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  • Chinese Propaganda Outlet Paid Millions to Washington Post, Wall Street Journal to run advertisements that look to some like news reports.

    06/09/2020 1:40:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/09/2020 | Zachary Steiber
    A Chinese propaganda outlet paid millions of dollars to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal to run advertisements that look to some like news reports. New documents filed with the U.S. Department of Justice show China Daily paid over $4.6 million to the Post and nearly $6 million to the Journal since November 2016. China Daily, an English-language newspaper, is overseen by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) Publicity Department, the governmental agency in charge of disseminating propaganda. Over the past few years, it has spent millions running supplements—called “China Watch”—containing propaganda disguised as news, in major U.S. newspapers...
  • The Protest That Ended Social Distancing: Newark’s mayor spoke at a rally that was peaceful but flouted Covid rules.

    06/01/2020 1:12:28 PM PDT · by karpov · 3 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2020 | Michael Tracey
    Newark, N.J. ‘To all the jackasses out there who we now have to carry—get with the program,” Gov. Phil Murphy fulminated on Twitter April 6. “We know who you are and we will not relent until we have 100% compliance.” On May 2 he added: “ATTN KNUCKLEHEADS: KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE #FlattenTheCurve.” But New Jersey relented on Saturday as thousands massed in the streets of Newark, the state’s most populous city. While many protesters did avail themselves of masks, standing 6 feet apart—as per the state’s oft-repeated guidelines—was impossible. Mr. Murphy’s prohibition on “outdoor gatherings” was still in effect, although...
  • Trump rips WSJ editorial warning him not to be 'impulsive' on Afghanistan

    05/18/2020 9:29:33 AM PDT · by RandFan · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/18/20 11:48 AM EDT | BY JOE CONCHA
    President Trump slammed the Wall Street Journal's editorial board on Monday, a day after it warned him against being "impulsive" when making decisions on Afghanistan. "The Wall Street Journal Editorial states that it doesn’t want me to act in an 'impulsive' manner in Afghanistan. Could somebody please explain to them that we have been there for 19 years, and while soldier counts are way down now, hardly impulsive," the president tweeted to his 80 million followers. "Besides, the Taliban is mixed about even wanting us to get out," Trump added. "They make a fortune $$$ by having us stay, and...
  • Adam Schiff: Wall Street Journal editorial board has 'no credibility'

    05/18/2020 6:02:11 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 18, 2020 | Daniel Chaitin
    Rep. Adam Schiff said the Wall Street Journal editorial board, which has been heavily critical of his work as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has "no credibility." The California Democrat told the Daily Beast in a podcast last week that the Wall Street Journal has become a "Trumpist" newspaper when asked to respond to an editorial that urged people to not trust him anymore because of how he "spread falsehoods shamelessly" for three years with his repeated claims of there being evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
  • Wall Street Journal Shouldn’t Apologize for Article Criticizing China’s Communist Party

    02/29/2020 8:46:05 AM PST · by Twotone · 7 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | February 27, 2020 | Kenny Xu
    The Wall Street Journal should stand firm in the face of China’s action last week to rescind the media credentials of three Journal reporters and order them to leave the country. Chinese authorities said the expulsion was over the Journal’s publishing a commentary by academic Walter Russell Mead headlined “China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia,” which addresses the communist nation’s economic fragility and the worldwide effects of a possible Chinese collapse. The Chinese government claimed that use of the term “Sick Man of Asia” in the headline of the Feb. 3 article was racist toward the Chinese people....
  • FBI Agent Said Andrew McCabe Apologized For Role In Media Leak

    01/01/2020 6:53:00 PM PST · by bitt · 34 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/1/2020 | chuck ross
    Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe apologized to an FBI investigator after changing his story regarding a leak to the media in October 2016, according to documents released Tuesday. McCabe was interviewed May 9, 2017, the same day James Comey was fired as FBI director, regarding two separate leaks to the media. During the interview, FBI agents also asked McCabe whether he knew how FBI information wound up in an Oct. 23, 2016, Wall Street Journal article about an investigation of the Clinton Foundation. McCabe said during that sit-down he did not know how the Journal story came about, but...
  • WSJ Columnist Kimberley Strassel Details What the Democrats Are Really Doing with This Impeachment Holdup Game

    12/31/2019 8:55:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/31/2019 | Matt Vespa
    The Senate Republican playbook should be put House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on mute and get this trial started. Pelosi and the Democrats have no say in the matter. They don’t. And by withholding the articles of impeachment against President Trump because they know it faces certain death in the Republican Senate creates a new constitutional crisis of its own. This isn’t about a fair trial. As Wall Street Journal columnist Kimberley Strassel noted, a trial would only further degrade their position in the polls on this impeachment push. It was never popular from the start, and now it’s underwater nationally. It’s...
  • Fusion GPS founders to release book on Trump’s ties with Russia

    10/14/2019 6:54:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | October 14, 2019 | Luke Harding
    Book includes how Steele was commissioned to write dossier Robert Reich: Trump is an international mobster The former journalists Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch are to publish a book on Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia, including an account of how they commissioned the British ex-spy Christopher Steele to write his dossier on the future president. Crime in Progress: The Secret History of the Trump-Russia Investigation will be published in December by Penguin Random House in the US and UK. Simpson and Fritsch founded the Washington intelligence firm Fusion GPS. In summer 2015, it began investigating Trump and Moscow. It hired...
  • Barr’s Requests for Foreign Help Prompt Backlash in Australia, Italy, U.K.

    10/06/2019 3:10:06 PM PDT · by Mariner · 51 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | October 6th, 2019 | Aruna Viswanatha and Sadie Gurman in Washington and Giovanni Legorano
    <p>Attorney General William Barr is sowing discord in several foreign capitals, going outside usual channels to seek help from allies in reviewing the origins of a U.S. counterintelligence investigation begun during the 2016 presidential campaign.</p> <p>By meeting directly with foreign leaders—rather than relying on investigator-to-investigator channels—Mr. Barr has stirred up domestic politics in some of the countries he has tapped for assistance.</p>
  • US attorney recommends proceeding with charges against McCabe, as DOJ rejects last-ditch appeal

    09/12/2019 10:30:29 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 124 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 12, 2019 | Jake Gibson
    U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official. McCabe appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to the deputy attorney general, but the department rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation.
  • “Who Paints Rolls of Toilet Paper and Cigarettes?”

    08/28/2019 5:47:41 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 8-28-19 | MOTUS
    After all my well-founded rants against the Wall Street Journal I find myself tempted to renew my expiring subscription after all.  How else will I be able to stay on top of important art world news like this: New Game Plan for a Smithsonian Showcase. When Melissa Chiu was hired to run the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., five years ago, she took a hard look at its collection and found the holdings were strong in modern sculptors like Henry Moore but weak in works by women and anyone living outside the U.S. or Europe… You...
  • Trade Wars Are Sending Jobs Elsewhere

    07/25/2019 3:56:31 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 24, 2019 | Matthew J. Slaughter
    The costs of America’s trade disputes with the world continue to mount. Academic studies document clearly, for example, that new U.S. tariffs on washing machines and other products have raised U.S. consumer prices of those goods, thereby cutting into Americans’ real incomes. New government data suggest that another cost is building. Foreign direct investment into America by multinational companies headquartered abroad is falling. In 2015 and 2016, America’s FDI inflows totaled $482 billion and $486 billion, respectively. Soon after taking office in January 2017, President Trump launched several new trade disputes; that year FDI into the U.S. tumbled nearly 40%...
  • White House Wanted USS John McCain ‘Out of Sight’ During Trump Japan Visit

    05/29/2019 6:31:23 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 74 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 5/30/2019 | Rebecca Ballhaus and Gordon Lubold
    The White House wanted the U.S. Navy to move “out of sight” a warship named for the late Sen. John McCain, a war hero who became a frequent target of President Trump’s ire, ahead of the president’s visit to Japan last week, according to an email reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. In a May 15 email to U.S. Navy and Air Force officials, a U.S. Indo-Pacific Command official outlined plans for the president’s arrival that he said had resulted from conversations between the White House Military Office and the Seventh Fleet of the U.S. Navy. In addition to instructions...
  • BREAKING: Steele Dossier Reportedly Began As Early As 2007!

    05/18/2019 7:51:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 78 replies
    en Volve ^ | 5/18/2019 | Doyle Alexander
    Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) appeared on Fox News’ “Hannity” this week to discuss the origins of the Steele dossier. He said it should really be called the “Simpson” dossier. Although Christopher Steele likely contributed “stories” to the dossier, and his years of experience in British intelligence lent credence to the document, Nunes believes that Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson may actually have written the majority of it. In his book “Spygate,” journalist Dan Bongino makes the same case. He points out the striking similarities between articles Simpson and his wife, Mary Jacoby wrote for the Wall Street Journal in 2007...
  • Did President Obama Read the ‘Steele Dossier’ in the White House Last August?

    12/21/2017 9:19:10 AM PST · by CreviceTool · 38 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | December 20, 2017 | Lee Smith
    A Tablet investigation using public sources to trace the evolution of the now-famous dossier suggests that central elements of the Russiagate scandal emerged not from the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s top-secret “sources” in the Russian government—which are unlikely to exist separate from Russian government control—but from a series of stories that Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson and his wife Mary Jacoby co-wrote for The Wall Street Journal well before Fusion GPS existed, and Donald Trump was simply another loud-mouthed Manhattan real estate millionaire.
  • Chinese billionaire tied to $6.5 million payment for Stanford met with Trump

    05/03/2019 2:55:27 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 63 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 03 May 2019 | Eva Dou
    Not long after his daughter got into Stanford University with the help of a $6.5 million payment, Chinese pharmaceutical billionaire Zhao Tao met with President Trump to promote a key Beijing foreign-policy initiative. [The MSM never stops, does it? For those who don't know, the WSJ news section has always been center-left, or worse.]
  • Jeb: How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good.

    03/31/2019 2:30:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 68 replies
    Jeb Bush Twitter ^ | 4:19 AM - 18 Mar 2019 | Jeb Bush
    How Are Those Steel Tariffs Working? Not so good. https://t.co/z5TwS7ZcyX— Jeb Bush (@JebBush) March 18, 2019
  • WSJ: Obama Admin Must Account for ‘Abuse of Surveillance Powers’ [Trump Tweet]

    03/25/2019 7:09:10 PM PDT · by matt1234 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 25MAR2019 | Donald Trump
    WSJ: Obama Admin Must Account for ‘Abuse of Surveillance Powers’ https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/03/25/wsj-time-for-obama-admin-to-account-for-historic-abuse-of-government-surveillance-powers/ … via @BreitbartNews
  • The Real Story of the Flynn Hearing

    12/19/2018 8:22:21 PM PST · by bitt · 75 replies
    wsj opinion ^ | 12/19/2018 | Michael Leeden
    The dramatic Tuesday hearing for former national security adviser Mike Flynn didn’t produce a sentence. Instead, Judge Emmet Sullivan gave Mr. Flynn a delay to reconsider his options. I was in the courtroom, and my reading of Judge Sullivan’s treatment of Mr. Flynn (with whom I co-wrote a 2016 book) was rather different from what most reporters have said and written. Judge Sullivan repeatedly invited Mr. Flynn to reconsider his guilty plea on a charge of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Judge Sullivan stressed that he had not presided over earlier proceedings in the case and that he...
  • The Political Distortion of Language

    10/08/2018 3:36:35 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | October 7, 2018
    American political discourse gets worse by the day, a lesson we’ve seen first-hand again this weekend. The Twitter mob on the political left is claiming that our Saturday editorial headline, “Susan Collins Consents,” was intended as a sly “rape joke.” The editorial praised Maine Senator Collins for her thoughtful speech on Friday explaining her support for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. We said her thorough consideration was an exemplary case of fulfilling the Senate’s “advice and consent” duty under the Constitution. Senators are supposed to offer their advice and then offer or withhold their consent for a presidential nominee. The...