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Thursday, February 22, 2018

This is an exciting time for journalism, because all week the main story in several newspapers has been the revelation that Jeremy Corbyn gave secrets to a Czech spy in 1986, despite there being no evidence whatsoever. So at last it seems that those publications are free to print stories without bothering with the old restriction that there had to be some inkling they might be slightly true in some way.




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This means I can reveal Corbyn also gave secrets to Napoleon, and sent him dick pics to keep his spirits up the night before the Battle of Waterloo.

And he told Godzilla all the best buildings to tread on when he was MP for the constituency of Japan. I've seen it written down on the back of a leaflet someone put through the door by a company that clears gutters. And I'm willing to let the Daily Mail have it for £50,000, because I believe in a free press.

The only proof Corbyn gave away state secrets is the account of former Czech spy Jan Sarkocy, who said he approached Corbyn, and found him "easy-going ... his behaviour is reserved and courteous".

That settles it. Anyone who met someone from Czechoslovakia in 1986 should have been anxious and dropped their trousers and said, "Your mother's a whore!" on the off chance it was a spy. But not Jeremy "Stalin" Corbyn.


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Lame cover attempt for the dotard and his treasonous crew.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-02-22 04:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#1 What ever made you think that a story about a hysterical media firestorm created by a foreign agent with no proof at all and no way to check its authenticity had anything to do with the allegations Hillary made against Trump? Please explain your logic.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-22 04:47 PM | Reply

Rightwing belief in a conspiracy is inversely proportional to the evidence of said conspiracy.

Pizza parlor has no basement? There must be a sex-trafficking ring in the basement.

Donald trump Jr. admits to collusion with russians and has emails to prove it? Never happened, Jr. is just a coffee boy.

#3 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-02-22 05:45 PM | Reply

"Donald trump Jr. admits to collusion with russians and has emails to prove it? Never happened, Jr. is just a coffee boy."

Not sure what you are talking about, but yeah Russiagate is about as funny as Pizzagate was.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-22 06:05 PM | Reply

Not sure what you are talking about, but yeah Russiagate is about as funny as Pizzagate was.

#4 | Posted by HeliumRat

Your "handlers" didn't tell you? They probably censored this in Russia. Too sensitive. It's been in the news here in the states for almost a year.

Donald Trump Jr.'s defense is that there's nothing wrong with colluding with the Russians.

On Saturday and Sunday, The New York Times published two stories that are the most damning evidence we have so far of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. First, the Times reported the existence of a meeting in June 2016 between Donald Trump Jr., aka Trump's least favorite son, and Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer with connections to the Kremlin. Paul Manafort, who was campaign chairman at the time, and Jared Kushner were also in attendance.

Back in March, Trump Jr. had explicitly said that he didn't have any meetings with Russians while "representing the campaign," stating, "Did I meet with people that were Russian? I'm sure, I'm sure I did. But none that were set up. None that I can think of at the moment. And certainly none that I was representing the campaign in any way, shape, or form." But the meeting described by the Times on Saturday certainly looks like it was set up.

In response, Don Jr. claimed that the meeting was primarily about Russia's adoption policies. But then on Sunday, the Times followed up with another scoop: according to five unnamed sources, Veselnitskaya had promised DJT Jr. some sweet, sweet kompromat on Hillary Clinton, giving the incident a very collusion-y twist. (There is no proof that Veselnitskaya actually provided any damaging information.)

This forced Don Jon Jr. to change his story yet again. He conceded that he wanted the dirt on Clinton but that no dirt was to be had.


So to recap: At first, Donny Jr. claimed that he never set up a meeting with Russians to talk about sabatoging Hillary Clinton's campaign. Then, when the Times found out he did set up the meeting, he claimed it was just about adoption. Then, when the Times found out that it was in fact about the campaign, he claimed that it was about adoption AND the campaign (but mostly about adoption). Then after a night of backlash, Don Don dismissively tweeted, "What, as if you wouldn't have met with her to talk about the campaign??"

#5 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-02-22 08:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#5 What a total load of crap. You can find a dozen stories with a completely different angle. The New York Times only runs Hillary propaganda. And you eat it up like the brainwashed idiot you are.

It was a total set-up from the beginning.

"Also on or around June 9, prior to and following the Trump Tower meeting, Veselnitskaya met with Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn R. Simpson, ostensibly related to hearings that involved their mutual client Denis Katsyv, concerning charges of Russian tax fraud and money laundering originally uncovered by Magnitsky. The Simpson-Veselnitskaya meetings were denied by Veselnitskaya herself but confirmed by Simpson's lawyer[19]. This has led to speculation from Trump allies linking the meetings to Fusion GPS's concurrent work assembling opposition research against then-candidate Trump.[20]"


But then, hey, I guess Wikipedia is a Russian agent just like Julian Assange was, right?

#6 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-22 08:48 PM | Reply


Politico's Glenn Thrush, who was exposed in WikiLeaks emails sending stories to Hillary Clinton staffers before publication, will be joining the New York Times to cover the White House, The Huffington Post reported Monday.

"We're thrilled that Glenn Thrush is joining The Times," Elisabeth Bumiller, The New York Times' Washington bureau chief, told The Huffington Post. "He's a premier political journalist, a master of breaking news and long-form story telling and a stellar addition to our White House team."

While Bumiller described Thrush as a "premier political journalist," in one email to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta, Thrush chose to describe himself as a "hack."

"No worries Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u," Thrush wrote to Podesta in an April 2015 email. "Please don't share or tell anyone I did this Tell me if I ------ up anything." (RELATED: NYT's John Harwood Gloats About Provoking Trump At Debate)

Thrush's email included five paragraphs of a story pertaining to Podesta, and Podesta replied to Thrush telling him there were "no problems" with the writing. Those paragraphs appeared in a May story "Hillary's big-money dilemma."


If you you believe the New York Times, then you must also believe the Daily Caller: dailycaller.com

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-02-22 09:40 PM | Reply


Dumb as dirt comparison... but then, I shouldn't go around insulting dirt.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-22 10:15 PM | Reply

Salvador Allende was a paid KGB agent. That does not seem to have tainted the slobbering love affair many on the left have with him.

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2018-02-22 10:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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