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Heh, heh, heh!

 

If you were watching Fox News on Tuesday or Wednesday this week, you no doubt heard about the “explosive new claims” and “bombshell” revelations that there was an anti-Trump “secret society” in the FBI. In fact, the term “secret society” was aired on the network over 100 times during those two days. But if you tuned into Fox on Thursday, the morning after ABC News threw cold water on the “secret society” conspiracy theory, all you heard were crickets.

This new narrative began on Monday night when Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) claimed on Fox News that a post-election text message exchange between FBI agent Peter Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page contained the line, “Perhaps this is the first meeting of the secret society.” Gowdy omitted any context to the message and offered no evidence to show that such a text, which has not been released, wouldn’t have been facetious.

Fox News went all in.

The following two days, the phrase “secret society” was aired on Fox over 100 times. The network repeatedly showed the video of Rep. Gowdy and another video of Rep. Ron Johnson (R-WI) as Fox anchors, hosts, and guests piled on.

On Wednesday night, ABC News published the text of the full, stand-alone “secret society” text message. The message, according to ABC, read: "Are you even going to give out your calendars? Seems kind of depressing. Maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society."

That’s it. People were less than impressed.

Fox News host Sean Hannity briefly mentioned ABC’s reporting Wednesday evening, saying “Really? Secret societies? You can’t make this stuff up,” adding, “ABC News, they have obtained this particular text message and they’re actually questioning if it was all a joke. We’ll let you decide.” After Hannity’s show, Fox host Laura Ingraham continued to hype the possibility of secret societies.  

But now, after two days of breathlessly pushing the “bombshell” story about secret societies, Fox has decided to stop mentioning it at all. On Thursday, its executives apparently didn’t think it was important to even report on ABC News’ clarifying reporting on the “secret society” text message.

The network did not mention “secret society” even once on Thursday morning. There was no update, no clarification, no added context. Fox didn’t acknowledge that the so-called “secret society” was seemingly not a story at all.

There was nothing.

 

https://www.mediamatters.org/blog/2018/01/25/fox-goes-silent-its-secret-society-conspiracy-theory-falls-apart/219167

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the senator is a disgrace and the people of Wisconsin should either recall the imbecile or stand by his crackpot lies. jesus he is a senator not some loon like those  who posts wild and crazy conspiracy theories by cut and paste on these threads. he is supposed to have dignity but  smearing the fbi for a bum like trump is about as undignified as it gets. 

good lord this is the best and brightest besides nunes and the nut from ohio who doesn't own a suit coat and gets beat up by women interviewers cos he so stupid. Wisconsin and ohio sure have some seriously loopy people representing them

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Just now, BeAChooser said:

And the MSM went silent on the missing texts.  

 

But it all worked out for them.  

 

They were apparently found.  

 

So no harm, no foul.

 

Heh, heh, heh!

yeah and those texts have the fbi agent saying he didn't want to join muellers team because his gut feeling was there was nothing there. maybe you should get a hobby,  or a paper route. that would be relaxing, you could make some pin money, and you could get fresh air and meet nice people

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2 minutes ago, justrying said:

Fox goes silent

 

LOLOLOLOLOL 

LOLOLOLOLOL 

senator Johnson also announced that he heard that the boogie man killed and ate the easter bunny on orders from the left because they hate Christians so much and wanted to spoil their celebration of the religious and political conservatives executing the lord.

 

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6 minutes ago, harryramar said:

senator Johnson also announced that he heard that the boogie man killed and ate the easter bunny on orders from the left because they hate Christians so much and wanted to spoil their celebration of the religious and political conservatives executing the lord.

 

Ya gotta love righties

 

;)

 

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9 minutes ago, harryramar said:

yeah and those texts have the fbi agent saying he didn't want to join muellers team because his gut feeling was there was nothing there.

 

That wasn't in the missing texts.   You need to be better informed, Harry.

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18 minutes ago, BeAChooser said:

And the MSM went silent on the missing texts.  

 

But it all worked out for them.  

 

They were apparently found.  

 

So no harm, no foul.

 

Heh, heh, heh!

And the secret society?

 

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) has spent the past two days peddling his theory that there’s a “secret society” within the FBI holding “secret meetings off-site,” perpetuating the Republicans’ campaign to discredit the agency amid its Russia probe. Now, he’s open to the “real possibility” that his proof of the “secret society” was just a joke. When CNN’s Manu Raju asked Thursday whether the text could have been sent in jest, Johnson said: “It’s a real possibility.”

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15 minutes ago, Z09 said:

What's so shocking that members of the FBI and DOJ decided that they don't like Trump and wanted to spy on them for Hillary?

 

Phony FISA warrants?

 

Wipe your mouth

 

Are you gonna kill yourself when Trump gets disgraced? 

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