Laurence Vance explains why he is so passionate about ending the drug war.
Laurence Vance explains why he is so passionate about ending the drug war.
One thing we have gotten from the DOJ inspector general report on the FBI’s
politically motivated “mistakes” and “incompetence” with the FISA applications for warrants to spy on Carter Page using the Steele dossier as the “intel,” is how either ignorant and incompetent or just dishonest and corrupt the “news” media have been these past 2 or 3 years now in their defending the national security state. And it’s not the “deep state,” because it’s out in the open.
And now we have an impeachment of Trump based on a phone call. As soon as Trump won the election in 2016, Democrats were immediately calling for him to be impeached. They’ll take anything as an excuse to impeach him. And the “news” media have been carrying the establishment apparatchiks’ water.
As I wrote here, the “news” media have been propagandizing on behalf of Hillary Clinton and Democrats and lying or lying by omission on behalf of smearing or framing The Donald. And I’m not a Trump supporter as you already know, but I think the truth is important.
The late investigative journalist Robert Parry wrote, “The hatred of Trump and Putin was so intense that old-fashioned rules of journalism and fairness were brushed aside…Hatred of Trump had become like some invasion of the body snatchers –or perhaps many of my journalistic colleagues had never believed in the principles of journalism that I had embraced throughout my adult life.”
But, as Glenn Greenwald noted, “The political media is designed to be adversarial because it is supposed to serve as a scrutinizing check on the claims of those in power, not serve as worshipful, propagandistic amplifiers of those claims.” In that article Greenwald cites many instances in which our modern “news journalists” enmesh and schmooze themselves with government power-grabbers, becoming useful idiots for the national security state.
Americans need to divorce CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Washington Post, Newsweek and Time, and all the other propaganda forces who shill for the State.
If you want more truthful news and analysis on the FBI, the FISA revelations, and the national security state and media’s campaign of propaganda and framing against Trump, then the following recent articles would be better for that. A lot of detailed information including from the DOJ inspector general report that you won’t get from mainstream media:
Peter Van Buren gives some actual details from the DOJ inspector general’s report on FBI spying on the Trump campaign.
Zero Hedge with an article on the DOJ inspector general testifying this week that FBI should have stopped surveilling Carter Page.
Rowan Scarborough with an article on FBI misleading FISA court judges of Christopher Steele’s truth record.
Ray McGovern on the inspector general whitewashing the FBI.
This article on the Last Refuge tells of how ambassador Marie Yovanovitch perjured herself before Congress, and explains Sen. Lindsey Graham’s motive for whitewashing, that he’s all hat and no cattle.
And, Zero Hedge with an article on the FISA report revealing that Clinton meddled in the 2016 election.
Ron Paul and Daniel McAdams discuss Donald Trump’s latest warmongering blunder, Trump’s possibly sending 14,000 more troops to the Middle East to, as John McCain would say, “Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran,” etc., etc.
On the RonPaulLibertyReport YouTube page, it notes: “So much for getting out of endless wars! President Trump has announced that he is sending 14,000 more US troops to the Middle East and may even send more. The reason is the manufactured ‘Iran threat’ that Trump continues to delude himself over. Neocons are thrilled. So are Saudi Arabia and Israel, who would love nothing more than to have the US fight and die in their wars. But what about America first?”
Dr. Paul asked, Where are the Constitutionalists? (As Laurence Vance points out in an article today, they hardly exist. He cites “The Freedom Index: A Congressional Scorecard Based on the U.S. Constitution.” And, as he writes, “There are fifty-three Republicans in the Senate. The average Republican score is only 31.75 percent. Twenty-three Republicans senators scored 20 percent or lower, including three who received a zero. Aside from the two Republican senators who scored a perfect 100 percent, only 5 of them scored above 50 percent.”)
Jacob Hornberger has a good post at his campaign website on Donald Trump, interventionist. Trump hasn’t ended the “forever wars,” hasn’t brought the troops home, and has gone on a secret trip to Afghanistan, returning quickly out of fear for his safety yet leaving the U.S. troops there in Afghanistan for no good reason. Trump is just like all his predecessors, the previous war criminals.
While working on the post with the two interviews of John McLaughlin by my favorite talk radio personality Jerry Williams, I also came across more YouTube videos of Jerry on the radio. They don’t make talk radio like they used to.
Rush Limbaugh keeps saying that it all began with his show, talk radio, during the 1980s. But there were several other talk radio shows that existed before him, especially on the clear channel 50,000 watt stations such as WBZ in Boston that can be heard in supposedly 38 states, and WOR in New York.
Not only that, but there were several talk radio programs before the 1980s that were intelligent and diverse, and which featured two-way discussions between host and guests and between host and callers. Most of talk radio now, in contrast, consists of the host going on and on and on and on, and when they do take callers it’s mainly an echo chamber. It’s mostly not a discussion consisting of diverse points of view, merely mutual agreements.
Jerry Williams (1923-2003) was a talk radio personality who discussed controversial political and social issues throughout his career from 1957 to 1998. He was mainly on WRKO, WBZ, and WMEX in Boston, and WBBM in Chicago, as well as a few other stations.
In his shows during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s, Jerry Williams was himself very articulate with the issues as well as being a talented humorist and he knew how to tease callers to elicit emotional responses from them. And he was not afraid to confront those in power and call out the corrupt including police. I didn’t agree with him on everything, but it sure was good to hear him.
While the old Jerry Williams tribute site seems to be gone probably because the website owner decided to not renew it, I have found some new YouTube videos featuring Jerry on WBZ and WBBM.
But we don’t really hear that kind of back and forth any more. Now it’s all echo chamber on talk radio, in the same way the mainstream news shows, such as Meet the Press with Chuck Toady and Fake the Nation on CBS, have their own echo chambers on the other side of the political spectrum.
So in this video that I have found, Jerry Williams on WBZ hosts a live forum at the time of the 1968 Presidential election, with guests including columnist Jack Anderson, White House correspondent Sid Davis, and a WBZ newscaster. They discuss polls, whether or not polling is biased, the campaigns of Nixon, Humphrey and George Wallace and the people who support those candidates. They do discuss actual issues as well, although they don’t even refer to the Vietnam War until at least 45 or 50 minutes into the discussion.
I knew about the 1968 Democrat convention and all the protests, but toward the end of the discussion one of the panelists mentioned that the Republican convention in Miami also had protests and rioting that resulted in 6 deaths. Now, I can’t find any verification of that online, so maybe that guy is wrong about it. It might have been Jack Anderson who mentioned that, I’m not sure.
Some people may not find this hour-long discussion of interest, but I am sure that history buffs will.
It appears as though House Democrats are rethinking their strategy to remove Donald Trump from the White House. They may still be writing articles of impeachment, but they have no case against him with the “controversial” phone call with the Ukrainian president, just as they had no case in Russia-Russia-Russia.
I have never seen such a mass of hysterical activists in their hatred of one guy. Many of these people in Warshington need some kind of counseling. They are deranged. But then, on the other side we have the flag worshipers and military worshipers who agree with acquitting or pardoning murderers and war criminals. Oh, well.
Anyway, during this whole impeachment farce that’s been going on since before Trump was even elected, the “news” media have led the charge in their lying and propaganda, and their corruption. We already know how dishonest many in the moonstream media were in their trying to help Obama get elected in 2008, and in their trying to help Hillary Rotten Clinton in 2016.
Just this week I heard on Sean Hannity’s radio show, which at times is like fingernails against the chalkboard, Mark Simone being interviewed along with Joe Unconcha. Simone noted how corrupt the “news” media are now, and he named Chuck Toady but didn’t want to mention other names. (That’s me referring to “Toady,” not Simone.) And that’s right. Chuck Toady is extremely corrupt and dishonest, especially in the way he words some of his questions for Trump supporters on the Sunday blab show (which I hear on Bloomberg Radio, because I stopped watching TV 25 years ago — no surprise there). And I have heard George Snuffleupagus do this as well. They persist on asking the same question over and over, questions that are a part of an ongoing false narrative they seem to want to reinforce in the minds of the viewing sheeple.
The propaganda media along with the politicians and activists whose main priorities are abortion, race and identity politics, have gone off the deep end, if that’s possible. During Iran-Contra Ronald Raygun would refer to the Press as the “sharks” coming after him shouting questions, but during all the 1990s Bubba Clinton investigations like Whitewasher Bubba had his defenders in the media. Now we have CNN the Most Untrusted Name in “News” with Unreliable Sources host Brian Helter-Stelter calling Trump supporters a “cult.” Are you serious? Well, many of the Trumpies really do behave in a cultish way, with the flag worship and all, but with the zombies on the left there is no comparison. We have the abortion cult, the race cult, and LGBT cult. Speaking of the LGBT cult, some people are wondering if Mayor Pete Bada-Bing (Bada-Boom) is going to be the first gay President, but we already had one. Oh, well.
And now we hear from leaks and drips that the Horowitz IG report is going to whitewash FBI spying on the Trump campaign? And it looks like AG Barr is also engaged in whitewashing, just as he’s whitewashing the Jeffrey Epstein suicide “conspiracy theories,” and on and on. Lather, rinse, repeat. And will we ever know whether it’s only a conspiracy theory that FBI and CIA are a pedophile cult? If so, maybe that’s why the cover-ups. What a bunch of sickos. Especially many in the “news” media as well. As Lew Rockwell said to a New York Slimes reporter intruding on the Mises Institute, these scribblers for State press releases are a part of the Regime. And as former CIA officer John Kiriakou wrote just recently, the mainstream media who shield FBI malfeasance are our enemy. That’s not good, in a “Constitutional Republic.” (Or perhaps it’s more of a rethuglic. “A rethuglic, if you can keep it,” as Ben franklin might say.)
So, everything we already know up to now is really a “conspiracy theory.” Go figure. The government life-long parasites, Barr, Horowitz, Durham, et al. are apparatchiks, no different from Soviet Schiff! They are the swamp, and it appears there will be no draining, people. I hope that turns out to be incorrect, of course.