Actually this thread is about what happened to USA's once proud Fourth Estate.
Once again facts is facts, and ya totally miss the point. okay I take that back. That's not true. Guess you just piss me off.
Not to say the roots don't run deep
Sorry, for pissing you off. That is not my intent. I even posted the data to help you deal with the news forecasts in the fact that it is the government and not the private business behind these controls. The Fourth Estate is very active, but being operated by our secret departments. Decades past I was wondering how all of this worked and come about. So I researched how a NSA banker operates. In other words I followed the money. I followed a guy name John R Petty. He was the young NSA banker on J. P. Morgan board, assigned from a branch of the Army. After the war he was sent to Texas to close down all the radio and newspapers that would not be bought out and would not fall in line with syndicated news. Of course, this was all being done in secrecy. He is also on the list of 300 people that can change the newscasts if the data is deemed to be psychological damaging to the United States.
If it will help, I will clue you in on the fact that the political system is rigged. That should make you happy because Hilary is going to win. So just chill out a little bit. You are going to get all your free government stuff and the empty promises to fix all the problems. But don’t give up, keep asking questions and digging for data. You really have a skill for research.
I sure miss Dusty. Dusty could keep focused on the facts. But I think Dusty pissed you off too.
Is our political system rigged when right wingers get elected, too? Was it rigged when George Bush got elected, Ronald Reagan? Republican members of Congress? Republican governors? Were Chris Christie's elections as NJ governor rigged? Was Trump's nomination rigged? Or are nominatioms and oelections rigged only when Democrats win, but when Republicans win, everything is on the up and up? Is that how it works?
Do you know how rigging works? Who's in charge of rigging? Do you know how "the media" works to help rig elections? "The media" must change it's rigging process for every election, even during elections. I wonder how that's done. You must know since you claim to know so much about rigging elections. Why not let us in on it?
Let’s just take this in steps. Answer this question. Do you think Lois Lerner was rigging the election?
"The U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI began an investigation into the IRS controversy in May 2013. In October 2015, the DOJ announced that the Department was closing the investigation and would not seek any criminal charges related to the IRS controversy. The determination came after an investigation of almost two years, in which the DOJ and FBI interviewed more than 100 witnesses and reviewed more than a million pages of IRS documents.
"In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia, announcing the case closure, Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter J. Kadzik wrote that while "our investigation uncovered substantial evidence of mismanagement, poor judgment, and institutional inertia...Not a single IRS employee reported any allegation, concern or suspicion that the handling of tax-exempt applications—or any other IRS function—was motivated by political bias, discriminatory intent, or corruption." Kadzik wrote "We found no evidence that any IRS official acted based on political, discriminatory, corrupt, or other inappropriate motives that would support a criminal prosecution." Kadzik stated that the investigation specifically absolved Lerner of criminal liability, and determined that Lerner was in fact the first official to recognize a problem and try and correct it.
"Reactions to the investigation's conclusions were split along partisan lines."
So in answer to your question, no. I agree with the FBI's and Bob Goodlatte's conclusions and statements.
Now back to my questions. Do you have any rational answers?
August 8, 2016
Federal Judge Says IRS Still Targeting Tea Party With Classic 'Catch-22'
Read more: http://650keni.iheart.com/articles/politics-104707/federal-judge-says-irs-still-targeting-14985650/#ixzz4GlBnxnHE
August 8, 2016
Federal Court to IRS: Prove You Don't Target Tea Party Groups
Breaking News at Newsmax.com http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Federal-Court-Prove-Target-Tea-Party/2016/08/05/id/742329/#ixzz4GlCuZRAo
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Poll: 76 Percent of Americans Believe "Lost" IRS Emails Were Deliberatly Destroyed
I just check what was in the news today. It seems that there are federal judges that are not buying into the FBI’s and Bob Goodlatte’s conclusions. Is the IRS mostly operated by democrat party employees?
IRS Union PAC Gave 94 Percent of Donations to Democrats
So, you think the IRS actions were caused by a few rogue Cincinnati employees? And it was Lerner who saved the day and was trying to fix the problem. Is that correct?
Isn’t one of the issues in congress right now the impeachment of Koskinen the head of the IRS for lying about the cover-up?
Here is a good timeline of the events. http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2016/06/24/irs-targeting-scandal-citizens-united-lois-lerner-and-the-20m-tax-saga-that-wont-go-away/2/#5a365ad410aa
Show how any of that amounted to rigging an election. Show it with EVIDENCE--objective evidence that actually proves rigging wqs done. There will always be corruption and claims of corruption.. They do not amount to rigging an election. If you think they do, please show that it actually happened and how. Which elections were "rigged" and which ones were not rigged? Was GWB's election rigged? Reagan's? Bush senior's? Nixon's. You have never answered those questions. All you do is engage in innuendo and empty claims about rigged elections that Democrats have won.
If you are going to claim that any election was rigged, you have to demonstrate that it was actually rigged, who did the rigging and how was it done. We've had enough of empty claims. Pointing to someone who was found to be doing something underhanded does not amount to proving that an election was "rigged". You have to come up with something much better than that.
PS! The "Lois Lerner saga" won't go away as long as there are Republicans around who have nothing else to support their politics--and they are legion.