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Good morning. I'd like to make 3 points:

1) The vast majority of disinformation, propaganda and lies that flooded the country over the last 5 years did not come from MAGA boomers on Facebook or 4Chan teenagers but the largest and most influential liberal corporate media outlets.
2) These are not cases where media outlets erred. They deliberately lied. The way to know that is they refuse to acknowledge evidence proving they lied.

Remember they just *ignored* @SchreckReports' book proving the Biden emails were real. Now this:

3) By far the best and most accurate reporting on all matters relating to Russiagate came not from the liberal corporate outlets that want to censor the internet in the name of disinformation or which shower themselves with Pulitzers for lies, but from the right-wing press.
The reporters who know most about Russiagate and did distinguished facts from lies -- @ChuckRossDC, @MZHemingway, @JerryDunleavy, along with a few young journalists who risked their careers in left-wing media: @aaronjmate & @mtracey -- are the ones you've been told to ignore.
A few people objected to my statement yesterday that hatred of them is just.

Think about this: they spent weeks before the 2020 election spreading the CIA lie that the Biden emails were "Russian disinformation," but when a POLITICO reporter disproved that, they ignored his book.
These are the world's most pompous, smug, self-righteous people. They never stop telling they're the guardians of democracy and truth.

But then when they get *caught lying* -- when irrefutable evidence emerges debunking their lies -- they ignore it. How is that not contemptible?
I've been a vocal critic of liberal corporate media since I began writing 15 years ago - it's why I started - and especially so the last 5 years.

But that escalated when they just *ignored* @SchreckReports' book proving they lied about the Biden emails.…
We all know exactly which outlets and media personalities spent the weeks before the 2020 election spreading the CIA's lie: the Biden emails were "Russian disinformation." They know who they are. How do they sleep knowing they lied about this, then ignoring this book proving it??
And now that the real facts about the bullshit Russiagate fraud are finally emerging -- the people who concocted it are getting arrested and the media propagandists they used are exposed -- this is the only acknowledgment and self-critique we're going to get. Just: "whoops": Image
One key point I omitted: no discussion of the Russiagate fraud and the media's role is complete without highlighting their key partners in all of this: the security state services (CIA/FBI/NSA/DOJ).

The most under-discussed media story of this decade is how they all but merged. Image
See here for a graphic illustration: the most popular liberal media figure and her literal colleague, the ex-CIA Director, somehow employed by a major "news" outlet without shame, muse on whether Trump is guilty of "treason" because he serves Russia:

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Dec 4
This is what you will hear from all liberal corporate outlets for the next year: no, this time we mean it! This time Trump *really will be* fascist!

These are the people imprisoning non-violent Jan 6 protesters, prosecuting Trump to win an election, censoring the internet: Image
Look at this hive mind of corporate media outlets: they all think alike, say the same things, work for the same agenda, all have the same mindset and worldview, only hire those who see the world like them.

All from the last 3 days: like trained seals dancing to the same music:

The funniest thing is that while the largest corporate outlets constantly warn Trump is the next Hitler, that he'll be worse than Hitler, the "media critics" liberals most love -- @jayrosen_nyu, @Sulliview, @mmfa -- endlessly complain the media isn't sufficiently anti-Trump.🤷‍♂️
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Dec 2
Nothing Israel is doing should be a surprise. Netanyahu was very candid and explicit from the start about what Israel planned to do to Gaza.

Western liberals who cheered it are now getting a bit queasy for their legacies, but this is what they vowed to support until the end: Image
So many media and political liberals who declared support for Israel's war are, as usual, now offering sniveling, impotent, self-protective statements of "concern" while still funding and arming Israel.

I far prefer the Israel supporters who are honest about what they support.
All over the world, what Israel is doing in Gaza is seen as one person's fault: Joe Biden. Only he had -- and has -- the power to stop or limit it.

But from both conviction and political calculation, he did what he's done his whole life: proclaim limitless support for Israel. Image
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Nov 24
Many of Israel's "Palestinian prisoners" are people never convicted in court. They're imprisoned as part of Israel's military tribunals with a near-100% conviction rate, or just administratively detained.

And: they live in the West Bank, which Israel *illegally occupies*:
I've seen some objecting to the release of some "prisoners"because they attacked *not civilians,* but Israeli soldiers or police.

Is it prohibited - morally or legally - for people to attack foreign *soldiers or police* who are part of an illegal occupying force on their land?
In 1984, a studio film called "Red Dawn," starring Patrick Swayze, depicted heroic Americans doing everything possible to defend the US by trying to kill as many occupying Russian soldiers as possible: exactly what Ukraine was venerated for doing.

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Nov 19
For months, many conservatives were demanding release of the manifesto of the Nashville shooter (we hired counsel to force this as well).

I don't believe they wanted to read it because they supported her grievances, but rather to understand what radicalized her to violence.
There are an endless number of things we consider bad, but also study to understand its causes: crime, terrorism, dictators, wars, extremism, diseases, serial killers.

That only Al Qaeda or 9/11 supporters want to read the Bin Laden letter is anti-intellectual idiocy.
There's no way to understand World War II or the rise of Nazism without understanding German grievances over the Treaty of Versailles imposed on Germany after WW1.

That those studying bin Laden's grievances are pro-Al-Qaeda is as dumb as claiming only Nazis would study this.
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Nov 17
Tonight on @SystemUpdate_, live at 7pm:

In an extreme act of Big Tech censorship, TikTok bans all discussion of the 2002 bin Laden letter.

Plus: our difficulty in booking pro-Israel guests. And: updates on our homeless-run animal shelter, @abrigo_hope:…
We'll also cover X's newly announced policy, unveiled just now by Elon Musk, that several phrases frequently used by some pro-Palestinian activists and journalists regarding Israel will be strictly banned.

It comes as Musk was widely accused of endorsing an anti-Semitic tweet. Image
The @ADL congratulates Musk on the new policy banning various phrases used about Israel:

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Nov 17
It's amazing how this attack on Israel caused many Americans with an intense affinity for it to instantly revert back to the most childish and repressive post-9/11 behaviors.

The Guardian removed the bin Laden letter because people were realizing the same things Ron Paul said:
Ron Paul took this message into the deepest red districts in Iowa and South Carolina:

Neocons are using your money to fight foreign wars not in your interests. These wars *increase* the risk of anti-American terror attacks, etc.

And he came in second in 2008 and 2012. Image
Ron Paul's point: don't listen to the lies from the US Govt and US media about why there's anti-American hatred leading to 9/11: "They hate us for our freedoms."

Listen to them, he said, about why they hate us.

The @guardian removed that latter so people couldn't hear it.
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