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The NYT and WaPo: The real purveyors of ‘Fake News’

Written By | Dec 14, 2016

WASHINGTON, December 14, 2016 – The hysteria of fake news that’s currently emanating from the New York Times and the Washington Post is the latest in a volley of highly visceral McCarthyite propaganda pumped out from a discredited news media. Still stinging from Donald Trump’s November victory, the media is consciously lying about thinly documented claims of Russian interference in America’s presidential election even as they attempt to shape the national talking points deployed by news outlets.

It’s hard to imagine better-orchestrated coverage and fake outrage, even though we have already endured  two years of orchestrated, pro-Democrat coverage, including clearly biased media reports, and heavy-handed media attempts to steer the election to Hillary Clinton.

Following Clinton’s loss, the same MSM that had demanded we accept their predetermined view of the election outcome is still unable to come to grips with the actual election results.

The same people who lied to us for two years, slobbering all over Hillary Clinton and evisceratingDonald Trump; the same people who told us that Trump could never win; the same people that published phony poll results and repeated them endlessly like cult mantras, still expect us to believe anything they tell us.

First, they blamed James Comey for Clinton’s defeat. Then it was “fake news.” Now it’s the Russians. The same tired talking points and shallow excuses that lost them the election are being regurgitated like so much turgid vomit we’re expected to swallow yet again.

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The most recent media fabulations quote an unnamed White House official, off the record, who says the CIA said the Russians intervened via computer hacks in order to swing the election to Donald Trump. The problem is, no one is saying who in the CIA has come forth with this information, and no one has stepped forth with corroborating evidence (other than Clinton’s obvious loss) to verify their as yet unsubstantiated claims.

We can probably assume that either Valerie Jarrett, Ben Rhodes, or one of their minions is the unnamed source leaking talking points to sympathetic reporters with the aim of undermining Trump and skewing the news coverage aided and abetted,  of course, by a still-compliant media machine.

At the root of the current political and media assault, meant to undermine the legitimacy of Trump’s election, is a hysterical level of dishonest McCarthyism that would be embarrassing if it weren’t so widespread among the so-called mainstream media outlets. Network news anchors pursue each fake, anti-Trump report with tears in their eyes, while commentators and outside “experts” don’t even bother to hide their bias.

The Orwellian irony of a desperate left wing media megaphone that reflexively broadcasts smears and character assassination against a succession of Trump nominees—including Gen. Flynn, Steve Bannon, and now Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson—is a dangerous trend for the so-called Fourth Estate. This kind of biased reporting and conduct is precisely what has cost them the trust of the American people.

In the real world, it isn’t news that the Russians spy on the United States, engaging in vast hacking and espionage schemes to do so. But so do the Chinese, North Koreans, Iranians, Cubans, Venezuelans, as well as the French, Germans, British and the Israelis.

Where was the outrage and hysteria when China stole the personnel files of millions of federal employees, including private information and social security numbers three years ago?

Where was the media firestorm when Russia hacked the White House OPM personnel records, including the security information of every employee of the executive office building two years ago?

Given the relentless history of attacks on key government and business networks by U.S. adversaries, why would anyone imagine that the DNC, or any major Democratic official wouldn’t be a target of Russian intelligence. To imagine that they wouldn’t is beyond naive. That is precisely what is at the heart of the outrage over Hillary’s server, which, without a doubt, was hacked by all the previously mentioned powers, as clearly acknowledged by FBI Director Comey.

Wikileaks released factual information that uncovered and exposed the venality and corruption within the DNC, the media, and the Clinton campaign. With appropriate outrage, it was the American people who finally delivered justice at the ballot box, breaking the corrupt media-politicle cycle of collusion. These same voters will continue to hold the media accountable for their ongoing bias, and they see what is transpiring now, over a month after the election, for what it is.

While Russia is an easy and customary target to blame for Clinton’s defeat, and while that country certainly engages in espionage, the leaked information obtained from the DNC could easily have come from inside this country. Experts believe the Podesta emails were almost certainly hacked (or leaked) by someone other than the Russians.

Going almost unnoticed in the news, a DNC staffer was murdered as he was about to talk with the FBI about the DNC leaks, and Wikileaks has offered a reward for information on this staffer’s killer. Why would Wikileaks offer a reward if the dead DNC staffer wasn’t their source?

Wikileaks, whatever you may think of them, does have a reputation for truthfulness with regard to everything they have released. They aren’t interested in black flag operations. And no one affected by this organization’s series of DNC and Clinton campaign email leaks has denied that the emails are genuine.

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Wikileaks did what the media refused to do. They actually covered the election by revealing the truth the media didn’t even bother to unearth. By definition the truth, wherever it comes from, cannot be fake news.

The problem for those hysterical purveyors of fake news at the New York Times and the Washington Post is that the Russians didn’t steal the election. The Russians didn’t make Hillary set up her illegal privateserver. The Russians didn’t delete the 33,000 emails that likely prove what Hillary Clinton was up to while still on the taxpayer’s payroll.

The Russians didn’t run the worst campaign in the history of the republic. The Russians didn’t make her publicly denounce Trump’s supporters “a basket of deplorables.”

The Russians didn’t make CNN provide Donna Brazile with the questions to be asked during the upcoming CNN-hosted debate so she could give them to Hillary.

The Russian’s didn’t rig the Democratic primaries against Bernie Sanders, or make Hillary act like she was entitled to be the next American President.

The Russians didn’t spend 6 months pronouncing Donald Trump unfit for office.

The Russians didn’t make Hillary Clinton ignore the white working class, or ignore Michigan and Wisconsin since they were allegedly in the bag, or hang out with Jay Z and Lady Gaga.

Hillary, and the Democrats in the House and Senate, were soundly defeated by the American public. The McCarthyite avalanche of fake news from the New York Times, the Washington Post and the rest of the one-time MSM didn’t influence American voters in November 2016, won’t alter the election results now, or change reality in the future.

Donald Trump’s allegedly surprising victory and its aftermath have exposed the cynical reality of a national media whose credibility not only lies in tatters but has truly reached the depths of such sustained and obvious bias that the 4th estate, at this point, can only be trusted to lie to us.

L.J. Keith

LJ Keith is a non-partisan commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy and the American socio-political landscape with an eye toward examining the functional realities of the modern age, how they can be understood, and what context to view the changing face of life in America and its place in the world at large.