from The Money GPS:
Editor’s note: The Washington Post was the first to run the story of the CIA’s claim that Russia hacked the US election, of which there is absolutely no evidence.
It’s been a rough couple days for The Washington Post. Word emerged that hackers invaded its internal system—for a few days, no less—all of its staffers had to change their passwords as the company tried to figure out how much data had been compromised.
Meanwhile, a petition campaign was launched related to news that Amazon, under the Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, recently secured a $600 million contract from the CIA. That’s at least twice what Bezos paid for the Post this year. Bezos recently disclosed that the company’s Web-services business is building a “private cloud” for the CIA to use for its data needs.
by Aaron Gould Sheinin, THE ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION, via GT:
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Wednesday asked President-elect Donald Trump to investigate the Department of Homeland Security’s apparent attempt to access his office’s computer system.
In a letter to Trump, Kemp asked that the president-elect to act once he is sworn in to office in January. Kemp said he is not satisfied with the response from current DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
“Since contacting DHS with these concerns, we have collaborated with the agency and provided extensive, additional information,” Kemp wrote.
A Bearish David Rosenberg Re-Emerges: "Fade This Rally" As "Trump Will Engineer A Return To Deflation"
Hate crimes do occur, but now, those claims will seem a little less valid because a girl in New York City decided to make up a story blaming Trump supporters when she missed her curfew.
Yasmin Sewed, 18, claimed she was harassed and called a terrorist by Trump followers in a “hate attack” while using the subway in New York on December 1.
NBC reports she initially told police the men had said:
“Get out of this country” and to “Get the f****** hijab off your head!”
She stated that they had tried to tear off her headscarf and that no bystanders had intervened during the alleged incident. She also said that one of the men had grabbed her bag, breaking the strap.
MOBILE, Alabama — Despite on-and-off rain, President-elect Donald Trump returned to Ladd-Peebles Stadium Saturday, declaring Mobile the place “where it all” began.
Indeed, 485 days ago, Trump hosted his first major rally of the cycle at Ladd-Peebles. This time, the former candidate returned to offer his thanks and take a victory lap before a crowd of some 15,000 supporters.
Trump deviated from his usual rally walkout music, Lee Greenwood’s “Proud to Be an American,” for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama.”
With so much vitriol flying in every direction these days about fake news, Russian propaganda, misinfo and disinfo, it’s crucial to acknowledge and understand the fact that there is a definitive science to distorting reality and manufacturing public consent. Many of the deliberate techniques of this form of social mind control are well-documented, having been revealed by industry insiders, experts, and content manufacturers.
In the Beginning
Known as the father of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays was the original pioneer of social engineering via mass media. In the early 20th century Bernays laid the foundation for cultural programming at the whole-society level by helping to transform a mostly rural agrarian based society into a homogenized culture of consumers and devout statists.
“Now this is not the end,” goes the famous quote from false flag conspirator and Rothschild family friend Winston Churchill. “It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”
Churchill’s quotation, of course, comes from a speech entitled “The Bright Gleam of Victory” and signaled the note of optimism the British were feeling as the tide of the Second World War began to turn in their favor. Fast forward 74 years and it’s hard not to think that it is an apt description of the situation we find ourselves in today in our own struggle for liberty. However it would be hard to utter those words in a spirit of optimism today.
Snopes, which will now have the power to declare what news is or is not legitimate on the world’s largest online platform, almost exclusively employs leftists.
Facebook announced Thursday that mythbusting website Snopes will be one of a few fact-checking organizations allowed to label stories as “fake news.”
Almost all of the writers churning out fact checks for Snopes have a liberal background, and many of them have expressed contempt for Republican voters. The Daily Caller could not identify a single Snopes fact-checker who comes from a conservative background. Snopes did not respond to a list of questions from TheDC regarding the site’s ideological leaning.