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Wed Oct 10, 2018, 06:35 AM

 

Christopher Steele Breaks 18-Month Silence With Swipe at Trump

Source: Daily Beast



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Christopher Steele—the former British secret agent who compiled the infamous dossier about Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia—has broken an 18-month silence to take a swipe at the president. Steele praised people who speak “unpalatable truths to power” and condemned Trump’s administration as “distorted and one-sided.” He was writing in Vanity Fair after being named one of the 100 most influential people in the media, politics, entertainment, and finance. “In these strange and troubling times, it is hard to speak unpalatable truths to power, but I believe we all still have a duty to do so,” he wrote. “I salute those on your list, and otherwise, who have had the courage to speak out over the last year, often at great personal cost. At a time when governance is so distorted and one-sided, as I believe it currently is in the United States, the media has a key role to play in holding it accountable.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/christopher-steele-breaks-18-month-silence-with-swipe-at-trump

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Reply Christopher Steele Breaks 18-Month Silence With Swipe at Trump (Original post)
laserhaas Oct 2018 OP
watoos Oct 2018 #1
llmart Oct 2018 #5
watoos Oct 2018 #6
llmart Oct 2018 #7
watoos Oct 2018 #9
laserhaas Oct 2018 #24
Duppers Oct 2018 #13
Nitram Oct 2018 #15
laserhaas Oct 2018 #17
Nitram Oct 2018 #18
laserhaas Oct 2018 #19
Nitram Oct 2018 #20
laserhaas Oct 2018 #22
The Wizard Oct 2018 #11
watoos Oct 2018 #12
Athenapallas Oct 2018 #2
watoos Oct 2018 #3
Athenapallas Oct 2018 #4
Eyeball_Kid Oct 2018 #14
dlk Oct 2018 #8
SunSeeker Oct 2018 #10
laserhaas Oct 2018 #16
Nitram Oct 2018 #21
laserhaas Oct 2018 #23
Nitram Oct 2018 #25
laserhaas Oct 2018 #26

Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:11 AM

1. Glad to see he mentioned the media

 

He could have been more critical of them also, they enabled and enable Trump to this very day.

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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:50 AM

5. The media's to blame for having the orange anus in our WH.

The amount of free air time they gave that shithead was despicable. I won't forget that.

Even this morning I had to turn off Good Morning America quickly before they started shoving the porn star of a flotus down our throats. You know very well that Trump gave her her marching orders to be more visible and do more interviews this close to an important election, so here we go. I couldn't turn off the TV fast enough.

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Response to llmart (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:06 AM

6. The importance that the corporate media plays is enormous.

 

I see we have another thread about the latest Trump hate fest rally in Iowa with the angry mob chanting lock her up to DiFi. Meanwhile, no coverage of the investigation into Trump's server being connected to the Russian Alfa bank.

I also see that the NRA's contributions to Repugs is down 90% this year seeing as it is under FBI investigation.

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Response to watoos (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:14 AM

7. Yep.

I get so furious that the really important issues aren't even reported.

People wonder why I don't have cable or why I don't listen to NPR much any longer. As far as I'm concerned, they are useless in their pseudo attempt at appeasing their corporate masters.

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Response to llmart (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:22 AM

9. It's sad what happened to NPR

 

Hell it's sad what happened to all of the M$M. I go for a drive once in a while because I have Sirius in my car just to listen to real progressive news.

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Response to watoos (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 12:19 PM

24. This is what a real progressive journo has to say @bout today

 



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Though Sirota has pissed me off, we supported his wife's campaign in Colorado.

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Response to watoos (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:13 AM

13. Rachel covered the TRump server-Alfa Bank

Connection last night. Spent some time talking about it and how it had been ignored.

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Response to llmart (Reply #5)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:07 AM

15. Ease off on the media-bashing. It's an easy out, and thee media does make mistakes. But

without the media we'd be totally fucked. Everything you know is by virtue of good reporting by the media. Its an easy target, but it's the wrong one. Russia and the GOP are the villains here, not the media.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 02:18 PM

17. Do you work for media?

 

I have many good reasons to bash main stream as being lame stream; and just as much on our, so called, activists realms (like Rolling Stone).

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #17)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 10:04 PM

18. No need to be nasty, haas. Can't you just engage in a calm discussion with a fellow liberal?

No, I don't work for the media. I work in resource conservation and watershed management. Consider this. Trump hates the media. Why do you think that is? The right wing hate the media (except for Fox News and right wing talk radio). Why do you think that is? Wake up and figure out that the media is not going to be the equivalent of advertising for the left. But they have been exposing and reporting on every single illegal, immoral, and undemocratic action of the right. Only losers blame the media for everything. It is time you focussed on the politicians on the right who are destroying our democracy and the corporations and wealthy donors that are warping our democratic system. Attacking the media does Putin's work for him, dude. Wake up! Putin hates our media too. Tump hates our media. Grassley hates our media. Graham hates our media. McConnell hates out media. Paul Ryan hates our media. They must be doing a great deal right. Cut them a little slack. We need the media.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #18)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 11:46 PM

19. I hate our media. And my asking a question is not nasty

 

Calling me Haas - pissed me off

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:55 AM

20. Sorry to piss you off. I gather that's not very hard to do. Suggsting that I defend the American

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media because I am paid by them is nasty in the extreme. Why else would you ask what line of work I'm in? By the way, what line of work are you in?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #20)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:49 AM

22. My career is taking down bad guys, protected by corruption

 

As for your pretense of defense of the main stream media, I'll let one if their own set you straight.



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Response to watoos (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:54 AM

11. The Swift Boat Veterans for Truth

ran their anti Kerry ad a handful of times. Most of their on air exposure was presented as news by the media, lending it an air of credibility. The media is far from liberal. News was never for profit / ratings until Reagan vetoed the Fairness Doctrine restoration. What followed was / is hate radio and Pox News(propaganda) 24 / 7 Republican campaign ad.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:03 AM

12. Karl Rove at his dirtiest.

 

The thing is that it isn't just Fox and AM radio, CNN and msnbc run the same right wing narratives, they merely put a progressive slant to it.

I have used this example many times. Fox says that Obama beats his wife, CNN says it needs more information, and msnbc says No he doesn't. What's the difference? All 3 are still talking about the same narrative.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:23 AM

2. History will show Mr. Steele to be a true hero in saving American Democracy.

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Response to Athenapallas (Reply #2)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:34 AM

3. It's up to us to save our democracy this November.

 

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Response to watoos (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 07:49 AM

4. Of course BUT Mr. Steele tried to warn us and he has continued to Champion

American Democracy. We ourselves must do our part in November.

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Response to Athenapallas (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 09:14 AM

14. We're it not for Steele and a few USIC

agents, we’d be under the thumb of Trump-turned- Duterte and Robert Mueller would still be in private practice.

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:21 AM

8. Well Said!

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 08:53 AM

10. K & R

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Response to laserhaas (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2018, 02:16 PM

16. Main stream lies, so much, it is hard to tell, the truths

 

It make take another year, or more, before Mueller is done.

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #16)

Sat Oct 13, 2018, 01:10 PM

21. laser, where do you get your information if not from the media? Online sites like The Beast, etc get

most of their information from media sources like the Washington Post and the NY Times. Adults in this say and age jut have to learn to triangulate different sources of news to figure out what the truth is. Without the media we'd know nothing.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #21)

Wed Oct 17, 2018, 11:56 AM

23. Bull Shit!

 

My case has been in the media over 169 times.

How much experience do you have with the media telling stories about you?

Shheesshh

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Response to laserhaas (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 08:55 AM

25. I sense your anger stems from the misreporting of your own case.

Which case is that?

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Response to Nitram (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 01:33 PM

26. Being that my case has been in news more than 169 times

 

And several documentaries (including several American Greed) you are - dam straight - that I'm pissed about my case.

But, not only mine. There's the case of Meryl Lanson, that of UCLA Law Professor LoPucki, Asst US Attorney Rick Convertino, that of Mark Feathers, or Richard Fine.

And Cameron Todd Willingham (who Perry murdered)

As for my case, it is Toys R Us and Trump related. Warned many in the media that Toys R Us would go BK; and I sued Trump to prevent it (seeking TRO against Jay Clayton for SEC). They knew the case would go viral, so a Fed Clerk in D.C. illegally refused to docket my case for 9 weeks - until it was too late.

Main stream has been lame stream, concerning our cases

Not a single media outlet, other than Activist Post's Aaron Kessel, has addressed this nationally significant & important issue of Clerk tampering with cases in an obstructive manner.




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