Sunday, May 06, 2018

David Corn brags on himself again -- forgetting just how repugnant he actually is

Full report: Sharp rise in attacks in in recent months.

It took awhile, didn't it, but suddenly someone in the western media noticed that violence was increasing. 

Instead, they focus on lies and lying and bragging.  Did someone say David Corn?

Steve, I've been making this case since 2003. Remember the Iraq war.

Since 2003?  You've been making that case?

I seem to remember 2008, do you, David?

That's when you did three columns with one lie -- over and over.  You were attacking Hillary Clinton.  Do you remember that, David? 

You were claiming that Bill Clinton pardoned two women in the Weather Underground.

Do you remember that?

You were attacking Hillary and shaming her for questions about Barack Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers -- a relationship that so worried Barack's campaign that the campaign put out the lie that their children went to school together.  Hilarious.  Malia Obama -- the oldest child -- was born in 1998.  Bernardine Dohrn would have been 57 that year.  That's a little old, isn't it, to be having a child?  Bernardine's children were born in the 70s.  Even Chesa Boudin, whom Bernardine and Bill raised, was born in 1980.

So, David Corn, you attacked Hillary and Bill Clinton with the lie that Bill pardoned two women in the Weather Underground.  That did not happen. 

When confronted on your lie, you refused to correct it.  When MOTHER JONES forced you, you 'corrected' one of the three pieces you wrote with that lie by bringing up Marc Rich as though that had anything to do with anything.

You are a compulsive liar.  I'm not at all surprised that women complained about you harassing them at MOTHER JONES, I'm just surprised it took so long for them to complain.

You lost interest in Iraq before Bully Boy Bush left the White House.

Truth be told, if you hadn't been the whore for the CIA that you were, you really wouldn't have covered Iraq as long as you did -- since the bulk of your so-called coverage was nothing but whining that CIA agent Valerie Plame was outed. 

Oh, boo hoo.  A CIA agent got outed. 

It wasn't the end of the world.  It wasn't even important enough for you to go after Richard Armitage, was it?  Even though he's the one who outed Valerie to journalist Robert Novak.

David Corn, you should be ashamed of yourself.  You're a cowardly, craven man who does nothing but play partisan games with people's lives.  You're the whore that will call out X when Republicans do it, but defend it when Democrats do it.  You're the whore that will see what way the media blows which led you to slime Hillary with one lie after another in 2008.  Yet today you pose as someone who supports Hillary and is shocked, shocked, that anyone would ever say an untruth about Hillary.

Your whole life has been an untruth about Hillary Clinton.

And the laughable so-called 'resistance' may see you as a hero but anyone who knows anything is damn well aware of how you screamed on the phone during a conference call with Hillary's campaign in 2008, how you called her a liar during those calls and how you called her campaign people liars.  And you didn't know what the hell you were talking about.  Ava and I woke up the morning after that debate shocked that the press was insisting there were pardons for the two women by Bill Clinton -- we wrote that morning that there was no pardon.  But there was David Corn, mid-afternoon, the same day screaming on a conference call about Hillary being a hypocrite since Bill pardoned two people (that he didn't pardon).

You are trash, pure and simple.

Stop puffing your sunken chest out with pride, you're pathetic and the world won't miss you when you're gone.  They'll be another whore who'll come along and print lies about people like Gary Webb.  Your lies destroyed his career and you know it.  You are trash and you know it.  Why MOTHER JONES still employs a known liar like you is beyond me.

But keep pretending your a tough guy for the 'resistance.'  See how long that lasts because your past will catch up to you.  They will catch onto you.  And when they do, MOTHER JONES will dump you even quicker than THE NATION did. 

Hey, why don't you explain to 'the resistance' how you were part of the right-wing PAJAMA MEDIA when it started?  I'm sure they'll get a kick out of that and be quick to forgive you, David.

Ken Silverstein -- a real journalist -- called David on his b.s. back in 2015.  Those new to 'hero' David Corn should start by reading Ken's piece.  (Ken's WASHINGTON BABYLON can be found here.)

- Where candidates fear to tread - The camps where hundreds of thousands of people displaced by the conflict are stranded . A week before the elections not a single poster to be seen in 's "Camp 7", & no visits by candidates


May 12th, elections are supposed to take place in Iraq.  Ali Jawad (ANADOLU AGENCY) notes, "A total of 24 million Iraqis are eligible to cast their ballots to elect members of parliament, who will in turn elect the Iraqi president and prime minister."  RUDAW adds, "Around 7,000 candidates have registered to stand in the May 12 poll, with 329 parliamentary seats up for grabs."  AFP explains that the nearly 7,000 candidates includes 2014 women.  THE SIASAT DAILY adds, of the nearly 7,000 candidates, "According to the electoral commission, only 20 percent of the candidates are newcomers." Ali Abdul-Hassan and Sinan Salaheddin (AP) report, "Iraqi women account for 57 percent of Iraq’s population of over 37 million, according to the U.N. Development Program, and despite government efforts to address gender inequality, the situation for Iraqi women has declined steadily since 2003.  According to the UNDP, one in every 10 Iraqi households is headed by a widow. In recent years, Iraqi women suffered further economic, social and political marginalization due to decades of wars, conflict, violence and sanctions."    RUDAW also notes that 60 Christian candidates are competing for the five allotted minority seats.  How do they elect the prime minister?  This comes after the general election and is based on who won seats in the election.   Abdulrahman al-Rashed (AL ARABIYA) explains, "To win the premiership, a candidate needs to win the majority of the votes, i.e. the votes of 165 MPs out of 329. Since it is a multi-party system, it is almost impossible to win these votes without sealing political alliances. The governorate of Baghdad is the most important one because it is the largest with 69 seats."  The chief issues?  Mustapha Karkouti (GULF NEWS) identifies them as follows, "Like in previous elections, the main concerns of ordinary Iraqis continue to be the lack of security and the rampant corruption."

As noted in the April 3rd snapshot, pollster Dr. Munqith Dagher has utilized data on likely voters and predicts that Hayder al-Abadi's Al-Nasr will win 72 seats in the Parliament, al-Fath (the militias) will get 37 seats, Sa'eroon (Moqtada al-Sadr's new grouping) will get 27 seats, Nouri al-Maliki's State of Law will get 19 seats, al-Salam will get 18 seats (KDP and PUK parties for the Kurds), Ayad Allawi's Wataniya will get 15 seats. There are others but Dagher did not predict double digits for any of the other seats. The number are similar for the group of those who are extremely likely to vote (Hayder's seats would jump from 72 to 79 seats).  Other predictions?  The Middle East Insstitute's Fanar Haddad insists to Sammy Ketz (AFP) that the post of prime minister will come down to one of three people: Hayder al-Abadi (current prime minister), Nouri al-Maliki (two time prime minister and forever thug) or Hadi al-Ameria "a leader of Hashed al-Shaabi, a paramilitary network that played a pivotal role in defeating IS. Ameri comes from Diyala province and is a statistics graduate from Baghdad University. He fled to Iran in 1980 after Saddam executed top Shiite cleric Ayatollah Mohammed Baqr al-Sadr. The 64-year old is widely viewed as Tehran's favoured candidate."

AL-ARABIYA reports:

The Iraqi Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr has slammed former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for suggesting the formation of an absolute majority policy in the coming new government, in the wake of the awaited parliamentary elections due next week.
Sadr said that he is currently against an absolute majority policy, adding - in a hint to Malaki - that some “illusioned politicians” believe that they can have absolute majority policy to continue with their corruption further.

Blamed for the widespread corruption and divisive policies that contributed to the collapse of the Iraqi military and the rise of Islamic State, Maliki lost the premiership to fellow Dawa Party member Haider al-Abadi after a 2014 election.

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