Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA who oversaw the National Security Agency (NSA) on 9/11, the worst intelligence blunder of the twenty-first century, has some opinions about extremism.
The Financial Times' U.S. National Editor Edward Luce tweeted last week that Republicans were the most perilous political force to menace the world in recent memory.
“I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career,” Luce wrote. “Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”
Hayden quoted the article and stated, "I agree. And I was the CIA Director.”
I agree. And I was the CIA Director https://t.co/LRAHDDyy4n
— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) August 17, 2022
Hayden, who was approving drone strikes to kill violent radicals just over ten years ago, is presently a member of the advisory board of a left-wing deception organisation that calls itself a disinformation watchdog.
The Federalist asked NewsGuard, a well-known pro-censorship browser extension, whether Hayden would stay on the board after saying he believes his political opponents are on par with those he used to approve for aerial execution. NewsGuard is being used in schools to indoctrinate students to accept fake news.
In October 2020, despite early confirmation of the laptop's veracity, Hayden joined more than 50 other former intelligence officials in dismissing the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian misinformation. The letter was published with Politico. 11 months after Politico acknowledged the laptop's legitimacy, Hayden persisted in his misleading assertion that its contents were tools of a Russian disinformation campaign.
But it seems as though NewsGuard is forcing its credibility ratings onto K–12 classrooms based on the false allegations. The media company continues to give the New York Times, Politico, NPR, and other venerable news organisations that mishandled the Hunter Biden story a perfect grade. The New York Post and The Federalist, on the other hand, received ratings of 69.5 and 12.5 out of 100, respectively, for reporting the news accurately.
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