Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Old Dogs, Old Tricks

Remember when CBS peddled a faked letter about GWB—a letter so ridiculously unmilitary in format that any GI could see that it was fake?

Remember that the letter--allegedly from 1973--was found to have been created using Microsoft Word?

Remember when a certain leftish blogger had objective evidence that GWB was not "AWOL," but pretended that the evidence was too difficult to read?

Seems like yesterday.
A new dossier making salacious claims against President-elect Donald Trump was published online by BuzzFeed on Tuesday — even though the site’s editor admits he has “serious reason to doubt the allegations” in it. 
The documents — compiled before the election by a former British intelligence agent at the behest of a group of anti-Trump Republicans — purport to detail sordid links between Trump and Russian agents. 
In an introduction to its dossier report, BuzzFeed admits the claims are “unverified” — but its editor-in-chief, Ben Smith, explained in an e-mail to his reporters that he decided to publish them anyway because “this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017.”
And CNN bigwigs say that they've seen the report.
Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US officials with direct knowledge of the briefings tell CNN. 
The allegations were presented in a two-page synopsis that was appended to a report on Russian interference in the 2016 election. The allegations came, in part, from memos compiled by a former British intelligence operative, whose past work US intelligence officials consider credible. The FBI is investigating the credibility and accuracy of these allegations, which are based primarily on information from Russian sources, but has not confirmed many essential details in the memos about Mr. Trump.
Trump has vehemently denied all of this. So have the Russians.

To be clear, I'm still on the fence about Donald Trump, but, for Heaven's sake, the man hasn't even taken office yet. And while I don't completely trust him, I trust the professional media and the intelligence edifice even less. Both have shown shown that they contain elements which are capable of colluding against any target, or protecting one. Even a president? Especially a president.

And the FBI is investigating...give me a break.

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