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.