Skip to comments.Inside the Media's Desperate Cover-Up of 'Obamagate'
Posted on 05/16/2020 9:35:37 PM PDT by MarvinStinson
How does Watergate differ from Obamagate?
Journalists led the charge to uncover the first. But now? Now journalists are leading the coverup of the second.
J. Peder Zane has illustrated the media coverup exactly:
This weeks news that at least 39 Obama officials had unmasked Lt. Gen. Michael Flynns private conversations during the last month of their administration seemed a little shocking. Today, major media outlets are telling readers and viewers that the practice is routine.
A CNN headline told readers, Trump pushes 'Obamagate' conspiracy based on routine intel activity.
Obamas Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN contributor, told his viewers that it is routine to unmask Americans who are communicating with foreigners under surveillance.
Yahoo News told its readers unmaskings are routine.
New York Times reporter Charlie Savage tweeted the practice is so "routine" that under President Trump, the National Security Agency handled 10,000 unmasking requests last year and 17,000 requests in 2018 an average of 37 per day over the two years.
Over at MSNBC it was host Nicole Wallace leading the coverup for corruption by dirty cops and bureaucrats - and celebrated for doing so by Mediaites Reed Richardson. The Mediaite headline: "'Political Version of the Tooth Fairy: MSNBCs Nicolle Wallace Rakes Trump Over the Coals for Obamagate Conspiracy."
Richardson opened with praise for the MSNBC hosts role in the Obamagate media coverup this way:
MSNBCs Nicolle Wallace fully skewered President Donald Trumps attempts to get his base to believe in a Obamagate conspiracy against him, laughing off the desperate effort as no more than the political version of the Tooth Fairy.
Back at The New York Times, the Trump-hating Michelle Goldberg headlined: Obamagate Is a Fake Scandal. Rick Bright Described a Real One.
The darkest winter in modern history may soon be upon us, while Trumpists are obsessed with a new conspiracy theory.
Recently people on the right have started pushing a ludicrous pseudo-scandal theyre calling Obamagate. It holds that investigations by Barack Obamas administration into Russias attack on the 2016 U.S. presidential election were a form of illicit sabotage of Donald Trump and his team.
Obamagate exists to rewrite the history of Robert Muellers investigation into Russian interference to make Trump the victim
Nice try, Michelle. This is like blaming The Washington Post for investigating Watergate because Richard Nixon had humiliated the papers favorite 1972 presidential candidate George McGovern in a 49 state election landslide.
Ahhhh .no. Watergate really, in fact, involved genuine corruption with a president ahem .abusing the FBI and CIA to investigate his political enemies. And The Washington Post, famously led by executive editor Ben Bradlee and investigative reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, spent endless hours uncovering exactly what happened and publishing the facts.
Over at Slate, this was the cover-up headline: 'Obamagate' Wasnt Even a Scandal the First Time. Here we go again: There was nothing nefarious about the unmasking of Michael Flynn.
This jewel by Fred Kaplan begins this way:
President Donald Trumps clamor over an alleged scandal he calls Obamagatea conspiracy theory buoyed up by Republican senators, the Wall Street Journal editorial page, and even the acting director of national intelligenceis, in fact, a big pile of hooey, and anyone familiar with national security secrets knows it.
Got all that?
What all of these Obamagate deniers are about is a determined effort to journalistically cover-up what arguably is the biggest scandal in American history a silent coup attempt against a President of the United States by a collection of dirty cops and dirty bureaucrats.
These media cover-up artists are about nothing less than covering up this scandal by to borrow from Hillary Clinton - picturing the investigation into Obamagate as nothing more than a vast rightwing conspiracy theory that is a big pile of hooey
As former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy noted here at National Review, in an excerpt from his bestseller Ball of Collusion: The Plot to Rig an Election and Destroy a Presidency:
On January 12, 2017, The Washington Posts David Ignatius published a leak from an unidentified senior U.S. government official, describing Flynns communications with Kislyak after Obama announced the anti-Russia sanctions.
That leak, which clearly came from that senior U.S. government official who had access to the unmasking of General Flynn was a federal crime. That is a fact.
So too are all those texts between the FBIs Peter Strzok and Lisa Page about stopping the Trump presidency facts. So too is it fact that ex-FBI Director James Comey is captured on-video tape bragging that he sent FBI agents to the White House deliberately taking advantage of the usual chaos surrounding a new presidential teams arrival to investigate General Flynn. So too is it a fact the FBI did not tell Flynn he was being investigated and never told him he should have a lawyer present. And yes, so too is it a fact that recently released FBI notes reveal the Bureau was asking itself if the goal was to get him to lie, so we can prosecute him or get him fired.
And on and on and on.
There is one other hard core fact. That would be that unlike Watergate, mainstream media journalists are now involved in a determined effort to cover-up the massive political scandal that is Obamagate.
Means to an end.
Leftists will not stop until they have us all in gulags.
We think they are like us, they are not.
The other secrets inside Grenells satchel are the key to the biggest political scandal in US history
If Hillary Clinton can get away with all she did the rest of these rats are going to get away with all they’ve done too.
Sorry to beat a dead horse but YOU CAN NOT UNMASK SOMEBODY UNLESS YOU ARE SPYING ON THEM!!!!!!
Thanks...very interesting article!!
I canceled my cable, to end my contribution to CNN etc al. Commercial TV horrible.
Man American Stinker sure is messed up with ads and is slow to scroll
Good info though, and lots of links to other info continuations.
Enemy of the people.
Their excuse is they were spying on the Russian on the other end of the call.
Still it was illegal to unmask Flynn
And on it goes from there...Biden et al did the unmasking.
I never thought that, and I doubt anyone on this site did either.
But your point is well taken, many taken in with that thought.
The key message is that for years the Obama administration was mining the incomparable database of the National Security Agency (NSA), which captured virtually all electronic communications emails, text messages, everything launched into the ether.
The potential for abuse is breathtaking. Everything that political enemies said to each other, except in private in-person conversations or in snail mail letters, could have been spied upon. And now it looks like staggering numbers of intercepts were monitored. Dyer makes that case:
What will blow the whole thing wide open is simply this: laying bare the nexus of the operation at the National Security Council staff.
Not among the principals; i.e., the big officials, like Susan Rice, James Clapper, or John Brennan. (snip)
No, the pot of gold is among the worker bees (including czar appointees). The people who actually sat at computers and used them, to do things the principals could authorize, but didnt keyboard-jockey themselves, because NSC principals arent your keyboard jockeys.
Good article, worth reading including some of the links.
>>> Trump pushes ‘Obamagate’ conspiracy based on routine intel activity. <<<
Well then, Trump should continue the routine and spy on the entire Sleepy Joe campaign.
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