Just How Stupid Are We
The current controversy involving communications between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak intercepted by United States Intelligence Agencies raises an issue obtusely ignored by the mainstream media.
Why was it appropriate, proper and legal to intercept such communications, despite international legal protection for communications by foreign diplomats, but wrong, illegal and a threat to national security for a foreign state, in this case allegedly but unprovenly the exact same state we intercepted, to intercept communications by people engaged in assisting a mere candidate for office, albeit the highest office?
This is extreme hypocrisy by the state but much worse hypocrisy by the mass media, especially as the interception of communications in the former case is admitted unequivocally but in the latter case, very much controverted.
A case of do as I say and not as I do, obviously, but are we as a People best served by being lied to and manipulated in our electoral decisions on the one hand, and driven towards nuclear war on the other?
Just how stupid does the mass media assume that we are?
Just how stupid are we?
Better not to ask!
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