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In the Democratic Echo Chamber, Inconvenient Truths Are Recast as Putin Plots


#1

In the Democratic Echo Chamber, Inconvenient Truths Are Recast as Putin Plots

Glenn Greenwald

Donald Trump, for reasons I’ve repeatedly pointed out, is an extremist, despicable, and dangerous candidate, and his almost-certain humiliating defeat is less than a month away. So I realize there is little appetite in certain circles for critiques of any of the tawdry and sometimes fraudulent journalistic claims and tactics being deployed to further that goal.


#2

Greenwald posted this yesterday, Oct 11, and here's the NY Times pushing the Russia is harassing Hillary line again, Oct 12:

It's like the Times doesn't want to be treated as a serious new source. (Not a shock I know.) But the "reporting" could have just stuck with yet another Scaife funded lawsuit against Hillary, but no the NY Times needs to equate Breitbart with Wikileaks.


#3

Maybe Putin told Glenn to write this article!


#4

And maybe you work for David Brock.

See how that works?

I hope you were being sarcastic, else you just come off as uninformed.


#5

Hi Jay. is David Brock hiring? But seriously..........just having a little fun on a Wednesday afternoon.


#10

Okay, see sarcasm, or irony, doesn't always translate in a comment. And given the reichwing delusional accusations about Snowden/Greenwald and the Chinese, one would think...


#12

I'm not sure that either W or Nixon ever thought he could fight a war with Russia, Hillary on the other hand has some of the same delusions harbored by the likes of Curtis Lemay.


#13

Had Nixon attempted to seek the Democratic Party 2016 nomination the corporations, their media and politicians would have claimed he was a left wing extremist for having things like EPA and OSHA formation and the Endangered Species Act on his resume. The GOP would seek to have him deported.

Shows how far rightward the duopoly has moved in less than a half century.

Any readers want to bet Clinton gets endorsed by Dick Cheney before Halloween ?


#14

Wondered about that too.

And oh gee, if the democrats take the Senate, the Wall Street jerk and Israel apologist, Schumer will be majority leader.


#16

Not only will Clinton accelerate "the neoliberal slow march to the right", she will undermine everything in progressives' agenda. making sure that there is no chance it will re-emerge when she runs for re-election in 2020.

Sanders' primary agenda was very similar to FDR's, JFK's and LBJ's agendas. They were all centrists by any metric, yet the corporations, their media and politicians keep painting Sanders as an extreme leftist.


#19

Nixon may have been to the left of HillRod in policy, but his campaign tactics and personal style seem about the same. Both lie and cheat, and have a loyal staff of toadies to tell them anything they want to hear and put their own careers at risk to protect their boss. Nixon and Clinton have both been caught misusing the authority of their offices, sometimes for monetary gain, then lying and obstructing justice to cover up the corruption. She's guilty. The question is, "Must we wait until after the inauguration to commence impeachment hearings?"


#20

Surprised you didn't mention the giant shove that the center; if you believe there really is a center today, received from Bill Clinton. Considering NAFTA, Glass- Steagall and all.


#21

All true. What an election: a neo-Nixonian Kissinger fan woman claiming to be the champion of all women and underclass minorities but with a seemingly strong urge to prove her toughness by to bringing back the US-USSR Cold War complete with Mutual Assured Destruction versus a full of himself big mouth bragging rich (literally) fat cat who threatens to arrest his opponent and govern by assassination, one who has hit on dozens of contestants during his only qualifying resume employment item that of Beauty Contest owner-operator,

These are the choices. Is there no way to make people aware that Jill Stein is there stuck at 2% with ideas that are so far superior to those of the chosen two as to be off the charts? One hears the term "win-win situation.' But what we have here is the first multinational (since what happens in the US affects the whole earth) "lose-lose situation."

Gertrude Stein (no relation to Jill I don't think) told Ernest Hemingway in Paris during the Post World War period (they didn't know it was only 1 of 2 plus) that they were the "lost generation." But they weren't as lost as they thought they were compared to us today..


#23

And Hillary said she will continue Obama's policies. Go figure. True history and writings in indelible ink and she may still become Queen. Dumb asses.


#24

Glenn Greenwald is on the MSNBC Chris Hayes show and fails to call him out. Chris Hayes is nothing but a surrogate of the Clinton campaign. Chris Hayes is upset that the privacy of these leading democrat gangsters has been compromised.

Understand at what point we are at today! These corporate media people need to be called out for what they are----corporate stooges!

The biggest story of the year----The corporate media gave us 24hrs of Trump and now they are sticking the knife in so Clinton wins. And what is the agenda of Clinton and Paul Ryan---Trade deals-cutting social security,writing the tax code to favor the 1%

Why is the rep establishment against Trump-because they don't know what he will do on TRADE.

Real conservatives and progressives should be pissed about this "election". How can anyone watch this crap and not see that it is fixed.


#25

Most Murkins vote for THEIR party, just as they support THEIR football team. They have no interest in allowing facts to get in the way of THEIR team's or THEIR party's stories.


#26

Time wounds all heels.
John Lennon


#28

Ayuh. The entire MSNBC network functions essentially as the propaganda arm of the DNC. And did so all through the primaries, as well.


#29

The leaked emails (that Russia obviously hacked and then forged) show that the Clinton campaign was most afraid of Rand Paul. A Rand Paul presidency would be pretty good right about now.


#30

Still waiting for the post-mortem on the Cal Primary, the original Bogus Putin Distraction.