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Recent Interesting Articles by Matt Taibbi on the Substack Platform

Here are links to a few recent and interesting articles by well-known journalist, Matt Taibbi. He has written for almost two decades in mainstream journalistic publications such as Rolling Stone, The Nation, Playboy and many others. He has also written a few books based on his journalistic investigations on subjects such as Yeltsin-era Russia, the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, Trump’s victory in 2016, Drug Trafficking in USA etc. I am posting them to illustrate how my critiques of the democratic party establishment is far more mainstream than a few readers want to believe. It is, however, likely that those few will now label Matt Taibbi as a stooge of “Putin”.

Latest Russian spy story looks like another elaborate media deception

It’s a characteristic of third world countries to have the intelligence world and the media be intertwined enough that it’s not always clear whether the reporters and the reported-about are the same people. When you turn on the TV in Banana Republics, you’re never sure which group is talking to you. We’re now in that same paradigm in America. CNN has hired nearly a dozen former intelligence or counterintelligence officials as analysts in the last few years. Their big get was former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, but they also now have former deputy FBI chief Andrew McCabe, former FBI counsel James Baker, and multiple former CIA, NSA, and NSC officials. Meanwhile, former CIA director John Brennan has an MSNBC/NBC gig, as does former CIA and DOD chief of staff Jeremy Bash, and several other ex-spooks.

The rise and fall of superhero Robert Mueller

Russiagate isn’t just about bad reporting. It was and is a dangerous political story about rallying the public behind authoritarian maneuvers in an effort to achieve a political outcome. Republicans who battered Mueller with questions weren’t wrong. Investigators in the Russia probe made extravagant use of informants abroad (in the less-regulated counterintelligence context), lied to the FISA court, leaked classified information for political purposes, opened the cookie jar of captured electronic communications on dubious pretexts, and generally blurred the lines between counterintelligence, criminal law enforcement, and private political research in ways that should and will frighten defense lawyers everywhere. Proponents cheered the seizure of records from Trump’s lawyer Cohen, sending a message that attorney-client privilege is a voluntary worry if the defendant is obnoxious enough.

Russiagate was journalist QAnon (Part 1)

The final revelation, tabbed MUELLER DAY, was a national emergency for most news organizations. Most every reporter and editor with profile was recalled to man barricades on the morning of April the 18th,* and await the bombshell of bombshells. Every broadcast and cable station, major newspaper, and online outlet went into crash mode, an old-school newsroom drama in which every employee coffees up to deliver nonstop marathon content about the Most Important Story In History. Will the Anchorman panda finally give birth? Will Baby Jessica come up alive after 56 hours down a well? Could there be sounds of life inside the sunken Kursk? More recently: did America’s entire “respectable” news media really spend 22-plus months humping a transparent conspiracy theory, praying out loud for a former FBI chief to save them from Donald Trump, like cultists awaiting passage to Heaven’s Gate on the Hale-Bopp Comet?

It’s official: Russiagate is this generation’s WMD

None of this has been walked back. To be clear, if Trump were being blackmailed by Russian agencies like the FSB or the GRU, if he had any kind of relationship with Russian intelligence, that would soar over the “overwhelming and bipartisan” standard, and Nancy Pelosi would be damning torpedoes for impeachment right now. There was never real gray area here. Either Trump is a compromised foreign agent, or he isn’t. If he isn’t, news outlets once again swallowed a massive disinformation campaign, only this error is many orders of magnitude more stupid than any in the recent past, WMD included. Honest reporters like ABC’s Terry Moran understand: Mueller coming back empty-handed on collusion means a “reckoning for the media.”

What do you think? Comments?

  1. Jack Donovan
    September 14, 2019 at 10:59 am

    He wrote for Playboy, eh? I’ve never taken a look at that. Seems het-cis normative, donchya think? Excludes us gay WN and str8 women from this important political discussion. You het-cis guys are weird, so do you actually read an article after playing with yourself or do you just wipe your hands off with the non-essential pages????

    • P Ray
      September 14, 2019 at 10:28 pm

      About Playboy…
      Playboy gets ‘woke’: Millennial editors relaunch the infamous men’s magazine with a new inclusive tilt – but still put NAKED women on the cover, which is meant to represent ‘sexual fluidity’
      Playboy has hired a team of millennials to transform it into a socially conscious publication as it struggles to find its voice in the modern era
      It relaunched earlier this year as an ad-free quarterly under the editorial leadership of a gay man and two women who are all under the age of 32
      The cover of the new summer issue features three activists posing underwater instead of models, but the women are still nude
      The magazine tried banning nudity in 2015, only to bring it back a few years later
      Playboy bunnies are now called ‘brand ambassadors,’ while playmates are ‘paid freelancers’ and no longer appear on the cover
      The summer issue contains an article on gender-neutral sex toys as well as an interview with Tarana Burke, the activist who founded the #MeToo movement

      When I share this article with friends, they always are appalled at the way Tarana Burke was treated … “You mean men actually sexually harassed that? They’re either blind or it’s all a big lie!”

      • doldrom
        September 15, 2019 at 4:16 am

        Thanx for that. I had no idea the #meToo movement started with such dark supernatural occult phenomena.

      • Jack Donovan
        September 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

        hehe, P-Ray is fapping to a Geena dude… you should rename yourself to P Gay. Put on your whiteface, head on over to VA or Portland and find the Wolves of Vulvs, er Vineland hangout and get some sweet, sweet mangina!

        See Hayle !!!
        14 88 !!!

      • P Ray
        September 16, 2019 at 10:02 am

        Lel, maybe White Nationalists need to spend less time calling people gay, and more time wondering where their next generation of recruits are gonna come from, and whether they’ll be pure-blooded.

        I hear many current White Nationalists are only attractive to Asian women, wonder how that works in their Aryan Nation meetings when they turn up with their kids, is it kind of like:

      • Jack Donovan
        September 16, 2019 at 1:48 pm

        P Ray,

        I am dis-gus-ted, Dis-fucking-gus-ted than “men” like Base Dickman are sooo adamant about making babies with those slant-eyes. But we did, er, get Kyle Chapman a bit drunk and made him leave the little victim of miscegenation in the car like a dog. Man, Based Dickman can dick down like he owns the bathhouse. The “son” just needs some good radicalization and then we got another Elliot Rodger, keep on writing’ wathcya are a written’ and there’ll be more ER’s sending’ hindu muffins to the ER.

        BTW, WTF you think your doing posting this shit all over this here interwebz:

        Dis-gus-ting, P Gay, Dis-gus-ting !!!!

  2. Someone
    September 14, 2019 at 1:09 pm

    Unless there is some reason not to, I’ll be probably vote for Orange Man Bad for another four years. Team R is terrible and self serving no doubt and do little of what they say they will do. Hell, they controlled Congress and could not get Obummercare repealed. If a Democrat says they want to more turd world immigration and free stuff for them, want to steal guns, etc. I believe them.

    • Jack Donovan
      September 16, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      as another MASC. gay, er androphile whitely, I understand ya. But we woulda been much better of if da democrats won. We would be killing brown babies in Syria. It woulda continued the cycle of endless wars that the great white man George W. Bu$h started. Even though Joe Biden doesn’t have the gay daddy vibe that Trump lights up a room with, you can be certain he’ all up for murdering some hindu muffins in an uncalled for war almost as much as Killary. I know it will feel unmanly at first, but remember, real men vote democrat.

      See Hayle !!!

      14 88 !!!

  3. September 14, 2019 at 7:49 pm

    well election season is ramping up, and between trolling the orange man donor bot scavengers with taunts and profanities, and egging on Yang gang to give me more free shit, I think I’ll sit out this election season and devote my important free time to scratching my balls & spending my cash on strippers & other fair value providing honest women. My only reservation is that if Yang gangbang looks like it can trash the Democrat party establishment like Trump has the Republicans, I got $50 bucks & half a bottle of Saturday night rum that says fuck this entire USA poltitycal system that knob gobbles at the altar of the FBI/CIA/NSA-etc. Fuck this rum, I need tequila. Can the Houthis please bomb the other 50% of Saudi oil production so this tight circular drain hugging formation can go over the shitshow event horizon?

  4. Yusef
    September 16, 2019 at 10:57 am

    The National Affairs desk at Rolling Stone is the one great thing about that magazine and confers a prestige over the whole magazine which otherwise would at times been nothing more than R&R’s version of People Magazine. (There has been other good journalism in the magazine such as the true crime stories and impressive investigative reports on such things as the source of the AIDs virus– light years ahead of the pack and obviously so much more sensible than even many ‘science” magazines had published.)

    Hunter S. Thompson, William Greider, and Taibbi. I believe their work will stand the test of time. I hope the recent scandal involving false reports of sexual harassment and rape by a fraternity at UVA is not a signal the magazine is in decline.

  1. October 22, 2019 at 1:38 pm

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