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Burisma Hack Panic
The Ukranian energy company, Burisma Holdings, which appears to be at the center of the Biden controversy has been hacked. What information has been stolen and for what purpose is unknown, yet already, many in the media are trying to pooh-pooh the veracity of data they have not yet seen.
Editor of The Daily Beast, Noah Shachtman, messaged his Twitter followers: “I hope my fellow editors will think hard — really hard, a lot harder than they did in 2016 — before publishing any material hacked by the Russians.” Because, of course, it is an editor’s job to instruct journalists to ignore potentially massive news stories lest they inadvertently encourage people to vote for Donald Trump.
Going one step further was the Woman Who Would Never Be President, Hillary Clinton. She opined, “Russians appear to be re-running their 2016 hacking playbook, once again to benefit Donald Trump. Will the media play along again? Will the GOP open the door again? Will the Russians help pick our POTUS again?”
Liberty Nation’s Leesa K. Donner encapsulated the underlying theme, writing:
Fear and trembling among those on the left suggests that something damaging to Biden may have been unearthed by the hackers, though they maintain that any information uncovered is likely to be false or altered. This potential silencing of the lambs is being positioned as the media not wanting to publish fake news. But to those who value freedom of the press, it sounds an awful lot like a deep desire to forego printing any news that might wound the Biden campaign.
If you think this may just be “advance cover” for Joe Biden as damaging information makes its way to the public, you’re not alone. Perhaps someone with close ties to the media already knows exactly what damaging information will soon be in the public sphere; and if they don’t shut it down, their favored candidate might not make it to election day.
What to Watch For
Be on the lookout for a disinformation campaign from the usual suspects in the mainstream media. Papers and websites will begin suggesting that the information is compromised, and those who repeat it are pushing “debunked conspiracy theories.”
Cover for Comey?
James Comey is in trouble again. The Department of Justice has opened an investigation into whether he was responsible for leaking a contentious document that shaped articles in The New York Times and The Washington Post. Yet arguably the bigger story is that a range of media outlets are already running cover in an attempt to minimize the alleged breach of duty.
As Liberty Nation’s Mark Angelides wrote this week:
When the same descriptive words are used over and over again, it is rarely a coincidence. The Hill, The New York Times, Vanity Fair, The Daily Beast, and many more are all using the term “years-old” to describe the leaks. Is this supposed to imply that it is outdated business and should be forgotten? Would they say the same of any other crime if it occurred less than three years ago?
This appears to be coordination of headlines and narrative between left-leaning news outlets in an attempt to downplay the severity of the investigation. Is it because they are willing to go to bat for an avowed enemy of the president, or is it because further digging may cast more light on Hillary Clinton being exonerated for her severe mishandling of classified data?
The document concerned describes a conversation between Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former chair of the DNC, and Leonard Benardo, who works with George Soros’ Opens Society Foundation. It details Wasserman Schultz making assurances that then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch would ensure Hillary Clinton was not prosecuted for her grievous mishandling of classified information.
Is there something bigger behind this? If Comey were found guilty, would he be willing to tell all he knows regarding the original Clinton investigation? It’s time for the media to stop running cover and start doing their jobs.
What to Watch For
This investigation will be purposely overshadowed by the impeachment trial. Serious questions will not be asked, and the complicit media will revert to using the word “debunked.”
Washington Whispers & Other Juicy Tidbits
Be on the lookout for:
- Leading Democrats will be attempting to make as many headlines as possible at the expense of Senate Republicans as they know full well that the trial will not remove President Trump from office. Be prepared for calls of “sham trial” and “biased senators” while ignoring the fact that at least a handful of Democrat Senators will improve their chances of winning the White House if Trump loses.
- Is Donald Trump working on a deal to end tensions with Iran? If so, how many world leaders will insist on sticking with the failed Nuclear Deal just because they don’t want to give credit to the U.S. president?
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