Charting the Liberal Media Leaks: No Valid Sources, Many Invalidated, Possibly Just Made Up Lies
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Per an analysis of a dozen of the most recent so called ‘leaks’ being reported and repeated by the liberal mainstream media (MSM) involving President Trump, the probability that these ‘leaks’ are just plain lies is very high.
An analysis of the most recent leaks clearly shows that the leaks are being reported by very biased liberal MSM outlets that were adamantly opposed to the election of President Trump. These ‘leaks’ in all cases are not supported with any names of so-called sources. Former FBI Director James Comey reportedly made some statements in the ‘leaks’ but to this date he has not corroborated any of the statements he reportedly recently made after his firing. In addition, all the ‘leaks’ rebutted have been invalidated by known sources.
|Date||Media Outlet Reporting||Stated Source||Leak||Rebuttal|
|5/20/17||CNN||Source [not identified]||Comey now believes Trump was trying to influence him on his judgement about Russia probe||Not corroborated by Comey– Refuted by Comey’s testimony|
|5/19/2017||New York Times||Document summarizing the meeting [not provided]||Trump called Comey a ‘Nutjob’||Russian FM Lavrov refutes claims that He discussed Comey’s dismissal with Trump|
|5/19/2017||Washington Post||Sources [not identified]||law-enforcement investigation into possible co-ordination between Russia and the Trump campaign had identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest||No legal implications at all|
|5/17/17||Washington Post||Audio recording [not in their possession]||House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says Putin pays Trump||Those present said he was joking|
|5/16/17||New York Times||Comey memo [not provided or admittedly seen by NYT reporter]||Trump had asked Comey to stop Flynn investigation||Comey testified under oath on May 3rd that he had never been pressured by Trump to stop any investigations|
|5/15/17||Washington Post||Current and former US officials [not identified]||Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador||National Security Advisor McMaster stated nothing shared that was not already public and article itself stated President has authority to declassify secrets.|
|5/12/17||The Hill||One former transition team official with close ties to the administration [not identified]||“It’s total chaos” [the White House]||Constant message coming out of MSM not substantiated|
|5/12/17||ABC||Sources [not identified]||Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed||Not corroborated by Comey|
|5/12/17||CNN||Source familiar with the matter [not identified]||Former FBI Director James Comey is “not worried about any tapes” of conversations between him and President Donald Trump||Not corroborated by Comey|
|5/12/17||Daily Beast||One official [not identified]||White House staff react to Trump tweet with “Jesus”||Not corroborated by anyone, not illegal, another MSM hit piece|
|5/11/17||New York Times||Two people who heard Comey’s account of the dinner [not identified]||In a Private Dinner, Trump Demanded Loyalty. Comey Demurred.||Trump denied this in NBC Interview|
|5/10/17||CNN||Two sources [not identified]||James Comey sought more resources for Russia investigation||Current Director Rosenstein stated in a House probe that there was no evidence Comey asked for more resources for Russia probe|
Evidence in Hillary Clinton’s creepy campaign manager John Podesta’s emails released before the election by WikiLeaks show that the Clinton campaign was in cahoots with the mainstream media. At least 65 MSM reporters were meeting with and/or coordinating offline with top Hillary advisors.
The WikiLeaks emails also show that as early as December 2015 Podesta discussed Trump’s “bromance with Putin” and the potential for using it as a means to slander Trump. Based on his emails, there is a very high probability that Podesta is behind the ‘leaks’ reported since the election. If Podesta is involved then the probability that the ‘leaks’ are just plain made up is a likely scenario.
If some of the ‘leaks’ are coming out of the ‘deep state’ government then the President is not materially at fault because a large portion of the government is still basically run by the prior Obama Administration. The responsibility for replacing these individuals is with Congress and the Democrats have done all they can to stall the appointment process and Republican leadership appears in no hurry to place the President’s appointees as well. There are 455 key executive branch positions with Obama administration holdovers in many sections of the bureaucracy that are still in control.
Also, regardless of whether the ‘leaks’ are coming out of the government or are just being made up by someone like Podesta, the MSM outlets reporting these stories insulting the Trump Administration are showing the lowest form of journalistic professionalism.
Joel Pollak at Breitbart News provides this summary:
In their effort to impugn Trump, the [New York] Times and the [Washington] Post violate the most basic journalistic standards. Publishing parts of a document that you do not possess and cannot verify, and timing the release to cause maximum political damage (right after the president leaves the country), is not investigative journalism. It is political propaganda.
It is the mirror image of what the Los Angeles Times did in April 2008, when it published a story referring to a speech then-State Senator Barack Obama gave at a farewell celebration for radical Palestinian-American academic Rashid Khalidi in 2003. The Times was given a video of the speech, but refused to publish the video. Instead, it offered a mere summary, raising suspicions that the Times had sanitized the event to protect Obama’s presidential campaign.
The pattern is the same, from the Khalidi tape to the “nut job” story. For the elite mainstream media, when it comes to protecting Democrats or attacking Republicans, there are no journalistic standards, no ethics, and no shame.
Pollak is right. Liberal reporters in the MSM have no ethics and along with their mentor Podesta are out to get President Trump.
Fortunately for President Trump, the majority of the US that voted him into office stopped reading ‘failing’ newspapers like the New York Times and stopped watching MSM media outlets like ‘real fake news’ CNN.
The President has the law on his side. Attorney General Sessions needs to add these entities and individuals to a growing list of corrupt swamp dwellers that he needs to bring to justice.
Drain the Swamp!