Congress Set to Fund ‘McCarthyesque’ Investigation of Alternative Media?

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Republicans ready to launch wide-ranging probe of Russia, despite Trump’s stance …  Congress is doubling down on promises to investigate Russia, after President-elect Donald Trump dismisses evidence that Russia was involved. – Washington Post

In the new year, Congress may authorize and urge wide-ranging investigations into the alternative media under the guise of claiming that non-mainstream reporting cooperated with Russia in generating “fake news” that undermined US elections.

Within the context of legislative accusations, “fake news” is apparently not generated by the mainstream and can only be found in non-mainstream news and information. The result could be the hounding of the alternative media at the expense of the mainstream media.

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Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in the U.S. elections and its potential cyberthreats to the military, digging deep into what they view as corrosive interference in the nation’s institutions.

Such an aggressive approach puts them on a direct collision course with President-elect Donald Trump, who downplays the possibility Russia had any role in the November elections — arguing that a hack of the Democratic National Committee emails may have been perpetrated by “some guy in his home in New Jersey.”

The fracture could become more prominent after Trump is inaugurated and begins setting foreign policy. He has already indicated the country should “get along” with Russia since the two nations have many common strategic goals.

… The loudest GOP calls for a Russia probe are coming from McCain and Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.). Both have taken a hard line on Russia and have been highly critical of Trump, particularly his praise of President Vladimir Putin.

In a previous article HERE we reported on statements from the head of Britain’s international military intelligence (MI6) who said he was “deeply concerned about the risks posed by hybrid warfare, where countries take advantage of the internet.”

Alex Younger, aka “C,” said he was worried about countries thatfurther their aims deniably through means as varied as cyberattacks, propaganda, or subversion of democratic process.”

Even Pope Francis recently added his voice to “fake news” denunciations, reportedly making the point that politicians in particular ought not to be criticized.

The statements from British law enforcement are laying the groundwork for action aganst fake news. This could be where the US is headed as well. (Certainly, a false flag might help …)

A step in this direction can be seen in a recent interview between TV host Tucker Carlson and Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff on Tucker’s FOX News program.

HERE, from PowerlineBlog.com:

The subject under discussion was Russian cyber hacking in connection with our just concluded election … Among other highlights, Schiff accused Carlson of “carrying water” for Vladimir Putin and the Kremlin before counseling him not to resort to “personal insults.”

… Schiff took it a step further, saying that Carlson’s show should be moved to RT, the news network funded by the Russian government. Schiff repeatedly dodged Carlson’s demand that Schiff attribute the hacking of John Podesta’s email account to the Russian government. In its own way this makes for compelling viewing.

Does this seem like a kind of McCarthyism? … Accusing a reputable journalist of working on behalf of an “enemy” of the United States because that reporter is posing unwelcome questions. You can see the video HERE.

Carlson seemed a bit taken aback by Schiff’s accusations. This may be because Carlson – as politely confrontational as he is – didn’t fully understand the program that certain elements of Congress have apparently embarked upon.

The funding for this program is already being put in place. The House has passed a bill, “H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017” that will ultimately provide resources to establish that the alternative media is disseminating Russian propaganda and thus aiding and abetting the “enemy.”

Almost the entire House voted for the bill which is now with the Senate. One might think that the Senate will not pass this bill in advance of Donald Trump’s presidency. In fact, there is only about a 30 percent that the bill will be passed, according to some estimates.

But it is surely feasible that the bill will pass because there is a sizable anti-Trump rump of Senate Republicans that would be as pleased to fund attacks on the alternative media as their Democratic colleagues. Support is probably being lined up very quietly even now.

Trump himself has not spoken out on the bill, nor has he said much about hearings that will establish the basis for upcoming attacks that may be aimed at him as well. The alternative media provided Trump with a good deal of support during his campaign.

We have suggested that Rand Paul might speak out on behalf of his father who has already been labeled as a Russian propagandist despite his near successful GOP presidential candidacy. You can see that article HERE: “Will Rand Paul Fight Fake News With a Filibuster?”

It is possible that anti-media campaign is being pushed forward mostly by the Clintons and their allies. Hillary Clinton had suggested she would attack the alternative media once she won the race but even though she lost perhaps her plan was initiated anyway. There are certain “hurried” elements about it.

Conclusion: It is hard to tell at the moment whether this is perhaps a Clinton/CIA gambit or whether it has the full backing and support of the London’s City financial establishment. If it is the former, it may not succeed. The latter group, on the other hand, is not always efficient but far more powerful.

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One-Eyed-Thong's picture
One-Eyed-Thong (not verified) Dec 9, 2016 3:15 PM

maybe this is why :

 

"In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslims then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law. Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We had better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslim minorities are not Russians. 

Barrock's picture

I said, "McCain has to be part of this", when I read the artile headline.  Of course, Lindsey Graham cracker is also part of it too.  I'll bet "I'm always right" leftist McCain dies in office he is so old.

steveo77's picture

Succintly:

The NWO Bilderberg Types (almost all Jews) have pitted the Muslims against Christianity.    They have created and encouraged the invasion of Europe destroy national identity and make moving a non-option because "it all sucks".    This is to protect the existance of the EU, a lynch pin of their desire for global control.

Got it?

Correctly identify the enemy

Barrock's picture

Stop the bull shit rhetoric.  The Koran pits Muslims against everyone else, not just Christians.  If you are not Muslim, you are a slave or killed.

MrBoompi's picture

Our legislators are the well-bribed, "elected" agents of the Financial Overlords that run the Western World.  Our MSM are the propaganda arm of the Overlord's establishment.  The entire enterprise is constructed on elaborate webs of lies and deceit.  Make no mistake, this is not an effort to censor fake news, it's an effort to censor the truth.  

Ledlak's picture

Just proof that most Republican politicians are Democrats in RINO skins.

Ajax_USB_Port_Repair_Service_'s picture

"The revolution will not be televised." No. RT will cover it.

moneybots's picture

Schiff needs a reset button, like the one Hillary had.

optimator's picture

"Doesn't fall far from the (family) tree"  Bout time he came out.

buzzsaw99's picture

russia must have some orgy pics of these sick fucks otherwise why all the hysteria?

TeaClipper's picture

Alternate media is the beating heart of the people power that is sweeping western politics. There should be no suprise that the power grab for the return of their drone minds would start with this battle. And have no doubt it is a battle, because they are making us enemies of our own states.

oldguyonBMXbike's picture

They're using Fake News to coverup #PizzaGate because, if we found out it were true, we would hang them all.

cheech_wizard's picture

Need to find where the pizzas are buried...

Standard Disclaimer: Once that happens, it's over.

 

Ledlak's picture

Just proof that most Republicans are Democrats in RINO skins.

jcdenton's picture

So far as Sen. Graham, McCain, et al ..

The Bush-Clinton Cabal ..

The Rothschild Khazarian Mafioso types, etc ..

Rabid dogs need to put down, as rabid dogs ..

https://youtu.be/lOsG0YCUkO4?list=PL1yWdjkeR-5KcDGOzIReF8JvOp77BDa6T

https://youtu.be/uUX4KfE4BHA?list=PL1yWdjkeR-5JpXPL92NHlupE2E3xz6hIu

DuneCreature's picture

Here is some Alt Media Fake News footage to investigate, congress.

Who's running this smuggling operation?

!!! = Hello Kitty Combatants Flood Over The US - Mexico Border = !!!

Our swell golf playing Muslim Chimp and Chief is jamming the border crossing channels with illegal immigrant Muslims.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euZ88f38xr0)

Heads up! ... They are coming through the wire!

It looks to me like Mexico is getting a finder's fee coyote cut on this.

Live Hard, Organizer Barry Is Infiltrating A Mess For Trump To Clean Up As Fast As He Can Ship It In, Die Free

~ DC v4.0

steve2241's picture

Joe McCarthy: "Are you, or have you ever been a member of Zerohedge?!  Answer the question, sir!!!"

The Last Mofo Standing's picture

In the voice and style of Eddie "Rochester" Anderson my response is "Yeah Boss, I sure is!"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_%22Rochester%22_Anderson

The Last Mofo Standing

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Bring it. This will just bring more attention to alt-websites and push people away from Fakebook and Goygle.

TeaClipper's picture

Thats Joogle. Goygle is a great name for an alt search engine though

Shitonya Serfs's picture

I thought that too, at first. But remembered they are masters of doublespeak.

Robslob's picture

"All your news are belong to us..."

Mainstream Media

Akzed's picture

Fake is as fake does.

El Oregonian's picture

"Flake News" (as in snowflakes).