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I realize that I am late to this one and it has probably already been fully discussed here, but upon catching up on my reading it strikes me that this may be the most important two thousand words that I’ve seen with respect to beginning to write the true history of the war between The Modern Tea Party II (or President Trump’s Initial Potomac Battles) and the Modern Confederate Alliance (Fake News + Deep State + the fully Corrupt Democrat Party / Pelosi’s Congressional Organizations for Un-American Activities):
The New York Times in 2017 falsely reported that the Trump campaign had ‘repeated’ contacts with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 campaign, and instead of being held accountable for publishing lies, the story’s authors received Pulitzer prizes.
It really must be read in its entirety and I strongly recommend that you bookmark it for frequent later reference. Better yet, print a hard copy and keep it in a safe place.
I will, however, reference a few select passages (with emphasis added) that should be highlighted. The first:
Strzok’s notes are the latest factual debunking of these stories, which were previously shown to be false with the release of Robert Mueller’s special counsel report finding no evidence whatsoever in support of the Hillary Clinton campaign assertion that Trump affiliates colluded with Russia to steal the 2016 election.
Former FBI Director James Comey admitted under oath in June 2017 that the reporting was “false,” something his deputy director Andrew McCabe privately acknowledged to the White House earlier that year but refused to admit publicly. Efforts by the White House to get the FBI to say publicly what they were admitting privately were leaked to the media in order to suggest the White House was obstructing their investigation. “Obstruction” of the Russia investigation would form a major part of the special counsel probe, and media and Democrat efforts to oust the president.
That is thoroughly damning. Some corners…more specifically, several occupants of the mahogany row of offices…at the FBI were in revolt against the man We the People chose as their boss. Many of those must pay a price for this…and soon.
The Times report, which came hours after National Security Advisor Michael Flynn was ousted due to criminal leaks against him, was one of the most important articles published by major media as part of their campaign to paint Trump as a Russian operative. Widely accepted by the media and political establishment, it did as much to cement the false and damaging Russia conspiracy theory as CNN’s story legitimizing the now-discredited Christopher Steele dossier or the Washington Post’s now-discredited suggestion that Flynn was a secret Russian operative…
A reminder, at this point there was a clear effort among the Modern Confederate Alliance to create a buzz with enough momentum to push Trump out. The theme was pushed to all corners that he will “be gone by the end of the week.” All hands were on deck…no need to hide any complicity in the cause; it would all be soon forgotten in the decades-long Progressive Festival that was undoubtedly in the offing.
The damage this false story caused the Trump administration can not be overstated. It’s a story worth recounting here.
A very important fifth:
The response to Trump’s claim that the leaks from anonymous intelligence officials were producing fake news was one of many indicators that U.S. political media would be in no position to think critically or skeptically about whether they were being used by a politically motivated cabal of intelligence officials. The smarter ones might have known they were being used but simply determined they would be more than happy to play an important role in the operation.
The “narrative as cover” in a sixth:
The Wall Street Journal’s Shane Harris and Carol E. Lee reported based on anonymous sources two days later that the CIA was withholding important national information from Trump because of supposedly legitimate concerns over his ties to Russia. Then-CIA Director Mike Pompeo debunked that reporting immediately. The Washington Post openly talked about the “cloud of Russia” hanging over the Trump administration.
The real foreign collusion here in number seven:
As a reminder, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee had secretly bought and paid for the conspiracy theory to be manufactured, disseminated in the press, and seeded to the U.S. government.
In closing, the important lesson: “…how much more powerful is the strategy when it’s not unread blogs but the most powerful media outlets in the world that are willing to spread fictional and false information” in support of the progressive government that We the People refuse to accept at the ballot box.
I have faith that the real history will be told…but will it be to0 late. (HINT: It is already is too late.)Published in