In the wake of new developments on the Ukraine-Russia story, I updated “Another All-Time Media Faceplant” this morning. Since the text is now too bulky for email, I’m not re-sending it to subscribers that way, but I did want those who may have read the piece already to be aware there’s new text at the end. Thanks also to those subscribers who flagged interesting news developments overnight, some of which ended up being part of the piece.
The updated article is listed below. You may have to access it by logging in and clicking through to the post. If there are problems, please let us know in the comments below and we’ll fix the matter. I’m trying to avoid overloading inboxes. Thanks for your patience, as always!
I guess this "secret report" the Biden organization saw about a Russian invasion to happen the 16th was Russian disinformation--the real stuff too, not what the MSM tries to pass off.
The Biden syndicate got played for the utter fools they are. Course, that never could have happened without an MSM that is entirely MDM now. Brilliant!
Putin is playing this doddering demented puppet like a Stradivarius and it is very dangerous unless they want him out. Truth be told. Russia is vehemently against the globalist agenda
I'll see your incompetent journalists and raise you two incompetent physicians.
Is this really all a smokescreen to hide the real disaster of the day per the AP: " Vice President Harris is meeting leaders in Munich to talk about Russia and Ukraine"
Real journalists are no longer welcome in the major media outlets.
I’ve said it before, but I do not understand how you do all this heavy lifting on your own, Matt - but I am ever grateful. I am also soul-crushed and heartbroken that there are not throngs of journalists dying to become part of a network or publication that actually does what you’re doing, the way it’s supposed to be done; ie, actual news and reporting, instead of parroting the government. I am so sad 😞.
Is it okay to laugh over this? I mean, jeez... "What a bunch of maroons..." as Bugs would say in full drag. I used to think The Onion was in trouble when Trump was in office, but Biden had to up a the ante. It's full on national nutso mode everywhere you turn when it comes to the news in the U.S. And the fool proof fail of. "uhhhh....hmm..., oh, yeah, LOOK, we outmaneuvered Putin!" is much more glaringly, "I-I... uh, meant to do that..." face-plant, is lost on most viewers of ALL the news outlets. The inane hubris of our nation is both farcical AND dangerous as hell.
You are becoming more and more like Fox News commentators - using slang names, ridiculing people and trying to be significant by being hateful, but at the same time trying to balance on the tight rope of an anti liberal liberal. Why don't you try writing something that actually helps your audience better appreciate a topic? Educate us - don't try to entertain us with discontent.
I am in the process of finishing "The Real Anthony Fauci", which - if you have not read it - is a profound eye opener. One of the things that it highlights, in addition to the rampant corruption that is part and parcel of western health care, is the insidious influence of the governmental bureaucracies, particularly the security state.
It seems to me that Trump, for all his faults, had it essentially right: the deep state is the problem. It was/is the problem in our Covid response (read the book), was the problem with Russiagate, and is the problem with the situation in the Ukraine. It is unchecked power, simply put, and the media and Big Tech are just its handmaidens. Unless we can get a handle on the wraiths that control the deep state, things will continue to deteriorate.
And no one dare ask "What does Ukraine have that Putin wants?" Ukraine's per capita GDP is at best 50% of Russia's, and besides a lot of wheat there is not a single thing that would add value to Russia as long as it is not a base US missiles.
The hype will continue until shortly before the SOTU address. Then the Biden admin will claim a diplomatic victory by stopping the "invasion". It will be the centerpiece of the SOTU address.
But the CIA intel that the Russians will invade before the Teen Choice Awards is still good, right?
So you wrote an article in error about how journalists wrote articles in error. Are you going to write an article about yourself now?
I fell bad for the "Wednesday" leak source.... The Russian military officials given Mon, Tues, and Thurs-Sun, were intelligent enough to keep the specifics to themselves. Mr. Wednesday though, he has an appointment with a firing squad coming up.
Overthrowing the government of Ukraine, as the US did in 2014, to turn it into an anti-Russia, Russia-hating, platform, is something that makes sense only to psychomaniacs:
“So let’s get going, there’s no other choice. God willing, we will prevail, in peace, and freedom from fear, and in true health, through the purity, and essence, of our natural, fluids.
God bless you all.”
Gen. Jack D. Ripper
Unlike in Dr. Strangelove, where sane heads prevail (well, almost; at least they’re in leadership positions), today we’re all Ripper.
Here’s what that looks like:
Whoa. Missed it by a week, but it's still a 'faceplant', right?
Matt, did you lock the comments on the original article? I wrote a few replies to a couple of commenters, and they just are not there to be seen. What is the deal with that?
This week's propaganda brought back a flood of memories and a torrent of of tears.
Canada should be the least of your worries. Canada is a healthy and vibrant democracy.
We have a free press, freedom and we are a healthy democracy. when your Ministry of Truth is busy 24/7/365 listen to Zelensky and leave us alone. You are everything and I mean everything we fear.
is biden really that dumb and incompetent? hes been in the bog leagues for generations now. or is he missing layups and foul shots and shaving points?
epic Jbt1980 thank you
The "Russia, Russia, Russia" hoax again? Nothing new under the sun--or at least in corporate media.
Maybe the point is to distract from the Biden-ordered tyranny in Canada.
This depiction of the press reminded me of this scene in 'Take the Money and Run': https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ew2PgeQDJaY
Matt, you may find this interesting, especially in regard to why Biden was so explicit about feb 16:
„Байден даже дату назвал: 16 февраля.
Почему 16 февраля?
Очень просто. Потому что на этой неделе Россия получит окончательные американские предложения. Если Путин не желает воевать, ему не останется ничего другого, кроме как их принять, и Байден выйдет из этой истории победителем, который предотвратил ужасную войну.“