First, James Clapper took John Brennan to task over the weekend over his rhetoric. Clapper, the former Director of National Intelligence, said that Brennan says what’s on his mind, but that is becoming a problem. Brennan is the former director of the CIA and recently lost his security clearance after becoming an MSNBC commentator and insisting that the President committed treason. Brennan has offered no evidence for his claims except his heartfelt belief that Trump colluded with the Russians.
The problem with insisting on baseless claims of Russian collusion is that Brennan speaks as someone who has authority as a former CIA director, not just as as a political commentator. Bill Nelson recently ran into the same problem when he claimed the Russians had infiltrated Florida’s election system. It’s either a flat out lie used to influence an election, or it’s the illegal release of classified information. Since John Brennan and Bill Nelson have not had criminal referrals for illegally giving out classified information, it’s clear they are lying.
If you thought Social Media platforms might have an inherent bias against conservative outlets, it’s because that is true. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey admitted they have a left leaning bias, but said they are aware of their own bias and try not to let it affect their decisions.
Meanwhile, Facebook is in hot water for letting real estate companies and lenders violate the Fair Housing Act by using advertising that targets their desired demographics. So apparently they aren’t quite as leftist when it comes to making money. If a leftist company violates leftist principles, does anyone care?
Speaking of hypocrisy, one of the first accusers of Harvey Weinstein secretly paid off one of her own victims. Ground floor member of the #metoo movement Asia Argento paid $380,000 to silence a male actor who she had raped when he was 17. The payment came shortly after Argento accused Weinstein. She was 37 and child actor Jimmy Bennett was 17 when she assaulted him.