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Saturday, April 11, 2009
Brad Blog Plumbing the Reasons for the Authoritarianism at DailyKos
The Brad Blog has reported ugly truths about (MAMZ) "Kos" of DailyKos, and his minions, and I thought I'd link to their coverage today. And yet, during the period when I and Stu Piddy discovered that MAMZ had spent up to two years training at the CIA, the Brad Blog never seems to have covered that extremely important fact. I constantly Googled the issue at the time, under the assumption that blogs that reported MAMZ's CIA connections were more trustworthy than blogs that ignored the news of MAMZ's CIA, and blogs that attempted to explain away or continue collaborating with CIA-connected MAMZ.
Under this test of credibility, the entire mainstream press has to be considered suspect, because they continue to quote MAMZ without noting that his Wikipedia page and SourceWatch page clearly state that he was trained by the CIA for up to two years. (However, it does seem that they have stopped writing glowing biographical pieces on MAMZ since the Truth About Kos demonstrated that virtually everything MAMZ says about himself and his family background is distorted or outright lies.)
Maybe the mainstream press knows so many CIA-trained "progressives" that it no longer seems remarkable to them, but it is still remarkable to me. Just as likely, the mainstream press has an unspoken policy of not naming known past and present CIA operatives, just as they don't "out" members of Congress whom they know to be gay, even when the members' sexual orientation is highly relevant in the context of their legislative efforts, usually against gay rights.
I don't trust ANYONE who isn't surprised to learn that someone (like MAMZ) who is ostensibly progressive spent two years "training" at the CIA.
The following Brad Blog posts raises, among other questions, the issue of why so many CIA-connected people (like Larry Johnson and Markos C.A. Moulitsas ZÚÑIGA) are fronting supposedly progressive blogs. (And yet with a quick Google search, I can't find where Brad Blog has directly addressed questioningly MAMZ's almost two years' "training" at the CIA in Washington DC. And I can't find where the Brad Blog has cited the Truth About Kos Blog's proof that MAMZ was "trained" for up to two years at the CIA. And so I don't know if the Brad Blog attacks DailyKos as true opposition to it, or merely to hold the attention of blog readers to the pseudo-progressive CIA-infected whitosphere.
Can anyone tell me whether the Brad Blog has ever pointed out that MAMZ was trained by the CIA? They SHOULD certainly have done so, because it would underscore the reasons for suspicion of MAMZ on the election integrity issue. If they haven't reported MAMZ's connections to the CIA, in spite of every motivation to do so, to support their own arguments against MAMZ on election integrity, then their must be a reasons for that failure to report MAMZ's CIA connections as well.
The only sense this all makes to me (MAMZ and Johnson's CIA connections AND participation in the psuedo progressive whitosphere) is that some Government agency is behind it, supporting, encouraging and financing it. MAMZ himself acknowledged on audio tape that he was at the CIA when he started DailyKos and would have "no problem working for them again", while Johnson acknowledges that he's "ex" CIA. That's not "tinfoil". Those are confessions of the sort that are admiissible in court under the Federal Rules of Evidence, and in spite of the rule against hearsay evidence, because what we "hear" someone "say" about their own behavior, when what they say is damning evidence against themselves, is more likely to be true, since people don't usually confess to heinous crimes and acts which they have not committed.
As one commentator has said with respect to MAMZ, "Once CIA, always CIA." For this very reason, I don't trust anybody who has EVER worked for the CIA, because I can never know what their true agenda is, and what their motive is for saying and doing any particular thing on any particular day. EVERYTHING they say has to be suspect, interpreted in the light of their connections, past and/or present, overt and/or covert, to the Central Intelligence Agency.
I frankly don't know WHO to trust (almost no one completely in the whitosphere), but I cite Brad Blog here because they have highlighted MAMZ's aversity to election integrity. And yet I wonder why they haven't pointed out MAMZ connections to the CIA and have left that task to commentors.
I don't know what to think about Brad Blog citing CIA Larry Johnson above as an authority. An ex-CIA man has an "excellent site"? HAHAHA!!!!! I wouldn't trust ANYONE who's "ex"-CIA.
All too much of what is available in print in the whitosphere is there to manipulate readers, in ways that we can't entirely even imagine. Maybe the whitosphere -- all or most of it -- is mostly a way to distract and discourage real white progressives from engaging in direct action of the sort that took place in the sixties.