Thursday, June 29, 2017

Only 4 U.S. Intelligence Agencies Approved "Russia Hacking" Assessment. Not All

Consortium News: NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry.

The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails – is false.

On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true.

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WNU Editor: It only took the New York Times a few months to correct this story. In the meantime the Russians are laughing at the New York Times .... New York Times Retracts Rumor on Russia-Gate Following Ridicule (Sputnik).


James said...

The other 14 agencies though did receive "participation trophies" and the New York Times is relieved to report that it's own "self esteem" is unaffected.

Jac said...

That's what happens to the media which are driven by hate rules and not by professionals' one. (CNN too)

Unknown said...

Right before he left office President Obama signed an order to allow the intelligence agencies to share info with each other. I thought the timing was odd. Was this a good idea or a way to sow confusion and make it harder to find a leaker?

Anonymous said...

And CNN remains quiet. All the BS, the lies, the innuendo, the working with people who pass on town hall questions (effectively manipulating elections) to Clinton. Silence.

Lies? Sure. Prime time. Breaking news. Top news anchors.

Corrections? None. Or buried so deep on only Google can find it.

Cnn.go away.

fred said...

anon: cable news seldom if ever makes corrections unless a horrendous error of great magnitude. The NY Times made the correction as it usually does, and as most papers do: at the bottom of a story similar in nature. I assume you approve of Fox cable, so stay with that. As for the 17 agencies, only 4 to be specific. A minor 4 at that, 4 that are of little importance, right?