Two years ago if an Independent Media writer used the term "deep state," we were labeled nut-ball conspiracy theorists, yet now that corruption has been exposed in the highest levels of multiple intelligence agencies during the Obama presidency, we have seen the deep state apologists and the propaganda arm for the democrats, otherwise known as the MSM, forced to report on individuals that are, indeed, members of the deep state.
Like Peter Strzok, Chief of the Counterespionage Section during the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a personal email server, as well as one of the main instigators of the Russia probe, having to be removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's team after thousands of text messages between him and his alleged lover FBI special counsel Lisa Page were exposed showing a pro-Hillary Clinton, anti-Trump bias, with other texts revealing an inter-agency attempt to take help rig a presidential election, then create an "insurance policy," in the event that Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. That insurance policy was reportedly the Russia investigation.
The point here is that the liberal propaganda MSM minions have been forced to report on each of these scandals, forced to report on the "deep state" members of the intelligence community, proving that the deep state is real, huge and involves people at the highest levels of the intelligence community, while twisting themselves into pretzels to claim that there is no deep state.
Now that President Trump has spoken of the "Criminal Deep State," clearly meaning the people mentioned above and others, the media once again practices mental and journalistic gymastics by claiming he is including the whole "law enforcement community" in his "deep state" claims.
Same goes with the whole "Spygate" scandal unfolding now. Back in March when President Trump told the world the Obama administration had spied on his campaign, the deep state minions in the MSM howled about how that wasn't true, they mocked President Trump and his supporters as whacked out conspiracy theorists, yet now they are forced to admit the Obama administration not only spied ont he Trump campaign, but they also hired and paid a spy to infiltrate the campaign to provide them with information on campaign members.
Once again they are flailing publicly to claim that the person the Obama administration paid almost a quarter of a million dollars to wasn't a "spy," he was an informant. They have gone from denying it ever happened to now claiming it happened but it was done to "protect" Trump when he was a candidate.
The latest attempt to change the narrative comes from Washington Post, who is telling their audience that the man, Stefan Halper that the FBI paid to spy on Trump campaign members is really just a "middleman," rather than a "spy."
So now they have gone from there was no spying, to the FBI paid someone we cannot name to gather information from Trump campaign team members, to the Obama administration spied to protect Donald Trump, to Halper wasn't a spy he was an informant that the FBI paid to approach Trump campaign members, to "Stefan Halper is just another middleman."
All in less than a week.
As NYTs bestselling author, retired Intel Operative, Tony Shaffer, puts it "Is has become crystal clear - the ‘Criminal Deep State’ is behind the spying on the Trump Campaign - remember the left's narrative has gone from "Trump was never spied on - he's crazy" to now "Trump was spied on for his protection"- "protection" from whom?"
Dilbert Creator Scott Adam's perfectly describes the amount of verbal doublespeak the media is engaged in right now in order to protect themselves for having lied to their audiences for so long and to protect the Obama administration deep state members, when Adams says "Four things to understand about SPYGATE: 1) There was no spy in the Trump campaign. 2) The spying that did NOT happen was totally justified. 3) It would be bad for national security to identify the spy who doesn't exist. 4) His name is Stefan. #SPYGATE."
Here at ANP we have shown on many occasions how the MSM will converge on one narrative all at the same time, even to the point of using the exact same headlines, in order to try to control the narrative, but over the last week since Spygate started unraveling at an increasingly rapid pace, they have lost control of the narrative in a huge way, they cannot keep up with the information that is being revealed on a variety of fronts, so they are very publicly swinging in the wind.
WHY IS THE MSM TRYING TO PROTECT THE DEEP STATE AND OBAMA ADMINISTRATION?
While observing the deep state propaganda MSM members twists and turns, justifications, excuses, outright lies and ever-changing narratives is morbidly fascinating, the questions that continue to run through my mind are: "Why are the media so desperate to protect the deep state members of the intelligence community, many of them no longer holding positions of power? Why are they bending over backwards to protect the Obama administration, who again, no longer hold any power?
This morning President Trump said "SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!" He is right, it could be, which makes it all that more astounding that the Mockingbird Media, rather than digging, investigating and delving into the potential illegal activities conducted at the very top levels of the intelligence community, they are destroying any chance of ever reclaiming their credibility by protecting the same people that have been exposed over the last two years.
Had this been a Republican president and intelligence communities under the authority of the executive branch that had conspired to rig an investigation, preemptively deciding to exonerate a Republican presidential candidate (as Comey did with Clinton), while creating an "insurance policy" to discredit, delegitimize and take down a Democratic candidate-then-President, the media would headlining with it every single day.
Is the answer so simple as they are protecting their party (Dems)? Or could it be they have lied for so many months to their audience they are desperately trying to confuse that same audience with all these conflicting narratives to distract them from calling them out on all their lies and fake news stories from the past two years?
The last possible answer is the most likely. Operation Mockingbird never really ended, despite the congressional inquiries and the supposed end of the operation, and the MSM is still bought and paid for, or threatened and intimidated, by the intelligence community to spread the deep state propaganda.
Long story short, Operation Mockingbird was the name of the program where major mainstream media outlets were paid to promote CIA propaganda to control the narrative.
Almost from its founding in 1947, the CIA had journalists on its payroll, a fact acknowledged in ringing tones by the Agency in its announcement in 1976 when G.H.W. Bush took over from William Colby that “Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or contract relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any US news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station.”
Though the announcement also stressed that the CIA would continue to “welcome” the voluntary, unpaid cooperation of journalists, there’s no reason to believe that the Agency actually stopped covert payoffs to the Fourth Estate.
Flashback: Operation Mockingbird, CIA Media Control Program
It is also noteworthy that in 2013, as explained by Techdirt, the Obama administration repealed the anti-propaganda ban, which freed the State Department to allow it to direct its broadcasting arm at American citizens.
This is the only explanation that makes any logical sense. It isn't just about politics. The deep state members of the intelligence community wanted an insider as President because an "outsider" might expose their existence. So from day one, the media has pumped out the narrative the intelligence community, desperate to protect their secrets, told them to. Even when that information ended up being "fake news," that had to be corrected, edited, deleted and retracted, it served their purpose by leaving the false narrative intact in the minds of the MSM audience.
So when I say the MSM is the propaganda arm of the deep state intelligence community members, I mean it quite literally.
BOTTOM LINE - MORE IS COMING
While the deep state media is in full damage control mode with conflicting and continuously changing narratives, they are about to get even more material to have to spin, as Reps. Zeldin, Meadows, Jordan, DeSantis, Gaetz & other members of Congress have announced they are getting ready to make a 12-page resolution public, "detailing misconduct at highest levels of DOJ/FBI re FISA abuse, how/why Clinton probe ended, Trump-Russia probe began & calling for 2nd Special Counsel."
That announcement was published on Congressman Lee Zeldin's government website on Tuesday, along with a long list explaining what they are about to expose to the public. Adding to Spygate, and the upcoming release of that resolution, we now see reports that multiple sources with direct contact with active FBI field agents say those agents want congressional subpoenas issued so they can testify to misconduct within the FBI under Comey and McCabe's direction.
These agents prefer to be subpoenaed to becoming an official government whistleblower, since they fear political and professional backlash, the former Trump administration official explained to TheDC.
The subpoena is preferred, he said, “because when you are subpoenaed, Congress then pays…for your legal counsel and the subpoena protects [the agent] from any organizational retaliation…. they are on their own as whistleblowers, they get no legal protection and there will be organizational retaliation against them.”
The icing on this multi-layered cake with sticks of dynamite instead of candles that is getting ready to explode, is the upcoming IG report which is expected to be released within weeks, and reportedly will include criminal referrals from the Inspector General.
Those are just the scandals we know about right now, but should be enough to keep the deep state and their co-conspirators in the "Mockingbird media" very, very busy spinning and pushing narratives to insulate themselves from the fallout.
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