You’ve got to love the lead in The Nation’s account of the CIA’s Russian hacking claim:
In 1977, Carl Bernstein published an exposé of a CIA program known as Operation Mockingbird, a covert program involving, according to Bernstein, “more than 400 American journalists who in the past 25 years have secretly carried out assignments for the Central Intelligence Agency.” Bernstein found that in “many instances” CIA documents revealed that “journalists were engaged to perform tasks for the CIA with the consent of the managements of America’s leading news organizations.”
Fast-forward to December 2016, and one can see that there isn’t much need for a covert government program these days.
The lapdog press used to have to be directed, instructed, and managed in how to advance the CIA-Establishment party line. Now that they’ve been doing it for generations it has become congenital.
They do it by instinct.11:48 am on December 16, 2016 Email Charles Goyette