There are no winners in this election. But, there have been a lot of lessons. And the greatest of them is that we no longer need mainstream media. Fox. CNN. None of em. They are all useless.
All we need is our brains. And the Internet. And each other.
Were you disgusted by the Trump tape? So was I. Were you so appalled by the content that you didn’t care where it came from? Yeah, me too. That was the whole point.
So, I did what I l learned back in school, I considered the source. Then, I researched the source. What follows are just a few things that I stumbled upon. And it all started with a simple question.
Why would the Washington Post, a respected news agency, publish that scandalous clip?
Isn't that sort of behavior more in line with a tabloid rag than the prestigious Washington Post?
Were they trying to report the news? Or decide an election? How many times in the past have they learned salacious details about a candidate without sharing? How many presidential elections have they influenced.
What do we know about the 139 year history of this news agency? What do we know about its owner and Chief Editor? Why would Amazon Founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, shell out a quarter of a billion dollars for a newspaper?
Why has he turned it into a trashy tabloid? Before looking at the present, let’s look at the past. When you do, you’ll realize that the Washington Post has always been more concerned with influencing voters than informing them. And that Bezos isn’t its first sleazy owner. Past owners have been linked to the murders of JFK and Marilyn Monroe, among dozens of other questionable suicides. All have been closely linked to the CIA.
The Washington Post faced a similar editorial decision back in 1959. When JFK was running for president, the Publisher at the Washington Post knew for certain that the Democratic nominee had more than a few personal issues that could give voters pause. Among these were an addiction to prescription pills, multiple ongoing extramarital affairs, and a proclivity for African American prostitutes. Yet the Post chose to not disclose these facts.
Why did Jeff Bezos go against precedent?
Certainly, the American public was entitled to know these personal details about a presidential nominee during the election of 1960. Back then, the Washington Post felt that it was not their journalistic duty to reveal private moments from the private life of a candidate. But this time around, the same newspaper felt compelled to publish an unflattering private conversation involving a presidential candidate. What’s different?
Well, there are several answers to that question.
The first is that JFK was a Democrat. And then, like now, a small coalition of billionaire, Ashkenazi Jews run the Democratic party and every major news media outlet. And they use the latter to promote the former.
The second and most revealing is that when JFK was seeking election, the owner and publisher of the Washington Post was Philip Graham (Son in Law of Eugene Meyer, first president of the World Bank). It was Graham who convinced John Fitzgerald Kennedy to run. The two were close friends. He used Kennedy exactly as George Soros used Obama. As a puppet. Only Kennedy didn’t play ball. This is why he never saw the end of his first term, let alone a second. Not only did Graham found and finance Kennedy’s campaign, he volunteered to write some of JFK’s speeches and nearly all of those read by Lyndon Baines Johnson. How’s that for a conflict of interest? The media who should have been scrutinizing presidential addresses was actually writing them. Not much has changed.
Once Kennedy was elected, he rewarded the Post’s journalistic discretion by naming its owner to the most powerful and lucrative cabinet post in US history. JFK named Graham as Chairman of COMSAT.
Never heard of COMSAT. Well, me either. Apparently, it was the predecessor to the NSA. And the means by which the CIA has been spying on citizens of the world for more than half a century.
COMSAT is the federally funded corporation that built the first international satellite system. Its stated purpose was for media communication.
In 1962, after the US government spent billions of tax dollars to launch and maintain the satellite system, COMSAT’s Board of Directors wanted to privatize. But Graham's conscience would not allow him to endorse this move. How could they be allowed to take an entity that was paid for by the US government and convert it into a for profit, publicly traded company?
Graham would not go along with the plan. He needed to go. Luckily, he had some vulnerabilities. In addition to being a hard headed obstructionist, Graham was prone to episodes of mania, followed by acute depression. This mental illness made him a loose cannon who like his puppet president, was becoming increasingly difficult to manage.
In 1962, the Washington Post owner and COMSAT Director fell in love with an Australian journalist. Her name was Robin Webb. The two began having an affair. JFK's handlers on the COMSAT Board of Directors took advantage of this indiscretion. They threatened to tell a rival newspaper about the affair, if he did not resign as Chairman of the CIA satellite program. He relented.
With nothing left to be blackmailed over, Graham left his wife to spend the rest of his life with his now girlfriend. But, inside, he never got over those back dealings and double crossings.
In 1963, consumed by rage, in the midst of a severe bipolar episode, Philip Graham, accompanied by Ms Webb, spoke at a publishers meeting in Arizona. While at the microphone, he told the entire conference about the successful plot to convert COMSAT from a government program to a publicly traded company. It got worse. He went on to share a litany of incriminating facts about Kennedy who betrayed him and the people on the COMSAT Board who blackmailed him.
The conference room was packed with prominent journalists and the publishers of every major newspaper publisher in the United States. And not one of them reported the incident or published a single one of the true facts that Graham revealed about the people who had betrayed him.
One of the scandalous but factual accusations levied by Graham in that hotel ballroom was that President John F Kennedy had an affair with Marilyn Monroe. And that her suicide, months earlier, was actually a murder, carried out by the CIA.
Another of Graham's revelation was that since Monroe’s “suicide”, Kennedy had taken on a new mistress. Her name was Mary Eno Pinchot Meyer.
Meyer was a Georgetown socialite, noted pacifist, and accomplished writer/artist. She was also under constant FBI surveillance because her first husband, Cord Meyer, was accused of being a Communist by Senator Joseph McCarthy and FBI Director, J Edgar Hoover.
It gets better. Cord, a one eyed CIA operator, was charged with overseeing Operation Mockingbird. What does any of this conspiracy theory have to do with the Washington Post's decision to release the Trump video. Well, to answer that, you have to look at Operation Mockingbird.
Here are some highlights from WIkipedia. Read them later if you have time.
"Operation Mockingbird is a secret campaign by the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to influence media. Begun in the 1950s, it was initially organized by Cord Meyer and Allen W. Dulles, and was later led by Frank Wisner after Dulles became the head of the CIA. The organization recruited leading American journalists into a propaganda network to help present the CIA's views. It funded some student and cultural organizations and magazines as fronts. As it developed, it also worked to influence foreign media and political campaigns, in addition to activities by other operating units of the CIA. Wisner recruited Philip Graham from The Washington Post to run the project within the industry.
In 1951, Allen W. Dulles persuaded Cord Meyer to join the CIA. However, there is evidence that he was recruited several years earlier and had been spying on the liberal internationalist organizations he had been a member of in the late 1940s. According to Deborah Davis, Meyer became Mockingbird's "principal operative."
"I’m proud they asked me and proud to have done it" - Joseph Alsop  After 1953, the network was overseen by CIA Director Allen Dulles, by which time Operation Mockingbird had major influence over 25 newspapers and wire agencies. The usual methodology was placing reports developed from intelligence provided by the CIA to witting or unwitting reporters. Those reports would then be repeated or cited by the preceding reporters which in turn would then be cited throughout the media wire services. These networks were run by people with well-known liberal but pro-American big business and anti-Soviet views such as William S. Paley (CBS), Henry Luce (Time and Life Magazine), Arthur Hays Sulzberger (New York Times),Alfred Friendly (managing editor of the Washington Post), Jerry O'Leary (Washington Star), Hal Hendrix (Miami News), Barry Bingham, Sr. (Louisville Courier-Journal), James Copley (Copley News Services) and Joseph Harrison (Christian Science Monitor). In February 1976, George H. W. Bush, the recently appointed Director of the CIA, announced a new policy: "Effective immediately, the CIA will not enter into any paid or contract relationship with any full-time or part-time news correspondent accredited by any U.S. news service, newspaper, periodical, radio or television network or station." He added that the CIA would continue to "welcome" the voluntary, unpaid cooperation of journalists. However, the project was never officially discontinued. Today, Operation Mockingbird operates as The Office of Policy Coordination (OPC). While, Operation Mockingbird was funded by siphoning off funds intended for the Marshall Plan, (Some of this money was used to bribe journalists and publishers.) the modern OPC is paid for by "lost money" in the Pentagon budget. News outlets controlled by the CIA's OPC include but are not limited to CNN (Heir and Descendant of Cornelius Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper) and The Washington Post (Owned by Amazon Founder and Billionaire Jeff Bezos). OPC has supported underground resistance groups in Iran, Cuba, Venezuela, Guatemala, Laos, Vietnam, and the United States. They are directly credited with the 1954 Coup in Guatemala and are thought to provide funding for the currently active, Black Lives Matters movement.
Months after his unacceptable outbreak in Arizona, on August 3, 1963 Phil Graham committed suicide. A suspicious suicide, which he foretold to friends and family on multiple occasions. He frequently made it clear that he would never take his own life and to investigate if they were told that he did. No autopsy was performed. Three months after Grahams’ death, on November 22, 1963, JFK was assassinated. The murder was blamed on Lee Harvey Oswald. 2 days later, Oswald, who screamed his innocence, was also killed. On national television, while in police custody. Less than a year later, on October 12, 1964, Mary Pinchot Meyer was taking customary daily walk along the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal towpath in Georgetown. In broad daylight, in one of the safest neighborhoods in DC, she was gunned down in a random act of violence. An FBI forensic expert later said "dark haloes on the skin around both entry wounds suggested they had been fired at close-range, possibly point-blank". Approximately forty minutes after the murder, Washington D.C. Police Detective John Warner spotted a soaking-wet African American man named Ray Crump about a quarter of a mile from the murder scene. Crump wasn’t running; "he was walking," Crump was arrested for the murder and later found not guilty. Before being killed, Meyer fearfully confided to her friend, Harvard professor, Timothy Leary, that she believed JFK was killed by the CIA. And that the same people had killed Washington Post owner, Philip Graham, making it look like a suicide.
In his biography Flashbacks (1983), Leary claimed he had a call from Pinchot Meyer soon after the Kennedy assassination during which she sobbed and said, "They couldn't control him any more. He was changing too fast...They've covered everything up. I gotta come see you. I'm afraid. Be careful." The morning after her death, Meyer’s friends, Ben and Tonly Bradley went over to Mary’s home. They came upon high ranking CIA official Jim Angleton. He was picking the lock to her residence. He said that he was there for Mary’s diary. It was found and destroyed. Even though they are privately owned, the COMSAT satellites are still in use by the NSA and CIA to this day. Like Kennedy’s mistresses back then, friends of the Clinton Foundation frequently die under mysterious circumstances. Just as the Washington Post elected John F Kennedy, tomorrow, they will have elected Hillary Rodham Clinton. Will Bezos be rewarded with a presidential appointment like Graham? Will he suffer a similar fate? If history is any indicator, the answer is ‘Yes” to both. It makes me mad enough to want to grab Washington DC right by the pussy.
“In Washington, ruining people is considered sport” Vincent Foster