Wednesday, September 30, 2020. SON OF TRUMP: THE DEBATE.
of Trump. In the tradition of past sequels like THUNDERHEAD, SON OF
FLICKA and THE SON OF MONTE CRISTO and SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, last night a
new film was delivered: SON OF TRUMP.
moderated a debate between US President and GOP nominee Donald Trump and
Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden. No others were invited -- not the
Green Party's Howie Hawkins, not the SEP's Joseph Kishore, not the PSL's
Gloria La Riva and not the Libertarian Party's Jo Jorgensen.
It was just Donald and Joe. Or Donald and Donald Jr. We'll get back to it.
Wallace did not try to fact check. Thank goodness. Big boned Candy
Crawley ending her sad career in disgrace as a result of her 'fact
checks' which, as she herself admitted on CNN immediately after she
completed 'moderating,' were incorrect. The moderator's job is to keep
the debate going. It is the job of the candidates on the stage to hold
one another accountable. So at least Chris avoided that nonsense.
Donald Trump won the debate.
of the reasons for that is Chris Wallace. Both candidates interrupted
one another throughout the debate, both spoke snide remarks while the
other was speaking. Chris, at one point, corrected Donald Trump who
then noted Joe was doing the same thing and Chris replied that Donald
was doing it more.
A friend who was -- and still is --
planning to vote for Joe said that moment stood out to him (a well known
liberal comic). Why? Because it was unfair and reminded him of high
school. He was a class clown. He was not the only one. He sat with
four others and a high school English teacher would always call him
out. It might be any of the other three but she would always single him
out. In part, it was because the other three included the
superintendent's son. But it wasn't fair.
And Chris Wallace, in that moment, made this anti-Trump ("I hated him with all my heart") feel sorry for Donald Trump.
is something Americans count on. And that wasn't a fair moment. When
Donald said Joe was doing it to, it was up to Chris to call them both
And Joe was doing it too.
Which is how we got SON OF TRUMP.
bar for Joe was never going to be that high. Going into the debate, we
all knew Joe was going to lie and the media would look the other way or
rush to say it didn't matter. We all knew that the media would ignore
Joe's mental issues and they did. On the latter, for example, no one's
reporting over Joe, in the debate, confusing Medicare and Medicaid. On
Camille Caldera (USA TODAY) claims to fact check whether or not Joe Biden called US troops "stupid bastards." She concludes:
Based on our research, the claim that former Vice President Joe Biden
called the troops "stupid bastards" is missing context. Biden did make
the remark in 2016 as part of a call to applaud a fellow soldier. It was
a joke, per a spokesperson for his campaign. During the same speech, he
praised the troops as the "finest generation of warriors" in the world
and thanked them for their "incredible sacrifices."
is missing context and demonstrating that she can't fact check --
either she's an idiot or she's a partisan who can't control her whoring.
the debate, Donald stated Joe called the troops "stupid bastards."
Camille tells you he did but it was supposed to be a joke. What's the
liar leaving out?
The most important thing.
Joe didn't keep his mouth shut. Joe responded to Donald that it never happened, that he never said it.
the claim that Joe presented. He didn't say, "I was joking." He
didn't insist, "I said it but . . ." He said he didn't say it.
That would be lying. Lying Camille, like what you do with your fact check.
That's not fair and, again, when people aren't fair in their treatment of Donald, it helps him.
media's reputation is in the sewer. And it belongs there. They lied
about the Iraq War, they lied for eight years insisting there were no
scandals in the Barack Obama administration (Lois Lerner, Eric Holder
being in contempt of Congress, Solyndra's half a billion unpaid loan
that should never have happened to begin with, etc.). Barack employed
the media and their spouses. In Ben Rhodes case (a disgusting piece of
filth, Ben Rhodes), the brother of the CBS NEWS president David Rhodes.
It was all across the board -- every element of the media. At THE
NATION, for example, they let Chris Hayes cover the White House. No.
His wife was -- oh, I'm being told that CRAPAPEDIA has scrubbed Chris'
entry. To read it, you don't know now that his wife worked for the
White House. That's okay, the whores of CRAPAPEDIA are not the final
word. We can go to Barack's archived White House pages and grab the information:
For Immediate Release
January 28, 2009
President Obama Announces Key Additions to the Office of the White House Counsel
DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced more key members of the
Office of the White House Counsel, including Deputy Counsels and Special
Counsel, Associate Counsels, Deputy Associate Counsels, Research
Director, and Staff Assistants and Administrative Assistants. The full
list of appointees named today is below.
President Barack Obama said,
"The White House Counsel’s office is tasked with making sure that we
are operating under the highest standard of ethics and transparency for
the American people. Ensuring that we have an open and honest
government is one of our top priorities, and this team brings together
people of exceptional experience and dedication to public service. I
trust they will serve the American people well."
The following announcements were made today:
Deputy Counsels and Special Counsel
President has named Daniel Meltzer to be Principal Deputy White House
Counsel to the President and Deputy Assistant to the President. Mr.
Meltzer is the Story Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the Vice
Dean for Physical Planning. He joined the faculty of Harvard Law
School in 1982, teaching courses in federal courts, criminal law, and
criminal procedure. Prior to his tenure at Harvard, Mr. Meltzer served
as Special Assistant to Joseph A. Califano, Jr., Secretary of the United
States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, and, after leaving
the government, practiced law for three years at Williams &
Connolly in Washington, D.C. Earlier, Mr. Meltzer served as a Law Clerk
to the Judge Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the
District of Columbia Circuit and for Justice Potter Stewart of the
United States Supreme Court. Mr. Meltzer earned his bachelor’s degree
from Harvard College and his J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he
served as President of the Harvard Law Review and was awarded the Fay
Diploma. From 1988-1992, he served as Associate Counsel, Office of
Independent Counsel Lawrence E. Walsh, Iran-Contra Prosecution. He is a
Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has served as a
member of the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure, Judicial
Conference of the United States and on the Council of the American Law
President has named Mary DeRosa to be Deputy Counsel to the President
for National Security Affairs and Legal Adviser to the National Security
Council. Ms. DeRosa most recently served as Chief Counsel for National
Security to the Senate Judiciary Committee, working for the Chairman,
Senator Patrick Leahy. Prior to that, she was a Senior Fellow at the
Center for Strategic and International Studies. Earlier, she served on
the Clinton Administration National Security Council staff as Special
Assistant to the President and Legal Adviser and Deputy Legal Adviser.
She has also been Special Counsel to the General Counsel at the
Department of Defense and an Associate in the Washington, D.C. and Los
Angeles offices of Arnold & Porter. Ms. DeRosa served as a Law
Clerk for Judge Richard J. Cardamone of the United States Court of
Appeals for the Second Circuit. She received her bachelor’s degree from
the University of Virginia and her J.D. from the George Washington
University Law School, where she served as an editor of the George
Washington Law Review.
President has named Neal Wolin to be Deputy Counsel to the President
for Economic Policy and Deputy Assistant to the President. Mr. Wolin
most recently served as the President and Chief Operating Officer for
Property and Casualty operations of The Hartford Financial Services
Group, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Wolin worked as Executive Vice President
and General Counsel to the Hartford Financial Services Group. Earlier in
his career, Mr. Wolin served as the general counsel of the U.S.
Department of the Treasury. Prior to joining the Treasury Department,
Mr. Wolin served in the White House as the executive assistant to
National Security Advisor Anthony Lake. Prior to that, Mr. Wolin was
the deputy legal adviser of the National Security Council, providing
foreign affairs and national security legal advice to the National
Security Advisor and the Counsel to the President. Mr. Wolin has also
served as special assistant to three directors of Central Intelligence:
William H. Webster, Robert M. Gates, and R. James Woolsey. Before
joining the federal government, Mr. Wolin practiced law in Washington
D.C. with the law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, and as Law
Clerk for Judge Eugene H. Nickerson of the Eastern District of New York.
Mr. Wolin received a bachelor’s degree from Yale College, a Masters
degree from the University of Oxford, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.
Norman L. Eisen
President has named Norman L. Eisen to be Special Counsel to the
President for Ethics and Government Reform. Mr. Eisen most recently
served as the Deputy General Counsel to the Transition, where his duties
include serving as lead ethics advisor. He will reprise that ethics
role in the White House, as well as helping to advance the President's
overall government reform agenda. Before joining the Transition, Mr.
Eisen was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP in Washington D.C. acting
as outside counsel to governmental clients in a wide array of matters.
He also handled white-collar and Congressional investigations during his
17 years at the firm. He is the co-founder of Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a progressive government
watchdog group. Mr. Eisen received his bachelor’s degree from Brown
University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.
Kendall C. Burman
President has named Kendall C. Burman to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Burman most recently served as Chief Staff Counsel to
the Obama for America campaign. Earlier in her career, she served as an
Associate at Latham & Watkins, LLP. Ms. Burman received her
bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College and her J.D. from the University
of Chicago Law School, where she was an editor of the University of
Chicago Law Review.
President has named Susan Davies to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Davies recently served as General Counsel to the United
States Senate Judiciary Committee. Earlier in her career, she served in
the Department of Justice in the Antitrust Division, the Office of the
Solicitor General, and the Office of Policy Development. Prior to that,
Mrs. Davies worked as a litigator at Sidley and Austin in Chicago. Ms.
Davies also served as a Law Clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and
Justice Stephen G. Breyer, and as a special counsel to President Bill
Clinton. Ms. Davies received her bachelor's degree from Yale University
and her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School, where she was an
editor of the University of Chicago Law Review.
President has named Karen Dunn to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Dunn most recently served as Deputy to Chief Strategist
David Axelrod on the Obama for America campaign. Prior to that, Ms.
Dunn served as a Law Clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme
Court of the United States and to Judge Merrick Garland of the United
States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Earlier
in her career, Ms. Dunn worked for Senate candidate and then-Senator
Hillary Rodham Clinton as her press secretary and later as her
communications director and a senior adviser. Prior to that, Ms. Dunn
served as an aide to Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey. She received her
bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her J.D. from Yale Law
President has named Danielle C. Gray to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Gray recently served as Deputy Policy Director for Obama
for America, focusing on domestic policy as well as law and judicial
issues. Prior to this, she was an associate with the law firm of
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York. Earlier in her
career, she served as a Law Clerk to Justice Stephen Breyer on the
Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Merrick Garland on the
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
She also worked on the policy and research staff of the
President-elect's 2004 United States Senate campaign. Ms. Gray received
her bachelor's degree from Duke University and her J.D. from Harvard
Law School, where she served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
President has named Michael J. Gottlieb to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Mr. Gottlieb recently served as an Assistant United States
Attorney in the United States Attorney's Office for the Central District
of California. Prior to this, he was an associate with the law firm of
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr. Earlier in his career, he
served as a Law Clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens on the Supreme Court
of the United States and to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Gottlieb received his
bachelor's degree from Northwestern University and his J.D. from Harvard
Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review.
Roberto J. Gonzalez
President has named Roberto Gonzalez to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Mr. Gonzalez recently served as an associate at Wilmer Cutler
Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. Earlier in his career, he served as a
Law Clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the
United States and a Law Clerk to Judge Guido Calabresi of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Mr. Gonzalez received
his bachelor's degree from Duke University and his J.D. from Stanford
Law School, where he served as an editor of the Stanford Law Review.
President has named Virginia Canter to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Canter most recently served as Associate Director of the
Office of Foreign Assets Control at the Department of the Treasury.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Canter was Senior Ethics Counsel at the
Department of the Treasury, General Counsel of the National Endowment
for the Humanities, Associate Counsel to President Clinton, and
Assistant Ethics Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Ms.
Canter received both her bachelor’s degree and her J.D. from the
University of Baltimore.
President has named Caroline Krass to be Associate Counsel to the
President for National Security Affairs. Ms. Krass recently served as
Senior Counsel in the Office of Legal Counsel at the Department of
Justice. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Legal Adviser at the
National Security Council. Earlier in her career, she served as a
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the National Security Section of the
United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia. Ms. Krass
also worked as an Attorney Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel, as
the Special Assistant to the General Counsel at the Department of the
Treasury, and as an Attorney Advisor at the Department of State. Ms.
Krass served as a Law Clerk to Judge Patricia M. Wald of the United
States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Ms. Krass
received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University and her J.D.
from Yale University, where she served as an editor of the Yale Law
President has named Jonathan Kravis to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Mr. Kravis recently served as an Assistant United States
Attorney in the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of
Columbia. Prior to this, he was an associate at Williams & Connolly
in Washington, D.C. Earlier in his career, he served as a Law Clerk to
Justice Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and to
Judge Merrick Garland of the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C.
Circuit. Kravis received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College
and his J.D. from Yale Law School, where he served as an editor of the
Yale Law Journal.
President has named Trevor Morrison to be Associate Counsel to the
President for National Security Affairs. Mr. Morrison is on leave from
Columbia Law School, where he is a Professor of Law. Earlier in his
career, he served as a Law Clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the
Supreme Court of the United States and to Judge Betty Binns Fletcher of
the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Morrison
received his bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia
and his J.D. from Columbia Law School.
Alison J. Nathan
President has named Alison J. Nathan to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Nathan was recently the Fritz Alexander Fellow at New
York University School of Law and a Visiting Assistant Professor at
Fordham Law School. Prior to academia, Ms. Nathan was an associate at
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. She served a Law Clerk to
Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme Court of the United States and
Judge Betty B. Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Ms. Nathan was
the National Voter Protection Senior Advisor to the Obama campaign and a
member of the campaign’s LGBT Advisory Committee. Ms. Nathan received
her bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and her J.D. from Cornell
Law School, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell Law
President has named Kate Shaw to be Associate Counsel to the
President. Ms. Shaw most recently served as an Associate Counsel in the
office of the General Counsel to the Transition. Prior to this, Ms.
Shaw served as a Law Clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the Supreme
Court of the United States and to Judge Richard A. Posner of the United
States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Ms. Shaw received her
bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her J.D. from Northwestern
University School of Law, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of the
Northwestern University Law Review.
can stop right there because Kate Shaw is Chris Hayes' wife. January
20, 2009 he was sworn in and eight days later he announces Kate Shaw's
in his administration. Which means the transition team had already
vetted her. Which means Chris Hayes should not have been allowed cover
any White House story or issue for THE NATION. That's not me slamming
Chris. I don't think he was swayed by his wife's position. But I
shouldn't have to think about it. Even if there's no conflict of
interest, the appearance of a conflict of interest was there. That's
why NPR, for years and years, would not allow Michele Norris (ALL THINGS
CONSIDERED host from 2002 to 2011) to cover various topics because her
husband Broderick D. Johnson because of his various positions (in the
Clinton administration, in the Obama administration, etc.)
press repeatedly lied for Barack. Sometimes it was because he screamed
and yelled at them -- or his minions did. And sometimes they'd get
honest as they retired.
Oh, look, here's ABC NEWS' Ann Compton, retiring in 2014, talking about Barack's tantrums.
be clear that while she was the working press, while she was covering
the White House for ABC NEWS, she never made these statements. She
never reported those facts.
Barack got a free ride. That's the reality.
Barack born in Kenya?
Bob Somerby loves to lie and pretend that Donald Trump started that.
Obama, THREE RIVERS PRESS (TIMES BOOKS, a book imprint of THE NEW YORK
TIMES, was the original publisher but we're talking an article by AP
when Barack was running for the US Senate and THREE RIVERS PRESS is the
publisher that re-issued the book in 2004) and AP started that rumor.
Add GOOGLE to it. In 2008, as Americans were beginning to discover
Barack -- Hillary had seemed inevitable to many in 2007. In 2008,
GOOGLE had some anniversary and allowed people to search old news
items. (Later that year they would institute GOOGLE NEWS ARCHIVES which
is still up but they no longer maintain.) It was then that the rumors
of Barack being born in Kenya really took hold. People found the AP
articles, the first ones written about Barack, and he was described as
being from Kenya in the article. AP never issued a retraction or
correction (to this day).
Did AP lie?
Their report may be inaccurate, but they didn't lie. They based that
report on the press material for Barack's book DREAMS OF MY FATHER.
That material was put out by THREE RIVERS PRESS. That material
identified Barack as such.
Author Barack has to
approve promotional material that the publisher releases. He was
running for the Senate and apparently missed the mistake. But this
whole controversy is on Barack and THREE RIVERS PRESS>
It's amazing how we can blame everyone but the press.
like with Jean Seberg. How many years online did I have to scream
about NEWSWEEK before it finally got added to the record. The lie, when
I came online, promoted by FAIR and every Indymedia outlet, was that
Joyce Harber ran a blind item about Jean and Jean lost her baby as a
It was a lie. That was months prior. Jean
went into the hospital when NEWSWEEK magazine ran an item claiming to
have interviewed Jean -- they did not -- and telling the world that the
child she was carrying was not her husband's -- now that didn't happen,
I'm talking about the press, back then, if you were married and
pregnant, end of story. Joyce Harber's item didn't mean a thing to
Jean. The NEWSWEEK story did. And she and Romain sued NEWSWEEK and won
and NEWSWEEK had to print an apology.
Janaury 3, 2006, at this site, I'm discussing Jean Seberg:
The first time I mentioned Jean Seberg a few months ago at The Third Estate Sunday Review
a few members wrote to ask if I was sure what I was talking about --
the government spying on an actress? They did their own research and
learned that, yes, it was true and that it went way beyond that. Someone
asked at one point (the third or fourth time I'd mentioned Seberg) why I
brought her up as opposed to others? That's a good question because
there are a long list of victims (some who managed to continue their
lives and some who weren't as fortunate).
We focus on the press here. And Seberg (Breathless
is a good place to start if you never seen one of the films she made)
is a solid example, to me anyway, of the problems with the press. Just
to recap (and sorry for those who've followed comments at The Third Estate Sunday Review
on this topic), Seberg is attacked by two press organs. The FBI wanted
to plant a rumor about Seberg. She was an actress and she was also
involved in politics. That included the Black Panthers which appeared to
be a source of some of the "nervousness" about her (my term). (The
reports from that period, clandestine spying by the FBI, the CIA and
military intel, focus on any sexual aspect they can to the point that
you visualize a bunch of prigs with their noses pressed to a bedroom
window. There's a scene in Coming Home where Jane Fonda and Jon
Voight are being spied upon and the comments focus on sex which is a
good reflection of what the reports focused upon.)
So Seberg's on
the enemy list (Nixon's) and she's spied upon. And the FBI floats the
idea of planting a rumor that she's pregnant by a Black Panther in order
to attempt to destroy her with the oft cited "middle America." At one
point J. Edgar Hoover writes a memo saying not to go through with the
plan. Either there are memos that were never released or someone elected
act upon their own. So a blind item pops up in Joyce Haber's
gossip column about an actress who's pregnant by a Black Panther. The
item is written in such way that it could be any number of actresses
(including Jane Fonda -- Seberg was married and living in Paris at the
time) except for noting that the actress was filming a musical (that
would be Paint Your Wagon).
Haber was the fall guy for
that blind item in the eyes of many. But Haber didn't just come across
the information. It was fed to her by her editor. Her editor, who
claimed later that he couldn't recall anything about the matter, passed
it to Haber by Bill Thomas who wrote on the tip that it came from a good
source. He couldn't remember anything though when, in the seventies, it
was revealed that the FBI had planned to plant a story like that with
the press. When it came out in the seventies (as a result of the
committees), Thomas struck the pose of "I don't remember." Haber was
quite clear that she didn't take planted information from the FBI and,
if this was planted information, Thomas was the one who needed to answer
But, big surprise, everyone looked the other way. That
shows you the problems with the press (mainstream) right there. But
that's only the first example. Apparently the attempts to shock America
over an interracial romance weren't completed. There were additional
blind items. (And Nixon's staff, Erlichman, Mitchell, etc. received
reports from Hoover that they presumably passed on in some form.) But
then the "news organ" Newsweek, supposedly not a gossip rag, runs with it as well.
Behr was the author of the piece. His claim is that he included at the
end of the article to demonstrate his knowledge of the subject but
didn't intend for it to be included. (It being that Seberg was pregnant
by an African-American and not her husband, Romain Gary.) Behr may be
genuine in his remarks because in his report that section was labeled
"strictly FYI." Somehow (or "somehow") this false fact made it into Newsweek.
The editor (Kermit Lansner) offered an excuse (my opinion, lame) that
he hadn't checked the edition as he usually did because he'd had a
scooter accident that day. (Late in the day, by the way. I'm thinking it
was three or four o'clock, as Lansner told the story, when he had his
scooter mishap.) True or not, the "fact" that Seberg was pregnant by "a
black activist" makes it into Newsweek.
I'm sure that
was just a coincidence. I'm sure that these coincidences just happen. It
just happens that a rumor the FBI was interested in planting gets
pushed onto Haber by her editor (Thomas) and it just happens that a
false fact labeled "strictly FYI" ends up in Newsweek which did
have fact checkers and was aware of the issue of libel. It didn't even
run as a rumor, it ran as a fact in an item on Jean Seberg. I'm sure
that all of that just magically happened and Nixon and his crowd were
just, by magic, getting all the breaks when it came to this false story.
(Yes, that was sarcasm.)
When the Times
(New York) ran a story about Jane Fonda and John Kerry in 2004, about
the photo (doctored or genuine, I don't remember) people rolled their
eyes because one of the claims (false) was that Fonda and Kerry were at
another event together (the doctored photo).
Where Jane Fonda was in
the early seventies should never be in question because the government
recorded her every move. (Kerry was somewhere on the east coast. The
undoctored photo was taken by Al Franken's brother, I believe, who
immediately noted that the new one featuring Fonda and Kerry onstage
together was a fake. To end this out, Fonda was in Los Angeles, as the
FBI noted, at a fund raiser -- I believe for the Black Panthers.)
Now maybe the reporter who worked on that story for the Times
suffered the same fate that so many did -- we expected would learn
about COINTELPRO and other activities in their schooling and they didn't
learn of it. Or maybe the reporter was just lazy. I don't know. But, my
opinion, the false rumor never should have been floated in the paper in
2004 when it could have easily been dismissed via the government's own
I'm off on a tangent where even I've lost my place. But
the point here is that Seberg was engaged in lawful activities protected
by the Constitution. Those activities made the government nervous so
she was (illegally) spied upon. The government floated the idea of
creating false rumors about her and planting them with the press. (That
happened also with a number of other actors, by the way.) And two large
press organs, the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek, just happened to print the items that the FBI was interested in having planted.
It's just a coincidence that the government's smear plan on Seberg makes it into the press.
If you're a trusting soul, I guess. And I guess I'm not. And that's why we don't highlight Newsweek here and why I don't purchase the magazine. Robert Parry
has rightly documented serious problems (more than that) at the
magazine in the eighties when he worked for it. That should be enough to
bother many people. But it didn't start there and if it ended there . .
This isn't "wild talk." I've not offered my own theories. This is public record. And it was embarrassing for the Los Angeles Times when it came out in the mid-seventies. I don't remember Newsweek being embarrassed. (I don't remember the Times being that embarrassed. If they had been, the Reagan defense of "I don't recall" wouldn't have flown.)
that's why I focus on Seberg. She was on the enemies list (Nixon's),
she was spied on by the government, Nixon received reports on her (via
Ehrlichman), the FBI devised a smear campaign to attempt to shock
"middle America" and devalue Seberg and that smear campaign appeared in
the Los Angeles Times and Newsweek. In terms of Harber's piece, it was a blind item (an obvious one). In terms of Newsweek,
the magazine that never prints that an actor is gay or lesbian until
they come out, they ran it as fact. And somehow no one thought that this
was something worthy of checking out. It's interesting the way Nixon's
interests were so well served by the mainstream press with regards to
Seberg but, of course, it was all some big coincidence. That's what the
story supposedly is. Like the supposed story on Valerie Plame is that
the outing just happened without planning on the part of anyone.
We covered it many times after that (here when FAIR was lying).
They lie and they cover for themselves.
And they lied like crazy for Barack which is one of the reasons you ended up with Donald Trump.
always lied -- Marilyn Monroe killed herself because she didn't have a
job anymore! No, she was already going to return to SOMETHING'S GOT TO
GIVE. They lie constantly and the American people are sick of it.
They're lying now.
Joe Biden did not do well.
He had one job: Draw a line between himself and Trump.
All he had to do was appear mature and thoughtful.
Instead, he argued with Trump, he belittled him with insults, he interrupted him.
This is who we replace Trump with? Son of Trump.
Joe was a disaster. He lost.
When they go low, Michelle Obama said, we go high.
Well Joe didn't last night. Joe didn't just step into the gutter, he wallowed in the gutter -- with glee.
"The party is me," he insisted. Then heaven help us all.
he claimed that Roe v Wade was on the ballot. Questioned, he insisted,
" It's on the ballot in the Court." No, it's settled law. And when
Joe claims otherwise, he weakens it. Settled law is settled law. If
you support Roe v Wade, that's the argument you make. The majority of
adults in the US favor it. The decision was made decades ago. It's
settled law. People who argue otherwise aren't arguing law, aren't
arguing fact, they're weakening Roe v Wade.
I'm no where near done with this debate. I may do a brief entry tonight, otherwise we'll continue it in tomorrow's snapshot.
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