Washington Post Forced to Retract Fake Story that Russia Hacked US Power Grid

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Here we go again with more Russia hysteria, courtesy of the Washington Post.

Any time a story comes out of Washington Post, readers should realize three things. First, WAPO is a regular attendee at the secretive elite Bilderberg annual conference, has been for decades. Two, so is WAPO’s relatively new owner, Amazon mogul Jeff Bezos. Three, Bezos literally works with the CIA, having taken contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars from the agency to provide its cloud data storage.

When those three facts are taken into account, it’s a lot easier to consider the possible agendas at play when you hear that the paper was forced to retract an unfounded story scaremongering that Russian hackers penetrated the US electric grid.

The original story was that a virus was found in a laptop at a Burlington, Vermont electric company, and that virus was proof that a Russian hacking operation penetrated America’s power grid.

Turns out, the infected laptop was never hooked into the power grid. Also, there’s apparently no actual proof Russians hacked said laptop.

WAPO was forced to retract, adding this editor’s note:

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“An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid. Authorities say there is no indication of that so far. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid,” the editor’s note read.

Do you really think an accusation like this was just a casual “mistake”? Do you think a paper like the Washington Post doesn’t have an editing and vetting process for what goes to print?

The editor’s note comes a little late, as the Cold War-like panic over Russia hacking what we’ve been told over and over for years now is our extremely vulnerable power grid already occurred. The original story prompted a flurry of angry accusations, with Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin calling Russian President Vladimir Putin a “thug” in a written statement quoted excessively all over the mainstream media.

“Vermonters and all Americans should be both alarmed and outraged that one of the world’s leading thugs, Vladimir Putin, has been attempting to hack our electric grid, which we rely upon to support our quality-of-life, economy, health, and safety,” said Shumlin in a written statement.

The damage the story caused has already been done, which seems to be the whole point of Russian hysteria “stories” like this.

The propaganda war against Russia (and the American people) is in full swing. We should also keep in mind two more things: A) domestic propaganda dissemination by the U.S. government against its own citizens is now officially legal (here’s why) and B) Obama just signed the “Countering Disinformation and Propaganda Act” into law, also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016.

Put two and two together and you can already see 2017 is going to be a bumpy ride…

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  • Meltonmark

    I wonder why anyone actually still reads any of the MSM, or watches so-called ‘news’ on the MSM TV channels. Here in the UK, almost any news or political programme on TV [especially the BBC] is just filled with lies, BS, falsehoods, half-truths, or on a good day, straightforward fabrication.

  • j.hendricks

    guv shumlin, should wake up and realize tha hundreds of islamic troops are in his
    area waiting to go ahead and take down his “grid” and he has no idea of defense.

  • SteveB✅ Deplorable

    Fake News alive and well at the Wapo

  • BigMG

    Nobody believes the news, but that doesn’t stop the Gubberment from passing laws resulting from fake news.

    Remember Flight 800? Clearly shot down by an Iranian missile because of Clinton shenanigans with Iran.

    Rather than investigate Clinton Inc. the media turned the story into faulty wiring in a fuel tank; so blatantly false that nobody who understood the problem could believe they were so brazen.

    The airlines were forced to conduct billions of retrofits and modifications to planes that were never the problem.

    Yet here we are.

  • Trust, but verify. Apparently the media failed on the verify part.

    The editor notes that the computer was AT Burlington Electric. The article notes the CODE was WITHIN THE SYSTEM of A VERMONT COMPANY. The article also states that the computer was not attached to the grid.

    Was the computer property of Burlington Electric? Was the Vermont company different than Burlington Electric? If the computer was not attached to the grid, what connections did it have? Was it someone’s personal computer? What standards does Burlington Electric use for security, and are they comparable to those used by the U.S. Grid? Are the hard drives fully encrypted? Are email systems using encryption? Are their computers allowed to access the internet or be taken home by employees? Does the company allow visitors and employees to bring in their own equipment? Can company systems, including email, be accessed off company premises? There’s plenty of room for code to be brought in, and I’ve not covered all the other ways which a breach could be made.

  • barbarakelly

    AS MUCH AS WASH POST SHOWS HOW THEY THINK OF CORRECT JOURNALISM . WHAT CAN WE THE PEOPLE DO TO TEACH THEM A LESSON ON THE NEED TO REPORT CORRECTLY .?????????????

  • SP_88

    I’m shocked. Totally shocked, that such an upstanding news organization could let such an error make it to print. I’m sure that they are doing everything possible to ensure that this never happens again. After all, they have an impeccable reputation for outstanding journalism to uphold.
    Yes, that was sarcasm.
    These assholes are among the people who have complained the most about fake news, yet they are the ones who put out the most fake news.

    • dougstir

      And let me reiterate……They are the one’s who put out THE MOST fake news! Them and their little snot buddies at NYT, CNN, MSNBC, BBC, etc . . . . Playing their little primary school games, “Spy spy we like to cheat and lie…….”

      • SP_88

        Of course they are. The ones making the most noise about fake news are the ones who put out the most fake news.
        And don’t be fooled into thinking that they are stupid or incompetent. They aren’t. They know exactly what they are doing. They see that people are catching on, and they know that soon everyone will know that if they want real, honest news, they’ll have to go to alternative news sites for it.
        They think that if they strike first, it will improve their chances of driving the alternative news sites from the internet, while maintaining their stranglehold on fake news and propaganda.

  • It is not Paranoia

    Stop the fake news!

  • PARIS_GIRL

    DAY BY DAY…. IT’S BECOMING MORE AND MORE APPARENT AND OBVIOUS THAT JEFF BEE-ASS OES IS BECOMING THE FIRST PERSON TO BE JAILED FOR TREASON!! ASAP!!

  • Meltonmark