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PBC News & Comment: The Intercept Burned a Secret Source, Hurt Its Cred

Leaked NSA document is another evidence-free episode in Trump/Russia saga, did The Intercept compromise its alleged source, Reality Winner?….–the article accompanying the 1-page document offers zero skepticism of a thin, phishy disclosure

The Intercept claims it didn’t know its source, and adds cautionary language that wasn’t in their report

–rogue journalist Caitlin Johnson provides a great service, indexing all of the reasons to be skeptical of Trump/Russia narrative, starting with “no proof”

–Trump declines to invoke executive privilege to block Comey testimony, but threatens to live-tweet

–45’s Twitter addiction is causing international problems, now with Qatar

Teen Vogue, yes, a teen fashion magazine, upstages corporate media with critical review of Obama’s drone killing record

–civilian death rates surge under Trump war policies

–as poll numbers lip before Thursday election Theresa May talks tough, Trump-ish

–Stanford researcher Michal Kosinski helped create the social media data operations that may have given Trump the edge in campaign, read it here

–Apple’s Homepod joins Amazon Echo and other toys that help supply the big data that can be used against us