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originally posted by: eisegesis
This should be a real eye-opener for some.
On the surface, we see clandestine security agencies, the dishonest media and finally, the CEO of one of the largest online retailers. What might they all have in common?
First, the discredited Washington Post has found themselves in quite the pickle. I say drop them like a hot potato and learn to think for yourself. Here's the latest...
According to an unsubstantiated article by the Washington Post, anonymous CIA officials have confirmed that the Russian government hacked the United States election to favor Donald Trump. Though it’s entirely possible the Russian government attempted to influence the election, the Post has been widely criticized — for the second time in a month — for its failure to follow basic journalistic practices.
If you’re left wondering why the CIA and the Washington Post are snuggle buddies, it would help to understand the connection between the two.
Introducing, Jeff Bezos.
Jeff Bezos recently secured a $600 million contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a ‘private cloud’ for the CIA to use for its data needs.
During this acquisition, a petition calling for the Washington Post to disclose it’s new ties to the CIA was met with 30,000 signatures. A call for transparency was needed.
According to the RootsforAction petition:
The Post often does reporting on CIA activities. The coverage should include full disclosure that the owner of the Washington Post is also the main owner of Amazon — and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA.
Money has a funny effect on people/corporations, especially when the status quo relies so heavily on the media’s ability to carry it across the finish line. Robert McChesney of the Institute for Public Accuracy (not sure who they are), had this to say about the glaring conflict of interest.
If some official enemy of the United States had a comparable situation—say the owner of the dominant newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts from the Maduro government—the Post itself would lead the howling chorus impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.
The Washington Post is reluctant to make it’s ties to the CIA apparent. They claim to be a purveyor of “great journalism,” falling back on the lack of obvious collusion and ignorance of the population.
To their dismay, history says otherwise...
In 1977, Carl Bernstein, a former Post journalist, wrote about the CIA’s efforts to infiltrate the news media, often with the assistance of top management at the papers. In total, Bernstein reported, over 400 journalists were involved.
If you already aren’t aware, as most ATS members should be…
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…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.
Tim Weiner, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist wrote this about the CIA’s first official chief, Allen Dulles. If what was known then can be applied to today’s situation, it might help explain they media’s behavior that has been a shock and awe demonstration.
Dulles kept in close touch with the men who ran the New York Times, The Washington Post, and the nation’s leading weekly magazines.
He could pick up the phone and edit a breaking story, make sure an irritating foreign correspondent was yanked from the field, or hire the services of men such as Time’s Berlin bureau chief and Newsweek’s man in Tokyo.
It was second nature for Dulles to plant stories in the press. American newsrooms were dominated by veterans of the government’s wartime propaganda branch, the Office of War Information.
Coincidentally, during Allen Dulles’s last year as the CIA’s director, he helped the Washington Post and the New York Times promote the “idea” that Guatemala’s democratically elected leader had ties to the Soviet Union and needed to be dealt with accordingly.
The American news media helped create public support for a coup covertly backed by the CIA (interestingly, the Times also recently came out with an anonymously-sourced article claiming the CIA has determined Russia hacked the election). At the time, Frank Wisner, chair of the CIA’s Directorate of Plans — and whom Bernstein named as a key operator in the CIA’s relationship with news outlets — directly praised the Post’s piece.
If you haven’t realized yet, the Washigton Post and the CIA have been working together for decades. In another thread, it was stated that they are more or less the mouthpiece of the presidency.
originally posted by: 727Sky
I saw some of this a short time ago... It was fairly obvious to a conspiracy minded individual that the Washington Post, New York Times, and CNN have all be bought and paid for to push a political agenda ... Well done thread S&F
originally posted by: dagann
We live in interesting times. The big question seems to be...Can Trump be the one needed to deliver us from the obvious
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: 3n19m470
The central question isn't whether the emails were faked,