Ryan Lizza has had a history of dishonesty all the while he claims to be an honest reporter, for the people of course.
In his expose on Anthony Scaramucci’s phone conversation, he portrayed as some cocaine induced rant. It was nothing like that, as the audio released (below) demonstrates.
What should be pointed out is the threat Lizza makes to Scaramucci that he may be profiled.
Shameful reporter is Lizza.
North Carolina and Duke grad Stephen Miller demonstrates Miller Time! as he schools Acosta, who is not the sharpest tool in the WH Press corps shed. Is Acosta racist? Miller suggests he is for saying the only people who can speak english are from the UK and Australia. Then he does not understand green card recipients from immigrant who sneak in illegally. I’d like to say it is astonishing, but not for someone as seemingly uneducated as Acosta.
Acosta also thinks that there is a certain level of immigration that sort of makes us “who we are” but when confronted with the question of what number, he has no idea.
Acosta is also the person who had no idea it was 3 agencies, not 17, that reported the Russians interfered with the election.
This will only get worse and uglier, but it is difficult to rouse any defense of the media since they take pride in destroying the lives of non-politicians and citizens for sport. Ace:
They are ill-parented toddlers–self absorbed, thoughtless, careless, and happy to break anything that doesn’t suit their immediate purpose. These toddlers have found a box of kitchen matches and are busy lighting their sibling’s toys on fire out of spite, oblivious to the danger they’ve created for themselves.
Just as the toddler fails to realize that the fire he’s using can also burn him, so, too, does the media overlook that the very techniques they use can be turned upon them, and quite easily.
This is only the beginning of an ever-growing pushback, one that’s only going to get nastier and more ugly. And everything that happens is on them. This is the rotten, worm infested harvest they have sown and they’re going to be choking on it for some time to come.
As noted here: It is not exactly a smoking gun of her being a plant, but this is just the beginning of the digging.
Mr Veselnitskaya has for several years been leading a campaign to have the act overturned. As part of her effort she allegedly hired GPS Fusion. A complaint filed last year claimed that GPS Fusion headed the pro-Russia campaign to kill the Magnitsky Act.
Mollie hemingway at The Federalist notes in this rather old story:
Because of Trump’s kind words about Putin and Russia, Russia’s role in the hacking of Hillary Clinton-related emails, and the shock of Clinton’s loss forcing people to seek an explanation, a Russia narrative took off shortly after the election. “Shattered,” a new book about the 2016 Clinton campaign, helps explain a bit about why:
In other calls with advisers and political surrogates in the days after the election, Hillary declined to take responsibility for her own loss. ‘She’s not being particularly self-reflective,’ said one longtime ally who was on calls with her shortly after the election. Instead, Hillary kept pointing her finger at Comey and Russia. ‘She wants to make sure all these narratives get spun the right way,’ this person said.
That strategy had been set within twenty-four hours of her concession speech. Mook and Podesta assembled her communications team at the Brooklyn headquarters to engineer the case that the election wasn’t entirely on the up-and-up. For a couple of hours, with Shake Shack containers littering the room, they went over the script they would pitch to the press and the public. Already, Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument.
In Brooklyn, her team coalesced around the idea that Russian hacking was the major unreported story of the campaign, overshadowed by the contents of stolen e-mails and Hillary’s own private-server imbroglio.
The Clinton campaign might not have been good at winning, but they were good at working with a largely compliant media. By December, the Russia narrative was set. Obama intelligence officials were leaking damaging information to prominent media outlets throughout the month, but things really got going in early January.
That’s when senior Obama intelligence officials leaked to CNN that they had briefed President-elect Trump on the existence of the “Russian dossier” full of compromising claims about him. This opposition research document had been floating around DC throughout the campaign but was not taken terribly seriously prior to the CNN report.
CNN’s story, bylined by Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper, and Carl Bernstein, was absolutely explosive. Headlined, “Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him,” it could not have sounded worse.
Circa is doing more investigative reports that at least seem to be more reliable than what you might find at the two dark
newspapers gossip papers–the NYT and the WaPo. Here they rely on public documents, and actually called the agencies implicated for comment. Its refreshing, if not the least effort a journalist should engage in to be ethical.
John Solomon and Sara Carter should be watched and commended for their reporting. Snip:
Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a central player in the Russia election case, is the focus of three separate federal administrative inquiries into allegations about his behavior as a senior bureau executive, according to documents and interviews.
The allegations being reviewed range from sexual discrimination to improper political activity, the documents show.
The media edges closer and closer to overt appeals to a coup.
Bernstein has no clue that he is part of the reason we are here in this unstable situation and the run amok unethical journalism, of which he is now a poster child.
The WSJ gets another one wrong, but this is the norm for the media who consistently either 1) do not understand the president, or 2) understand him and purposely cast the most negative interpretation.
It is amazing how long Trump trolls the media, on purpose, to make one point, over and over again: the media are incompetent to report the news and when they try, it is all fake or propaganda. Here the WSJ believes the tweet on Comey “hoping” there better not be tapes caused a special prosecutor to be appointed. File this in the “Trump is his own worst enemy” folder. But, Trump’s tweet not only made Comey think twice, but it also flushed out he’s a leaker–in other words, it cause Comey to reveal more than he otherwise would have. Trump is a genius. The WSJ editors are obtuse and completely miss the words in the tweet itself. They ignore the words that “Comey better HOPE.” The focus was on Comey not on Trump’s assertion he had recordings. To mark out the hilarity even further, the media spent days waiting to be thrown information about recordings because they thought it would be just like Watergate. But Trump played them as he often does and they fall for it every time.
Trump never said he had tapes, he wrote Comey should hope there were no tapes.
It’s actually quite plain and easy to see how Trump speaks and what his motivations might be. This is all lost on a clueless, agenda driven, press.