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Some Initial Thoughts on the Mueller Report: YouTube Edition

April 19, 2019 1 comment

As almost everyone must have heard by now, the Mueller Report (1st redacted version) has been finally released. An OCRed version of that report, for easier searching etc, can be found here- link for OCRed version. While I have downloaded and read parts of that report, it is not that exciting and a bit too long for my taste. In any case, it did not uncover any evidence of “collusion” or a conspiracy between members of the Trump 2016 team and “Russia” or “Putin”. Sure.. it contains a body of evidence that Trump is a short-sighted and dishonest moron. But tell me something.. did you really require the Mueller Report to tell you that? Wasn’t is obvious?

While I write about my own take on that infamous report later, a good percentage of my initial thoughts to the Mueller Report has already been summarized by Michael Tracey in this YT clip. In it, he systematically goes through how this report trashes many of the fake stories promoted by the supposedly objective corporate media for the past two years. One almost gets the feeling that a lot of MSM “reporting” about the progress of this investigation was wishful thinking, sketchy gossip and outright delusions rather than anything remotely factual.Use headphones for this clip since the volume is rather low.

The saddest, but most predictable, part of the corporate media’s reaction to this report concerns how they are desperately trying to pretend that “it does not change anything and Trump is guilty of something”. While almost everyone agrees that Trump is a shady and corrupt businessman, let me remind you that the special counsel investigation was about whether he (or his team) had conspired with Russia during the 2016 election. It is, however, funny to watch how the Trump Derangement Syndrome still has such a strong hold on most alleged “journalists”. If you don’t believe me, have a look at this series of exchanges between Glenn Greenwald and David Cay Johnston- especially how Johnston pretends that the report proves his prior accusations.

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Clip from Jimmy Dore Show about the Media Coverage of ‘RussiaGate’

December 14, 2018 4 comments

I can be a little lazy about writing up posts which are not in my core areas of interest. On such occasions, it helps if somebody else writes a similar post or produces a video making a largely similar point. As some of you might remember, I have previously linked to clips from ‘The Jimmy Dore Show’. Here is one of the latest, in which he shows how corporate media talking heads have been predicting the ‘Fall of Trump’ and the ‘End of his Presidency’ for almost two years now. What makes this one especially hilarious is that even the phrasing and wording of their talking points have not changed much over past two years ago. And he is not the only one who had noticed it. Yesterday, I saw a tweet by Michael Tracey in which he made a similar observation.

FYI, Jimmy Dore is no fan of Trump and nor is Michael Tracey. Then again, they don’t have warm feelings for the establishment wing of Democratic Party either. Interestingly, both were far less certain about HRC’s chances of winning the 2016 presidential election. As I have also noted in a previous post, the establishment democrat obsession with RussiaGate fairly tales comes down to their unwillingness to accept that their anointed candidate in 2016 was rather unpopular and their neoliberal political platform has lost public support over past two decades. The same can be said about the larger political establishment, media and ‘deep state’ who see the election of that orange buffoon as a temporary aberration rather than one symptom of a much larger problem.

Anyway, have a look at the clip and marvel at the comically petulant behavior of our media ‘elite’. Don’t forget that each one of these talking heads make multiple millions per year.

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