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    NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

    NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory
    Robert Parry
    Consortium News

    By contrast, what the current “Russia Owns Trump” allegations are completely lacking is an insider who describes any nefarious collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to arrange the Kremlin’s help in defeating Hillary Clinton and electing Donald Trump.

    What we do have is President Barack Obama’s outgoing intelligence chiefs putting out evidence-free “assessments” that Russia was responsible for the “hacking” and the publicizing of two batches of Democratic emails, one from the Democratic National Committee and one from Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta.

    The DNC emails revealed that top Democratic Party officials had violated their duty to remain neutral during the primaries and instead tilted the playing field in favor of Hillary Clinton and against Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Podesta emails exposed the contents of Clinton’s paid speeches to Wall Street, which she was trying to hide from voters, as well as some pay-to-play features of the Clinton Foundation.

    However, after the shock of Donald Trump’s election, Clinton supporters looked for reasons to block Trump’s inauguration or to set the stage for his impeachment. That was when Obama’s intelligence chiefs began circulating claims that Russia was behind the leaking of the Democratic emails as part of a scheme to put their favored candidate, Trump, in the White House.

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  • 99thMonkey (3768 posts)
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    1. But, but .. it's not a CT if the NYTimes does it.

    After all, they are the “newspaper of record”.     snort


  • ZimInSeattle (1471 posts)
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    2. Thanks for posting this. I would add to Mr. Parry's argument below

    that this Russia BS also gives cover to Trump to carry out his destructive policies. The Democrat’s are wasting time focusing on this non-issue, perhaps on purpose, because the end result is the donors for both parties get what they want. Privatize the profits and socialize the losses. The neo-liberals and the MSM have done a brilliant job of paving the way  for the neo-fascist Pumpkin Fuhrer.

    While there are many valid reasons to protest Trump and his policies, this descent into a New McCarthyism is both grotesque (because it impugns the patriotism of Americans without evidence, only breathless questions) and dangerous (because it escalates the New Cold War with Russia, a confrontation that could stumble into a nuclear holocaust).

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    • leveymg (3464 posts)
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      3. Beyond a certain point, MSM's continuous free coverage of Trump helped elect him

      I would certainly not put it past the corporate media suits and some in Congress to keep fixating on the “Russians fixed the election!!!!” meme as a way to escape notice for the fact that Third Way Dems are essentially complicit in the GOP agenda.  Many in both parties are certainly paving the way toward more bigger, better war(s).