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CNN Pushes “New Civil War” With Brazen, Divisive Headline

This incendiary headline has patriots FUMING!

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CNN wants very badly to be taken seriously in the Trump Era, with men like Jim Acosta egregiously flailing for attention whenever given the opportunity.

The mainstream media’s middle-talent rung all see the Trump administration as a blessing in disguise.  Given the way that the President has broken down the overreaches of political correctness, these reporters feel as though they will get to live out their dorm room fantasies of being the journalist who took down a corrupt and evil President or CEO.  (Or in the case of Trump, both).  If Trump breaks the rules, so can they, at least in their own minds, and they can act with callous bias and anger in the face of the threat that they themselves invented to sell commercials.

This is all an ever-mutating whirlpool of sludge and echoes, screaming in intensity while the nation watches from a distance.  Now, as the elections of 2018 are upon us, the media abyss beckons us with a fervor unlike we’ve seen in recent years, telling us that we are already at war with each other.

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“Two Americas” and “collision course”.  I’m not sure how much more blunt they could possibly be.

This is the corporate media’s “New Civil War” narrative that I’ve been harping on for weeks.  These advertiser-fueled entertainment channels need you to watch commercials.  That is the blood that pumps through their metaphorical veins.  It is the air in their figurative lungs.  If they can scare you, anger you, divide you, or annoy you – they make money.

So, when the President says that the media is “divisive”, he is undeniably right.  Without conflict, there is no story, and without a story, there is no money in “news” media.

And, in a bit of sublime marketing corroboration, a second screen shot that I took just moments later included a peculiarly placed advertisement.

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For those unfamiliar with The Man in The High Castle, it is a television adaptation of a book set in an alternative timeline in which the Nazis were victorious in WWII.

 

 

 

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Justice Department Hints at Trouble for States Engaging in Election Audits

They don’t want other locales getting any ideas from Maricopa County

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In Arizona, an ongoing and auxiliary “audit” of the 2020 election results has kept proponents of the “Stop The Steal” movement on the edge of their seats. These folks believe that there were major, fraudulent issues with the electoral system itself, and they believe that a reexamination of the processes and networks involved in counting the vote will provide enough evidence to force Congress to act. Some may even have found themselves wondering if an end to the audit might come just days ahead of Mike Lindell’s “reinstatement day” prediction of August 13th – providing a bit of confluence to some of their theories about the future of Donald Trump’s political career. The Justice Department, on the other hand, isn’t too thrilled about the idea of these audits spreading to other states, and they’re flexing a little of their electoral power to keep other locales from getting any ideas. The Justice Department on Wednesday issued another warning aimed at states conducting or considering audits of ballots tallied in last year’s election, reminding election authorities that allowing ballots to be mishandled can violate federal law. While the Biden administration “guidance” document carries no formal legal weight and may not strike fear into local officials, the Justice Department used the release of the legal analysis to press their campaign of saber-rattling against Republican-led audits of the 2020 vote in Arizona and other states, as well as voting changes many GOP-controlled states are pursuing as part of purported anti-fraud efforts. Then came the mobster-esque verbiage. “Jurisdictions have to be careful not to let those ballots be defaced or mutilated or lost or destroyed as part of an audit,” said a Justice Department official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. “This document puts down a marker that says the Justice Department is concerned…

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DOJ Gives Jan 6th Committee Green Light to Call Trump Officials as Witnesses

But there’s a good chance that this will backfire spectacularly.

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The Democrats steering the select committee investigating January 6th have a very tight line to keep their toes on. On one hand, they know that they aren’t going to get another chance at this investigation, particularly as the GOP continues to downplay the impact of the event itself.  But they also mustn’t sway the hearing too far to the left either, lest they wish to be accused of partisan hackery. One of the simplest ways for the investigation to get a bad rap among conservatives would be to spend a great deal of time on subjects that were already covered in Donald Trump second impeachment trial, in which he was acquitted of “inciting” the insurrection of that fateful day. But this could prove difficult for the overzealous among them, especially after the DOJ has now dangled one hellacious carrot in front of them. Former Trump administration officials can testify to Congress about Donald Trump’s role in the deadly January attack on the Capitol and his efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election, the justice department (DoJ) has said in a letter obtained by the Guardian. The move by the justice department to decline to assert executive privilege for Trump’s acting attorney general, Jeffrey Rosen, clears the path for other top former officials to also testify to congressional committees investigating the Capitol attack without fear of repercussions. The justice department authorised witnesses to appear specifically before the two committees. But a DoJ official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters, said they expected that approval to extend to the 6 January select committee that began proceedings on Tuesday. And while the Justice Department may think that they are doing the Democrats a favor here, it is somewhat likely that this new avenue of pursuit will take…

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