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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:13 AM

Beware Election False Flags

I am up early this morning, election insomnia disorder. Mike Allen was on “First Look” and he was either concern trolling or giving US a warning. There is not enough information available to me to accept his concerns as facts or speculation.

He claims there is a possibility that Russians or their puppets may try to interfere with election results if they are not what President Trump wants. If they cannot do it with direct hacking, they will launch a media campaign to discredit the election results.

As Ms. Maddow has said in the past, “Talk me down”. Is Allen a credible source?


Mike Allen, Jim VandeHei

Oct 25

Playing with fire

The big picture: With President Trump fanning fear ahead of the midterms a dozen days from now, the nation's political discourse is on track to be even hotter and more volatile during the 2020 campaign than it was when he ran the first time. We are playing with fire — and there are piles of dry kindling stacked throughout America and American politics right now.
Right wingers, led by radio hosts, quickly claimed (without evidence) a conspiracy against them.

"On the pro-Trump Internet, ... the once-fringe idea of politically motivated 'false flag' attacks [was pushed] into the mainstream," per the WashPost.

Extreme language can inspire extreme deeds.

When Trump calls the media the "enemy of the people," some are bound to take that literally.

Why it matters: "The discovery of pipe bombs targeting prominent Democratic politicians and CNN is raising the threat of election-season violence largely unknown in the U.S. — and prompting uncomfortable questions about the consequences of leaders' increasingly vitriolic rhetoric," AP's Steve Peoples and Ken Thomas write.
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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:17 AM

1. While not commenting on this particular article...

...VandeHei and Allen are garbage.

Don't ever read anything from them, and also avoid Axios. Those two founded Axios. Previously they founded Politico, which was horrible while they were there.

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Mon Nov 5, 2018, 07:21 AM

2. Thanks for the info.

I never read the rag but thought it was worth exposing the kind of guests given airtime on MSNBC.

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