I wonder how many people are slowly beginning to comprehend what it is to live in a world with unreliable information inputs. Some people, you know the ones wearing tinfoil bonnets, believe that the government knows everything and doesn't share the truth out of spite. A lot of them know people who work in government and many of them think those people are clowns or idiots and yet they believe that their friend or relative is in a position to know the truth. Kind of silly when you think about it.
What you get when you sit at any information nexus in the government whether it be in research and development, military intelligence, national intelligence, diplomatic intelligence, economic intelligence, is a welter of data from a vast number of sources which over time you and your predecessors have been winnowing down to the handful of inputs considered reliable and timely. We sort of weed out the people who have a gullibility factor on par with a national news correspondent. If we wanted garbage input we'd pick up the Washington Post or New York Times and read it alongside the far more reliable sources like the tabloid press you see in the supermarket checkout lane.
I've always been interested in the idea that there is an illuminati that knows all things and also has the power to suppress information.. I'm watching the latter in action now every day as the media overtly scrambles to ignore the story about Biden being accused of some non-crime from 24 years in the past because they think it may do what? Ditto the story about charges being dropped against General Flynn. Maybe now we could talk about how irrational it is to pay any attention whatsoever to some dingbat leaping out of the wordwork with a tale of woe to tell about something that evidently didn't raise to the level of a crime 24 years ago?
I'm sick and tired of:
One report says
Sources within the White House
Sources within the Justice Department
Our man in Baghdad is reporting
The entire Benghazi story was a nothingburger and so we move on to other news
well, you get the point.
If it is presented in that fashion it isn't really news or information at all now, is it? It's fog.