Continuing Google Censorship
Google continues to censor The Trenchant Observer, not displaying search results on hot topics such as the Christopher Steele Dossier. In fact, Google hasn’t sent any users to the articles by the Trenchant Observer published in recent months.
It makes you wonder why, when BING, Yahoo, Duck-Duck-Go and other search engines refer a number of users to recent articles, Google does not.
February 5, 2018
COMMENTARY: Americans are Lost in the Weeds, Just Where Trump Wants Them to Be
As news reporters and cable news commentators fill their columns and air time with endless details about the Nunes Memo, or the democratic Memo, we should recognize that Joseph Goebbels himself, the Nazi propaganda minister, would be immensely proud of the Trump Team’s execution of his basic propaganda techniques. Get everyone arguing about something irrelevant. Distract attention from what is really going on. Create controversy. Confuse the public. Debate any opponent’s criticism endlessly, until ordinary citizens are confused.
How many voters, do you think, paid attention to the story that top Russian intelligence agency leaders came to Washington last week (before February 5) to meet with top U.S. intelligence officials (and who knows who else)? Or to the story that this occurred only days before Trump announced that he would not implement the sanctions against Russia and Russians that had been enacted into law by the Congress, by overwhelming veto-proof majorities?
Few, I suspect. Americans were lost in the weeds arguing over the Nunes Memo.
Just stop for a minute and think:
Whereas there is ample and endlessly redundant evidence in full public view of Donald Trump’s efforts to tamper with witnesses and impede the Senate, House and Mueller investigations into his relationships with Russia and Russians, he has everyone down in the weeds discussing this or that detail of the release or contents of a memo which is basically irrelevant, devoid of content, and which regardless of its content would not carry the water he is reported in his deluded state to think it could.
One awaits further indictments of Trump associates. Only by putting Trump’s enablers and liars in jail will any progress be made toward forcing him from office.
One also awaits real oversight of the Trump administration. A good place to start would be the State Department, where a close examination of Trump’s policies and actions towards Russia might be undertaken, while a very serious investigation into the consequences of Trump’s and Rex Tillerson’s abandonment of the human rights component of U.S. foreign policy might be highly useful. So far, the consequences in both areas have been disastrous.
In the domestic arena, there is high scrutiny of Trump’s actions and policies, and strong forces which can push back against the most disastrous ones. Sadly, this is not true in the foreign policy arena, where Congressional oversight is all the more necessary.
These are the stories Americans and American media should be following, if they can get their noses out of the weeds.
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