Friday, August 17, 2018

CNN Fake News, NYT, MSNBC: "Enemies Of The People"

The day of reckoning is fast approaching the fake news corporate media: All qualify for RICO prosecution following their failed coup against a sitting U.S. administration and presidency and they are indeed the enemies of our Republic, Constitution and the AMERICAN PEOPLE  

By Jeremy Carl

Are many in the mainstream media “Enemies of the American people?"

President Trump has at times claimed they are, spurring an effort led by the Boston Globe, which today joined more than 350 other newspapers, including the New York Times, the Miami Herald, the Minneapolis StarTribune, the Houston Chronicle, and the Denver Post in blasting Trump’s rhetoric.

Well then. 

I began my professional career as a journalist and still occasionally write for the mainstream press.

Even the New York Times, owner of what is almost certainly the most banal, dishonest, and provincial editorial page among major metropolitan dailies, often breaks important and useful stories, especially when these don’t directly touch partisan politics. 

And while the Times’ news coverage also suffers from severe political bias, the paper follows the standard rule of keeping its news-gathering and op-ed sections largely distinct.

 NYT keeping "news-gathering" and op-ed sections largely distinct?
And of course, even some overtly political investigations, displeasing as they may be to Republicans, are good and legitimate reporting. But generally speaking, today’s so-called mainstream media are horrifically biased in how they cover the news and, far more important, how they decide what is and is not newsworthy.

Trump — who, it should be noted, is far more available to the press than his predecessor ever was — has criticized the media vociferously, and for good reason. The term “fake news” was first popularized by Hillary Clinton, but it was ultimately adopted by conservatives because it so perfectly describes our experiences with the media environment.

To give just one trivial recent example from my own career (and I could cite dozens), through the recommendation of a Hoover colleague I was recently asked to take a semi-regular gig on a political panel on one of the largest NPR stations. The subject matter seemed interesting, so despite my strong reservations (based on experience) about NPR, I agreed. The first show went fine, and at one point I sharply criticized a GOP bill that I thought was terrible. 

Afterwards I heard back from the producer about how much they had liked me and asked me to come back a few weeks later. 

On the next show, I strongly defended the administration from what I felt were unfair attacks — and pointed out politely but firmly that there were likely no Trump supporters in the NPR newsroom, and that I felt this bias affected some of the questions I was getting.

To my utter lack of surprise, I haven’t heard from them since.

I have talked to many journalists at “mainstream” outlets who insist with great sincerity that their only motive is to get the story right, yet their institutions consistently refuse to hire anyone who might seriously challenge the dominant views in the newsroom. 

If these newspapers’ editorial or reporting staffs were 20 percent, even 10 percent, made up of Trump supporters — keep in mind that the president won almost half of the vote in 2016 and has an approval rating north of 40 percent today — their news coverage would be dramatically different. But at the end of the day, protestations to the contrary aside, they have no real interest in doing so.

Ironically, while the media pearl-clutch about Trump’s rhetoric, their coordinated campaign against him today has used terminology far more incendiary than anything ever said by the president. The organizers of today’s coordinated effort have referred numerous times to Trump’s alleged “dirty war” against the press. 

Far from a casual rhetorical flourish, the phrase “dirty war” is a reference to a period in Argentina in the 1970s and 1980s in which the ruling military junta kidnapped and killed an estimated 30,000 overwhelmingly leftist critics of the regime. It is shockingly irresponsible, but incredibly revealing of their own myopia, that journalists allegedly lecturing us on civil discourse are equating some critical tweets and comments by the president with state-ordered mass murder.

Meanwhile, there has been a much more real war against conservatives on the Internet, with some mainstream and many more anti-establishment figures generally being deplatformed, often with the eager approbation of journalists.

Of course, the past was no golden age either. On the contrary, the days in which confirmed liberals such as Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather ruled the media roost from their monopolist position were far worse than today. The fact that confidence in the mainstream media has plummeted in recent decades is a sign of the health, not sickness, of our electorate. 

The Internet, though now under unprecedented attack as a free-speech zone, nonetheless provides a critical outlet in which conservatives can fight back against the mainstream media’s attempts to control our discourse.

As Ned Ryun, former speechwriter for George W. Bush, eloquently put it in a recent column, “because the supposed wise men of the age refused to fully call out the mainstream media for what they’d become, the pretense [of objectivity] has continued for decades.” 

As Ryun points out, there was a time not far back in the American past where newspapers were understood to be ideological — even partisan — a situation that still persists in many respects in Europe. How refreshingly honest it would be if we got our daily dose of left-wing agitprop from the New York Liberal or the Washington Democrat rather than theNew York Times and Washington Post.

The gaslighting of the American public must end, as must the media’s playing the victim, when for at least a half century most MSM outlets have seriously eroded our democracy through irresponsible and biased reporting barely hidden under the thinnest patina of false objectivity.

As a general rule, I don’t like calling any group an “enemy of the American people,” but if forced to choose between that appellation and the MSM’s preposterous claim that they are champions of open discourse and defenders of the First Amendment — well, honesty is the best policy.

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Trump Was Right To Revoke Former CIA Director Brennan's Security Clearances - Joseph Curl

Time now for the war crimes trials to begin, starting with Obama, Clinton, Rice, Brennan, Clapper, Power and the rest of his mass-murdering, criminal regime including CNN fake news, NYT and MSNBC  

By Joseph Curl

Let's say a company like Apple fired an employee. But, for some reason, Apple lets the now ex-employee keep his access to all internal workings of the company — plans for new products, proprietary numbers on sales, everything.

Personification of evil: John Brennan
That'd be insane, right? Should that employee happen to be disgruntled, there's no telling what he could do with such information. But for some reason, liberals and the mainstream media think former President Barack Obama's CIA Director John Brennan should keep his security clearance, even though he is actively using his access to derail President Trump. Trump on Wednesday pulled Brennan's security clearance, citing "a series of unfounded and outrageous allegations" about his administration, and for Brennan's move to "sow division and chaos." 

Trump said his decision was driven by the ongoing federal investigation into alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election.

"I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham," Trump told The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. "And these people led it. ... It's something that had to be done," Trump said.

Liars, seditionists, TRAITORS: Comey, Clapper and Brennan

But Brennan took to the pages of The New York Times on Thursday, writing an op-ed piece in which he said Trump is clearly guilty of colluding with Russians.

"The only questions that remain are whether the collusion that took place constituted criminally liable conspiracy, whether obstruction of justice occurred to cover up any collusion or conspiracy, and how many members of 'Trump Incorporated' attempted to defraud the government by laundering and concealing the movement of money into their pockets," he wrote in the Times.

NYT, CNN fake news, MSNBC led media charge in failed coup against a sitting administration

As for the loss of his clearance, Brennan said that the move showed Trump "clearly has become more desperate to protect himself and those close to him, which is why he made the politically motivated decision to revoke my security clearance in an attempt to scare into silence others who might dare to challenge him."

But let's get something straight: Just like a driver's license, retaining security clearance after one leaves a federal post is a privilege, not a right. Yes, some officials have, in the past, kept such clearances, but that was before the hyper-politicization of the intelligence branches.

And Brennan is among the most partisan, repeatedly attacking Trump.

As just one example, Brennan wrote on Twitter on July 16: "Donald Trump’s press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trump’s comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin."

For his bashing of Trump, Brennan became a darling of the liberal media, appearing on NBC News and MSNBC regularly. He literally made a job of ripping the president (some "contributors" make $100,000 or more), prompting Sen. Rand Paul to pose a few questions: "Is John Brennan monetizing his security clearance? Is John Brennan making millions of dollars divulging secrets to the mainstream media with his attacks on @realDonaldTrump," the Kentucky Republican tweeted on July 23.

Media, intelligence community collaborationists should be prosecuted under RICO statutes

So Trump simply said, "Hey, if you're going to take this classified information and use it to bash me — instead of to help your colleagues in the intelligence field — maybe you don't deserve the courtesy of extending your security clearance."

Far too many people have security clearances, anyway — something Obama also sought to rein in. In November 2013, Politico wrote: "The Obama administration has ordered a government-wide reassessment of how almost 5 million Americans have been granted classified information security clearances and whether each person currently approved to see sensitive national security secrets truly has a need for such access."

The Politico piece also cited then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who "questioned the booming rolls of security-clearance holders. At last count, more than 4.9 million people held clearances, of whom over 1.4 million were cleared for access at the 'Top Secret' level."

Of course, when Trump first began mulling the revocation of said security clearances, Clapper was aghast. 

Clapper, you'll recall, leaked the anti-Trump dossier to CNN's Jake Tapper and helped orchestrate a meeting between former FBI Director James Comey and Trump, which was later leaked to CNN and used as their "news hook" to launch the media's "Russia" narrative. 

Clapper also lied to Congress about leaking information to Tapper and then was rewarded with a contract at CNN a few months later.

Appearing on CNN as a paid contributor (like Brennan is with NBC), Clapper slammed Trump's plan: “This is just a very, very petty thing to do. And that’s about all I’ll say about it.”

But soon, Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, former Obama national security adviser Susan Rice and former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden all might have their clearances revoked.

And that's as it should be.

Said Trump on Monday: "I have a unique constitutional responsibility to protect the nation's classified information, including by controlling access to it. Today, in fulfilling that responsibility, I have decided to revoke the security clearance of John Brennan, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Brennan's lying and recent conduct characterized by increasingly frenzied commentary is wholly inconsistent with access to the nation's most closely held secrets."

Pretty simple, really.

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