It occurred to me that Louise Mensch hasn’t written a book in a while. This is strange considering for over a decade she was prolific in churning out bedside Jackie Collins style books such as Venus Envy, Glitz, Desire and so on.
Honestly, since she became the inside scoop female Jimmy Olsen of the Resistance and Russian collusion poster child, I’m actually surprised no one has written a novel about her or an unauthorized biography at the very least.
What would the title of that novel be? It has to be something catchy that encapsulates the content and topic.. after all, Louise has always been able to come up with outstandingly intelligent titles to her books, for example…Sparkles. (No, really, that is one of her book titles).
Hypothetically, I have a few ideas for a book that would capture her spirit, investigative prowess, and give the reader everything they need to know right on the cover. At this point it’s just a “Working Title” but I do have a few chapters in mind.
Mensch rose to Resistance respect after penning an exclusive article while still with Heat Street. She had the scoop that the FBI had requested FISA warrants to look into whether or not the Trump Campaign had close ties to Russia. It was quite the exclusive and I do give her huge kudos for nailing that one.
Her article was even cited by President Trump when he claimed the Obama Administration had spied on his campaign prior to the election. Other prominent politicians and pundits always gave credit to her.
That one article started her on the path of heroine and inside go to girl for the Never Trump Movement and Resistance. Just don’t ‘Mensch’n it’s really the only exclusive scoop she’s had since. Which brings me to the title of the first chapter of the book:
Louise Mensch and The Not So Prisoners of Leavenworth & Order of the Arrests Coming Soon
The Resistance has found their Professor Trelawney in Louise Mensch. Trelawney is a strange but lovable character from the Harry Potter series. If you’ve read the books or seen the movies, you know she made the prediction of Harry’s fate through a prophecy before he was born. After that, she became a professor at Hogwarts. Through out the series she makes wild prophecies of death and doom, but they pretty much keep her around due to the original prediction.
“Sybill Trelawney has predicted the death of one student a year since she arrived at this school. None of them has died yet. Seeing death omens is her favourite way of greeting a new class.”—Professor McGonagall, about Trelawney’s predictions.
Perhaps the Resistance feels the same of Mensch. Maybe they just feel her important enough to keep her around after the Exclusive FISA warrant article, but frankly, it’s been all smoke from the crystal ball.
Day in and out she spews the future on Twitter and blog posts stating “arrests are any day“, “sealed indictments granted” and everybody is “going to jail“. Those not blocked by Mensch already have a taste of her not so accurate predictions. Everyone from Trump, Paul Ryan, Devin Nunes, Mike Pence, Mike Flynn, (yada yada yada) are all being indicted, arrested soon, and will “die in jail”.
There are hundreds of such predictions, but this is my favorite. All that’s missing is a Carnac the Magnificent hat.
EXCLUSIVE: Marshal of the Supreme Court spoke to Trump over ‘case of impeachment’ https://t.co/uDMOfwKv19
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) May 20, 2017
*You know my comparison really isn’t that far-fetched when left leaning sites like Media-ite even notice the issue in their article “Louise Mensch Wrote One Good Article, But Everything Else Might Be Junk”
The Hunt for Red October Bots
When engaging in conversation with Louise, it’s best you not criticize her work, post a contradictory story tagging her, troll her, ignore her, block her or even politely ask she stop mentioning your name in any way, otherwise, you may be a Russian Bot, hacker, agent, partisan or infiltrators.
The wild claims she has made against people are so beyond the pale, it’s damn close to being a drinking game. Grab your Vodka comrades and take a swig each time she states that someone’s a Russian twitter bot, take two swigs if they’re an agent of the FSB, and get ready for all out drunken madness if she claims another Russian infiltration into anything. The list is staggering and distinguished
That’s because you, Russia, funded riots in Ferguson. See 0 hour I have your connections to Trump archived via Schiller and Scavino https://t.co/aTUDlCGkYi
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 9, 2017
Russian agent of influence no two ways about it at this point https://t.co/OW1C0pc9Di
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 19, 2017
Corbyn is a Russian agent of influence too. And a joke https://t.co/VDcGUYU2PT
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 19, 2017
Wrong on this one Nancy, imo. A Russian partisan, Jester, defender of Hostkey and Wikileaks, boasted about a patriot suspended pic.twitter.com/pbWRvfV1OS
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 3, 2017
Jester is the enemy as witness his boasting about Broadsword. It’s cool though. He stands with Russia. See acct @broadsword6
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 3, 2017
Other campaigns with links to Putin:
and (yes, sorry)
Bernie Sanders https://t.co/3LSsB7lxOs
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) January 25, 2017
The one against JΞSŦΞR ✪ ΔCŦUΔL³³º¹ was after she continued tagging him in every comment she would make, and he politely asked her to stop. Oops, sorry J, now you must be a Russian whatever according to Louise. Join the club, we’re all bots too.
Normally I would not quote Buzzfeed but I am making an exception since reading their article,“Louise Mensch has a List of Suspected Russian Agents.”
Mensch, who sometimes tweets hundreds of times a day, has claimed or implied that targets ranging from top government officials to journalists to teenagers to anonymous Twitter users are in thrall to Vladimir Putin.
Just since Inauguration Day, according to an extensive review of her tweets, the New York–based Mensch has accused at least 210 people and organizations of being under Russian government influence.
At this point if Mensch keeps it up there will be more Russian’s in the US than in the old USSR, only they will reside just in her mind.
Her followers on Twitter eat it up like candy, and regurgitate it out to the masses. The Resistance Party Twitter account has even came out and disavowed her reckless actions and statements.
Our Statement regarding @LouiseMensch #LouiseCalledMeASpy @C_Stroop @olgaNYC1211 @puppymnkey @SheWhoVotes pic.twitter.com/cnIn8X3INc
— The Resistance Party (@ResistanceParty) June 12, 2017
Not one claim has been proven, not one shred of evidence has been given. Her selective attention on Russia really does border on some kind of mania and not in the innocent “I see blue cars all the time after I bought one” kind of way, but in the more invasive “Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon” psychological way.
I’m surprised she hasn’t accused all the grocery chains of collusion because they carry some brand of Russian Dressing.
Six Degrees of WTF
“Six degrees of separation” is the theory that everyone is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of “a friend of a friend” statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps.-Oxford math Center
I could say I’m connected to the writer Thomas Sowell through only two acquaintances. However, I can’t go around alleging I’m friends with the columnist, even if it is by a distance of two people.
My allegation would have no basis in truth and a good journalist, through research, could separate my words from the actual reality that I am not his friend and we have never met.
The idea is intriguing really to anyone who’s familiar with it. Hell, I even use the cult classic version of 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon when I can’t think of an actor’s name in a movie (seriously it works) but I digress.
This is where Louise and her crazy Russian connections become down right journalistic malpractice.
She has made connections between the Trump administration and every single person working in that admin to Russia. Then turns around and connects damn near everyone who has anything to do with any of those people to Russia and so on.
It’s like the old STD warning about having sex with one, you’re having it with who they had it with, and who they had it with. So hypothetically:
Staffer who now works for The President once worked for the Assistant to the Assistant Deputy of the Attorney Generals office went to the Sochi olympics and photo-bombed a Russian Diplomat while he was shaking hands with the Russian Ambassador and posted that picture on their Facebook and now that Staffer according to Mensch is a Russian Agent.
This is just as ridiculous as it sounds. It also borders on defamation, however, you would never know that Louise really worries or even considers that consequence.
Case in point, this tweet came across her Twitter, not more than a few minutes ago.
EXCLUSIVE: Intel sources: Moscow SIGINT shows Sheriff Clarke Attacked Black Lives Matter on Deripaska’s Orders – https://t.co/IOO2Prn0Tf
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) June 25, 2017
This is where a lesson must be taught. Let me ask a rhetorical question… Just how easy is it to connect people to others even in other countries? All we need is Social Media and a computer.
Let me do a little Six Degrees of Putin on someone Louise hasn’t thought of connecting to Russia…. Louise Mensch herself. By the way, it took me less than an hour to find this information.
- Louise Mensch has a Facebook account with almost 5000 friends. On July 8, 2015 she shares a post on her timeline from an individual who lives in Moscow and is Russian who mentions Louise’s old unfashionista.com blog. The post is all in Russian. (yes, there are screen caps, however, I won’t post them unless the link are deleted.
- Louise Mensch is the owner of and only officer for the company Forma Flos LTD. On February 16th, 2015 the registered office address change from Preiskel & Co Llp 5 Fleet Place London EC4M 7RD to C/O Preiskel & Co Llp 4 King’s Bench Walk Temple London EC4Y 7DL on 16 February 2015
- At that same address is a Russian company called LPQ Russia Limited. They to have the same registered office address change from Preiskel & Co Llp 5 Fleet Place London EC4M 7RD to C/O Preiskel & Co Llp 4 King’s Bench Walk Temple London EC4Y 7DL on 16 February 2015
- Preiskel & Co Llp is a boutique Law Firm. They are also designated as one of the officers of the Russian Company LPQ Russia Limited.
- One of Louise Bagshawe (Louise Mensch) books, Career Game received a review from a Russian woman in July of 2016.
So using Mensch logic, she has close Russian friends, her books are very popular with Russians, and the former Boutique Law firm her company Forma Flos Ltd is not only in the same building with a Russian business, but the Law firm is also part of the company itself.
So I have gone from Mensch, to Forma Flos Ltd, to a law firm, to Russia and that’s not even including her FB friend or the nice Russian who reviewed her book.
Louise Mensch has direct ties with Russia
I have no other basis for that statement. No hard evidence to back it up, and no direct connections to substantiate my conclusion. This is how Mensch Six degree’s everyone else to Russia.
Unlike Mensch, good investigative reporters often utilize the technique, but what keeps their credibility intact is sourcing out the direct connections that relate to their stories content and not jumping to farthest 6th degree or further and claiming it as truth.
Hypothetically that would be akin to writing an article alleging a politician is directly connected to Charles Manson because they met some guy five years ago who married a woman whose cousin met a guy who lived in Berkeley in 1969 who dated a chick that was hanging out with Charley.
Such wild connections being pushed as fact are nothing more than catalysts for conspiracy theories that direct their readers down rabbit holes which only lead to the farthest connections “from the truth”. They are akin to Six Degrees of Separation from Reality.
Look, I’m not saying that there are not some serious problems with this current administration. I admit there are quite a few rabbit holes that have popped up since the election, what I am saying is that Mensch isn’t the Rabbit you should be following down those holes.
There are great investigative journalists out there who have spent their entire careers making sure their reporting matches their credibility. If a book was written about one of them, the title would simply be “Solid”.
So, that’s my idea for an unauthorized book on the mind of Mensch. Frankly, she’s lucky I didn’t go with my first choice for the title…..
50 Shades of Cray
Thank you to Grumpy Opinions for Linking the article
Thank you to PumaByDesign001 for linking the article
Thank you to Doug Ross with Director Blue Blogspot for Linking the article
Thank you to boudicabpi2015 for linking the article
Thank you to Evil Blogger Lady for linking the article
Thank you to Kay Flacs with American Lens for re-blogging the article. I love the snippet you added regarding CNN credibility and your article American Pravda? CNN’s Russia Obsession ‘All About Ratings’. Here is the snippet:
“There are great investigative journalists out there who have spent their entire careers making sure their reporting matches their credibility (not at CNN though). If a book was written about one of them, the title would simply be “Solid”.
Thank You!! Would love to see an expose on her cyber bullying and harassment also. She’s got her talons out for MSNBC pundits. An attempt to send her readers over to where, Fox?
Your quite welcome. First, I can tell you right now, Mensch is not desirable to the right, nor to those who watch Fox or read Conservative news sites. My opinion regarding what she has done to MSNBC and others is simple. They disagreed with her. They called her out. Mensch shows her true colors when any type of criticism is sent her way regarding her reporting. She does this to everyone. Left, Right, Red and Blue. Her bullying and attacking is a modus operandi every time she has been called out. A follow up article may be published on this in the future.
You’ll find a few Menschions about her work in the UK/US on this website going back to the time when she was an MP.
http://zelo-street.blogspot.co.uk/ (a couple of posts mentioned below)
Well known for her lack of research before shooting off on her keyboard in the UK. Perhaps she does a bit more now though? Perhaps.
Mensch is working for the Right, and she always has been. She is a purveyor of fake news like so many others involved with Fox, Breitbart and Infowars. She is one of the few who have been able to fool large numbers of Resistance twitterers, but trust me, she is on your side, not ours.
Let me address your third statement first, then I’ll reply to the other two. Though I personally voted for Trump, that wasn’t the case for many Republicans, specifically Conservatives. You may recall that the Never Trump movement started on the right. Regarding the Resistance, yes, it is mainly made up of those on the left, however, I can say personally, that many whom I follow on twitter and whom follow me that include the #Resist hashtag on their profiles are NOT on the left. I can honestly say that I feel Mensch is not on our side either. Regarding her connections to Fox, Breitbart etc: Though she was still employed with NewsCorp as early as January of this year, it is clear after yesterdays revelation that Heat Street is folding and the fact that not even Fox will acquire it, it is clear that the right leaning media won’t have anything to do with her toxic reporting.
Thank you for the very informative description of how investigative journalism should work, and how one very prominent practitioner falls short.
It is also not entirely clear what role Murdoch is playing in all this. Mensch being a proteges of his after her role in the House of Commons Select Committee investigation into the roles of the Murdochs in the NOTW phone hacking scandal,. He is obviously a Trump man, supplying through Fox News the information that the POTUS needs to fuel his tweets. Is she playing a role to provide a backstop if/when the Trump administration era ends? Possibly with a candidate in mind for a succession if required?
Mensch is also known in the UK for her bullying of young women on social media
Also Louise is very similar to Rebekah Brooks (another Murdoch protege) in being a manipulative networker able to work both sides of a spectrum. While on the House of Commons Committee she appeared to be on good Twitter terms with Tom Watson a Labour MP (an opponent of Murdoch so much so he had a PI following him to find any “dirt”). It has been rumoured that leaks originated from the LM’s side during that investigation so that the Murdochs were able to prepare their replies when questioned. (LM had to leave early “to collect her kids from school” was the official explanation).
Not long after Murdoch tweeted just “Louise Mensch” and she almost immediately stood down as MP made for the US and made claims about her six figure salary. For what? Who knows? To be honest I have no idea what motivation drives a Mensch but I would advise caution before believing everything she does or writes.
And another one for the bullies
Until the FEDS show up
Brilliant essay, Liberty Speaks. I read it more than once. Louise Mensch is a Russiaphobe and propagandist who is profiting on lies. Unfortunately, her lies are welcome in the cesspool of fake news. Pretty disgusting.
Reposted at Grumpy’s – http://grumpyelder.com/2017/06/26/louise-mensch-her-six-degrees-of-separation-from-reality/
Thank you very much. I’ve been saying for a few months that because Mensch was given so much credibility in the beginning her soap box could become a very divisive and reckless platform. She doesn’t deal with hard fact, and certainly isn’t sourcing her information very well. It’s hard enough these days separate fact from fiction in the age of Trump, with the bombardment of information out there. There are problems in his admin, that I won’t deny. However, people like Mensch are nothing more than a Silvia Brown for the political fodder. I’ve I wish to only receive that kind of news I’ll go to the Onion.