraqi politician, a founder of the Iraqi National Congress (INC).
                  [..]
                  The INC often worked with the media, most notably with Judith Miller, concerning her WMD stories for The New York Times starting on 26 February 1998.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ahmed_Chalabi

                  “Our swollen budgets constantly have been misrepresented to the public. Our government has kept us in a perpetual state of fear — kept us in a continuous stampede of patriotic fervor — with the cry of grave national emergency. Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it by furnishing the exorbitant funds demanded. Yet, in retrospect, these disasters seem never to have happened, seem never to have been quite real.” Gen. Douglas Macarthur July 30, 1957

                  https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Douglas_MacArthur

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      • Thanks for curating that, Sundance…….There is almost always a paywall on WSJ, The W. Post and the NYT for me as I go through my free articles in about two readings of Drudge….. Yes, I have contacted Matt Drudge and asked him why he posts this stuff that many readers cannot read…….I will subscribe to these idiots when they pry my checkbook out of my cold, dead hands…….

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      • grannysue says:

        Think about this. So the corrupt intelligence agencies were able to give Obama a traitor and Hillery a traitor intelligence info and they wanted to withhold it from Flynn and Trump. Trump better do some firing of those in the FBI and CIA who are globalists plants and quick.Arrest them and put your own people in Trump. Obama did it.

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  2. rebel53blog says:

    I don’t trust Murdoch or his sons after their shenanigans in the UK.

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  3. spren says:

    This type of reporting is a mirror image of the one last night in the NYT. They make declarative statements, and then a few paragraphs later completely refute what they had just said. Murdoch is not a friend of this administration and his desired flavor can even be seen in a lot of Fox News coverage.

    Beyond that, just even trying to take them at face value these articles are absurd. So, the IC which is leaking classified information to the media is afraid to inform Trump of intelligence-related matters because they are afraid of leaks! How can these people even write drivel like this?

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    • Joe Knuckles says:

      They obviously just want to keep beating the drum with the fake headlines to keep their base of ignorant voters believing that crap.

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    • Iceland80$ says:

      Ah, but there are large numbers of folks who never read past the headline. I have had SO many arguments on social media that result from this. The msm know this, so they push the provocative headline and a teaser first paragraph. Only far down in the article they plant the disclaimer so they don’t get sued. That demonstrates this is intentional.

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        This requires some low tech technology. Anyone with the expertise that is able to post the entire article should do so. BUT, only in the following manner.

        Headline (prior to article) . Article from (NYT, Wash Po, other source) Refutes Itself after
        Headline. Or,” Lies At First, Then Buries Correction Past Where Most Would See It. ”

        Post article, highlight in bright yellow, words contained in article further down that destroys,
        walks back initial headline, suggested narrative. Post on as many social media sites as
        possible, because that’s where the most aggressive lying is occurring. (I know this for fact
        as my daughter falls into the dis information trap regarding Trump on an ongoing basis).

        Check beforehand if article is behind firewall if they can come back at you for copyright
        violation. Someone here should be able to

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      • Notmeagain says:

        And, if they are behind a paywall and you don’t know a tricky way around it, all the reader ends up knowing is the lying lede. So, best way to fight is to undermine their paywall, I guess.

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    • JoAnn Leichliter says:

      Yes, the writing of such articles–defame for several paragraphs, then back off a bit very late in the story–has become an art form. And you do have to love the idea that people are leaking stuff to the press because–they are afraid of leaks. Sigh.

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  4. SpanglishKC says:

    I pray we can find out who all of these people are that have been doing this and criminally charge them sooner rather than later.

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    • R-C says:

      Should be fairly easy to figure it out. There is finite capability to perform the surveillance of LTG Flynn’s telephone conversations. The trail won’t be that wide or trampled–it’ll be a small contingent, quite easy to find due to metadata, etc.

      And as I’ve said elsewhere: collection of intelligence on US Persons is very serious business, indeed. Whoever did sowithout lawful authorization–along with anyone who knew of, handled, processed, or disseminated (“leaked”) the information did so in contravention of federal law.

      Felonies have been committed.

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      • JoAnn Leichliter says:

        Of course, just before she rode iff into the sunset, Loretta Lynch signed a directive authorizing the NSA to release its collected data to other agencies and law enforcement. Voila: we have just sidestepped the Constitution’s 4th Amendment! Happy trails, all!

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      • Felonies have been committed.

        And, why does that matter? Only Republicans/conservatives are impacted by laws; the other side isn’t affected at all.

        I do actually find the WSJ point to be semi-credible as why would the Deep State (et al.) just hand info to an administration they loathe? They might give him info, but not much or willingly.

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    • John Galt says:

      “I pray we can find out who all of these people are”

      I think Sessions is working on that. Reporters are putting themselves on the wiretap list.

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  5. Grannysue says:

    They are headed in their direction of impeaching Trump. That is where this is headed. The globalist and their minions refuse to give up power. The Wall Treet Journal had an article today comparing Trump to Watergate. These media outlets and newspapers need to be shut down for several reasons. The first is for decades the globalists have used the media to put out their propaganda. It is as bad as Goebbels propaganda and us even worse at times. Unless the truth can be put out by our press this fascist takeover will destroy our country.

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  6. fleporeblog says:

    These morons will never realize that with every BS story that comes out, more and more Americans are jumping on the Trump train. This is actually having the reverse effect on the American public.

    Since our President was elected, the stock market has performed at a level where as of today, it has gone up 2.8 Trillion dollars.

    45% of Americans see the country heading in the right direction. Never once during Obama’s administration did they produce that percentage.

    After today’s meeting between Bibi and our President, they real hope for a solution between Israel and the Palestinians is a real possibility because countries like Egypt, SA and Jordan will also be at the table.

    ISIS fighters in Mosul are walking away from the battlefield. ISIS no longer has the funding or backing of our country.

    Mattis told the NATO countries that you either pay up your 2% of America may have to moderate their support. That is like the mafia shacking down folks for protection.

    I could go on but I think you get my point.

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    • I agree 100,000,000,000%! The majority of Americans believe the media is dishonest so at some point people begin to think “Well, they said President Trump was lying to me, but they are always lying to me, therefore the only logical explanation is that President Trump must be telling me the truth”. I mean they did the exact same thing during the campaign… and we all know how that turned out! 😉 #MoreWinning 😛

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        This is as direct a confrontation between Capitalism and Marxism as we’ve seen in our lifetimes, as the rabid Left is now publicly displaying their HATRED for America.

        So our people are being given a choice… Do we improve the system that got us here, or the one that invariably descends us into Venezuelan-style chaos?

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      • redlegleader68 says:

        Hence, the Rally In Florida Saturday … just sayin’ … 😉

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      • Trumppin says:

        on fb i had a ton of friends who were silent through obama years, started to wake up in the general election to trump but it is now after jan 20th that i am seeing a huge awakening to #MAGA vs fake news .. I slap my head all the time wondering where have you people been?

        I take all that as an real example of how the media/democrats and rinos against trump are indeed losing in the end of all this. Trumps support is building. especially from all this deep state exposure.

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    • R-C says:

      I certainly get your point–but the slavering NWO/globalist zealots who oppose Trump do not. They’re seemingly hell-bent on destroying the entire nation, if need be, in their hot pursuit of our president. He’s costing them billions, and they are desperate. Perhaps desperate enough to foment a coup d’etat…the reappearance of ‘ex’-CIA operative McMuffin points to a very dark corner, indeed. (We’ll see on that in the fullness of time.)

      These so-called ‘deep state’ apparatchiks are laboring under the misbegotten idea that, because they’ve gotten away with their shenanigans up until now, they’ll do so again, and are free to break federal law as and when they see fit. They think they’re more clever than the rest of us; that they–and they only–have the capacity for upper-level thinking. They think they have Mr. Trump (he of the blisteringly high IQ) over a barrel. They clearly think they have it all figured out, and will stop at nothing to stop Trump.

      What the ‘deep staters’ haven’t bargained on is that we (Trump’s 60 million voters) are wise to them, and have had quite enough of their baloney.

      If these ‘deep state’ lurkers don’t cease and desist, they will eventually find themselves in ‘deep doo-doo’.

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    • These morons will never realize that with every BS story that comes out, more and more Americans are jumping on the Trump train. This is actually having the reverse effect on the American public.

      Let’s go with the people (like my 76-yr-old mother) who only get their info from the Lugenpresse. Trump issues an EO regarding the travel ban on Syrians (yes, there were others, but Syrians were emphasized). A WA state judge issues a stay, and the 9th Circus upholds the stay (Mom: we look like fools to the rest of the country). As the show goes on, people (like Mom) will start asking a few questions:

      aren’t we fighting Syrians?
      why do we want them here?
      why can’t the President keep out people who want to hurt us?

      Of course, Mom has the (dis)advantage of me nattering in her ear, but for other people the doublethink will catch up as people realize (slowly, perhaps) that the Lugenpresse keeps contradicting itself.

      Note that Mom wasn’t that excited about Trump either (and even thought about not voting), but has come around over the past few months and was very happy that he won (she’s loathed Hillary for years over the insults to stay at home mothers). She’s also excited about how Trump is taking charge and getting things done.

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    • stonedome says:

      my spouse is finally seeing the latent growth in a 401k released

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  7. Dizzy says:

    I’m a young guy, born just after the end of the USSR. When I read about propoganda campaigns in Soviet territories, it alwayd seemed so alien to me that even 10% of the citizenry would ever take their state or state-corroborated media at face value. How could people not realize the flagrant falsehoods, agendas and narratives of the people writing this stuff? How could people not see the lies of omission and distortions of merely technically true statements spun to buttress grander lies? Having never seen it so blatantly, in real time, it was difficult to conceive of.

    Now I’m living it. And watching as people echo narratives by reflex yet have no arguments of their own to back them up when challenged. It’s like a parasite spread by social pressure to parrot the oldest, loudest, sternest and most recognized voice in the room. It’s absolutely horrifying to witness this.

    Dystopian novels were a favorite of mine, because the scenarios were so exotic like space-faring sci-fi or magic and dragons fantasy. Now the genre just makes me depressed, like historical fiction during terrible wars.

    This hydra that is the lugenpresse needs to be slain by the sword of truth. They are absolutely shameless.

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    • M33 says:

      Born in the 80s myself, and I completely understand your perspective.

      As a store owner that features the Constitution at the checkout desk, I can tell you there are loads of folks who see that and say “Oh I should really send this to Trump because you KNOW he hasn’t read it!”

      Pisses me off everytime, because I know all they are doing is echoing what happened at the DNC. Whenever I have had the nerve to press them on it, I ask what did Trump do or say that would cause them to think that?

      You know what happens?
      They don’t have any answer.

      This is brainwashing on a level I have never before witnessed in my life. It is frightening to behold, so I truly truly understand where you are coming from.

      The funny thing is, before the DNC thing, people used to assume I must be a Republican because I was promoting the Constitution at the desk.

      How quickly the Democrats suddenly “embraced” the Constitution after it was waved around as something to attack Trump with.

      It is disgusting.

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      • I actually have socks older than you two…..grin

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        • M33 says:

          LOL

          Yeah, lots of thing are older than us. But what does age matter?

          My best friend is in his 70s.
          My wife is certainly older than me.
          Nealy all of my friends are in their 40s-70s.
          I’ve never really “fit” into my “generation”.

          Good thing, maybe…

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          • It does not matter……Just joking with you…. :0) If you are on the Trump train at your age, I’m damned proud of you guys as an older guy……

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          • Dekester says:

            Great stuff! I was like you. In my thirties I had a close friend in his eighties. He had grown up in depression ravaged Saskatchewan Canada. I learned a great deal from that fine man.
            Some folks are young at heart, yet have an old soul.

            What we have now in the media, is simply propaganda.

            It is dangerous, very dangerous. Yet the President by going straight to the people via social media has, I think turned them into blathering fools.

            Tremendous patriots like Sundance, and so many of the posters on this site are doing a marvellous job of neutering these bar stewards.

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          • Oldschool says:

            Omg, a kindred spirit! Back in the 70’s, I watched all the loons of my generation and always felt I didn’t belong. At 17 I had an “America, Love it or Leave it” bumper sticker on my car. Got a lot of ridicule back then. Who knew that those people would return in positions of power to carry on their destruction of our culture and country.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Myself, a boomer, smiling this morning to see you young guns here at the treehouse. Hope!!!

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          • no-nonsense-nancy says:

            I will be 72 next week. I grew up in the 1950s in the worst of the cold war. Many people my age remember the fear of communism that they drilled in us on a daily basis. Aside from constant news reels at the beginning of all theater movies of scenes from WW2, we had disaster drills in our towns. When a certain whistle blew from the fire house we had to get down on the floor and crawl under our desks until it stopped, which seemed like an eternity. Little girls like me in our dresses on the dirty floor. Whatever sitting under desks was going to do to help protect us in an atomic bomb attack I have no idea. I love meeting and reading about young people, such as yourselves, who are seeing the light and joining in on this “Trump Train” of a revolt against the very tyranny that I feared so much growing up. Even my mid 40s daughter thinks she experienced the cold war but she only witnessed the very end of it.

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            • I’m even a bit older than you, Nancy, so I remember much of what you do as well. But what got me, since I didn’t really believe what I thought was US govt propaganda, was finding out that Communism was even worse than the US propagandists told us it was! I found that out when my husband and I moved to Switzerland and began to meet many refugees from Communist regimes to the east of us.
              OMGosh! The stories they told – horrifying! Full of deceit and betrayal. How did the US folks miss the boat on the true evils of Communisim? The true evils were what was and is bad about our own govt – over-reaching, too big, too intrusive, too controlling… etc.

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      • Paul Killinger says:

        Then they should READ IT!

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      • stonedome says:

        they don’t know what’s in it…just ask them. it’s like most christians and the bible. they only know what someone tells them is in it, and mostly it’s not.

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    • Paul says:

      Imagine what those of us who learned of reality through Russian friends during the cold war think of this. Utter madness!

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    • Sentient says:

      I hope your generation is as wise as you. It’s beyond bizarre to see the left stoke Russophobia unparalleled since the McCarthy era (when it was actually warranted) and pillory a validly elected president for the crime of waging peace with the biggest, most heavily armed country on Earth, throwing in with the war-seeking military-industrial complex they so continuously warned us against.

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      • M33 says:

        It is very weird.
        The left used to be the anti-war bunch.
        Now they’re like WBush 2.0+WhackoLeft.

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        • suejeanne1 says:

          All the Russiaphobia is alarming – why are some people trying to push us into a conflict with Russia? Why are all those troops from NATO going to the Polish border? Why wasn’t anyone alarmed when Obama cancelled the Missile Shield? If folks are so up in arms about a phone conversation Mike Flynn had, why aren’t they finally going after Hillary regarding that uranium deal? And why – when Obama said he could “be more flexible” after the 2012 election – all this energy in declaiming Russia and in particular, Putin? Is it possible some European leaders like Merkel have some sort of idea of pushing all the refugees into a swath of land on the Russian border? Or even putting the squeeze on Poland, only Poland doesn’t know it yet.

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        • SezPlez says:

          Not so weird when one awakens to the fact that they get their marching orders from the same people. It’s been one long run: Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama.

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      • stonedome says:

        mccarthy was right…just look at sean penn

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        • no-nonsense-nancy says:

          That;s right. In the 50s many actors were blackballed because they were accused of being communists. They probably were. Why aren’t these radical left celebrities being called out for it now. Instead the conservative ones are. BTW, the president of the actors guild at that time was no other than actor Ronald Reagan!

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    • TwoLaine says:

      Bibi made a statement yesterday, in response to a question, that really caught my attention:

      “But rather than deal with labels, I want to deal with substance. It’s something I’ve hoped to do for years in a world that’s absolutely fixated on labels and not on substance. So here’s the substance. There are two prerequisites for peace that I laid out two — several years ago and they haven’t changed. First, the Palestinians must recognize the Jewish state.

      They have to stop calling for Israel’s destruction, they have to stop educating their people for Israel’s destruction. Second, in any peace agreement, Israel must retain the overriding security control over the entire area west of the Jordan River because if we don’t, we know what will happen. Because otherwise, we’ll get another radical Islamic terrorist state in the Palestinian areas exploding the peace, exploding the Middle East.

      Now unfortunately, the Palestinians vehemently reject both prerequisites for peace. First they continue to call for Israel’s destruction inside their schools, inside their mosques, inside the textbooks. You have to read it to believe it.”

      In particular, the portion, “First they continue to call for Israel’s destruction inside their schools, inside their mosques, inside the textbooks. You have to read it to believe it.”

      “You have to read it to believe it”? UUUUHHHHH, WE UNDERSTAND! THE HATEFULS HAVE INFILTRATED our schools, our churches, our textbooks, our media, our children and grandchildren (It Takes A Village…), our everything, and are intent on destroying us. Every day, every minute, every hour. The quicker, the better.

      TRUMP could give this speech, and does, ALL the time. Yet the media and everyone else mocks him, because they know the messages are true, and they are the messengers. They are ALL F.A.K.E. They are calling for our destruction. We don’t need to read it to believe it. We’ve SEEN IT! With our own eyes.

      AND Speaking of F.A.K.E…. ALL I wanted was a transcript. Look at what I got!!!! It’s WAY PAST TIME to PULL THE PLUG on NPR FUNDING President TRUMP, PLEASE!

      Transcript And Analysis: Trump And Netanyahu Hold Joint Press Conference
      February 15, 2017

      http://www.npr.org/2017/02/15/514986341/watch-live-trump-netanyahu-hold-joint-press-conference-at-white-house

      We TOTALLY UNDERSTAND how Israel feels. We are fighting for OUR Homeland Too! Have been for a LONG, LONG TIME.

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      • Eskyman says:

        Wow, that’s… almost more “analysis” than it is transcript! The analysis, naturally since it’s NPR, “explains” that what the two leaders actually said isn’t what they mean, or is wrong, or both.

        I have an old friend, Navy vet and big-hitter in the NRA, who’s been Republican all his long life; he did vote for President Trump, but was doubtful; it’s just that he KNEW how bad Hillary was.

        Why was he doubtful about President Trump? Why, he listens to NPR every morning. That’s why.

        (I’ve asked him to turn it off when I visit him; he always jokingly says “I’m just listening to what the enemy is saying.” The problem is, he’s actually swallowing some of the kool-aid they’re offering, he just doesn’t realize it!)

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        • TwoLaine says:

          It was much more analysis than script. And I didn’t need to see any of it, but was not given a choice. I was shocked how far they have fallen. OK, maybe not. This is why I will watch/listen to most things on C-Span vs. on the tubes. I don’t need the background noise. 😉

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    • Paul says:

      We live in an era of mass hysteria

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      You are wise beyond your years. There are many of us I imagine who knew politicians lied in order to get re-elected and that the media was biased. Trump’s campaign and election has shed so much sunlight than even those who I considered “friendlys” in the past revealed themselves otherwise. STUNNING / JAW DROPPING / UN-IMAGINEABLE are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about how far our country has been courrupted. This is a massive job and our exterminator has lots of work to do.

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  8. Alison says:

    Absolutely disgusting. WSJ was the gold standard in daily newspapers for decades and now I wouldn’t touch it to wipe my muddy shoes.

    Thank you for posting the ODNI rebuttal, Sundance. It is most definitely time to click your ‘donate’ button, and I will sleep soundly tonight.

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  9. jdvalk says:

    As to why they wrote the article (sic), look no further than the NYT piece with a leading headline that was undercut by a disclaimer buried in the story. It’s all about “Bad Stuff ‘Bout Trump” 24/7, even to the point of headline pieces which self-sabotage but give the usual suspects in talking head land and the democrat side of the aisle grist for the mill.

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  10. Rex Brocki says:

    In the neck of the woods just to the north (Canada), there are a lot of Russian and Chinese immigrants, and do you know what almost ALL of them say? They say “The propaganda here (the U.S. and Canadian Mainstream Media) is unbelievably good… most of the people here actually believe it!”
    Quod Erat Demonstrandum. (Q.E.D. – “It stands proven.”).

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  11. triper57 says:

    Seems that the intelligence agencies are involved with a coup against the President, If not them then the Shadow Government or the News outlets or maybe all three.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I think it’s a select few individuals. While other employees may not have voted for Trump, or even like him, it takes someone with a warped sense of duty to country to break the law to set up a bogus claim about the sitting POTUS and his administration….of which THEY are a part.

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      • filia.aurea says:

        During the last part of Obama’s term, the IG issued a report that Obama appointees were switching to civil service positions, without going through the required OPM approval. It’s clear that the Transition team did not identify some, if not all, of those appointees.

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        • Lburg says:

          Wouldn’t running a database query easily float those people to the top of a list? Even if the transition team had identified all of them, then what?

          Investigate whether or not they had followed procedure? If not, they should be terminated immediately.

          If procedure was followed, then what? What can be done to remove those who followed procedure, still ‘hold the keys’ in various positions, and are likely to continue their mole-ish and potentially seditious behavior?

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          • filia.aurea says:

            Once the OPM head is nominated and confirmed, they need to look back at least 2 years for appointees that switched to C.S. positions. By some estimates, at least 500 people are moles. Whether they be former political appointees or not. Even the approved transfers may be problematic. A common tactic used by corporations or VC’s after spotting M&A targets or leveraged buy-out opportunities, is to place consultants inside the organizations’ various depts. It takes only a few weeks to identify the people loyal to former management. Once identified, outplacement (headhunters charged with luring people to accept another job) activities can begin. Many other avenues are available to remove moles from positions which have capacity to foul up the works.

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      • Lulu says:

        I completely disagree. I believe the vast majority of IC employees and most other federal bureaucrats care only about power and partisan politics, and feel entitled to disregard the Constitution, laws, basic decency in their zeal.

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  12. Michael Hennessy says:

    Waiting on AG Sessions announcement of a Grand Jury and the accompanying subpoenas to flesh out the felons that violated the Espionage Act by providing classified sigint to civilians. This was also a flagrant compromise of National Security revealing potentially intelligence gathering, sources and methods.

    Probably also going to find out whether an American citizen was targeted for surveillance or, if Flynn was inadvertently recorded while talking to a target if those recordings were legally preserved.

    In the first case they would have had to obtain a warrant to listen in. Highly unlikely in Gen Flynn’s instance. In the second case, they would have had to go to the FISA court to preserve the Flynn recording. Again not likely in Gen Flynn’s case.

    Recording an American citizen or keeping inadvertent recordings without FISA approval are both unconstitutional and serious crimes!

    The quicker Sessions gets to it the quicker the running narrative changes from a fairy tale to some serious reality in the form of lengthy hard time!

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    • R-C says:

      Absolutely right!

      Let the Grand Jury explore just who authorized intelligence agencies to collect on a US Person, LTG Flynn. And why.

      As you say, the rules are clear on this point. If no prior authority existed, then this material was collected illegally. Period, the end. And whoever was involved in that activity–the collector; the technicians; the analysts; the disseminator (“leaker”); the guy who heard about it at the bar that night and failed to report it–ALL are guilty of felony violations of federal law.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      And when we catch whoever did it, they may have some interesting stories to tell us about their co-conspirators as well.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      I suspect the laws involved would preclude him from making any sort of announcement, so it’s likely we may not hear about it until indictments are filed.

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      • Charlie says:

        Don’t hold your breath, DOJ has black hats embedded too. No doubt Sessions will stay the course but it may be a long uphill battle. Spring cleaning takes methodical patience.

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  13. LP says:

    This story has been circulating over the past week. The Guardian had it I believe last week.

    The WSJ has also circulated a story that there ‘may be ethics charges’ over Abe’s stay at Mar a Largo. If you read the lede and the content, buried on page 3 (snark), they conclude that their article is just well false.

    Can’t make this stuff up.

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  14. JAS says:

    Who all remember the WMDs in Iraq? That was the first thing that came to mind when I read SD’s post.

    Ultimate collusion in ultimate secrecy with a big serving of plausible deniability – that’s how they roll……

    “Proof?” “Truth?” “Accountability?” “Sorry, that’s above your clearance.”

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  15. sagatel says:

    Deep State, Shadow Government or a State within a state is a combination of a Pentagon, CIA, Wall Street fat cats, Banksters, Industrialists, some members of Congress, basically people with money, power and influence.

    During his presidential campaign Obama spoke openly against them but once he became a President he bailed them out with billions of taxpayers dollars and did nothing for those of us who were loosing our jobs, houses and life savings. Was there any difference between Romney, McCain, Hillary or Obama, I thought Obama was different and had good intentions but later I realized they all served the same master.

    We can say many unkind things about Obama but I still think he was better then warmongering McCain, Romney and insane HILLARY. He openly admitted that he was wrong on Libya and he stood his ground and did not bomb Syria when CIA presented him with fake info about Syrian government using chemical weapons against its own people. I remember how Linda boy and his mini me were pissed at Obama for not crossing the red line.

    President Trump is going to have some tough time dealing with this ”state within a state” and I hope he prevail…..but he should be very careful because these people are very dangerous.

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    • Paul Killinger says:

      Okay, follow the link to Obama’s newly activated “Organizing for Action” non-profit, and tell me what you think about him then.

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    • Charlie says:

      Thud… jaw hit the floor! Beginning paragraph “We – line.” participation ribbon BS!
      BO is a criminal! Too many points to scream about, “those of us who were loosing our jobs” BO NEVER CARED ABOUT YOU!!!!!! HE’S A LIBERAL COMMIE!!!!!!

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      Umm…NO! OBAMA IS A TRAITOR
      I’m convinced he has a hand in the deep state…not directly mind you but hrough his minions…it’s why he is rarely implicated directly in anything. It’s alll the Kenyan’s and I’m With Her supporters in goverment, intelligence, media and business that are criminally trying to undermine and destroy the President.

      Obama’s motives are clear: Ideology, hatred and revenge. This makes him the most dangerous retired president in our history.

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  16. maga2016 says:

    somehow the professional liars have to fill their fake news rags

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  17. Paul Killinger says:

    My hope is Ryan and McConnell are finally getting a clue as to what is actually going on, or they won’t have anything left to lead but their church choirs.

    For while Obama’s Leftist sycophants are coming after the President, their positions are next on their list!

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  18. Yes , I remember during the primaries there were 3/4 articles / opinion pieces a day against Trump and they went full on board with coordinated attack with the Billy Bush tapes that weekend ( drop out meme) had a prewritten long opinion piece by 2 legal guys / professors printed that Monday talking about what would happen WHEN Trump dropped out – was already stale by then because Trump said Sunday was not dropping out . That had to be all preplanned with the Ryan attempted GOPe coup against nominee Trump . Now going full board again , columnists who hate him and embarrassed by their miscalls – Henniger , Bret Stephens etc , this is watergate , oh no , his Presidency is doomed by his own lack of control blah blah etc etc what BS

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  19. tim glave says:

    My wife just made a great statement. We are trusting President Trump to take care of all these problems for us. So we the people need to stand up now and take care of Mr. Trump. Don’t support these companies that are playing politics. Don’t frequent establishments that hire illegals. Don’t send your kids to these sanctuary universities. Stand up. Fight for the USA. Never lay down. MAGA

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    • LKA in LA says:

      I agree Tim. Also, let’s begin with Meagan McCain on Fox. Let’s notify them that she is fake and only has her job because of daddy and he is a traitor with dementia.

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      • Patriot Lady says:

        And again–don’t notify FOX. Go where it will have real effect — all the advertisers– tell them you aren’t buying their products as long as they sponsor FOX or NYT, WSJ, ABC etc…. Remember what happened to Glen Beck in 2009 when his FOX sponsors, Ally Bank, Geico, Sargento Cheese, pulled out?

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    • Patriot Lady says:

      Boycott ‘these companies that are playing politics’ and contact the companies telling them you are doing so.

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  20. The Boss says:

    1-800-JOURNAL (568-7625).
    Subscription cancellation number for Wall Street Journal.

    Drudge needs to do a better job identifying click bait headlines. For too long now, too many headlines have little to do with the content. And as this article so well calls out, too often now the content is complete fakery. Drudge is becoming what the National Enquirer once was – a joke!

    Avoiding lousy links at Drudge: Right click on the Drudge headline to pull up Properties. Click on Properties. Then you can see which publication is linked to the headline. I will not click on WSJ, NYT and WaPo articles. They can all go straight to hell. Same with anything from Jonah Goldberg and George Will, though they seem to be rarities these days.

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  21. lettruthspeak says:

    Last night I was watching “The Eighties”, episode titled, “Nixon vs. the United States of America”. These decade documentaries were produced by CNN, although I watched it through Netflix. It is absolutely amazing how the media, and the Congress, both sides, didn’t care for Nixon, and basically how they went after and got him. It’s the same playbook being used on Trump. Only this time around things seem to be backfiring, at least a bit, and this is because the propagandists masquerading as the media have outed themselves to be the cancer on America, not the White House. It’s also amazing to listen back then, to those who were considered to be stalwart jounalists, and now one realizes how they were pretty much all political operatives, CIA, and just mouthpieces for the bad guys. Why any rational person, not forever trapped in their own cognitive dissonance would watch any network “fake news”, which is pretty much all made up at this point, is beyond comprehension. Thank God Trump supporters, and people who just love their country have given the media and D-rats and RINOS the face palm. They are nothing but a clown car posse of degenerate losers and liars.

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    • Beenthere says:

      Interesting that CNN places all that Nixon stuff as part of the 80s. It all occurred in the 1st half of the 1970s.(Nixon resigned in 8-75.)

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Have to mention him because they created him as the stereotypical bad guy. Only the liberal half of America hated Reagan, so trying to portray him as the next Nixon bad
        guy wasn’t as successful as they had planned. People actually like Reagan. Nixon
        got a lot of votes, but he wasn’t a remotely warm appearing individual. Easy to portray
        as a bad guy.

        Nixon’s the standard when the MSM brings up someone to hate. Even shows way
        after the fact had him as a character (Futurama, anyone? Wasn’t it made 25 plus
        years after Nixon left the White House?). Even now. Obamrosa supposedly
        intimidated an ABC “journalist”. The poor dear described the incident as
        “Nixonian”. They have to keep dredging up him to keep the narrative alive.

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    • Springstreet says:

      Last night, Fox News actually talked about government agents spying on Nixon … actions we are seeing again with Obama’s Loretta Lynch’s “leaks”. Fox’s wide eyed reporting is about 45 years late, but refreshing nevertheless. Perhaps next time they could report that “The Plumbers” legally uncovered the Joint Chief’s spy and then were disbanded (keeping some wiretaps in place to try and discover the spy’s traitorous “reporters”).
      Watergate was the story of covert government agents deposing an elected President … with the more than willing assistance of a Liberal Press. If somebody (Fox News?) was to investigate how the CIA’s E. Howard Hunt’s “Bungling Burglars” got plane tickets to J. Edgar Hoover’s funeral BEFORE he suddenly died … then maybe even James Comey (Hoover’s successor) could spring into action and discover what I wrote in “Watergate Fiction”.

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    • John R says:

      I had this same observation the other day when Flynn resigned. It is eerie when you start looking back at Watergate. Those same forces were out to get Reagan as well (see Iran Contra etc.) Another similarity (full disclosure – my sister worked for the White House under Bush jr) was Bush’s treatment by the media. They went to great lengths to make him look bad. I think that the concept of Deep State is in bed with the Democrats and has been for a very long time. Any President that threatens to cut budgets or departments is a particular target. What is clear is the the powers that be (primarily in the Democrat party) are aligned idealistically with the main stream media and deep state in a way that the Republicans never have been.

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  22. Beenthere says:

    When Murdock bought the WSJ about 15 yrs ago I knew back then he was going to change it to report news like most of his other rags. What a shame! So recently a mighty newspaper turned almost into fishwrap. To complete the transformation the WSJ now needs to add porno pics.

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    • Margaret M. says:

      Ditto! Even before Murdoch, the WSJ dismayed me by running long sob stories about people whose actions caused their own financial destruction (i.e. folks who bought inflated properties to flip, but got caught in the downturn, etc.). However, we could count on the editorial page to be righteous except for their stance on immigration. Eventually, the addition of “social” news and large color spreads became a waste of money and we dropped first the print edition and finally, the online version. Investor’s Business Daily is a better bet for news you can use. Online blogs and news aggregators serve our needs more fully. As for TV news, forget it. All repetition, lots of ads, and mostly propaganda.

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  23. Bob says:

    Click bait sells!

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  24. artichoke says:

    But the article only implies Trump got full information about security threats and plotting. The IC may be deciding what’s important enough to disclose fully to him and what they should keep back instead — which is unacceptable.

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  25. Travis McGee says:

    Unfortunately, this story is being reported now and will continue being reported throughout the day. Even by the good guys. (Dobbs, Hannity, etc.)

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  26. The Boss says:

    The whores at CNBC are dutifully carrying the story….
    http://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/16/trump-reportedly-kept-in-dark-about-intelligence-due-to-leak-concerns.html
    Be sure to let Katie Little know on Twitter what a useless whore she is…

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    • West Highlands says:

      This is what they’ve been doing ever since President Trump announced he was running. It’s always innuendo, sources say, current and former people familiar with but no names,but the headlines are always very “explosive”. Damage is the name of their game. I also believe that 24/7 cable news has helped to create this hysteria, one trying to out do the other with crazier and crazier guests and anchors and unsubstantiated garbage to get you to tune in. What a messed up game they play. I think I might tune in to CNN one day and see Marty Feldman and his crazy eyes as their anchor! haha

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  27. Trumppin says:

    My message for the day

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  28. Kaco says:

    I saw this on the TV today, it was very discouraging if our President is not receiving full intelligence briefings. Glad to see it isn’t true, but I don’t trust our intelligence right now anyway, so who knows.

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  29. flyingfox says:

    Not surprising. I get the WSJ every day and, if I didn’t need at least one newspaper to read every day, I would have cancelled my subscription last year. Since Trump became a candidate, the WSJ has not missed one single day attacking or casting aspersions on him or his administration. Since the local paper is even worse than the WSJ, I’m staying put. But I skip the articles about Trump.

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  30. VegasGuy says:

    If someone is so naive as to obtain all their worldly knowledge from MSM, then all I can say about such a person is “You Are What You Read”

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  31. 3x1 says:

    Saw the hardcopy WSJ this afternoon and this article was top-right (most visible) front page.

    Almost bought a copy to see who still advertises in it.

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