Earlier in the week the Washington Post ran an op-ed by a guy named Edward Price titled I didn’t think I’d ever leave the CIA. But because of Trump, I quit. In the op-ed this ferret-faced goober:
Portrayed himself as a devoted, apolitical civil servant who was to offended by Donald Trump’s mere existence that he could not only no longer stomach working on the National Security Council, he couldn’t even stand to work in the same government.
To be clear, my decision had nothing to do with politics, and I would have been proud to again work under a Republican administration open to intelligence analysis. I served with conviction under President George W. Bush, some of whose policies I also found troubling, and I took part in programs that the Obama administration criticized and ended. As intelligence professionals, we’re taught to tune out politics. The river separating CIA headquarters in Langley, Va., from Washington might as well be a political moat. But this administration has flipped that dynamic on its head: The politicians are the ones tuning out the intelligence professionals.
I was very skeptical of the story at the time and that skepticism has been proven well-founded.
Here are the facts.
Edward Price is known professionally as Ned Price. Why did he publish under Edward and not Ned? Because he didn’t want his name to be immediately recognized.
Edward Price is a democrat apparatchik and political activist who has burrowed his way into the CIA.
Global Forum members have the opportunity on Monday, February 13, to hear Edward (Ned) Price, a former Dallas resident who has had a front row seat to history at the White House.
Most recently, Price served as Special Assistant to President Obama and Spokesperson and Senior Director for the National Security Council at the White House (2015-2017).
Price’s career history includes working in Democratic political endeavors, including the 2002 U.S. Senate campaign of former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk. He also worked on the campaign of South Dakota U.S. Senator Tim Johnson and in the office of former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, also of South Dakota.
Edward Price was up to his beady and close-set eyes in Ben Rhodes’ infamous “echo chamber” project. This was essentially an illegal propaganda campaign targeting a cadre of particularly credulous and politically sympathetic journalists to consciously misrepresent the Iran nuclear deal to the American public.
In this environment, Rhodes has become adept at ventriloquizing many people at once. Ned Price, Rhodes’s assistant, gave me a primer on how it’s done. The easiest way for the White House to shape the news, he explained, is from the briefing podiums, each of which has its own dedicated press corps. “But then there are sort of these force multipliers,” he said, adding, “We have our compadres, I will reach out to a couple people, and you know I wouldn’t want to name them — ”
“I can name them,” I said, ticking off a few names of prominent Washington reporters and columnists who often tweet in sync with White House messaging.
Price laughed. “I’ll say, ‘Hey, look, some people are spinning this narrative that this is a sign of American weakness,’ ” he continued, “but — ”
“In fact it’s a sign of strength!” I said, chuckling.
“And I’ll give them some color,” Price continued, “and the next thing I know, lots of these guys are in the dot-com publishing space, and have huge Twitter followings, and they’ll be putting this message out on their own.”
This is something different from old-fashioned spin, which tended to be an art best practiced in person. In a world where experienced reporters competed for scoops and where carrying water for the White House was a cause for shame, no matter which party was in power, it was much harder to sustain a “narrative” over any serious period of time. Now the most effectively weaponized 140-character idea or quote will almost always carry the day, and it is very difficult for even good reporters to necessarily know where the spin is coming from or why.
Edward Price was a maxed out Hillary political donor:
Unmentioned by Price or the Washington Post is the fact that Price gave $5,000 to the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee that splits contributions between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Public records indicate that Price is registered to vote as a Democrat in the District of Columbia.
There is exactly one reason why a wage slave like Price makes sacrifices to donate $5 grand to Hillary. He wants a job in her administration.
Now the picture is becoming more clear. Price was obviously being sent back to his home agency because the new administration didn’t have a slot for an utterly disloyal little f*** who had a track record of lying to America. He didn’t want to go back to a low profile job at CIA so he took the opportunity to make a splashy resignation.
The bigger question is why did the Washington “Democracy Dies In Darkness” Post allow Price to publish this op-ed without informing their readers of the man’s true background? The answer is obvious. They no longer even pretend they are not a propaganda organ. This has been proven several times over the past month. They thought this was a clever hit on Trump and as the Post has passed through that gate leading to a post-truth world they ran with it.