Friday, December 2, 2016

Targeting Russians: Central Theme Post Election

One week ago I wrote:

The Washington Post - Propornot linkup points to group think that emanates from a central source, be it the winning political team, the losing team's techies wanting to massage the ego of their vanquished champion and/or a whittled down corporate media intent on disparaging those doing what they won't, look behind the political public curtain.
What's happened since?  ZeroHedge reported:

On November 30, one week after the Washington Post launched its witch hunt against "Russian propaganda fake news", with 390 votes for, the House quietly passed "H.R. 6393, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017", sponsored by California Republican Devin Nunes (whose third largest donor in 2016 is Google parent Alphabet, Inc), a bill which deals with a number of intelligence-related issues, including Russian propaganda, or what the government calls propaganda, and hints at a potential crackdown on "offenders."
Washington's Blog wrote:

US intelligence officials believe Russia helped disseminate fake and propagandized news as part of a broader effort to influence and undermine the presidential election, two US intelligence sources told BuzzFeed News.
Buzzfeed's piece stated:

The congressional Intelligence Authorization Act for this year, which could be passed through Congress as early as next week, mandates the revival of a Cold War-era panel known as the Active Measures Working Group, which would be a White House-appointed panel specifically tasked with unmasking and handling Russian influence efforts. That provision of the bill, initially proposed by Sen. Tom Cotton, has wide support from Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the Hill.
More data points that indicate group think from a central source?  That's my take. Here's what they don't want voters to focus upon:

Especially as the Trump team appoints private equity underwriters (PEU) to key Cabinet posts.

Update 12-4-16:  Washington's Blog ran Propornot and it's "science" by an experienced intelligence leader.  His take:  "It’s a prop for a disinfo op in order to serve a manufactured narrative."

Update 12-25-16:  "Group think that emanates from a central source" has been codified in Congressional bill.

Update 9-28-17:  Russian election tampering stories keep coming and are later debunked.