Glenn Greenwald: Anonymous Leaks Are Not Evidence — A Sharp Critique of Fake News from the Washington Post

Corruption, IO Impotency, Media
Glenn Greenwald

Anonymous Leaks to the WashPost About the CIA’s Russia Beliefs Are No Substitute for Evidence

The Washington Post late Friday night published an explosive story that, in many ways, is classic American journalism of the worst sort: the key claims are based exclusively on the unverified assertions of anonymous officials, who in turn are disseminating their own claims about what the CIA purportedly believes, all based on evidence that remains completely secret.

Read full post with many links and graphics showing lies by spies.

Tip of the Hat to Berto Jongman

Phi Beta Iota: Jacques Ellul was among the first to deeply document propaganda and the nature of the media as a form of propaganda; Noam Chomsky elevated our understanding of how the media is a tool for manufacturing consent — others —  the books shown below are a small selection — have further documented the reality that most of what we receive from official or institutional sources consists of misinformation. Even when the truth is known to some, it is obscured — “fog facts” from all others. The leaked emails — and PizzaGate — appear to be the beginning of the end of the mainstream media as a form of legalized crime. The system is rigged across the board. The public is finally waking up.

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See Especially:

Robert Parry: Washington’s War on Truth — “Fake News” as a False Flag Campaign to Repress Engaged Informed Citizens Skeptical of Official Lies…

Jon Rappoport: Death Notice – Mainstream News = Fake News = Dead, Dead, Dead…

Robert Steele: NYT (David Sanger, Scott Shane) WashPost (Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima, Greg Miller) Full of Crap – Fake News — Russians Did Not Hack Election UPDATE 1

See Also:

Fake News @ Phi Beta Iota

Pedo @ Phi Beta Iota

Rigged @ Phi Beta Iota