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Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 02-12-2018 at 09:17:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • How The Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday
  • Two explosive stories about the FBI's handling of the probe into Russia and the Trump campaign were downplayed by a suddenly incurious press corps.
    By Mollie Hemingway
    FEBRUARY 8, 2018

    For more than a year and a half, the media have gone all-in on reporting every possible angle of President Donald Trumpís alleged collusion with Russia. No story update has been too small, no encounter with a Russian too inconsequential, and no anonymous source too sketchy to generate outsize coverage and histrionic claims from major media.

    But as the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory: the investigation into Hillary Clintonís mishandling of classified information while secretary of State and the investigation into the Trump campaignís alleged nefarious ties with Russia to meddle in a U.S. election.

    These investigations have resulted in the firing, demotion, and reassignment of at least six top officials at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice. And all of those personnel changes were made before even the first official reports and memoranda from these investigations were made public.

    In recent weeks, however, some official documents have come to light. These are statements made by elected members of the U.S. government on the record, not selective and political leaks from anonymous sources. So how have the media responded to these official statements regarding wrongdoing? Mostly by downplaying, mocking, and ignoring them.

    When the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligenceís majority memo was made public last week, many journalists highlighted Democratic talking points against it or otherwise rushed to defend the agencies credibly accused of abuse of power. As soon as they could, they dropped the story, despite the dramatic claims in the memo.

    Two nights ago, a criminal referral by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was published with far fewer redactions than an earlier version of the referral. The less-redacted letter was significant. For one thing, it confirmed all of the major claims from the House memo authored by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.).


    steveVa    Posted 02-13-2018 at 08:41:34 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The media is so slanted to the left these days it is pathetic. Someones hair is their lead story. Listening to NPR is like going to the dentist. Painful.
    Even the so called entertainment media is pathetically liberally biased. Wasn't there an equal time law that required equal time for either political party. I think that if late night talk shows are going to report on political agendas they should allow for equal time and rebuttals. Of course they will just say that we have no sense of humor. But I say their humor is getting old really quickly...

    Dean    Posted 02-12-2018 at 12:42:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No surprises here.

    This is precisely why Trump must continue to use social media to get the real news out. The so-called "mainstream" media continues to demonstrate that it has no intention of doing so.


    AL CT    Posted 02-12-2018 at 10:53:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If this crap had been committed in any other country, multiple bodies would be hanging from trees by now. I see this all as crimes of high treason, punishable by death. Are we returning to the lawless days of the wild west or some medieval society? 8 years of cronyism has brought us to this point in time. SAD.

    John in Mich    Posted 02-12-2018 at 09:38:37 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • How does Comey walk out of the FBI building carrying "papers" that he wanted to use to write a book? I would bet that any papers that he took have already been destroyed. We will never know what was in those papers but he had absolutely no right to remove anything other than actual personal items. It is almost like someone said, "hurry up and cover your tracks". We will lock the door after you leave. Why is he not in jail?

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