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‘Europe hates Trump’ was a lie created by mainstream media

The mainstream media are trying to paint Europe as a continent of anti-Trump, anti-Putin globalists. The truth could not be more different.

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Not content with falsely reporting on public opinion in America, the western mainstream media are now trying their luck in Europe. The narrative goes something like this: Europe feels abandoned by an insular, idiotic president-elect who has turned his back on America’s anti-Russian mates in the old world.

This statement is written from the perspective of those in the deluded parallel universe of discredited mainstream media. In actual fact, a more accurate translation reads: Trump has taken the wind out of the sails of the globalist, anti-Russian movement in parts of Europe by stating that it isn’t in America or the world’s interests to antagonise a super-power who means no one harm, other than the Islamic terrorists who mean to harm the world.

The more distilled version of this narrative which is presented in more smug yet downmarket regions of the western mainstream media goes something like this: Europeans are more intelligent than Americans and therefore are shocked that such a terrible man could be elected president. This is too silly to even merit a translation.

Both statements are uniformly incorrect. The fact of the matter is that the movement which Donald Trump represents is not limited to America. Throughout the western world, including and especially in Europe, there is a pervasive trend amongst voters who feel that globalism isn’t working, that anti-Russian sanctions are having unintended consequences on European exporters, that war on Syria is misguided and criminal, and that the governing classes are totally out of touch with those they seek to govern.

Nowhere is this more apparent than in the two leading powers of the EU, France and Germany.

Francois Hollande is on his way out. The French Presidential election to take place in spring of next year will surely bring an end to a man who is a domestic laughing stalk and an international disaster. His neo-imperial adventure in Syria makes one wonder if Hollande is aware of the fact that François Georges-Picot is long dead, and that the French mandate over Syria has expired. Hollande’s arrogant foreign policy is a reminder of the savagery of the French wars in Indo-China and Algeria in the 1950s and 60s. It seems they have learnt little about the limitations of French power over parts of the world they once ruled.

In this context I would not be at all surprised if Marine Le Pen becomes the next President of the Fifth Republic.

In Germany, Angela Merkel will also likely depart sooner rather than later. She frankly won her last election only because none of the major opposition parties had a leader that had any recognition. Now though, after the demographic and crime disaster Merkel has caused by flinging open Germany’s doors to whomever wanted to come, in violation of the Dublin convention no less, Merkel has made members of her own party as well as traditional voters on the left and right, look to punish her for her grave misdeeds. This will happen at the next Federal election. It has already happened in regional and local elections, resulting in crushing defeats for the CDU.

Just today Estonia’s Prime Minister fell from power after his left-right coalition split. The more moderate Centre Party may well fill this power vacuum.

From Italy to Denmark, Holland to Austria; anti-globalist, anti-mass immigration, Eurosceptic parties are on the rise.

What’s more, the ‘Putin Did It’ line doesn’t sell any better in Europe than it did in Britain or America when both Brexit and Trump were painted as some inane Russian conspiracy. Most of the anti-globalist parties on the rise in Europe have little or no interest in antagonising Russia. Even in the Baltics and Poland where anti-Russian hysteria is often at an all time high, more and more people are concerned about local economic issues and political corruption than they are about entertaining the myth of ‘Russian invasion’.

What’s more, the western media are guilty of dehumanising Russian people by implying that they have no ability to think for themselves and have no general consensus on broad based issues, the way those in other countries are assumed to have. The idea is that everything Russians think or do is somehow a function of obeying orders from the government.

The fact that NFL football is more popular in America than soccer football is not because Obama forced people to like the NFL, it’s just a cultural trend amongst American sports enthusiasts. Likewise no one would accuse Francois Hollande of forcing the French to produce and enjoy high quality wines, it’s merely a function of centuries of French culture.

So why then are Russians not allowed to have the broad but by no means solid consensus that Trump is a better leader than Hillary Clinton? This came about not because every Russian man, woman and child has a direct line to President Putin; it came about because Trump seems not to want to go to war with Russia whilst Hillary did.

The mainstream media have no shame. They go from country to country trying to construct false narratives and each time they are increasingly disappointed that the voters don’t listen  or care. I say its time for a ‘mediexit.’

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EU leaders dictate Brexit terms to Theresa May (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the the Article 50 process which effectively postpones Brexit beyond the 29 March deadline.

The UK will now be offered a delay until the 22nd of May, only if MPs approve Theresa May’s withdrawal deal next week. If MPs do not approve May’s negotiated deal, then the EU will support a short delay until the 12th of April, allowing the UK extra time to get the deal passed or to “indicate a way forward”.

UK PM Theresa May said there was now a “clear choice” facing MPs, who could vote for a third time on her deal next week.

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Theresa May outlines four Brexit options, via Politico

In a letter to MPs, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May set out the four options she believes the country has in light of Thursday’s decision by EU leaders to extend the Brexit deadline beyond next Friday.

The U.K. is faced with a four-way choice, May wrote late Friday.

The government could revoke Article 50 — which May called a betrayal of the Brexit vote; leave without a deal on April 12; pass her deal in a vote next week; or, “if it appears that there is not sufficient support” for a vote on her deal in parliament next week or if it is rejected for a third time, she could ask for an extension beyond April 12.

But this would require for the U.K. taking part in European elections in May, which the prime minister said “would be wrong.”

May wrote that she’s hoping for the deal to pass, allowing the U.K. to leave the EU “in an orderly way,” adding “I still believe there is a majority in the House for that course of action.”

“I hope we can all agree that we are now at the moment of decision,” she wrote.

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US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

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Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

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Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

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