Behind the Headlines – Business Intelligence Info

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By admin , in 狗65平台下载app , at 2020年8月2日

Wearebeingbombardedby“news”aboutthehorseracethatisthepresidentialelection,andareprettymuchsickofit。

Unfortunately,thismeansthatweareignoringtherealstoriesbehindtheheadlines。

Imentionthisbecausewearemissingapotentiallygenerousservingofirony。

Forexample,theheadlinesareblaringthenewsthatDonaldTrumpmanagedtoraise$51millionduringthemonthofJune,comparedtothepaltry$3。

2millionheraisedinMay。

ButIhaven’tseenanynewspointingoutthatTrumphascompletelyflip-floppedonhispromisetoself-fundhiscampaignsothathewillnotbebeholdentospecialinterests。

Youknow,specialinterestslikefellowcasinomagnateSheldonAdelson,whohaspromisedtodonate$100milliontoTrump’scampaign。

WealreadyknowthatTrumpwilldoalmostanythingformoney。

WhodonatedallthismoneytoTrump,andwhatwillhegivetheminreturn?

AnotherexampleistheannouncementbyFBIDirectorJamesComeythatHillaryClintondidnotbreakanylawsbyusingaprivateemailserver。

ButthenComeydidsomethingunprecedented—heproceededtoattackClintonforbeing“extremelycareless”,stupid,andarrogant。

AsElectoralVoteputsit:

ThatisnotthewaytheFBIissupposedtowork。

Ifsomeoneisinnocent,thentheFBIisnotsupposedtobesmirchthatperson’sreputation。

Ifthetargetisguilty,thenheorsheshouldbeindicted;otherwise,theinvestigationshouldbeclosedwithasimplestatementthatnochargeswillbebrought。

Untilnow,thiswasalwaysthewaytheFBIworked。

ButComey,whowasoriginallyappointedbyGeorgeWBush,didn’tstopthere。

Healsosaidthat

theFBIuncoveredno“directevidence”thatforeignpowershadhackedClinton’semailserver。

Didhehaveindirectevidence?

Anyevidenceatall?

Ifnot,howisthatdifferentfromhissaying:“Inanotherinvestigation,wehaveuncoveredno‘directevidence’thatDonaldTrumppaidmillionsofdollarsinbribestothemafiaforlaborpeaceathisconstructionsites。

”Ifthereisnoevidence,theFBIisnotsupposedtoevenbringupthesubject。

AsaformerdirectoroftheJusticeDepartmentpointedout,Comeyignoredtheruleoflawandblatantlypoliticizedwhatwassupposedtobeanon-partisaninvestigation。

ItisnotuptotheFBItodecideguiltorinnocence,thatisreservedbyourconstitutionforthecourts。

WhentheFBIdecidesitdoesnothaveenoughevidencetobringcharges,“ithastheresponsibilitytonotbesmirchsomeone’sreputationbylobbingaccusationspubliclyinstead。



HerecklesslyspeculatedthatClinton’semailsystemcouldhavebeenhacked,evenwhileadmittinghehadnoevidencethatitwas。

Thisconjecture,whichhasbeenthesubjectofmuchdebateandheatedallegations,putsClintonintheimpossiblepositionofhavingtoproveanegativeinresponse。

WhydidComeydothis?

Comeyarguedthathisstatementwasappropriatebecausethiscasewasamatterofunusualpublicinterest。

Butthedepartmentinvestigatescasesinvolvingextremepublicinterestallthetime—suspectedterroristacts,allegedcivilrightsviolationsbypoliceandpossiblecrimesbyfinancialinstitutions,forexample。

Itisforpreciselythesesituationsthattherulesexist,sothatthedepartmentcannotspeakoutsidetheboundsofcourtwhenitdoesnotbringcharges。

OnemightclaimthatClintonshouldnotreceivespecialtreatmentfromthegovernment,butthatworksbothways。

Theruleoflawalsomeansthatsheshouldnotgetworsetreatmentthananyoneelse,either。

InsteadComeytookhimselfoutsidetheruleoflaw,becomingnotjustthepolice,butalsoprosecutor,judge,andjury。