How Utterly Untrustworthy America’s Mainstream ‘News’ Media Are


by Eric Zuesse, The Duran:

The U.S. war against Russia is based not only on lies by the U.S. government and its ‘news’ media about how the war in Ukraine started, but also on lies by the U.S. Government and its ‘news’ media about actually non-existent Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. Presidential election between Trump and Hillary. Two examples of typical deceptions against the public, by the U.S. Government and its ‘news’ media, will be presented and analyzed here regarding the latter, or ‘Russiagate’, matter (which was actually Obamagate — the then-existing U.S. President’s determination to smear Hillary’s opponent so as to get Hillary into the White House).


Even the very good eleven-minute-long May 16th summary, at “OBAMA, HILLARY CAUGHT In Russia-gate Scheme By Durham Report | Breaking Points”, of the 300-page Durham Report, doesn’t convey the extent of the deceit by the U.S. Government, and by its press, that is getting the world closer and closer each day to WW III over Ukraine. But, after you have read this article, maybe the point will become clear, that Barack Obama (and not ONLY Joe Biden, and perhaps even Donald Trump — for his negligence) must be prosecuted for this, and that then media executives also should be. Because this is really an enormous crime against the world (and cover-up of it); so, it must be done. It needs to be done.

Here’s the opening of a 2,500-word retrospective major ‘news’-report from the Washington Post, on 24 May 2017 [along with my own additions between brackets], concerning the ongoing convoluted cover-up of the coverup of Obamagate (which cover-up continues to this day):


“How a dubious Russian document influenced the FBI’s handling of the Clinton probe”

Washington Post, 24 May 2017 [2,500-word report opens]:

A[n alleged] secret document that officials say played a key role in then-FBI Director James B. Comey’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has long been viewed within the FBI as unreliable and possibly a fake, according to people familiar with its contents.

In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the FBI received what was described as a Russian intelligence document claiming a tacit understanding between the Clinton campaign and the Justice Department over the inquiry into whether she intentionally revealed classified information through her use of a private email server.

The [alleged] Russian document cited a supposed email describing how then-Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch had privately assured someone in the Clinton campaign that the email investigation would not push too deeply into the matter. If true, the revelation of such an understanding would have undermined the integrity of the FBI’s investigation.

Current and former officials have said that Comey relied on the [alleged] document in making his July decision to announce on his own, without Justice Department involvement, that the investigation was over. That public announcement — in which he criticized Clinton and made extensive comments about the evidence — set in motion a chain of other FBI moves that Democrats now say helped Trump win the presidential election.

But according to the FBI’s own assessment, the [alleged] document was bad intelligence — and according to people familiar with its contents, possibly even a fake sent [BY WHOM?to confuse the bureau [allegedly WHY, for what purpose? — they don’t even TOUCH that question]. The Americans mentioned in the [alleged] Russian document insist they do not know each other, do not speak to each other and never had any conversations remotely like the ones described in the [alleged] document. Investigators have long doubted its veracity [but why does this ‘news’paper NOT question the EXISTENCE of that ‘document’?], and by August the FBI had concluded it was unreliable.

FBI Director James B. Comey makes a statement at FBI headquarters on July 5. (Cliff Owen/AP)

The [allegeddocument, obtained by the FBI, was a piece of purported analysis by Russian intelligence, the people said. It referred to an email supposedly written by the then-chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), and sent to Leonard Benardo, an official with the Open Society Foundations, an organization founded by billionaire George Soros and dedicated to promoting democracy [REALLY? How purely stenographic can such ‘journalism’ get, possibly covering-up for the Democratic Party’s biggest donor?].

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