I was going to post another broadside at Devin Nunes, the bold truth-teller who skulks around Trump’s residence in order to tell Master the amazing things that Master summoned him to tell. But then I came across this Townhall post and it was too good to let go.
Journalism is Dead
This week we saw a perfect example of how corrupt journalism has become. There was an opportunity to report the news and journalists and their fellow travelers in the pundit class balked. While that wasn’t unusual, what was is how they did it in the lead up to the news, not bothering to wait until they’d seen what they were attempting to discredit.
SSSHH everybody. The toddler president is trying to avoid impeachment by throwing his rag doll at us. But that doesn’t mean YOU SHOULD MAKE ANY NOISE…sssshhhh.
There was an unprecedented attempt to make the release of the FISA memo NOT NEWS before anyone knew what was in it.
Over the past two weeks, Democrats scrambled to “warn” the public that the release of the FISA memo would “damage national security” were it released.
FBI Director Christopher Wray is a Republican.
“The FBI clashed with the White House on Wednesday over the much discussed Republican memo that alleges the bureau abused its surveillance powers. The bureau said it has ‘grave concerns’ about the ‘accuracy’ of the document that the president supports making public…
“‘With regard to the House Intelligence Committee’s memorandum, the FBI was provided a limited opportunity to review this memo the day before the committee voted to release it,’ the FBI said. ‘As expressed during our initial review, we have grave concerns about material omissions of fact that fundamentally impact the memo’s accuracy.'”
Rod Rosenstein is a Republican. Andrew McCabe is a Republican. James Comey is a Republican.
There was virtually no discussion as to whether or not this allegation was true or an attempted partisan distraction, it was simply accepted and repeated as if it had been carved into stone tablets by a burning bush and sent directly to the teleprompter in their TV studios.
The Bible. Exodus Three:
1 Donald was tending his stooges when there the angel of the Lord did appear to him in flames of fire from within a bush. 2 Don saw though the bush was on fire it did not burn up. 3 He thought, “I gotta get one of those.”
4 God called to him from within the bush, “Hey! Stupid!”
5 Don said, “Huh?”
6 “Do not come any closer,” God said. “Ye shall hear my words. And ye shall know them.” 7 “I command thee to scoff at The Memo.” God said.
8 God went on. “My words go forth, and they smight all of The Devins.” 9 “They burn bright on the stone tablets of CBS and CNN, because I’m a bush, alright?” 10 “They appear now as the Holy Ghost on their prompters. Which makes a lot of sense.” 11 “Therein the spake-heads of Coopers and Lemons shall know only of what I speak.”
12 Donald scratched his balls. God sighed. 13 “They shall know only the Holy Word. GET IT?”
14 Don did not get It. He was confused. 15 God slapped his forehead, and all the forests tumbled. Then Don got It. 16 He stretched his arms out wide, and said, “YUGE.” 17 God proclaimed him “Dickweed.”
The lying by Democrats in the lead up to the memo’s release wasn’t surprising, nor was the complicity of journalists in spreading that lie. What was is how there was virtually no curiosity or interest in the memo and its contents in the days leading to its release from the people whose job it is supposed to be to convey information to the public.
“Five Questions the Nunes Memo Better Answer…
“1. When did the FBI open an investigation on Carter Page?
“It’s important to understand that just because the FBI receives information (like the Steele Dossier), the Bureau cannot immediately run to a FISA court and obtain a warrant. A FISA warrant itself does not make a ‘case;’ rather, it’s an investigative tool used in support of an existing national security case…”
All journalists did was attempt to taint it’s release so as to foster disinterest in it in their audience when they could finally see it.
Once it was released to the public, the discussion shifted to anything but its contents…
“Thoughts on the Nunes Memo: We Need to Talk About Devin…
“As the document tells the story, on Oct. 21, 2016, the Justice Department and FBI successfully applied for a FISA warrant against Carter Page from the FISA court. Presumably, though the memo does not state this explicitly, it did so under Title I of FISA, as Page is a U.S. citizen and the warrant seems to have been an individualized one directed at him. The initial warrant was renewed three times, once every 90 days, each time requiring renewed showing of probable cause that Page was acting as the agent of a foreign power…”
…or the fact that unverified Clinton campaign opposition research was used as justification to spy on an American citizen without disclosing that’s what it was.
“The memo was written by House Intelligence Committee Republicans and alleged a ‘troubling breakdown of legal processes’ flowing from the government’s wiretapping of former Trump aide Carter Page.
“But its central allegation — that the government failed to disclose a source’s political bias — is baseless, the officials said.
“The Justice Department made ‘ample disclosure of relevant, material facts’ to the court that revealed ‘the research was being paid for by a political entity,’ said one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the matter’s sensitivity.”
Now, I don’t know anything about Carter Page, the subject of that spying, beyond the fact that he’s an American citizen. He could be a Russian robot, for all I know. But he’s apparently been the subject of constant government surveillance since 2013 and hasn’t been arrested. That means he’s either the world’s greatest spy who doesn’t leave a fingerprint anywhere, or he’s just some weird guy…
No one in the media bothered to ask or seemed to care. (There are two very interesting threads on the FISA warrants here from a Member of Congress and especially here from an attorney. I recommend reading them.)
Check it out “especially”, as he “recommends”. Because “an attorney” is somebody you can trust, particularly if you found him on Twitter.
Most liberal lawyers are apologists for the surveillance state. After all, its modern incarnation was a liberal totalitarian invention. https://t.co/o3JFeYlj70
— Robert Barnes (@Barnes_Law) February 4, 2018
“Liberal totalitarian invention” is the greatest phrase ever. Facebook, fidget spinner, FISA court: liberal totalitarian invention. [BTW – FISA was passed in 1978 “as a response to President Richard Nixon’s usage of federal resources to spy on political and activist groups.” But of course that’s Wikipedia, the commie manifesto.] And check out the people he re-tweets: A shadow Jeff Sessions.
@TheLastRefuge2 What freaking good is a FISA Warrant to spy on a guy who wasn't even ON the Trump transition team, much less a member of the Trump administration? Yet they renew this thing TWICE *after* Trump was inaugurated?
WHO WERE THEY *REALLY* SPYING ON? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/FijPFHXi7s
— Stealth Jeff (@drawandstrike) February 3, 2018
I stood up and cheered when I read this. The fact that Page wasn’t even part of the Trump campaign when the FISA court okayed his surveillance completely devastates the Nunes memo. Kills it, dead. For these whackos, it only makes everything worse. WANTED TO GET TRUMP SO BAD THEY SPIED ON A NOBODY!!1!1! Page was off on his own, a random pro-Russia weirdo that couldn’t get a janitor’s job in the administration. THAT’S PRECISELY WHY HE WAS TARGETED!!!1!11!!
Here’s another fave twitter tweeter:
It was as if a script was passed out to the media and democrats yesterday, using the same buzzwords, the same phrases, the same denials, the same hyperbole.
Trying to walk on top of the garbage without getting the slime on their shoes, but they’re already up to their noses in it.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 3, 2018
Lion of the Bar. Eminence of the intelligence community. Scourge of Satan: Charlie Daniels. Yes, the fiddle player. Charlie reminded us this morning:
Benghazi ain’t going away!
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) February 4, 2018
We are doomed. We’re the stupidest people on Earth.