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#381 Mike K.

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 05:37 AM

Conrad Black: Journalists rarely put on the airs of a learned profession, do not enjoy a monopoly, and are not notoriously avaricious. Thus they may be held to a less exacting standard than lawyers, though a free press is scarcely less important to democracy than a fair justice system. There is now little distinction drawn in practice between reporting and comment, and the great majority of journalists are entirely focused on getting and publicizing a story and are very unlearned about the more complicated events they are describing, reducing public information to faddish media opinion.

Here are two current examples of this: Canadians don’t like Donald Trump, largely because his confident and sometimes boorish manner is un-Canadian. He is in some respects a caricature of the ugly American. But he has been relentlessly exposing the U.S. federal police (FBI) as having been politicized and virtually transformed into the dirty tricks division of the Democratic National Committee. Few now doubt that the former FBI director, James Comey, was fired for cause, and the current director, backed by the impartial inspector general and Office of Professional Responsibility, asserts that Comey’s deputy director, Andrew McCabe, was also fired for cause. There are shocking revelations of the Justice Department’s illegal use of the spurious Steele dossier, paid for by the Clinton campaign, and of dishonest conduct in the Clinton email investigation, the propagation of the nonsense that Trump had colluded with Russia, and of criminal indiscretions and lies in sworn testimony by Justice officials. It is an epochal shambles without the slightest precedent in American history (certainly not the Watergate piffle), yet our media slavishly cling to a faded story of possible impeachable offences by the president.

The American refusal to adhere to the Paris climate accord is routinely portrayed as anti-scientific heresy and possibly capitulation to corrupt oil interests. The world’s greatest polluters, China and India, did not promise to do anything in that accord; Europe uttered platitudes of unlimited elasticity, and Barack Obama, for reasons that may not be entirely creditable, attempted to commit the United States to reducing its carbon footprint by 26 per cent, at immense cost in jobs and money, when there is no proof that carbon has anything to do with climate and the United States under nine presidents of both parties has done more for the ecology of the world than any other country. Journalistic failure on this scale, and across most of what is newsworthy, added to an education system that is more of a Luddite day-care network, produces a steadily less informed public, who, while increasingly tyrannized by lawyers, elect less capable public office-holders.

Lenin famously wrote: “What is to be done?” We must ask ourselves the same question but come up with a better answer than he did. - http://nationalpost....s-journalism-is

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#382 Cassidy

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 06:19 AM

A more dishonest man than Conrad Black has likely never run a business in Canada or the USA.

The article is a blatant opinion piece, with no evidence to support anything he's written.

 

Black is an utterly unrepentant convicted criminal who dislikes the Canadian government for not letting him be a noble Lord and keep his Canadian citizenship, and also for the fact that the Canadian legal system cooperated with the American legal system in order to convict him of his many crimes.

 

Similarly, Black dislikes past American administrations for actually putting him in jail, and keeping him there for a number of years.

 

Black dislikes the press around the world (except for his own, with this quoted article as an example) for jumping on the bandwagon in which various reporters went about the business of exposing his multiple instances of criminal dishonesty.

 

I'm not really sure Black the phoney Brit's opinion on this issue is worth very much - convicted criminals rarely support the pursuit of law and order.


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#383 todd

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 10:51 AM

I'm back! Caught this a couple weeks ago.

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#384 Mike K.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 05:59 AM

Whatever your political conviction may be, this is a must read: http://www.tabletmag...eltway-cover-up

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#385 LeoVictoria

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 03:00 PM

Aaand the FBI raid Trump's lawyer's office, house, and hotel room simultaneously.  

 

As we know, the FBI routinely raid president's lawyer's offices so this is probably nothing.  



#386 RFS

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:54 PM

Aaand the FBI raid Trump's lawyer's office, house, and hotel room simultaneously.

As we know, the FBI routinely raid president's lawyer's offices so this is probably nothing.


That has to do with some porn star he slept with and nothing to do with Russia which goes to show how politicized and meaningless the witch hunt has become.



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#387 Greg

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 08:49 AM

That has to do with some porn star he slept with and nothing to do with Russia which goes to show how politicized and meaningless the witch hunt has become.



Sad!

 

The AG for SDNY is a Trump appointee. The judge who approved the warrant is a Republican appointee. Rosenstein is Republican. Mueller is Republican. If this is partisan politics they aren't doing it correctly.


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#388 Jason-L

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 10:59 AM

The AG for SDNY is a Trump appointee. The judge who approved the warrant is a Republican appointee. Rosenstein is Republican. Mueller is Republican. If this is partisan politics they aren't doing it correctly.

And on top of that, this is more likely about money Cohen may have been laundering for Trump from Ukrainian sources.



#389 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:56 AM

Cops can't just wander in to the local courthouse to get a lawyer's office search warrant. You have to produce a mountain of evidence to justify snooping through a lawyer's personal documentation. And if they had that evidence before just think what they have now after the raid. 

 

It would be very interesting if this went beyond Stormy/National Enquirer into Ukrainian money laundering. It's acknowledged that after Trump went broke and his traditional money lenders turned their backs, he relied on some very non-traditional overseas means of raising funds to get back on track.



#390 todd

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Posted 12 April 2018 - 09:16 PM

That has to do with some porn star he slept with and nothing to do with Russia which goes to show how politicized and meaningless the witch hunt has become.



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This one?

Apr 12, 2018

 

........ he had once paid Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed, the New York Post reports. ............

 

......According to the Associated Press, which also obtained the book, Comey said that when he briefed Mr. Trump on the Steel dossier, he left out one detail -- the one involving the allegation that the prostitutes had urinated on a bed once used by the Obamas. ............

 

https://www.cbsnews....hered-to-truth/


 



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