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Sessions, Tillerson, Trump-Tower spying: media echo chamber

Monday, March 6, 2017 9:05
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Sessions, Tillerson, Trump-Tower spying: the media echo chamber

What’s next? A Pulitzer Prize for throwing a stink bomb?

By Jon Rappoport

Follow the bouncing echo show.

Jeff Sessions did talk with Russians or a Russian. About what? Who cares? He talked with a Russian. That’s all we need to know.

Rex Tillerson broke with Trump’s demand to slash the State Dept.’s budget by 37%. Then Tillerson said okay, he’d go along with the cuts in principle.

Trump said Obama was behind the surveillance of the Trump Tower.

The usual suspects, CNN and NBC and CBS and the NY Times and the Washington-CIA Post, etc., bounce these stories among each other and interview people who comment on the bounce, and so on and so forth, and whole thing builds to heavy accusations against the Trump administration, as if these matters are on the level of Watergate plus Benghazi plus Fast&Furious plus the Hillary email scandal plus Monsanto taking over the food supply plus the sale of 20% of US uranium to Putin…

Echo, echo, echo, echo.

“So Bob, as one who has been observing the goings-on inside Washington for more than two decades, have you ever seen such Horror?”

“Well, Mike, as the Washington Post reported the other day, about the story in the NY Times which commented on what you covered last week which was a summary of a CNN report, this scandal is reaching a crescendo of tsunami proportions, and the result could be impeachment or something very much like it…”

“As we said, after the BBC piece that reflected on the CNN assessment of the AP story, the Russians appear to have infiltrated or taken over every significant policy operation of the White House…do you agree that Putin could become the de facto president of the US?”

One and on it goes.

More outrage building on previous outrage of reporters covering other reporters covering other reporters’ outrage.

“We, the mass media invent; we decide what you, the public, should believe.”

This isn’t a tempest in a teacup. It’s a category 5 hurricane sitting on the head of a pin, or sitting on a pinhead reporter.

Reporters’ disgust about the “scandals” is really disgust building on other reporters’ disgust.

Most or all of it would turned off in a second if people just stopped going to mainstream news for their news.

The essential message of mainstream news is: “We know Trump is evil personified, so it doesn’t matter what we say about him. We’re doing a public service. But anyway, stay with us as we deliver the facts. The new definition of ‘fact,’ is: whatever we can bring down on Trump’s head. If one of his policies (e.g., don’t send weapons to Ukraine) is in line with Obama’s policy, we’ll ignore that and say Trump is bowing to Putin’s desires. If Trump says he wants to bring jobs back to America and defeat the forces of Globalism, we’ll ignore that. We don’t care about all the Americans who were thrown out of jobs. They’re ‘bitter clingers’…”

Sub text: “Okay, so we supported the war in Iraq on the basis of no evidence, and maybe a million innocent people were killed there, but who cares? We’re your reliable source of news. Stay with us. We never criticized Hillary Clinton for her role in turning a whole nation, Libya, into a hell hole of chaos. Who cares? Stay with us.”

If you need to, substitute the generic phrase “any American president” for “Trump.” And then think about the relentless echo-chamber campaign to destroy that presidency. By any means.

CNN is now reporting (this is real, I’m not making it up) that Trump, in an Oval Office meeting, read the riot act to Steve Bannon, Sean Spicer, and others about their failure in handing the “Jeff Sessions affair.” So what? Sources fed that tidibit to CNN. Which sources? Who cares? An ambiguous video of a minute or two from that Oval Office meeting (no sound) has emerged. It was shot from outside the White House. By whom? No answer. Somebody sneaked on to the White House grounds? A White House staffer shot the video? What’s next? Video of the president shaving in his bathroom? An MSNBC reporter throwing a stink bomb in the press room?

“I threw the stink bomb because I had to. It was the only way I as a journalist could register my reaction to a lesser level of access to the president. I defend the act as good and proper journalism. I’ll be presenting a seminar at Columbia in a few weeks, where I’ll outline non-verbal reporting strategies in the new atmosphere we all inhabit…”

Anything could happen. The children of the press are throwing one tantrum after another, because they couldn’t get their girl into the Oval Office. They’ve thrown away their masks. They want their candy before bedtime.

And they’ll burn down the house if they can’t have it.

Filed under: Uncategorized Jon Rappoport has worked as a free-lance investigative reporter for over 30 years.


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