Seymour Hersh questions media narrative on Salisbury poisoning

Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Seymour Hersch has questioned the UK government’s official line on the motives behind the Skripals’ poisoning, saying there is an “instinctive dislike” of Russia within the UK.

Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show, Hersch was responding to a question about whether journalists often bring their own “baggage or views” to stories before they’ve found out about what’s going on, and if this shaped how stories were reported.

He said there is “bias all the time” in the media, and that the UK is “riddled with bias” fueled by an “instinctive dislike” of Russia.

“There’s bias all the time, this country’s riddled with bias, there’s a great dislike of Russia here, an instinctive dislike,” he said.

“You saw that mess you had in March, the two Russians that were allegedly killed by nerve gas, which is essentially impossible,” he continued in reference to the poisoning of ex-Soviet double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury three months ago.

“If you kill them, you kill half the city with nerve gas,” he added, before saying that interest in reporting on the story has “dwindled away.”

“There’s something wrong with the story,” he added….

Media interest tends to dwindle as media narratives fall apart under scrutiny.   That seems to be  happening an awful lot these days.

Uber-Gangster Eric Holder Demands End to FISA Gate Investigation

On Friday, former Attorney General Eric ‘Fast and Furious’ Holder demanded “unprincipled” House Republicans halt their investigations into FISA abuse and Spygate, warning the probes “must stop.”

House Republicans held two hearings this week, demanding answers from Peter Strzok, FBI Director Wray and DAG Rosenstein about government surveillance during the 2016 election.

GOP lawmakers grilled Peter Strzok Wednesday in a closed-door deposition. According to Chairman Goodlatte, FBI counsel instructed Strzok not to answer many of the questions.

Wray and Rosenstein appeared on Capitol Hill Thursday for a Congressional hearing. House Republicans torched Rosenstein over his conflicts of interest in the Mueller probe and demanded he fork over classified documents on Trump-Russia.

Later Thursday afternoon, House Republicans passed a resolution giving DAG Rosenstein 7 days to turn over requested documents or face impeachment and or contempt charges.

House Republicans have Constitutional oversight of the FBI and DOJ, however; Obama’s corrupt Attorney General Eric Holder is calling on them to halt their investigations.

According to Eric Holder, the House Republicans are impacting the Mueller witch hunt by doing their job in smoking out the corruption in the FBI and DOJ.

Eric Holder tweeted: “The unprecedented disclosure of ongoing investigative material, FISA and national security documents to the complicit and unprincipled House Republicans sets a dangerous precedent and impacts the Mueller inquiry. It must stop. Lines have to be drawn.”…