Robert Burton [1576-1640], the English philosopher, pronounced in ‘The Anatomy of Melancholy’ that it is ‘the Devil himself, which is the author of confusion and lies’.
“Truth” became that which people could be persuaded to believe by any means whatever. In short, there was no truth, for who could be trusted to tell it? People of the highest integrity and achievement were caught up in the networks of lies and came to repeat them either unknowingly and innocently, or knowingly and cynically, or themselves no longer able to tell the difference. Philosophers, scientists, writers, artists, intellectuals of every stripe and color were complicit in making themselves available for one ideological cause or another. This was perhaps the most egregious degradation of civilization that Europe had ever suffered. Its spirit was broken and could never be fully repaired.
==Totalitarianism, Globalization, Colonialism: The Destruction of Civilization since 1914 (Redner, Harry)
Perhaps CNN’s game plan is to be so consistent in their production of lies, misinformation and total unmitigated bullshit that, over time, it all becomes so common that the dumbed down American no longer can discern fact from fiction and reality from manufactured mirage. I do ask again, however, what sort of human being watches this insane caricature of a news program that is not already medicated and laying on the lobotomy table?
What’s their batting average now?
CNN has quietly walked back more of their “bombshell” reporting on the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, and this time it’s a story relating to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ security clearance forms.
In May, CNN reported that Sessions had failed to disclose meetings he had with the Russian ambassador when he was a senator. Justice Department officials told CNN that Sessions had not listed those meetings on a security clearance form, even though the form says to list “any contact” with the “foreign government” or its “representatives” in the past seven years.
CNN framed the non-disclosures as more evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump team, writing, “He has come under withering criticism from Democrats following revelations that he did not disclose the same contacts with Kislyak during his Senate confirmation hearings earlier this year.”
At the time, Sessions said he was told by the FBI not to list meetings “connected with his Senate activities,” but CNN’s legal expert denied those claims.
“A legal expert who regularly assists officials in filling out the form disagrees with the Justice Department’s explanation, suggesting that Sessions should have disclosed the meetings,” CNN asserted.
However, CNN admitted early Monday that FBI emails prove that Sessions’ explanation for the non-disclosures is accurate.
“A newly released document shows that the FBI told an aide to Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Sessions wasn’t required to disclose foreign contacts that occurred in the course of carrying out his government duties when he was a senator,” CNN’s Evan Perez wrote in the new piece.
Monday’s article indicates that Sessions was following what the FBI told him and was not intentionally trying to mislead the DOJ about his meetings with Russians.
Just this past Friday, CNN had to correct another “bombshell” report that claimed Donald Trump Jr. had advance access to Wikileaks documents stolen from the Democrats. (RELATED: CNN Doesn’t Want To Talk About Its Colossal Don Jr. Screwup)