Matt Taibbi, Why Is Christopher Steele Still a Thing?

MATT TAIBBI  From The Guardian this Monday, November 4: Fresh evidence has also emerged of attempts by the Kremlin to infiltrate the Conservatives by a senior Russian diplomat suspected of espionage, who spent five years in London cultivating leading Tories including Johnson himself… The committee’s report is based on analysis from Britain’s intelligence agencies, as well as third-party experts such as the former MI6 officer Christopher Steele… Christopher Steele became famous in the United States as the author of a “dossier” that claimed Russians had been “cultivating, supporting, and assisting” Donald Trump “for at least 5…

Matt Taibbi, Baghdadi Story Reveals Divided – and Broken – News Media

By Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone America received two almost completely different versions of the story of al-Baghdadi’s pursuit and suicide. If you have two sets of news media, you have none wo sets of headlines over the weekend described the suicide of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. From the Washington Post Sunday morning: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, austere religious scholar at helm of Islamic State, dies at 48 The Post has since rewritten that, though the description of an “austere religious scholar with wire-rimmed glasses” remains in the lead paragraph. Meanwhile, the headline on Foxnews.com: Al-Baghdadi kill:…

Matt Taibbi Trounces Intellectual Mainstream: “Everyone’s a Russian Asset?”

Matt Taibbi America laughed at Hillary Clinton’s remarks about Tulsi Gabbard, but her ideas fit perfectly in the intellectual mainstream Hillary Clinton, not long ago the nominee of the Democratic Party, had some choice words about the state of American politics Friday. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said on a podcast with former Barack Obama aide David Plouffe. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.” Clinton appeared…