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.
Virgil ‘Bud’ Brigman: Hippy, you think everything is a conspiracy.
Alan “Hippy” Carnes: Everything is.
(1989 movie The Abyss)
People are asleep, won’t wake up until they start hurting. We’ve had it too good for too long and we’re going to remain ignorant to our plight as long as we can.
Not arguing with the sentiment. All censorship is anathema.
But this post is unintentionally ironic. I watched the video. Really? A voice over of the President speaking? So you’re supporting editorial with… editorial. Now I’m off to You Tube to see if I can confirm that our constitutional scholar President really said such an absurd thing. Primary evidence here would have been much more powerful.
He’s got a “safe” space – his website, and, frankly those of any Departmant or office of the Executive branch. We no more need a “curator” now then we did in the age of print media. But I wouldn’t be surprised to see the man making a folksy argument that sounds good enough to convince the uncritical…that’s his skillset.
A truthiness test will give the MSM “controlled” media a free pass at the expense of the dispensers actual truth. A giant leap towards the “Ministry of Truth” of Orwell’s 1984.
The media is just an arm of the elite. The real cancer that has infected the whole process is the global elitists and their desire for total contol of everything. They control the media, just like they control the federal reserve and all central banks. They control the courts, and most of the corporate world.
They also control the political parties. A major Wall Street hedge fund manager was asked last year who he wanted to win the election. He said Clinton for the Dems and Jeb Bush for the Republicans. When asked which of the 2 candidates he prefered he said …..” It doesn’t matter who wins, we get what we want.” Trump is not the choice of the Republican leadership. They have given him hardly any money. They hate what he stands for because he is a threat to their cosy corrupt system.
All of this is happening now because the elites have become so greedy that the policies are now hurting the majority of the people. Even the middle class. Trump and Sanders were rebellions in their parties. Sanders is a fake, and his refusal to stand against Clinton in the light of the Wikileaks emails shows he was a fake. His supporters were not fakes however, and many of them will vote for Trump or stay home. Things are only going to get worse. The levels of totalitarianism needed to keep this system going is frightening. And the same play books are happening across Europe. Corrupt politicians and media working together to enslave the people. I fear war is coming.
Dave today..Trump had an opportunity to land a knock out blow & didn’t every one in media knows the end game is “control the narrative”..pivot… control..is someone telling him to steer clear of the Russian question? Seriously? concerning,
the way I see it is Trump or ww3..I truly think within 20 minutes of Hillary taking office ..WA is toast …JMO
Video of the Day – Watch Donna Brazile Squirm When Asked About DNC Rigging of Democratic Primary
I firmly believe that denying Bernie Sanders the Democratic nomination for President in 2016 will go down as an event of pivotal historic significance. By forcing one of the most corrupt, dishonest, greedy war-mongerers upon the American public as the only alternative to Donald Trump, the DNC effectively alienated the entire youth of this country from the political process at a crucial moment, and prevented tens of millions of citizens from feeling they have a real choice.
The negative consequences of this tragedy will reverberate for many years, if not decades to come.
They have no shame.