by Pamela Williams
An ex-TRIBUNE reporter, who helped contribute to the NBC story of Putin being responsible for the 2016 alleged Election hack, is Ken Dilanian, He is a former staff writer for the newspaper chain that includes the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Tribune, had a “closely collaborative relationship with the CIA,” according to the article, published Thursday by the online news site the Intercept.
I trust this information, as it comes from the INTERCEPT website. Here is a direct link to some communications from the reporter with the CIA. theintercept.com/document/2014/09/04/email-correspondence-reporters-cia-flacks/
If Dilanian is still attempting to please the CIA, it stands to reason that he may have been approached to influence the NBC article according to what the CIA asked of him. It is said that some journalists meet with the CIA from time to time.
The NBC NEWS piece is
U.S. Officials: Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack
NBC's Chuck Todd upset after it is revealed that NBC 'reporter' behind Putin claims is "CIA mop up man" Ken Dilanian t.co/yMP6Y3bDnx
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) December 15, 2016
by WIKILEAKS. QUOTE: NBC’s Chuck Todd upset after it is revealed that NBC ‘reporter’ behind Putin claims is “CIA mop up man” Ken Dilanian
This is what you'd expect from a partisan actor: attack the reporter if you can't attack the facts. Pathetic t.co/CdjbuLczgQ
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) December 15, 2016
This is a most serious issue as journalism seems to be losing its integrity and no longer working to get the accurate reporting to the people. If this is CIA propaganda, it is a dangerous game they are playing. Obama is also playing this game with Putin. At the risk of war…cyber or any type…the American people are the ones who will suffer. It is a time of great conflict in the area of our Election and in the area of journalism and the new age of citizen reporting. Alternative Media has been taking one hit after another, but it seems we are not the only source of news that should be targeted as illegitimate.
When a reputable mainstream media outlet is biased and trying to gain brownie points from an organization such as the CIA by collaboration on a story it should be labeled as unreliable…MSM is no better than Alternative Media. If Alt-Media is being judged at this time by TPTB, so should MSM.
Anytime a voice is silenced due to suppression of our First Amendment Right, it becomes a backslide in democracy. I am afraid that is what is happening in our Country now. However, no one should slander another…in my opinion that is a fine line that must be drawn by all media outlets. Facts must be proven, because your fact may be in conflict with my fact. Just the use of Snopes.com as a fact checker is not of any use on the Internet, as they have been proven to be biased to the Extreme Left.
What is the answer? One must be a truthseeker and write for the sake of communicating the truth to the public. One should establish sources according to their past history in accuracy. Research, take your time, and use your best judgment. I have enjoyed writing on the Internet, but as of late I have been hesitant to go forward due to my fear of being wrong. So I am trying to search for more sources of my subject matter.
Even with that, none of us know when we will be a target of malware, tracking, or outright censoring. There has been an alleged rumor of a certain group infecting pro-Trumpers with NSA malware called FOXACID. I have not reported on the story, as I could only find one source. It was repeated on many websites, but it began with one source. However, I feel it is true, but I will not report on it as I fear the repercussions. There are powerful people out there getting away with murder!
Getting back to the story the INTERCEPT reports:
A prominent national security reporter for the Los Angeles Times routinely submitted drafts and detailed summaries of his stories to CIA press handlers prior to publication, according to documents obtained by The Intercept.
Email exchanges between CIA public affairs officers and Ken Dilanian, now an Associated Press intelligence reporter who previously covered the CIA for the Times, show that Dilanian enjoyed a closely collaborative relationship with the agency, explicitly promising positive news coverage and sometimes sending the press office entire story drafts for review prior to publication. In at least one instance, the CIA’s reaction appears to have led to significant changes in the story that was eventually published in the Times.
“I’m working on a story about congressional oversight of drone strikes that can present a good opportunity for you guys,” Dilanian wrote in one email to a CIA press officer, explaining that what he intended to report would be “reassuring to the public” about CIA drone strikes. In another, after a series of back-and-forth emails about a pending story on CIA operations in Yemen, he sent a full draft of an unpublished report along with the subject line, “does this look better?” In another, he directly asks the flack: “You wouldn’t put out disinformation on this, would you?”