Special Report: How Russia-gate Rationalizes Censorship.The Russia-gate hysteria has spread beyond simply a strategy for neutralizing Donald Trump or even removing him from office into an excuse for stifling U.S. dissent that challenges the New Cold War, reports Joe Lauria.
Joe Lauria has apparently not been entirely expunged from what used to be called "The Huffington Post" (here is his Bio), but the new broom who coined the new name: "HuffPost" has deleted one of his articles without even bothering to notify or discuss it with him. Fortunately other outlets have picked it up.
The media used to scream for freedom of the press; and it's been assumed that they now have it. But it seems more like the freedom to self-censor in favour of maintaining a certain status quo.
With regard to the HuffPost's new appearance, says Editor Lydia Polgreen : “It’s shorter, it’s snappier and gets us a more compact look.”
Was that its only problem - not being "compact" enough? Did zillions of readers write in to say "make it compacter"??? What does that even mean? It appears to mean that one of the first things the Huff sent to the compactor was Joe Lauria's exceedingly sane take on the media-fed Trump/Russia uproar.
My only concern about the change is the same as my concern about the new Left, in that it appears that Obama's election turned them into myopic, over-politically-correct wusses, giving him and his wannabe successor virtual carte blanche to carry out what the Bush/PNAC agenda had envisioned just prior to the extremely pivotal 9/11.
I hate having to talk about the Left this way. For one thing, it allows empty minds to assume I'm pro-Trump. But there's no either-or scenario here. America is in dire moral straits and there's nowhere to turn unless people start taking a hard look at government itself.
Okay, I'm leaning toward anarchism, I know. But the augean stable is in dire need of a complete scrub-down.
You can't just coo about Obama being Black and Hillary being female, and pretend that a fond dream came true. You can't convincingly rationalize that although Obama and Hillary slaughtered untold numbers of children in the Middle East, at least Americans got a decent healthcare plan, proving they are humanitarians at heart. Even how decent is debatable when you consider that the plan is enriching insurance companies whose affordable prices at the outset were essentially come-ons with an eye to upping the ante later on.
Apparently that's all beside the "liberal" point, which is that Liberal is always better than Conservative, despite outright lies, pandering to the rich, criminal activity, and wholesale slaughter in wars of acquisition.
Nothing can surpass the grossness of Hillary's crass jubilance (YouTube) on having reduced Libya to rubble just to take down one man who dared to challenge the US dollar. The civilian body count was considered immaterial, though literally "untold" numbers of civilians died in horrible cirumstances.
A while ago I felt it necessary to point out that Jews are people, not just one sweet victimized person, and they come with all attitudes and moral outlooks. The same goes for Blacks and women, who are people also. They can be bought, they can be sold, they can be greedy, cold-blooded and all-round horses' asses - and that goes for the new HuffPost Editor as well.
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