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Lack of evidence of Putin/Trump collusion doesn’t stop Presstitute Media
By Paul Craig Roberts
Unable to provide an ounce of evidence that a Trump/Putin conspiracy stole the presidential election from Hillary Clinton, the corrupt US “intelligence” agencies are shifting their focus to social media and to Internet sites such as Alex Jones and Breitbart. Little doubt the FBI investigation will trickle down to Glenn Greenwald at The Intercept, Zero Hedge, the Ron Paul Institute, Nomi Prins, Naked Capitalism, Lew Rockwell, Global Research, antiwar.com, and to others on the PropOrNot, Harvard Library, and Le Monde lists, such as top Reagan administration officials David Stockman and myself. It is extraordinary that the FBI is so desperate to protect the budget of the military/security complex that it brings such embarrassment to itself. Who in the future will believe any FBI report or anything a FBI official says?
Those behind this “investigation” understand that it is so ridiculous that they must give it gravity and credibility. They selected two reporters, Peter Stone and Greg Gordon, in the McClatchy News Washington Bureau, who fit Udo Ulfkotte’s definition of “bought journalists.” Hiding behind anonymous sources—“two people familiar with the inquiry” and “sources who spoke on condition of anonymity”—the presstitutes fell in with the attack on independent media, reporting that one former US intelligence official said: “This may be one of the most highly impactful information operations in the history of intelligence.” http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/white-house/article139695453.html
Wow! A totally ridiculous “investigation” is one of the most important in history. The implication is that the Russians are operating through scores or hundreds of independent media sites to control how Americans vote.
There was once a time in America when people were skeptical of anonymous sources. It was widely understood that anyone could tell a reporter anything and that a reporter could claim an anonymous source whether or not the source existed. Perhaps it was the Watergate “investigation” by the Washington Post that gave anonymity credibility. The Post’s reports made it sound like any sources ratting on Nixon’s perfidy was at risk of their lives, and the subtle emphasis on risk gave anonymity credibility. Continue reading →
… that the mainstream media [what I’m taking to calling, as a whole, the GPN (Government Propaganda Network)], working with and for the CIA, simply concocts a convenient Big Lie—“Despite all appearances, people, your all-majestic emperor is NOT naked.”—and spoon feeds it to a just-tell-me-what-to-think-and-do public.
Personally, this notion that the Russians are behind Hillary’s defeat [and the destruction of everything that makes America a bright, shining Candyland] reminds me of the scene in Mel Brooks’ 1987 movie, Spaceballs, where Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) dangerously orders his ship, Spaceball One, to go to LUDICROUS SPEED!
From this corner it appears the GPN and its backers are spinning childish lunatic fantasies, as a last gasp-cum-death throe. Tomorrow, the meeting of the presidential electors, will provide a significant data point as to whether America has sufficient humanity remaining to brush off these dying, demented space-lizards and move on. Paul Craig Roberts presents some scary, yet reasonable, speculation on who’s behind the curtain pulling the levers, and what may happen if Toto and Dorothy do not reveal, then call out the Wiz. Personally, I think the people will call this CIA-GPN Big Lie Bluff… and drive a stake thru the heart of the mainstream media… finito!
…as Ayn Rand used to advise, and she didn’t mean policing a campground
Let me begin this column by citing an email-conversation I had with a dear well-educated and highly intelligent friend regarding the recent brouhaha that was begun by the 11/24 Washington Post column purportedly written by a Craig Timberg that claimed—based on reports from undisclosed CIA authorities—that Russian Intelligence was behind many of the ‘fake’ [meaning alternative or non-government] Web and other media sources who exposed Hillary Clinton’s corruption and crimes, thus leading to the wholly unexpected win of Donald Trump as president.
My reaction to hearing of the story second hand—I no longer read or attend to any mainstream media [aka Government Propaganda Network (GPN)] ‘news’—was Wow, how pathetic. These CIA-run purveyors of All Fake News All the Time have a lot of nerve to call the real news fake… of all things. It’s like the Titanic: the ship of state has hit the iceberg and management blames it on those who saw it coming and tried to give warning.
What astounds me is how the REAL FAKE news outlets like the Post and the New York Times and CNN and their right-wing counterparts get away with heaping such pure BS on Americans every day. And why educated, intelligent people like my friend believe the BS… when a moment’s fact checking or asking of simple questions would unravel the lies like a cheap piñata. That’s a rhetorical question. I know the answer. But soon it will not matter. Because this ‘The Russians Are Coming’ story is the coup de grace, the dagger thru the heart, the nail in the coffin of the GPN mainstream media for all time. Continue reading →