Loved the article, but loved the comments more, particularly the one guy calling it “tripe.” You’ve brought forward interesting points about propaganda and the need to “hide” the source. Yes, we have a hard time determining the truth when we don’t know the source, but it becomes easier when some take such loud exception, like the guy cancelling their subscriptions here, and calling us “idiots for believing ex-CIA.” The more I hear Trumpists defending themselves (which they should), the more it reminds me of the kid screaming “I didn’t do it!” It only adds to us believing he did. Again, Asha, excellent piece, giving us all something to think about. I know Trumpists call that tripe. What can you do?

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