Opinion Editorial by Mark Sidney: The establishment, or whatever you want to call the people who have been running the show for the last few decades, seems to wonder why no one trusts them any longer.
These same companies, and the media organizations who are, in my opinion, in bed with the establishment, essentially serving as their propaganda arms.
These companies have lost so much trust with the American people, that sites like ours, run by small families, presenting our opinions and highlighting news that the major networks ignore, were able to gain some market share.
That is until the social media companies, upon which we all built our distribution networks, decided to cut our reach back by 90% or so.
Here is another great example of why they want sites like ours shut down, and shut out of the conversation:
The story about Joe Biden, his son Hunter and the firing of a Ukrainian prosecutor who was said to be looking to his son.
MSNBC’s Anchor reported, with a straight face, that “President Trump had repeatedly suggested without evidence that Joe Biden used his VP position to pressure Ukraine to fire the country’s top prosecutor,” Velshi reported. (Emphasis added by me.)
Interestingly the MSNBC host mentions that Ukraine was looking into ‘corruption’, what he left out was the reports that that prosecutor was allegedly looking into, among other things, Hunter Biden, at the very least tangentially via the investigation in Burisma Holdings. Hunter is Joe’s son.
Take a look at the clip, then we will try to debunk it, using the New York Times and Joe Biden’s own words.
To be clear, no one has been convicted of anything yet, so this is still just my opinion and speculation:
“Without evidence” … wait, what?
So let’s take a look at that evidence that one of the biggest media companies in the world seems to be unable to find. Let’s see what the New York Times reported on the story:
“It was a foreign policy role Joseph R. Biden Jr. enthusiastically embraced during his vice presidency: browbeating Ukraine’s notoriously corrupt government to clean up its act. And one of his most memorable performances came on a trip to Kiev in March 2016, when he threatened to withhold $1 billion in United States loan guarantees if Ukraine’s leaders did not dismiss the country’s top prosecutor, who had been accused of turning a blind eye to corruption in his own office and among the political elite.
The pressure campaign worked. The prosecutor general, long a target of criticism from other Western nations and international lenders, was soon voted out by the Ukrainian Parliament.
Among those who had a stake in the outcome was Hunter Biden, Mr. Biden’s younger son, who at the time was on the board of an energy company owned by a Ukrainian oligarch who had been in the sights of the fired prosecutor general.”
*emphasis added my IllicitInfo.
Hmmm, that looks like evidence to me, but let’s not take my word for it, let’s see what Joe said about the firing and his role in it:
Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle, I could be wrong, and I would like to hear what Biden said leading up to this clip, but it sure sounds to me, again in my opinion, that Biden is suggesting he threatened to withhold $1,000,000,0000 in loan guarantees from Ukraine unless the prosecutor was fired.
Dear Establishment, this is why you have lost the trust of the American people.
“I said: ‘We’re leaving in six hours. If the prosecutor’s not fired, you’re not getting the money,’” Biden admitted he threatened Ukrainian officials. “Well, son of a b—-, he got fired.”
In fairness, like we mentioned earlier, no one has been convicted of anything at this moment, and every American is innocent until proven guilty. That being said, you make up your mind as to whether ‘no evidence’ exists, and if this is worthy of investigation.