L. J. Martin
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- Second is the First Loser – A short story by L. J. Martin - March 28, 2017
- Congressional Inquiry into Russian Hacking: The Manchurian Candidate Method? - March 24, 2017
Lets look at the Congressional Inquiry into Russian Hacking. You might think it strange that a member of America’s Society of Professional Journalists would continue to rail against her press and reporters, no matter their medium, but I’m sick of biased reporting. Particularly since I have conservative sensibilities and 95% of American reporters, and American professors, are blatantly liberal. I often wonder if the majority of reporting is not a conscious effort, in a Manchurian Candidate ploy, to implant subtle prejudices in readers/listener/viewers brains. They seem to hope that the deep reptilian portions of our gray matter will absorb what they say, in a very subtle way, not what actually was said or happened.
Congressional Inquiry into Russian Hacking
Example: Recently listening to reporting on the Congressional inquiry into Russian hacking, and to FBI director Comey being questioned about the same. The question: “Was Trump and Trump Tower hacked or tapped,” And Comey’s answer: “We found no evidence of Trump or Trump Tower being tapped….” I watched those questions being asked and answered in real time. The radio reporter I heard later said, “Comey denies Trump or Trump tower was tapped.”
Do you see the subtle difference? Comey saying no evidence is not Comey denying. It’s Comey saying “no evidence.”
One would think, hearing that radio reporter that Comey and the FBI believed, with certainty, that Trump was not tapped, when in fact he could have just as well said, “We don’t know” or “No evidence as of yet.” Well, I deny their fairness, and that’s the nicest thing I can say.
It’s a little like a presumptive close on the part of a salesman. He doesn’t ask “May I write this up?” but rather, “…what color do you prefer?” An assumptive close. Maybe more like the question, “When did you stop beating your wife?”
L. J. Martin
L. J. Martin is a Yank, who’s very angry over the recent terrorist attacks in London, and who comments without a moment’s hesitation or equivocation on politics. For a glance as his many novels see his author page on Amazon.
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