Some of the news and analysis that you probably won’t find on state-sponsored media
One of the most important news stories that broke this week was about Hunter Biden’s laptop. Not because of the contents, as salacious and maybe damaging to the reputation of the President as it may be, but for a more profound and disturbing reason. The 2020 election may have been won on a misinformation campaign orchestrated by elements in the US government.
Glenn Greenwald lays this out nicely in his analysis entitled: The NYT Now Admits the Biden Laptop — Falsely Called “Russian Disinformation” — is Authentic.
One of the most successful disinformation campaigns in modern American electoral history occurred in the weeks prior to the 2020 presidential election. On October 14, 2020 — less than three weeks before Americans were set to vote — the nation’s oldest newspaper, The New York Post, began publishing a series of reports about the business dealings of the Democratic frontrunner Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in countries in which Biden, as Vice President, wielded considerable influence (including Ukraine and China) and would again if elected president.
The backlash against this reporting was immediate and intense, leading to suppression of the story by U.S. corporate media outlets and censorship of the story by leading Silicon Valley monopolies. The disinformation campaign against this reporting was led by the CIA’s all-but-official spokesperson Natasha Bertrand (then of Politico, now with CNN), whose article on October 19 appeared under this headline: “Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say.”
Elements of our government have been engaged in pysops campaigns designed to manipulate the beliefs and thoughts of the American people, and these campaigns started long before COVID-19.
The New York Post, who was one of the victims of the censorship and smear campaign led by democratic officials, ex- CIA “reporters” (which usually means current CIA “contractors”) acting in collusion with big tech and the legacy media, also wrote about this in a piece called:
How Dem officials, the media and Big Tech worked in concert to bury the Hunter Biden story
Continue reading on Substack.com: Power is in Tearing Human Minds to Pieces