dinsdag 6 februari 2018

Western 'Free Press'

‘News directly from the CIA’: Ex-director Brennan hired by NBC

‘News directly from the CIA’: Ex-director Brennan hired by NBC
Former CIA Director John Brennan has been hired as a paid contributor by NBC and MSNBC, the media company announced. He led the agency from 2013 to early 2017, under President Barack Obama.
Brennan’s appointment comes amid the outcry over the memorandum released by House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-California) alleging impropriety by the FBI and DOJ while investigating claims of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
That Brennan previously lied to an NBC journalist about the CIA’s attempts to thwart a Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into the agency’s use of torture was apparently no deterrent to his appointment.

WATCH: Former CIA Director John Brennan on NBC says Devin Nunes has "abused the office of the chairmanship" to protect Trump and that blocking Democrats from releasing their own memo is "appalling"

473 keer bekeken

The ex-CIA chief made his first appearance in his new role as a senior national security and intelligence analyst on ‘Meet the Press’ Sunday, and promptly took the opportunity to accuse Nunes of being “exceptionally partisan” and abusing his role to protect Trump.
I had many fights with Congressional Dems over the years on national security matters. But I never witnessed the type of reckless partisan behavior I am now seeing from Nunes and House Republicans. Absence of moral and ethical leadership in WH is fueling this government crisis.

Brennan was nominated CIA director by Obama in 2013 and served until Trump took office in January 2017. In testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, he has maintained that Russia “brazenly interfered” in the 2016 elections, offering no evidence to support his allegations.
The irony of Brennan’s new post was not lost on journalist and The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald, who pointed out that it was a “little strange” for the network to constantly denounce RT and Fox as “state TV” and then hire CIA Directors & Generals as your "news analysts"?
Just what NBC & MSNBC were lacking: the CIA view. What's the point of having to serve as a vessel for CIA messaging when you just get it directly from the horse's mouth under the guise of "news"? -Let's hear more denunciations of "state TV"

Just what NBC & MSNBC were lacking: the CIA view. What's the point of having to serve as a vessel for CIA messaging when you just get it directly from the horse's mouth under the guise of "news"? -Let's hear more denunciations of "state TV"

Remember when new NBC analyst John Brennan blatantly lied to NBC's Andrea Mitchell about using the CIA to spy on Democratic staffers investigating torture?

The presence of former military and intelligence officials in newsrooms was once thought controversial. In 2008, the New York Times wrote an investigative analysis outlining the George W. Bush administration’s use of military analysts to shape terrorism coverage.
Internal Pentagon documents referred to them as “message force multipliers” or “surrogates” who could be counted on to deliver administration “themes and messages” to millions of Americans “in the form of their own opinions.”
The largest contingent of analysts were affiliated with Fox News, followed by NBC and CNN, the investigation found.

1 opmerking:

Willem Willem zei

Dit is een goed begin.

Beter nog zou zijn wanneer ipv een enkele persoon van 'intelligentie' diensten, overgaat naar de media, alle (17) intelligentiediensten opgaan in de (6) media kartels van Amerika. Scheelt een hoop tijd en geld (dat gelieg en bedrieg van intelligentiediensten kost een hoop tijd en geld) en maakt het voor de lezer duidelijk dat intelligentie diensten=de media.

De staat hoeft dan niet langer publiek geld te geven aan 'inlichtingen'diensten (daar betalen nu de media en haar adverteerders voor). Zij kan dan het gespaarde geld bv uitbesteden aan een goede opleiding waarbij je geleerd wordt hoe je door de reclame (propaganda ook wel) van de media heen moet lezen, waar je leest dat oorlog menselijk is, oliestoken goed voor de mensheid is, en je alleen wat waard bent als je bereid bent om de troep (van spullen tot ideeen) die in de media gespuid worden, te kopen, slikken en verder te propageren.

Stel je voor, een wereld waar je niet dagelijks te horen krijgt dat we mensen helpen door hun steden plat te bombarderen, of dat wij verheven zijn terwijl het grootste deel van de mensheid in armoede leeft, waar zinloze dingen (bv een gezondheidsverzekering) goed zijn, en zinvolle dingen (bv gratis zorg voor iedereen) slecht, en waar vrijheid van meningsuiting gelijk staat in het eens zijn wat de machthebber zegt (oneens wordt in het beste geval genegeerd). Wat een wereld zou dat zijn?

De media uitzetten helpt ook in het beantwoorden van die vraag.

The Magnitsky affair

The Magnitsky affair:  the confession of a  hustled hack A Cypriot journalist’s confession of how he too fell for the wrong account ...