Media, The Enemy of We The People…

Michael Isikoff highlighted how media is enmeshed within “Spygate” in February when he admitted his reporting was being used by the DOJ and FBI to advance the political objectives of the intelligence community. Additionally, FBI investigator Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page were shown in their text messages to be leaking stories from the Clinton Investigation, the Trump investigation, and the Mueller investigation to journalists at Politico, The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post. –SEE HERE

FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted by the Inspector General leaking stories to the media and then lying about it to INSD and IG investigators. FBI Director James Comey admitted to leaking stories to the New York Times, hiring his friend Andrew Richman (off-the-books), giving him access to FBI and NSA databases, and then leaking information to Richman along with another friend Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare blog.

Lest we forget, the IG report on how the FBI handled the Clinton investigation revealed that dozens of FBI officials were actually taking bribes from the media for information:

IG REPORT – We identified numerous FBI employees, at all levels of the organization and with no official reason to be in contact with the media, who were nevertheless in frequent contact with reporters. Attached to this report as Attachments E and F are two link charts that reflect the volume of communications that we identified between FBI employees and media representatives in April/May and October 2016. We have profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered during our review.

 

[…] We do not believe the problem is with the FBI’s policy, which we found to be clear and unambiguous. Rather, we concluded that these leaks highlight the need to change what appears to be a cultural attitude among many in the organization. (link to pdf – page Xii of executive summary)

Madness.

This is a career inspector general delivering fact-based criticism of the institution of the FBI, not simply a few rogue officials within it.

But wait….

Perspective:

Later it was revealed that Andrew Weissmann, Robert Mueller’s #1 special counsel prosecutor, was coordinating investigative efforts with the full support of four AP reporters who were giving Weissmann tips. That is information from journalists, provided to Weissmann, for use in his court filings and submitted search warrants.

Make sure you grasp this: The AP journalists were feeding information to their ideological allies within the special counsel.

Nuts; simply, well, nuts.

And then there’s Devlin Barrett, Lisa Page and Peter Strzok:

(Source Link – pdf Page #5)

Additionally, Christopher Steele has stated in U.K. court records the person in charge of the Clinton Campaign’s opposition research firm, Glenn Simpson from Fusion GPS, arranged and coordinated for Mr. Steele to talk to several journalists (CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Yahoo News and Mother Jones) while Mr. Steele was also the primary source of information for the FBI investigators (including Strzok and Page):

(Source – page #8)

Make sure you read that full response from Christopher Steele above to see the scope of the media engagements he was conducting.

As more evidence surfaces the relationship between journalists, Fusion-GPS, Chris Steele and the media’s DOJ/FBI sources begins blending together. The FBI was using media reports, which were based on Fusion-GPS pitches, to bolster its investigative documents to the FISA court. It is an intelligence laundry operation:

According to the U.K records, Christopher Steele reports this September 2016 meeting with Isikoff was arranged by Glenn Simpson. According to Michael Isikoff on his February podcast, he met Christopher Steele at a Washington, D.C. hotel in Sept. 2016. They were joined by his “old friend” Glenn Simpson, the founder of opposition research firm Fusion GPS, who Isikoff now defines as a “private investigator.”

So Christopher Steele was meeting with journalists, the journalists were writing articles; the FBI was leaking to media and simultaneously citing those same articles as underlying evidence to support their counterintelligence investigations; and all of this was used to validate the investigative documents the FBI was receiving from Christopher Steele; who, along with the leaking FBI officials, was also the source of the media articles.

FUBAR! This is exponentially bonkers.

This is a circle of information, all coming from Glenn Simpson at Fusion GPS, who was the opposition research firm being financed by Hillary Clinton, along with FBI officials who were using their own strategic leaks to validate their own investigation.

Think about the scale of the reporting, and reporting on reporting, of anonymous leaks, false leaks, lies from “people with knowledge of the matter”, “government officials involved in the matter”, “people familiar with the matter”, “government sources” etc. all going in one unified and semi-coordinated direction – against the aggregate Trump administration.

Now, it actually gets even more convoluted.

Christopher Steele has sworn under oath that he met with multiple journalists (at least eight organizations) in September, mid-October, and late-October 2016: “at Fusion’s instruction“. (pdf page #7)

Overlay upon that sworn admission with what Glenn Simpson (Fusion-GPS) told the House Intelligence Committee while also under oath about his involvement in sharing information derived from Christopher Steele:

(Testimony – pdf link, page #147)

…”without my knowledge and against my wishes”?

Huh?

FBI Director James Comey admits to leaking his ‘memos’ to the New York Times. FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was busted for leaking and lying about it. FBI #2 Counterintelligence Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page are caught in their text messages leaking to Politico, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.

…. AND the FBI is caught, in at least one FISA application, using Yahoo media reports provided by them AND their investigative source Christopher Steele to establish a basis for FISA “Title I” surveillance; the most intrusive and wide-open search and surveillance authority possible.

The Clinton Campaign is paying Fusion GPS to conduct opposition research against Donald Trump. In addition to Glenn Simpson pushing that opposition research into the media, Fusion GPS is also providing that opposition research –including information from contacts with media– directly to the FBI:

(pdf link – page #4)

… In addition to using the Fusion-GPS opposition research to underpin their counterintelligence investigation, the FBI then turn around and leak the same opposition research information to the media to create secondary support for their counterintelligence investigation.

Tell me again how the media can possibly write about this now?

The problem is not just corruption with the U.S. Justice System, the DOJ and the FBI; the problem is corruption within the media.

We’re talking about thousands of hours of media TV pundits, thousands more columns written, and almost every scintilla of it based on originating intelligence sources -from the larger intelligence system- that are now being exposed as duplicitous and conspiratorial in the scale of their malicious intent.

This larger story-line has traveled in one direction. The narrative has only traveled in one direction. Each thread converging on codependent trails for collective stories all going in one direction. One big engineered narrative endlessly pushed. Think about how far the collective media have traveled with this story over the past eighteen months?

Hell, twenty-something-year-old “journalists” were so committed to the resistance narrative they were even sleeping with their sources to get any little engineering angle possible.

Now, over a period of two years, it has become increasingly obvious the collective journey, using all that expended effort, was going in the wrong direction.

The media have fully invested themselves in eighteen months of narrative distribution in only one direction. Not a single MSM entity has questioned their travel as a result of false leaks or false sources in the totality of time they have covered the DOJ and FBI story.

Nothing within their collective need to will-an-outcome will change the media’s proximity to facts when the truthful story behind the DOJ and FBI corruption is finally exposed. The media are so far away from the place where this story ends, they have no inherent capability to even begin to travel in the opposite direction, toward the truth.

The only way they could align with the truth is to admit that virtually every scintilla of their reportage over the past two years was inherently false or manipulated by the “sources” distributing the material for their reporting.

There’s not a single media outlet capable of doing that.

Think about a New York Times, CNN, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, Yahoo News or Washington Post journalist now having to write an article deconstructing a foundation of two-years worth of lies they participated in creating.

Do we really think such a catastrophic level of corrupted journalism could reconstitute into genuine reporting of fact-based information?

EVER?

Impossible.

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302 Responses to Media, The Enemy of We The People…

  1. Merkin Muffy says:

    Page after page of lying to Federal investigators and defrauding courts of law. And not a damn thing is being done!

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Nothing MM.

      “Too big to fail.” Who said that?

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    • HerbyGal says:

      Nocrack of dawn FBI teams busting through their doors. Nope.

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    • Jederman says:

      Kind of odd isn’t it? The crime, corruption, sleazy, unethical behavior is not at all surprising.

      In addition, I’m not at all surprised that (as has been so well pointed out in numerous articles on this site) the craven fanatics on the Left (no PID, yet) have developed a detailed plan to illegally remove PT from office. Par for the course with Marxists.

      What I have real trouble with is figuring out why or side is content to play defense without themselves developing, at the minimum, a counter campaign to stop this illegal behavior.

      More importantly there obviously is no plan to bring them to justice. It looks like fear to me.

      Even a superficial study of dying countries/cultures shows that it always starts out slowly then when not stopped it accelerates faster and faster until there is complete collapse.

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      • helix35 says:

        Because most of “our side” are either active collaborators or tacit supporters of this treason.

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      • noswamp says:

        I do remember Trump saying “just you watch”. So I think the man has something ready for a few of the weasels. Not “the plan” but TRUMPS PLAN.

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      • Scott says:

        The first rule of government is to protect the organization you work for. Even our side will protect the wrongdoings of their enemies if punishing them would tarnish the good name of the whole as we have seen with Sessions and most likely Barr. The DOJ, FBI, CIA, NSA and Media are all guilty to some extent and they need a full revamp but it just will not happen because so many will not allow it to happen. Even if some get caught and some come forth it will still never happen. Perhaps POTUS will make a change before the election but I am doubtful.

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    • Realist says:

      Thats because they know that all roads lead back to Bath House Barry HUSSEIN Soetero Obama.

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  2. mr.piddles says:

    Excellent synopsis. Well done. With everything going on, it’s always good to be reminded exactly where things stand.

    The question is: if the MSM won’t take down themselves (the corruption is top-down, after all), who will take down the MSM? Hold them accountable?

    Ratings may dip, subscriptions might wane. Whatever. That alone is not enough to shake the tree. The only thing to change behavior is some form of legal action. Maybe Carter Page and the like winning some big libel/slander suits. Which will get 0.5 seconds of airtime, of course. But if there were an actual investigation into what we all know was a legitimate CONSPIRACY, then a handful of media persons could be directly implicated. The Evan Perez’ of the world. Maybe some were just useful idiots, sure, but the systemic nature of what we’ve seen over the past two years can’t be explained away so simply. Like “Derp! The FBI and DOJ really got us on THAT one!”. It’s a big Deep State Never-Trump Machine churning away, and the MSM are most definitely NOT sitting on the side waiting for scraps to fall out of the hopper. They’re their own little Cog in all that. And happy to be as much, you can be sure. Remember: they all go to the same cocktail parties. What do you think they talk about? Why, the topic of the day, of course! #Resistance

    So how will the MSM actually be held to account? I don’t know. The walls around those Ivory Towers are pretty high, it seems…

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      “The walls around those —>Ivory Towers<— are pretty high, it seems…"

      The bigger they are the harder they fall… when the time comes.

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      • flova says:

        Accountability? I’m still waiting for Obama who said he “was working under the radar” to take away our 2nd amendment rights and the ATF and DOJ officials he ordered in the Fast and Furious plan, with Holder at the helm, all to be thrown in jail for walking guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Guns that killed a lot of people.

        Not one official went to prison.

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    • Trump has been almost screaming this for 2 years, the MSM is the enemy of the people. They ARE the opposition. There is no “blurred line” between the Dems, left, and the partisans. They ARE the partisans. They ALL must be held to account. Some MUST at least go to prison for their complicity, some a worse fate should be used. WHY? Because they ALL betrayed their sacred charge, which is to speak the TRUTH to we the people, no matter WHERE or to WHOM it leads. They went from arbiters to cheerleaders.
      They FREELY betrayed the public trust.

      The ONLY solution to EVER get that back is to come clean, and burn it ALL down, meaning heads MUST roll, some maybe even LITERALLY. I believe there will be at least ONE, and perhaps ONLY one of the major MSM who will have a “turn” once the end is nigh for the Cabal. It will NOT be Fox, it has to be one of CBS, ABC, or NBC. Why will one turn?

      Self preservation AND the once in a lifetime chance to DESTROY the competition, ALL the competition. Will they do it for Truth, justice, or righteousness? NO, they will do it for $$ and the chance to go down in HISTORY as #1, the one media source who realized the truth that this was coup, and the one and ONLY wan to reveal it to the masses. Much like in a plea deal, the first to cop to the crime and implicate the others gets the best DEAL.

      This was all a sophisticated multi faceted spying and smear campaign using key MSM, Uniparty members of Congress the intelligence agencies of both the US and they Five eyes “allies”, and the Clinton and Obama political cartels and organizations. It morphed from simple dirt and Smear by ILLEGALLY gathered intel to PREVENT Trump from winning o an attempted coup de tat ONCE Trump was elected by the Obama admin and their senior cabinet and officials.

      Now, we are in the attempted coverup of the coup to protect those in the Obama administration who were complicit up to and INCLUDING Obama himself, it WAS ALL in his PDB, they know it, they KNOW Obama knew and SANTIONED it. They knew he was getting DAILY updates on its progress and ultimate FAILURE.

      So, some Senior admin concocted “the insurance policy” (Bob Mueller) and the Russia “investigation”. Its job, was to by legal, or ILLEGAL means, intimidation, subversion, Gestapo tactics, and large scale abuses of the power of both the DOJ and the judiciary, cover up, hide, obscure, and DESTROY ANY evidence of the smear, the failed coup, and the means, methods, and persons involved. They would also “muddy” the waters by attacking, indicting, and using process crimes and intimidation ANYONE in the Trump Admin or associate who could reveal the scheme. This was all concocted in early Jan, in the meeting which Susan rice found the need to mention on her “memo” on her last day before Trump took over. Remember the “by the book” memo and the meeting described therein? There you go. (continued)

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      • digleigh says:

        Do you know if it is true that Susan Rice met with Maria Buttina? I read this somewhere but not sure where? Buttina was the one trying to LURE the NRA, etc.. and tried to meet with Trump!!

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        • I have not heard that, but would NOT put it past them. Look how they tried to set up Don Jr, Papadaolous, and Flynn. Why would they stop there?

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        • spoogels says:

          During her time on the manicured campus in a tony Northwest Washington neighborhood, Butina embraced the opportunities available to graduate students at the university.

          She had a student job with a workspace near the office of former Obama administration national security adviser Susan E. Rice, a visiting research fellow. She co-authored a paper on cybersecurity with two professors at the business school.

          https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/before-her-arrest-as-an-alleged-russian-agent-maria-butinas-proud-defense-of-her-homeland-drew-notice-at-american-university/2018/07/25/957c1812-8c2a-11e8-a345-a1bf7847b375_story.html?utm_term=.cfd283f08b5c

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          • spoogels says:

            Day 29.1 Did Butina Drop Susan Rice’s Thumbdrives At Russia House?

            Read the comments below the video

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            • spoogels says:

              Pamela Drew
              6 months ago
              https://www.propublica.org/article/why-russian-spies-really-like-american-universities

              Butina enrolled in American University’s School of International Service in the summer of 2016, university spokesman Mark Story said. She concentrated in cyber policy and became a research assistant at the university’s Kogod School of Business. With research funding from the Kogod Cybersecurity Governance Center, she and two professors, Mark A. Clark and J. Alberto Espinosa, co-authored a March 2018 paper on “Cybersecurity Knowledge Networks.” (The paper is still on the center’s website.) Clark and Espinosa declined comment.

              The cybersecurity center was founded in 2015 to provide “guidance specifically to boards of directors, senior executives, and other leaders so that they can make informed decisions about cybersecurity.” It has a partnership with defense contractor Raytheon Co., and was headed from June 2017 to March 2018 by a former lawyer for the National Security Agency.
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              I think Rosenstein is getting her off the street. Someone had to take the Trump team calls to American University and feed them into Palantir. That had to be somebody with a clearance like Susan Rice. The beauty of using Palantir to make connections is that the American University kids didn’t need a clearance. They were working in Palantir. The output of Palantir was the dossier, which wasn’t much. As some point, Butina had to take the thumbdrives down the hill to Russia House to build the Russia narrative. Mueller has the Palantir database. His team is overwhelmed with minutia. His team is thrashing now in meaningless calls for inauguration tickets.

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      • (continued)

        Now, the Cabal, and their “insurance policy” are getting DESPERATE. They failed to remove Trump before he could be entrenched. They failed to prevent he and other “white hats” from slowly, methodically releasing the TRUTH out to the public. Weather it was through Trumps, tweets, Nunez’s memo, the myriad of House and Senate investigations, or from Bloggers like Sundance, Thomas Paine, Wictor, Hoft, or others, or weather it was from Hannity, Jarrett, Rush, Bongino, Digenova or other media sources, or weather it was the mysterious “Q”, the info has slowly gotten out.

        It has gradually painted a very detailed picture of the absolute corruption of the Cabal, and the evil lengths to which they will go to achieve their goal of overturning an election an removing a duly elected President. It is not a pretty picture.

        They had hoped to remove Trump or weaken and isolate him so he could not find the truth, and that even if he did, he would be too weak to reveal it. They miscalculated the resolve of Trump and all of US his supporters. He has endured, and now he is prepared to bring down the whole ball of wax with the document declass. They don’t think he has the balls to do it, because it would DESTROY the DOJ, Five Eyes alliances, the Uniparty, and the MSM. They don’t think he has the balls to do it, they are WRONG.

        They hoped to take over the House and Senate, and then to prohibit ANY Trump agenda or appointments from happening, thereby “neutering” and isolating Trump, getting him ready for the “kill” Impeachment. One problem, the did NOT take the Senate,and their numbers in the House are tenuous. Now, Trump can get both Judicial AND administration cabinet appointments….ESPECIALLY AG. He can get them through by 51 votes, the nuclear option. and the Dems CAN’T stop it. They must really FEAR Barr, as their desperation has reached new highs.

        They REALLY f*cked up in their over the top “raid” on a 66 year old “conspiracy theorist” Roger Stone. they sent more firepower and vehicles against a old man, his deaf wife, and his cats, than they did Osama Bin Laden. All televised LIVE by a “lucky guess” CNN. Mom and Pop America don’t like that look, and they are now beginning to TURN on the Mueller witch hunt. Desperate people do desperate stuff, stupid over the top stuff, and they miscalculate.

        They only have ONE card left, and that is impeachment. It will fail, they know it will fail, and they know Trump knows it will fail. Trump will then DESTROY the whole house of cards by declassing it ALL. All their plots and schemes, all their subversion and Treason. All laid bare for the WORLD to see. It will not end well for the Cabal, and ANY who were complicit, including the MSM. There is ONE other thing that could also be used as corroboration. or could also blow it all up, and that is Julian Assange, he KNOWS the truth too, and he has PROOF.

        All this to first provide a safeguard to Obama’s miserable legacy, and then to protect Obama from being implicated and punished. This has little to do with the “protecting” the DOJ narrative, and ALL to do with protecting Barack Hussein Obama. They never thought she would loose, and when she did, they made it MUCH worse. They think they are above the law, and they think they will get away with it, they ALWAYS have before. Why not this time? Because Donald J. Trump, and some brave supporters and allies ripped off their masks, they will NOT let them win. We ALL should thank GOD everyday for ALL Trump has done for and endured for US. He deserves his visage on his OWN mountain. In History, he WILL be viewed as THAT important.

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  3. Lactantius says:

    Please, for the sake of sanity, give up on finding the guy controlling the puppets. It is a total waste of time, because he is a lot of people acting in occasional harmony, often individually and with no known agenda other than the addiction to Utopia.

    Half of the people in the United States are willingly believing that any country that can land a man on the moon can eliminate poverty, banish inequality, provide astonishing health and education and happiness and unity and solidarity and harmony and love and peace and justice and housing and jobs and recreation and dignity and tolerance and good looks and esteem and purpose and goodness and kindness and proper thinking and oodles and slews and truckloads of other good things through government programs and taxing the rich and hope and change and a new day tomorrow and put on a happy face.

    The other half of the country is stunned and dumb-struck. Anemia Occasional-Cortex is a rising star and will succeed. The media, which is mostly in the wonderland crowd of believers will support her and forgive her and help her in every way possible. All of them see the same Venezuela you and I see. They can also rationalize how it happened and it happened, they rationalize, because Venezuela was crushed by outside forces who didn’t want it to succeed. That would be you and me.

    President Donald J. Trump is a seasoned fighter who is used to going it alone. He has all the self-esteem necessary to take the hits without being suckered or sidelined. “Rhythm is everything in boxing. Every move you make starts with your heart, and that’s in rhythm or you’re in trouble. Your rhythm should set the pace of the fight. If it does, then you penetrate your opponent’s rhythm. You make him fight your fight, and that’s what boxing is all about.” ― Sugar Ray Robinson. Watch President Donald J. Trump, watch his rhythm.

    When did we, the perpetual losers, decide we should moan and wail and talk about throwing in the towel because we only got 90% of what we wanted? Does President Donald J. Trump think that way? Is that the “art of the deal” all or nothing?

    Right now, the DemonizingRats have Bernie saying he will bleed off 10% or so. The Starbucks Venti-Clown is going to go independent. Warren and Harris are in for the fem-libtard vote. President Donald J. Trump is counting electoral college votes and the DemonizingRats are so busy dividing their half of the popular vote that 1984 is a possibility.

    The socialist-fascistic half loudly signals who and what they most fear. Ditto the establishment and globalists. The media cheers everything their side does and mumbles about or ignores what doesn’t fit their agenda. And the media is dying. We don’t watch them and their audiences keep shrinking. Newspapers are a joke. The leftist opinion stuff feeds a certain need among the feral set, but it wears thin with folks who are not feeding on hate.

    This is a pre-revolutionary period. Few pre-revolutionary periods actually gel and become revolutions.

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    • There was but ONE puppet master in this shit show, and his name was Barack Hussein Obama. The Cabal, Mueller, and the MSM are trying to DESPERATELY conceal that fact, but every day the sunlight gets a little brighter, and closer to the TRUTH. The MSM will do ALL they can to hide, delay, or obscure that fact, but, in the end, the Truth and glorious sunlight, will win!

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      • CountryDoc says:

        I do not believe that BHO was alone. He was made and manufactured, and then probably directed.. Trump, I believe is alone in his making, but uses others he wins over to lead for leverage.

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    • Justin Green says:

      Poverty is always relative. A welfare recipient today living in government housing has more amenities than the King of France in 1900.

      “Eliminating poverty” is one of those things that never occurs. There is always someone less well off.

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      • CountryDoc says:

        That is why Jesus said, “The poor you will always have with you”. Poverty is not the enemy. Poverty is a symptom. He also said, “Blessed are the Poor” We have to be poor before we can grow.

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      • Jim Johnston says:

        And there are countless numbers of people who are perfectly content with what they have and have no use for more wealth. It is THE LOVE of money that is the root of all evil. not money. This is what liberals use to convince people they need government to make everyone equal.

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  4. henry says:

    But on the bright side; PT is filling the Courts with people who will make a difference in the long run.
    We all want a change NOW but NOW can’t happen the way the courts are stacked.

    But I do believe change will happen and the Left will not like it when it does.
    Proverbs 20:18
    Plans are established by counsel;
    by wise guidance wage war.

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  5. Blind no longer says:

    Think about it…even the video recordings of James OKeefe showing all the world proof of the Dems/Media collusion..did not change one thing!

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Half of media’s “control” comes from what they broadcast for consumption.
      The other half of their power lies in what they refuse to tell the public.

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      • Sara Hoffman says:

        Thank God for the comments of SANE and educated people. I have been writing about this for years, and it seems to go unnoticed. My blogs (The Hippy Chic) that I have written recently sharing the entire truth? My readers don’t like it. But like General Flynn said-“There is an army of digital soldiers, a stealthy wave of Citizen Journalists,.” True patriots world wide are screaming the truth and not being heard. It can be thankless work, but knowing we are the hands and feet of Christ makes me more determined than ever. #WWG1WGA

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      • Sara Hoffman says:

        Your basic distraction, brought to you by the corrupt and monstrous DNC. Witch Hunt.

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  6. mswinkle says:

    While what Sundance says is true it is not something NEW. The media has always been controlled by the few who have used it as a tool to enrich themselves and stay powerful — pushing wars sold on lies, acid rain, Cold War and nuclear devastation, terror threats, phony political choices, fake racism etc etc.

    What is NEW is how many people are finally waking up to the fact that the media is controlled propaganda and the tool of the powerful against the interests of the masses. BTW, this is no small feat in thread up to Iraq and WMD very few people believed the media was lying and pushing BS.

    I am grateful that a decade or so later, so many can finally see that media is and has always been the enemy of the people.

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    • Correct in that the media has always told it’s own story: Though, it didn’t just start with Iraq. Heavens no. It began in the 1930’s and 40’s wth ‘dezinformatsiya’ ( russian for dis-information). When the US media followed tha communist lead in what we know call “fake news”. Surprise. It’s not our invention. It was perfected to mis-educate the world as to who really started WWII and who really won the war. Nazis/Japs= Bad……Americans/Russians=Good. Fake news then….fake news still.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      If you’re past a certain age, what the media is doing,
      what is going on in “entertainment” is being repeated for
      the third time.

      What they are doing to Trump is just a repeat of what
      they did to Nixon, then Reagan after him. I still believe
      that Watergate was just part of what ran Nixon off.

      The bad mouthing of Nixon ran on for over 12 years.
      It began way before the 60 elections, and didn’t stop
      even after he left office. They were still making fun of
      his kept alived, dismembered head in “Futurama” ,
      15 years after he left office.
      “Would You Buy a Used Car From This Man?”
      “Tricky Dick”
      Impressions on every late night talk show. Made
      Rich Little a household name.

      Nixon was ridiculed out of office. Watergate was just
      part of it.

      Wasn’t even a decade later Reagan bashing began.
      Started with “Ronnie Ray-gun” when he dared to go
      hardcore after the Berkley bunch. Amped up with
      the stupid jokes when he won. Still know a lot of people
      over 60 that held Reagan as the gold standard of awful.
      Until Trump came along.

      Why people are tuning in? Enough of us are old
      enough to remember the Nixon bashing, The Reagan
      bashing. The everything Republican, excepting LBJ
      bashing. The dust doesn’t even have a chance to settle
      before they fire it back up.

      The ones calling the shots are mostly 60++. The ones
      behind the curtains pulling the strings. They are devious,
      but they are also old, complacent, tired. Most of all they
      are lazy. Anyone paying attention to what’s going on has
      heard it so many times that we can almost predict what
      will happen, and pretty much when. We just need to figure
      out a way to harness it, and bring in some others that are
      disgusted. Maybe it could be something as easy as
      condensing Nixon and Reagan bashing, and say,\

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      • Your Tour Guide says:

        Cut my self off. “and say”
        This is just how they do things. What you are
        seeing now is a repeat of the early 60s through
        late 80s. Nothing changes, just the guy they hate.

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          The first attempt at smearing Nixon was during the Alger Hiss affair. That was when he found out how the red flock acted and piled on political or cultural opponents. Changed his life forever, made him suspicious and paranoid, and likely led to why he tried to cover up Watergate. He was no saint, his actions in his early political career gave him a deserved nickname, but that was just dirty politics as usual. The defenders of Hiss were not like anything Nixon had ever experienced before, although Chambers tried to warn him.

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            Tars

            I also think the same reasoning applies for the ongoing level
            of hatred that Reagan experienced. The ones that were creating
            the turmoil behind the scenes in Berkeley were probably every
            bit as communist as what Nixon saw with Alger Hiss.

            By the time that Reagan became president, anybody that uttered
            the word “communist” was the bad guy. Didn’t matter if it was
            currently, or decades before. For evil to flourish, everybody must
            think it doesn’t exist. The same applies to communism.

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            • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

              Ronaldus Maximus had the unmitigated gall to label the Left’s beloved Union of Soviet Socialist Republics . . . the EVIL EMPIRE. The crooked media hated him for that and even some of his GOPe advisors didn’t want him to label the communists that way. Congress tried to impeach him too with their crazy Iran-Contra hearings that went nowhere.

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    • The Devilbat says:

      mswinkle So true. One only has to do a bit of research to see how the media treated George S Patton during WWII. The media acted as though they were on the side of the Nazi’s. Time Magazine actually made Adolph Hitler, Man of the Year. Joseph Stalin was named man of the year twice. Nikita Khrushchev, Ayatollah Khomeini and Vladimir Putin were also being named man of the year. I believe that with a little research you might just uncover a pattern of the media’s hatred of America that exists today that has existed for a very, very long time.

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  7. mswinkle says:

    While what Sundance says is true it is not something NEW. The media has always been controlled by the few who have used it as a tool to enrich themselves and stay powerful — pushing wars sold on lies, acid rain, Cold War and nuclear devastation, terror threats, phony political choices, fake racism etc etc.

    What is NEW is how many people are finally waking up to the fact that the media is controlled propaganda and the tool of the powerful against the interests of the masses. BTW, this is no small feat in thread up to Iraq and WMD very few people believed the media was lying and pushing BS.

    I am grateful that a decade or so later, so many can finally see that media is and has always been the enemy of the people.

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    • NJMAGA says:

      I don’t think the media has ever been as bad (radicalized) as it is now. But I know one thing for sure, it’s due to our fearless POTUS that more people then ever are seeing the truth. He flipped the lefts, “FOX is faux news” right onto all the cable and major networks, and everyone sees it too. He’s driving them so nuts that they are unmasking themselves as to how looney leftist they are. They can’t even hide it anymore because they can’t control their own hate and rage.

      And it’s not just the media he’s unmasking. I remember hearing how non-partisan and law and order Comey and Preet were. Well, have you seen their twitter accounts. They are full blown, psychopathic leftist lunatics. I will never believe that nonsense again.

      We can never thank POTUS enough for just doing that.

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      • Justice says:

        When you tip over a big rock what do you see underneath? All manner of icky bugs scurrying and scattering for a new hiding place to carry out their hidden mischief.

        POTUS tipped over the rock.

        The propaganda media has always been anti-God & Constitution. There just wasn’t anyone around brave enough to call them out….until Trump. He couldn’t be bought.

        God raised him up for us so we had a noble leader to stomp on these nasty sick insects.

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  8. Blind no longer says:

    Someone besides President Trump, is going to have to risk it all, step up to the microphone and tell the American people what happened. They will have to risk their office, position, face jail time and lose everything! Maybe there is such a person who would be sent by God above!!

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    • LKAinLA says:

      Blind it is true. The “traditions” of the presidency will have to be abandoned to expose the truth. I pray for it every day for our country’s sake and pray for President Trump’s safety.

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    • Crabby says:

      That is right. We are surrounded by cowards in politics, law enforcement, media and public life that are too scared to do what is right. They are afraid of being demonized like Alex Jones. I have more respect for Alex Jones than most people. he is living his conscious, results be dammed.

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      • Alonzo says:

        I believe Alex Jones is an overboard extremist, just as much as I believe Alex Jones has a right to believe and say what he does. That is a part of what makes us America.

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        • Crabby says:

          That is not my point – if he is right or wrong. My point is he isn’t a feckless coward, and he lives to his convictions even at the risk of you calling him out as an overboard extremist. Too many others care what you think and stay silent so you don’t brand them, and hurt their pocketbook. Of course I am referring to the proverbial you

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      • Alonzo says:

        I believe Alex Jones is an overboard extremist, just as much as I believe Alex Jones has a right to believe and say what he does. That is a part of what makes us America.

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  9. Mike says:

    One positive thing has happened. The media has been exposed for what they are to the majority of the American people. 3 years ago we wouldn’t be having these discussions.

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  10. Wayne Robinson says:

    HTLERY WAS IN BED WITH FAKE NEWS / before primary season / fake news is enemy of the people . Hillery won every poll except only one that counted . This was not on accident we have the e-mails showing plan tosupport her by voter supresssion . Inthe end she was only onedumb enough to believe the lying rumor she started . I hope she does run again fatass can not walk much less run but it will bea hoot . MAGA 2020 and beyond ! Thisfrom life long union member that was abandoned by Democrats when they were overtaken by Progressives who in turn have been overtaken by anti American Marxist / there is no longer a Democrat party it is a lie

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  11. mikgen says:

    I have a question regarding the whole Russiagate story, something that just does not make sense to me. The media is of course involved so I hope it is not too off topic to ask here:

    As far as I understand the real scandal that caused untold problems for HRC and her campaign was the revelation that she had used a private server for all her official mail correspondence while SoS. That revelation came about through a hack by the Romanian hacker GUCCIFER. He was eventually arrested and convicted both in Romania and in the US. Has he ever been connected to Russia? I don’t think so! Strange, isn’t it?

    Also, given that it became common knowledge that the server had been erased/destroyed/bleached and therefore no evidence of intrusion could be found (or disproved!) why would the Russians have to hack the DNC computer to cause problem for HRC’s campaign. The easiest way to discredit her would have been to leak real or invented mails from her private server. As long as the purported correspondent would not be willing to make his/her whole mail box public there would have been no way for HRC to disprove that she had not written or received any particular mails, unless of course she revealed that she had not deleted her mails, in which case she would have ended up with a whole different set of problems.

    I have never seen these questions asked and answered in any msm outlet. The only reason that I can come up with is Mamet’s saying that Sundance is fond of quoting; In order to continue advancing their illogical arguments modern liberals have to pretend not to know things.

    But maybe I’m wrong…..but if not, isn’t it time to force some logic into this public discussion?

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    • mikgen says:

      Actually, I know that rep Gohmer and an IG whose name I’ve forgotten momentarily both have spoken about the fact that HRC’s mail correspondence was monitored, but that was not public knowledge during the campaign.

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    • NC Patriot says:

      Are you talking about the release of the Wikileaks stuff ? I doubt it was Russia that did that. I doubt it was a “hack”. I think it was an Internal transfer of info by memory stick by a disgruntled person, who made it public. But the DNC NEVER let the FBI examine their servers.

      But people know, and pretend not to. Think Seth Rich—who was mysteriously killed shortly thereafter.

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      • mikgen says:

        I don’t think it was a “hack” either – and now we are talking about the DNC server.

        However, the revelation that HRC used a private server came about via a hack. The hacker GUCCIFER (not GUCCIFER 2.0) managed to hack Sidney Blumenthal’s mail, and SB had carried out mail correspondence with HRC. Thus, the mail gate story:

        From Wikipedia: “On March 20, 2013, USA Today reported that Lehel [Guccifer] had successfully hacked the e-mail account of Sidney Blumenthal, a former aide to former president Bill Clinton.[11] He distributed private memos from Blumenthal to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton involving recent events in Libya, including the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attack.[12] Before distributing the memos, he copied and pasted the text into his own new documents, then reformatted them with pink backgrounds and Comic Sans font.[12] The hacker’s IP address was traced to Russia, however there was no certainty as to whether this was his actual location or whether he had used a proxy to hide his true location.[13]”

        And later in that piece: “In May 2016—one month after being extradited to the U.S., and while jailed in Virginia awaiting trial—Guccifer claimed to have repeatedly hacked Hillary Clinton’s email server. This claim occurred in the midst of an ongoing FBI probe of Clinton’s use of a private email server while serving as United States Secretary of State. Lehel claimed that the server was “like an open orchid on the Internet”[23] and that “it was easy … easy for me, for everybody.”[13]”

        “Lehel provided no proof of his claim, and U.S. investigators found no evidence to support the claim.[24][25][26] U.S. officials have also said that if Lehel had obtained information from Clinton’s servers, he would have publicly released such information, as he did when he obtained access to other high-profile individuals,[26] such as Sidney Blumenthal[27] and George W. Bush.[28] According to an FBI report, Lehel stated during interrogation that he had lied to FOX News when claiming he hacked Clinton’s e-mail server, and investigators determined that although he may have attempted to access the server, no additional solid forensic evidence was found to tie Lehel to this failed access attempt.[29]”

        Personally I can think of a number of reasons for Guccifer not to release Clinton’s mails publically, as well as quite obvious reasons to deny everything during the FBI interrogation. I can also understand why the FBI (read Deep State) would not want to discuss that. Also, no evidence is unfortunately not evidence that nothing happened.

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      • JX says:

        The assertion that Russia hacked the DNC has no basis in fact. No law enforcement agency examined DNC computers. The FBI relied on claims made by Crowdstrike.

        Crowdstrike does not know how DNC computers became infected with malware and through their “threat intelligence” surmises that the infection could be the result of a phishing campaign. http://go.crowdstrike.com/rs/281-OBQ-266/images/Report2016CyberIntrusionServicesCasebook.pdf#page=10

        Crowdstrike alleged Russian involvement largely based on circumstantial claims. These claims were taken from a Russian blogger. The erroneous claims of a Russian blogger formed the core part of Crowdstrike’s circumstantial case alleging Russian involvement.    http://www.voanews.com/a/skeptics-doubt-ukraine-hack-link-to-dnc-cyberattack/3649234.html      https://www.voanews.com/a/cyber-firm-rewrites-part-disputed-russian-hacking-report/3781411.html

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        • mikgen says:

          I don’t want to belabour this question, so this will be my last input in this discussion, however, my point is that if the Russians (or anyone else for that matter) would have wanted to create immense problems for Hillary’s campaign, then as soon as it had been made public that she had used a personal server, and that a large amount of her emails had been destroyed, that would have opened up the possibility to create false mails with really scandalous contents. Clinton would have been in a position were she would have been unable to prove her innocence. It is not like the Russians have never done this before. See the Mitrokhin Archives for instance. But 2016 this never happened!
          That is the “dog that never barked” in this story.

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      • noswamp says:

        The ALINSKY play book. Keep repeating something over and over(such as the DNC hacking lie), and people will believe it. Good observations.

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  12. franuche says:

    Tyranny of the 4th Estate

    Jackboots in the newsroom
    Wolf Blitzer on our screens
    The Ministry of Public Enlightenment
    Says news will make you free

    Facebook, CNN, Soros
    Google, NPR, ABC
    CBS, NBC, Reuters
    PBS, BBC and AP

    File us into your cattle cars
    They won’t take long to fill
    Save us from all that fake news
    Through the triumph of your will

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  13. Zippy says:

    Why “Learn to Code” Meme ENRAGES the Media

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  14. Bubby says:

    https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/isis-terror/parents-slain-isis-hostage-kayla-mueller-u-s-rescue-bid-n311351

    Since this blog is about media I have one msm report that has burned my ass every since I first heard it! This maybe a little off topic but here goes. I never watch the msm but by chance I happened to see this 2/23/15 NBC evening news report about a failed special ops rescue attempt to save hostages held by ISIS. In it Savannah Guthrie says “Washington kinda of dragged their heals a little bit..too slow to approve it”. By Washington Guthrie means the Pentagon our military. Latter she says “by the time the rescue attempt got to the President’s desk it was approved at warp speed” – FAKE NEWS! I don’t believe for a second obama “approved it at warp speed” and my understanding from military sources at that time is that obama sat on the rescue plan for months before approving it. He just couldn’t make a decision. This is just one small example of how the msm covered for obama’s incompetence, laziness and indifference towards Americans. How I loathe the msm! God forgive me and Godspeed President Trump!

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    • Deaconalso says:

      Same way the Kenyan sat on the GO order to get bin Laden! That POS took three months, after SEAL Team 6 practiced their assault on a secret “Mock-up” of bin laden’s compound in North Carolina and notified the Kenyan they were ready to go, before that COWARDLY Moose Limb gave the final order!

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      • Bubby says:

        Deacon exactly! The msm gave obama cover on that indecision as well and eventually credit for killing bin laden. As if that coward obama had pulled the trigger. How I loathe the leftist propaganda msm!

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    • Jederman says:

      Let me add the rest of that thought: “…whose arguments cannot be refuted in order to achieve CULTURAL HEGEMONY.”

      Real deal, no scheisse Marxist (Gramsci) bread and butter right there. Social Justice an apple off the same tree from back in the 30s.

      It’s so in your face but we still have not stamped it out. Are we so self indulgent and soft that we can’t confront this anti-American crapola? I have trouble understanding why.

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      • waltherppk says:

        Defeating the evil that has subverted the constitution and government and has bebased and profaned “society” to “normalize” too much evil, is a process that I believe will ultimately require violence and a lot of it. It isn’t something for which I hope, but as a practical matter I believe it will happen because the extent of the corruption is so great and evil is so pervasive, no half measures will do what needs to be done.

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  15. Ruckus Tom says:

    Reporter to Man on the Street: “Who’s the Vice President of the United States?”.
    Man on the Street: “Uhh … ? I don’t know”.

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  16. Appalled says:

    The serpent said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?
    Pontius Pilate said to Jesus, “What is truth?” The heart is deceitful above all things, making people willfully blind. The media has sown relativism and will reap destruction.

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  17. Daniel Wright says:

    The dots have been connected. The trail is simple to follow. Is ANYONE going to do something or is Trump going to allow himself to be impeached and tried by the actual traitors? Are All Republicans corrupt to the point that they will allow the left’s coup to succeed?

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  18. MAGAbear says:

    This is no different than the Covington HS kids incident. When the left was confronted with what really happened, they still called for the HS kids to be harrassed. Truth is not a value to the left, promoting leftist policy is.

    The only way any reporter who has participated in the muh Russia hoax will change course is if they first have a spiritual conversion. They do what they do due to having evil hearts.

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  19. Very good article, it needs to be sent directly to the President, and posted on the front doors of every institution comprising the enemy…but (and I write this after reading a few other comments, that also don’t get it) no mention of Barry “Barack Hussein Obama” Soetoro, of Muslim Indonesia.

    Even the people on our side are spread out all over the place in their understanding, or their willingness to see the truth: This is all the work of an Insane Left (not just politics, but politically perverted media, science, education, and even religion), anti-American and not coincidentally wrong on every public debate, as never before, for “the ends justify the means” and if the end is false and evil, so will be the means used.

    I’ll stop there. I know focusing is taxing, and rarely welcome, particularly in this time of resurgent false dogmas — worldwide — ascendant over good, honest reason.

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  20. Judiciary says:

    It’s so disgusting. It’s clear to me the outrageous dawn raid arrest of 66 year old Stone by 29 armed FBI agents, conveniently taped by CNN, and referred to in a tweet by Pelosi in laying her plans for a bogus impeachment, are a coordinated attack on our Republic by Mueller/Weismann, the media, and Democrats. These seditious people may as well repeat an infamous quote:
    “Show me the man, and I’ll show you the crime.”” – Lavrentiy Beria, head of Joseph Stalin’s secret police.

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    • Your Tour Guide says:

      Wouldn’t it be too, too, good if someone
      could get a machine to project that onto the
      front of the the Times?

      Like a big version of those “as seen on TV”
      projectors that shine snow flakes on your
      house for Chrismas lights.

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  21. Christopher A Wright says:

    So many have to die. Not the executions,butt the door to door murder of so many who aren’t supposed to be here. Innocent and guilty. Who cares,every dead Democrat is more air to breath. God delights in this

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  22. sunnydaze says:

    Nicholas Kristof/NYT really stepped in it, again:

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  23. SmilinJackAbbott says:

    Along these lines notice Roger Stone is indicted over ‘false testimony’ not to Mueller, but to congress. That testimony would not have taken place but for felony leaks of a classified counter intel investigation. The criminal leaks created the process crime Stone stands accused of.

    Not a lawyer but is there not a fruit of the poisonous tree defense for Stone here?

    Also one of those leaks to the NYT said there was an additional FISA warrant on Stone. Going by this indictment any FISA warrant(!) on Stone must have been for the non-crime of trying to contact Assange. If true there’s an even bigger FISA scandal lurking and Stone’s indictment is cover for it(‘see he’s a criminal anyway’).

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  24. digleigh says:

    I need to re-read an article in Time magazine after Obama’s election called:” Obama’s Science of CHANGE” It talked about social scientists, and how to manipulate the masses through groupthink and “nudging” techniques,etc… This info. laundering media operation was to produce a sort of groupthink toward believing the ….Russia , Russia, Russia supposed scandal….. Also, for those in Christian churches who tend to try to avoid politics, except those teaching “social justice”(marxist ) theology, as I have friends and others highly involved in conservative type churches, I have noticed the NY bill has woken many up to the shock of what the left will do! Let us pray that they put feet to their faith!! We need to remind those of the Democrats platform… I have never understood minority churches also voting for their own demise…(Margaret Sanger/Democrat affilated and spoke at KKK/eugenicist) Planned Parenthood =40% removal of the black population.. WAKE UP ALL OF AMERICA TO WHAT THE DEPOPULATION PLANS OF THE GLOBALISTS ARE!

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  25. 4sure says:

    Question How do we stop the fake news? Permanently stop them?

    If we had an AG, we could start w/filing monopoly lawsuits against them. I’m sure we could also find other civil and criminal charges to file. Destroying The state run media should be our #1 priority. They cannot legally spread lies, rumors, and propaganda.

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  26. SPOT ON!!—>The DEMOCRAT-PROPAGANDA-ARM-MSM is (Truly) the…..ENEMY of “We the People”….and has been since CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite gave his Oscar-Winning-Performance with Crocodile-Tears on Cue as he reported JFK’s Assassination.

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  27. hard masada says:

    Viva le Yallow jaxkits~~Viva le Yallow jaxkits

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  28. JIM COMEY IS A WEASEL_DOUG says:

    Thanks Sundance. This post leaves me just breathless. But I’d rather know the truth than be smoked up by the “trust the plan” crowd.
    Stunning, simply stunning.

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  29. louche9 says:

    Interesting supposition, and if true, a little something to cheer about regarding Fake News:

    https://gab.com/NeonRevolt/posts/47192510

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    • louche9 says:

      If you don’t want to follow the gab link, here’s the crux re what (possibly) actually happened at BuzzFeed and HuffPo:

      The “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” included in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2017 that Obama signed.

      It expired Dec 2018

      $160 million / 2 years / 1000 journalist laid off. Comes out to $80K annual salary & benefits. Coincidence?

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  30. Fools Gold says:

    And then we got Wray to take over the reins and clean up the mess. Guess he’s waiting on that 1/400B chance to get hit by lightening 👀. Wonder who recommended him to our POTUS. Of course Qanon folks say trust the plan. I say trust my 2a rights when enough is enough. 365 days a year it’s peaceful here but I don’t live in the cities and burn wood but I’m lucky. Just remember folks, cities are way congested with idiots.

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  31. Realist says:

    America’s MEDIA is no longer in the GUTTER it is in the SEWER and the EXCREMENT that flows there is complaining about the STENCH of Political Bias, LIES and Corruption it brings with it.

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  32. OS says:

    Yes – they are all connected. The reporter CNN sent to Roger Stone’s home Josh Campbell used to work for James Comey as an assistant. Josh looks like a little baby bird.

    Josh with his boss – nothing to see here – smiling while doing the sign of the Devil:

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  33. dave casper says:

    The beacon of the world, the US, is hopelessly broken. Now we wait for the Lords return, our only hope, amen.

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