Probably a Muslim arson of Notre Dame, and the authorities there will try to whitewash it.  What’s the lesson from that?

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Diary 1999

Reading Ted Koppel’s Off Camera, a daily journal he kept during the year 1999, with a backdrop of Monica Lewinsky, Clinton impeachment, crisis in Yugoslavia, etc.  Koppel was one of the last national journalists who wasn’t an ideologue — what we have instead today among prominent media types.

Running throughout the book is an amused and somewhat sardonic view of American life and politics.  Koppel — a gifted writer as well as a penetrating and objective journalist.  Too bad we don’t have more like him today.  Things don’t always get better.

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Witch Hunt

Trump is going to be crowing about the Russian collusion hoax for the next 5 years, and will use it at every opportunity to skewer the Dems with a thick coat of nasty ridicule.

Russian collusion is going to be a constant theme in his sarcastic speeches.   He’ll paint a picture of the Dems as dishonest connivers trying to pull a fast one on the American public.  And who is to say he is wrong?

Truth is, it was a farce from the get go, used simply for political advantage by cynical politicians and media — a media interested in promoting a left-wing ideology while goosing ratings with insinuating, who-done-it stories of Trump’s “lackeys”.  Just shows how dominant and controlling media in the US can be when they want to promote a false story, which is more than a little frightening.

But it’s not all a loss.  America learned a new word: “collusion”.

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