December 17, 2016

Real News vs. ‘Fake News’

Supposedly real news:

FBI in agreement with CIA that Russia aimed to help Trump win White House

The report contains no quote from an actual FBI person, only a vague assertion by John Brennan that “there is strong consensus among us on the scope, nature, and intent of Russian interference in our presidential election,” and a contention that Congress somehow “misunderstood” what the FBI told them.

We’re supposed to believe that “Us” includes the FBI, but the definition of a “consensus” is “(a) majority of opinion.” Brennan’s use of the word “consensus” in an obviously carefully worded statement does not presumptively mean that the FBI agrees. Everyone else could agree, and they would still have a dictionary-defined “consensus.”

Supposedly fake news:

NSA Whistleblower Destroys Obama’s Russia Narrative – “Hard Evidence Points To An Inside Leak, Not Hacking”

Real people with real names make quoted contentions:

A group of retired senior intelligence officials, including the NSA whistleblower William Binney (former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA), have posted an open letter on consortiumnews.com that destroys the Obama administration’s “Russian hacking” narrative. Within the letter, Binney argues that, thanks to the NSA’s “extensive domestic data-collection network,” any data removed remotely from Hillary Clinton or DNC servers would have passed over fiber networks and therefore would have been captured by the NSA who could have then analyzed packet data to determine the origination point and destination address of those packets. As Binney further notes, the only way the leaks could have avoided NSA detection is if they were never passed over fiber networks but rather downloaded to a thumb drive by someone with internal access to servers.

We’re supposed to believe that the Washington Post report above, filled with anonymity and vagueness, is “real,” and that the Zero Hedge post which names specific names is “fake.”

Speaking of “intelligence,” I’ve had it with mine being insulted.

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