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I bet New York Times reporter Eric Lichtblau is a fine guy. He got a Pulitzer for breaking stuff about George W. Bush spying on regular Americans with the NSA. He … probably wrote other good stuff too. It’s not his fault that every time we note his byline, it’s on top of stories so outrageous and one-sided we actually run out of words and just start typing aksjflkasjflkasdjfklsdj riwuriownropiweuriej;alksden uedoiweuriowpwodufn.

Oh wait. It’s exactly his fault. There are two stories Eric Lichtblau has written — and really, for essay’s sake, we should have a third but we do not — that are so wildly off the mark while emitting the New York Times’s peculiar brand of brook-no-dissent Voice of Godism, well. Just take a look for yourself.

The Time Eric Lichtblau ‘Raised Questions’ That Will Make You Want To Punch A Baby

Did “Emails Raise New Questions About Clinton Foundation Ties to State Dept,” Eric Lichtblau? Oh, apparently they did. We learned:

WASHINGTON — A top aide to Hillary Clinton at the State Department agreed to try to obtain a special diplomatic passport for an adviser to former President Bill Clinton in 2009, according to emails released Thursday, raising new questions about whether people tied to the Clinton Foundation received special access at the department.

Gee, that sounds bad. Is it bad?

Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign said that there was nothing untoward about the request and that it related to an emergency trip that Mr. Clinton took to North Korea in 2009 to negotiate the release of two American journalists. Mrs. Clinton has long denied that donors had any special influence at the State Department.

Oh, guy was going on a diplomatic mission of mercy, so he asked for a diplomatic passport. That sounds pretty terrible. Also, nice way to shoehorn in “Mrs. Clinton has long denied that donors had any special influence at the State Department,” since neither Doug Band nor North Fucking Korea were “donors,” fuck you very much.

The request by the adviser, Douglas J. Band, who started one arm of the Clintons’ charitable foundation, was unusual, and the State Department never issued the passport.

FUUUUUUUUCK YOUOUUUUUUUUU. Fuck you Eric Lichtblau for “questions raised about a dude asking for some sort of bad favor (not a bad favor) which he then DIDN’T EVEN GET.” And fuck you Dean Baquet for printing this crap alongside an ACTUAL STORY about Hillary Clinton NOT HAVING THE PROPER PERMITS FOR HER KITCHEN RENOVATION.

We see you, scumbags.

Now! Compare those “questions raised” with no fucking story behind them with New York Times editor Dean Baquet calling the New York Times public editor an idiot for being like “hey wait, why’d you guys blow it on that FBI Trump Russia piece?”

FBI Trump Russia piece? Oh yes. Let us recap.

Questions Apparently Asked And Answered When They Are About Trump And Russia

On Halloween, both David Corn at Mother Jones and Franklin Foer at Slate published long, reported pieces on “what is this secret server between Alfa Bank and Trump Tower” and “did Donald Trump watch Russian hookers make pee-pee shows? A gentleman spy says yes!”

Within an hour, Lichtblau had pooh-poohed both stories, announcing that while the FBI had looked at the server, they no longer thought there was anything to it, and while they’d looked at Trump’s ties to Russia, they hadn’t found any. None. As so often happens at the Times, the piece was later updated with absolutely no indication, to narrow its conclusion considerably to “direct” “conclusive” ties to election tampering specifically.

Were “questions raised” about Mr. Trump’s ties to Russia? Certainly not! Questions were PUT TO BED! GO TO BED, QUESTIONS, and no you can’t have a glass of water first!

Law enforcement officials say that none of the investigations so far have found any conclusive or direct link between Mr. Trump and the Russian government. And even the hacking into Democratic emails, F.B.I. and intelligence officials now believe, was aimed at disrupting the presidential election rather than electing Mr. Trump. […]

The most serious part of the F.B.I.’s investigation has focused on the computer hacks that the Obama administration now formally blames on Russia. That investigation also involves numerous officials from the intelligence agencies. Investigators, the officials said, have become increasingly confident, based on the evidence they have uncovered, that Russia’s direct goal is not to support the election of Mr. Trump, as many Democrats have asserted, but rather to disrupt the integrity of the political system and undermine America’s standing in the world more broadly.

Baquet, in his interview with the Wemple blog that smeared his own paper’s ombudsman, explained that they couldn’t just go putting up stories with no facts to back them up, like Corn and Foer did! He ignored the question of why, then, his paper’s conclusions were stated so very emphatically when they were so very wrong.

Oh, and by the way, the FBI is still investigating the Alfa Bank server too.

Eric Lichtblau will now lead investigations at CNN.

Congratulations, New York Times.

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  • msanthropesmr

    Put this fucker in a boat with Chris Cilliza.

  • anwisok

    “so outrageous and one-sided we actually run out of words and just start typing aksjflkasjflkasdjfklsdj riwuriownropiweuriej;alksden uedoiweuriowpwodufn.”

    That may be the best line ever written.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Need to check my spelling…

  • Crystalclear12

    Is this “Incoherent Rage Scream” day?

  • Zonath

    Well, Trump has accused CNN of doing “fake news”, so obviously they need an expert in the field to help them do better at it.

    • jesterpunk

      CNN did hire his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski who was also being paid by the Trump campaign so I guess he is kind of right about the fake news during the campaign.

  • Chadwells

    Every “fuck you” gif ever posted….rinse and repeat for this asshole.

    • Parakeetist

      [URL=http://s24.photobucket.com/user/neon000/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/7180EF4F-B549-43F5-A210-1F3F096313BB_zpszdonjpnn.jpg.html][IMG]http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c24/neon000/Mobile%20Uploads/2017-03/7180EF4F-B549-43F5-A210-1F3F096313BB_zpszdonjpnn.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

      • Lulu Mac

        Beat me to it…

  • goonemeritus

    So a more accurate story would be, Hillary had shocking low influence at the State Department which she was running at the time.

    • msanthropesmr

      Or, God forbid, she actively discouraged even the appearance of collusion.

  • Latverian Diplomat

    CNN, if you’re a biased jackass, we may have a job for you.

    • FlownΩver

      What do you expect? Darth Vader is the voice of the network.

  • memzilla Ω

    Who will head the Dezinformatsiya Desk at the NYT now? Will they name someone who only has an undergrad in Chekist Studies?

    • Latverian Diplomat

      Ross Douthat, Judith Miller, and Maureen Dowd are the replacement search committee.

      • Nounverb911

        Needs more Alice B Toklas brand brownies.

    • Nounverb911

      They should check the situations wanted column over at the Russian Emabassy, UK’s Diplomatic Club.
      https://twitter.com/RussianEmbassy/status/818808365971337216

      • FlownΩver

        Carter Page, 2017 rush chairman.

  • Nounverb911

    I read on the internets that Lictblau conversed with putin via putins personal email account….

    • JustPixelz (((Ω)))

      I just read that too. It was in a comment by Nounverb911.

      • FlownΩver

        Then it must be true.

  • Vincent Ricola

    Oh CNN, how I hate you. You make it so hard for me to defend you against those “fake news” propaganda claims. Motherfuckers.

    • MynameisBlarney

      Same for NPR when they keep having Jonah fucking Goldberg chime in with his stupid fucking bullshit.

      • Hemp Dogbane

        What a way to wake up. Biggest morning wood killer ever !

      • I’ve been hearing a lot more fucking bullshit from NPR lately, which I believe may be their feeble attempts at “covering all sides”, AKA hoping the wingnuts won’t pull their funding.

        • MynameisBlarney

          As I’ve mentioned before, NPR’s only saving grace is their weekend programming.

      • Yup i stopped giving them money after 3 outbreaks of Sebastian Gorka.

      • rebecca

        I heard them both sides Trump’s foundation with Tim Kaine got some gifts as governor once.

  • Shoto

    “Eric Lichtblau will now lead investigations at CNN.”

    But of course he will.

    In a just world, Jeff Zucker, Phil Griffin, Bill Shine, etal would be working graveyard cleaning out the grease traps at a Winchell’s on the outskirts of Barstow.

    • FlownΩver

      Is that where the drugs took hold?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    Variety Healdine: Lichtblau Lurked Below Link Blackout

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “Lichtblau Loses Lunch in Lichtenstein”

  • Hobbes’ Evil Twin

    See! The failing New York Times is so librul biased. This totally proves it.

    Wait, what?

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “Maybe the Republicans will like us now?”
    — CNN

    • Vincent Ricola

      “Fair and balanced news”

    • elviouslyqueer

      With a name that looks like “Licked Blow,” what’s not to love?

      • Latverian Diplomat

        At Ellis Island they made his ancestors change it from Leckteblau.

    • BearGHAZI

      “Sure, it’s a good paper. For me to poop on!

      • marxalot

        Wasn’t aware Trump had moved on to cage-lining. Thought he was still using the litterbox.

        • DainBramage

          I read somewhere that Ivanka got the office in the WH so she could change her daddy’s Depends.

  • capnkrunch

    Mortal enemies should fight to the death…of their careers.

  • memzilla Ω
    • Latverian Diplomat

      That’s Mr. Clipperton, according to the New York Times style guide.

    • MynameisBlarney

      He hasn’t denied it yet, soooo….

      • Lulu Mac

        It raises questions…

    • Martini Ambassador 🍸

      Today is making me use Stabby (that’s Clippy with a switchblade).

      • Villago Delenda Est

        I’m feeling shouty and shooty, myself.

        • Nancyjrios

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          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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    • Anna Rompage

      I’m really quite excited for the prospect of one of my FaceBook friends to post some sort of fake news crap, so that I can respond with this…

      Well done & Thank you!

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        followed by “Bless your heart and other parts”…

    • vivian

      This would be better big.

  • Amelia Resists and Persists

    CNN: Hated by the right for occasionally telling the truth. Hated by the left for giving bullshit artists a platform to lie through their teeth.

    Completely shameless about both.

    • Anna Rompage

      CNN, it’s like the TLC & Discovery Channel of the cable news networks…

      • therblig

        Tonight on CNN: Hillbilly handfishers discuss the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates

    • WeaselPoo

      CNN: Contributing Nothing Now

  • Latverian Diplomat

    “My latest investigation reveals…Wolf Blitzer exactly as dumb as everyone thinks.”
    — Eric Lichtblau

    • Villago Delenda Est

      The Balloon Boy incident should have put that all to bed permanently. Not to mention his fabulous appearance on Celebrity Jeopardy.

  • Hemp Dogbane

    Will this affect the crossword?

    • Lulu Mac

      The only redeeming aspect of that rag…

      • Wild Cat

        69 Down—Assholes (26 characters):

        DOWDDOUTHATKRISTOFFFRIEDMAN

        • Doug Langley

          Huh huh, huh huh, you said 6 9, huh huh . . .

          • Wild Cat

            It’s a Popular Favorite.*

            *FHITA (Hendrix/Brandtly)

        • marxalot

          69 Down (nice)

    • Nounverb911
      • Wild Cat

        O please. Everyone know Babe Ruth was the best beer batter.

        • Doug Langley

          “Butter makes Betty Buttons’ bitter batter better.”

          Damn you, Electric Company.

  • Wild Cat

    O fuck the NYT.*

    *Seriously, fuck the NYT. No one else will.

  • Villago Delenda Est

    My nym. It’s what should be for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for assholes like Lichtblau, or, as he’s called at K Mart. the Blue Light Special.

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    I read on the internet that Lichtblau is Sanskrit for “one who fucks blue-footed boobies.” So it must be true.

    • TJ Barke

      I just heard that also, too.

    • Vincent Ricola

      I recently heard this, as well! People are saying it raises some interesting questions about blue-footed boobies!

      • Villago Delenda Est

        We’re just askin’, for the love of Benghazi!

        • Vincent Ricola

          It’s irresponsible not to speculate.

          • Jeffery Campbell

            Especially, if you heard it at the beauty parlor, Cokie.

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      WE MUST FREE THE BOOBIES!

    • OddMan

      Hot Boobies!

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/e7d88ac9b8624a9f8fe1a601afc7eab51c42035dd84199b0a18c59f17e6707a1.png

      ‘Nice feet.’ ‘Thanks, I just had them cleaned.’

      • Lance Thrustwell

        Are nesting pairs referred to as a “rack”?

  • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

    “This raises questions” – the slightly more respectable, but equally chickenshit, sibling to “people are saying”.

    It’s pretty much “I couldn’t be arsed to find out/nothing’s actually there, but my story doesn’t really have enough oomph on its own, so I’m going to invent a group of people who are incredibly nosy about a particular subject and sorta act on their fictional behalf.”

    • Villago Delenda Est

      “This raises questions” seems to inevitably demonstrate that the speaker has his or her head totally up their ass.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Me! Me! I have a question! Who allowed this shit to publish in the NYT? Anyone? Bueller?…

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        People are saying that this raises questions that the NYT is more afraid of admitted they fucked up than helping to stop a mentally ill man from being president.

    • Lance Thrustwell

      Your comment raises questions about the integrity of Mr. Lichtblau. That raises questions about your motivations. Sources close to Wonkette are raising troubling questions about favors you may have received from the Times’ competitors. Investigations may be pending.

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        This raises questions about the raised questions. This also raises questions as to where questions raise from, and how high they can rise. Questions have recently raised into the stratosphere, raising questions as to whether they would collide with aircraft.

        • Lance Thrustwell

          {raises eyebrows}

          • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

            This raises questions as to whether your raised eyebrows caused the MH370 disappearance.

            Eric Lichtblau and CNN are on the case.

          • Rags

            It’s eyebrows all the way down.

  • Roni Raven, Just Microwavin’

    Rebecca, I think you meant Brooks-no-dissent.

    HAHAHAHAHA I crack me up.

    • Villago Delenda Est

      You’re not the only one you crack up!

  • Chadwells

    Shitstick is bragging about how he got Gorsuch confirmed in his first 100 days.

    Where to begin with that bullshit….

    • Spotts1701, Resistance Pilot

      Of course he is. He needs something to claim a win on since everything else is a flaming train wreck into a dioxin pit.

      • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

        Well, taking out 6-9 inoperable Soviet era MIG fighters, a cafeteria, a training building, and some refueling equipment was wildly popular.

        • therblig

          hey, there were no vegetarian options in that cafeteria.

        • WeaselPoo

          SU-22’s not MIGs, therefore your FAKE NEWS is biased and sad but also evidence for the Bowling Green Massacre,

          • DoILookAmused2u? Résistance☨

            Hey, I am pretty sure those flew away ahead of time. I have read nothing that says SU-22s were damaged. Linky?

          • Jennifer R

            It was 6 MiG 23s that were not airworthy that were blown up. The SU 22s were taxied away and were used in the bombing raid that the base ran a few hours later.

      • Doug Langley
    • Vincent Ricola

      I wish we’d begin with an “presidential” impeechment trial.

    • Nounverb911

      What no credit to Senator Turtleboy?

      • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

        Direct credit to Turtleboy. Even worse.

    • Lulu Mac

      Shitstick is bragging about how he got butt fucked the constitution to get Gorsuch confirmed in his first 100 days.

      FIFY

  • MynameisBlarney

    Russian hacker arrested in Spain…

    http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-39553250

    • snark-lurker

      and Where is he now? is what i wanna know

      • MynameisBlarney

        Spain?

        • snark-lurker

          yuh think?

      • Doug Langley

        Installing a jacuzzi on the tenth floor?

    • Lulu Mac

      I smell a polonium cocktail in 3…2…1…

    • WeaselPoo

      Well then, that concludes the business of the House Intelligence Committee I guess.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    Eric Lichtblau will now lead investigations at CNN.

    Good–now maybe the NYT will be readable again, and since I gave up on CNN ages ago that asshole’s presence there won’t matter to me.

    • snark-lurker

      NYT readable again? what dimention did you just pass thru?

  • MynameisBlarney
    • Nounverb911
      • MynameisBlarney

        HA!

        That’s fuckin’ brilliant!

        • Nounverb911

          The #kushneratwar hashtag’s been going strong all weekend…

      • Anna Rompage

        Hell yeah, Bibi has his eyes on building a whole slew of new jewish settlements stretching all the way from Israel to Aleppo…

      • ariel_gee_398

        On the topic of the war-mongering power couple, what with Ivanka pushing Donnie to bomb Syria, can her new nickname be Veruca Assault?

      • Wild Cat

        My Little Kapo

        • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

          At least the Kapos tried to help their fellow Jews. He’s just an outright collaborator.

    • WeaselPoo

      McMaster: “Now, we are not saying that we are the ones who are going to effect that change. What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions.”
      Holy crap! It’s like ISIS ceased to exist already and Syria will be open for tourism at noon tomorrow.

    • Lamashtar

      Translation: “We’ll shut up about the chem weapon complicity if Russia just picks a different dictator.”

  • Anna Rompage

    Lichtblau;

    The act of licking Donnie’s santorum off of Vlad’s peen while multiple Russian pee hookers hose those whole group down with urine, in a German hotel room…

    • vivian

      TLM is that you?

    • theblackdog

      I should know better than to read Wonkette’s comments (which are not allowed!) during lunch.

  • Nounverb911
  • An Outhouse for the Resistance

    Wait, Hitlery maybe didn’t get the proper permits for a kitchen renovation? Why are we only hearing about this now? We were this close –> <– to electing a carreer criminal
    vaginacidal monster!

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I understand that she bought round, black pulls for her kitchen cupboards and drawers, THEN DECIDED TO GET BIN PULLS FOR THE DRAWERS INSTEAD! To THINK she could have been Presivaginadent!

    • GHERKINS OF RESTIVENESS!

      I’d make a joke that it was “to put a pizza basement in,” but I’m afraid it’s probably already wingnut shibboleth.

  • Internet Hitler

    Inept hackers attempt to make it look like Trump/Alfa connection is a frame:
    http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/expert-comments/alfa-bank-dns-botnet-attacks/

    Meanwhile, white hat hackers suspect that messages may be imbedded in 2016 DNS lookups – and dB syncing going on between Trump, Cambridge Analytica (Kushner data co.) and Alfa servers that helped them target spam and fake news during election.

    • Internet Hitler

      Redflags going up about these criminal antics for awhile. IC has been catching up. From Alexandra Chalupa back in December:
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8472bd2102bf84a643fa78cf42ea312ec0d53bff8845660961444633a9159f1c.png

      • Lamashtar

        Since they stole Facebook user’s personal info without permission, I’m hoping for a class action lawsuit against both FB and CA.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Is Kushner in Cambridge now? Because it was Mercer.

      • Internet Hitler

        Kushner was in charge of Trump’s data hive and got them to hire CA – which is owned by Alfa Bank.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          I thought it was a Mercer thing. Did Alfa pay for it?

  • Relativicus

    When I saw the headline this morning that he was signed to CNN, I didn’t know who he is. But I did assume, by virtue of him being hired by CNN, that he’s just awful.

    • Carpe Vagenda

      He’s the Wikileaks fellow traveller who covered up Trump’s Russia connections by way of his status as an embedded reporter in the dirty FBI bureau.

      • Lamashtar

        I’m starting to question his story on wiretapping, as well, understanding as we do now, that Snowden was a bullshit artist.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          Well, it does add that element of clarity to know that he’s not dealing in good faith.

  • Carpe Vagenda

    Good god. I never thought I would be grateful for Jeff Zucker, but between this and the Cillizza hire, he’s turning CNN into a roach motel for venal hacks.

    • Lamashtar

      Remember when CNN hired Lewandowski?

      • Carpe Vagenda

        Well, yeah. But when they hired Lewandowski and the interchangeable b-list Fox barbies and Axelrod and Van Jones, they actually made the world a worse place by giving awful people a place to spread their ick. What they did here was take two people who were smelling up once-venerable news operations and move them to an operation that’s already a cesspool. Win/win.

  • IOnlyLikeCats

    Who does he use as his sources to get literally all his information wrong?

    • C4TWOMAN

      That really how you know someone has an agenda and just isn’t mistaken….when they get it wrong more times than if they flipped a coin.

  • Alexander Stallwitz

    https://youtu.be/0yM3Zh9TwtE Your musical accompanment today

  • chascates

    And Obama, Hillary, and John Kerry are to blame for Syria still have CBW.

    • Lamashtar

      (What is CBW?)

      • chascates

        Chemical/Biological Warfare, a phrase I hope we don’t hear any more of!

  • God. Everyday, all the time i am furious.

    This can’t possibly be healthy.

    • CatCafe #ShePurrsisted

      I seriously am going to have to go on, at least, a Twitter diet. Or only follow people with cat pictures.

    • timpundit

      I cut out all cable and network news. It does help, but I still binge on internet news, just not from any tv network site.

      • I dunno. Something I think Internet news has more unhealthy filler than hot dogs. (Made even worse because much of it brags about how it’s “part of a balanced diet”.)

        • timpundit

          You have more choices and more control tho.

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    Really, Rebecca … there were clouds. There was fog. There were mists. And all that Farenthold “reporter” at WaPo found was tax fraud. Not FOG. Not CLOUDS. And no MIST. No BREAKING NEWS meteorological conditions AT ALL! I think we can all say we dodged one here. And I want to THANK the NYT and its crack investigative reporters for bringing this to us. We might NEVER have known otherwise. And then where would we be? I mean, sure, DT is grossly incompetent, ignorant, and childish. But NO FOG!
    Cripes.

  • Mavenmaven

    Bye, Felicia!

  • Erala Contratista

    OT Just finished “White Trash”. Excellent, blood boiling reportage.

    Was floored when I realized that Drumph is WT to the core! What did his daddy’s and mama’s people do in the old countries? It’s a life long, intergenerational cultural thing, apparently.

    No wonder we don’t have wifi or cable.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Take as your starting point the understanding that the millionaires and billionaires and aspirational gazillionaires who run the corporate press all share a visceral loathing for democracy, and intend to kill it off for once and for all.

    This is a passion they share with the fossil fuel oligarchy and the banking and financial sectors, and indeed most of the super-wealthy who are chewing up the planet these days, with a few rare exceptions (the much-maligned George Soros comes to mind).

    They are convinced–people like them have been convinced going back to around 1933— that democracy itself was an unfortunate mistake that now must be corrected, and that they themselves–clearly a Master Race, or they wouldn’t be so rich and powerful–are on a sacred mission to correct it.

    Once you understand all this, then the eager participation of organizations like CNN and the New York Times in putting forward this kind of mind-numbing propaganda becomes both coherent and strangely reasonable.

    Little Pinch Sulzberger and Jeff Zucker and old Rupert and the rest of the media mob understand that the wealthy class can’t come right out and say, “we’re going to kill democracy and replace it with an autocratic state, a kind of streamlined fascist state, debugged, with the wrinkles ironed out (no mass murder this time around, at least we certainly hope not), state religion and charter schools and fierce propaganda and police oversight for the little people, endless luxury for the deserving rich.”

    They know that wouldn’t play well with the doltish masses. But that’s the end game. So we get lies, and spin, and revisionism, and the kind of clumsy propaganda that Little Pinch’s Times has routinely pumped out to make us docile about things like Bush v Gore and the invasion of Iraq and Mitch McConnell and Gorsuch and the Donald ascendancy.

    Jill Abramson got in the way and did real journalism for a while, but Little Pinch fixed that right quick.

    Journalism is for democrats (small d). The New York Times and CNN and Fox and the rest, on the other hand, are not.

  • pgjack

    The NYTimes hates the Clintons. Always have, always will. If Chelsea ever runs for anything the Times will slander her as well. The Times does do some good things but anything they print about the Clintons is likely to have a negative slant. “Newspaper of Record”, that’s a joke.

  • sadboy

    Good for Lichtblau. He’s joining the ZuckSuckers at CNN. Now that Fareed Zakaria has joined the “Trump Looks Presidential” list for blowing up two old MiGs and $90 million worth of Tomahawks on a secondary Syrian airfield (that was immediately cleaned up and used to launch another airstrike to kill more ‘beautiful babies’), that entire news crew can now be consigned to the septic tank of media history.

    • Zyxomma

      I used to like Fareed Zakaria. Long ago, I’d watch his show, GPS. I guess that’s what happens to good guys when they go to work for evil networks.

  • nightmoth

    I feel a little nauseated after clicking on the linky about CNN “luring Eric LightBlown from his lofty perch.” Also, I’d never seen a photo of CNN president Jeff Zucker but damned if he doesn’t look like John Malkovich in villain mode.

  • whitroth

    Maybe I’m a tad naive, but shouldn’t the FBI NOT COMMENT if they’re being asked about the content of a current investigation, like that of the Trump campaign and the Alfa Bank?

    How did this guy get this “information”? Was it from the rogue FBI agents that were feeding reporters stuff about Hillary’s emails, illegally, before the election? Or do we have here a story like, DICK FUCKING CHENEY’S TREASON OF OUTING VALERIE PLAME?

  • Pierre_de_Fermat

    WaPo congratulates Farenthold:
    //twitter.com/washingtonpost/status/851512323122581512

    really. I think I recognize a pedestrian or two …

  • Panika MCD

    he’ll fit right in.

    • persistently_resistant_gayby

      From the network that hired Chris Cilizza..?

      Yes, he’ll fit right in..

      • phoenix00

        … and Jeffrey Lord, and Corey Lewandowski….

        • persistently_resistant_gayby

          Oh god – I forgot about those two rotten scum.

      • Panika MCD

        not to mention paying Lewandowski and a host of other Tsarina Tic Tac surrogates.

  • Zyxomma

    “GO TO BED, QUESTIONS, and no you can’t have a glass of water first!” You know, if you have a glass of water right before bed, you’ll have to pee in the middle of the night (or even sooner if you’re old). And we all know where that can lead.

  • phoenix00

    What wonderful timing! The cable boxes at the clinic froze up over the weekend, guess which news network they were tuned to? And guess who I blame for this?

    I took the opportunity, after power-cycling the cable box AND the router (who knew that cable boxes now need a router? I must be getting old…) I decided to switch it to Animal Planet (thanks for the suggestion Wonkers!) for the sake of everybody’s sanity, mine and the cable boxes included.

    • “I decided to switch it to Animal Planet (thanks for the suggestion Wonkers!) for the sake of everybody’s sanity, mine and the cable boxes included.”

      Ok, but why you’d want to watch video of the Yrump administration for so long, I’ll never know.

      • phoenix00

        I don’t know how the staff tolerated it for so long myself. Probably because they had, you know, patients to attend to, but what do I know….

  • Ducksworthy

    Well. The important thing is that hateful Hillary, who hates both the New York Times and Russia is not President. Better a short fingered New York traitor than some person from the provinces.

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