Washington Post: fake-news partner with the CIA
by Jon Rappoport
February 28, 2017
Let’s frame the situation in simple terms. You work for a company that has a very lucrative partnership with a big-time money man. That money man gives you a piece of information and tells you it’s important.
What you do every day is spread information. That’s how you earn your living.
Are you going to take that piece of info from the money man and spread it, or are you going to question it and research it and shoot back hard-edged questions to the money man?
If you’re a loyal employee, and if you want to keep your job, and if you’re smart enough to understand how things work, you’re going to spread the money man’s piece of info and keep your head down.
You’re not going to worry your pretty little head about whether the piece of info is true.
Unless you’re a complete dolt, you certainly aren’t going to spread the info with a disclaimer stating that your source, the money man, has a major business contract with your company.
Getting the picture? The truth is irrelevant.
Here are key statements from Norman Solomon’s AlterNet article about the Washington Post, its owner, Jeff Bezos, and the CIA (12/18/13):
“The Post’s new owner, Jeff Bezos, is the founder and CEO of Amazon — which recently landed a $600 million contract with the CIA. But the Post’s articles about the CIA are not disclosing that the newspaper’s sole owner is the main owner of CIA business partner Amazon.”
“Even for a multi-billionaire like Bezos, a $600 million contract is a big deal. That’s more than twice as much as Bezos paid to buy the Post four months ago.”
“And there’s likely to be plenty more where that CIA largesse came from. Amazon’s offer wasn’t the low bid, but it won the CIA contract anyway by offering advanced high-tech ‘cloud’ infrastructure.”
“Bezos personally and publicly touts Amazon Web Services, and it’s evident that Amazon will be seeking more CIA contracts. Last month, Amazon issued a statement saying, ‘We look forward to a successful relationship with the CIA’.”
“As Amazon’s majority owner and the Post’s only owner, Bezos stands to gain a lot more if his newspaper does less ruffling and more soothing of CIA feathers.”
“Amazon has a bad history of currying favor with the U.S. government’s ‘national security’ establishment. The media watch group FAIR pointed out what happened after WikiLeaks published State Department cables: ‘WikiLeaks was booted from Amazon’s webhosting service AWS. So at the height of public interest in what WikiLeaks was publishing, readers were unable to access the WikiLeaks website’.”
“How’s that for a commitment to the public’s right to know?”
“Days ago, my colleagues at RootsAction.org launched a petition that says: ‘The Washington Post’s coverage of the CIA should include full disclosure that the sole owner of the Post is also the main owner of Amazon — and Amazon is now gaining huge profits directly from the CIA’…”
“While the Post functions as a powerhouse media outlet in the Nation’s Capital, it’s also a national and global entity — read every day by millions of people who never hold its newsprint edition in their hands. Hundreds of daily papers reprint the Post’s news articles and opinion pieces, while online readership spans the world.”
“Propaganda largely depends on patterns of omission and repetition. If, in its coverage of the CIA, the Washington Post were willing to fully disclose the financial ties that bind its owner to the CIA, such candor would shed some light on how top-down power actually works in our society.”
“’The Post is unquestionably the political paper of record in the United States, and how it covers governance sets the agenda for the balance of the news media’, journalism scholar Robert W. McChesney points out. ‘Citizens need to know about this conflict of interest in the columns of the Post itself’.”
“In a statement just released by the Institute for Public Accuracy, McChesney added: ‘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’.”
You may recall that the Washington Post was a main player in launching stories about fake news sites after the presidential election.
One of the biggest fake news outlets in the world (cough, the Washington Post) took the lead in “exposing fake news.”
Then, on January 8, 2017, the Post ran a piece headlined: “It’s time to retire the tainted term ‘fake news’”. That was an attempt to stop the bleeding, because independent news sites all over the world were pointing out that mainstream news outlets had long been the biggest purveyors of fake news. The Post writer, Margaret Sullivan, stated:
“But though the term [fake news] hasn’t been around long, its meaning already is lost. Faster than you could say ‘Pizzagate,’ the label has been co-opted to mean any number of completely different things…”
Actually, the term has been around for quite a while. I named my site nomorefakenews.com in 2001. And the term, in 2016, wasn’t “co-opted.” It was turned against news outlets, like the Post, who were attacking independent media.
The Post is in bed with the CIA to the tune of $600 million. If that isn’t the foundation of fakery on a grand scale, what is?
Try to find one major news outlet that has exposed and pounded on this Washington Post-CIA marriage. You can’t. You see, the fakers protect their own. It’s a club. If you join, you keep your mouth shut about the inherent unholy alliances within the club. It’s a rule.
Memo to the New York Times, LA Times, CNN, FOX, NBC, CBS, ABC, BBC, Reuters, AP: If you want to prove you’re not fake, go after the Washington Post, hammer and tongs, on their marriage to the CIA. Don’t let up. Demand conflict of interest statements from the Post, for starters.
And here’s a talking point for you. Was Jeff Bezos’ cash purchase of the Washington Post a mere coincidence, placed next to his $600 million contract with the CIA, or did he buy the Post so he could offer the CIA an even tighter relationship with the number-one paper of record?
Get it? Or am I going too fast for you?
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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.
Perhaps an Amazon drone deal with the CIA will be next …
Perhaps an Amazon drone deal with the CIA is waiting in the wings …
i see what you did there.
It is all about interests at stake and (financial) independance.
When your interest of earning money is at stake, your criticism and your questioning will go down the drain.
Nearly nobody eats the hands feeding him or her.
Only crackpots refuse to obey orders from the mighty and financially ultra wealthy.
The wealthy are sometimes in the habit of ordering the really excellent and nasty crackpots to be killed by assassins on somebody elses payroll.
This is where the CIA and its front shops and the mercenaries are coming in.
Revolving doors without anybody able to find and document the trails.
This is the law of the jungle Bush senior was talking about.
In the jungle the super and ultra mighty and wealthy move and reign.
The realm of the rule of law is for the slaves.
I prefer to follow the jungle law that Kipling beautifully illustrated in the Jungle Book. Tis a pity all of these humans have sold their souls for such a small(actually only an illusion) price. It just goes to show how little humans actually think of themselves, to relegate themselves, and demand others do so, to the level of cheap whore. As Don Miguel Ruiz says humans are black magicians putting curses on each other. What else is possible? The system is a system of black magic, an obama nation of what is real, and what is good.
What would it take for humans to remember their divinity and their sacred place in the cosmos?
I agree w/David Gaskill above,there should be full disclosure on every government contract awarded, and I’ll never buy anything from Amazon-never did,never will.
I’m with you Terri. I shun Amazon like the plague.
Well, well, well. One thing is for sure, when the Washington Post prints articles with “unnamed intelligence sources” the source was most likely captured from Amazon’s cloud services. But, they might not be the first to grab that data – – – you might want to listen to the song, “All the Things” by Dual Core.
Where the Hell is the Special Prosecutor for Hillary Clinton and her giving Russia US Technology for donations to the Clinton Foundation ???????
“We will know that our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false” ~ CIA director Wm Casey, Feb 1981 in White House briefing, as reported by Barbara Honegger
CIA 5412 Commission, in 1954, allowed extrajudicial assassinations with just VP approval, allowing plausible deniability for president. Trick Dick approved a dozen, LBJ a few and Ronnie was Bushwhacked weeks after the Casey disclosure.
CIA Operation Mockingbird was the original ‘fake news’ network.
All these news source are fake. they are told what to do and write by outside sources.
they do anything to hurt my president […]
these commie bastards guilty of treasonous acts
The Washington Post… putting the spin on fake news on behalf of the CIA.
The Public Policy Forum in Canada is recommending in a report on the future of journalism and democracy the “creation of a federally funded agency that would distribute up to $400-million a year to news organizations that can no longer afford to fulfill their civic duties”. The goals of the fund are to “foster civic-function journalism, especially local news, investigative journalism and indigenous news operations” and to “make it available for free to publishers across the country.”
In other words, funnelling more tax dollars to a government media fund (Ministry of Truth) to propagandize in local communities. I predict that Agenda 21 is one area this media fund will focus on vigorously. They desperately want us all on board with this plan and since no one wants to pay for their current propaganda, they now hope that we will all eat it up if it’s for free.
To all young, inspiring, truth-seeking journalists out there – this fund will not be divvied out to you! Here’s a thought. Consider going it alone. There is a huge gap in honest local community reporting on subject matter that MATTERS. I would gladly pay YOU, whoever you are, to report on local, regional, and other relevant issues in the area I live in a manner exemplified by Mr. Rappoport.
WAPO’s ties to the intel folks goes waaaay back. The question that begs an answer is which tribe pulls the strings of the intel folks?
“We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other great publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost 40 years……It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years. But, the world is more sophisticated and prepared to march towards a world government. The supernational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national autodetermination practiced in past centuries.”
― David Rockefeller
I’m 57 years old. I firmly believe that American Intelligence has controlled our foreign policy for my entire lifetime, and that the actual purpose of mainstream media news is to provide their cover in both foreign and domestic operations — as well as divert people’s attentions from that and other real events they want kept out of public view.
There is a reason for the “7-second broadcast delay:” to be able to pull the plug — immediately, before any damage is done — if a newscaster should ever decide to go off-script.
American Intelligence has the final edit / final approval on anything it doesn’t author itself for the consumption of the general public.
“The evening news” is a CIA psyop, and the constant ‘fear’ and ‘hate’ programming has never been more pronounced, desperate or obvious … decidedly nauseating stuff.
Great article, as usual, well conceived, well thought out, well documented and well written, Jon.
Though we live in the “guilt by association” perjury age, Jon, I tend to look for firmer connections. What have they [or it is alleged they have] done and what’s the “basis”.
My target has been NASA, though the CIA does find a fortuitous place in my most recent entry (which gives you a plug too):
“…..Unlike NASA, I see no point in sifting through mountains of crap knowing there is nothing [of value] to be seen. So I won’t labour the message. This (the Mars heist) is the best evidence I find that confirms fortuitous agency comparison against the similar sounding Hebrew word “Nasa” (negative connotation – to deceive) is not merely coincidental. For those not moved by my earlier indirect propaganda accusation I say to you, why did mainstream television “innocently” select that controversial slide showing a distinctive and “shocking” crouching “reptilian” as the preview to the rover’s launch without plausible follow up? It was because they wanted to stoke fertile imaginations to stimulate open but never resolving gossip about “aliens”. Jon Rappoport calls the practice “limited hangout”, by the way….”
Which was based [in part] on:
Der Fall Deniz Yücel und der Pseudojournalismus
[video] Report: CIA Partners with “Fake News” Media
WashPo articles on CIA do not disclose newspaper owner’s CIA ties
Darrin Mcbreen | Infowars.com – March 4, 2017
With guest Jon Rappoport
This article kicks ass. I really enjoy reading them aloud. few people write as well. You are an artist and a truth teller.
“Alexa. Does Amazon work for the CIA?”