The Russia bounty story sparked criticism from all manner of intel pros about Trump’s ignorance; inspired the famous @PressSec line “the president does read;” and renewed Q’s about why he seems so soft on Russia. I took a closer look at the genesis of the story… the leak (1/3)— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 3, 2020
Is the govt system for whistleblowers so broken that concerned officials went to the NYT to blow the whistle instead? @SangerNYT says that’s a valid theory: If folks trusted the IG system, “this story might well have not leaked…” (2/3) https://t.co/cRZbhV9zwx— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 3, 2020
“But because President Trump has dismantled or politicized much of that system, those who want to make clear that the President has ignored the intelligence may have felt they had no choice but to come to the press.” (3/3) https://t.co/z3H8UIPSpn— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) July 3, 2020
This story cannot get enough attention.
The corporate media spread misinformation based on “confirmed” rotten intelligence again in order to keep American troops mired in Afghanistan. This is exactly how we got dragged into the Iraq War. These people had gaslighted Sen. Ben Sasse into saying we should retaliate against Russian troops.
Note: These are the same “journalists” who say that everyone who makes fun of them and who are deeply skeptical of their fake news should be banned from the internet for spreading “misinformation.”