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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Take Up Role of “Thought Police”

WashPost and NY Times play “thought police” on Seth Rich case, deriding all who raise questions, as promoters of conspiracy theories…Washington Post goes overboard, with 5 stories in 2 days, including emotional appeal from Rich’s family  plus this opinion column and this “news report”

–and the NY Times joins the chorus

–at ConsortiumNews, Bob Parry remains skeptical of intel “assessments” and finds cracks in narrative from Brennan’s new testimonuy

–NSA faces reinstate lawsuit over dragnet domestic surveillance

–DEA lied repeatedly about deadly Honduran operation in 2012, report says

–ICE is using Stingray to round up undocumented people for deportation

–in Vatican visit, Trump pays lip service to Pope Francis on peace, as transcripts reveal his praise for Duterte’s death squads in Philippines

–Duterte declares martial law in Mindanao, may extend to whole country

–last week, Duterte banned smoking

–lots of speculation passing for news in Manchester bombing investigation

–TrumpCo plans to privatize public assets like bridges and buildings, and invite corporate investment in infrastructure

–California’s legendary Highway 1 is cut off by massive landslide at Big Sur