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Senator Ed Markey spreads fake news on CNN

May 11, 2017

 I have been accused by the left on a couple of occasions for using links to websites both here and on Facebook from less than credible sources. I am just a small time microblogger and I understand that I do not really influence anybody, I am just sharing my opinion. I always try to use legitimate stories but I have made a couple of mistakes.

  Ed Markey, on the other hand, is a United States Senator from Massachusetts who really does not influence anybody (sorry, could not help making that dig!) and as such he has a responsibility to make sure his sources are legitimate. He has a full staff and there is no excuse for him in not doing his homework. 

  However this did not stop Ed Markey from appearing on CNN to spread fake news about Donald Trump and the Russian investigation. Here is what he said:

“There are very strong allegations that the Russians had relationships with people inside of the Trump campaign,” Markey said during an interview on CNN.

“In fact, subpoenas have now been issued in Northern Virginia with regard to General [Michael Flynn] and General Flynn’s associates,” Markey continued. “A grand jury has been impanelled up in New York.”

  However:

There have been subpoenas issued in Virginia, but no reputable outlet has reported anything about an impaneled grand jury. When a Guardian reporter requested a source, Markey’s office said he read about it on two blogs.

  Those two blogs were Louise Mensch’s blog and Palmer Report, here is more about them:

Neither the Palmer Report nor Louise Mensch are considered credible sources. The Palmer Report is a left-wing blog known for making fantastic and unproven claims, while Mensch is a former British MP known for accusing many people of being secret Russian spies.

  Ed Markey’s office admitted the mistake and issued an apology for the “confusion” but as of yet CNN has not issued a retraction and Ed Markey has not appeared on CNN to set the record straight. This means he made the false claim on national television and then issued a press release nobody will see, so most viewers who watched him on CNN will only remember the original story and not be aware he was spreading fake news. Just the way he wants it…

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23 Comments leave one →
  1. May 11, 2017 9:01 pm

    The Left is literally frothing at the mouth. There is no reality anymore. Who cares.. just a few of us.

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 11, 2017 9:04 pm

      I wandered over to one of your links… Reaganite Republican.. What do you know.. a link to the Palmer Report. Yep… pretty much trash.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 11, 2017 9:10 pm

        I really do have to go through those links and update them, I have not done that in a while and I don’t visit many of them any more. RR has become a never Trumper who does not want to give him a chance.

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    • May 11, 2017 9:08 pm

      They are falling apart and making themselves irrelevant and it has been fun to watch.

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  2. May 11, 2017 9:42 pm

    Journalism has sunk to a new low. Too much of what is foisted on the public is false, misleading or propaganda. The internet has been both a blessing and a curse.

    Steve, your site is great because of its narrow focus.

    If the Democrats keep up the Russia narrative they will destroy themselves. Trump keeps baiting them and they fall for it every time.

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    • May 12, 2017 5:21 am

      I think people are seeing through the MSM at this point although apparently Maddow’s numbers are growing since her Trump tax return fiasco. I also think the Democrats are overplaying their hand and by the time the next election rolls around people are going to be sick of listening to them.
      Thanks for the compliment!

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      • May 12, 2017 6:51 am

        This seems like the Democrat Party has become Sen Joe McCarthy reincarnated.

        Now that Trump axed Comedy he can let the whole Russia story drive the Dems over the edge. Which I think he did when he met Russian FM Lavrov. Sen. Chuck is threading to shut Congress down unless there is special prosecutor appointed!

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      • May 12, 2017 6:39 pm

        I agree, they are now in full meltdown mode and they are making fools of themselves. I say let them shut down the government over this.

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  3. May 12, 2017 4:20 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

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    • May 12, 2017 5:22 am

      Thank you.

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      • May 12, 2017 6:17 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  4. May 12, 2017 7:06 am

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ and commented:
    CNN yet again…

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 12, 2017 6:39 pm

      Thank you.

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  5. May 12, 2017 7:07 am

    Reblogged on Deplorables-Seeking-Justice.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 12, 2017 6:40 pm

      Thank you.

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  6. May 12, 2017 12:45 pm


    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsCame across this and posted it on http://adriennescatholiccorner.blogspot.com (I see Bunker visits) regarding lib-tards (updated retards, referring to the mentally ill – today that’s called ‘sanity’ in the PC world) – seems to fit here too.
    Liberalism: The Pathway of Demons and Deceivers
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/liberalism-the-pathway-of-demons-and-deceivers
    http://cdn.freedomsback.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/deep-state-swamp-ben-garrison_1_orig.jpg
    When good men do nothing, evil triumphs. Evil, sin and sinful men must be opposed. God commands those who are good, not just to avoid evil but actively oppose it.
    “When good men do nothing, they are no longer good.” (by Wayne Greeson)
    Galatians 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
    http://truthfeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/comey-russia-dossier-01-800×416.jpg

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    • May 12, 2017 6:44 pm

      Good links, thanks for sharing. It is interesting that Comey was willing to pay for that fake Russian dossier.

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 12, 2017 7:25 pm

        btw Steve I didn’t put that first link in at the beginning. Might want to just delete it if you can. Thanks!

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      • May 13, 2017 6:24 am

        Those poll daddy links pop into the comments every once in awhile, I don’t know why.

        Liked by 1 person

  7. May 12, 2017 7:23 pm

    Something that knits a few things together:

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 13, 2017 6:33 am

      Very well done! This all started as an excuse for the election loss and it has escalated almost out of control. But of course that is what they want.

      Liked by 1 person

  8. May 13, 2017 5:27 am

    Would it be OK if I cross-po5sted this article to WriterBeat.com? I’ll be sure to give you complete credit as the author. There is no fee, I’m simply trying to add more content diversity for our community and I liked what you wrote. If “OK” please let me know via email.

    Autumn
    AutumnCote@WriterBeat.com

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 13, 2017 6:34 am

      You can link to this, I will send you the email.

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