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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