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What McCabe’s $70,000 Table Tells You about the Media

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Andrew McCabe paid $70,000 for a conference table, and the FBI covered it up, and not one mainstream outlet is reporting on this.

Is this a big story? The table itself isn’t. The abuse of the redaction process should be. Democracy dies in darkness, according to the Washington Post.

And according to the media, it was a huge story when Ben Carson ordered $31,000 in table wear. There are 22,000 results for that.

And there are 219,000 results for Ryan Zinke’s door, which cost $180,000.

Not one mainstream media outlet is covering McCabe’s $70,000 table.

This is a form of fake news based around selective focus.

There’s overspending on all sides, but if you only focus on one side’s spending, you mislead the reader into believing only one side is doing it.

Now if you’re a partisan, using selective focus is effective and advised. If you’re a media outlet claiming to be impartial, and freaking out when Elon Musk calls you out, then you should cover the McCabe table.

And, again, who cares about the $70,000 table. It’s the FBI. The table is probably a cool James Bond thing.

There’s a real issue here, namely that McCabe and the FBI lied to Congress about it. Here’s what was uncovered in a now unredacted memo:

Page: No way to change the room. The table alone was [70k]. (You can’t repeat that!) No, instead it just means we now have to get a small conference table for his actual office, so that he can actually have a meeting that is intimate

These dishonest media methods aren’t new. I made a film about fake news, and am working on a larger feature, Hoaxed.

In the meantime, enjoy Unconvention: Exposing Fake News at the RNC and DNC.

Although focused around a temporal moment in time, the theme is timeless.

 

 

 

 

 

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CNN’s Brian Stelter Apologizes for Mistake (Good Man)

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UPDATE:

CNN’s Brian Stelter falsely accused a woman of spreading disinformation tonight, in a Tweet Stelte deleted without apology after it was revealed that Stelter lying.

The lie concerned a fire started by rioters in Washington D.C. Katrina B. Haydon reported that St. John’s church near the White House was on fire.

 

 

 

Stelter attacked the woman, baselessly accusing her of lying.

 

Brian Stelter has yet to apologize to spreading disinformation.

Did Brian Stelter lie to protect violent protesters?

Why did Stelter lie?

Is he trying to provide propaganda for violent protesters and domestic terrorists?

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“Burn It Down,” ESPN Writer Encourages Arson of Low Income Housing

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ESPN sportswriter Chris Palmer Martin Tweeted, “Burn that shit down. Burn it all down.” The burning building was a low-income housing area in Minneapolis. (Minneapolis vandalism targets include 189-unit affordable housing development.)

When rioters neared Martin’s home, he called them “animals.”

 

The media has a history of supporting ANTIFA.

 

 

Hoaxed Movie Uncovers the Media’s Relationship with ANTIFA

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Trump Channels CNN in Joe Scarborough “Cold Case”

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“It’s possible, but I don’t know.” With those words former FBI Director James Comey set a new standard for media coverage of public figures. Even when there is no evidence to substantiate your claim, even when you’re relying on a document that had been discredited within the FBI, even when you’re quoting work product that was the result of Russian disinformation, you give no quarter to your enemies.

I am referencing the infamous pee-pee interview James Comey gave to ABC. Comey’s words were amplified by every media outlet. No context was added (such as the FBI’s knowing the Steele dossier was funded by Democrats and contained hoaxes from Russian pranksters).

And now Trump is applying these same principles to Joe Scarborough.

Media figures cry foul. What moral authority do they have?

Scarborough’s own colleague Rachel Maddow accuses people of being Russian assets. When called to answer those allegations in court, she claims that her assertions, believed to be statements of fact by her millions of viewers, are “quintessential statements of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”

As much as I’m glad to see Joe Scarborough be treated with the same “journalistic ethics” as he treats others, I feel for the Lori Klausutis family, who no doubt do not want these painful memories resurfaced. Scarborough deserves this, but the Klausutis family does not.

But as always the media is treating itself as the real victim here.

The same media figures who recklessly smeared innocent teenagers from Covington High School as racists have much to say about a need for others to measure their words.

The same media figures who obsess over every mean Tweet a conservative posts ignores Scarborough’s on-air recording joking about the tragic death of a staffer.

Feel some empathy for the Klausutis. They are caught in a battle they didn’t start.

Scarborough, however, is getting exactly what he and everyone else on cable news deserves.

 

 

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