Greenwald: The U.S. Media Just Suffered Its Most Humiliating Debacle in Ages

Friday was one of the most embarrassing days for the U. S. media in quite a long time. The humiliation orgy was kicked off by CNN, with MSNBC and CBS close behind, with countless pundits, commentators and operatives joining the party throughout the day. By the end of the day, it was clear that several of the nation’s largest and most influential news outlets had spread an explosive but completely false news story to millions of people, while refusing to provide any explanation of how it happened.
The spectacle began on Friday morning at 11:00 am EST, when the Most Trusted Name in News™ spent 12 straight minutes on air flamboyantly hyping an exclusive bombshell report that seemed to prove that WikiLeaks, last September, had secretly offered the Trump campaign, even Donald Trump himself, special access to the DNC emails before they were published on the internet. As CNN sees the world, this would prove collusion between the Trump family and WikiLeaks and, more importantly, between Trump and Russia, since the U. S. intelligence community regards WikiLeaks as an ‘arm of Russian intelligence,’ and therefore, so does the U. S. media.


This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 10, 2017.

FAKE NEWS ON STEROIDS: CNN PUBLISHED FAKE BOMBSHELL STORY ATTEMPTING TO CONNECT DONALD TRUMP JR. AND WIKILEAKS AS MEDIA WAR ON ALL THINGS TRUMP CONTINUES

The openly anti-Trump news network CNN misreported numerous key details in a fake ‘bombshell’ news story that pathetically tried to connect Donald Trump Jr. and Wikileaks by quoting an email that was randomly sent to Trump that contained a link to a Wikileaks data dump file.
CNN originally claimed that the email was sent on September 4th, 2016 which in turn allowed the propaganda network to insinuate that Trump Jr. was given hacked documents from Russia before they were publicly released by Wikileaks 9 days later.
The problem? The email was actually sent on September 14th which changes the entire story into literally a nothingburger about a random email sent to the Trump campaign by a concerned voter that contained nothing more than a link to publicly available information rather than some explosive revelation that Trump Jr. was receiving intelligence straight from Russia days before it was actually released to the world.
The Washington Post reported:

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on DECEMBER 9, 2017.

CNN Botches “Bombshell” Report “Proving” Collusion Between Trump Jr And Wikileaks

Cable news networks just can’t seem to get their facts straight when it comes to publishing purportedly damning reports about the Trump campaign’s efforts to ‘collude’ with the Russians.
Last week, ABC News suspended reporter Brian Ross after Ross reported that Mike Flynn had agreed to testify that Trump ordered him to reach out to the Russian government during the campaign – something that, if true, would’ve validated the mainstream media’s collusion narrative and potentially placed the president in serious legal jeopardy.
Shortly after publishing its initial report, ABC was forced to issue a crucial correction: Flynn actually planned to testify that Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner ordered him to reach out to representatives of the Russian government during the transition. This changed the whole context from something that would’ve been overtly illegal to something much more mundane. The correction was issued – but not before the Dow shed 350 points.
Today, it was CNN’s turn to bungle a ‘bombshell’ concerning the Trump campaign and Wikileaks.
To wit, Trump’s favorite fake news network has issued a correction to a Friday morning ‘exclusive’ claiming that Donald Trump Jr. and other campaign staff received a directive from Wikileaks to download a trove of emails stolen from the DNC before those emails were made public. CNN initially claimed the Wikileaks email was dated Sept. 4 – ten days before the watchdog publicly released its filings.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Dec 8, 2017.

CIA’s Pompeo: ‘Assange Shouldn’t Be Confident of Protecting WikiLeaks Sources’

As the press speculate this week over the imminent exit of Mike Pompeo from Langley to Foggy Bottom, Donald Trump’s outgoing CIA head appears to be determined to do as much damage as possible to the US Constitution.
This latest reckless power-grab by the CIA is not just about ‘getting Wikileaks’ – this is about requiring all media outlets to divulge their sources in the interests of ‘national security.’

This post was published at 21st Century Wire on DECEMBER 5, 2017.

DNC Lawyer Scrambles To Block Evidence From Hidden Laptop Tied To Wasserman Schultz

A lawyer for former DNC IT staffer Imran Awan is scrambling to block evidence found on a hidden laptop which may contain proof of a massive spy ring operating at the highest levels of Congress, in what may be the largest breach of National Security in U. S. history.
Awan, a Pakistani national, worked for dozens of Democratic members of Congress along with his wife, two brothers and a friend. Following the publication of DNC emails by WikiLeaks in the lead-up to the 2016 election, Congressional investigators discovered that the Awans had a secret server being housed by the House Democratic Caucus backed up to an offsite Dropbox account.
‘For members to say their data was not compromised is simply inaccurate. They had access to all the data including all emails. Imran Awan is the walking example of an insider threat, a criminal actor who had access to everything,’ –Daily Caller
According to a briefing, “all five of the shared employees system administrators collectively logged onto the [House Democratic] Caucus system 5,735 times, or an average of 27 times per day,’ despite only one of them being authorized to do so.
The Awans were banned from the House IT network on February 2, 2017 after being named in a criminal investigation – however they continued to work in the building for Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz until Imran Awan’s arrest at Dulles Airport trying to flee the country in late July. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were charged with conspiracy and bank fraud in relation to a real estate transaction.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 30, 2017.

Did NBC Push An Unfounded Conspiracy Theory On Behalf Of CIA?

Retired National Security Agency (NSA) chief technology officer William Binney is being branded as a “conspiracy theorist” by corporate media outlets, most notably, the Comcast-owned National Broadcasting Corporation, for co-authoring a controversial memo issued this past summer by a group of former intelligence officers – Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.
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The memo opined that the leak of Democratic National Committee e-mails during the 2016 presidential campaign were not the result of Russian state-sponsored hacking but the result of an inside job by a DNC staffer who loaded the purloined e-mails onto a thumb drive. That view is contrary to an assessment made in a 2017 intelligence assessment by 17 US intelligence agencies. That assessment claimed that Russian government-sponsored hackers broke into the email servers of the DNC and then provided the emails to WikiLeaks. However, the assessment was not the unanimous view of 17 US intelligence agencies, but merely four – the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was provided a chapeau of legitimacy by the Director of National Intelligence. Contrary to news reports, the Defense Intelligence Agency, the State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research, and intelligence elements of the military services did not provide input to the assessment.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 28, 2017.

Kushner “Forgot” To Disclose Contact With Putin Ally

After being accused in a letter earlier this week sent by the leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee of failing to turn over emails from September 2016 pertaining to a range of topics including Wikileaks, it appears Kushner is being punished for his obstinance with a series of embarrassing leaks presumably from the same committee that publicly chastised him only days before (bonus points for subtlety). The new allegations are likely to provoke more spurious speculation that Kushner and other members of the Trump camp (Sessions etc.) perjured themselves during Congressional testimony.
According to the leaks, Kushner neglected to disclose that Aleksander Torshin, a powerful Russian central banker and former senator with ties to both President Vladimir Putin and Russian organized crime, had reached out to the campaign with a “dinner invite” and an offer to connect Trump with Putin. Kushner, who was on the email chain, reportedly instructed junior campaign aides to rebuff the meeting.
However, despite Kushner’s attempt to shut it down, Donald Trump Jr. and Torshin ended up at the same dinner last summer during the NRA’s national convention. Though there’s no evidence that they ate together, or exchanged any conversation besides routine pleasantries.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 18, 2017.

Sessions Rages, White House Leaks “Have Reached Epidemic Proportions”

Here is the entire chain of messages with @wikileaks (with my whopping 3 responses) which one of the congressional committees has chosen to selectively leak. How ironic! 1/3 pic.twitter.com/SiwTqWtykA
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) November 14, 2017

While tesifying today to the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the politicians that the Justice Department currently has 27 open investigations into leaks underway.
“We had about nine open investigations of classified leaks in the last three years,’ Sessions said.
‘We have 27 investigations open today. We intend to get to the bottom of these leaks.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 14, 2017.

WHO NEEDS THE RUSSIANS WHEN YOU HAVE GROWING ALLEGATIONS OF THE MEDIA TRYING TO RIG THE ALABAMA ELECTIONS?

As we have mentioned before in writings here at Viral Liberty, to understand liberals and progressives all one has to do is realize that their entire foundation is built on projection. And by this we mean that when they call someone a racist, sexist, or bigot, all they are doing is trying to project their own guilt and actions onto someone else.
Ie… the recent revelations of Hollywood celebrities being busted for sexual harassment and pedophilia after accusing others of this for years.
Yet with this being said, projection is not just limited to individuals. In fact ever since Donald Trump won the Presidential election last November, liberals, the media, and government officials have been trying to project their own failed election rigging schemes on Vladimir Putin and Russia in order to mask the fact that they were the ones who committed the fraud of election tampering.
CNN asked Senator Elizabeth Warren if Mrs Clinton’s contest against Democratic rival Bernie Sanders was rigged, and she said: ‘Yes.’
The ongoing WikiLeaks dump of a top Hillary Clinton lieutenant’s emails is shining a light on the cozy and often improper relationship key members of the press had with the Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on NOVEMBER 11, 2017.