by Mish Shedlock, Mish Talk:
In the wake of a preposterous allegation by BuzzFeed and CNN regarding Trump and Russia, MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski slammed the other networks.
For background to this story please see Trump Feuds With CNN, Calls BuzzFeed “Failing Pile of Garbage”
You can say the same thing to some news organizations: What’s the real story?
Is there a story there or is there not a story there that they want to put out there because they hate him [Trump] so much.
Or is the intelligence community literally putting the screws to Donald Trump because he insulted them? There are so many layers happening here, lots of possibilities.
But it is so outlandish that we have to be so careful. … When you can triple-source it and you have evidence, you have a story. Right now there is no story here.
And I think the people who are going with it at this point, and even if we continue this conversations we are part of it, but the two outlets that are actually going with this and releasing it, are continuing to make the same mistakes that they have made in the run-up to this election, which is to let their bias get in the way of actually finding out what facts are and putting them out there. The whole thing has felt wrong from the beginning.
Kudos to Brzezinski
Kudos to Mika Brzezinski for a delivering a well deserved smack-down to CNN and BuzzFeed for biased reporting against Trump.
As noted before, Senator John McCain wanted Hillary in the White House, not Trump.
I also repeat my claim, McCain has Blood on his Hands for his role in events that led to disastrous consequences in Ukraine and the Mideast.
Still No Evidence
There is still not a smidgen of evidence Putin was involved in the US campaign. Yet, mainstream media keeps parroting that statement as if it was a fact.
Daily Koz founder, Markos Moulitsas, went so far as to bring up the word “treason” over Trump’s lawyer allegedly meeting Kremiln officials in Prague.
With CNN confirming that intelligence chiefs consider this report credible, it's about time to start using the word “treason”
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) January 11, 2017
That bit of insanity was retweeted 1,840 times and liked by 3,969 fools. Congratulations.
Now we know this:
OOPS. Treason Not!
But not another peep from Moulitsas.
Sure It’s Russia?
On January 9, I asked Is Israel, Not Russia, to Blame for Hillary’s Election Loss?
I just asked. And I still ask. I have as much evidence on Israel as the intelligence agencies released in their report on Russia: None.
But the implication is an important one: Any person or country that preferred Trump over Hillary may have done it.
Several readers accurately pointed out that someone in the UK may have preferred Trump because of Brexit, and some in Canada may have preferred Trump because of the pipeline.