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Monday, December 12, 2016

Fake news and the desire to "Watergate" Trump

"These days, the liberal media don’t wait for enemy governments to make stuff up. They do it themselves."

Putin and Mad Dog

Fake News: CIA Says Russia Preferred Trump  "The Washington Post has unflaggingly stirred up hysteria over so-called "fake news," so it's extra-ironic that the media giant is one of the country's foremost purveyors of the same.  In the Post's world, a bunch of guys with Dorito-stained fingers who blog in their parents' basements have done everything from manipulating the election to provoking a nutcase into an attack on a D.C. pizzeria.  Meanwhile, the Post's banner headline on Saturday was the innuendo-filled and poorly sourced announcement "CIA: Russia favored Trump," which sounds like fake news, too."

The King of Fake News  . . . "The liberals would love to do away with free speech, as Hillary Clinton would have if she’d been elected and could have packed the Supreme Court with liberals who would have reversed the Citizens United decision and others protecting free speech. But the best way to do away with about 99 percent of the “fake news” that is broadcast and printed is for the liberals and their media allies to stop creating it.  
"Fake news — propaganda — is often risible and easily recognized. When the North Korean government described the first time Kim Jong-Il (father of Kim Jong-Loon, the current dictator) went golfing, they broadcast that he scored a hole-in-one five times in one round of golf.
"These days, the liberal media don’t wait for enemy governments to make stuff up. They do it themselves." . . .

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
Andrew Klavan: Fighting Back Against Fake News  . . . "So as a public service — and braving the anger of my readership — I'd like to expose a few other absurd fake news stories."
  1. Police Target Blacks
  2. The Obama Economy is Strong
  3. The Climate is in Crisis
Liberals’ fake-news panic proves they can’t handle the truth

Did Russia Help Trump Get Elected? Consider The Source(s)  . . . "Meanwhile, one day after the Post published its Friday bombshell report of Russian interference with the election, it reported that the FBI and the CIA told congressional leaders very different accounts of what might or might not have transpired, and that "for the Democrats in the room, the FBI's response was frustrating — even shocking."

"It was frustrating and shocking for Democrats to learn that there isn't definitive evidence of Russian meddling in the presidential election? Whose side are they on again? Besides, isn't it the FBI, not the CIA, that is responsible for counterintelligence about threats to the U.S., especially if they take place on U.S. soil? Was the CIA doing something here that they shouldn't have?" . . . Thanks to Lucianne for many of these links.

Hillary and Fake News  . . . "Hillary is a consummate serial liar. From lying to the parents of the four Benghazi dead in front of their sons’ caskets, repeating the infamous video lie, of which she arguably was the architect, to dodging sniper fire in Bosnia, to being named for Sir Edmund Hillary years before he climbed Mt. Everest, to her claim she made $100,000 in the futures market almost literally overnight just from reading the Wall Street Journal.
"Her call for a war on “fake news” is laughable. As Politico reports:" . . .

Political Cartoons by Henry Payne

PowerLine: RUSSIAN “MEDDLING” IN ELECTION: MOST OVERBLOWN STORY EVER?  . . . "But the supporting information is very thin. The third-hand account in the Post admits that it wasn’t actually the Russian government that did the hacking:

[I]ntelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence showing officials in the Kremlin “directing” the identified individuals to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks, a second senior U.S. official said. Those actors, according to the official, were “one step” removed from the Russian government, rather than government employees.
 McConnell Says No To John McCain’s Demand For A Select Committee On Russian Hacking "Over the weekend the leading topic of discussion was an allegation made by the CIA that the Russian government had interfered in the election with the intention of electing Donald Trump. As is so often the case, whenever a headline is to be made by giving the Democrats a hand, John McCain was standing by: ' . . .

4 Reasons Trump Should Demand A Transparent Investigation Of Russian Election Influence  . . . "For once, he should make the most strategically sound move and go against his own character. In this particular situation, he should lead the charge to ask questions, find answers, and condemn any wrongdoing that is identified.
"Here’s why…"
Clinton Christmas

Legal Insurrection: Media creating fake news about “fake news”
"Because I write so much about climate change, I am constantly barraged by fake news about the hoax-based science.
"The good news: The mainstream media has finally noticed the fake news problem.
Brian Williams Suspended"The bad news: The main stream media hasn’t recognized it’s a significant source of the problem.

"The ugly news: There are policies proposals being bandied about that are suppose to prevent the spread of “fake news” (i.e. news found on conservative and other sites that the progressive left want silenced)." . . .

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