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Thursday, May 25, 2023

A whistleblower from inside the Internal Revenue Service has spoken publicly for the first time about a highly sensitive political probe he has supervised, which CBS News has determined is the ongoing probe into the finances of President Biden's son Hunter Biden. He said he became so concerned about prosecutors' handling of "a high profile, controversial" investigation that he felt duty-bound to sound alarms.

Sunday, May 21, 2023

A popular tactic of American politics, especially on the left, is to attack the character of those with whom you don't agree. This was evident with the recent show "Clarence and Ginni Thomas: Politics, Power and the Supreme Court," which PBS aired on May 9. A PBS producer emailed me last January about a planned documentary on the life and legacy of Justice Thomas, who used to work for me. The producer wrote that she wanted "to speak to those closest to him to present a nuanced portrait," and she would "therefore like to request an interview. I agreed to an interview that lasted an hour and a half. That was my mistake. The resulting show was far from nuanced, and it wasn't really a documentary. It was a two-hour hit job on the character of Clarence Thomas.

Friday, May 19, 2023

...Let's go back to 2016, when the FBI was investigating both major presidential candidates in the run-up to the election. At the time, the bureau was looking into Donald Trump's campaign's ties to Russia as well as Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. In July of 2016, FBI Director James Comey announced that no charges would be brought against the Democratic nominee. Then, eleven days before the election, he said that in light of new information having surfaced, the Clinton investigation had been reopened. Finally, on November 6, two days before Election Day, Comey announced that the matter was closed"again. To this day, Democrats remain convinced that Comey's second to last announcement"which, we can all agree, was ham-handed"cast a pall over the campaign, tipping the scales in favor of the Republican nominee. It's a neat story. But it's only half of it.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Most media coverage of the Durham report is preposterous, and becomes more so if you read the highly detailed 306-page document. In its initial coverage, for example, The New York Times went out of its way to emphasize that the report relates to failings inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation that had already been exposed and thus contains little that is "new." Most coverage failed to relay details and facts from the report, preferring to instead spin the spin ... .

Friday, May 05, 2023

Institute hosted a "Hack-and-Dump Working Group" exercise in the summer of 2020 titled, "Burisma Leak," which predicted with uncanny accuracy an upcoming derogatory story in the New York Post about Hunter Biden's lost laptop.

The documents Shellenberger published showed how at least five media figures, including David Sanger and David McCraw of the New York Times, Ellen Nakashima of the Washington Post, then-Daily Beast and future Rolling Stone editor Noah Schactman, and Rick Baker of CNN worked alongside Twitter and Facebook's chief moderation officers, Yoel Roth and Nathaniel Gleicher, to plan a response to a hypothetical damaging expos about Joe Biden's son.


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