On Russian Hacking, The Only Narrative That Matters Is Truth

Tyler Durden's picture

Authored by David Battistella,

Excuse me for wanting to point out the obvious, but sometimes the obvious gets very lost in the web of narratives spun by the master narrator inside the White House. Forgive me, but are we not losing the idea that the only narrative that really matters is that all of the information “LEAKED” was obtained through a simple fishing e-mail sent to John Podesta. See their own words here:

Somehow this has been converted into words like “HACKING” (ps it is not hacking when it involves your own ineptitude or stupidity) into "Russian actors", "digital fingerprints" or any other slew of gobbledyspeak they can come up with for wanting desperately to hide a simple fact: the truth is in the e-mails.

Notice nobody is disputing the contents of the email leaks, they just want to complain about the fact that it was stolen by Russians,  though if the passwords were freely given away it’s hard to call it hacking.

Just to be clear a hack is defined this way.

"Computer hacking refers to the practice of modifying or altering computer software and hardware to accomplish a goal that is considered to be outside of the creator's original objective. Those individuals who engage in computer hacking activities are typically referred to as 'hackers'."

That is completely different from entering an account to which a party freely gave away the password and downloading the data for say an “inbox”.  So don’t confuse hacking with the granting of access through being ill informed.

The reason all of this becomes important is simple, it’s leading the world into potentially very dangerous conflict.  This isn’t something that should be taken lightly and you have to go to the WHY?  Why is it so important to divert people from the contents of the e-mails and point them instead to the way they were obtained.  It’s for war mongering purposes.

The MSM is going right along with it too.  Have we heard nearly as much about the theft and publication of Donald Trumps tax returns as published by the New York Times?


Who is investigating the "hostile actors" from within the IRS who might have illegally stolen, copied and provided documents to the New York Times who then did barley more that what Wikileaks did with the Podesta e-mails.

At least Wikileaks published a pristine, searchable archive, the kind you could search in your local public library. In a crowdsourcing age, it is incredible what can be uncovered in a shot amount of time.

But it is different now.  Wikileaks expects  “professional” journalists to do their jobs, pour through the information and uncover everything from the salacious, the banal and the illegal.  Why did this not happen with the wikileaks, but it was all hands on deck to pour over illegally obtained tax returns of a private citizen. Perhaps MSM credibility is at the heart of the issue? Not sure. 

People consume information differently now and have many outlets to weigh before forming an opinion and that is a narrative busting option.

There remains only one defense, attack the messenger, lie and divert attention. So you can’t dismiss the contents of the wikileaks, you can only call Assange a pedophile, place him under house arrest, tell the world that Russia did the following (and I am following your logic here “intelligence” community/narrative spinners)

  1. The Russians sent a phishing e-mail to John Podesta and he responded with his password.
  2. The Russians downloaded all the information in his inbox.
  3. The Russians found a third party who new Jullian Assange and arranged for that third party to deliver the contents of that archive to wikileaks.
  4. Wikileaks released the information day after day and about 120 million and Americans followed that story closely enough that based on that leak (and maybe the DNC one as well) decided that they could not vote democrat in the election.
  5. Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the electoral college by losing  key “shoe in” democratic stronghold manufacturing states where jobs have been lost, people are hurting and decided voted for change, not because of those reasons but because somehow Russia managed to release true information to the American public.

While all this was happening President Obama knew about it and told Putin to “cut it out” or you he would be in trouble after the election, after we try some recounts and after we try to intimate the electoral college, but before I leave office. Maybe I will throw in a fake story from the Washington post that Russia tried to hack the power grid on Christmas day in Vermont as well, just to get folks really fired up.

This entire transition process demonstrates a complete lack of class and childish behaviour by the outgoing administration. That is the only way to describe it.  Sore losers who demostrate abolutely no class, no respect for process or really for the American people who democratically elected Donal Trump in a fair process.

Folks don’t get bamboozled, remember, your President told you this when the narrative suited him.

Transcript from TIME

President Obama,

“One of the great things about America’s democracy is we have a vigorous, sometimes bitter political contest and when it’s done, historically, regardless of party, the person who loses the election congratulates the winner, who reaffirms our democracy and we move forward.


That’s how democracy survives because we recognize that there’s something more important than any individual campaign. And that is making sure that the integrity and trust in our institutions sustains itself.


Because democracy, by definition, works by consent, not by force. I have never seen, in my lifetime or in modern political history, any presidential candidate trying to discredit the elections and the election process before votes have even taken place.


It’s unprecedented. It happens to be based on no facts; every expert, regardless of political party, regardless of ideology, conservative or liberal, who has ever examined these issues in a serious way, will tell you that instances of significant voter fraud are not to be found, that — keep in mind, elections are run by state and local officials, which means that there are places like Florida, for example, where you’ve got a Republican governor, whose Republican appointees are going to running and monitoring a whole bunch of these election sites.”

That was on October 19th of 2016.

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Bay of Pigs's picture

"Leak, hack, what difference does it make?"

HRC and Hopey the Clown.

Jim in MN's picture

Lies, damn lies, and Intelligence.

Assesssssssssssssssssssssssssss this.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Per Obama's top level strategy, what it's really about, what really matters, is...

Winning the Narrative War.

WTFRLY's picture

The internet belongs to alt media. Destroy us, and destroy the internet with it.

Draybin Deffercon III's picture
Draybin Deffercon III (not verified) WTFRLY Jan 8, 2017 9:30 PM

I will hack all you mothercuckers to steal your Bitcoins!


beemasters's picture

"Folks don’t get bamboozled, remember, your President told you this when the narrative suited him."

Just stick to the real issue: Pizzagate.

Pinch's picture


sinbad2's picture

Remember MH370, the plane that supposedly crashed just north of Antartica?

Well wreckage from the plane has been washing up downstream of Diego Garcia.

For those that don't know, Diego Garcia is a US military base in the Indian ocean.

SixIsNinE's picture

sure pinch - now how's about you get back in your swamp with your felow pinched-loafs, and enjoy the aroma stench....

i'm sure your midget convert/transpinch  will be waiting for you




not that being a midget is bad, mind you



Ignatius's picture

What should we expect from 'the talker's talker'?

"Oh, and he's so well spoken..."

Money Boo Boo's picture

Why are so many people getting their shit in a knot about russians when their own government is spying on them and every electronic communication they make. Stasi 2.0

P4K's picture

Exactly. For example, How do they know for sure there are Russian Trolls unless they are reading our comments, looking into our profiles, understanding who we are and what our beliefs are, and where we stand on the Crimea/Ukraine thing. I think we should just let the Russians have their warm water port. Does that make me a Russian Troll?

NSA stuff you are referring to is way more damaging than this "hacking" bullshit, you are right.


RiverRoad's picture

Definitely a jive talkin' turkey POTUS.  A very odd creature.

RiverRoad's picture

It's all about the "spin".  Throw it against the wall; see if it sticks.  It doesn't.

BabaLooey's picture

If you know of anyone that "believes" anything from the main stream media....


Then ex-communicate them from your lives.

You'll live better.

RiverRoad's picture

There goes Obama "spinning" like a top right out of the White House.

stant's picture

Rooskies hackers = please big$ democrat donors come back. We would have won if they had not exposed us as the evil criminal fuktards we are.

RiverRoad's picture

Doesn't look like the "big$ democrats" are buying his spin.... Must have a major case of indigestion over that 100,000.00/plate dinner thrown for Hillary by the Rothschilds.

heuvosYbacon's picture

Can you "reach out to me"?

Who the fuck writes like this? They can't put "Dear Sarah" at the head of the letter, but they want folks to "reach out to them" rather than contact or call them.

The modern world has exchanged formal sincerity for informal insincerity.

Striking a blow against all the dumb white males, I guess.

peddling-fiction's picture

<going forward> needs to be studied as well

OverTheHedge's picture

Buzzword de jour. When I was young, we used to solve problems. Later we "dealt with issues", now, we overcome challenges. I have no idea if this has now been replaced with something even more ridiculous, as I no longer attend meetings with pompous middle-managers fresh back from their latest training workshop. "Moving ahead", "looking forward" etc just marks the speaker as someone trying to lie by using jargon and buzzwords, rather than telling the truth. They are the kind of person who wears a suit to look authoritative. In other words, a liar.


Ignatius's picture

"The Only Narrative That Matters Is Truth"

If only.  2,762 architects and engineers and over 20,000 others know otherwise and have signed the petition: 


Redistribution Of Relevance's picture

For the stuff that Assange linked tonight: https://ia601907.us.archive.org/13/items/HillaryClintonFBI/Hillary%20Cli...

I thought the interesting stuff was

p111: Full-fledged criminal investigation of Huma A. beginning in Oct 2013
pp136-139: Questions sent to Comey Aug 2015
p 152: FBI observed compromises of PRN clients, looks like *before* HRC became a client
p235: server contained classified material, including material classified Top Secret
p243-245: one of the inventories of equipment seized including computers and thumb drives
p249ff Interview profile - Justin Gregory Cooper: consulting business lists same address as a Clinton-owned residence in NY; ties to a firm that does international shipping/WMD scanning; ties to Teneo; non-immigrant visa sponsor for [redacted] ...

LN's picture

The money shot...

"Notice nobody is disputing the contents of the email leaks, they just want to complain about the fact that it was stolen by Russians..."

The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.  Off to the bunker with me now.


RiverRoad's picture

What have we got here? A jig-a-boo scared about a bug-a-boo.!

land_of_the_few's picture

And the "fact" that the emails were stolen by Marvin the Martian aided and abetted by the Flying Spaghetti monster isn't disputed. Not by *evidence* anyway. Plus WL said *not Russians*

joego1's picture

Oblabla believes that the presidential shield can magically turn a lie into the truth. He is really just a naked half black liar.

Byte Me's picture

Memo to self: phish for supper tonight...

OverTheHedge's picture

Give a man a fish, he can eat for a day; teach a man to phish and Nigerian Princes can be kept in luxury for a lifetime. If you could just give me your bank details?

Kickaha's picture

Since you asked so politely, I have a very large account at Wells Fargo.  My username is "JohnPodesta".  My password is "password". 

StychoKiller's picture

Woo hoo...Thank you, laughing man!

navy62802's picture

Never underestimate the stupidity of a criminal who sees the headlight of justice coming down the tracks at him like a freight train.

Obama is balls-deep in the Clinton crime syndicate (aka the Clinton Foundation), and his only hope was for Clinton to be elected president. Now that plan has been shattered, and he has no plan B. So he's taking obviously desperate measures to distract from the vast criminal enterprise he was involved with. There is no telling what his next act of desperation will be. I just hope that he doesn't foolishly get us into a hot war with Russia and/or China before he is out of office.

shovelhead's picture

Dat nigga gots no more juice. He fade sorry ass shit.

BarkingCat's picture

In order to get a war started with Russia he would have to goad Putin into it. 

Putin is too smart for that.

He probably would reach out to Trump before any kind of a major diplomatic or military response.

There is not enough time short of a nuclear attack for Obama to start a major war.

Anything else that US could master, the Russians could repel easily.

There will not be a war with Russia.

joego1's picture

If he is really king of the Cabal of Narcists all he has to do is push the button. There is a chance that he might do just that evil deed.

williambanzai7's picture

Take all steps to preserve your precious bodily fluids...

IAmNumberSix's picture

Amazing how the content of the emails is irrelevent to the russian hacking crowd, zero shame. Alinsky is their god.

WTFUD's picture

As the hooker said, never mind the quality feel the width!
With the FBI impotent, in the name of transparency Trump needs to appoint a Task-Force to examine microscopically the Content of those Podestagate/Clinton/DNC Emails and thus set in motion court proceedings against those guilty of undermining the democratic process. Fingers crossed it's a pre inaugural tactic that he wont go after HRC.

Got The Wrong No's picture

If Trump doesn't go after These Fucks then he is involved some how. I saw a video that claimed Trump flew on Epstein's plane. Don't know if it is true. 

rwe2late's picture


I don't think that "truth" much affects the game plan in this matter.

The objective is to stir up ignorant nativism with the  claim that "foreigners"

may be influencing or (hyperbolically) "interferring" with US politics.

Therefore, "something must be done about it!" (no matter how nonsensical and unConstituional).


The obvious "answer" has already been given.

Namely, "newspeak" legislation  to discredit, stifle, and censor any criticism of the government that

is in whole or part "foreign" sourced, linked, or also is reported or claimed abroad. (i.e. thus banning almost any criticism).


This is all being done with arrogant hypocrisy, given the US record of spying, hacking, bribing, blackmailing, and interfering with foreign governments and elections, not to mention invading and overthrowing.

power vs.knowledge


Cassandra.Hermes's picture

Assange put himself under house arrest because he is scared to face Swedish court, if I remember correctly Guardian even offered him to pay for his defense. I don't think USA has anything to do with it.

So article admits that Russian hack it, phishing is hacking, again let's talk about Microsoft Zero Day exploit which MS dataminding system attributed to Russia

sinbad2's picture

Assange stated that he would return to Sweden, if Sweden would guarantee that he would not be sent to the USA. 

Assange also answered all questions put to him by the Swedish police whilst in Sweden, and the Swedish police stated he had no case to answer and was free to leave the country.

Still to this day, Sweden has not charged Assange with any crime.


The reality is, the American deep state wants to torture an innocent man to death, and US/Israeli agents, such as yourself spread these lies to slander an innocent man, and aid the US Government in committing its monstrous crimes against humanity.

BarkingCat's picture

Phishing is not hacking, moron.

Let me put it in terms an idiot like you can understand.

Hacking is like breaking into a house.

Phishing is like tricking someone to give you a copy of the key.

heuvosYbacon's picture

You want to talk about scared?

Mr Assange is probably the most powerful person on earth just now. He is respected and listened to by both Putin and Trump. He is seen as a credible person by the vast majority of Russians and Americans.

That isn't my opinion, it is just a curious fact.

Myself, I would not want to be one of the folks who misused state power to persecute this guy.

"And all the people then shouted, and said, Great is Truth, and mighty above all things." - Esdras 4

coast's picture

me talking to my wife:  ummm, darlin, my friend overheard you talking at a restaurant, and he said that you were having several affairs and planning to divorce me, but not going to tell me until you get an attorney and take every dime I have..I work hard and have been good to you, I dont understand..

my wife talking to me:  do you mean Jeff?  what a son of a bitch listening into my conversation, I am gonna beat his ass, and what a piee of shit he is...

me: well, he was just having lunch and he could overhear, but lets get back to the divorce and affairs ok?

her;  it doesnt matter, Jeff is gonna get his ass kicked even if I have to hire someone to kick it for me...what a piece of shit he is for listening in and telling you.

me:  umm, can we get back to the affairs and divorce thing now?

her...its jeffs fault...

me : jeff was just having lunch

her: its jeffs fault...

about a month later, after divorce papers were presented to me.....

her: so, I heard you were dating someone...

me: yeah, just company to heal my hurting...

her:  a month after divorce papers and you are already dating what a piee of shit you are?  Jeff put you up to this didnt he>

me...ummm, no, just needed to get out for awhile, been staying at home heartbroken  and it was just a dinner date..

her: I cant believe you could cheat on me so soon after our divorce...

Anyway, lol, non of this happened, but maybe some of you will get my point.

sinbad2's picture

So whoever had the password was in Ukraine and had the ip address

That IP is located in Ukraine, and it's nowhere near the Russian border.

The US pulled out its CIA and FBI personnel from Ukraine in mid November.

The US has been in control of Ukrainian security since the coup.

Could it be that a rogue CIA or FBI agent was the perpertrator?