I find it hilarious how CNN constantly twists and bends the news to fit their narrative. Some of us are actually fighting that narrative, and I feel compelled to join the fight.
Basically, the proposal is to limit immigration to people who will be financially secure, integrate successfully, and actually benefit our economy with skills and innovation. Guess what? New Zealand does this. MEXICO does this. Japan does this. But no one calls Japan’s immigration policies racist. No one attacks Mexico’s policies.
Firstly, Acosta is a freaking journalist. That’s it. A vague title that anyone could claim. I COULD CLAIM. Probably better, because I source my stuff. He has no place to make philosophical arguments to Miller. Especially when the organization that feeds him and his family is demonstrably racist, divisive, and corrupt. Of all the people to lecture Miller….sheesh.
BTW, English is not racist. Nor is innovation. Nor is integration or usefulness.
Firstly, I’m amazed CNN can mention his name without a trace of irony, wincing, or someone being suicided after hours.
For those of you who don’t know, Seth Rich is most likely the DNC e-mail leaker. Not Russia. Which makes sense why a CNN journalist with clear political bias would want to crush that likely connection. The truth totally fucks up the Russia narrative, and paints Hillary Clinton and the DNC like the slime they are. Like how they are now using veterans as front-men and women to try to recapture the rust belt. They realized that good people support veterans for their sacrifice and try to weasel in on that cash cow by selecting a handful of “progressive” vets. Even though they are more centrist, and were probably paid off. Or threatened.
Here is the timeline from their stupid article. My attacks will be in bold Red.
* July 10, 2016
: Rich, 27, is shot to death in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, DC
. He was shot several times including at least once in the back just after 4 am. Police said at the time of the murder they believed Rich was murdered after resisting an attempted robbery. Rich was involved in voter participation activities at the DNC. I’m sure that isn’t ALL he was doing. Especially since wikileaks put up money for information about his death. Of course Cillizza would leave that out.
* July 12, 2016
The conspiracy theories of Rich’s death begin to circulate — primarily via Reddit
. The fact that the valuables Rich was carrying were not taken in the attempted robbery are seen as the key to the conspiracy, although it could also be because the robbery was botched. When you rob someone, and shoot them a bunch, you might as well take the goods. Especially in DC. FYI…they still haven’t caught the “muggers.” So they couldn’t have been spooked by a witness.
* July 22, 2016
: WikiLeaks releases more than 19,000 DNC emails obtained via a hack
. A few of the emails paint DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz as dismissive of Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign, confirming what many Sanders’ supporters had long believed. (Wasserman Schultz is later forced to resign
.) Then gets swept up in the Awan scandal (still unfolding.) But seriously, look into the Awan thing. That family is effed up. “Forced” to resign. She did that to herself.
* July 25, 2016
: The FBI announces it is opening an investigation into the DNC hack. Word also leaks out that federal investigators had warned the DNC about the possibility of a hack back in 2015
. Which you cleverly left out the fact the DNC STILL refuses to hand over their servers to the FBI. Odd, isn’t it? You’d think they would WANT that.
* July 27, 2016
: Trump holds a press conference during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia
in which he openly urges Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump says. Russia, if you’re reading this. I still hope you do. Or Belgium. Or freaking Lagos State in Nigeria. I don’t care who does.
* Fall 2016
: Jack Burkman, a Republican lobbyist, gets in touch with the Rich
family. He puts up more than $100,000 in reward money for anyone with knowledge of Seth’s murder. Yet no one gets the reward….because assassins don’t like to leave traces.
* Jan 3. 2017
: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tells Fox News’ Sean Hannity that Russia didn’t provide his organization with the hacked DNC emails
. (By this time, the CIA, FBI and NSA are all unanimous
in their belief that the WikiLeaks’ hacks originated in Russia with the express purpose of helping to elected Trump.) One way the emails could have gotten from Russia to Wikileaks is through a “cut-out
” or middle man. Actually, if you read the report, you find a bunch of IP addresses, crappy forensics, that don’t tie any of the leaks to Russia at all. Sorry. READ IT! Besides, how could they? When the DNC WON’T turn over their servers? Despite petitions from progressives to do so?
* Jan. 4, 2017
: Trump tweets this
: “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could have hacked Podesta’ – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!” All true. See? Not a hack from outside, but probably done by USB. See the Forensicator.
* February 2017: Butowsky, the Dallas businessman, calls Wheeler and, it appears from the lawsuit, offers to pay him to look into the circumstances surrounding Rich’s death. Separately, according to the lawsuit, Wheeler shows up at a February 28 meeting with Butowsky and is “surprised” that Malia Zimmerman, the Fox News reporter, is there as well. He’s then told Butowsky and Zimmerman are working together.
* April 20, 2017: Butowsky and Wheeler meet with White House press secretary Sean Spicer. Wheeler says in his complaint that they provided the press secretary with a summary of Wheeler’s investigation’s finding to date.
* May 14, 2017: Butowsky tells Wheeler that President Trump has read the Zimmerman story and wants it published immediately, according to Wheeler’s lawsuit. Butowsky has said his note to Wheeler was a friendly joke.
* May 15, 2017
: Butowsky sends an email to a variety of on-air talent and off-air producers for Fox News letting them know the Zimmerman story is about to post, according to Wheeler’s complaint. “One of the big conclusions we need to draw from this is that the Russians did not hack our computer systems and steal emails and there was no collusion like Trump with the Russians,” he writes. It’s not clear who, if anyone, read or used this email at Fox News.Because there wasn’t. Until there is tangible proof, no one should believe anything. Just because someone you don’t like rejects an idea, doesn’t mean the idea is true. You have to go off of who is providing the actual forensic research, the sources. Providing actual data so people can make up their OWN mind. Instead of “Everything you’re learning about this, you’re learning from us.” Right, you damned Orwellian monsters.
* May 16, 2017
: The Zimmerman story is published on Fox News’ website. In it, Wheeler is quoted as saying “my investigation up to this point shows that there was some degree of email exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.” Wheeler is also quoted as saying that someone within the DC government or the DNC is blocking the investigation into the Rich murder from going forward. Wheeler almost immediately begins to backtrack. In the lawsuit, he insists the quotes attributed to him were fabricated. You realize the Zimmerman story isn’t a single source I’ve used? Also, the theory behind Seth Rich’s death long preceded the Zimmerman stuff. It originally started when watchdogs were staying alert for leakers and journalists being killed. Even when they said they would never commit suicide and to watch their back. Makufka isn’t the nicest fellow in the world, but he did deeply analyse the Clintons. Once he died, we all started watching carefully for unexpected deaths of leakers.
* May 16, 2017: Spicer is asked about the story in the White House daily press briefing. “I don’t — I’m not aware of — generally, I don’t get updates on DNC — former DNC staffers,” he says. “I’m not aware of that.”
* May 21, 2017:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up on the report
in an interview with “Fox & Friends.” “It turns out, it wasn’t the Russians,” says Gingrich. “It was this young guy who, I suspect, was disgusted by the corruption of the Democratic National Committee. He’s been killed, and apparently nothing serious has been done to investigate his murder.” Gingrich is one of a number of conservative commentators who spread the story; Hannity and Breitbart News also play the story up as confirmation that the Russian meddling narrative was a ruse and that the hacking was an inside job. Again, Cizzle cherry picks his sources to fit this bizarre narrative. That there actually IS a Russian conspiracy and its being covered up.
* May 23, 2017
: Fox News retracts the Zimmerman story
. “The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting,” reads a statement on the Fox website. “Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed.” Fox News says it’s still investigating internally and has no evidence that Wheeler was misquoted High degree of editorial Scrutiny? How about a sound bite from Seymour Hersh? A pulitzer prize winner from 2004, I believe. Exposed Abu Ghraib, and taking on the Bush administration. I know the website is crazy, but its the only one I found with the written transcript AND a link to the audio. Again, so people can see for themselves. This essentially confirms he is the leaker.
* May 23, 2017
: The parents of Rich write a piece in the Washington Post headlined: “We’re Seth Rich’s parents. Stop politicizing our son’s murder
.” In it, they write:
“Law-enforcement officials told us that Seth’s murder looked like a botched robbery attempt in which the assailants — after shooting our son — panicked, immediately ran and abandoned Seth’s personal belongings. We have seen no evidence, by any person at any time, that Seth’s murder had any connection to his job at the Democratic National Committee or his life in politics. Anyone who claims to have such evidence is either concealing it from us or lying.” Or just sharing it. Like I just did.
They also note that their son’s personal email and computer were searched by police and “revealed no evidence of any communications with anyone at WikiLeaks or anyone associated with WikiLeaks.” Except apparently there IS evidence for communication with Wikileaks. See Seymour’s work. Who is far more credible than the Cizzler.
May 23, 2017
: Hannity says he will stop talking about the Rich murder
after an appeal from Seth’s brother. “Please do not interpret what I’m saying tonight to mean anything,” Hannity adds. “Don’t read into this. I promise you I am not going to stop doing my job. To the extent of my ability, I am not going to stop finding the truth. … At the proper time we should continue and talk a lot more.” We should.
August 1, 2017
: NPR’s David Folkenflik is first to report about the existence of Wheeler’s lawsuit. He talks to Spicer who admits that he met with Butowksy and Wheeler on April 20. “It had nothing to do with advancing the president’s domestic agenda — and there was no agenda,”Spicer tells Folkenflik
. “They were just informing me of the [Fox] story.”
August 1, 2017: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabeee Sanders is asked about the Wheeler lawsuit. “The President had no knowledge of the story, and it’s completely untrue that he or the White House had involvement in the story,” she said. “Beyond that, this is ongoing litigation, and I’d refer you to the actual parties involved, which aren’t the White House.” As you can see, the evidence I listed, the sources, and the investigative journalism from pulitzer prize winning researchers, and forensic proofs provided….widely deviate from this…loose pile of garbage. Cillizza has a…loose collection of associations. No evidence or documents to give, a time line that is way too short, huge amounts of lies by omission… The shit of it is, I’m not even a journalist. Or an investigator. I’m a dude with an opinion and the sense to look for supporting documents. That is all. Fuck him and all the biased cronies like him. No one trusts your lies anymore.