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The Hemingway Files: A Rather Damning Draft of History
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):
New FBI Notes Re-Debunk Major NYT Story, Highlight Media Collusion To Produce Russia Hoax by Mollie Hemingway
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 General
Today in church our pastor took note of how many in the congregation still had paper Bibles in 2020. In my opinion you had better hang on to the hard copy of written materials, which may be judged to be subversive and can be easily made to disappear from view in the digital form.
From the article by Mollie Hemingway (my favorite former Richochette):
“The leaks are real, the news is fake,” President Donald Trump said on February 16, 2017, when ABC News’ Jonathan Karl asked him at a press conference to respond to The New York Times’ explosive report. As other reporters asked more questions related to the New York Times story, he went on to deride the media for writing negative and false stories based on anonymous sources.
The response was roundly mocked by a media class that asserted it was unimaginable that intelligence officials might be leaking anything but the most accurate information. CNN’s Jake Tapper, echoing other Democrat activists, called the press conference “unhinged.”
My question on anonymous sources has always been, how do we know that these sources actually were intelligence officials, as the reporters claim? When did reporters become angels sent from God to cast the warm hues of truth over our planet? These reporters received the vaunted Pulitzer Award for the wrong category. They were writing fiction and winning awards for truthful and honest reportage. They still own those awards. Millions of people still hold the NY times as the gold standard. It’s disgusting.
Fallout, the new book from John Solomon and Seamus Bruner, asserts that focus groups showed Hillary’s campaign that she was most vulnerable on issues dealing with Russia. Specifically, corruption, such asUranium 1, technology transfers, and Russian donations to the Clinton Foundation.
To distract the public from this and to immunize her, they framed Trump on Russia. Flynn was already in the crosshairs for crossing Obama on Iran. Then Trump won, and the prospect of Flynn auditing the intelligence community put him in further jeapordy. The conspirators doubled down, hoping that they could get rid of Trump to keep the coverup going.
It’s a testament to the control of the media narrative from certain quarters that this still isn’t regarded as that big of a deal by many, many people.
Upon further review, this part should have been highlighted also. I recommend you go back an read the entire second passage above very slowly several times while thinking about everything “breaking news”, Friday bombshell report, and preposterous trial balloon about Mr. Trump they threw at you over the last three and a half years.
Yea, I suppose it was all for our own good. Maybe we should just thank them and be on our merry way?
P.S. Nah, to hell with all of them…and their enablers inside our perimeter.
I suspect that should read “…the CIA was withholding important national security information from Trump …”
Again, let that sink in a bit.
Several words come to mind…and at this point none can legitimately be called hyperbole.
Copied in its entirety over at RushBabe49.com.
Thank you very much for this.
We have Kim Strassel, Sharyl Attkisson, Mollie, and a couple of others who have pounded this story, why haven’t others, even our “conservative’ thinkers. Even if you hate Trump, one has to see how dangerous this is. This is the most hazardous political scandal of my lifetime, I am 72. It evolves a collusion that is almost unbelievable, more like a movie script, and yet in comparison to other political dangers like the Iran Hostage Crisis, the Iraq War, BLM, there is almost no coverage. It is puzzling that someone would not lead with this every night, day x of the coup, new revelations, or will they get away, or foreign entanglements, they story is written for you.
One way to take the measure of the against-Trump punditocracy is to see who has written, or rather not written, in any degree of depth about this.
It’s very possible that I’ve missed their in-depth comments on this whole scandal, but how much have Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, the whole crew at The Bulwark, Kevin Williamson, and other alleged conservatives written about a huge scandal? These individuals write a lot about current events, and one might think their output on this topic would reflect its significance. I doubt that it does.
I’m glad Mollie wrote this, however only the peanut gallery of we the informed will see it. Nothing will matter unless there are indictments. Nothing.
I’m not holding my breath. I won’t ask for too much…just that Trump be re-elected. That would be enough. Hold off the hounds for four more years. Would I love more…the Senate, the House, and indictments? Absolutely! But I feel like a pig asking for all of that.
The sad part is that Trump is going to go down in history as a Russian stooge. Thomas will be known as a sexual abuser of his employees. Kavanaugh the sexual attacker of young women. The truth no longer matters only the spin. History is written by the victors and their side lost.
This is an interesting point. Wonder how long it will be before all books are banned and burned and only electronic books allowed.
You are such an optimist.
I know, I wish I was not.
Save the trees!
But, wait, what about all the paper grocery bags being used instead of plastic.
Save the oceans!
And what about all the ill brought to our planet from human beings?
Kill the humans!
If you kill the humans, where will the Covid and influenza and deer ticks and dust mites live?
It’s way too complicated for me, @Sisyphus, I am just one of those humans.
Does it matter once you are dead?