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Old 07-27-2017, 01:49 PM
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This is unbelievable. 0 coverage?

Leading members of the establishment media are ignoring the months-long House IT scandal rocking congressional Democrats, even after the FBI’s investigation into the matter became public, and even after Democratic Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide was arrested trying to flee to Pakistan after wiring almost $300,000 to the country.
As of Thursday morning, both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have yet to report on the growing scandal surrounding several IT staffers employed by House Democrats, including Wasserman Schultz’s top IT aide, Imran Awan.
Other establishment media outlets are similarly refusing to tell the public about the growing scandal. MSNBC has given zero on-air coverage to the scandal. ABC News and NBC News’ national broadcasts have similarly given zero coverage to the scandal. CNN’s only on-air coverage of the scandal so far was a brief mention during the 6 a.m. ET hour Thursday.
As reported by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Luke Rosiak — who for months has extensively covered the growing scandal — Awan was arrested on Monday as he attempted to flee the country to Pakistan after wiring almost $300,000 to the country. The FBI seized smashed hard drives from Awan’s home as part of the ongoing investigation. (RELATED: FBI Seized Smashed Hard Drives From Wasserman Schultz IT Aide’s Home)
The Pakistani-born Awan attempted to flee the country shortly after Rosiak’s report that he was the subject of an FBI investigation. Awan’s wife, who was also on congressional Democrats’ payroll, previously fled to Pakistan, as first reported by Rosiak.

Awan and members of his family received $4 million from the Democratic congressmen they were working for since 2010. Wasserman Schultz has been especially uncooperative with the probe into her staffers and even threatened the Capitol Police chief for gathering evidence. She refused to fire Awan until after he was arrested, even though Capitol Police had already revoked the Awans’ access to the congressional IT system in February 2017 in relation to a major security breach.
Current House IT aids fear the suspects are blackmailing Democratic members of Congress with their own data, based on the Democratic members’ inexplicable loyalty to the House IT staffers involved in the probe.
Despite the growing scandal, the establishment media has for months done its best to keep the public in the dark. That trend continued this week, even after Rosiak reported the existence of the FBI investigation, and even after Awan — a top Democratic staffer — was arrested trying to flee the country to Pakistan. (RELATED: House Dem IT Suspects Wanted Untraceable Payments — And Sure Enough, Millions Disappeared)
The Washington Post — whose motto is “Democracy dies in darkness” — kept its readers in the dark for months about the growing scandal. The Post published its first article on the House IT scandal Wednesday afternoon, noting Awan’s arrest for bank fraud.

Media Outlets Ignore Awan Brothers House IT S | The Daily Caller

Debbie Wasserman Schultz "Absolute Wreck - Barely Able to Function" Since Imran Awan Arrest
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:51 PM
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How about reformatting that OP. It's painful to the eyeballs.

With that said ABC, CBS, NBC, and CNN are clearly not giving this the coverage that it warrants.

But I suppose it really doesn't matter. Their ratings have gone down so much that very few Americans watch them these days. They are becoming irrelevant. If it wasn't from forced cable subscription fees, because you don't get to choose whether to have these channels or not, they would be out of business by now.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:53 PM
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Its a nothing burger that's why LL
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:56 PM
Location: Miami, FL
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Why isn't the MSM covering the Awan Brothers/Congressional Democrat scandal?
Simple - No burger, no coverage.

There has been updates about this every now and then, but since there is really nothing to report, it would be weird if they went on about it.
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Old 07-27-2017, 01:57 PM
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It's bad for their bosses.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:09 PM
Location: on the wind
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It would be such a relief to hear about anything, good or bad, other than the latest distortion of Mr T's conspiracy theories. Especially about events that are over and done with. For a while it helped to skip the first half of news broadcasts so they could get their obsessive POTUS spew over with. Doesn't really work anymore. Due to mass mortality by natural disaster or the next bloodbath, there just might be something else going on in the world for them to cover.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:19 PM
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MSM liberal, dishonest, scum sucking media is not out to inform anyone. They want to shape your mind, thoughts and actions so they can drive you into a pen or off a cliff. With enough exposure you may well drive yourself off cliff. They will cover it but never reveal the cause. Its a mystery and they will suck you in again like Al Capone's vault.
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:23 PM
Location: NC
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no coverage of Bernies bank fraud either, big surprise ehhhh
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Old 07-27-2017, 02:26 PM
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Serious question: Why would this be a noteworthy political story? From what I can gather, some IT people who happened to work for Democrats committed bank fraud that was unrelated to their work for Democrats. If a staffer or janitor in the Eisenhower Building got arrested for shoplifting, would it be worthy of serious news coverage?

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Old 07-27-2017, 02:26 PM
Location: In the reddest part of the bluest state
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Democratic staffer arrested on bank fraud charge - CNNPolitics.com

Now you can breath again.
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