Thursday, July 28, 2016

Hillary Front and Center Thursday Night

Hillary Front and Center Thursday Night

by Stephen Lendman

Prepare for the onslaught, a carefully scripted recitation polar opposite her despicable record.

It doesn’t get more politically over-the-top than a neocon lunatic fringe war criminal/racketeer representing one of America’s two right wings.

Election-rigging perhaps is planned to assure she succeeds Obama, the same process used to steal enough delegates to anoint her party nominee.

Winning fair and square isn’t the American way. Strategy focuses on raping, destroying and plundering independent nations,  stealing from ordinary people for rich ones at home and abroad, police and other guardians of power used as enforcers - an endless cycle of viciousness perpetuated with bipartisan support.

Hillary represents the worst of America’s dark side, its pure evil agenda. Her despicable rap sheet shows she’s beyond rehabilitation. 

She’s overwhelmingly reviled and mistrusted - beyond the ability of image makers and her dreary rhetoric to reinvent herself.

Expect her acceptance speech to feature similar mumbo jumbo rubbish, Big Lies and promises made to be broken repeated from previous address - accentuated by phony convention pomp and circumstance trappings, including orchestrated cheers from the faithful and entertainment meant to distract from the harsh reality of US policies at home and abroad.

America isn’t beautiful and never was. Hillary’s anointment shows how low it sank. 

If election-rigging makes her the nation’s 45th president, the worst of all possible outcomes may follow - the horror of possible nuclear war denouement.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Media Big Lies About ISIS Persist

Media Big Lies About ISIS Persist

by Stephen Lendman

Instead of explaining ISIS is a US creation, its fighters used as imperial foot soldiers doing America’s killing and dying for it, media scoundrels maintain the myth of Washington combating a scourge it supports.

Without active foreign backing, ISIS and other terrorist organizations couldn’t exist. They’d wither, fade and disappear. Washington and its rogue allies continue recruiting, funding, arming, training and directing their fighters while pretending otherwise.

Terrorist attacks in US and European cities attributed to ISIS are state-sponsored false flags. Major media reports about ISIS are propaganda, not truth and full disclosure.

The New York Times is Washington’s lead instrument for proliferating misinformation and Big Lies. On July 27, it turned truth on its head, headlining “Defeat of ISIS Could Send ‘Terrorist Diaspora’ to West” - citing FBI director James Comey as its source, the same official absolving Hillary Clinton of high crimes for sure sending any reader of this article to prison if he or she committed her offenses.

The Times quoted irresponsible Comey fear-mongering, claiming “(a)t some point, there is going to be a terrorist diaspora out of Syria like we’ve never seen before,” - only if it’s state-sponsored, not on its own, he and The Times failed to explain.

They’re prepping the public for likely planned false flags targeting US cities ahead, blaming ISIS for state terror - like numerous previous examples, 9/11 the mother of them all.

Writers like myself would never accept statements from US officials at face value. The Times and likeminded media scoundrels feature them as fact - virtually always misinformation intended to deceive, serving Washington’s imperial agenda and monied interests, not the greater good.

A same day Times article claimed America “secure(d) (a) vast new trove of intelligence on ISIS.” Since the CIA and perhaps the Pentagon along with Mossad created, supports and controls the group and others like it, what possibly could they have learned not already known.

The Times saying so-called new information obtained “could help fight militants on the battlefield and prevent potential plotters from slipping into Europe” is pure rubbish.

Militants entering Europe or America are either war-weary ones eager to return home and live normally - or CIA/EU/Mossad intelligence recruited operatives for false flag terrorist attacks falsely blamed on ISIS.

Most Americans and Europeans are too ill-informed and dismissive to have any idea about what’s going on.

They’re being systematically lied to, their governments using scare tactics to convince them to accept harsh policies they’d otherwise oppose - including endless wars of aggression and loss of fundamental freedoms on the phony pretext of making us safer.

Media are supposed to inform, not deceive, not act as agents of state power and monied interests - reporting factually without bias, especially on major issues mattering most.

The deplorable state of major media in America and other Western countries shows how low they’ve sunk - supporting wealth, power and privilege exclusively, betraying the public unaccountably.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Undemocratic Dem Party Convention

Undemocratic Dem Party Convention

by Stephen Lendman

Democracy in America isn’t “messy” the way some duopoly power insiders portray it.  It’s nonexistent, policymakers ignoring the will of the people and their welfare entirely.

Events in Philadelphia alone expose how America is run, for its privileged class alone - flagrant electoral rigging anointing a party standard bearer belonging in prison, not high office.

Hillary is the most widely reviled Democrat in party history - beyond rehabilitation no matter how hard DNC handlers try reinventing her.

“I just don’t see how her numbers at this late date are going to improve on the likability issue or the trust factor,” University of Virginia’s Miller Center presidential studies director Barbara Perry explained.

Scandals since the 1990s made her damaged goods, most voters believing she’s a self-serving corporate shill, a law breaker not to be trusted - exposed electoral rigging the latest example.

She didn’t win her party’s nomination. It was handed to her, party bosses choosing her for standard bearer before campaigning began last year. Sanders never had a chance and he knew it.

Endorsements from party notables can’t erase her Lady McBeth image, her Machiavellian history, her high crimes too serious to paper over.

On Wednesday night, Obama gave it his best shot, his usual demagoguery, substituting fiction for facts, a deplorable display like all his speeches.

One anti-populist war criminal praised another. Obama turned truth on its head, “say(ing) with confidence there has never been a man or a woman more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.”

The possibility of a neocon lunatic Sino/Russia hating war criminal/racketeer becoming US president should terrify everyone.

Outside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, thousands protested. Police reacted violently as expected. Free speech and assembly are more myths than fundamental rights.

At stake is freedom v. fascism, the last vestiges of a free society disappearing in plain sight, tyranny replacing it no matter who succeeds Obama - already with a firm foothold controlling things.

What’s coming is easy to predict -  perpetual wars for conquest and dominance, harsher neoliberal pain and suffering for ordinary Americans while super-rich ones get richer, Wall Street and other corporate interests more dominant than ever, and militarized police terrorizing nonbelievers.

Humanity trembles at what’s coming once a new administration assumes power next January. 

All bets are off if Hillary heads it - the possibility of world war elevated to a high probability under her leadership, the unthinkable risk of devastating nuclear armageddon. 

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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New York Times: Press Agent for Wealth, Power and Privilege

New York Times: Press Agent for Wealth, Power and Privilege

by Stephen Lendman

The Times consistently portrays a fantasy America, suppressing its pure evil dark side, harming countless millions worldwide. 

The United States is no wonderful Land of Oz. No Yellow Brick Road takes us there. Nothing Over the Rainbow affords opportunity for ordinary Americans. Neoserfdom awaits them when entering the workforce.

New World Order harshness controls them. Subjugation resembles Orwell’s dystopian “1984.” Wicked Witches run things. Big Brother serves them. Ordinary people Munchkins have no say over policies controlling their lives, welfare and futures.

Duopoly power governance reflects “a boot stamping on a human face - forever” - the way Orwell put it. Public ignorance and indifference let them get away with the intolerable.

For most Americans, “dreams that (they) dare to dream (don’t) come true.” Not according to The New York Times, headlining “Obama Passes Baton of Optimism to Clinton.” 

Calling his Wednesday night deplorable demagogic doublespeak “a stirring valedictory,” he “hail(ed) Hillary Clinton as his rightful political heir and the party’s best hope to protect democracy from” GOP presidential nominee Trump.

“(H)e vouched passionately for” the most reviled ever party nominee “as a trusted and reliable ally not just for him but for all Americans who need a fighter to improve their lives and keep them safe.”

What rubbish, highlighted when Hillary appeared on stage, two unindicted war criminals embracing each other, both representing imperial villainy, privilege over populism, tyranny over freedom.

Separately, Times editors deplorably hailed a warrior leader, waging war on humanity at home and abroad in multiple theaters, as “an exceptional man and president who will be remembered for eloquently defending the founding precepts of the country…”

No responsible editors would publish this type rubbish. Times editors feature it, praising pure evil instead of condemning it.

“(T)he Obama presidency has been transformative - perhaps even miraculous,” they said. Hard truths throughout his tenure show he exceeded the worst of George Bush, a deplorable record revealing he:

  • looted the nation’s wealth for Wall Street and other corporate favorites

  • wrecked the economy, creating a protracted Main Street Depression with nearly one-fourth of working age Americans unemployed, tens of millions more way underemployed;

  • made poverty a growth industry;

  • expanded militarism and imperial wars;

  • spied more aggressively than ever on Americans and others worldwide;

  • targeted more whistleblowers exposing government wrongdoing than all his predecessors combined;

  • became known as “Deporter-in-Chief” for waging war on Latino immigrants;

  • destroyed decades of hard won labor rights;

  • commodified public education;

  • targeted social justice for elimination;

  • waged phony war on terrorism, targeting Muslims, people of color and fundamental freedoms, along with environmental and animal rights activists;

  • gave Big Pharma, insurers and large hospital chains greater control over healthcare, making a dysfunctional system worse; and

  • made America more of a police state than under George Bush.

Times editors ignoring Obama’s war on humanity, its endless violence, instability and chaos, its harm to so many shows how far the self-styled “newspaper of record” fell from grace. 

Presstitution substitutes for journalism, making street whores look good by comparison.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Trump Critics Enter the Twilight Zone, Claiming He's a Manchurian Candidate for Putin

Trump Critics Enter the Twilight Zone, Claiming He’s a Manchurian Candidate for Putin

by Stephen Lendman

US establishment figures are so hellbent for Hillary, they’re reaching new lows to make her America’s 45th president - a legally challenged, trigger-happy Wall Street tool she-devil perhaps eager for global war.

Trump is no solution to changing America’s deplorable state. Compared to Clinton, he’s the lesser of two malign forces. 

With no public track record, he’s judged by his rhetoric alone, along with knowing all politicians and wannabe ones lie. Nothing they say is credible. Judge them by their actions alone.

Clinton’s notorious history is abominable, DNC party bosses and complicit media scoundrels suppressing what’s too scandalous and criminal to ignore.

Trump’s unorthodox, anti-establishment-sounding rhetoric makes him political enemy number one. Propaganda targeting him incredibly suggests he’s a Manchurian candidate for Putin. Maybe accusing of being Hitler reincarnate comes next. 

Brainwashed Americans believe most anything repeated enough. Propaganda works this way - a tool for deception, for misinformation and Big Lies, for convincing people about anything powerful interests want them to believe, suppressing hard truths they’re not told.

One-sidedly supporting Clinton, Washington Post editors call Trump “a threat to the Constitution…a unique and present danger…uniquely unqualified to serve as president, in experience and temperament.”

The New York Times deplorably said Trump’s calling on Russia to find Hillary’s 30,000 missing emails is “another bizarre moment in the mystery (sic) of whether (Putin is) seeking to influence the United States’ presidential race.”

Trump said “(o)f course I’m being sarcastic” in urging Moscow to uncover and reveal Hillary’s missing emails. 

“They have no idea if it’s Russia…China (or) somebody else,” responsible for hacking and revealing DNC emails. “(T)he real problem is what was said” and done. “It’s disgraceful…and (now) they’re just trying to deflect from that.”

Calling Trump a Manchurian candidate for Putin reflects how far US dark forces will go to distract attention from their own wrongdoing - aided and abetted by media scoundrels, substituting managed news misinformation for hard truths.

One observer said calling Trump a Manchurian candidate sounds like pilot for a new TV show. Another suggested he’s a Democrat plant to get Clinton elected.

Trump and Putin never met. Suggesting he’s a Manchurian candidate for Russia’s leader or fronting for Clinton is absurd, offensive, and typical of US mainstream misreporting.

Trump entered the race to win. Any close examination of his demeanor, comments and energy show he wants to be president. 

How he’ll govern if elected remains to be seen. Progressive change is off the table. If he wants normal relations with Russia, all to the good. 

Whether he means what he says can’t be believed unless and until he proves it, if elected in November.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

Dubious History Made Tuesday Night

by Stephen Lendman

Tuesday night in America was unprecedented. For the first time, a known mentally unstable, neocon war criminal/racketeer was nominated by a duopoly power wing for president.

In discussions with close family, friends and others, excluding colleagues as committed as myself for responsible change, I’m deeply disturbed by scandalous public ignorance about the deplorable state of America.

Its undemocratic political process is misunderstood - a money-controlled one-party state with two right wings, a political process corrupted enough to make some despots blush, governing without regard to rule of law principles and democratic values, with utter disdain for human life and welfare on an unprecedented scale. 

The few exceptions I know include two wonderful doctor/friends, my dynamic duo, helping me overcome illness to continue my writing and media work. I salute them for giving me the life-force to go on.

My work, begun in retirement from small family business, now in my 9th decade, connected me to legions of friends and colleagues worldwide, new ones added regularly, contacts from readers and others thanking me for truth-telling at a time it’s entirely absent in the mainstream.

Democrats rigged things for Clinton. It’s inconceivable to imagine she wasn’t involved, likely orchestrating the whole ugly process.

Yet intelligent people knowing better support her - an unindicted war criminal multiple times over, a racketeer with husband Bill, using their foundation as a money-laundering self-enrichment scheme, multi-millions stashed in tax havens.

A glass ceiling wasn’t shattered Tuesday night as misreported. How can stealing a nomination be regarded as precedent-setting?

How can a wing of US duopoly power nominating a legally, ethically and morally comprised candidate for the nation’s highest office be a cause for celebration?

How can empowering a ruthless neocon lunatic, if elected in November, raise hopes for positive change?

Trumpism v. Clintonism reflects the shame of the nation, voters with no legitimate choice, one or the other to become America’s 45th president.

World populations shudder at the prospect. Americans have themselves to blame. Failure to challenge ruthless duopoly power resolutely risks dooming us all.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

Kremlin Responds to Blaming Russia Irresponsibly for Hacking DNC Emails

by Stephen Lendman

America’s national pastime isn’t baseball. It’s not other bread and circuses distractions. It’s nothing positive benefitting everyone equitably.

It’s waging war on humanity at home and abroad, meddling illegally in the internal affairs of other countries, wanting independent leaders replaced by subservient US puppets, along with using every opportunity to bash Russia irresponsibly without just cause.

Since WikiLeads published hacked DNC emails, showing electoral fraud favoring Clinton over Sanders, Washington and supportive media scoundrels disgracefully blamed Russia for what happened - despite no evidence suggesting it.

Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded, saying “President Putin repeatedly said that Russia never interfered into internal affairs of other countries, especially in electoral processes.” 

“Moscow scrupulously avoids any actions, any statements that could be interpreted as direct or indirect interference into electoral processes.”

I’ve said numerous times Putin says what he means and means what he says - in contrast to Obama’s demagoguery, a crime boss posing as president, a worse one ahead if Hillary succeeds him.

“If we are talking about certain suspicions then they should at least be clear and concrete,” Peskov added. “Any hypothetical speculations do not demonstrate constructive approach in this case.”

“At the same time, we see that ‘the Russian card’ is at the head of a writing desk of all Washington politicians during electoral campaigns, and it is often used as the main card in their own games. We can only express regret in this regard.”

Russia and China are favorite US targets, scandalously vilified, part of Washington’s longterm strategy to transform both countries into US vassal states - perhaps willing to wage global war to achieve its objectives.

Hacked DNC emails showing electoral rigging reflect how America operates - extrajudicially, for its own self-interest exclusively, no matter the human cost.

Washington’s imperial agenda threatens humanity’s survival. Hack away hackers and reveal the full scope of the unparalleled menace it represents.

The shocking truth about America is its utter disregard for human life and welfare. The self-styled democracy tolerates it nowhere abroad or at home.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Jill, not Hill!!

Jill, not Hill!!

by Stephen Lendman

Activists in Philadelphia’s downtown plaza chanted “Jill, not Hill.”

Jill Stein, presumptive Green Party presidential nominee, a longtime physician/activist, a true populist, wanting her professional skills used to heal a sick nation. 

It desperately needs what she can provide, scoundrel media-supported corrupted duopoly power denying her the chance to become president by virtually ignoring her candidacy, opposing what she stands for.

She remains redoubtable and heroic, her progressive agenda what the world needs now, genuinely supporting:

  • world peace and disarmament;

  • democratic values;

  • the inviolability of rule of law principles;

  • universal healthcare and education as fundamental human rights;

  • living wages for all working Americans;

  • green, clean energy;

  • popular interests served over monied ones;

  • electoral reform free from today’s money-controlled process; along with

  • real social justice and revolutionary change.

Seeking support in Philadelphia, she accurately accused Clinton of “backstabbing” Sanders by now exposed electoral rigging, urging his supporters to back her, saying “(m)y campaign is here.”

She’s an advocate for progressive change. Perhaps “Never Hillary” activists will give her enough votes to prevent a 2nd Clinton co-presidency - the top political priority above all others.

Her revolutionary spirit is real. Her message is “Americans deserve real solutions for the economic, social and environmental crises we face. But the broken political system is only making things worse.”

“It's time to build a people's movement to end unemployment and poverty; avert climate catastrophe; build a sustainable, just economy; and recognize the dignity and human rights of every person.” 

“The power to create this new world is not in our hopes; it’s not in our dreams - it's in our hands.”

Jill is a longtime physician, a mother, activist and organizer, a pioneer advocate for environmental health, a promoter of healthy communities, a fighter for peace, equity and justice so desperately needed.

Imagine America led by someone with her dedication for people over profits, assuring enforcement of human and civil rights, a distinguished woman of principle and honor - polar opposite duopoly choices.

I’m proud to support an eminently qualified candidate for president, a dedicated woman, saying “(w)e can build a better future together” and meaning it.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency

Democrats Nominate Clinton Crime Family for a 2nd Co-Presidency

by Stephen Lendman

Bill Clinton once bragged about electing him president meant getting “two for the price of one.”

Here we go again. Exposed electoral rigging along with unelected party insider super-delegates handed the Clinton crime family another chance for the nation’s highest office.

Will November electoral rigging assure it, letting both legally challenged Clintons lead America - perhaps into the abyss if occurs?

Sanders capped his sellout to everything he campaigned against, urging Hillary be nominated by acclamation. In disgust, over 500 of his delegates walked out.

He transformed himself into Hillary’s puppet, a caricature of what he claims to be, a Judas goat leading followers astray, urging them to betray their principles and honor like he did - a despicable scoundrel selling out to wealth and power like all the rest.

Tuesday was a night of infamy, a time for national mourning - fascism on steroids emerging triumphant. All-out activism against a corrupted system is crucial. 

The alternative is a nation more unsafe and unfit to live in than ever, Wall Street and war-profiteers more greatly empowered, neoserfdom for ordinary people, and the unthinkable risk of WW III with nuclear weapons able to end life on earth.

That’s what “two for the price of one” emerging triumphant in November means. Defeating the Clinton crime family is vital.

Late in my life, I fear for young people, unable to have the advantages I had growing up. It was a different time.

An inner city kid with nothing going for me had opportunities unavailable today. Permanent wars, neoliberal harshness and police state terror turned America into humanity’s scourge.

A neocon-run nation bent on global conquest and domination at any cost risks dystopian harshness for everyone but America’s privileged class if we survive their onslaught.

The unacceptable danger of a 2nd Clinton crime family presidency is explained by Hillary once saying “(w)hat do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life” - code language for endless wars of aggression, benefitting privileged Americans exclusively, no matter the cost to humanity.

Straightaway post-9/11, she urged waging war on terror - a pretext for forcefully transforming all sovereign independent nations into US vassal states.

She threatened Iran with total “obliterat(ion) (if they) consider(ed) launching an attack on Israel…”

As me-first lady, she supported genocidal sanctions on Iraq, killing 5,000 children aged five or under monthly. She praised George Bush’s Islamophobia, fully supporting his agenda.

She favors nuclear weapons use, calling them peacekeeping deterrents. As secretary of state, she orchestrated war on Libya and Syria, raping and destroying both countries. 

US foreign policy under her leadership ousted democratically elected Honduran and Paraguayan leaders. Following Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, she was involved in raping the country for profit along with rigging its election, installing a US puppet to run things.

The Clinton Foundation is a money-laundering self-enrichment racket masquerading as a charitable NGO - selling influence to special interests in return for millions of dollars in contributions.

It’s hard imagining a more despicable choice for president than Killary - partnered with husband Bill for a second time around to run the country into the ground - likely taking planet earth with it this time if elected in November.

Top priority is preventing their return to the White House. Humanity’s fate hangs in the balance.

They’re a duo only Wall Street, war-profiteers and other corporate predators could love, a scourge for everyone else.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like

NYT Calls Nominating Killary What Democracy Looks Like

by Stephen Lendman

From inception, the New York Times was always an establishment broadsheet. Now it’s more a laughing stock.

It’s an unabashed agent for wealth, power and privilege, a supporter of imperial wars killing millions, a Wall street tool - now acting as Killary’s press agent, entirely abandoning journalistic ethics and professional integrity

Democracy in America is pure fantasy. None whatever exists. Voters have no say over who’ll lead them. Not according to The Times, disgracefully calling a rigged electoral process for Killary “what democracy looks like.”

Can anyone ever again take anything it publishes seriously? The self-styled “newspaper of record” entirely abandoned legitimate reporting and analysis, substituting all propaganda, all the time, its soul for sale to the highest bidder - wanting the world made safe for monied interests, everyone else be damned.

The nation Times management and editors support isn’t safe or fit to live it. Perpetual wars rage in multiple theaters. US streets and communities are battlegrounds. Fundamental freedoms are disappearing in plain sight, police state terror replacing them.

An unprecedented wealth disparity exists - super-wealth for the privileged few compared to abject poverty for growing millions.

The world’s richest country increasingly ignores the needs and concerns of its most vulnerable. Waging war on humanity at home and abroad takes precedence.

The Times lied, claiming Killary “won millions more votes than Mr. Sanders” to earn her party’s nomination. With DNC help, she STOLE enough votes to get it - along with hundreds of unelected party insider super-delegates supporting her throughout the campaign.

The horror of a 2nd Clinton crime family co-presidency should terrify everyone. Endorsing the unthinkable makes The Times complicit with its high crimes if elected in November.

A Final Comment

The Times is in the forefront of proliferating a Big Lie about “Russia’s military intelligence service (the GRU)” alleged responsibility for hacking into DNC emails, handing them to WikiLeaks for publication.

It cites unnamed US intelligence sources, claiming “high confidence” of Russian involvement - likely the same ones repeating Big Lies about nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Moscow strongly denies the baseless accusations.

Believe nothing US sources or media agents of wealth and power like The Times report - featuring misinformation and Big Lies, suppressing hard truths on issues mattering most.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Democrats Try Changing the Subject to Distract from Internal Dissension

Democrats Try Changing the Subject to Distract from Internal Dissension

by Stephen Lendman

Republicans were touted as the divided party this year. It looks almost unified compared to dissension in Democrat ranks. 

Hillary’s impending Tuesday night nomination created a firestorm of anger among Sanders’ delegates, along with rage over his sellout to what he campaigned against - proving he’s as dirty as all the rest.

Monday inside and outside Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center was raucous and unruly - anti-Clinton delegates and tens of thousands in the streets protesting against her. 

If this keep up throughout the convention, she’ll be greater damaged goods than already - unable to unify a deeply divided party.

What better strategy than to change the subject. What better target than Putin. He’s blamed for practically everything short of Philadelphia’s scorching heat.

A Romanian hacker with no connection to Russia, using the name Guccifer 2.0, hacked into a treasure trove of DNC emails, showing now defrocked former chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz rigged enough primaries and caucuses to assure Hillary’s nomination - handing the incriminating evidence to WikiLeaks for publication.

Hard as party bosses tried, it proved too great a scandal to conceal, throwing a king-sized spanner at Hillary’s already despicable record. It’s clear she was involved in the chicanery, perhaps responsible for orchestrating it.

How any intelligent voter can support her is beyond comprehension. So is why she’s not in prison doing hard time for multiple high crimes too serious to ignore.

Media scoundrels support her anyway, concealing her despicable public record - knee-jerk Trump bashing instead featured, a daily onslaught combining facts with over-the-top fiction.

When in doubt or at any convenient time, blame Putin. Throughout his tenure as Russian president, no evidence suggests he interfered with the electoral process in any country - not America’s or any others.

Yet in virtual unison, media scoundrels blame him for hacking into DNC emails, collaborating with WikiLeaks for publication - covertly aiding the Trump campaign.

Headlines practically scream Putin for Trump. Cable television channels accuse him despite no evidence suggesting it. Even the FBI suspects his involvement.

Obama officials blame him. Hillary accused him through her campaign manager Robby Mook, saying:

“What is disturbing to us is that experts (sic) are telling us that Russians broke into the DNC, stole these emails, and other experts are now saying that the Russians are now releasing these emails for the purpose of actually helping Donald Trump.” 

“I don’t think it’s coincidental that these emails were released on the eve of our convention here and that’s disturbing.”

The accusation is as baseless as others claiming nonexistent “Russian aggression.” Yet it’s reported repeatedly as fact. 

Big Lies have a life of their own, manipulating most people to believe what’s polar opposite truth - the essence of how propaganda works.

Trump slammed the notion of Russia aiding his campaign, saying Clinton’s team “will say anything to be able to win.”

“The new joke in town is that Russia leaked the disastrous DNC e-mails, which never should have been written (stupid), because Putin likes me.”

“I mean this is time and time again, lie after lie…It’s disgusting…so phony.”

At the Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos, Sergey Lavrov responded to a reporter’s question on the baseless allegation, saying “I don’t want to use four-letter words.”

Democrat party bosses, including Clinton, were caught red-handed rigging the electoral process against Sanders. Finger-pointing elsewhere won’t change reality. 

Wealth, power and privileged interests run America - for their own self-interest at the expense of most others.

Leaked DNC emails provide damning evidence of sham democracy - in name only like it’s always been from the republic’s inception.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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