The media is being played like a “Mighty Wurlitzer” today, from the foundation corrupted hacks at Alternet, to the insider pros at the Washington Post – the entire US media establishment seems to have forgotten the difference between a claim and a fact.
It’s post-factual propaganda. The intent seems to be to intervene in the Electoral College and accuse Trump of being a “Manchurian Candidate,” an agent of Russia!!!
Utter nonsense. But such is life in post-truth times.
UK ambassador Craig Murray:
I have watched incredulous as the CIA’s blatant lie has grown and grown as a media story – blatant because the CIA has made no attempt whatsoever to substantiate it. There is no Russian involvement in the leaks of emails showing Clinton’s corruption. Yes this rubbish has been the lead today in the Washington Post in the US and the Guardian here, and was the lead item on the BBC main news. I suspect it is leading the American broadcasts also.
A little simple logic demolishes the CIA’s claims. The CIA claim they “know the individuals” involved. Yet under Obama the USA has been absolutely ruthless in its persecution of whistleblowers, and its pursuit of foreign hackers through extradition. We are supposed to believe that in the most vital instance imaginable, an attempt by a foreign power to destabilise a US election, even though the CIA knows who the individuals are, nobody is going to be arrested or extradited, or (if in Russia) made subject to yet more banking and other restrictions against Russian individuals? Plainly it stinks. The anonymous source claims of “We know who it was, it was the Russians” are beneath contempt….