Watching the same media people who spent 4 years claiming the Kremlin had infiltrated and taken over the US now sanctimoniously mock conspiracy theories is exactly like watching Gavin "Dinner Party" Newsome and Nancy "Salon" Pelosi lecture & scorn people for COVID violations.
Just like the Democratic Party refused any real self-critique after their defeat in 2016, the US media loves to complain that people don't trust them and turn instead to Fake News, but *never* ask whether their own behavior is a cause for why that is happening.
It's easy and fun to mock other people's conspiracy theories - a bit harder to confront the ones we ourselves spent years spreading, causing a further erosion of trust in people's ability to believe they're hearing truth from news organizations.

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Very important exchange with @ninaturner on her great new podcast, in which @TulsiGabbard explains why it's so imperative for Trump to pardon Edward @Snowden & Julian Assange before January, and why the worst national security goons are so against it.

A Trump pardon of Snowden & Assange would be historic on so many levels. It would cause civil liberties groups, press freedom groups & leaders from around the world to praise him. He'd be the first President willing to confront the Deep State since Eisenhower's Farewell Address.
People across the spectrum - right, left and in between - would cheer .The only people furious are those whose abusive powers they revealed: @JohnBrennan, James Clapper, @Comey, @AmbassadorRice & @GenMhayden.

And Biden/Harris would be forced to denounce it, isolating them.
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They hired *John Brennan*, Ken Dilanian & every other operative puked up by the security state. People already know.
If you don’t want to be a news outlet globally notorious for disseminating propaganda in partnership with CIA, don’t hire the ex-Director of CIA to “deliver the news,” or people like this who are notorious for serving the Agency.…
The CIA lies of the Iraq War were principally sold on Meet the Press. Ground Zero for mindless CIA stenography of the most unhinged Russiagate conspiracies was MSNBC.

If you don’t want to be known as a CIA outpost, then .... don’t be one.
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Huge opportunity to break free of the NBC/CNN/NYT/Fox prison & create that:…
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