…imminent death of the lie as truth? and of the ‘legacy’ msm?…Posted: 2015-06-16
…as realization sweeps into the uk; and seeps, albeit slowly, into, finally, the us…
The Sunday Times had its explosive report, to the effect that China and Russia (‘the bad guys’) had hacked into the files of exiled Edward Snowden. And as a result British spies (‘the good guys’) had to be removed from their essential but dangerous assignments. Dramatic stuff. That Snowden. Those ‘bad guys’. Classic in all this is the ever popular artifice of the US corporate MSM, ‘anonymous sources’, ‘senior officials who did not want to be quoted’ sort of stuff, with the likes of WaPo and NYT, incomparable exponents of the art. And in an ever gullible world, as is so amateurishly and offensively assumed, folk would fall for the con, again and again. Changing times?
Of course, The Guardian would be only too eager to step forward. Snowden files ‘read by Russia and China’: five questions for UK government.
Those five questions would prove telling, as to complement that article would come, and more pointedly, UK under pressure to respond to latest Edward Snowden claims. Couple excerpts,
Downing Street and the Home Office are being challenged to answer in public claims that Russia and China have broken into the secret cache of Edward Snowden files and that British agents have had to be withdrawn from live operations as a consequence.
The reports first appeared in the Sunday Times, which quoted anonymous senior officials in No 10, the Home Office and security services. The BBC also quoted an anonymous senior government source, who said agents had to be moved because Moscow gained access to classified information that reveals how they operate.
To forestall their gaining any traction of believability, acceptability, lies constantly repeated, and by the ‘the barbarians are at the gates!’ media, have to be forcefully refuted, which is where the blogs and alternative media would also come in – to fulfill the role and responsibilities abandoned by traditional media.
Who else but Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept? And a sheer fabrication urgently conveyed as news to again demonise the demons: Snowden on the one hand, and Russia and China on the other? Greenwald would respond, THE SUNDAY TIMES’ SNOWDEN STORY IS JOURNALISM AT ITS WORST — AND FILLED WITH FALSEHOODS. Sample,
Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to government officials to let them propagandize the public, then uncritically accept those anonymously voiced claims as Truth. But they’ve learned no such lesson. That tactic continues to be the staple of how major U.S. and British media outlets “report,” especially in the national security area. And journalists who read such reports continue to treat self-serving decrees by unnamed, unseen officials — laundered through their media — as gospel, no matter how dubious are the claims or factually false is the reporting.
We now have one of the purest examples of this dynamic. Last night, the Murdoch-owned Sunday Times published their lead front-page Sunday article, headlined “British Spies Betrayed to Russians and Chinese.”…
For pithy acumen would come this acerbic, It Takes a Leak. And, with that, the jig is up – unless such unremitting, prompt and devastating exposure of blatant lies and propaganda is stymied. New laws (and ‘free trade’ deals) – for national security?
…north korea hacks into sony files!!! china hacks into us files!!! russia and china (and venezuela), threats to the world!!! repeat….