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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Charges, prosecution, and sentencing of longtime Trump confidant Stone was an exercise of politicized lynching.

If he’d been closely connected to Obama or the Clintons, persecuting him wouldn’t have happened.

The case against him was one of countless examples of politics, imperial aims, and the power of special interests triumphing over truth, equity, justice and the rule of law.

Abuse of power against targeted nations, entities and individuals is the shame of the nation, a fantasy democracy from inception, never the real thing, a notion abhorred by its ruling class.

The politicized persecution of Stone was minor compared to much more significant hostile actions by both extremist wings of the one-party state and its media press agents — serving wealth and power interests at the expense of truth-telling journalism the way it should be.

Never or hardly ever by the NYT, WaPo, WSJ, CNN, Fox News, NPR, PBS, and other establishment media on major issues related to war and peace, corporate empowerment, and police state rule over governance of, by, and for everyone equitably, according to the rule of law — the latter banned in the USA. 

Anti-Trump media, largely for the wrong reasons, ignoring the most important right ones, are all over him for his Stone commutation as expected.

Here’s a sampling of reported rubbish:

The NYT: “Trump…crossed a line that even (Richard) Nixon in the depths of Watergate dared not cross:” a gross perversion of truth, and there’s much more like it.

“The extraordinary decision to commute the prison sentence of an embattled adviser demonstrates how the president has managed to bend America’s legal machinery to his advantage (sic).”

WaPo: “Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence is an unforgivable betrayal of his office (sic).”

WSJ: Long ago disgraced Rep. Adam Schiff was exposed time and again for egregious law breaking and lying.

Yet the Journal quoted his perversion of truth, claiming Trump’s commutation of Stone “is among the most offensive to the rule of law and principles of justice (sic).”

Reuters: The commutation “marked (Trump’s) most assertive intervention to protect an associate in a criminal case and his latest use of executive clemency to benefit an ally.”

Right-wing extremist Senator Mitt Romney was quoted, tweeting:

“Unprecedented, historic corruption (sic): an American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very president.”

On the issue of Russiagate, an exposed hoax, there was nothing to shield him from.

AP News quoted Robert Mueller, guilty of Russiagate hoax infamy, still pushing the Big Lie that won’t die about Russian election meddling he failed to prove despite months of trying and millions of dollars wasted on a disgraceful witch hunt.

Saying his politicized probe with no legitimacy was of “paramount importance” was the latest of his many lies related to the witch hunt he conducted to his disgrace.

CNN quoted ethically, morally, legally, and politically tainted House Speaker Pelosi, calling Stone’s commutation “an act of staggering corruption (sic).”

She intends pursuing legislation to “ensure that no president can pardon or commute the sentence of an individual who is engaged in a cover-up campaign to shield that president from criminal prosecution.”

Accountability begins at home throughout both houses of Congress, the executive branch and judiciary — infested with self-serving officials at the expense of peace, equity, justice, and the rule of law long ago abandoned by the US ruling class.

Fox News reported that House Dems intend an “aggressive investigation” into Stone’s commutation — a politicized action ahead of November elections.

National Pentagon Radio (NPR): “The commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence…caused consternation in the legal community (sic).”

NPR long ago lost legitimacy, serving its Big Money funders at the expense of truth-telling journalism the way it should be it long ago abandoned.

Establishment media ruckus over Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s sentence is a tempest in a teapot compared to their support for and failure to report US high crimes of war and against humanity, along with waging coronavirus biowar worldwide, and causing economic collapse to more greatly empower and enrich the US ruling class.   

Obsessing over Stone’s commutation also pales in comparison to their misinformation, disinformation, and fake news on major world and national issues — their standard daily fare.

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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.