The Media's Emphasis on Russian Hacking is a Diversion

Blunden, William A.

Publisher:  Dissident Voice
Date Written:  13/12/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20208

It's highly likely that the flurry of reports on alleged Russian hacking has more to do with a rejection of the status quo than with the act of clandestine meddling.



According to unnamed officials a classified assessment by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) blames the Russian government for, among other things, providing WikiLeaks with hacked emails during the run-up to 2016 presidential election. One source referred to this conclusion as the "consensus view" of the intelligence community. Though if that's the case, then someone forgot to tell all those agents at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who, in their desire to obtain proof beyond a reasonable doubt (imagine that), have up to now declined to make a definitive statement. Ditto that for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which has not sanctioned the CIA’s conclusions due to "lack of conclusive evidence."
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