martes, 9 de mayo de 2017

The CIA, Washington Post, And Russia: What You’re Not Being Told

The CIA, Washington Post, And Russia: What You’re Not Being Told


As this occurred, a petition calling on the Washington Post
to disclose its new ties to the CIA when reporting on the agency
garnered 30,000 signatures. According to the RootsforAction petition:

The Post often does reporting on CIA
activities. The coverage should include full disclosure that the owner
of the Washington Post is also the main owner of Amazon
and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA.”

Robert McChesney of the Institute for Public Accuracy pointed out the glaring conflict of interest:

If some official enemy of the United
States had a comparable situation—say the owner of the dominant
newspaper in Caracas was getting $600 million in secretive contracts
from the Maduro government—the Post itself would lead the howling chorus
impaling that newspaper and that government for making a mockery of a
free press. It is time for the Post to take a dose of its own medicine.

In its most recent article on the CIA’s claims of a Russian hack, the Post
made no mention of its ties to the CIA. But while this connection calls
into serious question the validity of a newspaper that claims to be a
purveyor of “great journalism,” the connections are not enough to prove
nefarious collaboration.

Unfortunately, however, history reveals actual collusion between the CIA and news outlets, including the Washington Post.