The CIA is trying to manipulate the American people again.
Now they are using the war in Ukraine to do it.
But one conservative legend just put the CIA on blast for their blatant lies.
For many years, the intelligence community has been using the media to repeat their propaganda to the American public.
Numerous former spies have been hired as contributors for networks like CNN, MSNBC, and NBC News.
Some reports, such as Ken Dilanian, have been caught running their articles by the CIA for approval before publishing them.
Now, during the war in Ukraine, this has all gotten much worse.
Former Congressman and Presidential candidate Ron Paul had enough of this. He wrote an article decrying the CIA for their lies and dishonesty.
“Last week, an extraordinary article appeared in, of all places, NBC News, reporting that the US intelligence community is knowingly feeding information it does not believe accurate to the US mainstream media for the American audience to consume.”
“In other words, the article reports that the US ‘deep state’ admits to being actively engaged in lying to the American people in the hopes that it can manipulate public opinion.”
“According to the NBC News ‘multiple US officials acknowledged that the US has used information as a weapon even when confidence in the accuracy of the information wasn’t high. Sometimes it has used low-confidence intelligence for deterrent effect…’”
Paul gave an example of how the Soviet people were influenced by the Pravda, their state media.
“Citizens of the Soviet Union would read manipulated media like Pravda not because the regime reported facts, but because truth was hidden between the lines of what was reported and what was not reported. That seems to be where we are in the US today.”
Then, Paul brought up the Russiagate hoax that was pushed from during the 4 years President Trump was in office.
“Those pushing the ‘Russiagate’ hoax through the Trump years claimed that the goal of ‘Russian disinformation’ was to undermine Americans’ trust in our government, media, and other institutions. Isn’t it ironic that the CIA itself has done more than the Russians to undermine Americans’ faith in the media by feeding false stories to establish a particular narrative among the American people?”
One of the biggest reasons the populism has grown in the US in recent years is because faith in the truthfulness of the mainstream media has absolutely collapsed.
More and more people are seeing that powerful people use the media to push self-serving narratives.
Unfortunately, many people, especially those who are less internet-savvy, aren’t aware of alternate sources of information that is more accurate.
However, those sources of information are out there. Substack.com hosts hundreds of independent writers and journalists who want to do their own work and don’t want to work for corporate media behemoths.
That’s becoming more and more important as the mainstream media becomes corrupted by powerful institutions like the intelligence community.
And the war in Ukraine is providing yet another clear example of that.