A Washington Post video turned a computer security firm’s allegations about a DNC hack into a series of unsourced factoids.
The Washington Post reported on Tuesday (6/14/16) that Russian intelligence had hacked the DNC servers to steal opposition research on Donald Trump:
Russian Government Hackers Penetrated DNC, Stole Opposition Research on Trump
While the Post story by Ellen Nakashima was sourced to “committee officials and security experts who responded to the breach”—i.e., CrowdStrike, the security firm hired by the DNC—that attribution dropped out of the headline, presenting Russian government culpability as an unquestioned fact. This framing was echoed by dozens of media …read more