Mainstream Media Outlets Keep Hiring CIA/Intel Veterans, And It's Gross

in government •  8 months ago

"Former CIA director John Brennan has become the latest member of the NBC News and MSNBC family, officially signing with the network as a contributor," chirps a recent article by The Wrap, as though that's a perfectly normal thing to have to write and not a ghastly symptom of an Orwellian dystopia. NBC reports that the former head of the depraved, lying, torturing, propagandizing, drug trafficking, coup-staging, warmongering Central Intelligence Agency "is now a senior national security and intelligence analyst."

Brennan, who played a key role in the construction of the establishment Russia narrative that has been used to manufacture public consent for world-threatening new cold war escalations, is just the latest addition in an ongoing trend of trusted mainstream media outlets being packed to the gills with establishment stalwarts from the US intelligence community. Brennan joins CIA and DoD Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash on the NBC/MSNBC lineup, who is serving there as a national security analyst, as well as NBC intelligence/national security reporter and known CIA collaborator Ken Dilanian. Former Director of National Intelligence, Russiagate architect, and known Russophobic racist James Clapper was welcomed to the CNN "family" last year by Chris "it's illegal to read WikiLeaks" Cuomo and now routinely appears as an expert analyst for the network. Last year CNN also hired a new national security analyst in Michael Hayden, who has served as CIA Director, NSA Director, Principal Deputy Director of National Intelligence, and an Air Force general.

Former CIA analyst and now paid CNN analyst Phil Mudd, who last year caused Cuomo's show to have to issue a retraction and apology for a completely baseless claim he made on national television asserting that WikiLeaks' Julian Assange is "a pedophile", is once again making headlines for suggesting that the FBI is entering into a showdown with the current administration over Trump's decision to declassify the controversial Nunes memo.

More and more of the outlets from which Americans get their information are being filled not just with garden variety establishment loyalists, but with longstanding members of the US intelligence community. These men got to their positions of power within these deeply sociopathic institutions for their willingness to facilitate any depravity in order to advance the secret agendas of the US power establishment, and now they're being paraded in front of mainstream Americans on cable news on a daily basis. The words of these "experts" are consistently taken and reported on by smaller news outlets in print and online media in a way that seeds their authoritative assertions throughout public consciousness.

As we discussed recently, the term "deep state" does not refer to a conspiracy theory but to a simple concept in political analysis which points to the undeniable reality that (A) plutocrats, (B) intelligence agencies, (C) defense agencies, and (D) the mainstream media hold large amounts of power in America despite their not being part of its elected government. You don't need to look far to see how these separate groups overlap and collaborate to advance their own agendas in various ways. Amazon's Jeff Bezos, for example, is deeply involved in all of the aforementioned groups: (A) as arguably the wealthiest person ever he is clearly a plutocrat, with a company that is trying to control the underlying infrastructure of the economy, (B) he is a CIA contractor, (C) he is part of a Pentagon advisory board, and (D) his purchase of the Washington Post in 2013 gave him total control over a major mainstream media outlet.

Jeff Bezos did not purchase the Washington Post because his avaricious brain predicted that newspapers were about to make a profitable resurgence, he purchased it for the same reason he has inserted himself so very deeply into America's unelected power infrastructure: he wants to ensure a solid foundation for the empire he is building. He needs a potent propaganda outlet to manufacture support for the power establishment that he is weaving his plutocratic tentacles through. This is precisely the same reason other mass media-controlling plutocrats are stocking their propaganda machines with intelligence community insiders.

Time and time and time again you see connections between the plutocratic class which effectively owns America's elected government, the intelligence and defense agencies which operate behind thick veils of secrecy in the name of "national security" to advance agendas which have nothing to do with the wishes of the electorate, and the mass media machine which is used to manufacture the consent of the people to be governed by this exploitative power structure.

America is ruled by an elite class which has slowly created a system where money increasingly translates directly into political power, and which is therefore motivated to maintain economic injustice in order to rule over the masses more completely. The greater the economic inequality, the greater their power. Nobody would willingly consent to such an oppressive system where wealth inequality keeps growing as expensive bombs from expensive drones are showered upon strangers on the other side of the planet, so a robust propaganda machine is needed.

And that's where John Brennan's new job comes in. Expect a consistent fountain of lies to pour from his mouth on NBC, and expect them to all prop up this exploitative power establishment and advance its geopolitical agendas. And expect clear-eyed rebels everywhere to keep calling it all what it is.


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Brennan is one individual I look forward to seeing in front of a tribunal.

Great to see you on this platform, @caitlinjohnstone

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Thanks. I like it here.

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My favorite part, given your problems with Facebook, is the censorship resistance.

If there are nodes running, Steemit posts are a time capsule for the future to read the past, without redaction.

This alone should crush Zuckerberg and Dorsey if they keep playing their games.

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The Free Press is free, free to those that own it.

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I think a bunch of them will be facing TREASON charges soon, Brennan included.👌

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"THESE PEOPLE ARE DUMB!"

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While I wish that would happen, I don't think it will.

The entire system, from the cops on the street, to the media boosters, to the complete political edifice, is controlled by money, so those with the money can gain more power.

I am highly skeptical that the people, the only source of power that isn't playing this game, can be rallied to force the changes that will need to occur for treason charges to be levied against Brennan, Clapper, Comey, McCabe, Lerner, Lynch, Obama, Clinton (x2), or any of them.

I'll bet you Steem there will be not one treason charge during the Trump administration.

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Try a guillotine!

With project Mockingbird, what do you expect?

Put intelligence personnel into key positions in media and news and then, soon, the whole place is intel agents who hire their friends, who are intel vetrans.

It's illegal to read this post unless you're Chris Cuomo or CNN.

Jeff Bezos is barely even pocket change to jocob rotchild, who actually is the wealthiest person ever.

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This is very true. Bezos is 'new money', an upstart, and a neophyte to the game. The Rothschild family has a piece of every national bank in the world, and know better how to hold that power.

You don't hold it in your personal name. You control it through proxies.

If Bezos, Gates, and Buffet manage to craft legacies that continue to hold their wealth, their posterity will learn this, too.

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One big snake pit 'family'.

Phil Mudd...what an appropriate name

Thank you for this great post!

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Thanks for reading!

Thank you Caitlin. You just clearly defined the definition of the deep state:
https://twitter.com/Ventuckyspaz/status/960358842939748352

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Ventuckyspaz Currie Dobson tweeted @ 05 Feb 2018 - 03:46 UTC

Definition of the #DeepState by @caitoz:
(A) plutocrats
(B) intelligence agencies
(C) defense agencies
(D) the main… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…

Disclaimer: I am just a bot trying to be helpful.

I wonder when we will begin seeing ex-ASIO agents appearing on Q&A and Lateline? Probably in the weeks before the PM declares war on Russia. I write in jest, but ...

It's all coming true...(where the hell is 'v'? )

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The CIA has been intertwined with news organizations from its inception. This is nothing new. They have always known that you have to control the information to the public and what they believe to be true to control so many without always having to resort to violence, which is impractical. However, now they are simply not even discreet about it. This was a good quote from the CIA director under Reagan, and make sure it sinks it because that quote has come to fruition.

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Same as it ever was.

You are on steemit! Welcome! Another great article. Followed, upvoted and resteemed.

I really had thought 1984 would be over by now.
Silly computer says it's 2018...

Thanks Caitlin! I found the reminder of what comprises the deep state to be particularly relevant right now. Sharing that part in quotations to FB for those friends who find it easy to dismiss truth by way of the word “conspiracy”.

Then you get guys like Rob Reiner posting shit on Twitter like this ! It's like a script mixup on the set of Archie Bunker with Meathead beltin out the "Mr,
we could use a man like Herbert Hoover again" line. Meathead.jpg

Well reported @caitlinjohnstone. You can rely at least on this platform not to censor you, provided your content is honest and fair.

Regarding this piece, it is my firm hope that the "swamp" & the MSM will be dragged from the mires of to face proper justice. The lies from our "intelligence" agencies' foreheads need to stop, mainly because they require serious mental disorders to believe them anymore.

Makes you wonder when they will dig up the bones of Al Capone and make a news anchor of it on CNN or let it do a talkshow as 'Alphonso the Capone', and when that gets boring replace it with the 'Hillarious Clintons'


"They can’t collect legal taxes from illegal money." - Al Capone

As an old skeptic, I often find minor points of disagreement with even folks that post stuff I largely agree with.

I find no such flaws in this post.

Thanks!