Skip to comments.Obamagate’s Truth Is Stranger Than Orwell’s Fiction
Posted on 04/05/2017 8:56:35 AM PDT by pgkdan
The medias ministry of truth strains to sanitize spying on Trump.
The English author George Orwell wrote that political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. But even Orwell couldnt have imagined the propagandistic whoppers that American journalists would mouth in their frenzied attempt to sanitize Obamas spying on Trump.
Again and again, Obamas ministry of propaganda, with its branch offices from CNN to the New York Times to the Washington Post, solemnly instruct Americans that unmasking is not spying. That is about as convincing as the slogans carved on Orwells fictional ministry headquarters in 1984: War is peace, freedom is slavery, ignorance is strength.
One needs surveillance skills to find any disapproving references in the mainstream media to the pervasive political espionage that the Obama administration conducted against Trump. Even the Trump haters on Morning Joe had to acknowledge the shamelessness of the New York Times in burying the Susan Rice story on A16 a story that made only oblique and rationalizing reference to her political espionage.
Were Walter Duranty alive today, he could still find a job at the New York Times, except this time he would have to tell lies about Russians, not for them. In almost every story about Trump, some sinister reference is made to his Russian problem. What problem? That is never explained. Were just supposed to shudder and assume the worst, even as James Clapper and Mike Morrell admit that the evidence for any Trump-Russian collusion is nil.
How dare Trump divert attention from a fiction by talking about a fact! Doesnt he know that he is supposed to treat the collusion as real and Obamas espionage as fake? Whats wrong with him? Thats the tenor of the coverage.
The stories get more and more ludicrous in their straining. On Monday, the media gravely informed the public that a campaign volunteer for Trump, Carter Page, once unwittingly met with Russian spies two years before he volunteered. Oh my. What might we learn next? That some voters for Trump vacationed at Black Sea resorts in the years preceding their votes for Trump?
CNNs Walter Duranty prize winner has to be Jim Sciutto, who put on his best anchor-man voice to tell us to avert our gaze from the spying on Trump. Omnisciently, he intoned that it appears to be a story largely ginned up, partly as a distraction from the larger investigation. An investigation into what? He didnt say, but, trust him, it is pretty bad. After all, he has a Republican source see how fair he is! who says that Rices political espionage is not at all unusual. Who was this source? David Gergen in the green room? And lets not forget that a representative for Rice had assured him that the idea that Ambassador Rice improperly sought the identities of Americans is false. Well, that settles it.
Alert CNN watchers, however, noted that Mr. Neutrality used to work for the Obama administration as a political appointee (as chief of staff to Ambassador to China Gary Locke). Like other former Democratic staffers Chuck Todd, Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, among others Sciutto cultivates the affectation of the straight-news man to conceal his partisan background. But all it takes for that front to dissolve is a discombobulating Democratic scandal in which ACLU liberals find themselves in the role of Richard Nixon.
usan Rices shaky, dry-mouthed performance on MSNBC Tuesday looked like a scene out of Orwells fiction too. Ministry of Truth official Andrea Mitchell hesitantly asked her questions about the scandal, making sure not to tax her too much or ask her any awkward follow-up questions. The interview lasted over ten minutes, but Mitchell couldnt find time to ask her about the bald lie she told on PBS in March (that she knew nothing of unmasking the Trump team). Nor was Big Brother to be brought up under any circumstances. So even as Rice droned on about the importance of unsparing national security briefings, Mitchell steered clear of any mention of the beneficiary of that briefing President Obama. The question that Mitchell once bit into with zest in the days of Watergate What did the president know, and when did he know it? never passed her lips.
But even in that safe space, Rice couldnt avoid certain slips. There was no collection or surveillance on Trump Tower or Trump individuals, she said, before adding the lawyerly qualifier, and by that I mean directed by the White House or targeted at Trump individuals.
Translation: the FBI probed the computer server connected to Trump Tower, while she, Brennan, and the other Obama aides rifled through unmasked intercepts and transcripts of foreigners with whom he and his team were talking.
I think we're in the last throes of the Trump-Russia crap. Bammy's team needs to lawyer up. It's gonna be a field day for high priced DC Law Firms.
I think we’re in the last throes of the Trump-Russia crap.
I hope so. But we still have calumnies about Thomas Jefferson floating about.
Wish that were true but the Donks are going to ride this horse for as long as they cut down trees to make newsprint...
I disagree. This won’t wrap up soon. It will drag on into the Mid-Term election. It is the smoke screen issue while the economy and jobs improve and Illegals drop. The election will be an anti-Trump referendum. See if it works, but Dems have no issues or ideas. They didn’t in 2016. MSM still has influence, but people’s wallets has much more influence. That is why stopping Trump agenda is so important. He makes things better, they are done. Dems can go join the Whiggs. They are the anti-America party. If you don’t believe in MAGA, then obviously you are cheering for the other side. Siding with illegals etc.
You need the Russia story to justify the Spy story. So as the heat turns up, the volume on the Russia stories increases. It is there only defense. We spied because they is collusion. It is just that everything is classified and I cannot show you. ;)
But some progress has been made (/s). Democrats have gone from: "Trump is insane for suggesting Obama admin spied on him," [to] "Susan Rice was just doing her job."
Just doing her job. Phew, I'm so relieved. So Democrats are OK w/ Obama/Susan's surveilling/unmasking b/c it's "all legal."
Okay, then Pres Trump needs to do his job. He needs to announce ASAP, that since this is all legal, his administration will step up and do the legal thing to protect Americans' safety and security.
They'll be surveilling and unmasking any and all Democrats, on a continuing non-stop basis, particularly Democrats who have talked with foreign ambassadors, foreign financial groups, tropical offshore entities, and the like.
Plus, the Trump administration will ask for the unmasking of all those Democrats who are involved in such talks... because it is "legal."
AND Trump will use "Obamas very on legal rules" to distribute that information to every US intelligence agency. (HAT TIP BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP)
Democrat will be s-o-o-o pleased that Trump is following in Obama's footsteps.
Susan Rices White House Unmasking: A Watergate-style Scandal National Review ^ | 4/4/2017 | Andrew C. McCarthy / FR Posted by Pfesser
EXCERPT---The thing to bear in mind is that the White House does not do investigations. Not criminal investigations, not intelligence investigations. Remember that.
Why is that so important in the context of explosive revelations that Susan Rice, President Obamas national-security adviser, confidant, and chief dissembler, called for the unmasking of Trump campaign and transition officials whose identities and communications were captured in the collection of U.S. intelligence on foreign targets?
Because weve been told for weeks that any unmasking of people in Trumps circle that may have occurred had two innocent explanations: (1) the FBIs investigation of Russian meddling in the election and (2) the need to know, for purposes of understanding the communications of foreign intelligence targets, the identities of Americans incidentally intercepted or mentioned.
The unmasking, Obama apologists insist, had nothing to do with targeting Trump or his people. That wont wash.
Rice's interest was most assuredly not in national security but to advance the political interests of the Democratic party (and Hillary Clinton).......and, not incidentally, Obama. And she used the surveillance and intelligence power of the US govt to do it.
Schiff seems to have gone silent, unless I missed something.
I’d bet other Ds and the media move on to other stories soon, hoping if they stop talking about Russia people won’t even hear about Obama/Rice. They now have denials from Rice they can cite if they absolutely have to bring it up (and that’s good enough for them). No reason to expose anyone else to her or the story.
And Rs will probably join them because once DC crimes start getting exposed there’s no telling where it stops or how many Rs and Ds end up in court/jail.
The fact that Adan Schiff has gone to ground gives me some hope. He's seen some of the info Nunes has and has decided to shut up and lay low.
And Rs will probably join them because once DC crimes start getting exposed theres no telling where it stops or how many Rs and Ds end up in court/jail.
I want team Trump to know that I couldn't care less about R's getting swept up in this crap too. Anyone who participated in this needs to go down. He Juan McCain...I'm talking about YOU!
Nothing will come of all these investigations because they are all complicit.
The Kenyanesian Usurpation was brought to you by BOTH parties.
The Constitution says natural born citizen.
That means one who is naturally an American because they couldnt be anything else, born here of citizen parents.
Everyone in DC wanted that changed without the hassle of amending the Constitution.
The Senate passed a resolution declaring McCain a natural born citizen because he had TWO citizen parents, even though he was born in Panama.
Then Obama runs and wins based on just being born here, even though he told us on his website he was born a British subject as the result of having a foreign national father.
So the standard went from born here of citizen parents to just TWO citizen parents to just being born here in one election cycle without amending the Constitution.
According to this standard the recently deceased King of Thailand was eligible, he was born in Cambridge MA, as well as every anchor baby with no loyalty to the USA.
This was done intentionally because Rubio (no citizen parents), Cruz (foreign birth, one citizen parent), Jindal (no citizen parents), George P Bush (one citizen parent) and Haley (no citizen parents) were all ineligible and the future of the GOP.
The truth of the Kenyanesian Usurpation will never see the light of day because they ALL cooperated in the violation of the Constitution.
I don’t think Trump’s too terribly concerned about party in all this, but the party is, so it’s going to be an issue. Of course it could be back-channelled on McCain the same way he back-channelled that ludicrous dossier to have some excuse for classified info being widely known in the public domain.
Andrea Mitchell's not a 'journalist' she's a democrat operative.
Shame on her for disgracing further her shamed profession. The interview will go down in history - and the question of her 'not bothering to ask the obvious' will become part ot the shame of our time.
Now they think that they can still manipulate the opinion of the American public.
You would think that they would have learned their lesson.
At least the public and smell the lies coming out of the media now. Occam's razor is a good tool for evaluating the far-fetched tales coming out of the media. I haven't see the parsing of words as carefully by the Media defending Rice since Bill Clinton lectured us on the meaning of “sex” and the word “is.”
No one except Kool-aid drinkers is buying what the media is spewing.
President Trump should announce that he is creating his own “Unmasking Czar”. That would really confuse the left and they just wouldn’t know which way to turn.
Trump just tweeted that Susan Rice may have committed crimes. You really think he’s gonna let this go?
Andrea Mitchell’s not a ‘journalist’ she’s a democrat operative.
isn’t she sleeping with or married to some politician?
Somebody else has to prosecute.
“I think we’re in the last throes of the......”
It’s never going away. Future generations will be taught in classrooms that Russsia stole the election from Hillary.
Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve chairman.
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