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Clinton Blames Comey, Russia, WikiLeaks, Facebook, Fake News, Voter ID Laws, Sexism, and Misogyny for Losing

September 13, 2017 Leave a comment

Hillary Clinton believes that were it not for James Comey, Russia, Wikileaks, Facebook, fake news, voter ID laws, or America’s “endemic” sexism and misogyny, she would currently be president of the United States.

In just under two minutes, Clinton rattled off eight separate excuses for losing the 2016 election.

Clinton claims that, “If the election were on October 27, I would be your president,” singling out James Comey in particular for re-opening an investigation into her mishandling of classified material. (Others notably argue that Comey kept Clinton in the campaign by preemptively exonerating Clinton before the FBI had concluded its own investigation.)

“I went from 26 points ahead to 13 points ahead, and I needed about 18 points in order to be sure to win Pennsylvania,” Clinton said of the impact of Comey’s notorious letter explaining he was re-opening the investigation. “I watched how analysts who I have a great deal of respect for, like Nate Silver, burrowed into all the data and said that ‘but for that Comey letter, she would have won.'”

“So it was very personal to me,” she said in an interview with CBS’s Jane Pauley. “I think my general election prospects were badly damaged because of that, so that even though I was starting to come back, it was not enough time to overcome it.”

Clinton also rattled off Russia, Wikileaks, and even fake news as other culprits in her failed presidential run.

“But even though [the Comey letter] was the primary blow to my campaign at the very end, it has to be looked at in context — with the Russians weaponizing information, negative stories about me; this whole Wikileaks beginning to leak in early October of John Podesta’s emails — which if you read them all were, they’re pretty anodyne, but they were taken out of context; stories were made up about them.”

Clinton then cited a recent story about Facebook accepting advertising from a Russian firm as another reason for her loss.

“We now know that Facebook was taking money from Russian companies to run negative stories about me,” she continued. “If you look at all of this, yes, it affected me and my campaign. But I am more concerned now going forward that we haven’t come to grips with what it means for future elections.”

In comments that echo Donald Trump’s claims that the votes from illegal aliens affected the vote totals, Clinton likewise claims that Republican-led “voter suppression” enabled Trump to win toss-up states.

“I would also add that the voter suppression that we now know had been in the works and really put into effect in a lot of states like Wisconsin and North Carolina, etc., played a role,” she said.”

And she blamed America’s “sexism and misogyny, which are endemic to our society. And certainly as I write in my chapter called ‘On Being a Woman in Politics,’ have to be factored in as well.”

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Vault 7, Fake News, Cold War 2.0: Are the Pieces Forming the Puzzle?

March 11, 2017 Leave a comment

It may be the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place – or it may simply be a long stretch – whatever the case though, it begs the citizen to start asking the tough questions about freedom of speech, privacy laws, and overall democratic rights.



The current climate of US politics, government agencies and mainstream media ‘fake news’ content is aligning with the recent WikiLeaks’ Vault 7 release. Simply put: A context has presented itself.

The release of ‘hacking tools’ and what the CIA is capable of highlights to each and every individual the necessity to re-evaluate government and corporate agenda; why are certain ‘fake news’ pieces published by the Mainstream Media?

Late last year, the ‘fake news’ campaign, propagated by the Mainstream Media (MSM), spiralled and turned against the very corporations who perpetuated it. Washington Post, the New York Times and CNN discovered backlash unfamiliar to the once considered backbones of ‘journalistic integrity.’

The media industry flipped onto its head, with some alt news organizations taking the lead in the trust stakes.

Glenn Greenwald and Julian Assange both had interesting takes on the ‘fake news’ media war occurring.

Pulitzer Prize winning Greenwald, along with other well-known journalists let loose on Washington Post over its piece about Russia leading the ‘fake news’ campaign while the US elections were taking place.

Greenwald, in a series of tweets pointed out the shortcomings of the report, criticising the Post for not checking out sources responsible for the PropOrNot blacklisting of over 200 websites. Journalist Craig Timberg and Trevor Timm also criticised the report on Twitter.

Three months later, Julian Assange also commented on the ‘fake news’ propaganda, but praised its existence, hinting that true journalism will now rise to the top; and if reports are authenticated then there is nothing to worry about.

“WikiLeaks is very happy that there is a narrative about fake news out there because we have a perfect record of having never got it wrong in terms of authentications,” Assange told Australian comedian Chas Licciardello in a video link to Sydney in February.

Assange took it one step further, calling out the “opportunistic snipers” of the press who publish “weaponised text.”

Discussing WikiLeaks’ role, Assange defended his organization. “You’re not reading pre-weaponised knowledge. When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponised text that is designed to affect a person just like you.”

Vault 7, arguably, is another piece in the puzzle. Leaving ‘fingerprints’ behind to frame Russia another country of possible election interference misdoings – provides the necessary ammunition a government corporation requires in order to systematically perpetuate propaganda; eventually leading to international tensions.

The well-oiled machine is slowing down in this techno era – the puzzle pieces are aligning – and for once, the people are a step ahead of a government that’ll do everything it can to shut it down.

What are your thoughts on this entire situation?

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