ToDaZeD Interesting Question


…just, yanno, asking. for a friend.

CNN exclusively captured then aired footage captured outside Stone’s South Florida home…

The FBI Who, exactly, tipped off CNN “exclusively” to video a pre-dawn arrest?

[and did the FBI really think Roger Stone was gonna come out gunz a'blazin?

[vid at linky]


  1. Posted January 25, 2019 at 8:55 am |

    We can imagine the conspiracy theories if it had been only FOX news with footage of a raid on the Clinton household. Think we’ll learn how CNN managed to be on site at Stone’s home?

  2. Posted January 25, 2019 at 9:02 am |

    Remember the CNN crew being live at the scene when the FBI shot LaVoy Finicum to death in cold blood in that Oregon ditch?

    Yeah. Me neither.

  3. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 11:22 am |

    FBI + CNN = collusion?

    Hmmm… Ps fodder, that.
    (see post above)

  4. rickn8or
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 11:33 am |

    It’s newsworthy because it’s the first (and probably the last) arrest after two years of “investigation”.

  5. neal
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 12:13 pm |

    No helicopters? No high speed chase?
    No cartoons?
    The gubmint must be shut down.

  6. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 1:21 pm |

    1. FBI doesn’t like Trump +
    2. CNN doesn’t like Trump +
    3. Jim Acosta doesn’t like Trump and has been a major Trump harasser +
    4. Acosta works for CNN +
    5. Acosta doesn’t like cold weather +
    6. Acosta was out of Trump harassment fodder +
    7. Stone was in Southern Florida.
    It all makes perfect sense, if you are a never Trumper.

  7. OldFert
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 1:55 pm |

    I heard on the radio that the cub reporter covering the event said that the FBI vehicles came with sirens blaring, except they were silent sirens. (?)

  8. max
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 2:16 pm |

    ^2: Try to get your facts straight. The FBI didn’t shoot “LaVoy”, it was OSP. I live here; you obviously don’t.

  9. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 25, 2019 at 3:01 pm |

    ^ Good point.
    Now, can we all agree that it’s fortunate that the ATF wasn’t involved?

  10. Posted January 25, 2019 at 3:30 pm |


    Forgive me max, i didn’t realize i had to live in a state to know what happened there. Perhaps, since you live in Oregon, then you trust the OSP jumping to confess to the shooting at the trial of the FBI agents but here in Minnesota, we’ve grown a bit more skeptical of the federal government and the coercion they are capable.

    Not being from Minnesota, you won’t be able to understand the term “take a fall”

    Anyway, Go Ducks

  11. MikeAZ
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 7:39 am |

    So this young cub CNN producer receives Divine Inspiration on Thursday night at his recently converted broom-closet-to-producer’s-office that the Forces of Goodness are going to take down the EEEVILE! Mister Stone at his undefended home IN FLORIDA!

    Stone has no registered weapons in his home, no death-sworn bodyguards, no heavily armed allies to come to his rescue. All his communications have been compromised by the on-going Federal assault on him. He has no secrets, and thanks to the gummint, no funds to effect an escape.

    So in order to round up this obviously dangerous old man, the Feds sent 29 heavily armed storm troopers in 17 government vehicles with automatic weapons and body armor, just in case.

    Oh yeah, and a film crew from CNN that just miraculously happened to be on-scene.

    I’m surprised that it didn’t end up another Ruby Ridge.

  12. MikeAZ
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 8:10 am |

    Oh, one more thing: is it just coincidence that this raid happened in time to make all the news cycles on a Friday? Three days to build on it, mix it up, let it fester before anyone begins the in-depth analysis on Monday morning?

  13. rickn8or
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 10:05 am |

    [and did the FBI really think Roger Stone was gonna come out gunz a'blazin?

    I think they were hoping for that.

  14. rickn8or
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 10:06 am |

    And as I’ve seen elsewhere this morning: “When you stop thinking of the FBI as a law-enforcement organization, it all starts to make sense.”

  15. DougM (a 20th-Century guy)
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 12:47 pm |

    ^ Made-for-TV cast in the never-Trump reality show, too.

  16. max
    Posted January 26, 2019 at 4:30 pm |

    ^10 – no problem, I just live here, and know what happened…and what did not.

  17. Claire: rebellious pink pig with car keys - and a *cause*
    Posted January 27, 2019 at 8:11 am |

    Not to say this individual isn’t a gen-yew-wine Rat F*cker and all ’round fixer, dangerous fella, and a bit of a …well, the whole Nixon tat and all…

    But the drama in the FBI’s approach? The playing to the cameras which means the politicizing of the event. Neither goes very far toward making me more comfortable as a citizen in a 5 felony a day society.