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February 07, 2020

White House Pondering Shrinking the NSC, Starting With Firing the Pudgy Fat-Ass "Lieutenant Colonel" Vindman

This article starts off all right...

The White House is reportedly weighing options to dismiss Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council (NSC) in an effort to shrink its foreign policy bureaucracy, a report said.

Bloomberg reported that the White House plans to frame it as part of an NSC staff downsizing, not a retaliation.

Then the article starts spinning for #The Resistance:

Vindman had drawn applause from spectators during his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee -- after expressing his love for America when asked how he overcame his fear of retaliation.

"Congressman, because this is America. This is the country I have served and defended, that all of my brothers have served. And here, right matters," Vindman said. "I knew I was assuming a lot of risk. [My father] deeply worried about [my testimony]. Because in his context, it was the ultimate risk."

So, you may be wondering: Which leftwing outfit is pumping out that weapons-grade spin? CNN? MSNBC?

Nope -- FoxNews. "The Fair and Balanced alternative." The "conservative-leaning" news network.

The same network that just leaked an internal report from their "Brain Room" savaging their own contributor John Solomon and claiming there's nothing at all to his Ukraine reporting and that Joe Biden is totally innocent and framed by RUSSIANS.

Strange -- that sounds a lot like CNN!

Fox News' own research team has warned colleagues not to trust some of the networkís top commentatorsí claims about Ukraine.

An internal Fox News research briefing book obtained by The Daily Beast openly questions Fox News contributor John Solomonís credibility, accusing him of playing an "indispensable role" in a Ukrainian "disinformation campaign."

I very much assume that "has been obtained" means "was leaked to us from one of the leftwingers in the Fox brass."

The document also accuses frequent Fox News guest Rudy Giuliani of amplifying disinformation, as part of an effort to oust former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch, and blasts Fox News guests Victoria Toensing and Joe diGenova--both ardent Trump boosters--for "spreading disinformation."

Wow! Using all the same "disinformation" deplatforming pretexts as CNN.

The 162-page document, entitled "Ukraine, Disinformation, & the Trump Administration," was created by Fox News senior political affairs specialist Bryan S. Murphy, who produces research from what is known as the network's Brain Room--a newsroom division of researchers who provide information, data, and topic guides for the network's programming.

The research brief is especially critical of Solomon, a former opinion columnist at The Hill whose opinion pieces about Ukraine made unsubstantiated claims about its government interfering in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Solomonís pieces for The Hill fuelled Giulianiís efforts to dig up dirt in Ukraine, which eventually helped lead to Trump's impeachment. Trump has also frequently cited Solomon reporting on Twitter in his own defense.

While Solomon is portrayed on Hannityís show as a crusading investigative reporter, the Brain Room document accuses the contributor of taking part in a Ukrainian smear campaign. "John Solomon played an indispensable role in the collection and domestic publication of elements of this disinformation campaign," the Fox briefing book notes.

Here's the entire leaked Fox attack on Fox contributors, served up to allies in the openly liberal media.

Had enough yet?

I can't tell you all the things I know, but I can tell you, vaguely, that:

1) Journalists who have specific areas of subject-matter expertise, and who are therefore competent to make conclusions based on primary documents, are told that they are forbidden from reporting their own conclusions, because their conclusions, though both expert and, oh yeah, true, are a "conspiracy theory."

2) A high-profile journalist had important scoops about the general subject of the Russia hoax consigned to the website only, and were blocked from any mention on the air, due to the Fox News Division brass deciding that the thought that any suggestions that the FBI or Mueller were biased and corrupt were also a "conspiracy theory."

I know a lot of things. I know that FoxNews' culture is actually quite liberal, and even where it's borderline Republican, it's Paul Ryan bullshit.

And that's as conservative as it gets.

FoxNews can be made to Learn to Code too.

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