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Media flips on Russian narrative for Biden

Media flips on Russian narrative for Biden

For more than four years, the news media has been carrying the Russian collusion conspiracy theory against President Trump.  They were accusing Trump of being too cozy with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin – a bromance, they called it.  Trump was called an “asset” and an “agent” of Russia.  They accused him of using the presidency to advance real estate deals in Russia – although the Trump Organization had no deal in Russia – and terminated one that was in the early stages of negotiation when Trump won the 2016 election.

For two years, Democrats and their left-wing media mouthpieces carried the fake Russian collusion conspiracy theory – that the Trump campaign had conspired with Russian meddling in the 2020 election – only to have it totally debunked by Special Counsel Robert Mueller after a $35 million investigation.  The base storyline was that Trump was soft on Russia – even though Trump had arguably been tougher on the Kremlin than all the past presidents since Ronald Reagan.

With President Biden now in office, one might expect the White House to get tough on Putin to make up for Trump’s laxness.  And you would expect Putin to take a harder approach since he no longer had a supposed friend in the White House.

Weeell … that is not what happened.

One of the first things Biden did was to approve the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany – a NATO nation that expects the United States to protect them from … Russia.  Trump had strongly opposed the pipeline.  Biden’s decision gave Russia a huge customer – propping up its fossil fuel-based economy. 

That was the fuel that the United States could have sold to Germany.  But that was when we were an energy-independent nation under Trump.  That was before Biden reversed policies and shut down pipelines and forced America to again depend on foreign sources of oil – and causing a dramatic inflationary increase in gas prices.

Putin is not praising Biden as a man with whom he can work.  That means Putin now has a President he can roll – much like the Taliban rolled him.  And the radicals in his Democratic Party have rolled him.  Like the Chinse have rolled him.  And who has not?  Or will not?

If the left-wing media had standards and principles, they would be whopping and hollering about Biden’s coziness with Russia and China.  They would be pouncing on Hunter’s and the President’s business dealings in both countries as evidence that Biden is an “asset” or “agent” of those authoritarian regimes.  

Not only are they not holding to the same principles, but they are also hypocritically flipping for Biden.  Ponder closely what some of those left-wing talking-heads are reporting.  We have covered what they are not saying, but what they ARE saying is nothing less than shocking.

Pay close attention.  In reporting the optimistic words of Putin about Biden, the new media is crediting Biden with …  you ready? … reducing the chill of the icy relationship that existed during the Trump administration.  WHAT?  They have suddenly decided that Trump was tough – in fact, too tough – on Russia.  And it is Biden’s concessions to Russia – without consideration of Hunter’s questionable business deals – that is improving the relationship.

Using the same logic, you could say that Biden eased tensions with the Taliban and al Qaeda by conceding Afghanistan to them.  If Biden eases any more tensions with adversaries, the United States will not even be a second-tier country.

So, there ‘tis.

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  1. frank stetson

    Oh Larry, shouldn’t you just be content over your Russian-collusion win due to malfeasance by Bill Barr; do you really want to use it as a battering ram going forward. My answer on this to you is simple: why did Team Trump have over 100 meetings with the Ruskies, often KGB attached, by over 17 of Trump’s team BEFORE the election? While there was no collusion, what was there? There are a number of Russian angles from Trump Corporate Funding, DoucheBank loans, etc. beyond this, but WTF was this.

    What was this about and don’t you think it stinks to high heaven?

    FYI — I can’t find any Team Biden meetings. Don’t you think if Russia was preparing post election negotiations they would meet with both teams? What’s up?

    Here’s the real truth about your bombastic win: “Mueller spent almost 200 pages describing “numerous links between the Russian government and the Trump Campaign.” And more:

    Think you ought to let this sleeping dog lie and move on; weaponizing it is only going to bring more Democrats to the polls.

    Meanwhile, what exactly can the US do to stop this pipeline? Tell us Larry, what to do.

    “Trump had strongly opposed the pipeline” which was 90% completed during Trump’s reign. We all know how Don lies. Do you really want to repeat them?

    “That was the fuel that the United States could have sold to Germany.” You want to sell natural gas to Germany? “The Rockies Express is a 1679km-long pipeline which runs between the Rocky Mountains in Colorado and Eastern Ohio” WIKI. I think you gonna need a much bigger boat…….

    Larry, I term this one: BUSTED.

  2. Anonymous

    Now you, Larry, are out as one of those conspiracy theorists propagating falsehoods. On what evidence is your opinion predicated? Your true colors are not pretty. Animosity toward all things of the Democrat Party and our legally elected president and no critique of your own party’s behavior pegs you as another Republican malcontent.
    Political prejudice a blight on our endangered democracy. That your take on the issues you choose for your misinformation campaign is inspired by your dark view of others in this country.
    You are due for flip in opinions focus. The Right Wing requires your seasoned evaluation. All things on the red side can not possible agree with your sensibilities. Have a go at those block the door way to advancing democracy as designed for a two party system. Just because one party can does not say it should stand against all others brought to the table.
    Canceling as a method is not acceptable. Republicans rant on about leftist so called cancel culture and all the while are practicing cancel as masters. Projection as a tactic used to divert attention away and onto others was made a Republican SOP by alternate reality unprincipled former President Trump. Pointing fingers at others does not cleanse the stink sticking to the person attempting the tactic. As Republicans follow Trump in stupid fear on ignorance of truth in evidence democracy becomes trodden under their misguided feet. If let to continue the minority Republicans may cause irreparable brokenness.
    You, Larry, need to focus on the renewal of Republicans thinking from belief in lies and conspiracy theories to trustworthy truths long established. As these are the moral pillars penned in the country’s founding documents, there knowledge and understanding is essential. These have been subjected to gross misinterpretation and, hence, un-merited application and use. All under the banner of FREEDOM some self styled patriots blaspheme sacred rights. Those rights which the founds believed were “self evident” are in fact not evident today.
    Moral constants have been thrown out with the baby and its bath water.
    Think on this, sir. Are you going to continue searching for proof of a negative theory beginning another conspiracy or correct your fellow Republicans in office and among common folk as to all truth that dispels lie based theories. The 2020 presidential election results proving President Biden won legally and with without rigging and fraud is the most crucial factor. Trump’s Big Lie theory has developed into a massive hurdle for Republicans and a great mass of them believe Trump’s alternate reality based theory namely that he won, massively. The truth will always make one free. Freedom is so desired, proclaim only truth and restore faith in Freedom. That being Freedom for all, equally without prejudice.
    Good fortune to you as one must be without objection before instructing others for mutual edification.
    An impossible mission is the work of self cleansing.