It really does seem that a significant cohort of the older generation of national security reporters consider themselves not a part of the fourth estate, but of the intelligence establishment, and that they identify with Josh Marshall’s (of Talking Points Memo) quote: “the US military is the armed force of a political community I identify with and a government I support.”
Did you read that? Reporters who report on US foreign policy do not consider themselves to be journalists. Instead they consider themselves to be part of the intelligence establishment (The Deep State). In other words, they consider themselves to be CIA assets.
What Fourth Estate? There’s no such thing. All major journalists in the US are de facto part of the National Security State.
I figure the overwhelming majority of Americans agree with this statement:
“the US military is the armed force of a political community I identify with and a government I support.”
That’s the whole problem right there. Personally, I would vehemently disagree with that comment. How do the rest of you feel about that statement? Agree or disagree?