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Democracy Dies in Anonymous Sourcing

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It’s more than just “anonymous sourcing!  I have a deep feeling that there is a coordinated effort to all that is going with the Washington Post, the New York Times, the mainstream media in general, all liberals in Congress…and that coordinated effort is being organized and led by ex-President Obama, ex-Secretary of State and failed politico Hillary Clinton, and the man himself, George Soros!

Every day that we wake up we hear something new about The Don or someone in his Administration, something that the liberals in Congress, “Chuckie Boy” Schumer and “Valley Girl” Pelosi in particular, scream and cackle about in public demanding a “thorough” investigation.  This where the “anonymous sourcing comes in and is where this slanderous, coordinated effort on the left is getting their fake information to attack The Don.

There is no doubt in my mind that it is coming from sources inside the Administration, from liberals still loyal to the criminal ex-President and ex-Secretary of State and who have not yet been purged from government…a deep, liberal conspiracy!

An investigation into General Flynn’s actions with Russia, an investigation into The Don’s ties with Russia, an investigation into The Don’s firing of “J. Edgar” Comey, and now the call for another investigation into the fake news of The Don providing Russia with classified information hoping that it will lead to impeachment.  Pretty astounding all of this happens so early into the term of a new President, huh folks?

And you know what?  These conspirators are succeeding in the efforts!  Congress is being strangled with all of the liberal’s false accusations and subsequent reporting.  Look how far down the liberal food chain the exact same message is being memorized and stated by state and local politicos and some of the smaller liberal rags and media organizations.  It’s all like a broken record of smearing and lies…obstructionism!  And Republicans in Congress don’t know what to do about it, some even questioning The Don instead of the liberal machine behind it all!

Yea…it will be a long four years up to the next election, investigation after investigation, and Republicans will fail to unite with all that is going on and get done what we and The Don want them to get done.  If they accomplish anything, it will be questionable, just as was the omnibus bill The Don signed…remember, Republicans gave liberals just about everything they demanded to get the votes for passage!

D-R-A-I-N T-H-E S-W-A-M-P!

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On May 14, CNN host Fareed Zakaria offered a fiery secular Sunday sermon declaring that President Trump is a “danger to American democracy” and guilty of “gross violations of the customs and practices of the modern American system,” and that only the news media can “keep alive the spirit of American democracy.”

On Monday, The Washington Post offered another arrogant serving of the media’s idea of “democracy” and “news.” It loaded up a story full of anonymous “current and former U.S. government officials” with the headline “Trump reveals secret intelligence to Russians: Highly classified information on ISIS.”

Trump’s national security team denied the Post story, which, as usual, doesn’t do a bit of good. The media instinctively disbelieve everything Team Trump has to say. If the Post account is correct and the president compromised intelligence operatives and damaged alliances to impress the Russians, that is not just noteworthy — it’s TNT. But what exactly did Trump disclose?

Once again, we don’t know what. We don’t even know if. How many times must we attend the same movie? As we’ve seen so many times since Trump became president, these are anonymous leaks coming from nameless, faceless people whose motives might be pure but could be poisonous.

One thing we do know: If news is defined as a quantifiable event, this isn’t “news.”

In the current hothouse environment, with liberal media that define Trump as the antonym of democracy, the public should be wary of anonymous sources. This is especially true today. Newspapers that crusaded against Trump in their pages — both news sections and editorial pages — simply cannot be trusted. Theirs is not the pursuit of truth; it’s the hunt for Donald J. Trump’s scalp.

Earth to the Post: Your new motto is “Democracy Dies in Darkness,” but anonymous sourcing is darkness. Every source who hides behind a wall as he tries to ruin other people’s careers is a self-serving coward with a personal or political axe to grind. Without knowing an identity, the public has no way of telling anything. It’s idiotic for the press to demand transparency in government at the exact same time it rewards government officials who refuse to be transparent themselves.

Journalists pat themselves on the back that they would never be “stenographers to power,” but they’re worse than that now. In their zeal to destroy Trump, they’ve become stenographers to anonymous power.

It’s also a pattern. Since Trump won the election, the Post has been caught in a string of over-aggressive anti-Trump stories that were based on anonymous sources and turned out to be untrue. Just last week, the Post reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein offered to resign in the wake of the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Rosenstein denied ever doing such a thing. The Post also reported that the FBI asked for additional resources for its probe of possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russian government. The acting FBI director, Andrew McCabe, testified under oath that the report was not true. It’s a shame Congress doesn’t get to put the media’s anonymous sources under oath.

There’s an obvious reason why the public holds journalists in low esteem and rejects the notion that they are watchdogs of government. Journalists are not trying to serve the voters with objective information. They’re constantly trying to push, prod, shame and trick voters into their own political agenda, using whatever convenient information, misinformation or disinformation will serve their cause. As one consumer put it, they don’t like how the press facilitates “government acting like the Wizard of Oz,” being all full of frightening bluster from behind a curtain.

The media have something to hide. If we knew all the party affiliations, political contributions and secret agendas of their anonymous sources, it might be even more obvious that their reporting is much more advocacy than journalism.

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1 Comment

  1. Old Jim May 18, 2017 at 7:31 am -  Reply

    FAREED Z…. is a Communist.

    Valerie Jarrett… LIVES in the DC Manse Commie BARAMA gouged $$millions of MO FREE STUFF GOVT $$$ to ‘upgrade’ … to allow her to continue Commie Activities she did for George Soros, et al whilst living in that White House THUGocracy!

    Whatever they accuse…
    … they be doing 10 times over!

    Suspect about time for yet another Andy Breitbart “heart attack”…

    PROPER RESPONSE??

    Cut off most Fed Funding to Kaleefornya, et al for abjectly refusing to enforce existing Federal Laws! That should keep the DC To Boston Commie Media busy churning!

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