The New Yorker‘s Ronan Farrow reported late Sunday night that Black Cube, the Israeli-based private intelligence firm that Harvey Weinstein used to target women and journalists looking to expose his story, is the same firm that was used to try to dig up dirt on former Obama administration officials who helped to broker the Iran deal. The Guardian reported this weekend that Trump aides worked on the effort to smear these officials – particularly Colin Kahl and Ben Rhodes – in an attempt to discredit the Iran deal and to garner public support for President Donald Trump Continue reading "Farrow: Firm Harvey Weinstein Hired To Quash Sexual Harassment Reports Also Used to Get Dirt on Iran Deal Brokers"
Israeli operatives collected info on Obama officials who supported the Iran deal, according to Ronan Farrow: “Black Cube is this international, elite, private intelligence agency … what they did here was dig into the personal lives of former Obama administration officials” pic.twitter.com/w3DQDLQaLh— New Day (@NewDay) May 7, 2018
Aaron Weiss, a former news director at a local station who quit after it was bought by Sinclair, appeared on CNN’s New Day to explain what it’s like to have the broadcasting group begin to influence coverage. In 2013, Weiss was a news director at a station in the Midwest that was bought by Sinclair, when “we started getting these must-run pieces everyday that would come down from corporate.” “The must run pieces were generally political,” he explained. “Some of them were pre-produced packages from corporate, some of them were scripts that anchors were expected to Continue reading "Fmr Sinclair News Director Warns: They ‘Co-Opt The Credibility’ of Local Anchors to ‘Promote a Political Agenda’"
Former Sinclair news director Aaron Weiss: “The problem with what Sinclair does is they co-opt the credibility that local anchors have built up in their communities over years and decades and use that credibility to promote a political agenda” https://t.co/jEatUknxJU pic.twitter.com/YgOw9fx9C2— New Day (@NewDay) April 4, 2018
The kind that look at grades and academics, not activism? https://t.co/S9YUHHfQu4— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) March 30, 2018