May 22, 2017

One of the the Best Treatments of ‘The Russians Did It’ Fiasco …

… is at the left-wing site Counterpunch (HT Doug Ross).

To me, that’s not a surprise. Recall that in 2010, Counterpunch published a piece by Ron Wilkins, a professor at Cal State University. Wilkins, possibly at great personal and professional risk, in “The Other Side of Shirley Sherrod,” exposed Sherrod and her husband, the supposedly aggrieved representatives of black farmers poorly treated by the USDA during previous decades, as a couple who “exploited and abused” workers at their New Communities Inc. farming enterprise “during the latter part of the 1960s and throughout the 70s.”

Wilkins should know, because “I was one of those workers at NCI.”

It’s rare, but there are outlets on the left with a history and tradition of good and challenging work. Counterpunch is one of them.

As to its current story on the Russia-Wikileaks-Seth Rich situation, here is Mike Whitney’s opening:

Why is it a “conspiracy theory” to think that a disgruntled Democratic National Committee staffer gave WikiLeaks the DNC emails, but not a conspiracy theory to think the emails were provided by Russia?


Which is the more likely scenario: That a frustrated employee leaked damaging emails to embarrass his bosses or a that foreign government hacked DNC computers for some still-unknown reason?

That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it?

And why have the mainstream news organizations put so much energy into discrediting the latest Fox News (DC) report, when– for the last 10 months– they’ve showed absolutely zero interest in Rich’s death at all?

Whitney proceeds to rip “the intelligence community,” the media, and the “behind-the-scenes elites who want to destroy their political rivals” to shreds.

Read the whole thing.



  1. Seth Rich deserves justice and the Bernie supporters deserve the truth about Hillary Clinton and her band of cronies who stole the DNC nomination. IF the Democrat Party is ever to have integrity, it must first put it’s house in order by bringing those who rigging the nomination process to account. Millions of Democrats were denied their candidate of choice. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz just as much admitted when she defended their nomination process.

    Comment by dscott — May 22, 2017 @ 5:08 pm

  2. Nice to see there are a few diamonds in the rough out in leftyland.

    Comment by zf — May 22, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

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