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  • Enthusiast (6596 posts)
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    1. Can't say that I blame them.

    "The NSA’s capability at any time could be turned around on the American people, and no American would have any privacy left, such is the capability to monitor everything. There would be no place to hide."  Frank Church
    • Koko (2644 posts)
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      3. …!

  • Major Hogwash (1881 posts)
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    2. They will declare the US media to be "fake news" for blaming the Russians . .

    . . for Trump’s win over Hillary last year. Then Trump will smile like a Cheshire cat and point to their findings every time bad news comes out about him.

     

    • Salemcourt (188 posts)
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      5. Compared to RT

      CNN and MSNBC are fake news.

    • Post Removed (847 posts)
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      8. Fake News?

      http://www.carlbernstein.com/magazine_cia_and_media.php

      THE CIA AND THE MEDIA

      How Americas Most Powerful News Media Worked Hand in Glove with the Central Intelligence Agency and Why the Church Committee Covered It Up

      BY CARL BERNSTEIN

      In 1953, Joseph Alsop, then one of America’s leading syndicated columnists, went to the Philippines to cover an election. He did not go because he was asked to do so by his syndicate. He did not go because he was asked to do so by the newspapers that printed his column. He went at the request of the CIA.

      Alsop is one of more than 400 American journalists who in the past twenty‑five years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency, according to documents on file at CIA headquarters. Some of these journalists’ relationships with the Agency were tacit; some were explicit. There was cooperation, accommodation and overlap. Journalists provided a full range of clandestine services—from simple intelligence gathering to serving as go‑betweens with spies in Communist countries. Reporters shared their notebooks with the CIA. Editors shared their staffs. Some of the journalists were Pulitzer Prize winners, distinguished reporters who considered themselves ambassadors without‑portfolio for their country. Most were less exalted: foreign correspondents who found that their association with the Agency helped their work; stringers and freelancers who were as interested in the derring‑do of the spy business as in filing articles; and, the smallest category, full‑time CIA employees masquerading as journalists abroad. In many instances, CIA documents show, journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.

  • TRex (1814 posts)
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    4. Russia outplayed the US of A.

    They knew American Pretense was more powerful than actual reality. Well played Russia.

    I never promised you a rose garden.
  • ThinkingANew (1153 posts)
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    6. Lots of people will be surprised to find these media outlets operate in Russia

    Since our media always makes it look like alternative outlets are not allowed in Russia.

    Maybe that is part of the point of this.

    "(modern) newspapers publish nothing more than “weaponized text"" “When you read a newspaper article, you are reading weaponized text that is designed to affect a person just like you." Julian Assange  
  • jerry611 (213 posts)
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    7. Well CNN's days in Russia are numbered