Iran Tried to Hack a 2020 Presidential Candidate As the Media Suddenly Don’t Care About Election Interference
Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei delivers a speech on the 17th anniversary of death of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, in his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, June 4, 2006. Khamenei, warned Sunday that energy supplies from the Gulf region would be disrupted if Iran came under attack from the United States and insisted his country would not give up the right to produce nuclear fuel. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
The Democrats’ favorite rogue terrorist regime is at it again. This time they got caught trying to hack a 2020 Presidential candidate, among other government figures, in an apparent attempt to interfere in the coming election.
Here’s the report from Politico.
Hackers linked to the Iranian government have targeted the campaign of at least one 2020 presidential contender, Microsoft announced today in a blog post.
The technology giant also witnessed “significant” digital activity by the group, which it dubbed “Phosphorous,” against current and former U.S. government officials, journalists covering global politics and prominent Iranians living outside of Iran.
Not one major news source is reporting in their headlines who the actual target was. I’ll let you decide if that’s purposeful or not, but we do indeed know the answer.
— Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) October 4, 2019
I have a feeling that if Elizabeth Warren was almost hacked by Russia, for example, that she’d make the headline. Instead, the media are downplaying this as they always do when anything doesn’t play into their narrative. NBC put out a video on it but no print story. The Washington Post tried to spin it as “hundreds targeted” in order to downplay Trump as a victim. CNN couldn’t be bothered to even report it as of this writing.
It’s amazing how a foreign dictatorship trying to hack the 2020 election is all the sudden a page A47 story when it can’t be blamed on Trump. Odd, right? Of course, if Trump now asks for an investigation, he’ll probably be accused of trying to influence the election or something.
This is a serious problem though. For all the gnashing of teeth about Russia, Iran is a more prominent threat right now and they have every reason to see to it that Trump isn’t re-elected. Their dream scenario is to get another weak kneed Democrat to sign another “deal” with that guarantees them the farm. You can expect China to get in on the action as well. Meanwhile, you can also expect the media to not care at all.
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