market-ticker.org / by Karl Denninger / 2017-01-07 10:50
In the “wow, you really think this is news?” category we have statements like this:
The Russian leadership invests significant resources in both foreign and domestic propaganda and places a premium on transmitting what it views as consistent, self-reinforcing narratives regarding its desires and redlines, whether on Ukraine, Syria, or relations with the United States.
“What is Voice of America for $500, Alex?”
Really? This belongs in an “intelligence assessment”?
Then we get into the “Holier than thou and thus we are entitled to meddle while they are not” horse****. For example:
Putin most likely wanted to discredit Secretary Clinton because he has publicly blamed her since 2011 for inciting mass protests against his regime in late 2011 and early 2012, and because he holds a grudge for comments he almost certainly saw as disparaging him.