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Sat Jan 27, 2018, 01:55 PM

Patterns of Distraction

In an earlier thread there was mention of a strange phenomenon to Trump reporting. Mainly, that anytime a Trumpster bad news story is revealed, a corresponding Ďletís savage Hillary Clintoní piece pops up.

I might go so far as saying a frigging pattern in coverage of all things Trumpy and Hillary Clinton savaging has emerged and has been increasingly obvious for some time. As in the last two years. Presumably, the redux NYTís story on Trumpís desire to fire Mueller wasnít enough to thoroughly distract the public, so a Clinton story was clearly needed.

This morning our good woman Ruth Marcus at WAPO provided a flourish, claiming that the ten-year old story on Hillary Clinton made Ruth's head EXPLODE and by implication should do the same for everyone else. This is in addition to what the cable news shows were pumping yesterday, many of them leading with this 'explosive' story. On MSNBC, btw.

Marcus couches her indictment of Hillary Clinton with this:

"Look, I believe that not every bad act deserves the death penalty, and without more details, itís hard to judge what the consequences should have been here."

But then, Miss Ruth proceeds with a guillotine treatment of the 2008 campaign's reaction to the man in question and HRC's reaction to the story now. The word dismayed is put through the ringer--so lame, so uninvolved, so clearly guilty of not really, really caring.

Off with Hillary's head!!

Not the head of the man in question for whom we will admit may not deserve the death penalty but the head of Clinton because she should have known better, been better and is required to be better in all things.

Meanwhile, the real story of the day, the week, the month is that the Trumpster, the imposter sitting in the WH, has been completely and utterly compromised by the story about Dutch intelligence hacking into the Russian spy network. The Dutch caught the Russians red-handed, specifically the Cozy Bear operation breaking into our cyber-infrastructure.

The Dutch knew, our allies knew, we knew and yet Trump and his enablers and Russian buddies continue to lie about Russian interference and its consequences in 2016. The Republicans continue to scream about the enemies inside the FBI and intelligence community when in fact they are the enemy. And the 400-pound teenage hacker squatting in his mother's basement? That would be Trump without his hairpiece.

But, but . . . Her emails! But, but . . . her response to a sexual harassment case ten years ago and/or her donor relationship with Harvey Weinstein and . . .

Pattern revealed.

The story that will ultimately sink Trump and his treasonous sycophants has been deliberately short-changed and shunted aside. The question of why should always revert back to:

Who benefits?

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/01/27/hillary-clinton-metoo-meet-sowhat/?hpid=hp_no-name_opinion-card-c%3Ahomepage%2Fstory&utm_term=.ca681f19b996




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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 02:23 PM

1. You once again put two stories into context.

As many have wondered and my self included. Anyone one know the real source of the ten year old Hillary Story?

And yes there seems to be a pattern of these types of reporting.

Strange as it might seem,yesterdays WSJ,a Murdoch Rag,savages one of their own and that being Steve Wynn. Another ten year old story that should have been reported by Business Friendly News Site. After all,these pay offs are to be reported in their Corporate quarterly Finanical statements.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 02:49 PM

2. I think you're right, Wellstone

About the Wynn expose'. The timing on these dual to triple flashlight stories is suspicious, particularly with the cataclysmic significance of the Dutch Intel story.

As for who released the 2008 campaign story? That would be one Maggie Haberman & Co. The same person who released the redux story on the Trumpster wanting to fire Mueller last June (even though April Ryan released the story in real time). The same person whose mother and family have a very cozy if not curious relationship with the Trumpster and his merry clan.

A complicated web to say the least.

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Sat Jan 27, 2018, 02:57 PM

3. Never trusted Haberman's so called reporting.

most likely she loves the NYC Page Six Social Life and the brown nosing that goes with it.

Again April Ryan told us this story the day it happened,as well as Malcom Nance. And Nance is telling us what is really going on up to a point,and if he could,he would just name names and places. Remember,most of Trump's Money Laundering happened while Nance was still in Harness and it was happening in real time in his area of the world where he knows the Players by Name and rank.

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Response to peggysue2 (Original post)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 05:42 PM

4. HRC: titanium or diamond?

With all the heat and pressure HRC has withstood over the years, she must have titanium skin like the SR71 Blackbird, or perhaps she's starting to sparkle by now.

At a time when I thought I was a radical rebel for griping about Nixon, the Viet Nam war and letting my hair grow long (hey, boys got beat up for that back then), Hillary was going under cover in the segregated south to collect data on tax exempt private schools.

I confess to voting only once for her in the 2016 election. Nobody told me about the FBI Secret Society.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #4)

Sat Jan 27, 2018, 08:07 PM

5. Her persistence, her ability to survive, even thrive is . . .

pretty impressive. She gets knocked down, she gets up. She gets knocked down, she gets up.

I think that's what really annoys her detractors--she keeps getting up and won't go away.

And yes, this is someone who has spent her entire professional career fighting for others--the poor, minorities, women and children. Which is why the incessant pile on is so-o-o irritating, in addition to being used to distract, throwing red meat to the Trumpsters, anything but face the far greater heat that's threatening to burn holes through the Big Lie that is Trump and his destructive con game.

As for Hillary Clinton herself? She's certainly more resilient than I am. Than most people, I suspect.

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