There was nothing unusual about what the US did in Afghanistan: extinguishing an entire family and then getting friendly NYT & NBC reporters to ratify their lie that they killed terrorists but no civilians - except this time the whole world was watching:…
One of the most embarrassing tweets from a major media figure in years, though highly illustrative of how they so often do the propaganda work of the CIA, the Pentagon and other security state agencies:
Anyone honest knows what happened: the Biden WH, facing rage over the attack at Kabul Airport that killed 13 Marines, was desperate to do *something* -- anything -- to make Biden look tough, so they wiped out a whole family to avoid a bad news cycle accusing him of weakness.
Now that the Pentagon was forced (by an excellent NYT investigation) to admit it killed no ISIS terrorists but instead bombed an aid worker moving water bottles, you can so vividly see how these security state people like total sociopaths without blinking

Pure sociopathy:

For the last decade, this is how it's gone:

-- US shoots missiles via drones
-- US does so despite having no idea who it is killing
-- Pentagon issues press release claiming all the dead are "terrorists" or "militants"
-- US media prints this despite have no idea who was killed.
The only thing different this time is that the US Government got caught because all eyes were on Kabul because Afghanistan was swarming with international media due to the withdrawal, so they got caught. But this has happened over and over and over:…
They don't do accountability or self-critique, so they do this instead:
"Pentagon acknowledges Aug 29 drone strike in Afghanistan was a tragic mistake that killed 10 civilians" - released on Friday afternoon when everyone in DC knows is when you admit things you want to be quickly forgotten. Don't let this crime be forgotten.…

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The Indictment of Hillary Clinton's Lawyer is an Indictment of the Russiagate Wing of U.S. Media…
The DOJ's new charging document, approved by Biden's Attorney General, sheds bright light onto the Russiagate fraud and how journalistic corruption was key.

Yet amazingly -- or revealingly -- the journalists most responsible for this fraud have not even acknowledged this.
All four statements from this Hillary tweet 8 days before the election -- all four -- are complete lies. This scam was cooked up by her own campaign operatives, then fed to her media servants who laundered it, as she pretended she learned it from them:

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In new video from Vogue, AOC and her boyfriend passed through a large team of masked servants -- all while they remain mask-free indoors -- as they prepared to attend a ball like the Prince and Princess of Wales.

Liberal discourse on COVID has zero relationship to science.
Someone please explain to me the scientific rationale for requiring servants indoors to have cloth covering their face, while the celebrities they serve are mask-free?

And what's the socialist praxis for this two-tiered mask system of servants and the served indoors?
Each time a Democratic politician arbitrarily imposes some new COVID restriction that not even the most restrictive countries (like NZ) have -- here's the NY Gov. using her new power to randomly requiring *2-year-olds* to remain masks -- we just submit:

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18 Sep
The Pentagon's Lies About the August 29 Drone Strikes Were Spread For Days By An Unquestioning Media

Over and over, US security services lie and corporate media spread them uncritically. This is a particularly vivid case. Watch:…
It's hard to overstate how common this behavior is. I'm not speaking here with 20/20 hindsight now that the Pentagon admits its story was false. I published a video on August 30 - one day after - criticizing the media for its complete lack of skepticism about these drones strikes
The only reason the Pentagon was forced to admit its drone strike story was false is all eyes were on Kabul, which enabled the NYT's superb investigation proving the story was false. But usually, the same thing happens and they don't get caught - thanks to media stenographers.
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Neera Tanden is lying here, smearing Politico reporters for violating an off-the-record agreement by publishing Jen Rubin's deranged email.

An "off-the-record *agreement*" requires both sides' consent. People can't unilaterally bar journalists from reporting what they say.
I guess I should acknowledge that it's unclear if Neera is lying as she usually does to exploit the ignorance of her supporters, or herself is just ignorant, but either way, the only way an off-the-record discussion happens is if both sides agree, not by someone proclaiming it.
“His sympathies for the Muslim World take precedence over those, such as they are, for his fellow citizens" -- liberal hero and MSNBC favorite Jen Rubin, on Barack Obama after he supported construction of a mosque near Ground Zero in 2011.…
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Today's DOJ indictment of a Hillary/DNC lawyer who spread lies as part of Russiagate is a huge deal. And it's absolutely true: the NYT & @charlie_savage this morning -- before anyone could see the indictment -- cast it in the most favorable light possible, as it if were trivial:
Most media outlets mindlessly spread the fraudulent Trump/Alfa-Bank story because they spread anything they were fed without caring. To its credit, the Intercept -- led by @samfbiddle & @lhfang -- pointed out the glaring flaws in the story at the time:…
It wasn't just Hillary's lawyer who got indicted today, or their media servants, who spread this fraud about Trump's secret server with a Russian bank. Hillary herself endorsed and spread as her lawyer concocted the whole fraud in the first place:

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The Special Counsel investigating the various frauds of Russiagate, John Dunham, is about to indict a Perkins Coie lawyer for feeding a fake story about Trump and Alfa Bank to the FBI and media, then lying by denying he represented the Clinton campaign:…
The scam that Trump was using a secret server to communicate with a Russian bank was promoted by Hillary herself, and touted by media outlets led by @Slate. Like so much that comprised Russiagate, it was a total fraud concocted by the DNC & media allies:…
In sum, a DNC-linked lawyer -- partners with Clinton lawyer @marceelias -- fabricated a Trump/Russia link, fed it to DNC operatives masquerading as journalists, had Hillary trumpet it, then lied to FBI about who he worked for.

Russiagate in a nutshell:

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