Media Hype Fake News Report Claiming Russian US Election Hacking
Date: Saturday, January 07 @ 08:52:20 UTC
Topic: Donald Trump
By Stephen Lendman
January 07, 2017
Media scoundrels are all over the new CIA/FBI/NSA report, supporting it like gospel, disgracefully claiming Putin ordered America’s election hacked to help Trump defeat Hillary - despite no evidence in the contents proving it.
In a statement released to reporters, Trump said “(w)hile Russia, China, other countries, outside groups and people are consistently trying to break through the cyber infrastructure of our governmental institutions, businesses and organizations including the Democrat National Committee, there was absolutely no effect on the outcome of the election including the fact that there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines.”
Media hype barely stopped short of suggesting Putin declared war on America, a disgraceful example of hyperbolic misrepresentation of reality.
The militantly anti-Russia, anti-Putin, anti-Trump New York Times headlined “Putin Led a Complex Cyberattack Scheme t Aid Trump, Report Finds,” saying:
The report was “a virtually unheard-of, real-time revelation by the American intelligence agencies that undermined the legitimacy of the president who is about to direct them…”
That’s as clear as it gets to America’s self-styled newspaper of record calling Trump’s election illegitimate - a seditious act surrounded by a body of Big Lies.
Previous articles explained no hacking occurred. Information was leaked by one or more Democrat party insiders, angry over Hillary stealing her party’s nomination.
Blaming Russia, Putin specifically, is part of bashing its sovereign independence and leadership. Virtually everything reported through official channels, regurgitated by media scoundrels, are lies, damn lies and Big Lies.
The Times: Trump “issued a written statement that appeared to concede some Russian involvement” in America’s election.
Fact: False! His statement, quoted above, said nothing of the sort, stating “there was no tampering whatsoever with voting machines” - meaning no Russian attempt to hack America’s election or influence its results. Trump believes it. So should everyone. Nothing disproves it.
The neocon/CIA house organ Washington Post headlined “Declassified report says Putin ‘ordered’ effort to undermine faith in US election and help Trump,” covering the same misinformation and Big Lies as The Times and other media scoundrels.
Responding to Friday’s report, Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it “rubbish,” adding:
“Every day Putin’s website gets attacked by several tens of thousands of hackers. A lot of these attacks are traced to the territory of the USA, but we do not blame the White House or Langley each time.”
On Friday, WikiLeaks tweeted “(t)he released report has poor sourcing and no evidence.” It’s pure propaganda unrelated to cold hard facts.
“Nothing in today’s declassified ODNI report alters our conclusion that WikiLeaks’ US election related sources are not state parties.”
“US government’s declassified ‘Russian hacking’ report has the curious disclaimer that it is based on watching (Russian) TV and reading Tweets.”
WikiLeaks got 84,115 responses to the question: “Who do you believe America?”
Responses were one-sided - 83% believing WikiLeaks, 17% US intell officials.
Deep in its report, The Times, no doubt reluctantly, admitted “the declassified report contained no information about how the (spy) agencies had collected their (alleged) data or had come to their conclusions.”
Draw your own about what clearly in my judgment is outrageous fake news, another black eye on Obama’s deplorable rap sheet as his tenure nears ending.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III." www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com.