…as Ayn Rand used to advise, and she didn’t mean policing a campground
Let me begin this column by citing an email-conversation I had with a dear well-educated and highly intelligent friend regarding the recent brouhaha that was begun by the 11/24 Washington Post column purportedly written by a Craig Timberg that claimed—based on reports from undisclosed CIA authorities—that Russian Intelligence was behind many of the ‘fake’ [meaning alternative or non-government] Web and other media sources who exposed Hillary Clinton’s corruption and crimes, thus leading to the wholly unexpected win of Donald Trump as president.
My reaction to hearing of the story second hand—I no longer read or attend to any mainstream media [aka Government Propaganda Network (GPN)] ‘news’—was Wow, how pathetic. These CIA-run purveyors of All Fake News All the Time have a lot of nerve to call the real news fake… of all things. It’s like the Titanic: the ship of state has hit the iceberg and management blames it on those who saw it coming and tried to give warning.
What astounds me is how the REAL FAKE news outlets like the Post and the New York Times and CNN and their right-wing counterparts get away with heaping such pure BS on Americans every day. And why educated, intelligent people like my friend believe the BS… when a moment’s fact checking or asking of simple questions would unravel the lies like a cheap piñata. That’s a rhetorical question. I know the answer. But soon it will not matter. Because this ‘The Russians Are Coming’ story is the coup de grace, the dagger thru the heart, the nail in the coffin of the GPN mainstream media for all time. Continue reading