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John Chuckman



I don’t believe there was hacking. I believe the DNC material was a leak.

However, let’s just pretend for a moment that there was a hack, a Russian hack, and let’s do a kind of thought-experiment.

Then so what?

A bunch of true insights into the inner workings of the Clinton family-dominated Democratic Party were revealed to voters, with no national security matters being involved at all. Voters indeed were informed about something for a change.

Wow, that is just terrible, isn’t it? Some truth revealed from behind of the phony public façade of a corrupt political party.

Could almost pass for what used to be called investigative journalism, couldn’t it?

And it came after a months-long storm of extremely biased, often dishonest, and frequently hateful ‘reporting” by the corporate press and broadcasters in favor of the Clintons.

There were no exceptions to this this massive, coordinated effort by the corporate press, and indeed American corporate hi-tech companies, not really parts of the traditional press, such as Google or Facebook, joined right in the abuse of privileged positions. We’ve never seen its like before.

It does seem to me that the only genuinely serious concern for American voters should be that deadly threat from within their own society, that unrelenting effort to swing an election on false claims and innuendo.

Not some facts revealed by someone with an ear to the wall of a corrupt organization.

This simple truth seems lost in the roaring noise of 1950s-style anti-Russian propaganda – all of it without a speck of proof.

But even were there some proof, the issue involved seems trivial compared to the monstrous one everyone ignores, a domestic press, a gigantic self-praising industry, which in fact closely emulates the behavior of the press in a tyrannical society.

And remember all of these abusive political behaviors were by companies whose privileged and profitable position in society results from America’s loose-to-non-existent regulation of monopolies, near-monopolies, and massive corporations. It is not owing just to their own intrinsic merit.



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