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Tuesday, 28 February 2017

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History repeats, liberals involved with anything sensitive to national security, aiding Islamic sympathizers against the United States. The last time around it was Soviet sympathizers within the government, not Islamists. Wait and see if the State Dept doesn't have its finger prints on this covert Seal Team mission in Yemen where the loss of a team member resulted and no good intelligence was discovered. The bad guys were ready. These three Pakis will have more friends buried in government.

A Google news search shows this story only appears on right wing fan sites, especially the American Spectator, World Net Daily and Daily Caller. The Daily Caller has run it repeatedly. Apparently someone could make this stuff up. It won't be worth paying attention to unless and until any reputable news organization reports it.

The problem is - which news organisations are reputable? I expect you will say the NYT! Personally, I find it difficult to think of any.

Sooooo then, Bob, did the Awan brothers work for the Dem party on the House Intelligence Committee or not?

The wires (AP, UPI, AFP, Reuters) and the Washington Post are usually reliable. I avoid the NYT unless one of its stories gets picked up elsewhere. Sites like Politico, The Hill, Scientific American and Physorg are good for specialty news. Google news and Yahoo Finance are also useful.

So, you think Politico is good enough?
http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/house-staff-criminal-investigation-234714

Atta girl, Miss Red!

"Oh yes, the Awan brothers about whom you know nothing ..."

"A Google news search shows this story only appears on right wing fan sites"

Oh David, Bob ...

From February the 9th.

http://malcolmpollack.com/2017/02/09/tekhwan/

missred,

Yes, Politico is good enough. Nothing Debbie Wasserman Schultz does would surprise me. She is a hack of the worst kind. If anyone here has the impression I'm a Democrat they're mistaken.

Note the difference in the accusations made by Politico and the Daily Caller derivatives. If the Awans were responsible for data theft from the DNC it will probably come out in the Russian hacking investigations. They're already under investigation for stealing. The fact the story is in Politico shows it's not being hidden and will probably show up in other outlets when something more newsworthy develops.

David, Politico doesn't mention the House Intelligence Committee and I don't trust the partisan sources. Accusations alone mean nothing. If they did Trump would be in jail right now.

It's always the seriousness of the charges, not the nature of the evidence.

Politico is very partisan Bob, very.

missred, the objective of Politico is political reporting and policy analysis. It's not a megaphone for a particular political party or philosophy and can't be compared to anything like 'In These Times' or 'The Daily Caller'.

Partisanship is usually in the eye of the beholder. Here's another story that's not getting wide play:

"Trump’s pick for commerce leaves Russia questions unanswered"

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/politics-government/article135001474.html

Are the MSM not all leading with this story because they're partisan or because they prioritize the "big stories"?

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