An overlooked WikiLeaks e-mail reveals Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report took orders from the Clinton Global Initiative to produce full episodes in April 2013. In the e-mail, Craig Minassian of CGI wrote to John Podesta, long-time Clinton ally and future chairman of her failed 2016 Presidential campaign, inquiring whether Podesta had seen any episodes made at the bequest of the CGI.
The Colbert Report was a powerhouse of Comedy Central with many millennials tuning in for Colbert’s personified conservative views and his take on U.S. news. The show had massive brand recognition which possibly explains why the CGI targeted it for custom episodes.
On his late-night show last night, Colbert aired a segment on “fake news” which blasted several alt-right conspiracy theories. Colbert addressed his implication in the WikiLeaks e-mails, patronizing viewers as he detailed the business aspect of the entertainment industry. Colbert explained the process by which they booked Bill Clinton for an interview and ended up in St. Louis.
Once again the media vilifies the sparsely populated extreme right — branding the minority as the majority — and covers for extreme, irrational leftists. Why am I not surprised? Rather than take a fair and balanced look at both sides of the issue, Colbert lambasted and mocked the right and ignored the ugly face the left has reared since November 8.
Colbert’s closing advice was arrogant and tone-deaf:
“…WikiLeaks, Alex Jones, and the Subreddit sub-geniuses… I mean this in the nicest way possible – grow the fuck up!”
That’s a shame, Stephen. Yes, ‘fake news’ is undoubtedly dangerous on both sides of the political spectrum. This includes ‘fake news’ about Hillary’s secret lesbian love affair with Huma alongside Trump’s faked fondness for mocking the disabled. But lumping WikiLeaks with Alex Jones and a subreddit is careless and wrong; it’s fake news itself. It’s fake news from the mouth of a man the CGI has purchased before.
With the Podesta E-mails, WikiLeaks gave American voters an investigative peephole into DC that the mainstream media refused to show. 2016 was the year citizens created their own investigative journalism. They parsed through WikiLeaks e-mails and read reputable alternative media sites. And yes, they do exist, no matter what CNN says. The same CNN that said it was illegal to read Wikileaks (more fake news).
Election day was a month ago and I’m still baffled at the media’s desperation to paint themselves as unsullied and squeaky clean. They carelessly lob the label of “fake news” against anyone with dissenting opinions or narratives. They attack the right but let the insane, irrational behavior of the left slide.
The sad part is – they still don’t get it. Even after the gratifying beatdown they took with Trump’s victory, the media still expects us to listen to them and turn against alternative “fake news” outlets. They want Americans to believe anything they say, despite a year of horrific embarrassment for the media class.
Rather than accept their bankrupted credibility the MSM pretends Americans are somehow misinformed about the media’s political collusion and failed propagandizing. They refuse to acknowledge their own faults that led to their industry-wide failure. They pretend that they can still control us.
But we won’t sway. Simply put, Trump’s victory was a great step in the right direction. Only focus and hard work will accomplish our goals. Anything else is bogus, especially if legacy media says so.
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