The propaganda war heats up
Both sides talk about “the Big Lie”
I have noticed the following petition come up on Facebook and be promoted by liberal-green friends who should know better. It’s as if they think the problem lies in two bad candidates (some sort of accident?) rather than part of a systemic problem of an empire in rapid decline.
Cancel the electtion and it will either be the last time you vote ever or there will be a couple of Establishment candidates that will keep the whole thing going, probably by upping the ante in the war against Russia, China and – ultimately – Iran.
We are getting a proponderance of articles pushing the preposterous line that Wikileaks, Trump and now – most bizarrely – FBI chief Comey is a Kremlin agent.
Now the NZ Herald is joining the chorus with an article to pull the wool over the eyes of a public that knows less than nothing about the real issues (apart from the small number of us that look into this).
Here are some comments from Pepe Escobar:
IT'S OFFICIAL: COMEY IS NOW A KREMLIN AGENT
It looks like FBI Director James Comey privately argued against having the FBI sign onto that "intel" statement saying the Russian government was meddling in the US election.
CNBC was the first to report this earlier today; the source is “a former FBI official.”
Guess how the Clinton (cash) machine is spinning it; double standards, and implying Comey is a Kremlin agent.
Western spy claims Vladimir Putin cultivated Donald Trump for years
1 November, 2016
Donald Trump's links to Russia were thrown into the spotlight today with an explosive report in Mother Jones on claims the Kremlin has been cultivating the Republican presidential nominee for five years.
Trump's ties to Russia have also been dragged into the FBI email row plaguing his rival Hillary Clinton.
The Democrat's campaign is arguing that FBI Director James Comey is applying a double standard when it comes to the presidential candidates.
On a conference call with reporters today, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook cited a report from CNBC that said Comey opposed releasing information close to election day about Russian interference in the US election.
The AP has not confirmed that report, and the FBI declined to comment.
Mook called the report evidence of a "blatant double standard".
Comey at the weekend disclosed the FBI had newly discovered emails that may be relevant to the Clinton email investigation.
Clinton and her campaign have raged against that timing, saying Comey deviated from Justice Department policy when he alerted Congress to the new discovery so close to Election Day.
Mook called on Comey to "immediately explain this incongruence and apply the same standard to Donald Trump's associates as he has applied to Hillary Clinton's."
In other developments on Trump's links to Russia:
And now NYT sources say FBI looked and didn't find Putin/Trump connection, including via Alfa server #leaktober
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photo / AP
Thom Hartmann is someone I used to have a lot more respect for than I do now he speaks in half-truths about abrupt climate change and, here, uses Adolf Hitler and the Big Lie to create the impression that it is the Republicans,not the Democrats that are stealing the election.
Of course, all governments (notably the Republican) have all engaged in electoral fraud since the 2000 election. But this time it is the Democrats who are in power and are stealing the election (notably from Bernie Sanders suppporters during the primaries).
I am sure that the Reoublicans are still up to their old tricks (the whole thing is totally corrupt from bottom to top.
The main problem seems to be, not double voting, as claimed by Hartmann but manipulation of voting machines and the sort of tactics used by the the DNC during the primaries and encountered by people trying to vote early.
I would love to see Thom Hartmann explain this away as part of the Big Lie
It is a little odd to find Thom Hartman quoting Greg Palast who has done more than most to reveal voter fraud under George W Bush as well as in the recent priamries.
Here is Debbie, the Sane Progressive talking about voter fraud. I wonder if she is part of the ‘Big Lie’ or is she just a dupe of the Kremin -lol?
And here is the person who has done the most to reveal the manipulation of voting machines, although, perhaps the fact that she is talking to Alex Jones disqualifies her (lol).
How Hillary WILL Steal the Election! - Fraction Magic