Miranda Devine’s New York Post column revisits the 51 intelligence officers whose letter bore all the earmarks of a dirty political intelligence operation taking advantage of their former offices. Let us not forget that Politico acted the media arm of the operation. Devine’s column — “It’s been two years since 51 intelligence agents interfered with an election — they still won’t apologize” — confines itself to the Dirty 51. Having seen Bret Baier’s segment (video posted here on YouTube) with signatory David Priess, I particularly appreciated this:
Yes, that letter from the Dirty 51 had “all the classic earmarks” of a disinformation operation alright — one designed to ensure Joe Biden won the presidency. And it was essentially a CIA operation, considering 43 of the 51 signatories were former CIA.
In the two years since, not one of them has admitted they are wrong.
David Priess at least gets marks for subjecting himself to a cross examination on Fox News one recent afternoon. He tried to defend the letter by saying people were too stupid to understand it. The letter was “still true” because it did not use the words “Russian disinformation,” but concocted the weasel phrase “earmarks of a Russian information operation.”
He knows perfectly well that Biden and the media drew no distinction, that the letter he signed was used to censor and deride The Post’s accurate story and deny the American people the truth about one of the two candidates for president.
“It’s not my fault if people don’t look up definitions,” Priess said, smirking. “Those words are still true. It has all the classic earmarks,” he said.
He has all the classic earmarks of a psychopath. Not saying he is but just look at him. Nudge nudge, wink wink.
Whole thing here.