by Pamela Williams
The WASHINGTON POST has declared if for some reason it should rise to the surface that Russia did not hack the DNC and leak them to Wikileaks, this does not mean that the Trump/Russia story did not happen.
They say even if Seth Rich turns out to be the DNC leaker, it will not help Trump’s issue of Russian collusion. Of course, it won’t as there has to be something going all the time to distract President Trump from doing the job he was elected to do.
So many investigators on the Net are striving to discover what really happened to Seth Rich. The deeper we dig, the more we find. Hannity of FOX NEWS has announced he will back off the Seth Rich murder investigation, as Seth’s parents are asking him to do so. I do not understand where they are coming from, but I do not judge them.
Hannity also announced that the organization MEDIA MATTERS is trying to shut him down. I have to mention here they have also attacked yours truly IWB.
It has also come out that Judicial Watch has filed a request for information from on the Seth Rich murder investigation. Tom Fitton may be our saving grace here. He is a man of his word, and JUDICIAL WATCH is a great asset to the American people.
If the theory is right, does the “Trump/Russia” story implode?
That’s pretty clearly what Sean Hannity thinks. “If Seth was wiki source, no Trump/Russia collusion,” the Fox News host tweeted this past weekend, as he promoted the out-of-almost-nowhere arrival of Internet celebrity Kim Dotcom to the story. The theory is simple: If someone could prove that WikiLeaks had a mole inside the DNC, the table-banging about Russia-linked hacking would be debunked, whoosh, just like that.
The problem, which really should be more obvious, is that the DNC wasn’t the only Democratic campaign organization hacked in 2016. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee was hacked. Podesta’s email was hacked. In the fantasy where the Rich obsessives are vindicated, they end up with no rebuttal to the federal investigators who say that hackers penetrated the DCCC and Clinton’s campaign chairman. And, not incidentally, the emails that did the most intra-Democratic Party damage, like the proof that then-DNC Vice Chair
WASHINGTON POST AND FAKE RUSSIAN NEWS:
In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.
The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop.
But while these debacles are embarrassing for the paper, they are also richly rewarding. That’s because journalists — including those at the Post — aggressively hype and promote the original, sensationalistic false stories, ensuring that they go viral, generating massive traffic for the Post (the paper’s executive editor, Marty Baron, recently boasted about how profitable the paper has become).
After spreading the falsehoods far and wide, raising fear levels and manipulating U.S. political discourse in the process (both Russia stories were widely hyped on cable news), journalists who spread the false claims subsequently note the retraction or corrections only in the most muted way possible, and often not at all. As a result, only a tiny fraction of people who were exposed to the original false story end up learning of the retractions.
My favorite author, Caitlin Johnstone, of the
tells it like it is:
I guess there’s no point arguing with CIA propagandists, but for any actual human beings reading this let’s get one thing perfectly clear: if Seth Rich is shown to have been the DNC leaker, they do not get to push their psychotic Russia conspiracies on us ever again. Ever. They are done. They will never, ever again brutalize the psyches of innocent people with their toxic, xenophobic, world-threatening mind virus. If the corporate media keeps trying to keep that wheel spinning, we the people will kill it, and kill it hard. These disgusting parasites have been terrorizing the American people with Russophobic fairy tales since the DNC leaks dropped last July, and if they are shown to have been wrong about the leaks that started this whole thing, they are done. Democrats have to make changes to their party and WaPo needs to find a new way to sell infinitely overpriced subscriptions. End of.
Caitlin says it so well.
ARE YOU READY FOR THE FIGHT !!! he founder of the far left wing group Media Matters, David Brock, gathered over 100 liberal donors last weekend at a high end resort in Florida according to a report by the Washington Free Beacon.
Donors were gathered at the resort to plan their attack of how to “kick Donald Trump’s ass.” The Free Beacon obtained a copy of the private memo sent out by David Brock which outlines a plan of of attack for the next four years using “Media Matters, American Bridge, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue.” While these groups sound moderate and centrist they are actually far left leaning with a strong track record of attacking everyone who doesn’t agree with their views.