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CNN's "news story" on the Taibbi reporting has to be read to be believed. It reads like the rantings of any #Resistance maniac. Any conservative who thinks CNN changed because they fired a couple blatant Dems (while keeping @Acosta) is fooling themselves:…
One of the worst parts of CNN's article is it cites the "belief" of Twitter execs and "former intelligence officials" that the Biden docs were "a Russian hack-and-leak operation" without mentioning that this ... was a lie, a lie repeated by CNN. Twitter knew it had no evidence. Image
The NYT article on @mtaibbi's story is not great. Still, if you put it next to the CNN rant, you'll see immediately how CNN (like NBC) has a horde of "reporters" who are identical to DNC operatives and #Resistance fanatics and "report" like them:…
Even if CNN's "news story" were just an op-ed written by one of the media's most loyal DNC partisans - say, @ThePlumLineGS or @joshtpm - it would still be outrageous given its recitation of the lie that the Biden docs could've been Russian. That it's a "news story" says it all.
Remember: CNN -- over and over right before the 2020 election -- repeated the lie that the Biden docs were "Russian disinformation." As usual, they put on ex-Security State agents: like career liar James Clapper. How can they not mention it was a lie????

Just consider this to understand what CNN is:

In 2013, James Clapper, as Obama's top intelligence official, blatantly lied to the Senate about NSA programs which, months later, we exposed.

CNN saw that and said: "let's hire him for the news." #EvenSlate…

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Jun 6
NYT Glossary:

"Misinformation": words spoken by a critic of the Democratic Party establishment

"Right-wing": one who is a critic of the Democratic Party establishment

Of course corporate outlets will attack all Biden opponents, but this NYT hit piece on RFK Jr. is just dumb: ImageImage
Indeed. How dare RFK Jr. characterize Joe Biden -- someone who has vehemently supported every US war for decades, was a key Senate advocate of the war in Iraq, and is flooding Ukraine with advanced weapons -- of being a "warmonger."

Why, this is "misinformation"! Censor it! Image
Corporate media reads from the same script.

Opponents of the Dem Party establishment are "disinformation" agents, conspiracy theorists, white supremacists and/or Kremlin propagandists. That's what those terms now effectively mean.

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Jun 4
At the pandemic's start, there were 2 competing theories for COVID's origin:

1) The Chinese have such filthy, primitive food markets where the virus jumped to humans;

2) A leak from US-funded research at the Wuhan lab.

Somehow: theory (2), not (1), was branded racist. ImageImage
At the start, top virologists/epidemiologists wrote to Fauci to say COVID was likely from a lab leak, not natural.

Within a week, Fauci - who funded that research - imposed a consensus that a lab leak was "debunked," and Big Tech censored any debate:…
It was only when the Biden Admin said it had doubts that debate was allowed. Now, the Energy Dept's most elite scientific team (and FBI) says lab leak was most likely.

Fauci so clearly acted to protect himself by deceiving the public. So little interest now in finding out. ImageImage
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Jun 4
That Democrats' most popular TV personality (Maddow) and one of their most popular Congressmembers (Jamie Raskin) were the keynote speakers and honorees of a conference sponsored by arms dealers (Lockheed) is the opposite of surprising.

This simply is the Democratic Party:
This snide comment from Maddow is so revealing about corporate media employees.

Maddow is the queen of enriching herself by spreading false, deranged CIA conspiracy theories.

Yet she snidely mocks independent journalism with her $30m/year contract:

Who is Maddow to mock anyone? She fed her crazed #Resistance audience with such unhinged CIA lies that even the WPost denounced her for it.

She's never broken a story in her life. But she thinks she's superior because Comcast showers her a $2.5m wire transfer each month: ImageImageImageImage
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Jun 3
On June 6, 2013, we began our Snowden reporting with my Guardian report that NSA, contrary to Clapper's denials, was spying on Americans en masse.

Tuesday is the 10-year anniversary, and we'll have Snowden and Laura Poitras on @SystemUpdate_ to talk about what this has meant. Image
This reporting began when Laura and I went to Hong Kong to meet a mysterious source who had the most consequential leak in the history of the US Security State.

We'll discuss how it happened, what it revealed, and what major privacy challenges remain:…
Laura does very few interviews so sometimes her vital role is overlooked. I'm thrilled the 3 of us are getting together for this 10-year-anniversary, with US Security State abuse now worse than ever.

Her Oscar-winning documentary on the work we did:

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May 31
The UK is the West's most authoritarian country. Its elite culture is repressive. No free press guarantees.

They're imprisoning Assange (as most British journalists cheer). They forced the Guardian to destroy its computers. Now, redolent of what they did to my husband in 2013:
As part of the Snowden/NSA story, I did reporting in 2 dozen countries. The UK Govt, and its servile media, were by far the most authoritarian, threatening, and pro-spying.

The GCHQ was used to do the dirtiest work even NSA wouldn't. A small portion of what they did. ImageImageImageImage
Many mock their reverence for monarchy. They like to pretend it's just fun tradition, but it shows the authoritarianism at the heart of UK's elite culture.

This insane 2013 interview I did on BBC's flagship news show highlights its media's subservience:

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May 30
Tonight on @SystemUpdate_ , live at 7pm ET:

The war in Ukraine escalates again, with drones attacking residential buildings in Moscow.

Plus: one of the Kremlin's most terrifying weapons -- a whale trained to be a Russian spy -- resurfaces in Norway.… Image
The drone strikes in Moscow targeted residential buildings.

Ukraine previously blew up a Russian blogger's car, killing his daughter. It exploded a bomb in a St. Petersburg café, killing a journalist, injuring 19.

Is this terrorism? Does the US support this type of targeting? ImageImageImage
Finally: what's the limiting principle for US involvement, if there is one?'

Biden has repeatedly reversed himself, now sending F-16s.

If we send F-16s, why not bigger bombs? Why not let them use the F-16s to bomb Moscow? Why not tactical nukes? Why not US boots on the ground?
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