NY Times columnist Bret Stephens wrote a column yesterday in which he reviewed for readers the history of the FBI’s actions during the Trump administration with regard to the Steele dossier. Stephens argues that if Igor Danchenko is convicted, it will be a real embarrassment for the media outlets who promoted the dossier. However, he says that putting the media’s role aside, Danchenko’s indictment is an even bigger blow to the credibility of the FBI.
What this indictment further exposes is that James Comey’s F.B.I. became a Bureau of Dirty Tricks, mitigated only by its own incompetence — like a mash-up of Inspector Javert and Inspector Clouseau. Donald Trump’s best move as president (about which I was dead wrong at the time) may have been to fire him.
The Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s handling of the FISA process found “many basic and fundamental errors.” Stephens suggests this raised the question of whether the FBI was biased or incompetent. But he includes there’s evidence it was both. He points to FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith’s rewriting of an email to conceal the fact that Carter Page was working with the CIA. — Hot Air
Investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald is an old-fashioned liberal…in other words, he leans left but he’s not a lunatic like the current breed. This weekend, Greenwald eviscerated the so-called “mainstream” media for continuing to push the narrative that former president Donald Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election, BizPacReview reports.
Sunday morning, Greenwald made three primary points in a Twitter thread.
“The vast majority of disinformation, propaganda, and lies that flooded the country over the last 5 years did not come from MAGA boomers on Facebook or 4Chan teenagers but the largest and most influential liberal corporate media outlets,” Greenwald wrote. — Law Enforcement Today
My organization, the Independent Women’s Voice, released Thursday a 30-second ad entitled “Worth 1,000 Words” that dares to show the sexually explicit materials that have been available to kids in Virginia public schools. IWV tried to buy time on late night television to inform adults about the content in Virginia schools, but Virginia TV stations refused to air it, claiming federal law prohibits putting pornographic images on air, even late at night, and even when it is news.
For those who wish to see for themselves, the ad may be viewed at ToxicSchools.org. Parents also will find links to take action to support needed reforms.
“It’s shocking that images, and even some words, that federal law prohibits TV stations to share with adults are the same images being shared with Virginia students with no accountability,” said IWV Vice President of Communications Victoria Coley. Source
The American public is slowly waking up to the fact that they are being led by an ineffectually devious, senile halfwit. Donald Trump is back in the lead in the opinion polls. Imagine how awful a president must be if people would rather that sack of meat with mittens were back in charge.Soon the public will wake up to something even more unpleasant and sinister: that the last presidential election was a fraud, rigged by big business, the labour unions and, more than anything, the media and the tech companies. If that election had taken place in any other country, it would have been called “unfree”. And, as more and more evidence emerges, it terrifies me that the same thing could happen here. — Read how the London Times analyzed the U.S. election and warning their own populace of a similiar consequence
The World Economic Forum has this push to replace shareholder capitalism with stakeholder capitalism — and that’s a fancy disguised way of saying the World Economic Forum is rapidly pushing to replace capitalism with communism.
The devil’s in the details. The writing is on the wall. This woke corporate climate America’s experiencing didn’t come from thin air.
“The good of a business is defined not only by its financial success, but also by the impact it has on our environment and communities,” wrote Bill Thomas, CEO of KPMG International, on the World Economic Forum website. “But if you can’t measure it, it’s hard to change it. That is why comparable, transparent and unified ESG-focused metrics are so important.” — Source: Washington Times
CNN Chief Media Reporter Brian Stelter hopped on the set of Reliable Sources last weekend, and offered his take on Special Counsel John Durham’s recent indictment of former Perkins Coie attorney Michael Sussmann, calling Durham’s probe a “total bust.” This was in the context of accusing other networks like Fox and OAN of a pattern of “lie, rinse, repeat.”
I was sick last week and didn’t get around to reading the Sussmann case until Tuesday. I can’t imagine Stelter has read it, since the whole thing is about complicity on his side of the media aisle in years of repeat errors and lies, including multiple editorial double-downs even after a major story was publicly exposed as factually incorrect. A long list of press figures — from Stelter’s own CNN colleague and shameless intelligence community spokesclown Natasha Bertrand, to reporters from The New Yorker, Time, MSNBC, Fortune, the Financial Times, and especially Slate and The Atlantic — were witting or unwitting pawns in a scheme to sell the public on a transparently moronic hoax, i.e. that Donald Trump’s campaign was communicating mysterious digital treason to Russia’s Alfa Bank via a secret computer server. — Read this detailed Op-Ed by Matt Taibbi
The Economist/YouGov poll surveyed Americans on a wide range of topics. Buried deep in the poll was a simple question.
“Do you approve or disapprove of the way Joe Biden is handling his job as President?”
Only 39 percent of respondents said they approved of Biden’s job performance. Fifty percent disapproved, while 12 percent said they were “not sure” how to feel about the Democrat.
Of those who weighed in on the president’s performance, 506 were Democrats and 366 were Republicans. Another 465 were independents. — Source
A federal appeals court has upheld a 2017 Texas law that bans a grisly second-trimester abortion procedure in which the living, unborn baby is ripped apart limb by limb using forceps and then yanked out of the mother’s womb.
Six abortion clinics and five physicians who provide abortions argued that the live fetal dismemberment procedure was fine because fetuses don’t feel pain and because a woman’s right to abortion is “absolute.”
In a ruling last week smacking down the plaintiffs’ arguments, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals sided with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, who argued that an abortion that involves “live dismemberment-by-forceps” is barbaric and that a law against it does not impose an undue burden on women seeking abortions because there are other safe alternatives available.
Nine of the 14 appellate judges who heard the case ruled in favor of Paxton. Source: Western Journal
There is a blackout on any conversation about how Ivermectin beat COVID-19 in India. When I discussed the dire straits that India found itself in early this year with 414,000 cases per day, and over 4,000 deaths per day, and how that evaporated within five weeks of the addition of Ivermectin, I am often asked, “But why is there no mention of that in the news?”
Yes, exactly. Ask yourself why India’s success against the Delta variant with Ivermectin is such a closely guarded secret by the NIH and CDC. Second, ask yourself why no major media outlets reported this fact, but instead, tried to confuse you with false information by saying the deaths in India are 10 times greater than official reports. — Read this Op-Ed published by Dr. Hope
COVID-19 vaccine mandates have become a hotly contested issue, as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rebound nationwide, driven by the highly contagious delta variant and unswerving vaccine hesitancy. New York City will soon be the first major U.S. city to require proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, gyms, and other indoor public spaces. Dr. Marty Makary, a professor at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and editor in chief of MedPage Today, argues that mandating vaccines for “every living, walking American” is, as of now, not well-supported by science. Moreover Makary, author of “The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care—and How to Fix It,” has concerns about the two-dose vaccine regimen for young people.
As told to Lindsay Lyon as part of Two Takes, a U.S. News series examining opinions about key issues. Responses have been edited for length and clarity.
Should all Americans be required to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
No. As a physician with a lot of experience dealing with patients who don’t follow what we ask them to do, I believe you win more bees with honey than fire. Read the rest of the Op-Ed Commentary on U.S. News and World Report
Last week, PayPal announced a partnership with the left-wing Southern Poverty Law Center to “investigate” the role of “white supremacists” and propagators of “anti-government” rhetoric, subjective labels that potentially could impact a large number of groups or people using their service. PayPal says the collected information will be shared with other financial firms and politicians. Facebook is taking similar measures, recently introducing messages that ask users to snitch on their potentially “extremist” friends, which considering the platform’s bias seems mainly to target the political right. At the same time, Facebook and Microsoft are working with several other web giants and the United Nations on a database to block potential extremist content.
The actions of these major companies may seem logical in an internet riddled with scams and crime. After all, nobody will defend far-right militias or white supremacist groups using these platforms for their odious goals. However, the same issue with government censorship exists with corporate censorship: If there is a line, who draws it? Will the distinction between mundane politics and extremism be a “I’ll know it when I see it” scenario, as former Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart described obscenity? If so, will there be individuals able to unilaterally remove people’s effective ability to use the internet? Could a Facebook employee equate Ben Shapiro with David Duke, and remove his account?
The implications of these crackdown efforts will be significantly more broad than just prohibiting Donald Trump from tweeting at 3 a.m. Young people cannot effectively function in society if blocked from using Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Uber, Amazon, PayPal, Venmo and other financial transaction systems. Some banking platforms already have announced a ban on certain legal purchases, such as firearms. The growth of such restrictions, which will only accelerate with support from (usually) left-wing politicians, could create a system in which individuals who do not hold certain political views could be blocked from polite society and left unable to make a living. — Read the Complete Op-Ed on the Hill
The Food and Drug Administration claims to follow the science. So why is it attacking ivermectin, a medication it certified in 1996?
Earlier this year the agency put out a special warning that “you should not use ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19.” The FDA’s statement included words and phrases such as “serious harm,” “hospitalized,” “dangerous,” “very dangerous,” “seizures,” “coma and even death” and “highly toxic.” Any reader would think the FDA was warning against poison pills. In fact, the drug is FDA-approved as a safe and effective antiparasitic. Read this very interesting Op-Ed in full: Wall Street Journal