Writing in The Atlantic, James Fallows said: Those are the choices, though both are possibly true, so that the main question is the proportions … never before have I seen an American president consistently, repeatedly, publicly, and shockingly advance the interests of another country over those of his own government and people.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. In it, on page one, a four-column headline proclaimed: The FBI had failed to act on repeated warnings regarding the year-old gunman in Florida, thus failing in its primary duty to protect American citizens, but was making charges against foreigners, not under U.
No evidence whatever of that. And it was no more plausible than claiming that a mouse had designed a ruse to cause an elephant herd to stampede. Most unlikely, for the editorial said nothing about the failure of the FBI, even within our ridiculously loose gun laws, to preempt the Florida tragedy.
If that is the case, we better look at a lot of other countries as well, not just Russia! The New York Times, of course is not the only offender.
Their editorial attitude has been duplicated or actually exaggerated by the majority of our media outlets, electronic and print. Unless there is a mass shooting in progress it has been hard to find a discussion of anything else on CNN.
So what are the facts? It is a fact that some Russians paid people to act as trolls on the internet and bought advertisements on Facebook during and after the presidential campaign. Most of these were picked up from elsewhere and simply repeated.
They comprised a tiny fraction of one percent of all the advertisements purchased on Facebook during this period. This continued after the election and included organizing a demonstration against President-elect Trump.
Retired intelligence specialists have examined the computer and reported that, in their opinion, the leak was an inside job since the downloads of the data were at a speed not compatible with internet transmission. However, even if one accepts that Russians were the perpetrators, the fact is that the emails were genuine and not fake.
It is a fact that the Russian government established a sophisticated television service RT that purveyed entertainment, news, and—yes—propaganda to foreign audiences, including those in the United States. Its audience is several magnitudes smaller than that of Fox News.
Basically, its task is to picture Russia in more favorable light than has been available in Western media. There has been no analysis of its affect, if any, on voting in the U. The January U. It is not a fact that Russian leaders thought Trump would win or that they could have a direct influence on the outcome.
This is an allegation that has not been substantiated by any convincing evidence. It is not a fact that Russian activities had any tangible impact on the outcome of the election. Nobody seems to have done even a superficial study of the effect Russian actions actually had on the vote.
It is not a fact that there was any direct coordination between the Trump campaign hardly a well-organized effort and Russian officials. The indictments brought by the Special Prosecutor so far are either for lying to the FBI or for offenses unrelated to the campaign such as money laundering or not registering as a foreign agent.
So, what is the most important fact regarding the U. Americans created the electoral college, which allows a candidate with the minority of popular votes to win. Americans were those who gerrymandered electoral districts to rig them in favor of a given political party.
The American Supreme Court issued the infamous Citizens United decision that allows corporate financing of candidates for political office. Hey, money talks and exercises freedom of speech; corporations are people!
Americans created a Senate that is anything but democratic since it gives disproportionate representation to states with relatively small populations. It was American senators who established non-democratic procedures that allow minorities, even sometimes single senators, to block legislation or confirmation of appointments.
In my opinion, the presidential and congressional elections pose an imminent danger to the republic. They have created potential disasters that will severely try the checks and balances that our founding fathers built into our constitution.
This is particularly true since both houses of Congress are controlled by the Republican Party, which itself represents fewer voters than the principal opposition party.
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