In 1977, Carl Bernstein left the Washington Post. Most of you, if not all are familiar with the team of Woodward & Bernstein, the men who contributed to exposing Richard Nixon’s misdeeds. Carl Bernstein is that Bernstein.
After leaving the Post, he spent over half a year researching a story involving CIA infiltration of the press. He eventually published his story in Rolling Stone later that year. His conclusion was that the CIA had infiltrated hundreds of newsrooms throughout the country.
The full story can be read here.
Today, Zero Hedge published this article:
I’ve been a journalist for about 25 years, and I was educated to lie, to betray, and not to tell the truth to the public.
But seeing right now within the last months how the German and American media tries to bring war to the people in Europe, to bring war to Russia — this is a point of no return and I’m going to stand up and say it is not right what I have done in the past, to manipulate people, to make propaganda against Russia, and it is not right what my colleagues do and have done in the past because they are bribed to betray the people, not only in Germany, all over Europe.
This is not bias. Stop complaining about Fox News being the only real source of info or the only network that’s hopelessly biased. They are all controlled and they are all lying to you. This is a silent coup of the Republic.
The Republican front-runner is against nation building. Imagine that.
Whatever happened in past decades, Trump insists that this US ambition always to be in charge is now actively damaging our country, wasting scarce treasure and drawing us into other people’s conflicts. The Post opinionators must have choked on his words.
“I watched as we built schools in Iraq and they’d be blown up,” Trump told the editors. “And we’d build another one and it would get blown up. And we would rebuild it three times. And yet we can’t build a school in Brooklyn.… at what point do you say hey, we have to take care of ourselves. So, you know, I know the outer world exists and I’ll be very cognizant of that but at the same time, our country is disintegrating, large sections of it, especially in the inner cities.”
Trump has thus shrewdly articulated what ought to be a vital subject for debate in 2016. Instead, I suspect, he will be inundated with lordly rebukes by the policy elites. And the editorial writers will explain how half-baked and dangerous his ideas are to the future of mankind.
We can imagine the labels they’ll haul out from history: Protectionist. Nationalist. Isolationist. America Firster. His challenging proposition reminds me of my childhood, because I grew up in idyllic small-town Ohio, where those skeptical views of “foreign entanglements” defined the Republican Party (there weren’t many Democrats in my home town, and they mostly kept quiet).
As teenagers, we grew up as Robert A. Taft Republicans and deeply suspicious of the “Eastern Establishment,” who looked down on us as Midwestern bumpkins. The decisive election was 1952, when Taft lost the GOP nomination to a genuine national hero, Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. We were heartbroken. In the Midwest we lived in the middle of a great big country and could reasonably feel that we should stay out of other people’s troubles. The Cold War pretty much destroyed that common sense.
One more big reason that the Democrats and the Republicans will do everything they can to keep this man from getting elected.
Judge Janine wonders aloud why the GOP would sabotage Donald Trump
“…Why would republicans try to sabotage their own front runner and risk a Democrat in the White House? And I keep arriving to the same answer: The Republican establishment elected officials and party leaders are in bed with the Democrats”.
She is 100% correct. But many of us already knew this. The real question is why are they in bed together? Now, the average person would say because it’s simply about sharing all the benefits of power. But the real answer is that they are in bed together because they work for the same people. And those people aint you and me.
More on yesterday’s post about the Tucson cop that attended the Trump rally:
Speaking about the Trump supporters, Tatum said, “everybody seemed to be peaceful, there wasn’t a lot of hatred and maliciousness going on,” and that Trump supporters were not lashing out at protesters.
Challenging the media narrative that Trump is ‘inciting violence’ against protesters, Tatum said he heard an announcement before the event which told attendees not to become involved in altercations with protesters who were being unruly.
“That was another thing I don’t see portrayed in the media, is that they gave a disclaimer, don’t hurt these people, you don’t need to do this”.
Tatum goes on to explain how protesters were yelling “f**k Donald Trump” in front of children and that one parent had to cover her daughter’s ears because “these people are just outlandish and out of control”.
Despite being a police officer, even Tatum said he felt uncomfortable and that “at any moment I could get sucker punched by somebody”.
Although it was the protesters who were accusing Trump supporters of being hateful, Tatum asserted, “These people are the most hateful, evil people I’ve ever seen, I could not believe what I saw….I thought at some point it was going to be a full fledged riot because these people were acting so outrageous.”
The AIPAC Policy Conference is the pro-Israel community’s preeminent annual gathering. The event attracts more than 16,000 community and student activists from all 50 states.
Donald Trump is speaking at the conference on Monday night.
Already, hundreds of angry anti-Trump protesters have gathered outside the convention center.
Andrew Marcus, producer of Hating Breitbart, and Jeremy Segal, of Rebel Pundit are covering the protests.
** Check out their amazing coverage at the Chicago UIC protests.
The anti-Trump protesters are taunting the Jewish audience with Nazi imagery.
They’re just doing what Soros is paying them to do.
Geraldo Rivera: “I think his New York values underlie a real person who is probably among the least racist politicians on the national scene.”
Obviously not news to anyone with half a brain. But that’s the power of the racism card now. It requires no evidence but carries tremendous power with the mentally enslaved morons, particularly the young ones that inhabit academic institutions.
Smartmatic Group, an electronic voting firm whose worldwide headquarters is located in the United Kingdom, will be running the online balloting process in the Utah Republican Open Caucuses on Tuesday.
The chairman of Smartmatic’s board, Lord Mark Malloch-Brown, currently serves on the board of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation and has close ties to the billionaire.
The Wall Street Journal dubbed the Republican party’s online adventure on Tuesday as “one of the biggest online votes conducted so far in the U.S.” and the “largest experiment with online presidential voting since 2004, when Michigan allowed Democrats to vote in a party caucus via the Internet.”
The Journal further reported:
Utah residents will have the option of casting ballots in the Republican presidential contest using computers, tablets, and smartphones next week. …
Online “polls” will be open between 7:00 a.m. and 11 p.m. on March 22. Voters will get a receipt that will verify that their vote was recorded correctly. The state party declined to release the number of online voter registrations that it has received. …
“We expect all the jurisdictions across the U.S. to take notice and to look at this experience as something to study and, hopefully, follow,” said Antonio Mugica, founder and chief executive of Smartmatic Group, an election-equipment vendor that is running the Utah election.
Paper ballots and a finger dipped in indigo, kids. Nothing else is acceptable.
With that, agents have been spreading the word, largely through associates in the private sector, that their boss is getting stonewalled, despite uncovering compelling evidence Clinton broke the law.
Exactly what that evidence is — and how and when it was uncovered during Comey’s months-long inquiry — has not been disclosed. For the record, the FBI had no comment on the matter, and government sources say no final decision has been made.
Clinton denies she did anything wrong, claiming she had no idea she was getting classified information (a violation of federal law) on her private server during her years as Obama’s secretary of state because the documents she received contained no such headings.
This is another example of our media failing us, utterly. There’s a dirty little secret that relates directly to Mrs. Clinton’s statements about how “she had no idea” that documents she was sending and receiving were classified because they “weren’t marked classified. Nobody in the federal government receives email that is “marked classified”. That’s because classified emails are supposed to go through specific, secured servers specifically for that kind of sensitive data. They sure as hell aren’t going to mark those emails as “Classified” because that’s like adding a big, bright flashing light that says “LOOK HERE!”.
However, Clinton obviously knows that an average citizen has no idea that this is the case and so she can make statements that sound technically true while being wretched lies and the media is covering for her every step of the way, including Fox News. Let that sink in for a minute. Supposedly Liberal-hating Fox news hasn’t mentioned this. Do you think they honestly aren’t aware of it? Don’t kid yourself.
It’s all theatre. Every channel, every minute. And that is why they are all so terrified of Trump; Because if he wins, the show ends because the audience realizes it’s all staged.
I was intrigued by many of them, starting with Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, John Kasich, Scott Walker and Jeb Bush. Others I admired while believing they wouldn’t get far — Ted Cruz, Bobby Jindal, Ben Carson, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki and Carly Fiorina.
I like those Republicans even though I’m a registered Democrat, just not that kind of Democrat. I voted for President Obama in 2008, believing he meant it when he said no red states, no blue states, only the United States. The barrier he broke added to his appeal.
Six months later, I was off the bus. It was already clear Obama had no intention of building a consensus on anything, although few realized he would be such a radical and partisan polarizer. He may love America, but doesn’t seem to like actual Americans. Other than himself, of course.
With the world on fire thanks to his abdication of global leadership, and with the home front nervous and angry, the 2016 race couldn’t come soon enough. I hoped a Democrat would emerge who realized that Obama had set us on a course that was dangerous and unsustainable, with our national debt exceeding $18 trillion.
Clearly, neither Bernie Sanders nor Hillary Clinton is that Dem, though I’ll vote for Sanders in the New York primary just to send her a message.
Following Obama, Clinton’s election would be a calamity. She would be beholden to him, and unable to shift much from his disastrous policies. And who knows what she really believes?
Besides, if the Clintons are rewarded with the White House again, it would be impossible to demand honesty from any public official in America. She’s thoroughly corrupt and, in the memorable words of the late William Safire, a “congenital liar.” Voting for her is a give up on the future.
We have an opportunity to do something historic. The man is far from perfect, but he is real.