Wall Street Journal Hunter Biden disinfo blocked by heroes at ... the Wall Street Journal.
Donald Trump, a guy whose entire family lives off his name, is trying to gin up a scandal because Hunter Biden monetized his own father's name. That's it, that's the tweet.
Or really, that's the entire stupid, last minute, Hail Mary pass from Team Trump. Half a mile from the White House is a Trump-branded hotel where foreign governments, lobbyists, and corporate entities slip millions of dollars directly into the president's pocket every year. But Donald Trump wants to make hay out of Hunter Biden trying — and mostly failing — to cash in on his connections. And he's doing it with the aid of not one, not two, but three Rupert Murdoch-owned media outlets, because those are the only ones who'll touch this shit with a 10-foot pole.
And now we have to learn about some asshole named Tony Bobulinski!
This year SUUUUUUUUUUUUCKS.
Be cool, guys.
Can it be ... Nice Times?
The Washington Post has a new story on all the ways our government is actually doing the work to stop electoral interference. And they're doing it in coordination with social media platforms and local governments. Deep State FTW!
For months American military cyber-operators, aided by intelligence from the National Security Agency (NSA), have been targeting Russian spies to disrupt their plans by repeatedly knocking them off the Internet, confusing their planners and depriving them of their hacking tools. The goal is to prevent them from attacking U.S. voting systems, according to security officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the matter's sensitivity.
The effort spans multiple agencies in the executive branch. Most visibly, the State Department revoked visas for Rudy Giuliani's Ukrainian disinformation sources, Andrii Telizhenko and Andrii Derkach, while the Treasury Department put Derkach on the sanctions list, after which Google disabled 14 of his accounts and deleted his YouTube channel.
That's sayin' somethin'.
Wonkette's Liz Dye has been ably curating the hilarious story of the Russian disinformation campaign that blew its wad a little too late, the caper of Hunter Biden and the laptop he allegedly abandoned thousands of miles from home, and ... yeah, we don't have the energy to rehash it all right now. It's a Rudy Giuliani Special, which means it was debunked in record time, and now all these stories are coming out about how US intelligence warned Trump LAST YEAR that Russian spies saw Roodles as the easiest mark, and ... yeah.
Here is just a fun cherry on top of that story. The New York Post, of course, was the only vaguely newspaper-shaped object willing to post Rudy's bullshit, and even there, journalists in the newsroom didn't want their bylines on it. Mediaite reports that Rudy shopped it to Fox News, and even they were like ummmmmmmmmmm OK no. They came with their friends, they are not leaving with you, Rudy Giuliani, and no, they do not want to buy any of your Kremlin-laced Girl Scout cookies.
Because no low is TOO LOW.
The reviews for Ukrainium One 2: Electric Boogaloo are in. Apparently it's reductive, poorly plotted, and the graphics suck. No stars!
Or as Rudy Giuliani put it to The Daily Beast, "My guess is that George Soros is behind this counter-offensive… because he wants to create a socialist country. He'd like to see us collapse and see us taken over by the international... whatever."
Even in the hands of a competent ratfucker, this warmed over rehash of the Uranium One/WikiLeaks hack-and-dump op/hooker pee tape/But Her Emails would probably have fallen flat this year — we all lived through this shit in 2016, and we've been living through the aftermath for four years. But Rudy Giuliani is no one's idea of competent. Or even, you know, sane.
The man is actually out there saying it's totally fine if he's a cutout for a Russian disinformation campaign. "The chance that Derkach is a Russian spy is no better than 50/50," he told the Beast of his pal Andrii Derkach, whom the Treasury just sanctioned for being a literal Russian agent trying to interfere in our election.