…FNM (Fake News Media) is a terrible moniker for the legacy media in this country (CNN/NY Times/WashPo/etc). A better description would be “Manipulators of stupid people”. Because at this point, their manipulations are so clumsy, only imbeciles believe what they say.
The New York Times article on the intelligence assessment of Russian meddling in the election overstates a “preference” for President-elect Donald Trump that Russia developed, while downplaying the core motivations outlined in the report.
The assessment from U.S. intelligence agencies outlined in the report is that Russia’s goal when it crafted and implemented the influence campaign was to undermine the integrity of the U.S. election and to denigrate Hillary Clinton. Yet the NYT barely mentions these motivations in its breaking take on the report, and blasted out a headline wrongly declaring President Vladimir Putin “ordered” the campaign to help Trump.
“Vladimir Putin ‘ordered an influence campaign’ aimed at helping Donald Trump win,” the breaking news headline read. But the intel report did not state that Putin ordered the campaign to help Trump win. Rather, the report stated that intel officials believe Russia developed a “preference” for Trump late in the campaign.
Just a bit of a difference there.
And golly, I wonder why Putin preferred a Trump victory? Trump was regularly preaching peace and detente with Russia, while Hillary was threatening war.