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“But nothing has given the media more excuses to stop reporting the news fairly, if reporting the news at all. Given the plot-twists and speculations and resultant conspiracy theories, this whole charade turns out to be at best a form of special-interest, bureaucratic piffle, but at worse, a blatant smear campaign concocted by corporate, intelligence, and political operatives in order to dupe the public.
As far as investigations are concerned, at this point it is a fishing expedition: an expensive, time-consuming, and ultimately useless investigation that finds nothing regarding what they were initially tasked with investigating, but no less drags it out long enough for someone to get nailed for something unrelated. For them it doesn’t matter anyways. In the end they get what they always wanted: the chance to smear a political opponent while still maintaining a whiff of credibility in the public eye, no matter the amount of deceit it took to get there. ”
originally posted by: LesMisanthrope
I have to be honest—I hope that the Trump/Russia collusion story is proven to be true. I hope the facts prove that Trump was some Manchurian candidate, that he worked with Putin to hack the election in order to advance Russian interests, to keep his golden shower tape hidden, to advance a global nationalist conspiracy, to spread propaganda, undermining democracy and the political process while doing so. I wish Trump’s presidency turns out to be false and that his “base” was cheated by a Russian plant. I would find comfort in the realization that this whole time I was just a thick-headed partisan for being blind and not believing any of it. That is something I and everyone else can live with. It means that even despite the thick-headedness of the devout, the country prevailed over evil, the entire system of checks and balances, congress, the justice department, the intelligence community and free press, works.
But if not the whole thing proves itself to be no more than deep-state dinner theatre. It means that power is consolidated in the hands of faceless and unelected bureaucrats who would abuse their powers and weaponize the state apparatus against their political opponents. And the intelligence community, the past administration, the press, the courts, the authorities—the whole political facade governing the last free country on Earth—is a bloody sham.
originally posted by: infolurker
a reply to: LesMisanthrope
I want every corrupt SOB and organization to be prosecuted, jailed, and their organizations disbanded.
Probably won't happen but it is a pipe dream of mine.
Unlike many of you. I don't care if they have a D or an R behind their name. If they are dirty and corrupt, I have no sympathy.
Mueller has finally laid some charges in the so-called “Russia probe”. The charges, as to be expected, have little if anything to do with Russia,