Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
And it isn’t just Newsweek, but NBC, both of which had implanted writers to mislead Americans, particularly since the Kennedy assassination. We know that for sure now with the release of the 2017 JFK files. The significance is staggering. These news assets were accessories to, and aided and abetted, the killing of President John F. Kennedy. They also served, for all these decades, as wiling obstructions to justice.
In the NBC article by Ken Dilanian, a CIA publicist/Russian conspiracy theorist already exposed by The Intercept in 2014, we read the charge that NSA architect William Binney is a “conspiracy theorist” because he doesn’t believe the official story blaming Russia for the hacking of the DNC. Binney offers proof that the DNC emails released by Wikileaks was a leak, not a hack, and he was attacked by the MSM for meeting with the CIA chief Mike Pompeo to show his findings. They think you should be alarmed by this development, that an architect of the NSA met with the CIA to talk about new evidence contradicting the official narrative.
Who is this plebeian Ken Dilanian? In an article at The Intercept, on September 4, 2014, we see in The CIA’s Mop-Up Man: L.A. Times Reporter Cleared Stories With Agency Before Publication that…
“A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept. Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a closely collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA’s reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times.
“I’m working on a story about congressional oversight of drone strikes that can present a good opportunity for you guys,” Dilanian wrote in one email to a CIA press officer, explaining that what he intended to report would be “reassuring to the public” about CIA drone strikes. In another, after a series of back-and-forth emails about a pending story on CIA operations in Yemen, he sent a full draft of an unpublished report along with the subject line, “does this look better?” In another, he directly asks the flack: “You wouldn’t put out disinformation on this, would you?”
Calling William Binney (had a 30 yr career at NSA before becoming a whistleblower) a “conspiracy theorist” is a disgrace.
NBC is disgusting https://t.co/CNQoKEnpra
— Michael Krieger (@LibertyBlitz) November 8, 2017
Dilanian is trying to maintain a Russian conspiracy theory debunked by two key facts:
- there is no evidence of Russian hacking of the DNC other than claims by the DNC, which didn’t provide its servers to the FBI to examine
- it was a leak and a key witness (Kim Dotcom) is willing to testify as to who (Seth Rich), and how it was done, and offer evidence
Presuming an intellectual and moral superiority to an architect of the NSA,William Binney, a respected whistle-blower who worked there for over 30 years is a tall order. You better have genius level smarts, and the guts to give up your career to defend American civil liberties.
So Ken, if you’re going to stick to the 1967 CIA memo to press assets on handling or discrediting whistle-blowers or writers, you might want to avoid the controversial topic altogether rather than risk getting flagged by intel allies of betters and having the favor returned. Smear pieces have a way of haunting you.