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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

Baseless accusations persist, scoundrel media-led propaganda war on Trump for the wrong reasons.

NYT columnist Thomas Friedman produces pseudo-journalism, the real thing absent in his commentaries.

They’re shallow, deceptive, arrogant, disinformation rubbish – material no responsible editors would publish. The Times features it.

“Our democracy is in serious danger,” he roared in his latest column. How possible when no democracy exists!

Friedman: “President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy,” adding:

“(E)ither Trump’s real estate empire has taken large amounts of money from shady oligarchs linked to the Kremlin – so much that they literally own him; or rumors are true that he engaged in sexual misbehavior while he was in Moscow running the Miss Universe contest, which Russian intelligence has on tape and he doesn’t want released; or Trump actually believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says he is innocent of intervening in our elections – over the explicit findings of Trump’s own CIA, NSA and FBI chiefs.”

“Trump is either hiding something so threatening to himself, or he’s criminally incompetent to be commander in chief…Russia is not our friend. It has acted in a hostile manner. And Trump keeps ignoring it all.”

All of the above is disgraceful rubbish, not a shred of evidence suggesting any of it.

Trump’s sex life is his own business, no one else’s. It’s unrelated to affairs of state.

Until elected president, women didn’t publicly accuse him of sexual misconduct. Why not earlier as a private citizen?

Numerous US leaders and other politicians had extra-marital affairs. The issue is between them and their spouses, no one else.

Nothing suggests Russia has compromising information about Trump in Moscow or anywhere else.

America’s intelligence community chiefs lied, claiming Russian interference in America’s electoral process, failing to provide evidence proving it because none exists – no evidence, no wrongdoing, no probable cause to suggest it.

False accusations and allegations reflect malicious slander – what responsible media would denounce.

Not the Times and other media scoundrels, jumping on any chance to denigrate Trump for defeating their favorite Hillary, along with continuing a disgraceful Russophobic campaign.

Nothing supports Friedman suggesting Trump’s hiding something threatening.

Accusing him of being criminally incompetent to be commander in chief ignores war crimes committed by most US presidents, notably the Clintons, Bush/Cheney, Obama and Trump.

The Times, Friedman, and other media scoundrels suppress this information, what’s most important to report.

The Russian Federation never “acted in a hostile manner” against America or any other country. Washington and its rogue allies do it repeatedly – ignored by media scoundrels, falsely blaming Moscow for their crimes.

Friedman is an embarrassment to journalism the way it’s supposed to be – his columns filled with disgraceful rubbish.

They’re painful reading for anyone wasting time on them, including media critics, commenting on his trash to expose it.

“The biggest threat to the integrity of our democracy today is in the Oval Office,” he roared, adding “(t)his is code red.”

No intelligent news, information and analysis consumers would waste time on his columns – except to denounce them as malicious disinformation.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.