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ABC News Caught Promulgating Fake News
Thomas Gallatin  
‘Show Us The Money’: Megyn Kelly Says There 
Needs To Be Outside Investigation Into NBC
{ } ~ Journalist Megyn Kelly said Wednesday there needs to be an outside investigation into NBC News regarding allegations raised in investigative reporter Ronan Farrow’s new book... She spoke to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson about allegations detailed in Farrow’s  book “Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators,” namely the accusation that the network tried to cover up former NBC host Matt Lauer’s alleged sexual misconduct. The former Fox News anchor hit back at NBC News for not having an external investigation into the allegations against Lauer and expressed skepticism that the network had no idea about the alleged sexual misconduct before it fired the host in 2017. She suggested the network should “show us the money” and come clean about any and all agreements made to former staffers. “They haven’t gotten specific about what monies were paid out to home,” Kelly said in her first TV interview in nearly a year. “Show us the money. The number one thing that needs to happen now is they need to release any and all Matt Lauer accusers from their confidentiality agreements.” Kelly left Fox News for NBC in 2017 and parted ways with the network in January after making comments about blackface and Halloween. She returned to Fox for the first time in nearly three years Wednesday evening. Carlson wondered if NBC saying that it had no previous knowledge of the allegations against Lauer is a “plausible claim.” Kelly noted the network had settlements with former employees and that there were complaints about Lauer before that of former NBC staffer Brooke Nevils, who accused the disgraced “Today” show host of anally raping her in a hotel room during the coverage of the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia. “Show us all of the agreements, the enhanced severance agreements reached or at least the number so we can see which ones pop out and which ones are super high,” Kelly continued. “Are they all women? Do they all have a connection with Matt Lauer? Release the women from their confidentiality obligations.”...
Megyn Kelly Goes After
The Media For Active Bias
{ } ~ Journalist Megyn Kelly went after the media Wednesday for what she described as blatant bias... noting that “it doesn’t belong” and suggesting outlets now worry about being judged for not condemning President Donald Trump. Kelly spoke to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” in her first television appearance in nearly a year and hit back at the alleged change in journalism over the years. Carlson showed a clip of CNN’s Anderson Cooper giving a biased question to former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden, noting that scenes like this add “up to basically partisan interference in an election.” “You have journalists who feel that their first obligation is to help a candidate or hurt another candidate. That’s not journalism,” Carlson said, and Kelly agreed, adding she doesn’t think subjective judgment should have a place in journalism. “There was a premise that the other media, the mainstream media, maybe they weren’t far left, but that there was a baked-in bias against people who believe in homeschooling, who believe in a pro-life position, who might have a gun,” Kelly said, speaking about how the media has changed and describing how Fox News began. “And so they made a whole empire based on programming to those people. I think what’s happened now on the other half of the country, on sort of the mainstream, is they have embraced it.” “It was sort of passive and now it’s active. Now it’s, ‘Let’s work. He’s too bad. We have to work together. We’ll be judged. History will judge as whether we were for or against this man Trump.'” Kelly noted this change came before voters elected Trump in 2016 and mentioned an interview she did with Jorge Ramos of Univision, who argued that journalists must become partisan and “abandon neutrality.” “He said, ‘That’s over. You’ve got to come out and you’ve got to say Trump’s a racist. Trump’s a misogynist. Trump’s a bigot. Whatever your view is, you’ve got to say it and you’ve got to sell it, and that the time for neutrality has passed,'” she recalled. “And I do believe he’s Ramos persuaded — and others have come to their own conclusion — that that’s the way forward.”  
‘You’ve Already Decided There Is A Crime?’
Martha MacCallum Challenges scumbag-Eric Swalwell On Impeachment
{ } ~ Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum repeatedly pressed Democratic California Rep. scumbag-Eric Swalwell on the impeachment process Wednesday... asking whether or not the interviews being conducted by fellow California Rep. scumbag-Adam Schiff were above board.  MacCallum began with reports that  scumbag-Schiff had repeatedly pressured former U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker, pushing him to alter his testimony to suggest that the Ukrainians had felt coerced to investigate former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden and his son Hunter. “Is it the practice of attorneys in a deposition to try and press the people who show up to explain their understanding of what happened into a different assessment than what they believe it to be? Is that the normal practice?” MacCallum asked scumbag-Swalwell. “I don’t agree that’s what happened,” scumbag-Swalwell pushed back. “Nothing that the Ambassador Volker had contradicted what President Trump said. We have a crime of extortion, we all agree that if you use that —”MacCallum interrupted, “We’re at the beginning of the process, and you’ve already decided there is a crime?” “No, no … yes. That is why we’re doing this. The crime was committed,” scumbag-Swalwell said. “We’re now looking at the suspect, the president, who confessed to the crime by the way.” “It doesn’t sound like you need much of a process then,” MacCallum shrugged. “He’s entitled to a fair process,” scumbag-Swalwell replied... 
Pompeo to visit Netanyahu Friday to offer 
assurances over U.S. Syria pullout  
{ } ~ The US pullout of its troops from northeast Syria has not endangered Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said two days before his scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday... The two men are expected to “discuss developments in Syria and the continued need to counter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing behavior in the region,” the State Department said on Wednesday.  News of the meeting came amid international furor regarding the US decision to remove its troops from northeastern Syria. Prior to Netanyahu meeting, Pompeo will visit Turkey. He and Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and ask him to halt his attack on the Kurds. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, who is a strong supporter of Israel, tweeted that he worried that as a result of the pullout of US troops – a move seen as an abandonment of America’s alley the Kurds – “we will not have allies in the future against radical Islam, ISIS will reemerge, & Iran’s rise in Syria will become a nightmare for Israel. I fear this is a complete and utter national security disaster in the making and I hope President Trump will adjust his thinking.” He warned it could prove to be a worse disaster than when former US President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama left Iraq. But in an interview with Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network, Pompeo dismisses the idea that US strategy was bad for Israel. “You heard earlier in our montage of comments from people – the former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Barak, was in the studio earlier this week, and he said the winners in all of this are Russia, Assad, Iran, and ISIS. Is it your belief that Israel today is less safe as a result of this move?” Bartiromo asked. “No,” Pompeo responded. What is happening in northeast Syria, he said, is “a small part of our Middle East strategy,” explaining that people should focus on the larger picture, which is “the world’s largest state sponsor of terror, the Islamic Republic of Iran.”...  
Top Diplomat Testified That scumbag/liar-nObama Admin, Not International Community, Orchestrated Ukraine Prosecutor’s Firing
By Sean Davis
{ } ~ A top U.S. diplomat and expert on Ukraine testified to Congress yesterday that the scumbag/liar-nObama administration — with former Vice President loose lips liar-Joe Biden as its point man... orchestrated the firing of the Ukrainian prosecutor who was investigating a company connected to the loose lips liar-Biden family, sources familiar with the testimony told The Federalist. The testimony of George Kent, a State Department official who works on the agency’s Ukraine portfolio, directly contradicts claims that the scumbag/liar-nObama administration was merely following the lead of the so-called international community in demanding the firing of Viktor Shokin, a controversial Ukrainian prosecutor who was reportedly investigating Burisma, a global energy company long suspected of corruption and money laundering. In 2014, Burisma paid Hunter Biden, loose lips liar-Joe Biden’s son, tens of thousands of dollars to sit on its board despite the younger Biden’s complete lack of expertise or professional experience running a multi-national oil and gas concern. Kent told lawmakers on Tuesday that the scumbag/liar-nObama administration spearheaded the efforts to have Shokin removed from his position as the top federal prosecutor in Ukraine. Kent said the international community — namely the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Western nations within the European Union — were deferential to U.S. directives on the matter. At a 2018 event organized by the Council on Foreign Relations, loose lips liar-Joe Biden — who was tasked by then-President Barack scumbag/liar-nObama to lead the U.S. government’s efforts in Ukraine — bragged about threatening to withhold a billion-dollar loan guarantee if the Ukrainian government refused to fire Shokin. “I said, I’m telling you, you’re not getting the billion dollars,” loose lips liar-Biden said. “I said, you’re not getting the billion. I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours.” “I looked at them and said, ‘I’m leaving in six hours,’” loose lips liar-Biden recalled. “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son of a b-tch. He got fired. And they put in place someone who was solid at the time.” After Shokin was fired, he was replaced by Yuri Lutsenko, who also has been dogged by allegations of corruption. The scumbag/liar-nObama administration never demanded Lutsenko’s ouster, despite worries that Lutsenko was similarly corrupt and untrustworthy. Allies of loose lips liar-Biden, who is currently vying for the Democratic presidential nomination, have defended the former vice president from charges of improperly taking official actions that could financially benefit his son by claiming that the international community, rather than loose lips liar-Biden and the scumbag/liar-nObama administration, were behind the efforts to get rid of Shokin. Kent’s testimony, however, indicates it was loose lips liar-Biden and the scumbag/liar-nObama administration who were running the show, not the so-called international community... 
 Why It Matters That Sidney Powell Wants 
Data From Joseph Mifsud’s Smartphones 
By Margot Cleveland 
{ } ~ On Tuesday, attorney Sidney Powell struck again, revealing yet another huge development in the Spygate saga between the lines of her latest motion... That motion, filed in the still-pending criminal case against Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, demanded exculpatory evidence from federal prosecutors. But unlike her previously filed motion to compel, here Powell seeks evidence “that has only recently come into its possession.” And the evidence sought? The data and metadata from two Blackberry devices used by Joseph Mifsud. While Powell’s latest motion barely equaled two pages, the implications are multi-pronged and monumental. That the U.S. government has only recently obtained possession of a pair of smartphones used by Joseph Mifsud tells us two things: that Attorney General William Barr and U.S. Attorney John Dunham’s probe into the origins of the Russia-collusion hoax is both serious and successful, and that the Crossfire Hurricane targeting of President Trump and former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation were neither. After all, Mifsud was the man whose tip to young Trump volunteer advisor George Papadopoulos, that the Russians had dirt on scumbag/liar-Hillary Clinton, supposedly formed the basis for the FBI to launch Crossfire Hurricane’s targeting of the Trump campaign in late July 2016. Yet no one bothered to interview Mifsud until six months later, when he traveled to D.C. to speak at a conference sponsored by the State Department. And then the FBI let him go, later blaming Papadopoulos for their inability to properly question the purported Russian agent. Mueller seemed equally uninterested in Mifsud—a strange position to take toward a putative enemy agent...  
ABC News Caught Promulgating Fake News
Thomas Gallatin:  When a news organization’s primary commitment is to reinforce a desired narrative rather than presenting an honest and accurate account of facts relevant to an event, then that “news” organization is guilty of biased reporting, if not outright propaganda. Two recent news reports serve to demonstrate the fact that this is what the mainstream news media has become. The first and most egregious instance comes from ABC News, which aired video footage during which a reporter asserted, “This video, obtained by ABC News, appears to show the fury of the Turkish attack on the border town of Tal Abyad.” The problem is that was not what the video footage depicted, rather the footage of heavy machine-gun fire amidst a series of explosions was actually taken from a 2017 event at the Knob Creek Gun Range in Kentucky. It had no relation whatsoever to the events in Syria.

Only after ABC was alerted to this gross “mistake” did it remove the video and release a statement on social media: “CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight’ Sunday and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy. ABC News regrets the error.” ABC failed to explain why the footage in question was aired but promised to investigate.

There appear to be two possible explanations for how this “mistake” could have occurred. The first is that it was not a mistake at all, but an intentional decision to deceive with the assumption that no one would know it was fake. Besides, the Turkish military had indeed just engaged in operations in northern Syria. But the second and probable reason is confirmation bias. ABC News is committed to the anti-Trump narrative, and the video footage seemed to support that narrative. Therefore, no due diligence was done to verify its accuracy.

The second example of the MSM pushing narrative over news comes from the story of a meme video depicting President Donald Trump violently killing individuals portrayed as the MSM in a church. The meme was adapted from a 2014 movie scene. While the White House, the Trump campaign, and everyone working with the president roundly condemned the parody video — most having never seen it or heard of it before the MSM reported on it — the narrative presented by the likes of The New York Times is that Trump is still culpable because fringe Trump supporters created it. The Times lectures, “The connections underscore how the president’s escalating war on what he calls the ‘fake news’ media has elevated people from the far-right fringe into allies who defend Mr. Trump with extreme language and images.”

Tellingly, the MSM refuses to hold Democrats, the Left, and even themselves to the same standards they use to loudly castigate Trump. Did the Times take any responsibility for sowing discord by its overwhelmingly negative coverage of the president, which in turn motivated Kathy Griffin to post an image of herself holding a bloody decapitated head of Trump? Has the MSM backed off its repeated promulgation of fake and biased news? Americans don’t distrust the news media because of Trump; they distrust the media because the media has failed to live up to the standards of genuinely objective journalism.   ~The Patriot Post  

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