The lead Yahoo News investigative reporter is no stranger to fake news. Since the 2016 election, he has been exposed on multiple occasions for peddling false information, mainly the infamous and totally discredited Steele dossier. Isikoff used the dirty dossier as a basis for a series of articles from Yahoo News, which federal investigators then used to obtain what many have described as illegal FISA search warrants that were used to spy on Donald Trump’s campaign and several of his close associates.
According to news reports, he was given the dossier by the FBI. Yes, you read that correctly. Federal investigators gave a political opposition research document that was rife with falsehoods and unverified, to a reporter in hopes of beefing up their legal standing in requests for limitless FISA warrants to engage in surveillance of a candidate for president of the United States. This solidified Isikoff as a mouthpiece for the intelligence community and deep state.
Worse yet, Isikoff was simultaneously being “worked” by a Ukrainian with ties to George Soros’ Open Society Foundation, according to emails leaked by the freedom fighters at Wikileaks. In the email, Ali Chalupa bragged about getting Isikoff to an event hosted by the Soros front organization that was billed as a gathering of Ukrainian journalists, and other Putin connected assets.
Projection much? While he accuses everyone and their brother of being a Russian asset if they don’t buy his line of bull surrounding the 2016 election, it was Isikoff who was parlaying with bad actors connected to Vladimir Putin.
That was then. In the present, Isikoff has continued to promote phony statements about President Trump and remains a mouthpiece of the deep state and intelligence community. His most recent “reporting” includes his claim that the theories surrounding the death of Seth Rich, a top DNC staffer who some have claimed was responsible for the downloading and transfer of internal communications, were cooked up by Russian intelligence.
Again, his evidence lies on “reports” that he cannot verify and the fact that a website he claims to be associated with Russian propaganda began discussing Seth Rich’s death around the same time that millions of others around the world were investigating the circumstances surrounding the murder of the 27-year old DNC staffer.
Those reading this are smart enough for us to skip the explanation on why that reasoning defies logic and common sense.
Just like before, Isikoff’s reporting is not being scrutinized by the mainstream media or the Democrat party. Instead, it is being accepted as proof positive as more evidence of Russian collusion during the 2016 election cycle.
This is how fake news works. Print a claim, have your allies in the media provide coverage your claims as a “report” (inferring that it was somehow vetted and proven by an unbiased third party), then attack anyone who refutes your claim as a conspiracy theorist or Russian propagandist.
It shows you how much the Democrats and their allies in the mainstream media rely on one another to legitimize their biased opinions as “FACTS” so that they can then frame anyone who opposes their findings as illegitimate or crazy.
We live in a clown world. A time where actual fake news conspiracy theorists like Isikoff can print unverified claims and have them accepted as “factual reporting.”
QUESTION THEM? You must be a conspiracy theorist drummed up by Russian intelligence!
Jacob Engels is an Orlando based journalist whose work has been featured and republished in news outlets around the globe including Politico, InfoWars, MSNBC, Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Daily Mail UK, Associated Press, People Magazine, ABC, Fox News, and Australia’s New Dawn Magazine and Gateway Pundit. Mr. Engels focuses on stories that other news outlets neglect or willingly hide to curry favor among the political and business special interests in the state of Florida.
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