Haab vs. CNN

So CNN held a “townhall” in which both sides of the gun control debate could exchange views metaphorical pitchfork and torches were provided to hunt down pro-RKBA people. Everyone with a lick of sense knew what that alleged townhall gathering was for. Anyone (RINO Rubio, Dana Loech, et al) who expected anything different is too stupid (I’m looking at you, NRA) to represent honest gunowners.

The most recent focus of the townhall fiasco is a pro-RKBA student claiming that CNN refused his speech and questions, and drafted a question he would required to use.

CNN disputes this.

On the one hand, given CNN’s past, my general tendency is to believe student Colton Haab.

On the other hand, I don’t blame CNN for disputing their events. They need to salvage whatever credibility they might have with some limited demographic.

On the gripping hand, we don’t have to merely take either side’s word for. They both claim to have emails. CNN claims that Haab’s versions have been doctored.

Business Insider supports CNN’s “doctored” claim by noting:

According to the metadata of the Word document containing the email that was provided to Fox, it appears that Glenn last edited it.

…demonstrating a remarkable lack of comprehension of how computers work. By definition, any Word doc that has had anything — including the emails in question — pasted in has been edited by the person who edited the Word document. Duh. That says absolutely nothing about whether or not the email content was altered.

There’s an easy solution.

  1. Both CNN and the Haabs provide their complete original sent and received copies of the emails, specifically including headers.
  2. A text comparison will reveal differences between the two sets.
  3. Check DKIM authentication on the emails. The ones that fail authentifaction are the fakes.

Problem solved.

Lamestream Muddia: Seth Rich nonstory

If you’re the sort who normally reads my ramblings, you probably heard the latest on the Seth Rich case. If you aren’t, if you rely on the mainstream media for your approved facts, then you probably didn’t.

News media blackout over Seth Rich revelations
The story that many conservative media considered a “bombshell” Tuesday didn’t even register as a blip on the screens of CNN, ABC and CBS.

All three of the networks completely ignored the revelations by a private investigator that DNC staffer Seth Rich, who was shot dead last July while walking home from a bar, had leaked more than 44,000 internal DNC emails to WikiLeaks before his death.

If you’re in the second, less-informed group, Rich was the DNC staffer who was killed — shortly after emails embarrassing to the the Clinton campaign and the DNC went public — in a robbery in which nothing was taken: not his smartphone, wallet, expensive nor wristwatch. Upon hearing those little facts, even I — who generally prefer to avoid unsubstantiated conspiracy theories other than for entertainment — immediately thought Hmm, a DNC staffer with access to the system allegedly hacked by “Russians” mysteriously dies after Hillary is outed and embarrassed; how convenient… again.

Oh well. You want the “real news” to cover the story? Start passing along an “unconfirmed rumor” that Rich was a Trump mole killed to hide the link. Instant 3 inch headline above the fold.


Stuff magically appearing on the Internet regarding the Clintons. I would say this is getting hilarious…


and this

This update is in regards to the private emails of Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin found on the computer of Huma’s pedophile husband, Anthony Weiner.

The files in the folder named “Life Insurance” contained emails that revealed bombshell evidence that Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin are running a pedophile sex ring. Out of the 650,000 emails on Anthony Weiner’s computer, 11,112 emails are specifically related to Huma.

Kent Dunn says there is information regarding the true founders of ISIS terrorist group. ISIS was created by the CIA in collaboration with the Israeli Mossad. The inventors of ISIS are Joe Lieberman, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham.

There are three files that are in the folder labeled “Life Insurance” , one of which is called ‘DNC Nuclear Arsenal’. The second file is labeled ‘Intimate XXX’, which contains naked pictures of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton, and a teenage girl having sex. The Third file was not mentioned?

After an email like that from Podesta, you’d think he’d have already accidentally shot himself in the back of the head two or three times, while driving his car off a cliff from the locked trunk. Problem is, it’s fake. Do some searches of your own. It isn’t in the dump.

How salacious: “Life Insurance” folder, a Hillary/Huma/girl threesome, CIA/Mossad/Daesh…

And all claims unsourced. In fact, while I keep hearing “650,000 Clinton emails found on the Weiner-Machine” I haven’t seen an attribution for that either. Not even “confidential source close to the investigation who wishes to remain anonymous.” The number just… appears. On the web. On TV. In papers. It started over the weekend.

I think we’re looking Clintonista propaganda taking advantage of confirmation bias: Those who know HRC for the evil, vindictive bitch she is would want to believe it all. Maybe the email count is even accurate; the best lies are based in truth.

But the specific claims are the sort that can be dismissed as paranoid conspiracy theory, and when no evidence to support them appears, it discredits any real leaks. Taint by association.

Do I think HRC et al are capable of such stuff? Yeah. But did it happen? And would evidence exist? Not so much. For me, the best indicator that this isn’t real is that — at least as I type — Abedin and Weiner still appear to be alive. No convenient shaving “accidents” with a straight razor while grooming cheeks and legs.