FoxNews.com reports that
Much of the mainstream media either downplayed or completely ignored the newly released list of top Obama officials who had requested the unmasking of former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
After acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell declassified the controversial requests to identify Flynn in surveilled communications he had with the Russian ambassador, Congress made the list public on Wednesday and several prominent figures appeared to have been involved in the unmasking, including former Vice President Joe Biden, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, former DNI James Clapper, former U.N. ambassador Samantha Power, former Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, and former White House chief of staff Denis McDonough.
However, there was scarce coverage of the breaking news across the media landscape.
Broadcast networks ABC and NBC completely ignored the unmasking list during their evening programs. “World News Tonight” and “NBC Nightly News” kept much of its focus on the latest developments in the coronavirus outbreak while “CBS Evening News” briefly addressed the controversy.
The New York Times delayed publishing any report about the unmasking until later in the evening. Meanwhile, The Washington Post did not run a new report but updated an earlier story about how both President Trump and Biden are “seeking” to make President Obama “central to their campaigns.” Both papers jointly won the Pulitzer in 2018 for its reporting on the Russia investigation.
While MSNBC briefly mentioned the news in the afternoon, CNN waited nearly four hours before covering the unmasking on air. Its online report came even later.
CNN anchor Jake Tapper didn’t even mention it in the Wednesday’s edition of his show “The Lead,” which began shortly after the news broke.
When CNN finally covered the story they downplayed it, saying Clapper and other Obama-era officials handled it correctly. “Politics plays a huge role in why this is now a story,” senior justice correspondent Evan Perez told viewers.
The network’s slow-footed coverage is a stark contrast to its relentless pursuit of the story before Special Counsel Robert Mueller put the collusion theory to bed in April 2019. According to the Columbia Journalism Review, CNN devoted 26 percent of its total news coverage to the Trump-Russia collusion theory from Election Day in 2016 until April 19, 2019.
Wednesday’s unmasking documents came just a day after Biden told ABC News’ “Good Morning America” that he knew “nothing about those moves to investigate Michael Flynn,” and called the topic a “diversion” from the coronavirus pandemic.
So, what is unmasking?
Well, when a U.S. Intelligence Agency, such as the NSA, is conducting surveillance on a foreigner inside the U.S., that surveillance may pick up the name of an American that the foreigner is speaking to or about. When this happens, intelligence analysts are obliged to hide or “mask” the name of the American if their participation is incidental and no wrongdoing is suspected.
The report or transcript of the surveillance usually lists the masked American’s name as “Person 1.”
If a member of the intelligence community needs to know more about the foreign agent, they can request to know the identity of “Person 1” or “unmask” them.
Gen. Flynn was discussing sanctions with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak.
Obama and his Administration felt that Gen. Flynn was undermining them.
Someone in the Administration leaked Gen. Flynn’s name to the press…which is a crime.
As you read in the article above, Former Vice-President and presumed Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden was involved.
Condoning an action such as this, which is just a part of what has now become known as “Spygate” and his recent denial of involvement, along with the reports of sexual abuse of women, should give Americans a very clear picture as to what kind of individual the Democrats are prepared to put in the most powerful position in the world.
That’s not even counting the fact that he appears to be battling the onset of dementia.
However, the Main Stream Media, just as they did for Hillary Clinton, is running interference, doing the bidding of their Democrat Masters.
That is why I and others share important information through the “New” or “Social” Media.
The unraveling of the spider’s web that is the entire Deep State Coup Attempt to circumvent our Constitution and to undo the results of the 2016 Presidential Election should not only give Americans pause, it should make everyone demand that indictments be handed down to those involved. from the lowest FBI Agent to the Highest Office.
Justice must be served.
Until He Comes,