NYT Admits “no evidence” of Russian Collusion.

The headline says it all really – it’s not exaggeration or spin on our part. For months, years even, we’ve been told that Trump is “the Siberian candidate”, or “Putin’s puppet” and “Russia’s Weapon”. The evidence was never supplied, but those who questioned the claim were mocked, derided and ignored.

None of that matters now…because today, in the New York Times, these words were published:

…no public evidence has emerged showing that his campaign conspired with Russia in the election interference or accepted Russian money.”

For proof, and just in case they take it down, here’s the screen cap they took over at Moon of Alabama:

Right there in black-and-white. There are other words, of course, thousands of them, a quarter of a novel. All designed to blow smoke over this para and give the opposite impression without actually lying. But none of the others matter: these 20 words prove Russiagate is fake, and that the NYT knows it and just hopes its readers don’t catch on. That para is basically a full on admission that everything else in the article is filler and pulp and gossip and nonsense.

What we’ve been saying, all along, is finally an admitted fact in the mainstream media.

Moon of Alabama has done a good piece on this here.


Kit Knightly is co-editor of OffGuardian. The Guardian banned him from commenting. Twice. He used to write for fun, but now he's forced to out of a near-permanent sense of outrage.

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Einstein
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Einstein

If Mueller’s “Russiagate investigation” papers are made public, the most embarrassed will likely be Theresa May. Given that an important ‘prosecution’ item is the Steele dossier and that Sir Richard Dearlove, head of MI6, had to resign within six hours of its publication, any document that reveals Skripal as the author, ‘minded’ by MI6, will point to the British as interfering in the American election, not the Russians. No wonder May was so quick to blame the Russians for Skripal’s “poisoning”. Of course, a public interview with Skripal (or his daughter or the policeman or the doctor, all of whom… Read more »

Fair dinkum
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Fair dinkum

And then there’s the Corporate Candidates.
Bought and $old at the drop of a $, or two.

grandstand
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grandstand

What the MoA article says and this one does not is that the statement about “no public evidence” occurred in paragraph 183 of a 199 paragraph article, most of which was adamantly claiming that there was Russian collusion in the election of Trump. This is a standard tactic of NYT – and indeed the reason I stopped reading it regularly some years ago. It is a propaganda organ just like the Guardian.

vexarb
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grandstand, Thanks for that clarification. When I saw that headline my only question was, Why now? The answer is a clear: now, at last, a grudging admission that they were wrong all the time and cannot wriggle out of it. Like 50 years after France killing and torturing 1.5Million Algerians, M.Micron offers a micro apology.

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Genocide against Moslems is a mere detail of history in France, but the Holy ‘Holocaust’ is a quasi-State religion. It tells you exactly who controls French politics, through the pay-strings.

ZigZag Wanderer
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ZigZag Wanderer

Meanwhile on the other side of the Atlantic the Grauniad is still today bangin’ on about the Russian collusion that never was. You know your in for a laugh when they wheel out Luke Harding . Aided and abetted this time by two other fearless journos we learn that those dastardly Russians have been planning to spring Julian Assange from his captivity and whisk him back to mother Russia. Oddly enough Luke forgot to name any of his sauces but it’s worth reading on to paragraph 8 when he slips in …. “Details of the Assange escape plan are sketchy.”… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

That villainous bulldust reaches new lows of filthy treachery towards Assange and complicity in his persecution, even for the Fraudian vermin. What evil swine they truly are.

rtj1211
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Interesting how Operation Paperclip was so honourable, but Russia hosting Assange would be so treasonous.

Mass murderers helped to escape justice, but Whistleblower must be hung.

Good to have clarified Western Values.

bevin
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bevin

Here’s William Blum ‘ anti empire report: “…The Washington Post has a regular “fact checker”, Glenn Kessler, who checks the accuracy of statements made by politicians and other public figures. On September 3 he announced that President Trump’s first 592 days in office had produced 4,713 false or misleading claims; that’s about 8 per day. “The article included a list of the types of claims, including the investigation into “Russian interference in the 2016 election” and whether people in the Trump campaign were in any way connected to it. Kessler believes they were. “All told, more than 200 times the… Read more »

bevin
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bevin

I should have added:
“Any part of this report may be disseminated without permission, provided attribution to William Blum as author and a link to williamblum.org is provided.”

ZigZag Wanderer
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ZigZag Wanderer
MichaelK
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MichaelK

Harding is really rather hopeless as a reporter. He should stick to writing trashy novels about spies. Though he’s never even going to be Ian Flemming. It apparently took three hacks to cobble this crap together, help! Seriously, it’s a disgrace that the Guardian publishes this fake stuff, at the same time that they self-righteously brag about their role as a bastion against fake news. I often wonder if they are just really ignorant and stupid, or cynics in it for the money. I’m not sure which is worse. Three of them and probably editors too and they still can’t… Read more »

Admin
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Some would say that writing trashy novels about spies is indeed all Luke does

mog
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Russiagate is ending?
That unsettles me.
It means change, and these days that seems to mean that things are going to get worse.

Admin
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It’s not ending any time soon. The NYT might admit there’s no evidence, but the rest of its lengthy article still presents the groundless speculation as fact. The inertia will keep this train going for a while even if the brakes start to be applied

vierotchka
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Change can also be for the better.

mog
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If the NYT were to fold and the editors were put in prison, that kind of change would make me more optomistic.

Roberto
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I and most other objective people could have saved the authorities 10s of millions of dollars and divisive disruption of the nation and the presidency, because the instant the Democrats came out with this nonsense it was immediately apparent that the object of the exercise was to push the release of the Democrats’ devastating true emails and attendant myriad scandals by the Democrats to the back of the paper. The official agencies, cued up at the same time, began their investigations using the well-worn Stalinist technique: bring allegations or charges bearing no relevance to the investigation at hand against underlings… Read more »

Robert Walker
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Surely you were describing McCarthyism there Roberto?

Roberto
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That’s an interesting point. The contemporary reaction to McCarthyism was much like the current Deep State and the media reaction to the current nonsense. The result then was that the name of McCarthy became an epithet for the whole anti-communist attempted purge, but his committee was just the trailing edge of a process that had been going on for the previous 15 years. The government and the highest offices of the Administration had been so permeated with Soviet operatives, right up to the President’s office, that foreign policy was affected. Any remedial removal of operatives simply entailed reassigning them to… Read more »

Mulga Mumblebrain
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Mulga Mumblebrain

Fabricating ‘Soviet Archives’ was quite a cottage industry under the uber-Quisling Yeltsin.

bevin
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bevin

“The only one destroyed by McCarthyism was McCarthy. .” This is very obviously untrue. Many careers and lives were destroyed by McCarthyism,. You point out correctly that, for example, the House UnAmerican Activities Committee was long established by the time that McCarthy arrived on the scene. But there is no doubt that McCarthy was a powerful publicist for the witch hunting movement which was an important part of an era in which Taft Hartley crippled the Labour movement, which has never recovered from its blows and the campaigns against socialists and communists which drove Americans into exile, many of them… Read more »

Bliarblair
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Bliarblair

Well they were supposed to be ALLIES AGAINST the nazis, weren’t they?

Unless you accept that Hitler and his state were the Isil proxy army of that day setup to conquest Russia ob behalf of the US bankers and barons?

So why shouldn’t the scientists, antifascists and civil servants NOT have made sure they were in lickstep with their fellow allies?

bevin
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bevin

So the Communists are to blame for this Russophobic plague. And the Democrats are the ‘left’ and Watergate was a conspiracy against the saintly anti-communist Dick Nixon.
The names sound familiar but the planet you are talking about must be in a different galaxy far away. Or maybe under a rock in America where John ‘blloodstained’ Birch made Stalin look like an amateur.

Roberto
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Stalinist ‘methods’. Read up.

George Cornell
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George Cornell

Love the “no public evidence”. Can’t let it go can they? Trump is still an idiot though.

Roberto
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Just some of the time. But not being in ‘The Club’ is the biggest problem he has. He’s too ‘street’. Too direct. Diplomats, career politicians, and especially bureaucrats, are horrified when someone says what they mean and mean what they say.
Ironically, that’s why he was elected.
Disclosure: I don’t agree with many policies he has, or is attempting to implement.

Mark mc
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Mark mc

But it’s sold a lot of papers

George Cornell
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George Cornell

And used to justify all manner of anti-democratic behaviour

always write
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always write

…..which in turn has led to the bombing of Syria, more sanctions against Russia and probably the closest i can remember to an actual hot war between the West and Russia, but don’t blink folks because the show ain’t over yet!