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PBC News & Comment: Corporate Media Blunders Give Trump Advantage

Trump’s relentless attacks on corporate media draw blood, as the evidence-free Trump/Russia narrative unravels….–Robert Parry compares Russia-gate to Watergate and Iran Contra scandals, in this report

–Caitlin Johnstone lowers the boom on establishment Dems with crude headline:”Russiagate is Bullshit, and We Fucking Told You So”

–see also Johnstone’s “big Fat Compendium of Russiagate Debunkery, here

–CNN says its “Triad” system failed on Russia report last week; it also got prediction of Comey testimony wrong

–Sarah Palin joins the fray, sues NY Times for defamation in editorial that linked her campaign ads to shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords

–in states with GOP one-party rule, voter suppression laws are being cranked out at alarming rate

–Trump’s former volunteer campaign manager, Paul Manafort, makes late filings to disclose his work in Ukraine

–despite pulling bill to dismantle Obamacare, Mitch McConnell will try again

–NSA cyberweapons wreak havoc in Ukraine and many countries in new ransomware attacks

–in Chicago, cops who lied to protect officer who shot Laquan McDonald are charged

–in ruling buried by travel ban coverage, Supreme Court dealt major setback to death row inmates who are assigned bad lawyers

–Trump’s wrecking crew swings the ball at Obama regulation aimed at protecting streams and tributaries from pollution

–Christian maniac who believes more in separation of church and state rams his car into new 10 Commandments monument in Arkansas, not the first time