The mainstream media is going to keep Trump in the spotlight as long as they can—because he made them stars pulling record ratings.

You wont see the same veracity of reporting on Biden, because criticism of Democratic politicians in those circles will get you blacklisted.
Eventually, they'll have no choice but to put Biden in the spotlight. When that happens, much like with Obama, it will be milquetoast puff pieces full of softball questions.

Then their ratings will bottom out. Why? Because it's boring.

Then they'll invent their next boogeyman.
Don't forget the media's hubris helped push Trump to the forefront of politics, though their coverage was overwhelmingly negative—"Any press is good press".

Plus, he was good for business!

They'll repeat the cycle when they soon become attention starved from his absence.
That's where we come in: when there becomes a noticeable void in the lack of accountability journalism directed towards Biden, people will turn off CNN and look for news elsewhere. From non corporate sponsored indie media.

So let'em go to brunch. We don't really need them.

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23 Feb
Lately I've been trying to just ignore all of the so called "in-fighting", keep my head in the research, and focus on what's important: the work.

But my patience has worn out.

If you come at me or my colleagues with bad faith attacks or outright lies, I will expose you.
It's so easy to sit around and creep @nikoCSFB or @Fiorella_im's timeline and disparage their work.

It's much more difficult to do some work of your own.

"Those who can't talk about those who can".
Challenge my reporting if you want but I don't report without receipts. I pride myself on it.

I don't need an entire team of researchers to write a "breaking" story about something that's been known for years, and I don't take credit for scoops that I didn't report first.

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This will be a catalog of the incoming Biden administration's financial disclosures and relevant data/stories—several of which were first reported by us here @McscNetwork.

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Blinken's most prominent business ventures came from @WEAdvisors, a consulting firm he co-founded, which paid him $1.2M+ to consult for:
Blinken also started a venture capital firm focused primarily on defense contractors—Pine Island Capital Partners—with Michéle Flournoy (future Defense Sec. Austin sat on the board).

Pine Island has pledged to capitalize on their newfound access. access…
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BREAKING: Recent tax filings show @theintercept parent company, Pierre Omidyar’s @firstlookmedia, pulled in $28M+ in 2019.

$25M (over 88%) came from Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which receives funds from tech billionaires like Dustin Moskovitz and Jeff Skoll.
This total is slightly lower than 2018, where @firstlookmedia took $31M+ from Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which I reported on earlier this year.

SVCF's 2 yr total is $51M+, making up practically all of First Look's funding during that span.
Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's nonprofit "Good Ventures" raised $97M for the SVCF in 2018, before officially rolling under their umbrella.

Per the 2020 election cycle, Moskovitz gave $36M+ to pro-Biden SuperPAC "Future Forward", as well as $830K to Biden's Victory Fund.
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12 Nov 20
A 2019 report on Dominion Voting Systems' "Democracy Suite" by Texas SOS determined numerous vulnerabilities and issues in the software and hardware—such as convoluted setup, lost adjudication results, incorrect prompts, and power failures.

Certification was recommended denied.
After the examination ended in the recommendation of not certifying Dominion Voting's "Democracy Suite", further reports by Texas State Dept. questioned whether it was "suitable for its intended purpose" and if it "operated efficiently and accurately".

Certification was denied.
Texas officials reviewed Dominion's "Democracy Suite" on at least 6 separate occasions, all of them resulting in recommendations of not certifying it for use.

A compilation of these reports can be found here:…
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In the interest of objectivity, I should point out that Mr. Paul seems to have a few things confused.

1. Feinstein's husband Richard Blum actually had ownership in Avid Technologies, a media company whose program intercepted vote tally wire data for news broadcasts.

2. Dominion Voting Systems is actually owned by Staple Street Capital, themselves and offshoot of mega investment firm The Carlyle Group, with ex-Obama officials sitting on the board of SSC, such as William Kennard.
3. Dominion Voting does have a relationship with Nancy Pelosi's ex-Chief of Staff Nadeam Elshami, but only in a lobbying capacity, being part of the Brownstein, Farber et. al. Team hired by Dominion last year.…
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NEW: I dug into the top 50 political vendors (per @OpenSecretsDC) and found that over a dozen of them—including 2 of the top 5—cashed in on PPP loans.

Most of these companies have had tens of millions of dollars come their way this cycle.

My latest:…
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They received a PPP loan worth up to $350,000
Rising Tide Interactive was another beneficiary of Steyer's run, with $77M of their $86M this cycle came from services related to his digital campaign.

Rising Tide was approved for a PPP loan for up to $1M, as was DSPolitical—another firm founded by RTI partner Eli Kaplan.
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