WSJ op-ed page’s split personality even more extreme

Forgotten Man, 16th June at Hackney Picturehouse (Photo by: Beyza Ates)

On the news side, they’re breaking stories on the Russia investigation. On the opinion page? Insanity!

The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board called this week for a full Russia investigation – not into President Donald Trump, but into the Democratic party, the FBI, and special counsel Robert Mueller.

“It turns out that Russia has sown distrust in the U.S. political system-aided and abetted by the Democratic Party, and perhaps the FBI,” the editorial began. “This is an about-face from the dominant media narrative of the last year, and it requires a full investigation.”

The editorial argued that a Washington Post report published Tuesday “revealed” that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee hired the Perkins Coie law firm, which in turn retained the opposition-research firm Fusion GPS and funded a now-infamous dossier containing salacious allegations about Trump’s ties to Russia. The dossier was compiled by ex-British spy, Christopher Steele, who has several deep Russian sources.

“Strip out the middlemen, and it appears that Democrats paid for Russians to compile wild allegations about a US presidential candidate,” the editorial said. “Did someone say ‘collusion’?”

It had been previously reported that Democrats took over funding for the opposition research from anti-Trump Republicans after Trump won the GOP nomination. On Friday, lawyers for The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative publication, told the House Intelligence Committee that the outlet originally funded the dossier’s production.

Of course, like Fox News, the Journal is now opened by Rupert Murdoch. So this is relatively tame compared to them.

One Response to WSJ op-ed page’s split personality even more extreme

  1. Imhotep October 30, 2017 at 11:34 am #

    What the WSJ should be reporting about is why the stock market never goes down no matter what kind of news breaks.

    The US is on the verge of World War III and the market goes up.
    Four American soldiers are killed in Niger and the market goes up.
    Hundreds are killed and wounded by a maniac(?) in Las Vegas and the market goes up.

    The oligarchs are buying stocks like a depressed person eats food. Maybe the wealthy are depressed?

    The WSJ should also have an op-ed about Social Security and Medicare.

    The over 62 folks will get a COLA increase in 2018. It’ll be about $27.70 for the average retiree.
    Those on Medicare will see their premiums go up about $25.00 a month, on average.

    Which means that the average Social Security recipient will have an additional $2.70 to spend each month on food.

    Where is the outrage from the WSJ on that news?

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