Media Damage Control Following Damning Hillary Emails Probe Report
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org - Home - Stephen Lendman)
Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, media scoundrels served as virtual Hillary Clinton press agents - supporting her candidacy, denigrating Trump for the wrong reasons.
A same-day article discusses the damning Justice Department Inspector General (IG) report on its probe into Hillary's unsecured private server use for official State Department business - unlawful behavior, besides her criminality on other domestic and geopolitical issues not addressed in the report, all of it demanding accountability not forthcoming.
Along with other media scoundrels, NYT editors downplayed the IG's damning findings, saying "President Trump in particular had been itching to brandish the findings as proof of a sprawling 'deep state' plot to bring him down - a plot that, as best anyone can tell, exists wholly within the fever swamp of the president's imagination."
Fact: Trump's candidacy, from when first announced on June 16, 2015, and presidency has been relentlessly assaulted, largely for the wrong reasons, going at him on a virtual daily basis.
Fact: The Times is one of the lead offenders, ignoring his most serious high crimes, denigrating him for anything and everything the imagination of its editors, reporters and columnists can cook up.
Fact: There's plenty about him to criticize and demand accountability for - most of all, his high crimes of war and against humanity, his partnering with Israeli viciousness against defenseless Palestinians, his war on social justice, and much more.
Fact: He's duplicitous most often, a serial liar, a scoundrel never to be trusted. He's right about the deplorable state of the major media, including their campaign, along with undemocratic Dems, to vilify him no matter what he does or doesn't do.
The Times: The IG report included "no evidence (of wrongdoing or) political bias affect(ing) the outcome of the FBI's investigation."
Fact: Former FBI director James Comey obstructed justice, a criminal offense gone unpunished.
Fact: The IG found evidence of FBI "willingness" to damage Trump's presidential campaign.
Fact: Its report said FBI agent in charge of special counsel Mueller's Russiagate witch-hunt investigation Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page, former attorney for then-deputy agency director Andrew McCabe, plotted against Trump to get Hillary elected president, not him.
Fact: The report said Strzok's text messages and actions are "not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects."
The Times: The IG report "found five bureau officials involved with the Clinton investigation who'd sent messages indicating an anti-Trump bias…'cast(ing) a cloud' over the investigation and damaged the bureau's reputation."
"But! Horowitz's report also confirms that mouthing off by a handful of officials did not add up to a secret plot against Mr. Trump."
Clear evidence indicates otherwise, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton saying:
"The Obama DOJ/FBI investigation of Clinton was rushed, half-baked, rigged, and irredeemably compromised by anti-Trump and pro-Clinton bias and actions."
Hillary, Comey and others remain unaccountable for their unlawful actions - the way things work in America, horrendous double standard justice.
Rich and powerful figures get away with murder, grand theft, and much more.
Unwanted immigrants from the wrong countries - for racial, ethnic, and religious reasons, are treated like criminals.
Ordinary Americans, especially the nation's most vulnerable, can be prosecuted, convicted and imprisoned for issues too minor to matter, including young children.
Politicized injustice in America is longstanding - a nation run by dark forces, a plutocracy, not a democracy, privileged interests exclusively served by both right wings of duopoly governance.
The law of the land is consistently ignored when conflicting with the agenda of its ruling class and members - notably high-profile figures like Hillary and Comey, parlaying their public personas to riches, accountability for their criminality out of the question.
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