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bruce MN
Advisor

Assange

Trump siding with him over US intel services. Claims to have " better sources". Assange, obviously.

Interesting to see Hannity and and others on the way over right praising Asssange when not long ago were crying out for a hit job on him.

Apparently on this new playground there isn't a requirement to number off before choosing sides. Every kid is a free agent.

And why Assange, but Snowden still a pariah?
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r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Assange

It wasn't the leaking of the emails that hurt you progressives, it was their content.

Samthehumble
Senior Contributor

Re: Assange

You know why, reverse is true also.   Same reason you believe the cia.  Fits the need.

 

Who has a stronger track record of disinformation the cia or assange?

 

 

r3020
Senior Advisor

Re: Assange

Because of the fake news surrounding him.

 

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In the past six weeks, the Washington Post published two blockbuster stories about the Russian threat that went viral: one on how Russia is behind a massive explosion of “fake news,” the other on how it invaded the U.S. electric grid. Both articles were fundamentally false. Each now bears a humiliating editor’s note grudgingly acknowledging that the core claims of the story were fiction: The first note was posted a full two weeks later to the top of the original article; the other was buried the following day at the bottom.

The second story on the electric grid turned out to be far worse than I realized when I wrote about it on Saturday, when it became clear that there was no “penetration of the U.S. electricity grid” as the Post had claimed. In addition to the editor’s note, the Russia-hacked-our-electric-grid story now has a full-scale retraction in the form of a separate article admitting that “the incident is not linked to any Russian government effort to target or hack the utility” and there may not even have been malware at all on this laptop.

But while these debacles are embarrassing for the paper, they are also richly rewarding. That’s because journalists — including those at the Post — aggressively hype and promote the original, sensationalistic false stories, ensuring that they go viral, generating massive traffic for the Post (the paper’s executive editor, Marty Baron, recently boasted about how profitable the paper has become).

 

https://theintercept.com/2017/01/04/washpost-is-richly-rewarded-for-false-news-about-russia-threat-w...

Packard27
Senior Contributor

Re: Assange

So who do you trust more, an international pariah like Julian Assange or the man who in two weeks will become our former, first constitutional scholar President?

 

And why does even asking the above question seem so disturbing right now?

Samthehumble
Senior Contributor

Re: Assange

Uh, "first constitutional scholar president". 

 

James Madison may beg to differ.