Gallup which has been monitoring trust in the media since the 1970s, has come out with their 2019 numbers and finds that only 13 percent of the American public has a "great deal" of trust in the media, with 28 percent saying they have a "fair amount" of trust, contrasted with 28 percent saying they have "none at all" and 30 percent have "not very much.
The breakdown by political party is a clear indicator of who does and who does not trust the journalism of today, with only 15 percent of Republicans having a great deal or some trust in the media, and only 36 percent of Independents having the same, while over 69 percent of Democrats have a great deal or some trust.
The events over the past few days gives the perfect example of journalistic malpractice, and how the establishment media is once again forsaking the last remnants of any credibility they still hold, in order to push a false narrative to protect the Democrats, the DNC, and the "deep state" shenanigans that occurred during the 2016 election cycle.
MEDIA HELPING DEMOCRATS HIDE THE TRUTH
We could go over each and every inaccurate, false, retracted, deleted, edited, and/or corrected article over the past three years, which explains the low trust numbers the media is seeing today, but we covered the majority of those failures as they happened, so we will use the latest Ukraine hoax "scandal" and how the media is pushing one narrative, while completely ignoring the underlying reason why the "deep state" holdovers in the intelligence community, along with the media and Democrats (the same thing, I know) are panicking to the point of having a complete meltdown.
I am not going to delve too much into the Democrats claiming they are doing an "impeachment inquiry," meaning investigating as to whether to hold an impeachment vote in the House of Representatives, because a variety of writers here at ANP have covered multiple aspects of this topic here, here and here, but rather as to the underlying panic and fear that has forced Democrats to take over the news cycle with "impeachment" at this moment in time.
Initial reports by the media claimed that President Trump asked the newly elected Ukraine president for a "favor," claiming that favor was to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden, and his sons dealing with in Ukraine, but that entire narrative was blown to hell when the president released the transcript of the call itself.
President Trump did ask for a favor, but the Biden dealings were not mentioned until later in the phone call.
The favor was to look into a company called Crowdstrike, with the president stating clearly that he believed Ukraine had the "server."
Crowdstrike, for those unaware, was the third party entity that investigated the DNC servers, and offered a draft report claiming that it was Russia that "hacked" the DNC servers. The information from that server was later published publicly by Wikileaks.
It was Crowdstrike's report that was used by the U.S. intelligence agencies to claim that Russia was behind the hack, with the former FBI director James Comey admitting that no American intelligence agency was given access to those DNC "hacked" servers for an independent investigation.
The FBI requested direct access to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) hacked computer servers but was denied, Director James Comey told lawmakers on Tuesday.
The bureau made “multiple requests at different levels,” according to Comey, but ultimately struck an agreement with the DNC that a “highly respected private company” would get access and share what it found with investigators.
“We’d always prefer to have access hands-on ourselves if that’s possible,” Comey said, noting that he didn’t know why the DNC rebuffed the FBI’s request.
The director was testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a rare open session on Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
The reference on the Trump phone call with the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, to "Crowdstrike" and the "server" is what freaked out the CIA operative, that became the "whistleblower" to which the Inspector General determined had an "arguable political bias," which started this whole Ukraine "scandal" for President Trump.
CrowdStrike is a cybersecurity firm with strong ties to the Democratic Party. After the DNC server was hacked in early 2016, Perkins Coie, a politically connected law firm, hired CrowdStrike on behalf of the DNC to find out who was behind the intrusion. (Perkins Coie is the same law firm that hired Fusion GPS on behalf of the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign to dig up Russia-related dirt on Team Trump before the election.)
That isn’t the extent of CrowdStrike’s dubious political ties. Its co-founder, Moscow-born Dmitri Alperovitch, is associated with the Clinton Foundation; in 2015, CrowdStrike received $100 million in funding from Google whose chairman, Eric Schmidt, was a generous supporter of Hillary Clinton. CrowdStrike’s president is Shawn Henry, who headed up the FBI’s cybercrimes division during the Obama Administration when Robert Mueller was director.
According to an October 2016 profile in Esquire, at the same time, the Obama Justice Department was concocting the Trump-Russia collusion ruse, Alperovitch and Henry were working with top Justice officials on cyber “war games.” In March 2016—as the DNC email system allegedly was compromised by the Russians—Alperovitch and Henry organized “four teams of ten people—representing the government, the private sector, European and Australian allies” for the exercise. (Another participant included a former member of GCHQ, the British intelligence agency working with former CIA Director John Brennan in 2016 on the Russian collusion scheme.)
Among the officials working with CrowdStrike on the exercise was John Carlin, Mueller’s former chief of staff and then head of the Justice Department’s national security division. Carlin facilitated the October 2016 FISA warrant for Trump campaign aide Carter Page; he also received regular briefings from then-deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe on both the Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia collusion probe. (Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community’s inspector general at the center of the so-called whistleblower controversy, worked directly for Carlin in 2016 and 2017.)
Last but not least, we get this little tidbit:
Then, in June 2016—around the same time Christopher Steele began compiling his anti-Trump dossier and James Comey’s FBI was investigating Trump campaign aides—Alperovitch authored a report that concluded hackers tied to the Kremlin were responsible for the DNC server breach.
The "favor" that Trump asked Zelensky for was nothing more than asking for help in an ongoing investigation by Attorney General Bill Barr and U.S. Attorney John Durham, who are investigating the origins of the Russia investigation, along with Ukraine's role in spying on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election cycle.
This was confirmed by DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec, reported on by The Federalist, where she states "A Department of Justice team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is separately exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine, played a role in the counterintelligence investigation directed at the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. While the Attorney General has yet to contact Ukraine in connection with this investigation, certain Ukrainians who are not members of the government have volunteered information to Mr. Durham, which he is evaluating."
While the New York Times is facing backlash for publishing information on the "whistleblower," the information they provided shows a clear motive for this whole Ukraine fiasco being presented by the media, so Democrats can preemptively try to control the narrative, as they revealed he was a CIA analyst that was embedded in the White House, and is now back at the CIA.
Remember, one of the key players in alleging that Russia was behind the DNC "hack" was former CIA director John Brennan, as one of the three intelligence agencies that contributed to the January 2017 report determining that Russia was behind the hack, all based on just the Crowdstrike draft of their findings.
The media, for their part, are doing everything in their power to help the Democrats provide cover about Crowdstrike's role in the whole Russian collusion hoax, by: 1) Claiming President Trump is pushing a "conspiracy," and; 2) Forcusing on the "impeachment" push without acknowledging that the "favor" asked, wasn't about the Bidens, it was about the the DNC server and Crowdstrike.
The discussion about the Bidens came after the request for Ukraine to help get to the bottom of things in the investigation as to how the entire Russia collusion investigation began.
WHY ARE THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS FREAKING OUT NOW, AT THIS MOMENT?
With the release of the DOJ Inspector General's report on the Comey memos, it was then announced that the IG had concluded his investigation into the actions of the intelligence community under Obama in obtaining a warrant to surveil the Trump campaign, via Carter Page. It was reported by the IG himself in a letter to Congress that he had sent his factual findings to the DOJ and the FBI for the purposes of redacting any classified information before he drafted his final report to be released to the public.
The IG specifically indicated that he had investigated over one million documents and interviewed over 100 witnesses for his upcoming report, which will detail any wrong doing he found on the part of everyone associated with obtaining the FISA warrants to surveil the Trump campaign.
In addition, AG Barr, with U.S. Attorney John Durham, working in coordination with the Inspector General, are further investigating how the origins of the entire Russia collusion investigation, which all began with the Crowdstrike report, to which the U.S. intelligence agencies under Obama used as their "evidence" that Russia hacked the DNC servers.
If the DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz, AG Bill Barr and/or U.S. Attorney John Durham, has uncovered anything that might call into question whether it was Russia behind the DNC "hack," the Democrats, Crowdstrike, all the power players associated with Crowdstrike, and especially the establishment media in the United States, will be devastated.
With the Inspector General's report about to drop, as well as the information from the DOJ spokewoman stating that Durham already has information from Ukrainians, with the intel community undoubtedly aware of what is contained in that report, we are watching a massive attempt to preemptively shape the narrative.
Just look at how fast the Democrats went from "no impeachment" to claiming they are doing an inquiry, because they are terrified the truth about the DNC hack and how only the Crowdstrike report was relied on to claim Russia was behind the hack, will be exposed.
Look at how quickly we see the Democrats trying to discredit Bill Barr, with Nancy Pelosi claiming he has "gone rogue," because she is petrified at what is contained in the upcoming IG report.
Look at how compliant the establishment media is being in pushing the narrative that the requested "favor" was about the Bidens rather than the "server" and Crowdstrike, because should information conflict with the narrative they have pushed for more than three years, they will OWN the "fake news" label forever, and their credibility will be irreparably damaged with even their own supporters.
The media will be hardest hit, as now only 13 percent of Americans have a "great deal" of trust in them, those numbers will undoubtedly become even lower.
There is much more going on behind the scenes than what the media wants Americans to know, and they are praying that if the Democrats can beat the "impeachment" drum loud enough, the coast to coast explosions over the information about to come out in the IG report and the Durham investigation, won't be heard over their own screeching and the liberal establishment media headlines.
It won't work, and from the reaction of former intelligence officials, the Democrats and the establishment media, before the reports come out, it appears that all hell is about to break loose when they do.
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