national intelligence

Blaming Russia For The Internet 'Sewer'

"As the Russia-gate hysteria spirals down from the implausible to the absurd, almost every bad thing is blamed on the Russians, even how they turned the previously pristine Internet into a 'sewer'..."

Chris Hedges: Elites "Have No Credibility Left"

"...commercial broadcast networks, like CNN and MSNBC, are not in the business of journalism. They hardly do any. Their celebrity correspondents are courtiers to the elite...They sacrifice journalism and truth for ratings and profit... they've embraced identity politics. We saw where that got us with Barack Obama, which is worse than nowhere..."

Chris Hedges On The Silencing Of Dissent

"The ruling elites, who grasp that the reigning ideology of global corporate capitalism and imperial expansion no longer has moral or intellectual credibility, have mounted a campaign to shut down the platforms given to their critics. The attacks within this campaign include blacklisting, censorship and slandering dissidents as foreign agents for Russia and purveyors of 'fake news'."

Has The NYT Gone Collectively Mad?

"The use of speculation as fact is something to guard against particularly in the work of inexperienced or opinionated reporters. But what happens when this sort of unprofessional work tops page one of The New York Times..."

Gold Pop, Dollar Drop On "Red Hot" Mueller Social Media Probe Headlines

Following a weak 30Y auction, headlines struck that special prosecutor Robert Mueller is said to have "red hot" focus on social media with Bloomberg reporting his team probing Russia-backed fake news on social media. The instant reaction was dollar weakness and gold strength.

Facebook Exposed - "You" Are The Product

"Google in my experience knows that there are ambiguities, moral doubts, around some of what they do, and at least they try to think about it. Facebook just doesn’t care. When you’re in a room with them you can tell. They’re’ – he took a moment to find the right word – ‘scuzzy’."