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Fake News and Where its Coming From

January 12, 2017

The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex is just aching to launch another Cold War

Screen Shot 2017-01-11 at 5.41.27 PMGlenn Greenwald, an investigative journalist and co-founder of The Intercept, an online political newsletter, has provided an excellent analysis of all the nonsense being circulated by the U.S. intelligence community. Here are the last three paragraphs of his latest commentary.

“All of the claims about Russia’s interference in U.S. elections and ties to Trump should be fully investigated by a credible body, and the evidence publicly disclosed to the fullest extent possible. As my colleague Sam Biddle argued last week after disclosure of the farcical intelligence community report on Russia hacking — one which even Putin’s foes mocked as a bad joke — the utter lack of evidence for these allegations means “we need an independent, resolute inquiry.” But until then, assertions that are unaccompanied by evidence and disseminated anonymously should be treated with the utmost skepticism — not lavished with convenience-driven gullibility.

“Most important of all, the legitimate and effective tactics for opposing Trump are being utterly drowned by these irrational, desperate, ad hoc crusades that have no cogent strategy and make his opponents appear increasingly devoid of reason and gravity. Right now, Trump’s opponents are behaving as media critic Adam Johnson described: as ideological jelly fish, floating around aimlessly and lost, desperately latching on to whatever barge randomly passes by.

“There are solutions to Trump. They involve reasoned strategizing and patient focus on issues people actually care about. Whatever those solutions are, venerating the intelligence community, begging for its intervention, and equating their dark and dirty assertions as Truth are most certainly not among them. Doing that cannot possibly achieve any good, and is already doing much harm.

Read the full article here: https://theintercept.com/2017/01/11/the-deep-state-goes-to-war-with-president-elect-using-unverified-claims-as-dems-cheer/

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4 Responses to Fake News and Where its Coming From

  1. Mike Dumler on January 12, 2017 at 10:18 pm

    Hey Ron,Thanks for sharing this important analysis of the suspect reports from the US intelligent agencies regarding the alleged election interference by Russia. Since I share your concerns about the The U.S. Military-Industrial Complex, and am ever mindful of Eisenhower’s admonition regarding it,I see any role they play in investigating as suspect.

    So here we are eight days away from the inauguration of Trump, and as Greenwald says, the legitimate and effective tactics for opposing Trump are being utterly drowned by irrational, desperate, ad hoc crusades. Since the current political climate at home and abroad is at best bizarre, and at worse scary, I appeal to you, who studies the past as an aid to understanding the present and predicting the future,to point the way forward out of this mess!

    • Ron Verzuh on January 12, 2017 at 10:45 pm

      I’m working on it, Brother Mike, but it’s going to take a mighty effort to turn this ship around. What Greenwald’s Deep State represents is much worse than what we anticipate from Trump: the covert undermining of truth. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but this stuff is, as you say, vert scary indeed.

  2. Kris Klaasen on January 13, 2017 at 4:34 am

    I’m with Mike Ron. If you could resolve this we could all get back to having a good time. First draft by next Thursday? Thanks amigo.

    • Ron Verzuh on January 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

      I’m going to need until at least Saturday. 🙂

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