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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fake News: Comey edition

There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and news media reports. From the New York Times on down, reporters lied about President Trump's firing of James Comey as FBI director.

Let's start with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's blowhard broadsheet, the New York Times.

From the Times:
Days Before Firing, Comey Asked for More Resources for Russia Inquiry
ays before he was fired as F.B.I. director, James B. Comey asked the Justice Department for more prosecutors and other personnel to accelerate the bureau’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election.
It was the first clear-cut evidence that Mr. Comey believed the bureau needed more resources to handle a sprawling and highly politicized counterintelligence investigation.
His appeal, described on Wednesday by four congressional officials, was made to Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, whose memo was used to justify Mr. Comey’s abrupt dismissal on Tuesday.
It is not yet known what became of Mr. Comey’s request, or what role — if any — it played in his firing. But the future of the F.B.I.’s investigation is now more uncertain than at any point since it began in late July, and any fallout from the dismissal is unlikely to be contained at the bureau.
(In Maury Povich voice) That was a lie.

From the Daily Wire:
Acting FBI Director Says No New Funding Requested For Trump-Russia Probe Before Comey Firing
After The New York Times set off a flurry of rumors by reporting that FBI Director James Comey had asked Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein for more funding for his investigation into possible Russian ties to the Trump campaign, prompting President Trump to fire Comey, Acting FBI Director McCabe told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday that the FBI did not ask for additional funding.
But the lie was told and becomes part of the folklore of American Marxism. They will swear to their graves that it is true.

CNN lied about political operative Roger D. Stone telling President Trump to fire Comey.

From the Hill:
President Trump on Wednesday attacked CNN for reporting that former adviser Roger Stone recommended firing FBI Director James Comey, calling the report “fake news.”
“The Roger Stone report on @CNN is false — Fake News. Have not spoken to Roger in a long time — had nothing to do with my decision,” Trump tweeted.
CNN’s Gloria Borger reported Wednesday morning that Stone was among those who recommended Trump fire Comey.
Stone is among the Trump associates being scrutinized by the FBI as part of its investigation into Russian election interference and links between members of Trump's campaign and Moscow.
By "scrutinized" the Hill means wiretapped by the Obama administration.

But when it comes to lying, no publication is sleazier than the Washington Post.

From the Post:
Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein threatened to resign after the narrative emerging from the White House on Tuesday evening cast him as a prime mover of the decision to fire Comey and that the president acted only on his recommendation, said the person close to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter.
(In Maury Povich voice) That was a lie.

From WJLA, Channel 7, Washington:
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said he's not quitting, nor did he threaten to quit over his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
When asked by Sinclair Broadcast Group's Michelle Macaluso about reports that claim otherwise, he stated "no, I'm not quitting."
Macaluso: Did you threaten to quit?
Rosenstein: No.
The media lies because it knows that the next cycle the lie will be repeated in a headline that says: President Trump denies beating his wife.

The media never gave Donald Trump a fair shake.

It now lies with impunity.

I will continue to fight these bastards with our only weapon -- the truth.
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  1. This is why your readers don't read the media. All establishment lies.

  2. As you say I stopped watching TV news even before the Trumpocalypse in November and stopped reading news rags years ago. I rely on trusted sources on the internet for my news. Amazing how my blood pressure has stabilized since I started that.

    1. Amen. I read that post Don put up about his exhaustion after being off the grid for about four days. Physically beat up from doing TSI, but mentally refreshed.
      Don, you need to spend a few days in the woods with me.

    2. Careful out in those woods, Doc. I've heard that Hillary roams those woods in her sexy Little Red Riding Hood costume. Stay alert, stay alive.

    3. There's a .454 Casull bear tamer that works well when in the bush. We use that old brass to pave driveways down here instead of an asphalt mix.

  3. The media is so transparently lying to us.

  4. "It now lies with impunity."

    That is their nature. - Elric

  5. When I think of the media today, the song Don Quixote comes to mind. "tilting at the windmills passing...."

  6. "...They will swear to their graves that it is true."

    And, the apex of "Democratic Strategists" (is there a degree for that in NY, or just a technical trade school?), Liz Smith, did just that on Faux this morning. Literally shouting at the top of her whiny voice with epic gaslighting.

    They gaslight to such an extent these days that we no longer need Obama's methane regulation (contrary to McCain's view)--we're running low on nat gas because of the Dimms.

  7. Gaslighting is being charitable. Seditious and treasonous comes more to mind.

    The Deputy AG did not threaten to quite nor wants to ...