We often criminalize behavior that is normal – Donna Brazile on ABC’s “This Week” in reference to Hillary Clinton giving access to the State Department in exchange for 6-figure donations to the Clinton Foundation.
Thank goodness for Wikileaks and the DNC and Podesta email dumps. There’s no question that the mainstream media is colluding with the Clinton Campaign to tip the election in HRC’s favor. For Obama to accuse Trump of “whining” about it is absurd. But, then again, Obama’s speech last week sounded like something out of “1984” or Goebbels’s Nazi Party Propaganda playbook. Moreover, Obama’s silence is defeaning with regard to HRC’s overt corruption and criminality per the Podesta emails.
As for whether or not the media is rigged, follow the money. According to analysis from the Center For Public Integrity, 430 people who work in journalism have donated almost $400,000 in total to both Presidential candidates. HOWEVER, these 430 journalists have given approximately $375,000 to HRC and roughly $15,000 to Trump. In other words, journalists have given 25x more money to HRC than to Trump. Quite frankly, journalists should be forbidden from contributing to any political campaign – as should Federal Reserve officials, who are also throwing wads of money at HRC.
An analyst at the Center for Public Integrity wrote: Conventional journalistic wisdom holds that reporters and editors are referees on politics’ playing field — bastions of neutrality who mustn’t root for Team Red or Team Blue, either in word or deed, David Levinthal LINK.
If you doubt that the media is trying to rig the election for Hillary, we can look at the invaluable Podesta email dump by Wikileaks, again which is being largely ignored by the mainstream media. Donna Brazile, then-CNN contributor and now Hillary’s front-man consigliere at the DNC, is caught red-handed feeding Hillary questions in advance of a Townhall debate with Bernie Sanders – Podesta emails. That link shows a copy of an email from Brazile to Podesta – HRC’s disgraced campaign Chairma – in which Brazile tips Podesta about a question on the death penalty in reference to which Brazile expressed “worry.”
If you don’t believe there’s a strong possibility that Brazile in her capacity a DNC Chairman had access to questions ahead of the Trump/Clinton debates and took full advantage of that, then you also believe there’s strong possibility that Santa Claus exists. I guess Donna Brazile in a way is Hillary’s Santa Clause…
But then again, being from the bayou area of Louisiana – an area well-known for its corrupted politics, bootlegging and mobster activity, this is just standard operating procedure for Brazile.
Make no mistake, I do not in anyway support Trump’s candidacy. The choice given to Americans for their next President is utterly tragic. The blame falls squarely on the media. I don’t know how a media which was held to the highest standards of ethics and integrity would have prevented Trump from being the Republican candidate, but truthful, unbiased reporting would have no doubt prevented Hillary from candidacy for public office at any level of Government.
As for Bernie Sanders, thank god he’s not the Democratic candidate. Hillary Clinton urinated and defecated all over him and his primary campaign. And his response has been to say, “thank you may I have some more of that” by endorsing and campaigning for her. I don’t know what is more pathetic, HRC’s actions or Sanders’ response.
The overarching tragedy in this whole ordeal is that a free press has been lost forever. Bill Clinton’s enactment into law of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the final death knell for the concept of free press. That legislation further enabled the cross-breeding of radio, cable, broadcasting and newspapers. In 1983 50 corporations controlled the vast majority of all news media in the U.S. By 2000 that number had fallen to six. Now it’s five: Time Warner, Disney, News Corp, Bertelsmann (Germany, believe it or not). General Electric’s NBC is a close 6th. Other than News Corp, the mainstream media outlets of all six of those corporate conglomerates heavily endorse HRC’s campaign.
The fate of the media and of this 2016 Presidential campaign is the fault of all Americans. We only have ourselves to blame for the two atrocities being labelled “Presidential Candidates.” We do not hold the press accountable for its actions anymore than we hold elected officials accountable.
At least the alternative media – largely the blogosphere – makes an attempt to elevate the truth. Of course, the mainstream media has successfully smeared the alternative media reporting and commentary as “conspiracy theory.” And if Obama has his way as expressed in his “truthiness” speech at Carnegie Mellon last week, the alternative media will soon be heavily, if not completely, censored out of existence.