As you might recall NYT, WaPoo and NYT wrote a story about Rudy Giuliani
receiving a FBI defensive briefing about some Russian disinformation from
Ukrainian contacts that turned out to be a
mistake lie. Sarah
Hoyt at Insty, IT APPEARS AS IF LAYERS AND LAYERS OF FACT CHECKERS DO NOT, IN FACT,
GUARANTEE ACCURATE NEWS REPORTING:
Fake News: New York Times, WaPo, NBC forced to retract false claims about
Giuliani. Paul Farhi at WaPoo, cited at MSN, tries to make excuses How three major news organizations all got a story about Rudy Giuliani
wrong. "“We weren’t rigorous enough,” conceded Times editor Dean Baquet in an
interview Monday." Well, yes, that's true, but why? Because you were damned
happy to get a story that slammed the President Trump's lawyer, and you all
took it and ran. There's an easy cure for this, but one that you will never
adopt. If a source burns you with a lie, out the source. You have no
obligation to protect government sources that plant false stories on you, and
you would be performing a public service by outing them. But that might be the
end of their career, and their pipeline to you. Too bad. More at Twitchy,
WaPo’s media guy reports on how WaPo got the Rudy Giuliani story wrong;
CNN’s media guy retweets
ET, FBI Spied on Giuliani, Trump ICloud Communications During Impeachment Push: Giuliani. From atop Da Hill John Bowden recalls that Giuliani says federal investigators 'trying to frame' him. I think the episode above makes the point, but since NYT, WaPoo and NBC won't come clean, we don't know exactly who is involved. At Ace, Oregon Muse has some choice words about the Giuliani case (and more) in yesterday's Morning Rant.
And on to Maricopa County, Arizona where the 2020 Election Audit Expands, Could Last Weeks Longer Than Expected (Matt Margolis at PJ Media). Hardly anything gets done on time an in budget anymore. Sundance at CTH has another Update on Maricopa County Ballot Audit from Arizona GOP Chairwoman Kelli Ward, also, Washington Post Hit Piece Coming On Election Fraud Investigator, which points to Debbie Georgatos at America, Can We Talk, Hit Piece Coming on an Election Fraud Investigator? Insty, ALL THE BEST PEOPLE HAVE ASSURED ME THAT VOTING FRAUD NEVER HAPPENS: 2 Pennsylvania Women Face Election Fraud Charges: Officials.
At Da Lid, CNN Poll: 64% Of Americans Say Voter ID Requirements Make Elections ‘More Fair’ "Maybe It's Time For CNN To Stop Bashing Georgia Election Law." Kyle Smith at NR on How the Boycott-Georgia Movement Flopped.
Via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 05.03.21, Don Surber informs us that GOP Leaders May Replace Cheney With A Republican. Also The Geller Report: The Big $teal – Pelosi Confident Dems Will Hold The Majority In 2022 and Tristan Justice at Da Fed:
Trump Labels 2020 Election “The Big Lie”. AllahPundit at Hot Hair whines Trump: From now on, the stolen election is "the big lie." Liz Cheney: No,
it isn't. and Liz Cheney dings Trump again at donor event with Paul Ryan as McCarthy
allies warn her days are numbered. Ace, Liz Cheney Calls Republicans Who Doubt The Election Results Spreaders of
Hitler's "Big Lie"
This isn't original to Liz Cheney -- this has been a Branding Effort by CNN, calling all questioning of the election's integrity a "big lie."
And so of course neocon/neoliberal warmonger Liz Cheney has to echo another leftwing talking point . . .
“The Trump Legal Team presented more than sufficient evidence to legislatures in six states showing how state officials violated election laws and the selection of electoral delegates was irredeemably compromised,” Ellis told PJ Media. “Liz Cheney participated in exactly ZERO of the legislative hearings, did not sign on to the Texas v. Pennsylvania suit, and never contacted us to learn the facts for herself.”
CNN, Biden team may partner with private firms to monitor extremist chatter online, or as Ace puts it, Biden Considers Evading Limits on Surveilling Citizens By Farming Spying Operations Out to Third Parties Who Are Less Regulated
Say, weren't all the NeverTrumpers endlessly screeching about the "authoritarian" tendencies of Trump?
Suggesting that that was a bad thing?
And yet they continue to be silent about Biden's full weaponization of government against the citizenry.