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Want to know how far the feds will go to trap people?

This far. And farther, of course.

The Intercept tells the story of how the FBI concocted a fake production company with a fake documentary crew to get the Bundys and their supporters to self-incriminate.

Journalists and filmmakers rightly object when police and spies impersonate them. They ignore the fact that plenty of actual journalists over the decades have acted as government agents. Long, weird, twisted story. Worth a read, though, and worth heeding for any activist.


  1. revjen45
    revjen45 May 17, 2017 8:19 am

    I can’t imagine why this would surprise anyone. The pigs have the right to employ whatever falsehoods will suit their purposes. The only surprise is that the people they targeted would trust a media weasel any more than the Sicherheitspolizei.

  2. larryarnold
    larryarnold May 17, 2017 9:49 am

    The root of this particular problem is:

    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is an agency within the United States Department of the Interior that administers more than 247.3 million acres (1,001,000 km2; 386,406 sq. miles) of public lands in the United States which constitutes one-eighth of the landmass of the country.

    Too bad these folks didn’t read Claire’s book.

  3. Comrade X
    Comrade X May 18, 2017 11:24 am

    I don’t know how many times this happened but in a county next to the county I used to live in a few decades ago, a company came to this small town, ran adds in the local paper that they were planning to open a shop up and were hiring. They told you to go to a local hotel where you would be interviewed for a position. During the interview the interviewers would talk about how they were from out of town and sure would like some weed to smoke. Turns out they were a drug enforcement sting and a bunch of people got arrested.

    Methinks whoever you think someone is you should always remember that they may not be who they pretend to be and that is a good rule to live by.

  4. david
    david May 22, 2017 6:59 pm

    Sure seems a lot like entrapment to me.

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