Donald Trump, for reasons I’ve repeatedly pointed out, is an extremist, despicable, and dangerous candidate, and his almost-certain humiliating defeat is less than a month away. So I realize there is little appetite in certain circles for critiques of any of the tawdry and sometimes fraudulent journalistic claims and tactics being deployed to further that goal. In the face of an abusive, misogynistic, bigoted, scary, lawless authoritarian, what’s a little journalistic fraud or constant fearmongering about subversive Kremlin agents between friends if it helps to stop him?https://theintercept.com/2016/10/11/in-the-democratic-echo-chamber-inconvenient-truths-are-recast-as-putin-plots/
But come January, Democrats will continue to be the dominant political faction in the U.S. — more so than ever — and the tactics they are now embracing will endure past the election, making them worthy of scrutiny. Those tactics now most prominently include dismissing away any facts or documents that reflect negatively on their leaders as fake, and strongly insinuating that anyone who questions or opposes those leaders is a stooge or agent of the Kremlin, tasked with a subversive and dangerously un-American mission on behalf of hostile actors in Moscow.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
While Fighting Trumpism, Maintain vigilance on Clintonism
I trust Glenn Greenwald commentaries. Here is an expose of the Clinton machine and their planted so-called "journalists." Let's not throw away democracy in the rush to trash everything Trump and excuse everything Clinton. Here Greenwald exposes the Clinton machine attampt to cast all the negatives in the wikileaks exposures as "fabricated" and Putin plots. As he points out, most likely beyond January the Clinton critics from the left will be branded as working with the right to discredit her. As usual, they will be left in a tough position.