Watch All the 'Think Tanks' Line Up to Reject Further Saudi Influence Money

Loving watching all those think tanks squirming uncomfortably when (though it's pubic knowledge) they have to refuse to accept any more Saudi money to do Saudi propaganda because they're being outed in the media for it (and certainly this Saudi 'think tank' money has been doled out on every side of the political divide). And that even includes op-ed writers for the Washington Post (pre-Khashoggi murder). Perhaps now everyone will think twice before getting their information from a "think tank" now that they can no longer pretending that real thinking is being done in these establishments. 

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On 10/22/2018 at 9:48 AM, TraderTate said:

Loving watching all those think tanks squirming uncomfortably when (though it's pubic knowledge) they have to refuse to accept any more Saudi money to do Saudi propaganda because they're being outed in the media for it (and certainly this Saudi 'think tank' money has been doled out on every side of the political divide). And that even includes op-ed writers for the Washington Post (pre-Khashoggi murder). Perhaps now everyone will think twice before getting their information from a "think tank" now that they can no longer pretending that real thinking is being done in these establishments.  

While I always chuckle at useless people losing propaganda contracts, the real story here is cleaning up the democratic process.  Foreign money was influencing local elections, and that was bad.

On that note, I noticed that while tariffs had little effect on prices, they immediately redirected trade.  The hidden effect was reducing foreign influence in US elections - or at least choosing who we would allow to influence us.  The evidence of foreign influence and meddling came when foreign countries used politically-targeted counter tariffs.

In this way, it seems the swamp is, in fact, being drained.  Regardless of one's opinion of Trump, we have objective evidence of him delivering as advertised. 

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