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How The Mainstream Media Turned Al Qaeda Into A US Ally In Syria

Since 9/11, US corporate media have portrayed Al Qaeda as a monstrous organization whose existence justifies a global war without end. Who could have predicted that by 2016, these same media outlets would become Al Qaeda’s most enthusiastic cheerleaders?

Here Is The US Intel Report Accusing Putin Of Helping Trump Win The Election By "Discrediting" Hillary Clinton

"We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election. Russia’s goals were to undermine public faith in the US democratic process, denigrate Secretary Clinton, and harm her electability and potential presidency. Putin and the Russian Government developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump."

"Friends, Long Live" Duterte Tells Russian Navy, Hopes Moscow Will Become Philippines' "Ally And Protector"

"We welcome our Russian friends. Anytime you want to dock here for anything, for play, for replenish supplies or maybe our ally to protect us," said Duterte to members of the Russian Navy. At one point the Philippine leader looked out from the ship's deck and pumped his fist in the air: "Friends, long live!" He added: "That's from the heart; I hope you can come back more often."

Dead Unicorn Walking? Theranos Fires Another 40% Of Staff

In October we noted that the death of Theranos has been long coming - ever since the WSJ' John Carreyrou did a phenomenal job, starting about one year ago, of exposing the fraud that is Clinton Global Initiative-darling Elizabeth Holmes - but now following the second round of massive job cuts, it appears the final nail in the coffin of this 'fake news' unicorn is being struck. As Bloomberg reports, the startup will eliminate 155 more positions, leaving 220 employees (down over 70% from highs).

Trump Set To Receive "Intelligence" Briefing On "Russian Hacking"

As Trump readies to meet with the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, CIA Director John Brennan and FBI Director James Comey later this afternoon for his "intelligence" briefing on "Russian Hackers," the question remains whether this meeting will finally provide some definitive, tangible evidence or just more propaganda?  We have a guess, how about you?

Bullsh*t Non-News "Russia Celebrated Trump’s Win" Story Repeated Everywhere

Without realizing the irony, NBC offered this tidbit “Highly classified intercepts illustrate Russian government planning and direction of a multifaceted campaign by Moscow to undermine the integrity of the American political system,” said the official. Apparently it’s OK for the US to hack Russia but not the other way around.

Former Fox News Anchor Greta Van Susteren Joins MNSBC

Just two days after Fox News icon Megyn Kelly announced she was leaving to host a daytime and Sunday newsmagazine show on NBC, turning down a $100 million, 4 year contract, moments ago Politico reported that another former Fox News anchor, Greta Van Sustern, is joining the NBC family and will take over the 6pm slot on MSNBC with a new show called "For the Record," the network announced

Did Chuck Schumer Just Threaten Donald Trump?

“Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community - they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you...he's being really dumb to do this" Threaten the U.S. President-elect with the CIA. How liberal.

Frontrunning: January 4

  • Trump Tariff on GM Would Violate NAFTA. That May Not Stop Him (BBG)
  • Obama Tries to Save Parts of Health Law Amid GOP Attack (WSJ)
  • Trump Puts Auto Makers, Trade Policy in Spotlight (WSJ)
  • British consumers borrow at fastest rate in 11 years as inflation threat rises (Reuters)
  • Investment banking fees fall 7 percent in 2016 dragged down by equity raisings (Reuters)