NEWS FROM UNDERGROUND

MARK CRISPIN MILLER

General

In defense of Chris Hedges

Concerning Ed Curtin’s piece on Bellingcat, and the participation of some leftist voices inthe exaltation of that propaganda mill, a friend who knows the background of Chris Hedges’ involvement writes that “he was duped into presenting the Emmy to Bellingcat—and, from what I hear, he believes it was done intentionally to smear him.”

As this friend is someone I (and many others) quite admire for his integrity and bravery, and as it’s wholly plausible that Hedges would have been set up, I am reserving judgementon his action, and urge people on this list to do so, too.

This caveat does not detract from the essential soundness of Ed Curtin’s thesis: that thelords of propaganda are extraordinarily skilled at co-optation of the opposition.

MCM

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