Myths make us feel good. Myths demonize those blamed for our self-created debacles. Myths celebrate us as a people and a nation. But it is like handing heroin to junkies.
Tag: Christopher Steele
WATCH: The Most Pernicious Censorship Since the 1950s
Chris Hedges talks to Matt Taibbi, who revealed that the source of many claims of Trump-era Russian disinformation was itself a disinformation operation concocted by former U.S. intelligence officials.
Guarding Democracy from News
As Orwellian as the Disinformation Governance Board may be, it’s not even the most immediate threat to our freedom of speech, writes John Kiriakou.
Caitlin Johnstone: Re-Visiting Russiagate in Light of Ukraine War
Russiagate was never about removing Trump, but making sure Trump played along with their regime change plans for Moscow and manufacturing consent for the escalations we’re seeing today.
4 Years Later, NYT Says Steele Dossier ‘Turned Out to Be Democratic-Funded Opposition Research’
With the arrest of the principal source of the bogus dossier, The New York Times belatedly admits what the dossier was, a fact reported in Consortium News four years ago.
With Clinton Lawyer Charged, Russiagate Scam Now Under Indictment
Michael Sussmann is charged for failing to disclose he was acting on behalf of Clinton’s team, Aaron Maté reports. But the indictment makes clear the special counsel uncovered a wider deception.
RUSSIAGATE: Luke Harding’s Hard Sell
The only interests this leak serves — if it was a leak — are those of Harding and U.S. intelligence, who were hung out to dry by the collapse of the Russiagate narrative, writes Joe Lauria.
RAY McGOVERN: Catapulting Russian-Meddling Propaganda
The New York Times is leading the full-court press to improve on what it regards as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s weak-kneed effort to blame the Russians for giving us Donald Trump.
25 YEARS OF CN: ‘The Democratic Money Behind Russia-gate’—Oct.29, 2017
This is the fourth story in the Best of Consortium News series as we look back at our first 25 years throughout our jubilee year.
Consortium News’ Record on Russia-gate—How CN Covered the ‘Scandal’: No. 5—‘Spooks Spooking Themselves’
On Thursday Daniel Lazare wrote a review of a book about how intelligence agents set up aspects of the “collusion” story. But in May 2018 Lazare had already begun figuring out the story for himself.