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Trump doubles down on his remarks last night lauding body slamming of reporter.

Working to delegitimize the press.

And here is the response to last night's remarks from the White House Correspondent's Association:


WaPo 10/18 Conservatives Mount A Whisper Campaign Smearing Khashoggi


Hard-line Republicans and conservative commentators are mounting a whispering campaign against Jamal Khashoggi that is designed to protect President Trump from criticism of his handling of the dissident journalist’s alleged murder by operatives of Saudi Arabia — and support Trump’s continued aversion to a forceful response to the oil-rich desert kingdom.

In recent days, a cadre of conservative House Republicans allied with Trump has been privately exchanging articles from right-wing outlets that fuel suspicion of Khashoggi, highlighting his association with the Muslim Brotherhood in his youth and raising conspiratorial questions about his work decades ago as an embedded reporter covering Osama bin Laden, according to four GOP officials involved in the discussions who were not authorized to speak publicly.

Those aspersions — which many lawmakers have been wary of stating publicly because of the political risks of doing so — have begun to flare into public view as conservative media outlets have amplified the claims, which are aimed in part at protecting Trump as he works to preserve the U.S.-Saudi relationship and avoid confronting the Saudis on human rights.

much more at link

how do we call MIRT?

there's a brand new member with the name promocodes
who has a clickable link in their comment.


editorial cartoons on Khashoggi


from comments section of NYT, on Khashoggi

Mark Leneker
New York, NY1h ago
Times Pick

Trump and his enablers may not know this yet, but Khashoggi is turning into every despot's nightmare, one of the few things no dictator can intimidate, lie out of, or effectively fight against: A Martyr.

Question: Why would Turkey allow the fifteen Saudis to leave the country...

....knowing that Khashoggi had not been seen leaving the consulate?

Especially with surveillance likely picking up the phone transmission in real time?

Here's your mob. Proud Boys.


Pro-Trump Gang Seen In Footage Assaulting Anti-Fascist Protesters In Manhattan
Proud Boys — a misogynistic and anti-Muslim proto-fascist group — pummeled anti-fascist protesters outside a Proud Boys event at a New York Republican club.
By Christopher Mathias

NEW YORK — Minutes after an event at a Manhattan Republican club meant to celebrate violence against leftists, attendees belonging to a proto-fascist, pro-Trump street gang reportedly pummeled three people on the sidewalk in Manhattan’s Upper East Side while shouting homophobic slurs.

Footage posted online by video journalist Sandi Bachom shows a group of men who appear to be Proud Boys — a misogynistic and anti-Muslim fraternity known for committing acts of political violence across the country — kicking and punching three apparent anti-fascist protesters as they lay prone on the sidewalk.

“Do you feel brave now, faggot?” one of the attackers yelled, according to Bachom and another journalist, photographer Shay Horse. Another video shows multiple attackers yelling “faggot.”

More at the link.

NYC GOP vandalized -- Antifa, or false flag? Prior to Proud Boys founder appearance.


It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the location on East 83rd Street on Upper East Side, where windows were broken, doors were spray-painted and glue was put in the locks and on the handles. A threatening message was also left at the scene, telling Republicans the "attack is merely beginning."

"Tonight, we put the Republican Party on notice, in defiance to the policy of mass misery they championed," the note read. "The US government has established concentration camps around the country for Latino people, shamelessly murder black people, and continues its war machine that has slaughtered Muslim people with impunity for decades."

New York Republican Chairman Ed Cox held a press conference Friday with Manhattan GOP Chairwoman A.J. Catsimatidis and others to condemn the crimes and call on Democrats to cease inciting these attacks and urge civility.

"You will see this is an act of political violence done by cowards in the middle of the night," Cox said. "And all Democratic officials, whether elected or otherwise, (need) to condemn this act of violence."

Here's yer mob. Apparently

Look at Kamala Harris question a very careful and slightly nervous Director Wray.


He's very uncomfortable trying to answer her questions about the Kavanaugh investigation.

I assume he was under oath here.

Yale holocaust historian w/Brian Williams 10/9 - dangers of calling news HOAX or FAKE

Timothy Snyder's book "On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons From The Twentieth Century" is essential reading now. $7.95.

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