The US media is “losing its mind” over a totally common and transparent practice, RT’s head of communications has said, commenting on disclosed details of Michael Flynn’s paid appearance at a conference in Moscow which was never a secret in the first place.
This latest hysteria aimed at Trump’s people or Republicans is full of hypocrisy from top to bottom. First, RT News complains that they are being picked on and this is correct. Of course, the fake news system run by the major media won’t explain to people, that this corruption in government is from top to bottom and involves both parties and furthermore, was made ‘legal’ by Ronald Reagan running off to Japan the week he left office to collect his $2 million ‘speaking fees.’
“This isn’t just a standard practice, this is a standard practice that is entirely transparent. It’s commonplace not just in the United States, but in Washington, DC, in particular,” Anna Belkina, said, adding there are scores of agencies in the US that specialize in connecting public figures with events such as the international conference hosted by RT in Moscow in December 2015.
Absolutely correct. These stupid speaking fees cover has grown into major business. There are professionals who flog their clients seeking bribes openly. This is such a gigantic part of our government now, it infects absolutely everyone.
Famous people who have influence get huge speaking fees though no one, even after years of inflation, has beaten Ronald Reagan’s Japan bribe. I wanted Reagan arrested upon his return and warned that this was a terrible precedent.
Instead, the media giants and both parties celebrated his bribery and that swung the door wide open to the mess we see today.
The email exchange and attached documents, obtained by the House Oversight Committee and shared with the US media, include details of RT’s negotiations with Flynn’s speakers bureau — Leading Authorities— over the fee for his appearance.
“The agency we reached out to specifically and very publically specialized in connecting Washington DC public figures and civil servants, officials with opportunities like that,” Belkina explained.
See how naked this all is?
“Obviously it is a bit disconcerting, because from an RT perspective, there was an expectation of privacy, expectation of confidentiality involved in these kind of exchanges and negotiations,” she said. “The label ‘confidential’ is still actually preserved on those emails that are there and yet they are public, there are names of our employees that are published… So, of course we will be looking into this situation in greater detail.”
So, everyone in this bribery business ‘expects confidentiality’! Duh! All these things are done in the dark but not under the table. It has been legalized by our politicians all of whom expect to collect massive amounts of money this way.
Then there is the ‘book publish’ scheme that gives Sanders and the Obamas and everyone tons of money to ‘write’ books that are ghost written. These are a form of bribery, too.
Churchill, for example, wrote history books but these were real and he did write them, himself and they are intelligent books. What we see the Obamas and others writing is pure idle junk books designed to suck up money.
The hypocrisy from the left never ceases to amaze me. From the leftists online back in 2005, praising this form of prostitution so long as the Clintons do the sucking:
I have been asked by some Kossacks with whom I have been conversing to explain why the admittedly very large public speaking fees Hillary has received after leaving the State Department are not indisputable proof that she has been corrupted, on the theory that the only possible reason anybody would pay her fees that large must be to improperly influence her decisions as President. I have decided to put my analysis in this new diary, so that many more of you can be given the opportunity, if you so choose, to jump down my throat. My diary will be a calm, rational, invective-free, respectful, and hopefully amusing series of arguments, and I hope that any comments follow in the same vein; but I will not hold my breath.
This entire venture is designed to excuse her collecting money via the ‘speaking fees’ bribery system:
Let me begin by asking you to write down your immediate best estimate, without doing any investigation, on how much you think each of the following persons earns for an average hour-long public speaking engagement. Or at least rank them in order of amount. Later in this diary I will give you the answers (with links to public information listing the fees):
It of course lists the 3 engagements with Goldman Sachs and the engagements with various other financial institutions and for profit corporations, including Deutsch Bank, Verizon Communications, the Boston Consulting Group, GE, and various others. The fee Hillary received from each of these institutions was basically $225,000 for an hour-long presentation, by now a familiar number to us all.
There are also listed speeches given to the following, among others, each of whom also paid her around $225,000 (some a little more, some a little less) for a one hour speech:
American Camping Association (J-1 Visa Program)
Watermark Silicon Valley Conference for Women
Massachusetts Conference for Women
Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed)
Commercial Real Estate Women Network
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
Biotechnology Industry Organization
Innovation Arts and Entertainment
United Fresh Produce Association
International Deli-Dairy-Bakery Association
Let’s Talk Entertainment
National Council for Behavior
California Medical Association
World Affairs Council
Drug Chemical and Associated Technologies
Association of Corporate Counsel – Southern California
A&E Television Networks
National Automobile Dealers Association
U.S. Green Building Council
CB Richard Ellis, Inc.
Mediacorp Canada, Inc.
National Association of Realtors
Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago
Beth El Synagogue
National Association of Convenience Stores
Long Island Association
American Society of Travel Agents, Inc.
American Society for Clinical Pathology
National Association of Chain Drug Stores
Global Business Travel Association
American Jewish University
Economic Club of Grand Rapids
Society for Human Resource Management
National Multi Housing Council
That’s right, each of these organizations paid Hillary about the same fee (and some more) than that which Goldman Sachs paid her for a measly 3 out of the total of 91 speeches she gave. Are they all trying to bribe her, to corrupt her once she is back in office? What is the Massachusetts Conference for Women bribing her to do? The United Jewish Fund? A & E Television networks? Any other of the organizations listed above, each of which thought it was a good move to get Hillary to come speak to them at the whopping fee of around $225,000 per hour long speech? She must have made a secret pact with the devil with each of them, right?
It is sad watching a fake liberal justify this bribery. Hillary is a terrible speaker. Her husband is significantly better that she. In reality, there are entertaining sports heroes and other entities who really do bring in a crowd, etc.
But very few are political power people and why do they demand this sort of loot to chat privately with groups? Eh? I have warned most strenuously about this matter.
Trump is a very engaging speaker. He knows how to play a crowd. He is a professional entertainer JUST LIKE REAGAN. Both come from the same culture. Hillary, on the other hand, is a dead fish. She is about as entertaining as having root canal work done without antiseptics.
I would pay to have her shut up. The entire broohaha over Flynn’s money or anyone’s money is nonsense because it is one-sided. Either one is totally against this and I certainly am, or one is OK with all this which is the position of the leftists who think they don’t have to obey any rules at all while the rest of us have to watch our step or we will be smashed by the fake news media outlaws who run the major networks and newspapers.
All of which are losing respect and audiences as times goes by and people figure out the scams going on.