Just as the facts were being fixed around the narrative that Donald Trump was essentially a Manchurian candidate sent by the KGB to undermine Hillary, the billionaire iconoclast pulled off one of the greatest acts of trolling in history. With the coordinated efforts of the entire corrupt media to bury the evidence that the DNC is a corrupt den of iniquity under a torrent of dubious accusations that Vladimir Putin was behind the hacking and ready to close in for the kill, Trump happened. No matter how one feels about Trump you have to admit that this is the best damned election year ever – unless you happen to be a Democrat – in terms of pure entertainment value. Watching the Donald continue to play the media parasites for the pack of fools and jackleg charlatans that they always have been is absolutely awesome.
Trump blew the DNC convention pander-fest right out of the headlines when during a Florida presser he joked about the Russkies releasing those 30,000 + missing emails from Hillary’s private server.
As reported by Zero Hedge “Trump: “I Hope Russia Has All 33,000 Emails That Hillary Deleted””:
In yet another statement that is certain to spark outrage among Democrats, moments ago Donald Trump said he hopes that Russian hackers accused of breaching the DNC have obtained the tens of thousands of emails that Hillary Clinton deleted from her private email server, and that they will release them.
“If they hacked, they probably have her 33,000 emails. I hope they do,” Trump told reporters on Wednesday at a press conference at his Miami-area hotel, adding that “I wish I had that power. I’d love to have that power” to orchestrate the alleged email hack and leak.
“They probably have her 33,000 emails that she lost and deleted. You’d see some beauties, so we’ll see.”
He went on to address Russia directly: “”Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 [Clinton] emails that are missing,” Trump said at a press conference. “I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press. Let’s see if that happens. That’ll be nice.”
He continued: “Russia has no respect for our country. And that’s why, if it is Russia, nobody even knows it’s Russia, it was probably China. … It shows how weak we are. It shows how disrespected we are.”
Moments ago, he emphasized his position, saying on twitter if Russia has Hillary’s emails, it should share them with the FBI.
He also said that the Russia-DNC hacking allegations are a “total deflection” from the scandal plaguing the Democratic party. He also slammed the DNC for what was seen as conspiring against Sanders to ensure that Clinton won the Democratic nomination. “I’m not gonna tell Putin what to do. Why should I tell Putin what to do?” Trump said. “It’s not even about Russia or China or whoever it is that’s doing the hacking. It’s about the things they said in those emails. They were terrible things.”
He also accused Clinton of being in on the conspiracy. “Believe me, as sure as you’re sitting there, Hillary Clinton knew about it,” Trump said. “She knew everything. Debbie Wasserman Schultz could not breathe without speaking and getting approval from Hillary Clinton.”
He then repeated what he has said previously, namely that “I have nothing to do with Russia.”
The howls of outrage were immediate, deafening and all seem to have come from a central propaganda command station straight out of the old USSR – here are just a few headlines:
Washington Post: “Trump urges Russia to hack Clinton’s emails”
One minor problem with the propaganda this time – Trump never invited Russia to hack anything, only to release the emails that the FBI and NSA – despite their omnipotence and billion dollar budgets – were unable (or unwilling) to find. One would think that loyal Americans would want to see Mrs. Clinton’s emails considering how callously that she risked national security as well as the lives of others with her mysterious private server. One question that has never been answered or for that matter even asked: WHY did Hillary find it necessary to circumvent government accountability and security procedures to set the server up in the first place? Something smells fishy but don’t count on our intrepid media to bother doing any real investigative reporting instead of just shilling for Obama and Hillary.
Trump may have just successfully smoked out the ruling junta’s entire media as being filled with rats, weasels, lickspittles, agents and operatives given the sheer ferocity of the attacks as well as their similarities. It’s true too and Joseph Goebbels himself would have marveled at the American press. It was only last week when the entire media hammered home a unified meme on Trump’s “dark’ GOP nomination acceptance speech. The folks over at the Moon of Alabama blog collected the headlines from practically every major “news” organization in America and it’s a stunning display:
How Clinton And Her Shallow-Brained Media Do Trump’s Bidding
Clinton’s negative campaign against Trump, and the media leashed to her messages, are doing Trump a huge favor. Unless they can break away from their limited framework, stop their unintended advertising for Trump’s campaign, they will propel him to victory.
Here is an example: Networks on Trump: A ‘Dark Speech’ From a ‘Vengeful’ ‘Demagogue’ – Newsbuster
The three networks on Thursday night immediately derided Donald Trump’s “dark speech” as one coming from a “vengeful” “demagogue.”The “dark speech” theme was obviously a canned response by the Clinton campaign. Her independent media (not) dutifully repeated it over and over. But that negative “dark speech” theme, supposed to condemn Trump, only makes his point.
- His Tone Dark, Donald Trump Takes G.O.P. Mantle – NYT
- Donald Trump Takes America on a Journey to the Dark Side – NBC
- In acceptance speech, Trump’s America is a dark and desperate place – WaPo
- Trump’s emotional and dark message: How it will play out – CNBC
- Will Donald Trump’s dark view of America resonate with voters? – CSM
- Trump paints dark image of America – CBSNews
- Trump’s dark, dystopian — and false — version of America – MinnPost
- Clinton Campaign Slams Trump For Painting A ‘Dark Picture’ Of America – IBT
- Chuck Todd: Donald Trump’s dark vision of America has risks – Today
- Obama rejects Trump’s dark America – Politico
- US election: Donald Trump’s dark vision of America ‘doesn’t really jibe’ with facts, Obama says – ABC
- Clinton: Trump ‘painted a dark picture of America’ – The Hill
- Clinton on Trump: ‘I can’t really imagine him on a white horse’ – CNN
- Clinton-Kaine Ticket, in First Rally, Repudiate Trump’s Dark Vision of U.S. – Bloomberg
- His dark materials: After that diabolical, masterful performance, Donald Trump could easily end up president – Salon
- Donald Trump’s Dark and Scary Night – Alternet
- ‘The party I worked for died tonight’: Republicans decry Trump’s dark vision – Guardian
- Donald Trump’s Dark And Scary Night – HuffPo
- Donald Trump’s Dark, Dark Convention Speech – The New Yorker
- The dark, frightening America of Donald Trump – Boston Globe
- Twitter found Donald Trump’s speech to be the darkest timeline – Vox
- Donald Trump’s dark speech to the Republican National Convention, annotated – WaPo
(Isn’t it amazing how Putin can compel all U.S. media to parrot the very same message?)
Those who still believe that we live in a democracy belong in the same class as those who believe in Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny and Hillary’s virtuous innocence.
This has to really eat at the establishment too, they had just gotten the New York Times to publish a column that the official “consensus” was that Putin was behind the DNC email hacking but if you read the actual piece the “consensus” is made up of Barack Obama, John Kerry, John Podesta, a former NSA legal eagle, a number of government contractors but no independent third-party sources. Then there is the purely evil effort to link Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort to Putin – longtime establishment water-carrier Michael Isikoff got that assignment over at Yahoo News in the piece “Exclusive: Suspected Russian hack of DNC widens — includes personal email of staffer researching Manafort”, a narrative that would surely get the DNC and Hillary off the hook when it comes to the court of public opinion.
But the entire thing may have already backfired. By late afternoon many news outlets were moderating their tone but not before they were punked by Trump who once again shows that he has no equal when it comes to stealing a news cycle.