America has never had so many intelligence “experts.” And they’ve never been so wrong.
Start with Hunter Bidens “Now Authenticated” Laptop (actually authenticated in October 2020).
The Post reached out to the 51 former bigwigs in the intelligence community for comment who signed an October 2020 contract Letter suggesting – without evidence, they admitted – that the laptop information was somehow part of a Russian disinformation operation. Most declined to answer.
The few that did mostly doubled. In particular, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told us: “I stand by the statement made THEN. . . I think it was appropriate at the time to issue such a cautionary tale.”
Which means that our former DNI, who also served as Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence and head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was clearly either dead wrong or outright lying. (Note that he dodged a charge of perjury for lying to Congress about NSA data collection practices in 2013).
Why do big “news” networks like CNN and MSNBC keep bringing these “experts”? Why do Politico and the New York Times keep publishing them?
Your credibility should be less than zero at this point. Events have proven time and time again that they either cannot properly summarize basic facts in their field – spies and espionage – or that they are so insanely partisan that they fiddle, fib and falsify everything if it serves their political goals.
Add Clapper’s story of hysteria (and that of others among the “Stupid 51”) over Russiagate, the Clinton campaign-led smear that claims Donald Trump colluded with the Kremlin to steal the 2016 election.
They got that wrong, too – fallen for Beltway’s political agents.
This scoundrel’s gallery has also helped fuel the panic over “disinformation” (ie, any opinion unpopular with Democrats, or genuine information that embarrasses a Democrat) that has swept the mind of so many liberal or left-wing commentators, Valley censors have put journalists, legislators and Silicon in a stranglehold.
We wonder how that Crusade will appear in five years.
America’s confidence in its media institutions is stuck near an all-time low. With people like Clapper providing “expert” analysis, it’s no wonder.
Get them out of the air and out of the print and let the truth speak.
https://nypost.com/2022/03/21/james-clapper-and-our-other-intel-experts-are-full-of-it/ James Clapper and our other intelligence experts are full of it