Democrats are crying out, “The Russians hacked our Presidential Election. It does not count. It was an illegal vote!” What a joke. So what if the Russians, authorized by Vladimir Putin, are looking at DNC e-mails and showing us what they say? We’re looking at Russia’s e-mails too. This will not ever change. Cyber spying is now common practice. We should be grateful the Russians were watching the Democrats. Soon enough we will be grateful they’re watching Republicans. The hero in all this hysteria is WikiLeaks. However it got to us American voters, thank you!
WikiLeaks did what the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, Fox News, AP, or any other respectable News Agency in America should have done. WikiLeaks showed us in writing, in their own words, how totally and absolutely corrupt is the Democratic Party.
The only reason Democrats are upset is because some of their own tricks are now backfiring. National newspaper columnist Cal Thomas wrote in his Dec. 13, 2016, column that during the 1960 Democratic primary in Wisconsin local Catholics were outraged after receiving a letter from Hubert Humphrey claiming his opponent John F. Kennedy was really an agent of the Pope. Humphrey’s letter claimed Kennedy would be moving the Holy See to Washington to take over the government. Upset by Humphrey’s accusation, Catholics in Wisconsin rushed out to vote for John F. Kennedy as predicted. Years later was it revealed that Humphrey’s letter, with a Minneapolis postmark, was actually paid for by Kennedy.
CNN, the Washington Post, the NY Times and any other self respecting news agency should be reporting how useless, incapable and not trustworthy too many reporters and their reports have become. The only profession less credible today than being a member of Congress is to be working in main stream print or television news, so say some Gallup Polls.
Why was WikiLeaks reporting what America’s reporters were not reporting? How disgraceful! How humiliating for the profession of journalism that CNN and the New York Times, to name only a few, have become outright propaganda machines for government officials. Thank goodness Americans are smarter than their news sources.
The real danger facing the USA today is not Russians reading America’s e-mails. It is how low standards have become for anyone to become a TV News Reporter. We must bring back journalistic standards requiring reporters to tell both sides in every story with equally credible sources. The rule for TV News, especially, should be that if a source does not also give his name and title his information can not be released publicly. Even letters to an editor printed in any newspaper require adding the author’s name and hometown before it can be printed. TV and Radio News reports should require this too.
Print reporters and publishing companies are liable for what they print and distribute, i.e. Rolling Stone Magazine was sued and paid millions for reporting about a horrific rape at a fraternity house at the University of Virginia that never happened. TV and Radio News broadcasts should be liable too for anything they broadcast, including photographs, videos and spoken words. Editorial comments should always be distinguishable from facts in any ‘news’ report whether printed or broadcast. Bringing liability into the TV and Radio news industry would drastically reduce “fake news.” And in the case of Benghazi it would have saved American lives.