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Sunday, July 09, 2017

New York Times Forced To Retract Longstanding '17 Intel Agencies' Lie About Russian Hacking

Seventeen intelligence agencies”? - ?if you’ve been following the maniacal #TrumpRussia coverage to any extent, you’ve heard this phrase used uncritically, time and again, regardless of your ideological loyalties. Pundits, papers and rank-and-file establishment loyalists have been unquestioningly regurgitating the nonsensical line that 17 intelligence agencies confirmed Russian interference in the US elections ever since Hillary Clinton made that baseless assertion in a debate back in October.

The innate absurdity of the claim was immediately attacked by WikiLeaks and anti-establishment outlets who pointed out that this would necessarily need to involve full investigations from agencies like the Coast Guard, the DEA and the Energy Department in order to be true. Nevertheless, many high-profile pro-establishment outlets like Politifact and USA Today found Clinton’s claims to be 100 percent true on the grounds that James Clapper, then-Director of National Intelligence and notorious Russophobic racist, “speaks on behalf of” all 17 intelligence agencies. To this day Politifact stands by its false claim on the basis of that same spurious assertion.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The lies coming out of the MSM against President Trump are so fast and furious that you can't dispel them fast enough.

I just refuse to watch the MSM anymore.

Anonymous said...

ha ha ha, no one cares, we knew it was a lie, we have moved on

lmclain said...

They keep trying to tell us the sky is green.
The people can see it's blue.
They continue to insist it's green.
That's all you need to know about them.