Former CIA Director slams pro-Trump media for peddling 'illegitimate' and 'non-fact based world view'
- Former CIA Director Michael Hayden on Monday criticized the pro-Donald Trump bloc of conservative media for advancing what he deemed to be an "illegitimate" world view.
"There are some outlets that have incredibly powerful lenses by which they view the facts they collect," Hayden told Business Insider in a sit-down interview. "I think the Breitbart and the likes are off the chart in terms of shaping data to meet the preconceptions."READ MORE: MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi Tearfully Tells Viewers of Donald Trump: 'If People out There Feel Nervous, We Do Too'
"You have a Breitbart news story essentially launching the Starfleet of the federal government about one of the most horrible political scandals in American history, if true," Hayden said, adding that it was "very troubling" the president seeming to value Breitbart reports over data compiled by intelligence agencies.
"Breitbart doesn't do any creative journalism, it just moves the parts around," Hayden continued. "And I haven't done this personally, but I've heard others say, when you dig into the Breitbart sources, the articles don't really say that."
Hayden concluded: "It's kind of scary - a post-fact world. How does intelligence survive in a post-fact world?"(Excerpt) Read more at: businessinsider.com ...
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