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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Stings Nunes Over Trump’s Abuse Of Memo

Leaving President Trump alone with anyone, man or (especially) woman, is a bad idea. In fact, even leaving Trump alone with an inanimate object isn’t a completely safe move.

In today’s clip, Samantha Bee describes how the POTUS was unwisely given time alone with the infamous Nunes memo for “several hours”…leading her to the unsavory conclusion that the three-and-a-half page document could have been violated. A six-figure settlement may not quash the resulting scandal…just ask Stormy Daniels!

Nunes is preparing several alarming sequels in his war against the FBI, including “Nunes vs Predator.” But with the revelation of fresh abuse of authority in targeting black citizens, Bee points out that the FBI has been oppressively conservative under President Trump.…

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Trump Supporters Are The Single Biggest Purveyors Of ‘Fake News’: Study

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Any number of factors helped tilt the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, from Hillary Clinton’s fatally flawed campaign to the billions of dollars in free advertising our political press awarded her Republican opponent. Still, no candidate in modern American history has benefitted more from the proliferation of “fake news” on social media than the former host of “The Apprentice.” For evidence, one need look no further than the latest findings of Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Research Project.

After studying the Twitter feeds of 13,000 users across the political spectrum, the Project determined that Trump supporters are among the most prolific purveyors of “misleading, deceptive or incorrect information purporting to be real news about politics, economics or culture.” (For the purposes of its research, the Oxford team compiled a “watch list” of approximately 100 websites with a history of publishing conspiracy theories or overt propaganda.)

The numbers are striking.



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The Nunes Memo Mystery: Why Did Trump Release This Dud?

The only mystery that still surrounds the “Nunes memo” — concocted by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee and named for its chairman Devin Nunes — is why Congressional Republicans and President Trump authorized its release with such maniacal hype.

Promoted as proof of a scandal “far worse than Watergate,” in the feverish phrasing of Fox News host Sean Hannity, the document is a comical historic dud. Its four pages not only fail to discredit the special counsel investigation but only seem to bolster its importance.

All the controversy over the Nunes memo has achieved so far is to undermine Congressional oversight of the intelligence community; harm the relationship between the FBI and the White House; and wreak untold damage upon the morale of the nation’s chief bulwark against espionage and terrorism.…

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