Demonizing Russia: Fake News And The Conflict Of Interest Involving Amazon, The Washington Post, And The CIA

by Sarah R. Runge, Medium.com

As the controversy over fake news rages on, a notable conflict of interest exists concerning one of the media outlets that has driven much of the conversation.

While much of the blame for so-called “fake news” has been placed on smaller, more independent publications, it may turn out that the lion’s share of responsibility actually belongs to the more established media outlets.

As a leading American publication, the Washington Post has earned an air of legitimacy that many newer, less well-known publications do not yet possess. This may not last however, as the conflict of interest that was created when the ownership of the Washington Post changed hands recently may have already begin to call into question the credibility of one of America’s most distinguished publications.

In 2013, the Washington Post was purchased by Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon. That same year, Amazon also obtained a CIA contract worth $600 million. At the time, the Nation pointed out the conflict of interest that these dealings posed…

Shortly after the CIA contract was finalized, Amazon issued a statement, saying simply, “We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA.”..

Bezos’ conflict of interest is again worth mentioning after the Washington Post used highly questionable sources to promote identifying and blacklisting “fake news” sites in late November..

..the Washington Post’s fake news expose was riddled with questionable information and unsubstantiated claims…

Several weeks later, in early December, the Washington Post again created controversy by alleging Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election… The article cited an anonymous CIA source…

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Intel Community Is Sabotaging Trump! – Warns Notable DEMOCRAT (video by Jimmy Dore)

With the “ISIS” boogeyman losing credibility and al Qaeda now back to being our friends and allies in Syria, a new Cold War is just what the doctor ordered to pump up MIC expenditures, right?

The Edge of Treason: The CIA Waging War Against American President for Threatening to Restructure Their BIG CLUB

by Scott Creighton

Yes, Virginia, there really are monsters working at the CIA.

This morning, after waking from the first good night’s sleep I have had since Friday night, I suffered through the first 20 minutes of Morning Joe during which their entire panel basically got down on their knees in the studio and offered a collective blow job to anyone working in the CIA because… “liberty” or some such nonsense.

Though that is a bit of an exaggeration, what they actually did was probably more disturbing to watch as they repeatedly justified a US intelligence agency openly working against a seated president because they didn’t like his policies. That’s treason folks. Treason on an agency-wide basis and treason being openly supported by the gaggle of neoliberal war-mongers at Morning Joe.

Some will try to tell you that this apparent war between The Donald and the CIA is a fabrication. I wont. It’s very real and it’s been on since Killary stole the nomination and the CIA’s leadership made it painfully clear she was their tainted choice to lead the nation into the new age of Red-baiting McCarthyism.

Ever since their corrupt candidate of choice lost, the CIA and the DNI have been doing everything they could to gin-up hostility toward both Russia and the current president of the United States. As one reported noted, we are looking at an unprecedented development in this country: intelligence agencies actively waging information warfare against a seated president because they perceive, rightly or not, that he will be less aggressive toward a nuclear armed state than they would like him to be.

Can you imagine what would have happened in this country had any intelligence agency been this hostile toward President Obama in the first month of his presidency?

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The anti-Flynn ‘deep state’ coup – spelling it out in the clearest way possible

from The Saker

Okay, my sense is that a large number of commentators are misunderstanding the nature of what is going on.  So, this time, rather than writing an analysis, I will spell it out, ‘talking points’ – style and, hopefully, do a better job about making my point.  So, here we go.

  1.  THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN.  Let me repeat that once more.  THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!!  Please don’t come and tell me that Flynn was wrong on Iran, on Islam or on China.  I agree.  But,

    ==>>THIS IS NOT ABOUT FLYNN!!!<<==

  2. THIS IS ABOUT POWER.  As in, who is boss?  Who is number one?  Who is the alpha dog?  The President or the ‘deep state’?  That is what this is all about – showing everybody who is in charge.
  3. FLYNN WAS A SYMBOL.  He was the symbol of the entire notion of draining the Washington swamp, which is mostly the 3 letter agencies + Pentagon anyway.  Flynn was the guy who dared defy the thought police and be friendly with the Russians.  Flynn was the man who wanted to bring the CIA and JCS back under White House control.  And Flynn was the guy with contacts with SOCOM and JSOC.  Flynn had to be brought down.
  4. FLYNN WAS ALSO A CORNERSTONE.  For better or for worse, it is absolutely evident that Flynn was the brain behind Trump’s entire foreign policy.  On some stuff Flynn was great (Russia), on some stuff he was okay (Takfiri terrorism), on some stuff he was ridiculous (China) and on some stuff he was terrible (Iran).  But that is not what matters here.  Listen to Kucinich who clearly says that this is not about Trump or Flynn, but about a coup against the Presidency by the US ‘deep state’.  Now that Flynn has been brought down, there is no “Trump foreign policy” left…

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Trump: Intelligence community giving out classified information to press ‘like candy’

from RT

US President Donald Trump has criticized the US intelligence community for allegedly leaking classified information to the media, responding to the latest report on alleged communications between his campaign aides and Russian intelligence agents.

Trump tweeted that information is “being illegally given to the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost by the intelligence community,” wondering whether the NSA and FBI could be behind the leaks.

In a later post, he said it was “very un-American” that classified information “is illegally given out by ‘intelligence’ like candy.”…

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Says the fake left: “Oh PLEASE CIA, Use your Special Super Powers and Save Us from Democracy!!!”

by Scott Creighton

So the fake left like CNN, MSNBC, Glenn Greenwald and Cenk “what’s his face” from the Young Turks think it’s just peachy keen for the CIA to be interfering in the political process here in the states. They prefer allowing Capitalism’s Invisible Army to dictate foreign policy to our elected leaders? Is that how fucked our system has become? The fake left cheering for the CIA destabilizing American democracy?

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Didn’t I just write about this today?

Neoliberal News of the Day: President Trump Forced to Fire Flynn… and Hire CIA-linked Abraxas Executive Gen. Keith Kellogg

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: see update at end of article

(Hi folks. I’m still sick but recovering a bit. Didn’t even turn the computer on yesterday. Thanks for all the well wishes on the other thread.)

The rabid ankle-biting yip-dogs that are the unDemocratic Party these days are currently engaged in a feeding frenzy.

They were able to get Mike Flynn to resign due to his communications with the Russian ambassador that took place around the same time the war-mongering/Red Baiting, New McCarthyite Obama administration was imposing new sanctions on Russians for “hacking our democracy”.

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