For a Racket special project, bodies needed
At the recent World Economic Forum, former CNN host Brian Stelter led a panel of self-appointed mandarins titled “Clear & Present Danger of Disinformation.” One of the panelists was New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, who described disinformation as the “most existential” problem facing the world.
Sulzberger insisted that disinformation is the reason why there’s a loss of “trust” today, ignoring the fact that American institutions — most notably the mainstream media and public health — have purged credibility through their own flagrantly biased decisions and straight up lies.
Wrote about this here: https://euphoricrecall.substack.com/p/big-disinfo
I'll get back to you later on your actual request. Early in Obama's first administration he dispatched an aide to order an Air Force Brigadier General to change his testimony before a Congressional Committee because it would harm the financial interests of a political ally. The General refused, as he was required to do when given an illegal order. Obama was floored. Wasn't the military just another special interest group?
No. His introduction to the reality of a non-politicized military served him well: he set about first politicizing the military so that he wouldn't be caught flat-footed again. It worked. Now, Biden has a politicized military to deal with and it will do what the President wants. Fuck the citizens.
I am very grateful for your work!
So our rulers use NGOs and the like as cutouts to get plausible deniability for government information operations. Our 70+ years of covert governance has grow into a cancer on our body politic. Not to mention the huge scam that is “philanthropy.” Influence operations but any other name smell as foul.
grateful for your diligence and professionalism. I will ask around. Your work is essential and we take notice.
You go Matt! What a great idea!
Your workload and stress must be pretty unbearable, but you are doing incredible work, and will deserve to be remembered for it. The very best of "Muckrakers: The Next Generation."
Dang!!!! I wish I had those qualifications. I’d help in a heartbeat!
Dana Priest and William Arkin wrote “Top Secret America, the Rise of the New American Security State”, published in 2011. The duo did a ton of research and it appeared that they weren’t particularly happy with what they uncovered. If you could contact them, I’d bet their input would be invaluable (unless they’ve already been erased).
Thank you for what you are doing.
Fantastic Matt. Thank you. Appreciate your diligence.
The fact that this needs to be done is scary. The fact that it CAN be done is a testament to the continued, very valid, distrust of a strong central government even when moving from the Articles to the Constitution.
Go after PBS too Matt!
Million thanks for your efforts to save what is left of democracy in the US and to postpone the rise of fascism in the US.
Populism in the US is a must against current bipartisan War uniparty.
These are exciting developments. Thanks for your continued service.
I hope your book on profiteering during Covid still materializes! (Maybe to be followed up by the definitive history of recent unconstitutional governmental censorship and manipulation.)
Matt I really hope you have the challenge you decided to take on balanced in your own head. Some critique will be warranted and should be accepted with as much grace as you can muster. But the work is imperative. More importantly I hope you have managed to find peace with taking on this important work and do not consider it a burden but a heavy privilege. Would love to help but my skills don’t match what you are looking for so will continue to support you and your effort in the ways that I can. Thanks for taking the burden.
I have to be honest. Given what has happened, an been revealed in the last couple of years. Its getting to the point where I'm expecting Big Foot to land a UFO in Time Square and bring out Elvis and the sniper from the Gassy Knoll.