Saturday, December 31, 2016

Glenn Greenwald — Russia Hysteria Infects WashPost Again: False Story About Hacking U.S. Electric Grid

The Post has many excellent reporters and smart editors. They have produced many great stories this year. But this kind of blatantly irresponsible and sensationalist tabloid behavior — which tracks what they did when promoting that grotesque PropOrNot blacklist of U.S. news outlets accused of being Kremlin tools — is a byproduct of the Anything Goes mentality that now shapes mainstream discussion of Russia, Putin, and the Grave Threat to All Things Decent in America that they pose.
The level of groupthink, fearmongering, coercive peer pressure, and über-nationalism has not been seen since the halcyon days of 2002 and 2003. Indeed, the very same people who back then smeared anyone questioning official claims as Saddam sympathizers or stooges and left-wing un-American loons are back for their sequel, accusing anyone who expresses any skepticism toward claims about Russia of being Putin sympathizers and Kremlin operatives and stooges....
The Washington Pest (no typo) is coming in for it.

My take is that either the US elite has gone completely paranoid, or else there is method in this apparent madness.

The Intercept

4 comments:

Magpie said...

Latest news: "Russian hackers responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus."

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Actually, come to think of it, perhaps one could make money from this kind of thing.

Noah Way said...

Quite a few people are.

Bob said...

I saw a sparrow fall out of the sky. Definitely the work of evil Russian hackers.

Ryan Harris said...
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