Mainstream media keeps on forcing that ridiculous idea that “the Russian government had deployed computer hackers to sow chaos during the campaign.”
Each and every news outlet rewrite the same points and the funny thing is that yesterday evening for three hours you could see on Guardian front page the article stating the facts about this CIA hype:
The Kremlin has rejected the hacking accusations, while the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has previously said the DNC leaks were not linked to Russia. A second senior official cited by the Washington Post conceded that intelligence agencies did not have specific proof that the Kremlin was “directing” the hackers, who were said to be one step removed from the Russian government.
Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, who is a close associate of Assange, called the CIA claims “bullshit”, adding: “They are absolutely making it up.”
“I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.
“If what the CIA are saying is true, and the CIA’s statement refers to people who are known to be linked to the Russian state, they would have arrested someone if it was someone inside the United States.
“America has not been shy about arresting whistleblowers and it’s not been shy about extraditing hackers. They plainly have no knowledge whatsoever.”
Only for three hours.
And this time opinion stated by liberal mainstream media also affected conservatives. Have you forgotten your dissatisfaction with the media during the presidential campaign? Think about it.
What is the main aim of those widespread paranoid news (can it be considered ‘fake news’, btw)? Escalating the conflict with Russia? Trying to change the outcome of the elections? Even deeper division of already Divided States of America?
Who knows. But any of the aims stated is terrible. I do not even mention journalist ethics here, it’s already dead.