On Friday, in an interview with the New York Times published in the Sunday magazine, Ben Rhodes, Obama’s deputy national security adviser and brother to the president of CBS News, mocked journalists and the stupid American people who fall for his carefully orchestrated lies.There is backlash from journalists who are insulted for calling the young journalists uninformed and easily lied to. He openly bragged about lying to the public.
Some of the comments:
- The White House consciously created an “echo chamber” of experts and commentators to shape the public’s perception of the Iran deal.
- Rhodes’ “story” of the Iran deal began in 2013, but they lied about when negotiations began and with whom, saying it was with moderates and not mentioning it began years before.
- Former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta is not sure Obama is still “serious” about preventing Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
- Rhodes hates Washington’s foreign-policy establishment — and doesn’t care if they hate him back.
- The White House relies on “handpicked Beltway insiders” to help the administration spread its message like The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg and Al-Monitor’s Laura Rozen.
- Rhodes thinks most of the reporters the White House has to deal with “literally know nothing”
Lt. Col. Ralph Peters responded by saying Stalin “could have used this guy.”
“Well, let’s start with Ben Rhodes title — it’s deputy national security adviser for strategic communications. In other words, chief propagandist. And as a propagandist, he’s been very, very good. I man, Josef Stalin could have used this guy. But — but really, if you look at what he said, he not only insulted the journalists, just trashed them, he insulted the foreign policy community, the military, virtually everyone.”
The background information is here: