Monday, June 26, 2017

MAIN STREAM MEDIA MUM ABOUT CNN FAKE NEWS

CNN was caught with it's pants down reporting on a story that was false if not "fake."

So, where's all the "breaking news" flashing lights or the armies of pundits picking the story apart?

Not a peep can be heard. Not even on the unbiased PBS network.


Three CNN staffers resign over retracted Scaramucci-Russia story

Three CNN staffers have resigned following the publication and subsequent retraction of a story linking a Trump transition team member to the Russia-related investigations.

The piece, published late last week, cited an anonymous source saying the Senate Intelligence Committee was looking into the chief executive of a $10-billion Russian investment fund who met with financier Anthony Scaramucci before the inauguration.

The reporter, Pulitzer-prize nominee Thomas Frank, assistant managing editor Eric Lichtblau (who recently joined from the New York Times) and Lex Haris, the executive editor in charge of investigations, are all out.

"In the aftermath of the retraction of a story published on CNN.com, CNN has accepted the resignations of the employees involved in the story's publication," CNN said in a statement.

According to a source familiar with the situation, Scaramucci called the CNN reporter and then Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist on Friday after the story posted, and alluded to the possibility of a lawsuit if the piece was not taken down.



Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ESTABLISHMENT DEMOCRATS SPEND MILLIONS AND CONTINUE TO LOSE

Establishment party politicians still don't get the message that all the money in the world is not going to buy American votes anymore. Those days are over.

Georgia Election Results: Handel Defeats Ossoff in U.S. House Race

Karen Handel, a Republican, defeated Jon Ossoff, a Democrat, in the most expensive U.S. House race in history. The election was largely seen as a referendum on the first months of Donald J. Trump’s presidency.

Main Street Americans made it clear by electing Trump POTUS that the days of politics as usual; Democrats and Republicans playing musical chairs and singing to the same tune by pandering to elites and ignoring everyone else need to change their ways or get out of politics. 


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TRUMP BASHING GOES TO NEXT LEVEL

First it was just verbal insults, then threats that then escalated to comedians holding Trump looking bloodied severed heads, and now gunning down politicians that support Trump.

Man Who Opened Fire On GOP Lawmakers Is A Bernie Sanders Supporter, Called Trump A ‘Traitor’
Here's what is being said about the shooter;

“He was this union tradesman, pretty stocky, and we stayed up talking politics,” said Charles Orear, who volunteered with Hodgkinson in Quad City. “He was more on the really progressive side of things.”

Hodgkinson also held a strong disdain for Republicans and President Trump, his posts show. In one, he called President Trump an “asshole.”

“Want to Say Mr. President, for being an ass hole you are Truly the Biggest Ass Hole We Have Ever Had in the Oval Office,” he wrote.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

FBI DIRECTOR SUFFERS FROM FOOT IN MOUTH DISEASE

It appears that Ex-Director Comey's "showboating" may not serve him well in his latest campaign to bring down POTUS.

His undoing may come about because his "detailed" memos appear to be in direct contradiction to his previous testimony when asked, under oath, if he were ever pressured by anyone to drop an investigation.

                       

Saturday, June 3, 2017

BILL MAHER IS A POTHEAD THAT ENTERTAINS FOR A LIVING

Why would anyone take Bill Maher seriously or hang on every word he mouths as if it were gospel?

What you see is what you get and what he delivers is what you'd expect from a pothead that spends most of his time in some degree of altered states of reality.

It reminds me of entertainers of old, like Steve Martin, who appeared on stage with a glass of their booze of choice in their hands. People laughed and no one took them seriously; rightly so.

Said Maher in a just-released statement to media outlets:

“Friday nights are always my worst night of sleep because I’m up reflecting on the things I should or shouldn’t have said on my live show. Last night was a particularly long night as I regret the word I used in the banter of a live moment. The word was offensive and I regret saying it and am very sorry.”

HBO earlier today had condemned Maher’s uses of the racial slur, which came after Sasse told Maher he could visit Nebraska and “work in the fields with us.”

Said Maher: “Work in the fields? Senator, I’m a house…” then used the word that drew gasps from the audience, then some applause.

Said HBO today after a night of flaming on social media:

“Bill Maher’s comment last night was completely inexcusable and tasteless. We are removing his deeply offensive comment from any subsequent airings of the show.”

Bill Maher Backlash Grows After 'Real Time' Racial Slur; HBO Calls It 'Inexcusable'

Friday, June 2, 2017

MEET BILL MAHER'S WHINNY LITTLE B**CH!

No. It's not Trump!

If you want an earful of whining and groaning you need go no further than listening to Hillary Clinton.

It’s been seven months since Hillary Clinton lost the race for the White House to Donald Trump. And as the former Democratic Party presidential nominee has slowly grown comfortable publicly rolling out a line like, “I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost” to Trump, even her most ardent supporters have grown just as publicly tired of her statements.

Based on a conversation at a conference sponsored by Recode this week, it is clear that Clinton has spent plenty of time analyzing the myriad issues that ultimately lost her a second bid for the White House. Casually mentioning “bots that are just out of control” and suggesting that Russian hackers were aided by U.S. citizens, Clinton got as honest about her campaign as she’s ever been — drawing accusations of deflection from her fellow Democrats.

Even Hillary Clinton’s supporters are telling her to “move on”

MEET THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

She's perfect! She embodies everything Main Street Americans rebelled against in the last election.


Kathy Griffin’s press conference became, like her controversial picture of Donald Trump itself, a provocative, memorable and somewhat unhinged work of performance art.

Veering wildly from clever jokes and somewhat off-track political pronouncements to genuine apologies, Griffin and her lawyer Lisa Bloom went on the offensive with teeth bared.

The two placed the comedian’s shocking comic picture — one that showed her holding a facsimile of President Donald Trump’s bloodied severed head — within the context of Griffin’s left-wing political stances and career of boundary-pushing comedy. While emphasizing that they were standing by her apology, they also framed — perhaps quite rightly — the backlash against Griffin as being symptomatic of misogyny and authoritarian repression that (from their vantage point) is far more troubling than anything Griffin herself has said or done.



READ MORE; http://www.salon.com/2017/06/02/kathy-griffin-donald-trump-photo-press-conference/?source=newsletter

Thursday, May 25, 2017

THE ESTABLISHMENT TAKES ANOTHER BODY SLAM IN MONTANA

It seems the Democratic wing of the political Establishment has a learning disorder.



They and the Main Stream Media still operate as if they are in control of the narrative and the electorate.



Woe is those who continue down this deluded path on the road to 2018.



Montana Special Election Results: Greg Gianforte, Republican, Wins Amid Assault Charge : NPR

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

BREAKING NEWS! TRUMP RELEASES FLATULENCE ON AIR FORCE ONE

Breaking News: (or should we say Breaking Wind?)

All the major Main Stream Media (MSM) news outlets; including PBS, are reporting that all seven of the Intelligence Agencies are confirm that President Trump "farted" on Air Force One while en-route to an undisclosed destination somewhere in Russia.

The concern levels are so high that both House and Congressional Committees on Environmental Protection have opened hearings and summoned all the heads of the intelligence agencies to testify.

Some members of Congress are demanding that impeachment proceedings be started post haste.

When asked to comment President Trump excused himself and said he had to go potty.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

HOW ARE THE RUSSIANS, HILLARY, AND THE DNC CONNECTED?

The hype about Russia meddling in our politics that's generated by the political Establishment is nothing more than a distraction at the least and/or an attempted political coup at worst.

Official Washington has the Russia-gate scandal almost 180-degrees wrong; it is not about protecting democracy, but about pushing Americans into more wars, the true scandal that is being missed, writes Daniel Lazare.

The Washington Post and New York Times editors are trying to relive the glory days of their youth by comparing Trump’s firing of FBI chief James Comey to Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre at the height of Watergate. Donald Trump, it seems, is a threat to democracy just as Tricky Dick was more than 40 years ago, so the only thing that can save us is a special prosecutor who will get to the bottom of Russia-gate once and for all.

But not only is this nonsense, it’s pernicious nonsense that itself amounts to a cover-up. Here’s how Russia-gate is not the same as Watergate and why, in fact, it’s the opposite:


The Scandal Hidden Behind Russia-gate – Consortiumnews

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

COLBERT HAS A BIG POTTY MOUTH

Looks like Steve is getting a little of his own medicine and might actually come away with a hard earned lesson on how not to late nite talk show comedy; first and foremost to remember that that's what he is. A comedian.

“Let me introduce you to something we call The Tiffany Way,” Colbert told Trump, in absentia, that night. “When you insult one member of the CBS family you insult us all.”

Then, Colbert got down to business:

“Mr. Trump, I love your presidency. I call it Disgrace the Nation.”

“Sir, you attract more skinheads than free Rogaine.”

“You have more people marching against you than cancer.”

“You talk like a sign-language gorilla that got hit in the head. In fact, the only thing your mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin’s c*ck holster.”

Two days later, Colbert opened the show telling viewers, “if you saw my monologue on Monday, you know that I was a little upset at Donald Trump for insulting a friend of mine. So at the end of that monologue I had a few choice insults for the president in return.

“I don’t regret that,” Colbert grinned. His studio audience erupted in wild applause and cheers.

“He, I believe, can take care of himself. I have jokes; he has the launch codes. So, it’s a fair fight.

“So while I would do it again, I would change a few words that were cruder than they needed to be. Now, I’m not going to repeat the phrase. I just want to say, for the record: life is short, and anyone who expresses their love for another person, in their own way, is, to me, an American hero. And I think we can all agree on that. I hope even the president and I can agree on that. Nothing else – but, that.”

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

HILLARY COMES OUT WHINING

After seemingly taking the blame for wrecking her campaign Hillary once again shifts all the responsibility to everybody other than her self. 

It was the FBI's fault she lost. No, it was the Russians! 

Once again Hillary and the Establishment paint her as the victim ignoring the facts that clearly show she was the worse possible choice and, in nominating her, the Establishment was doomed to fail. 


Appearing Tuesday at the annual Women for Women luncheon in New York City, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took personal responsibility for her loss in the 2016 election while also pinning blame on FBI Director James Comey and “Russian WikiLeaks.” 

Asked by interviewer Christiane Amanpour whether she’s accepted some responsibility for failing to counter Donald Trump’s “successful message,” Clinton said: “Of course. I take absolutely personal responsibility. I was the candidate. I was the person who was on the ballot.” 

Shortly thereafter, however, she told the audience, “I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28th and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off. And the evidence for that intervening event is, I think, compelling, persuasive.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

OBAMA CALLING IN HIS WALL STREET CHITS

Remember back in 2008 when Obama made sure that Wall Street banks got bailed out while at the same time ignoring the plight of Main Street Americans who had to foot the bill?

Well, it looks like those favors will not go unrewarded, though it's not going to be Main Street that reaps the benefits.

Former president to receive $400,000 for a speech while most Americans have under $500 in their savings accounts

According to a new report, former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at a Wall Street conference and will receive $400,000 for his services. The conference is organized by Cantor Fitzgerald, an investment firm that was fined $22.5 million in 2016 for aiding and abetting illegal gambling and $7.3 million in 2015 for selling unregistered microcap shares.

The report was scoffed at by neo-liberals who staunchly defend Hillary Clinton’s ties to Wall Street. Throughout her presidential campaign, she delivered speeches to Goldman Sachs and other banks. Clinton loyalist and former adviser Peter Daou tweeted, “I’d like to hear what @BernieSanders has to say. Will he call Obama corrupt? Will he contemptuously say, “Must be some speech”?” Sanders should, and if he does, he would be right on both accounts. There is no benefit to the Democratic Party or its voters for the party leadership to ingrain themselves with Wall Street firms.

During a speech on April 24, Obama said, “Because of money and politics, special interests dominate the debates in Washington in ways that don’t match up with what the broad majority of Americans feel.” He is right, and people also feel that way because public officials court those special interests immediately upon leaving office. The solution to getting money out of politics isn’t politicians getting paid by financial firms to give a speech, stacking cabinet and advisory positions with former bankers, or accepting millions of dollars of campaign donations from them.



Monday, April 17, 2017

FACEBOOK DEBUTS 21ST CENTURY SNUFF FILM

Even though this might be a first for social media (Facebook) it is not new in the general world of media.



Homicide or Hoax? A Brief History of 1976’s SNUFF


Police say a man killed someone on Facebook Live and a manhunt is underway Sunday.

The suspect broadcast the killing on Facebook Live around 2 p.m. ET, police said, and has claimed to have committed multiple other homicides which are yet to be verified.


Facebook Live murder: Steve Stephens manhunt in Cleveland - CBS News

Thursday, April 6, 2017

LOOK WHAT TRUMP FOUND FLOATING IN THE SWAMP

No matter how hard they try these political hacks will sooner or later be outed and subsequently cop to their dastardly deeds.



Susan Rice Keeps Changing Answer On Unmasking Trump | The Daily Caller



Though Barack Obama’s national security adviser at first feigned ignorance, once it was revealed that she was the one who made the dozens of requests seeking to unmask the identities of the associates, Rice defended her actions by saying they were for national security reasons and not politically motivated.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/06/susan-rice-has-given-two-different-answers-in-the-last-15-days-on-unmasking-trump-officials/#ixzz4dVvtBzLz

Saturday, April 1, 2017

TRUMP SHUNS MAIN STREAM FAKE NEWS MEDIA

Both the Establishment and Main Stream Media just can't get it right when it comes to Trump. Why?

Simply put, he doesn't play by their rules.

Most politicians would not dare turn down invites from the MSM out of fear of  getting "bad" press. Not so  with Trump. In fact he miraculously thrives on negative press because the worse it is the more the American people reject it. 

White House to skip Correspondents' Dinner

No White House staff will attend next month’s White House Correspondents' Dinner in “solidarity” with their boss, Donald Trump, who is the first president to skip the dinner in decades.

"The White House informed the White House Correspondents’ Association this evening that White House staff will not be attending this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner out of “solidarity” with President Trump, who has previously announced that he would skip the event,” WHCA President Jeff Mason said in a letter sent to the organization.

"The WHCA board regrets this decision very much. We have worked hard to build a constructive relationship with the Trump White House and believe strongly that this goal is possible even with the natural tension between the press and administrations that is a hallmark of a healthy republic. We made clear in our meeting tonight that President Trump, Vice President Pence, and White House staff continue to be welcome to join us at this dinner.”





Friday, March 31, 2017

ARE YOU RUSSPHOBIC?

Do you believe the Russians are "meddling" in your life?

Have they poisoned the food and water supplies?

Are you taking bids from contractors to build a bunker in your back yard?

It’s almost getting comical how everything that happens in the United States gets blamed on Russia! Russia! Russia! And, if any American points out the absurdity of this argument, he or she must be a “Moscow stooge” or a “Putin puppet.”

When Sen. Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign fails seemingly because he was a wet-behind-the-ears candidate who performed like a robot during debates repeating the same talking points over and over, you might have cited those shortcomings to explain why “Little Marco” flamed out. However, if you did, that would make you a Russian “useful idiot”! The “real” reason for his failure, as we learned from Thursday’s Senate Intelligence Committee hearing, was Russia!

When Americans turned against President Obama’s Pacific trade deals, you might have thought that it was because people across the country had grown sick and tired of these neoliberal agreements that have left large swaths of the country deindustrialized and former blue-collar workers turning to opioids and alcohol. But if you did think that, that would mean you are a dupe of the clever Russkies, as ex-British spy Christopher Steele made clear in one of his “oppo” research reports against Donald Trump. As Steele’s dossier explained, the rejection of Obama’s TPP and TTIP trade deals resulted from Russian propaganda!

When Hillary Clinton boots a presidential election that was literally hers to lose, you might have thought that she lost because she insisted on channeling her State Department emails through a private server that endangered national security; that she gave paid speeches to Wall Street and tried to hide the contents from the voters; that she called half of Donald Trump’s supporters “deplorables”; that she was a widely disliked establishment candidate in an anti-establishment year; that she was shoved down the throats of progressive Democrats by a Democratic Party hierarchy that made her nomination “inevitable” via the undemocratic use of unelected “super-delegates”; that some of her State Department emails were found on the laptop of suspected sex offender Anthony Weiner (the husband of Clinton’s close aide Huma Abedin); and that the laptop discovery caused FBI Director James Comey to briefly reopen the investigation of Clinton’s private email server in the last days of the campaign.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

OBAMA (SPOOKS) INCIDENTALLY SPY ON TRUMP

Now that the President has been able to verify that he and his campaign were spied upon by the Obama Adminstration the Establishment will used the "incidental" spin to squirm out of the tight spot they find themselves in.



Incidental or not the fact is that there was spying going on that partly targeted Trump and his campaign and the information gathered was illegally leaked by the inteligence community to attack Trump.



Trump has once again thwarted the plot by throwing the information out into the public stage and once again beating the plotters at their own game.


Two White House officials reportedly provided House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes with the intelligence information he claimed as proof there was “incidental” surveillance of Trump associates prior to inauguration.

 Nunes has been under fire over his credibility and integrity surrounding the committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russia. The California-based lawmaker had been unable to explain why he decided to travel to the White House the night before making the revelation about “incidental” surveillance, fueling concerns that he might have colluded with the White House to release information that allegedly vindicates Trump for his own unverified claims he was “wiretapped” by President Obama. 

The officials were identified to the Times as Ezra Cohen-Watnick, an intelligence director at the National Security Council, and Michael Ellis, a national security lawyer in the White House Counsel’s Office and former intelligence committee staffer. Nunes spokesman Jack Langer said in a statement that Nunes “will not confirm or deny speculation about his source’s identity, and he will not respond to speculation from anonymous sources.”

READ IT AT THE NEW YORK TIMES


Report: Two White House Officials Gave Nunes Intel on ‘Incidental’ Surveillance - The Daily Beast

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

HILLARY COMES OUT TO WEST COAST ELITES

What does it say about the Democrats (Establishment) and former president Obama when the person they claimed to be the most qualified candidate for POTUS in history lost to who they said was the worse candidate ever in history?

Simply put, these people are out of touch with America; comfortably locked up in gated communities and high rise apartments on the East and West coasts.

It comes as no surprise that Hillary was in her element when she came out of hiding at a West Coast gathering of the elites. Nor will it shock anyone to hear that she was bad mouthing Trump much to the delight of her latte-sipping fans.




A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton announcedthat she was ready to come “out of the woods.” Now, she's back in the spotlight for good, sporting a hefty leather jacket no less, after losing to Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Speaking at a diversity conference in San Francisco, Clinton began her speech with a joke about the seemingly heartbreaking loss:


"I am thrilled to be out of the woods and in the company of so many inspiring women...And there’s no place I’d rather be than here with you — other than the White House.

Obviously the outcome of the election wasn't the one I hoped for, worked for, but I will never stop speaking out for common sense benefits that will allow moms and dads to stay on the job."

Sunday, March 26, 2017

TRUMP SPOOKS THE SPOOKS

Ex-CIA Officer Claims Trump Likely Right About ‘Wiretaps’ — and It's 'Worse Than Watergate'



Two weeks have passed since President Donald Trump tweeted accusations of 'wiretapping' directed at the Obama administration, and the responses are still all over the map.

With new information brought up by House Intel Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA), the claims were thrust back into the spotlight — and former CIA senior intelligence officer, Col. Tony Shaffer made an appearance on “Fox and Friends” on March 25 to discuss the topic.

He began by stating that the “basic fundamentals” of the president's claims were true, although he suggested that it wasn't a literal “wiretap” of Trump Tower — but rather a more general data collection that affected the entire campaign team.


“We know that there was some data collected that was not related to the Russia investigation or the Russia issue that has now come forward.”

Fox News Insider reported:


He said that Trump was not physically wiretapped, with a wire into his phone, and it may not have physically been Trump Tower, but his campaign apparatus instead.

Shaffer said that due to the simplicity required to “mask” an American's name during an incidental wiretap, that the leak of Gen. Michael Flynn's name was “accidental on purpose.”

“Clearly they were after gossip because it was political,” Shaffer said, maintaining that the alleged wiretap had nothing to do with Russia.

The “political appointees” in the intelligence community knew exactly what they were surveilling for, Shaffer said, adding that the case is “much worse than Watergate by an order of magnitude.”

Washington Post Associate Editor Bob Woodward, who reported on much of the Watergate scandal, noted during an interview with Bill O'Reilly that the legality of the surveillance was questionable — and that revealing the names was likely criminal.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

ARE THERE ANY GOOD GUYS IN THESE ENDLESS WARS?

Mosul residents say U.S.-led coalition airstrikes killed scores of people - The Washington Post

THE WORSE KIND OF MEDIA WHORE

It's an American past time.Those "15 minutes of fame" that people franticly crave to make them feel like someone special. Many take desperate measures and some will go so far as to exploit the dead as witnessed at the Democratic Convention when an until then unknown immigration lawyer climbed up on the stage with his wife in tow to unleash an attack on Donald Trump using the death of his son as a weapon.

Well, it looks like this guy is hooked on getting media attention and will go to any length to get it;

After Suggesting US Banned Him from Travelling, Khizr Khan Comes Clean About What Really Happened

During election season, Khizr Khan gained national attention with his impassionedspeech at the Democratic National Convention, sparking a feud with then-candidate Donald Trump in the process.

Since then, the Gold Star father has remained publicly critical of President Trump, particularly in terms of his executive orders on immigration.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

GUESS WHO WAS SPYING ON TRUMP?

It definitely was not the Russians. 

House Intel Chair: Trump’s Personal Communications May Have Been Captured In Sweep

House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes revealed on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Nunes said that there have been “significant developments” in his committee’s investigation into any Obama administration surveillance of the Trump team.

“I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition,” Nunes said.

“Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value, were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting.”
 

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/22/house-intel-chair-trumps-personal-communications-may-have-been-captured-in-sweep/#ixzz4c5tcvZ8b

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Donna Brazile: I DID IT (LIED) BUT THE RUSSIANS ARE TO BLAME

It's the "Devil made me do it" defense.



All the lying, cheating, bribing, colluding, and general chicanery the Democratic wing of the Establishment did is the Russians fault.



Last October, a Wikileaks release revealed that Brazile had emailed officials of the Clinton campaign multiple times to make them aware of questions that would arise during Clinton’s debates with Senator Bernie Sanders.

Brazile initially denied she had done this, stating, “I did not receive any questions from CNN,” she said in a Fox News interview last October. “As a Christian woman I understand persecution, but I will not stand here and be persecuted because your information is totally false.” She refused to apologize for her actions, at one point stating, “My conscience – as an activist, a strategist – is very clear” and making vague claims that the emails were altered.

However, several news outlets verified the authenticity of the documents through digital identifiers from the DNC servers.

Now it seems Brazile is changing her tune. In her essay, she states that passing the questions to the Clinton campaign was “a mistake I will forever regret.” Yet, she falls short of connecting her role in the primary corruption with larger problems in the DNC, echoing the mainstream media and the Democratic party by blaming the Russians for Trump’s victory:


Donna Brazile: Passing debate questions to Clinton campaign was “a mistake I will forever regret” - NationofChange

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

OBAMA WOULD MAKE A LOUSY SPOOK

If reports are accurate it looks like Obama stumbled all over himself in trying to take down Trump.

it also confirms the obvious that Obama is paid for and controlled by the Establishment and, like Hillary, a danger to this country.

If the reports turn out to be inaccurate it still makes for good tabloid press that the Main Stream Media feeds on like a rabid dog in heat.



Three separate intelligence sources believe that former President Obama veered ‘outside the chain of command’ and employed British surveillance agents to conduct surveillance on Donald Trump’s team prior to the election, according to a legal analyst.

Judge Andrew Napolitano revealed on ‘Fox & Friends’ this morning that the sources spilled the details to him as the controversial case continues to dominate headlines.

“Three intelligence sources have informed Fox News that President Obama went outside the chain of command,” Napolitano said. “He didn’t use the NSA, he didn’t use the CIA, he didn’t use the FBI, and he didn’t use the Department of Justice.”


“He used GCHQ.” Napolitano explained.

“What the heck is GCHQ? That’s the initials for the British spying agency. They have 24/7 access to the NSA database.” The Judge explained.

Napolitano noted that this was done to secure plausible deniability. In other words, even if the Obama administration did spy on Trump, there may never be a way to prove it.

“So by simply having two people go to them saying, ‘President Obama needs transcripts of conversations involving candidate Trump, conversations involving president-elect Trump,’ he’s able to get it, and there’s no American fingerprints on this. ”Napolitano added.

Napolitano also noted that the sources have informed him that the individual who personally ordered the surveillance, who remains unnamed “[r]esigned three days after Trump was inaugurated.”

The case continues to evolve after the Justice Department requested additional time Monday to gather and present evidence of the alleged surveillance to the House Intelligence Committee. It was granted until March 20th to comply with committee’s request to stump up evidence.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

WILL THE REAL HACKERS PLEASE STAND UP?

It looks like Wikileaks once again comes to the rescue by foiling what look like an attempt by the Establishment to hurt Trump and by default this country and it's citizens. 

WikiLeaks’ disclosure of documents revealing CIA cyber-spying capabilities underscores why much more skepticism should have been applied to the U.S. intelligence community’s allegations about Russia “hacking” last year’s American presidential election. It turns out that the CIA maintains a library of foreign malware that could be used to pin the blame for a “hack” on another intelligence service


Fresh Doubts about Russian ‘Hacking’

PODESTA ON RUSSIAN PAYROLL SMELLS BAD

One of the creatures thats popped up while the swamp is being drained turns out to be one of Hillary's closest cronies who also happened to be on the Russians payroll.

Democratic super lobbyist Tony Podesta failed to register under the Foreign Agent Registration Act (FARA) when he agreed to represent Sberbank, Russia’s largest bank.

Sberbank allegedly has close ties to Russia’s intelligence services, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Marc Raimondi, the national security spokesman at the Department of Justice, confirmed to TheDCNF that Sberbank never registered with the department under FARA. It did not directly register nor was it registered through any other agency such as the Podesta Group.

“The FARA Registration Unit personnel conducted a search related to your questions and can confirm that the search terms — Sberbank CIB USA, Inc., or Sberbank — are not currently (nor previously have been) registered under FARA,” he informed TheDCNF in an email.
 Podesta Didn’t Register As A ‘Foreign Agent’ When He Represented A Bank With Ties To Russian Spy Agencies

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

IS THE CIA TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT NOT HACKING AMERICANS?

Of course they do. Less we forget their infamous "Iraq has WMD's"

That isn't going to stop them from trying to convince Americans otherwise by using popular standup comics to promote their position;

Donald Trump Not Wiretapped By Obama, Former CIA Director Michael Hayden Tells Stephen Colbert

On Saturday morning, at 6:35 in the morning the president tweeted that Barack Obama wiretapped him in Trump Tower. Is that possible?” CBS Late Show host Stephen Colbert asked Michael Hayden, the retired United States Air Force four-star general who is former Director of the National Security Agency, and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency.

ARE AMERICANS BEING HACKED BY THE CIA?

Is the President on to something when he says that his phones were wiretapped?
Is the Intelligence Community complicit in hacking and tapping Americans under the guise of looking for terrorists?
It appears that it's not just the Russians that are hacking into the lives of private citizens and organizations in other countries. 
WikiLeaks Exposes CIA’s Covert Global Hacking Program

The documents, which include more than 70,000 redactions, show how CIA hackers use malware, trojan viruses and other tools to convert electronics, including phones and smart TVs, into covert microphones used for spying. The group also says there are documents showing that the CIA uses the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a covert hacker base for its European operations.

Among the most salacious revelations in the WikiLeaks release come from documents showing how CIA developed techniques to hack Samsung smart TVs with British intelligence services. The malware, called Weeping Angel, records audio while the target of the hack believes the TV is turned off.

One of the documents released on Tuesday purportedly shows that the CIA was working on a program as of Oct. 2014 that would infect the vehicle control systems of certain cars and trucks.

“The purpose of such control is not specified, but it would permit the CIA to engage in nearly undetectable assassinations,” WikiLeaks asserts.

The group also claims that the documents show that the CIA has developed techniques that allow it to bypass encryption used by secret text messaging programs like WhatsApp, Signal, and Confide.

In its explainer, WikiLeaks attempts to capitalize on the recent debate about whether President Obama spied on President Trump prior to the election. Trump made the unfounded claim on Twitter on Saturday.



Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/07/wikileaks-exposes-cias-covert-global-hacking-program/#ixzz4aiNckAQH

Monday, March 6, 2017

DO PRESIDENTS ORDER WIRE TAPS? YES!

Obama and the FBI deny wire tapping of American citizens by saying "it's simply not true" assuming that Americans will "simply" go along.

Less we forget Presidents do order wire tapping American citizens



How about the FBI?


Let's fast forward to  the hear and now to quell any doubts that this is was all in the past; ancient history.

Read: 

Edward Snowden: Leaks that exposed US spy programme



A Bunch Of Questions (And Some Answers) About Trump’s Wiretap Claims

Donald Trump’s claim over the weekend that President Obama ordered wiretaps on his phones has raised many more questions than answers about the ongoing probe of Trump advisers’ possible ties to the Russian government.

In a now legendary tweet, Trump claimed that he had “just found out” that President Obama “had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory.”

“Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” Trump claimed.

So what’s going on? Here are all the questions raised by Trump’s tweets.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/06/a-bunch-of-questions-and-some-answers-about-trumps-wiretap-claims/#ixzz4abWeNcpP

 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

IS ESTABLISHMENT ATTACK ON TRUMP HURTING AMERICA?

It is becoming abundantly clear that the political Establishment (comprised mostly of East and West coast elitists) is hellbent on taking down Trump even if it means hurting America.

The obsessive hysteria that is being spewed by the Main Stream Media that panders to it not only diminishes the institutions that make up this democracy but creates an opportunity for this countries enemies to hurt us.

The accusations abound but their is no real proof to back any of them up. Only opinions and assessments by those who overtly (and covertly) oppose Trump. 

Placing Americans in harms way for political gain is un-American and needs to be resoundingly rejected by all Americans regardless of party affiliation. 




Official Washington’s Russia hysteria has reached such proportions that New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman has even compared the alleged Russian hacking of Democratic emails to Pearl Harbor and 9/11, two incidents that led the United States into violent warfare. On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show, Friedman demanded that the hacking allegations be taken with the utmost seriousness: “That was a 9/11 scale event. They attacked the core of our democracy. That was a Pearl Harbor scale event. … This goes to the very core of our democracy.”

But what really goes to “the very core of our democracy” is the failure to deal with this issue – or pretty much any recent issue – with the sobriety and the seriousness that should accompany a question of war or peace. Just as Friedman and other “star” journalists failed to ask the necessary questions about Iraq’s WMD or to show professional skepticism in the face of U.S. propaganda campaigns around the conflicts in Libya, Syria or Ukraine, they have not demanded any actual evidence from the Obama administration for its lurid claims about Russian “hacking.”

Before this madness goes any further, doesn’t anyone think that the U.S. intelligence community should lay its cards on the table regarding exactly what the evidence is that Russian intelligence purloined Democratic emails and then slipped them to WikiLeaks for publication? President Obama’s intelligence officials apparently went to great lengths to spread these allegations around – even passing the secrets around overseas – but they never told the American people what the evidence is. The two official reports dealing with the issue were laughably short on anything approaching evidence. They amounted to “trust us.”

Further, WikiLeaks representatives have indicated that the two batches of emails – one from the Democratic National Committee and the other from Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta – did not come from the Russians but rather from two different American insiders. That could be wrong – it is possible that Russian intelligence laundered the material through some American cutouts or used some other method to conceal Moscow’s hand – but Obama’s intelligence officials apparently don’t know how WikiLeaks obtained the emails. So, the entire “scandal” may rest upon a foundation of sand.

No ‘Fake News’

It’s also important to note that nothing that WikiLeaks published was false. There was no “fake news.” Indeed, a key reason why the emails were newsworthy at all was that they exposed misconduct and deception on the part of the Democrats and the Clinton campaign. The main point that the DNC emails revealed was that the leadership had violated its duty to approach the primary campaign even-handedly when instead they tilted the playing field against Sen. Bernie Sanders. Later, the Podesta emails revealed the contents of Clinton’s speeches to Wall Street bankers, which she was trying to hide from the voters, and the emails exposed some of the pay-to-play tactics of the Clinton Foundation.

2 FACES OF MSM AND CLAIMS WITHOUT PROOF

The Main Stream Media operates on a double standard when it comes to making claims "without proof" in political witch hunts;

If claims without evidence; especially the Russian connection, are made against Trump they are touted as credible and valid even though they are just based on opinions and so-called assessments.

If, on the other hand, the claims are made against the Establishment; such as Obama wire taping Trump, they are soundly rejected as baseless if there's no proof to back them up.

And still, the MSM claims it is unbiased and just reporting the news.

[Trump, citing no evidence, accuses Obama of ‘Nixon/Watergate’ plot to wiretap Trump Tower]

The president tweeted that he “just found out” that Obama had “wires tapped” in Trump Tower before the election, comparing it to “McCarthyism.”

“Is it legal for a sitting President to be 'wire tapping' a race for president prior to an election?” Trump continued in another tweet. “Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!”

In a statement, White House press secretary Sean Spicer cited “reports” of “potentially politically motivated investigations” during the 2016 campaign, calling them “troubling.” He did not disclose which reports the White House was basing its claim on.

“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” Spicer said. “President Donald J. Trump is requesting that as part of their investigation into Russian activity, the congressional intelligence committees exercise their oversight authority to determine whether executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”


Friday, March 3, 2017

THE TERMINATOR BLAMES TRUMP FOR HIS TERMINATION

It's not surprising that a latte-sipping Hollywood has-been would blame Trump for their lousy performance.  Maybe the Russians also had something to do with it?

Schwarzenegger to leave 'Apprentice,' blames Trump

Arnold Schwarzenegger will not return for a second season of NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice," blaming President Donald Trump’s affiliation as toxic for the show.

“With Trump being involved in the show, people have a bad taste and don't want to participate as a spectator or as a sponsor, or in any other way support the show,” Schwarzenegger, the former California governor, told the British film magazine Empire. “It's a very divisive period now and I think this show got caught up in all that division."

Thursday, March 2, 2017

BUSH CALLS OUT MSM ON FAKE NEWS ABOUT HIM

 GWB was not about to allow the MSM to use him to spread their fake news to bash Trump.

Multiple news outlets, including The New York Times, ran stories suggesting that Bush's comments were a criticism of Trump. The NYT said:


Former President George W. Bush implicitly criticized President Trump on Monday, taking issue with his approach to immigration and the news media, and suggested that any ties between the new president’s team and Russia should be investigated.

But on Wednesday, Bush pushed back.

During a question-and-answer session at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, a stop on his book tour, Bush said that his comments on “Today” have been misconstrued:

“I’m asked the question, ‘Do I believe in free press?’ and the answer is absolutely, I believe in free press … because the press holds people to account.

Power is very addictive and it's corrosive if it becomes central to your life and therefore there needs to be an independent group of people who hold you to account.

And so I answered that question and of course the headlines were, ‘Bush criticizes Trump.’ And so therefore I needed to say, ‘There should be a free and independent press, but it ought to be accurate.’”

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

ESTABLISHMENT CREATES ANOTHER PAPER TIGER

It's incessant and hysterical. The obsessive and frantic attempts by the Establishment to bring down Trump and, now, the US government.

Sessions met with Russian envoy twice last year, encounters he later did not disclose
Justice officials said Sessions met with Kislyak on Sept. 8 in his capacity as a member of the armed services panel rather than in his role as a Trump campaign surrogate.

“He was asked during the hearing about communications between Russia and the Trump campaign — not about meetings he took as a senator and a member of the Armed Services Committee,” Flores said.

She added that Sessions last year had more than 25 conversations with foreign ambassadors as a senior member of the Armed Services Committee, including the British, Korean, Japanese, Polish, Indian, Chinese, Canadian, Australian and German ambassadors, in addition to Kislyak.

In the case of the September meeting, one department official who came to the defense of the attorney general said, “There’s just not strong recollection of what was said.”

The Russian ambassador did not respond to requests for comment about his contacts with Sessions.

The Washington Post contacted all 26 members of the 2016 Senate Armed Services Committee to see whether any lawmakers besides Sessions met with Kislyak in 2016. Of the 20 lawmakers who responded, every senator, including Chairman John McCain (R-Ariz.), said they did not meet with the Russian ambassador last year. The other lawmakers on the panel did not respond as of Wednesday evening.

ITS TIME FOR THE MSM TO DO THEIR JOB; REPORT THE NEWS

There's a difference between reporting the news and editorializing it. The latter is usually reserved for opining by what we call a "board" made up of a small group of people who voice their opinions about the news.

That has no place in the press "news" room and Trump is absolutely correct in booting this kind of behavior out.

 Rather than whining about it and trying to hide behind a press badge while continuing to undermine  journalistic decorum the MSM should take measures to ensure that their people will act like professionals and do the job(s) they are paid to do; report the news.


ABC News president: 'We’ve expressed our concerns' to White House over transparency

"The recent exclusion of certain news organizations from a White House briefing is an alarming new development enacted by an administration that has declared war on respected media outlets -- including CNN, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, POLITICO and the BBC," the petition read. "This is a disturbing new tactic from an administration that has branded the news media an 'enemy of the people' and seeks to undermine the traditional role of a free press in American democracy. It is clearly retaliation against news organizations for reporting facts that are embarrassing to this President and his staff."

"...We urge you to join other news organizations and take a public stand," the petition added. "Refuse to take part in any future White House briefings based on an 'invitation list' of 'who's in/who's out.'"

News of the petition was first reported by the Associated Press.

BILL MAHER SMOKES WAY TOO MUCH DOPE

His obsession with Trump is only second to his crazy-making about religion.



When it comes to using people at "props" both Bill and the Democrats are way ahead of the curve. Consider this;



Trump calls fallen Muslim soldier a hero, but says father has 'no right' to attack him

Using dead soldiers as props is right out of the DNC playbook and Maher plays with these corpses any chance he gets.

Bill Maher Hits All-Time Low: Rips Grieving Navy SEAL Widow as 'Prop' of President Trump


To most Americans, President Trump's first address to a joint session of Congress was a slam dunk.

Even some of Trump's harshest critics were forced to admit that the former businessman became “presidential” Tuesday night, particularly in the emotional moment that he recognized Carryn Owens, the widow of Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.

While nearly the entire chamber rose in that moment, MSNBC's Chris Matthews — alongside a panel of outspoken liberal celebrities — would soon make it clear that not everyone appreciated the way that Trump honored the slain hero and his wife:

Saturday, February 25, 2017

CNN PROVIDES FULL COVERAGE OF HYSTERICAL DNC RAGEFEST

CNN once again demonstrated why it's credibility as a news organization has vanished.

The event itself was nothing short of an hysteria driven Establishment anti-Trump rally where the elites once again played musical chairs within their inner circle in one more desperate attempt to
maintain the status quo.

A news-worthy event? Hardly.

Perez wins DNC chairmanship

In a victory speech, Perez vowed that Democrats would wage an all-out battle to deny Trump a second term.
"We are at a 'where were you?' moment in American history: Where were you in 2017 when we had the worst President in US history?" he said.

What is being ignored, and at their peril, is that Main Street Americans are not going to fall back in line now that they have a genuine people oriented  person in the White House. 

Traditional Establishment parties are no longer the viable forces they once were; Trump proved that without question. The Republicans appear to have gotten the message and are reluctantly morphing into what Americans are looking for. 

As for the Democrats? Looks like the arrogance and denial remains strong; at least for now.

Friday, February 24, 2017

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN CRISIS

When mental health professionals use their patients as sounding boards the profession is in deep trouble. The ethical issues abound and are severely damaging the mental health profession and the people in the helping profession(s)

What is even more alarming is that a newspaper like the Los Angeles Times would devote time and resources to publishing a politically biased piece that is obviously focused on bashing Trump  by mental health professionals exploiting their patients.

Finding it hard to talk about Trump

Therapists have been inundated by strong feelings on both sides. Some have given up on being neutral.

By Soumya Karlamangla


In her 35 years as a therapist, Arlene Drake has never heard so many clients talking about the same issue. Week after week, they complain of panic attacks and insomnia because of President Trump. They’re too anxious to concentrate at work. One woman’s fear turned into intense physical pain.

“It’s just a nightmare,” said Drake, who practices in West L.A.

Drake was trained not to reveal her personal beliefs, but now will agree with clients if they say they don’t support Trump.

“If this were just another session, if this weren’t such a big thing, if this weren’t so evil, I wouldn’t,” she said. “But I have to stand for what I stand for, and that does cross over into politics.”

Therapists nationwide say they’ve been overwhelmed by the strong feelings triggered by one of the most divisive figures in modern political history.

Some patients who support Trump say they feel isolated because they can’t share who they voted for in their workplace or home for fear of being harassed or called xenophobic or misogynistic. With few people to talk to freely, they turn to online forums and their therapists.

Opening up about voting for Trump has stoked conflict with family and friends. One therapist mediated a case in which an adult son threatened to cut off his relationship with his parents because they voted for Trump.

Some mental health professionals, such as Drake, have abandoned neutrality, while others are struggling to maintain it. Therapists on both sides of the political aisle are grappling with how to help patients affected by a national issue over which they have little control.

“This is so monumental because we are not in normal anymore,” said Randi Gottlieb, a therapist who heads the L.A. chapter of the California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists. “It’s putting into flux and questioning how do we practice, what is the best way to support the people we care for. We’re beginning those conversations — we don’t really have good answers.”

Therapists say the last time so many people came to therapy wanting to talk about the same thing was after the Sept. 11 attacks. Trump has been a topic of discussion for months, even for people who see therapists for issues as seemingly unrelated as relationship troubles or eating disorders.

“I had a 10-year-old in my office who was talking about it,” said Paul Puri, a psychiatrist in Brentwood.

Over the summer, William Doherty, a professor at the University of Minnesota and a therapist in St. Paul, published a manifesto online declaring Trump a unique threat to America’s mental health.

More than 3,800 therapists signed it.

Doherty wrote that Trump’s campaign was creating widespread alienation and fear among Americans. Trump was normalizing behavior that therapists fight to reverse, including “the tendency to blame others in our lives for our personal fears and insecurities,” he said, and “a kind of hyper-masculinity that is antithetical to the examined life and healthy relationships.”

These issues haven’t gone away now that Trump is president, Doherty said. He formed a group last month called Citizen Therapists for Democracy to consider issues raised by Trump’s presidency. Therapists aren’t accustomed to advising patients on how to handle this kind of “public stress,” since psychotherapy has traditionally been limited to private lives and psychology, he said.

Among the unanswered questions for therapists: Can they validate clients’ feelings without wading too far into politics? What’s the best way to uphold and act on their personal values? How can they help people deal with something that’s so pervasive and unpredictable?

“It’s thrown therapists,” Doherty said. “We’re struggling with it because we’ve never dealt with it — and now we’re forced to.”

Mental health professionals have also debated whether to diagnose Trump himself. Though some have publicly done so, an ethical standard known as the Goldwater Rule prevents psychiatrists from diagnosing public figures without personally evaluating them.

In 1964, more than 1,000 psychiatrists said in a magazine survey that then-presidential GOP nominee Barry Goldwater was psychologically unfit to be president. It was an ethical misstep that might have eroded confidence in psychiatry, wrote Maria A. Oquendo, the head of the American Psychiatric Assn., in a statement last year reminding members to abide by the rule.

At the most recent board meeting of the L.A. County Psychological Assn. last month, therapists also discussed how to talk about Trump, especially with patients whose political beliefs might differ from their own. It turned into an hourlong discussion that Hillary Goldsher, a therapist on the board, described as “emotional, challenging, difficult.”

But Goldsher, who practices in Beverly Hills, said that while she understands therapists’ desire to condemn Trump, she thinks opening up could isolate some patients.

She wants clients to feel free from judgment, so she redirects them if they ask whom she voted for.

“You sign up for the notion that your goal as a therapist is to hold a safe space regardless of your own beliefs,” she said.

Patients who feel overwhelmed by the new administration should set hard time limits for consuming the news, said Allen Wagner, a therapist in Mid-Wilshire who describes himself as “solution-focused.” He tells people to delete Twitter and Facebook apps from their phones so they’re not constantly tempted to check them.

Wagner has encouraged others to turn their anger or frustration into action by attending rallies or contacting their congressional representatives. One of his clients wrote thank-you letters to President Obama with her children.

“It makes them feel like it’s not something they’re watching, like a train wreck, and that there’s some level of control,” he said. “Maybe it doesn’t change the larger narrative, but it makes them feel as though they’re being authentic with themselves.”

In many ways, the election has been more challenging for his conservative clients, who feel as though they can’t tell their spouses, family members or friends that they voted for Trump, Wagner said.

They fear being automatically labeled bigots or accused of electing a new Hitler, he said. They rely on secret Facebook groups to express their feelings.

“It’s almost become irrational in terms of the anger people feel toward each other and the boxes they put each other in,” he said. “I feel for the people on both sides.”

Robert Puff, a psychologist in Newport Beach, said that many of his conservative patients were upset by the way Trump was portrayed by the media during the campaign. They dreaded the possibility of a Hillary Clinton presidency, especially after what they saw as “eight years of Obama oppression,” he said.

Puff zeroed in on ways each client could increase happiness within his or her own life, regardless of the political landscape. Now his conservative clients are mostly relieved Trump is in office, he said.

“They’re happy with what he’s doing,” he said.

Amy-Lee Goodman, a rape survivor who lives in Boston, said she broke down after watching a tape last year of Trump saying, in a vulgar way, that he could grab women by the crotch. She only felt more upset when he denied subsequent assault allegations, and then even more so after the election.

“I just had to turn off the news,” said Goodman, 29. “It felt personal, like a personal assault against me, like this whole country had said what happened to me didn’t matter, what happens to so many women doesn’t matter.”

Julia Hochstadt, who is Goodman’s therapist, said many survivors of sexual violence had flashbacks and panic attacks because of the assault allegations against Trump during the campaign. Many saw their worst fear, not being believed, play out on the national stage, she said.

Even now, so many of Hochstadt’s patients regularly talk about Trump that she’s had to be extra careful not to get overwhelmed.

She spends less time scrolling through her Facebook news feed and watching the news. She’s skipped a few recent episodes of the political thriller “Homeland,” one of her favorite TV shows, because it feels too heavy at the end of the day.

“There are fewer and fewer places where you’re not hearing people talk about this stuff,” Hochstadt said.

“I have to be ever diligent about carving out places for myself where I’m not talking about this, I’m not listening to this.”

TRUMP GIVES MSM FAKE NEWS A TIME OUT

Trump's message to the so-called news outlets like CNN is clear. Only organizations that actually report the news will be invited to news events.

For weeks now a number of media outlets have launched a 24/7 terrorists style propaganda blitz against the Trump Administration and trying to pass it off as reporting the news.

The unspoken message is; start behaving like a credible news organization if you want to participate. The reaction so far has been whining like a child given a time out for misbehaving.

White House blocks news organizations from press briefing

The decision struck veteran White House journalists as unprecedented in the modern era, and escalated tensions in the already fraught relationship between the Trump administration and the press.


The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Politico and BuzzFeed were also among those excluded from the meeting, which was held in White House press secretary Sean Spicer's office. The meeting, which is known as a gaggle, was held in lieu of the daily televised Q-and-A session in the White House briefing room.

When reporters from these news organizations tried to enter Spicer's office for the gaggle, they were told they could not attend because they were not on the list of attendees.

In a brief statement defending the move, administration spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said the White House "had the pool there so everyone would be represented and get an update from us today."

The White House press pool usually includes representatives from one television outlet, one radio outlet and one print outlet, as well as reporters from a few wire services. In this case, four of the five major television networks -- NBC, ABC, CBS and Fox News -- were invited and attended the meeting, while only CNN was blocked.

And while The New York Times was kept out, conservative media organizations Breitbart News, The Washington Times and One America News Network were also allowed in.

"This is an unacceptable development by the Trump White House," CNN said in a statement. Apparently this is how they retaliate when you report facts they don't like. We'll keep reporting regardless."

New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet wrote, "Nothing like this has ever happened at the White House in our long history of covering multiple administrations of different parties. We strongly protest the exclusion of The New York Times and the other news organizations. Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest."

The White House press office had informed reporters earlier that the traditional, on-camera press briefing would be replaced by a gaggle in Spicer's office, reporters in attendance said. Asked about the move by the White House Correspondents Association, the White House said it would take the press pool and invite others as well.

The WHCA protested that decision on the grounds that it would unfairly exclude certain news organizations, the reporters said. The White House did not budge, and when reporters arrived at Spicer's office, White House communications officials only allowed in reporters from specific media outlets.

CNN reporters attempted to access the gaggle when it began at about 1:45 p.m. ET. As they walked with a large group of fellow journalists from the White House briefing room toward Spicer's office, an administration official turned them around, informing them CNN wasn't on the list of attendees.

Reporters from The Associated Press, Time magazine and USA Today decided in the moment to boycott the briefing because of how it was handled.

Asked during the gaggle whether CNN and The New York Times were blocked because the administration was unhappy with their reporting, Spicer responded: "We had it as pool, and then we expanded it, and we added some folks to come cover it. It was my decision to expand the pool."

Several news outlets spoke out against the White House's decision.

"The Wall Street Journal strongly objects to the White House's decision to bar certain media outlets from today's gaggle," a Journal spokesman said. "Had we known at the time, we would not have participated and we will not participate in such closed briefings in the future."

The White House move was called "appalling" by Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron, who said the Trump administration is on "an undemocratic path."

Politico editor-in-chief John Harris said that "selectively excluding news organizations from White House briefings is misguided."

Said BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith: "While we strongly object to the White House's apparent attempt to punish news outlets whose coverage it does not like, we won't let these latest antics distract us from continuing to cover this administration fairly and aggressively."

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

PODESTA/HILLARY CONTINUE TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME

It looks like the Podesta/Hillary crowd are still not willing to accept responsibility for losing the election.

The reality is that Podesta and company ran a sleazy operation that was exposed to the public via emails they (and they alone) exchanged between each other.

How hard is it to understand that their undoing was not the fault of the FBI, the Russians, or the Tooth Fairy.


John Podesta Believes FBI Director ‘Succumbed’ To Pressure From Anti-Hillary Agents [VIDEO]
 
John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, says that FBI director James Comey may have caved to anti-Clinton “forces within the FBI” prior to the election by reopening the federal investigation into her emails just days before the election.

Podesta offered the theory at an event hosted by NewCo with Bloomberg News’ John Heilemann.

“I think there’s sort of two possibilities,” Podesta said when asked why he believes Comey reopened the investigation in October after closing it in July.

“There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose. I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility.”


 

THE FAKE MAIN STREAM NEWS MEDIA



The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

A grave danger from the Western mainstream media’s current hysteria about “fake news” is that the definition gets broadened from the few made-up stories that are demonstrably false – often fabricated by kids to get more clicks – to include reasonable disputes about the facts of a complex controversy

This danger has grown worse because The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major Western news organizations have merged their outrage over “fake news” with the West’s propaganda campaign against Russia by claiming without evidence that the Russian government is somehow putting out false stories to undermine Western democracy.

NYT’s Fake News about Fake News

MSM USES TERRORISTS PROPAGANDA TACTICS

The Main Stream Media (MSM) does pose a danger to this country.

The terrorist style anti Trump media blitz is straight out of the playbook; weaken the country by disparaging its leaders, discredit the government by creating an atmosphere of disarray and chaos.

Take isolated insignificant incidents and blow them way out of proportion using dramatic tabloid style headlines and spinning them relentlessly 24/7.

Present one-sided news events and opinions by reporting on, and interviewing pundits, about events that oppose Trump while ignoring or minimizing coverage of those that do support Trump.

The terrorists use these same tactics to attack this country and, in both cases, are a clear and present danger to the United States and its citizens.

Sensing their last chance to stop the Trump administration from gaining ground, the global elite have launched a desperate, all-out effort to derail Trump’s pro-America efforts.
TRUMP SAYS MSM IS “ENEMY OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE”


Friday, February 17, 2017

HOW THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA CREATES FAKE NEWS

First, you pick a buzz word; in this case "Russian" and then begin building rumors around it. Russia this and Russia that. You then fill the 24hr news cycle with he this, they that that at some point takes a life of it's own. 

Then you feed it to the pundits who then spew out their own individual interpretations while adding their own bias to it. 

Viola! You end up with something like this; but look out for the granual of fact that renders the rest of it fake. (see bold/underline below)

KremlinGate Enters Uncharted Waters as Russian Links Overwhelm DC

As The New York Times reported, NSA intercepted numerous conversations between members of Trump’s inner circle and senior Russian intelligence officials, as well as other Kremlin power-players.

Although NSA sources did not reveal the content of those calls—and even specified that to date, no signs of collusion in hurting Clinton’s campaign had been found—the appearance of something worse than mere impropriety was unavoidable. 

There are several reasons why a presidential campaign might regularly contact a hostile foreign intelligence service—and none of them is savory.

GUESS WHAT FOREIGN COUNTRIES INTERFERED IN US POLITICS?

The big hoopla about Russian meddling in US politics is getting a lot of attention from the Trump bashers, but very little attention was paid to these meddlesome events; 

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Cui Tiankai requested a meeting with Hillary Clinton’s top aides in January 2016, according to an internal email circulated among the former secretary of State’s senior presidential campaign officials.

“Chinese Ambassador Cui invited me over to the residence Tuesday for a coffee and to make a request. He wants to have an informal, private, off the record get together with a few of us to discuss the next year and the current state of US-China affairs,” wrote Clinton campaign aide Kurt Campbell in the Jan. 7, 2016, email.

“He asked me to host a social meal at my house in the next month. He was fairly insistent and indicated that he wanted to pass along some perspectives. I told him I’d reach out to you all to see about your judgement on this and possible availability. I’m happy to make some chili and cornbread by the fire but let’s first decide whether this makes sense. Please let me know your thinking,” Campbell said.

The email is one among hundreds of emails to and from Clinton campaign manager John Podesta that were made public by Wikileaks during the 2016 election cycle


 
How Netanyahu's speech to Congress has jeopardised US-Israel relations

The White House is particularly incensed that the Israeli ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, and John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the House of Representatives, conspired to arrange the speech to a joint sitting of Congress without consulting the administration. Democrats accuse Boehner of ambushing the president as the Republicans push – with the backing of the pro-Israel lobby in Washington – to strengthen sanctions against Iran, a move Obama has warned “will all but guarantee that diplomacy fails”.

But it was Dermer, who was born in the US and worked as a Republican political operative before moving to Israel, who instigated Netanyahu’s address to Congress.

Netanyahu has defended the speech as a legitimate attempt to stop Obama from making concessions to Iran that the Israeli leader said will leave Tehran on the brink of being able to build a nuclear weapon.