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Low Content Open Thread Until Ace Shows Up | Main | Tucker Carlson: We've Done Such a Thorough Job of Dividing Society Into the Educated Class and Non-Educated Class We've Destroyed Most Bonds of Compassion and Fellow-Feeling Between Them
February 23, 2017

Surprise: That CIA Officer Who Made Much Drama About Quitting Due to Trump Was a Big Hillary Donor and a Top Lieutenant to Ben Rhodes, the "Echo Chamber" Maestro

And slow clap to the Useful Idiots of the right who spread this op-ed around uncritically, despite the fact that, even before this disclosure, it read like "Hillary Clinton's scripted anti-Trump debate zingers," as a guy named @PolicyLord observed.

Bret Scher:

A CIA employee who contributed thousands of dollars to Hillary Clinton in 2016 and who is a registered Democrat announced his decision to leave the agency in a Washington Post column published Sunday, writing that his departure "had nothing to do with politics."

Edward Price resigned from the CIA last week and used the Washington Post to explain his decision that he could not "in good faith serve this administration as an intelligence professional." Price wrote that his "decision had nothing to do with politics," and that he "would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration."

"As intelligence professionals, were taught to tune out politics," Price wrote.

Unmentioned by Price or the Washington Post is the fact that Price gave $5,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that splits contributions between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Public records indicate that Price is registered to vote as a Democrat in the District of Columbia.

Price rose through the ranks at the White House during the Obama administration. By the end of the administration, Price was the top spokesman and a senior director for Obama's National Security Council.

Price reportedly worked hand in hand with Obama's deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes in his effort to create an "echo chamber" during the administration's nuclear negotiations with Iran.

I desperately wish to quote more of this but I cannot. But read the article -- Scher details that it was largely this asshole Price who bragged about his ability to get all the Twitterati to repeat his nonsense about Iran and other Obama fuck-ups.

"This had nothing to do with politics." Oh, dear. Oh dear.

After the Free Beacon prodded the National Laughingstock -- and apparently at first, the National Laughingstock refused to explain the reason it hadn't identified Mr. "This had nothing to do with politics" as very political indeed -- the National Laughingstock has added a short "clarification" acknowledging his partisan leanings.

Actually, of course, this is an unacknowledged correction, as their original version, sans this "clarification," was essentially false -- Price did not carefully "tune out politics" at all. Again, go to the first story to read his glee at being able to get all the progressive dolts to carry his partisan spinning for Obama.

Democracy dies in darkness -- am I right or am I right?


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