The greatest threat to our liberty in 2017 is the transformation of major media sources like The New York Times and Washington Post into vehemently anti-Trump propaganda organs.
Big media companies, including the three television networks, have long been trending to the left. But it now has become downright dangerous. They are willing to fabricate any story to suit their needs.
The Post and Times once were respected newspapers that since have sold their souls. Even if you don’t like president Trump, you should leave the speculation and lying to the kooks. Major news sources should simply report the story. But they no longer do so. Under Trump the situation has become dire.
Here is the latest example. The Washington Times recently reported:
The Washington Post, citing anonymous current and former U.S. government officials, published a report Monday afternoon saying the president disclosed highly classified information to the Russians that jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State.
The article alleged that Mr. Trump relayed information to the Russian diplomats that had been provided by a U.S. partner, and was considered so sensitive that details had been withheld from allies and restricted within the U.S. government.
OK, so here we go again. Who says this is true? Note the sentence:
The Washington Post, citing anonymous current and former U.S. government officials…
We are seeing this over and over under president Trump. “Anonymous sources” can be anyone. They are not verifiable or accountable. It literally could be the janitor. If it is such a critical story, then we need to know who said it.
This technique allows the Washington Post to report the story as fact, but without attribution or proof. And with Washington, DC full of Trump haters there are endless sources for false stories, people willing to fabricate anti-Trump narratives without fear of being named. This is a dangerous system where the truth is irrelevant, and it is happening every few days now.
There was a similar story in the New York Times just last week that said that now-fired FBI director James Comey had requested additional funds for his probe into Trump campaign collusion with the Russians.
Yet that charge also came from an unnamed source, and even was debunked by the acting FBI director who said that that is not even how FBI funding is obtained in the first place, i.e., on a case-by-case basis.
The Post even reported, also last week, that Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who recommended that Comey be fired, was himself considering resigning. But Rosenstein himself denied that story.
So where did that story come from?
Certainly from another “unnamed source”…
Friends, this all adds up to an abridgement of the public trust on a massive scale. The Mainstream Media are no longer even partisan; they are adversarial to any but the most strident leftist causes.
Whenever one of these stories appears the Trump administration then has to spend days denying it. This is doubly harmful because it keeps the suspicious story alive and also makes Trump look defensive. This is intentional. Meanwhile the many good things that president Trump is doing are completely ignored.
At the same time the Mainstream Media are deaf and dumb when it comes to Obama surveillance of major political figures, Fast & Furious, the Susan Rice unmasking, Hillary’s massive email scandal and its wide and dangerous implications, Obama’s Iran nuclear deal, the terrible economy under Obama, the collapse of Obamacare, corruption at the Clinton Foundation, Bill Clinton’s secret meeting with Loretta Lynch, etc., and on and on and on.
If Trump did 1% of this, he would be impeached.
Where is the House and Senate leadership to investigate the Democrats?
They do nothing. It shows how weak the Republican party is…
Here is what judge Andrew Napolitano said recently on Fox News about the Supreme Court:
Justice Scalia told me that he often thought the court was being surveilled (secretly by Obama). And he told me that probably four or five years ago…
Wow. This is stunning. And the man who is making the claim is well-known media figure Andrew Napolitano. It is not an “unnamed source”, and Napolitano is not going to make such a statement casually.
Is this being investigated? No.
Look at the ancillary effects of Trump hatred – to simply embarrass or silence anyone who likes Trump. Imagine that you are at a party and that you say that you like Trump. Someone would probably make a scene (unless you happened to be at a totally pro-Trump party).
Now look at this from Breitbart.com about a potential blockbuster story that the mainstream media are ignoring since it involves Democrats. It is about a young man who worked for the Democratic National Committee who was murdered in July 2016 under very suspicious circumstances:
Left-wing media outlets including the New York Times and CNN have so far failed to cover a FOX News report revealing that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich had been in contact with Wikileaks.
On Tuesday morning, FOX News reported that Rich, who was murdered in Washington D.C. last July, sent 44,053 emails and 17,761 attachments to deceased investigative reporter Gavin MacFayden, a man with close links to Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.
“My investigation up to this point shows there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks,” an investigative source told FOX. “I do believe that the answers to who murdered Seth Rich sits on his computer on a shelf at the DC police or FBI headquarters.”
On July 22 last year, the WikiLeaks published emails implicating the DNC in attempting to derail Bernie Sanders’ campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination.
If proven, the report has the potential to be one of the biggest cover-ups in American political history, dispelling the widespread claim that the Russians were behind hacks on the DNC.
However, there has been silence from nearly all the establishment media outlets, including the New York Times, ABC, CNN and the BBC, who have refused to cover the story.
So there you go. The Big Media are silent on potentially explosive stories about the Democrats, even though everyone knows that this whole story is extremely suspicious and that the investigation is being suppressed by powerful people in Washington.
Then the same media go crazy every few days over totally unproven stories (“fake news”) about Trump.
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