Despite dragging on for more than five hours, Monday’s House Intelligence Committee hearing on Russian “active measures” to influence the 2016 presidential election produced less than two minutes of real news, and all in the first hour.
Even so, it was a veritable feast for opponents of President Donald Trump and enough to fuel an entire news cycle. And it was more than most in the media expected, given that the two key witnesses, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers, weren’t likely to reveal Continue reading Fifty Ways To Say ‘No Comment’ →
[UPDATE 3/21: Provides YouTube link for gavel-to-gavel video.]
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) on Monday, March 20, is holding an open hearing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. Key witnesses include FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers.
Ironically, it was Comey who initially was accused of interfering in the election. Hillary Clinton and many of her supporters blamed him for causing her to lose to Donald Trump through last-minute Continue reading Watch live: Hearing on Russian ‘Hacking’ of U.S. Election →
This ain’t the penthouse, and the natives are restless. A lie is just a lie is just a lie. Putin suits up. Resistance to the Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated. The Blob: FEEeeed me, Seymour! Continue reading Links & Commentary Weekend Feb. 11-12, 2017 →
Donald Trump’s first order of business in the Oval Office wasn’t replacing Obamacare, but replacing Obama’s muted red drapes with over-the-top gold curtains. It was red meat for Trump’s detractors, who derided the new décor as tacky, garish, “dictator chic” – not to mention his disrespect for the Obamas, who hadn’t even left Washington yet. It was terribly funny, but not for the reason you might think. Hiding behind those curtains is a story. Continue reading Oh, Dem Golden Curtains… →
The shark’s almost in the tank, WE MUST RESIST the shark. Breaking news: Shark being blackmailed by Orca! Russia! U.S. troops in Poland. Russia! Why ridiculous official propaganda still works. Russia! Continue reading Links & Commentary – Jan. 17, 2017 →
The RESISTANCE: mobilizing against Trump; fake news and Russian propaganda; startling revelation about Saddam, the aspiring novelist. Oh, and Russia! Russia! Russia!
Continue reading Links & Commentary – Jan. 4, 2017 →
The Washington Post, which dutifully reported a new government intelligence analysis purporting to confirm that the Russians interfered with the presidential election, has followed up with alarming evidence that the Kremlin hacked into the U.S. power grid. Continue reading OMG, Putin hacked into the power grid! →
One of my goals in launching this blog is to encourage people to think more critically about the news.
Inundated by a toxic wave of partisan journalism, government propaganda, and just plain sloppy reporting, readers have to apply filters, or they’d be overwhelmed to the point of insanity. Continue reading Upgrading Your Critical Thinking Cap →