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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:03 PM   #1
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Anti-Russia and disinformation hysteria has reached new heights, and — after the Obama administration announced the expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats from the U.S., among other retributions for an ostensibly hacked election — the Washington Post continued its foray into Fake News with an article suggesting Kremlin actors hacked the electrical grid in Vermont.
Perhaps because the outlet got away with citing unnamed officials twice before during this reinvigorated Red Scare, the Post again blared its Russia Did It alarm with an article titled, “Russian operation hacked a Vermont utility, showing risk to U.S. electrical grid security, officials say.”
Interesting that one of the goliaths of journalism — a long-trusted, venerated institution with a prior history of admirable muckraking — would, of late, begin publishing articles based solely on the testimony of unnamed officials offering little more than references to past, equally vapid hysteria about Russia.
Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy joined the fervent fear-mongering by issuing a statement asserting,

. “This is beyond hackers having electronic joy rides – this is now about trying to access utilities to potentially manipulate the grid and shut it down in the middle of winter. That is a direct threat to Vermont and we do not take it lightly.”

$600 Million in CIA Funds at Work? WaPo Runs Another Fake Story on Russia Hacking US Power Grid
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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:08 PM   #2
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. As tiresome routine would have it, corporate media joined in lockstep alarmism, parroting the Post’s article as if The Russians — now that Vermont had been ‘compromised’ — would bring down the power grid of the United States. Peter Shumlin, governor of the state putatively threatened by Russian Operatives, roped the whole country

. “Vermonters and all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of the world’s leading thugs, Vladimir Putin, has been attempting to hack our electric grid, which we rely upon to support our quality-of-life, economy, health, and safety.”
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However, Vermont’s russophobia hasn’t a leg to stand on. As The Intercept’s itinerant co-founder Glenn Greenwald imperatively notes,


“There was no ‘penetration of the U.S. electricity grid.’ The truth was undramatic and banal. Burlington Electric, after receiving a Homeland Security notice sent to all U.S. utility companies about the malware code found in the DNC system, searched all their computers and found the code in a single laptop that was not connected to th
Read more at http://thefreethoughtproject.com/600...zI7ePejkTil.99


$600 Million in CIA Funds at Work? WaPo Runs Another Fake Story on Russia Hacking US Power Grid


Man, all of this fake news, we should create a government agency w/ unlimited access to grant money to protect the people from this. Information is to dangerous for the people to consume unfiltered.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:16 PM   #4
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Same day that CNN reported fake news that Russia had closed a school in Russia. Both fake news stories have the Øbama administration fingerprints on them. Both from RNG's reputable source meme.

Wrong Again: Russia's Anglo-American School Not Closing To Spite Obama

Just as with the MSM paying for polls, then reporting their own polling as news.


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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:25 PM   #6
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And there might be a damned good reason the Post and the Obama administration have aligned on all things anti-Russia.
After building Amazon into an e-commerce behemoth, CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the ailing 140-year-old media goliath in 2013 for $250 million — but his lack of experience in media raised the eyebrows of that industry and much of the business world. As the New York Times reported in June this year on his repeated defense of the purchase,


“Mr. Bezos said he bought the newspaper because he wanted to make it into a more powerful national — and even global — publication, and that The Post was well situated to be a watchdog over the leaders of the world’s most powerful country. ‘If it had been a financially upside-down salty snack food company, I would not have bought it,’ he said.”


. That explanation is telling given two critically pertinent circumstances.
The same year Bezos purchased the Post, Amazon landed a $600 million deal with the CIA to develop a coordinated computing cloud for all 17 agencies of the U.S. intelligence community.
Perhaps superficially innocuous on its own, that sizable deal appears somewhat darker in consideration of this year’s quasi-official continuance of the U.S. government’s most notorious propaganda program, Operation Mockingbird — during which intelligence agents posed as the media to imbue pro-American propaganda and censor certain information.
Additionally, just two days before Christmas, Obama signed into law as part of the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act — routine legislation funding the military often containing riders robbing the populace of yet more freedoms — the creation of an official U.S. propaganda department called the “Global Engagement Center.”
This nasty law provides the impetus for suppression of news unfavorable to the political establishment — and the creation of news topics painting foreign foes in a negative light.


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Oh, never mind. It looks like they have.
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Unsatisfied that they successfully hacked our election, now they claim to have hacked our power grid. Thank Goodness the Russians aren't hacking our college football championship.
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And of course the free thought project is incapable of posting fake news.
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And of course the free thought project is incapable of posting fake news.
Anybody is "capable", silly. The thing is they are not known to. Feel free to disprove it. I believe that we have had this conversation before.


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Old December 31st, 2016, 03:58 PM   #10
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Anybody is "capable", silly. The thing is they are not known to. Feel free to disprove it. I believe that we have had this conversation before.

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Neither is the BBC which has been carrying the story of the hack.
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