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Trump Caught Obstructing Justice
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AlleyCat
2017-05-16 23:23:07 UTC
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On 16 May 2017 18:57:42 -0400, Bradley K. Sherman says...
| "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to
| letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey, according to Comey's
| record of the meeting, as reported by the Times. "He is a
| good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
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STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in love with Muslims.
Muslims are against abortion, contraception, pre-marital sex, they kill
homosexuals BY LAW and they treat women as slaves and chattel. Their old
men rape little boys and get away with it... oh, and they HATE you. Am I
leaving anything else out that you just LOVE about them?
Alan Baker
2017-05-16 23:26:01 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On 16 May 2017 18:57:42 -0400, Bradley K. Sherman says...
| "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to
| letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey, according to Comey's
| record of the meeting, as reported by the Times. "He is a
| good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!

LOL!
AlleyCat
2017-05-16 23:28:59 UTC
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
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Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?

I don't believe you "she said" liberal pansies.
Alan Baker
2017-05-16 23:30:53 UTC
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
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Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.

Oh, and the White House said it's false as its first response.

That pretty much confirms its truth.

:-)
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I don't believe you "she said" liberal pansies.
AlleyCat
2017-05-16 23:35:43 UTC
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:53 -0700, Alan Baker says...
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Post by Alan Baker
Oh, and the White House said it's false as its first response.
Usual liberal cynical fantasy blather, snipped.

You pansies on the left are just so fucking butthurt, you're homosexual
Diva didn't win. You're now trying to give us jazz about reporting the
thousands of lies Obama told, by saying everything Trump says is a lie.

How utterly childish. OBAMA'S lies can be proven, you tards just SAY they
are and expect everyone to believe that.

Sad.

I don't believe you "she said" liberal pansies.
Rudy Canoza
2017-05-16 23:36:49 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:53 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
COMEY himself hasn't said anything
LOL!

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the
president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day
after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who *read the memo*.
The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting
what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence
an ongoing investigation. An *F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes*
are *widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations*.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html
tRudy Crayola
2017-05-17 07:56:05 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:30:53 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
COMEY himself hasn't said anything
LOL!
Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the
president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day
after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who *read the memo*.
The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting
what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence
an ongoing investigation. An *F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes*
are *widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations*.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html
Just more prevaricative ass covering by and FBI director that was afraid
he would be fired, tried and convicted over Hillary's coverup.
So...You slimy little lying Weasel..How is life in that damp
basement...Hiding your butthurt from all the Chicano kids that want to
kick your puny ass. I guess you stiffed them on your drug buys. ;-p
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NoBody
2017-05-17 13:26:42 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Alan Baker
2017-05-17 16:29:00 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.

'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'

<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>
NoBody
2017-05-18 11:48:55 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.
'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source". As I said, you libs will believe anything won't
you?
m***@gmail.com
2017-05-18 14:00:25 UTC
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.
'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source". As I said, you libs will believe anything won't
you?
Shit Stan Baker isn't a "lib". IT'S a troll, pure and simple. And all the jobless luzer does every day is, troll for attention.
Preston Hamblin
2017-05-18 17:36:06 UTC
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.
'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate. Deal with it.
Schuman
2017-05-18 17:57:12 UTC
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<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate.
Unnamed.
Post by Preston Hamblin
Deal with it.
Deep state with it.
Alan Baker
2017-05-20 00:12:25 UTC
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<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate.
Unnamed.
The media uses unnamed sources all the time.

Folks like you only raise an objection when they say something you don't
like.
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Post by Preston Hamblin
Deal with it.
Deep state with it.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
Schuman
2017-05-20 04:01:52 UTC
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<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate.
Unnamed.
The media uses unnamed sources all the time.
Ya, it's called gossip.
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Folks like you only raise an objection when they say something you don't
like.
Oh they do that a lot, rank bias is like that.
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Deal with it.
Deep state with it.
LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!
And your time is nigh as well.
Alan Baker
2017-05-20 04:14:06 UTC
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<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate.
Unnamed.
The media uses unnamed sources all the time.
Ya, it's called gossip.
No. It's called getting information from someone in the know by
promising not to name them.

Happens all the time.
NoBody
2017-05-19 12:42:49 UTC
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On Thu, 18 May 2017 10:36:06 -0700, Preston Hamblin
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Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.
'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate. Deal with it.
How would you know since it's anonymous? Deal with that.
Preston Hamblin
2017-05-19 17:29:19 UTC
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On Thu, 18 May 2017 10:36:06 -0700, Preston Hamblin
Post by Preston Hamblin
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Post by Alan Baker
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Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
Post by Alan Baker
Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything, so HOW does anyone KNOW what
Trump said to Comey?
Portions of the memo were read to a NY Times employee.
Hahahahahahahaha! Wow, you libs will believe anything you read in the
Times.
Corroboration: look it up.
'Recently fired FBI Director James Comey was asked by President Trump to
drop the bureau's investigation into former national security adviser
Michael Flynn, according to a memo Comey wrote of his meeting with the
president. Details of the memo, first reported by The New York Times on
Tuesday, were later confirmed to ABC by sources close to Comey.'
<http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/comeys-memo-trump/story?id=47456378>\
Another "source".
Legitimate. Deal with it.
How would you know since it's anonymous?
The use of anonymous sources in journalism is perfectly legitimate and
respectable. Deal with it.
Schuman
2017-05-19 17:52:20 UTC
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Post by Preston Hamblin
The use of anonymous source
11 years ago, while posting under this current nym, Rudy Canoza, we had a
discussion about a revised marketing claim concerning grass-fed beef from
USDA. You claimed that you had written to and received a reply from
William T.
Sessions, Associate Deputy Administrator, Livestock and Seed Program. Here
below is the post you wrote using the nym Rudy Canoza containing your
correspondence with William Sessions.

[start- Jon to me]
Eat shit and bark at the moon, Dreck - the proposed
standard has NOT been adopted. I wrote to William
Sessions, the associate deputy administrator (how's
that for a title) at the Livestock and Seed Program at
USDA that is in charge of writing the standard for the
"meat marketing claims"; his name, title and e-mail
address are at a web page whose URL I gave yesterday,
http://www.fass.org/fasstrack/news_item.asp?news_id=1152

Here's his reply:

From: "Sessions, William" <***@usda.gov>
To: <jonball@[...]>
Mr. Ball: Thanks for your message. The marketing claim
standards are still under review by USDA. Accordingly, the
standards have not been published in a final form for use. I
hope this information is helpful.
Please let me know if further information is needed.
Thanks,
William T. Sessions
Associate Deputy Administrator
Livestock and Seed Program

-----Original Message-----
From: jonball@[...]
Sent: Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:38 AM
To: Sessions, William
Subject: 2003 proposed standards for meat marketing claims

I have read about the proposed standards, and I've seen
many of the public comments sent to USDA. I cannot find
anything to indicate if the standards were adopted.
Were the standards as proposed in 2003 adopted?

Thanks in advance.
Jonathan Ball
Pasadena, CA
___________________________________________________
Jonathan Ball aka Rudy Canoza 08 Sep 2005 http://bit.ly/2cYknsh
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Jonathan Ball. Pasadena, CA. Priceless! That email, posted from Jonathan
Ball,
you, and the return email sent to Jonathan Ball proves beyond all doubt that
you are Jonathan Ball. Of course, you don't live in Pasadena since moving to
5327 Shepard Ave Sacramento, CA 95819-1731

Here's the proof Jonathan D Ball http://bit.ly/1LFy9t8
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and I won't die soon.
Yeah you will. You're an old man who hasn't looked after himself. I wouldn't
go around goading people if I was as small and as puny as you are, liar Jon.
You ought to be very careful.
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You certainly have no means to hasten my death.
Are you really serious, weed? you're just over 5 feet tall and 64 years old.
You'll be 65 on December 2nd. You've got to stop threatening people and
goading them to come after you. You're pathetic.
Rudy Canoza
2017-05-16 23:35:18 UTC
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On Tue, 16 May 2017 16:26:01 -0700, Alan Baker says...
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Post by AlleyCat
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
Well, COMEY himself hasn't said anything
LOL!

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the
president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day
after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo.
The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting
what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence
an ongoing investigation. An *F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes*
are *widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations*.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html
tRudy Crayola
2017-05-17 07:51:19 UTC
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On 16 May 2017 18:57:42 -0400, Bradley K. Sherman says...
| "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to
| letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey, according to Comey's
| record of the meeting, as reported by the Times. "He is a
| good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
So now it has to be video or tape!
LOL!
So far it is just Hearsay! or to be truthful .. Just more lies!
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Rudy Canoza
2017-05-16 23:33:08 UTC
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On 16 May 2017 18:57:42 -0400, Bradley K. Sherman says...
| "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to
| letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey, according to Comey's
| record of the meeting, as reported by the Times. "He is a
| good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
LOL!

Mr. Comey wrote the memo detailing his conversation with the
president immediately after the meeting, which took place the day
after Mr. Flynn resigned, according to two people who read the memo.
The memo was part of a paper trail Mr. Comey created documenting
what he perceived as the president’s improper efforts to influence
an ongoing investigation. An *F.B.I. agent’s contemporaneous notes*
are *widely held up in court as credible evidence of conversations.*

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html


pussycat is so funny!
Siri Cruise
2017-05-17 03:20:37 UTC
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On 16 May 2017 18:57:42 -0400, Bradley K. Sherman says...
| "I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to
| letting Flynn go," Trump told Comey, according to Comey's
| record of the meeting, as reported by the Times. "He is a
| good guy. I hope you can let this go."
Show the video and/or let's hear the tape.
Drumpf has all the tapes. Ask him. Why won't he produce them if they back him up?
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'I desire mercy, not sacrifice.'
Free the Amos Yee one.
Yeah, too bad about your so-called life. Ha-ha.
AlleyCat
2017-05-18 21:39:38 UTC
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On Thu, 18 May 2017 05:38:13 -0700 (PDT), ***@gmail.com says...

Again... show the video and/or let's hear the tape.

I wrote a memo this morning before going to work.

I was in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963. I was 2 years old, but from the
grassy knoll, I could DEFINITELY make out Johnson's silhouette standing in
the breezeway of the Pergola. I'm 100% sure that Johnson had Kennedy
killed.

I'm going to give it to The Washington Post. Should they doubt me... Why?
Because all old white men look alike?

Memos and "dossiers"... fucking bullshit (ANYONE can write what DIDN'T
happen, just as easy as what did) until you can PROVE it with tape, video
or witnesses.

Does butt-hurt Comey have either or any?
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STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in love with Muslims.
Muslims are against abortion, contraception, pre-marital sex, they kill
homosexuals BY LAW and they treat women as slaves and chattel. Their old
men rape little boys and get away with it... oh, and they HATE you. Am I
leaving anything else out that you just LOVE about them?
AlleyCat
2017-05-20 19:36:56 UTC
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On Sat, 20 May 2017 12:17:43 -0700, Rudy Canoza says...
and there is nothing disreputable
about it in the least.
My GOD, you're a fucking idiot. What are you... 12?


Anonymous Sources: It's How Politicians Lie To Us

Why doesn't The New York Times follow it's OWN guidelines?

There is something seriously wrong when politicians can tell the media one
thing on the record then say the opposite anonymously.

The New York Times has a new policy on the use of anonymous sources in
reporting the news. Announced a week ago, the policy is designed to make
it harder for journalists to allow unnamed politicians and officials to
deliver stories that too often have proved to be at best skewed and at
worst just plain wrong. Among other things, journalists will be obliged to
tell senior editors the names of anonymous sources in their stories, so
editors can judge whether reporters are being manipulated and even lied to
by these shadowy no-name people.

Good on them. Mind you, The New York Times conducted a major review of the
paper's use of anonymous sources in 2007, when the then executive editor
Bill Keller apologized to readers for his paper's coverage of the lead-up
to the Iraq War.

The use of anonymous sources in Australian journalism, particularly in
political reporting, has not led to dire outcomes that rival the Judith
Miller fiasco, but there have been some pretty crook results nevertheless.
So much so that it might be time for journalists to have a look at the
rules of engagement between reporters and politicians, where the granting
of anonymity is concerned.

There is an urgent need for this, given that we are at the start of a
long election campaign, and that we have a disgruntled and embittered
former prime minister who told us he would not criticize his political
assassin, damage his government or brief anonymously against the man who
so grievously betrayed him.

There was, of course, another former prime minister who was disgruntled
and embittered and who made similar promises which he failed to keep -
just as the more recently deposed man has failed to keep his promises.
Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have at least this in common.

It was not only the political class that was damaged by the leadership
rivalry between Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, which reduced Australian
politics to a sort of reality show: I'm the prime minister ... get me out
of here. Journalism too was damaged because, in essence, the reporting of
the Rudd/Gillard rivalry involved an almost blanket use of anonymous
sources.

And, because according to the rules of engagement, once a politician is
granted anonymity, nothing he or she does or says can render the agreement
void, journalists reported stuff they knew to be untrue.

Here is one example of the way journalists were forced to retail untruths.
In the lead-up to his failed challenge against Gillard in 2011, Rudd
repeatedly said, on the record, that he was not counting numbers, not
plotting anything, had no supporters plotting for him, and that anyone who
said otherwise was not telling the truth.

But virtually every journalist in the press gallery knew this was not
entirely true. There is no doubt that Rudd and his supporters were
briefing journalists about their plans, about when a challenge might come,
about the level of their support. And clearly this planning and plotting
had been going on for some time, perhaps as far back as the 2010 election
campaign when a series of leaks against Gillard ensured that her
government would not win a majority of seats.

There is something seriously wrong with the rules of engagement when
politicians can say one thing on the record and then say the opposite
anonymously and get away with it. To allow this to stand is to put
journalists in a position where they have to report things they know are
not true.

The rules of engagement need to be changed. When politicians make
statements that contradict what they have told journalists off the record
or in background briefings, the granting of anonymity should no longer
stand.

This needs to be made clear to the political class and to audiences that
journalists are meant to serve.

It is in this context that Niki Savva's book The Road to Ruin is
important. It is a terrific book, but that's not the point here. The point
is that Savva does not rely on anonymous sources for her examination of
the relationship between Abbott and Peta Credlin. Her sources are named.
They speak for themselves. We know who they are and where they worked and
we know the terms and circumstances of their relationships with Abbott or
Credlin.

We know where they are coming from and can therefore judge the efficacy of
what they are saying. This is what makes it wrong to dismiss Savva's book
as gossip and innuendo. This is not true. It is an example of terrific
political reporting, basically because there are so few anonymous sources.

It is the sort of reporting we need as we head into those strange and
often unreal days of an election campaign, in particular a campaign that
will inevitably feel as if it is going to last forever.
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STILL can't understand why liberal Democrats are so in love with Muslims.
Muslims are against abortion, contraception, pre-marital sex, they kill
homosexuals BY LAW and they treat women as slaves and chattel. Their old
men rape little boys and get away with it... oh, and they HATE you. Am I
leaving anything else out that you just LOVE about them?
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