Rahm Emanuel advised his leftist brethren to never let a good crisis go to waste.
That’s precisely what Sally Kohn did today on Twitter following the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
Since 9/11, right-wing extremists (incl anti-abortion, anti-gov) have killed more Americans than Islamic extremists — http://t.co/1IiyXdi2cj
— Sally Kohn (@sallykohn) January 7, 2015
Kohn, who is currently a commentator on the failed news network CNN, provides absolutely no evidence to back up her outrageous claim.
Her lie, cynically designed to exploit the terror in France, is part of a larger campaign to discredit and criminalize legitimate political action on the part of “right” groups, namely the Tea Party, Libertarians, constitutionalists, and others opposed to Obama, socialism and corporatism.
Normally, Kohn’s obvious lie would reflect badly on the corporate media outlets she has worked for, including various MSNBC shows, including The Ed Show, Up with Steve Kornacki, Now with Alex Wagner, and The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Kohn has also published op-eds for Fox News, The Washington Post, The Nation, The Christian Science Monitor, USA Today and The Huffington Post.
Because the corporate media, including Fox News, comprise the larger part of the Mockingbird propaganda media, Kohn’s lie is considered acceptable commentary.
Fox News, as the propaganda division of the faux “conservative right,” is also determined, as is the Republican establishment, to destroy any challengers.
Kohn appears to be a well-placed CIA operative, either wittingly or unwittingly. She held a program fellowship at the Ford Foundation, known for its close ties to the CIA. Kohn was put in charge of doling out more than $15 million in grants from the foundation to various controlled opposition groups.
CIA exploitation of foundations is well-documented.
“From the early 1950s to the present the CIA’s intrusion into the foundation field was and is huge,” writes James Petras.
The collaboration of respectable and prestigious foundations, according to one former CIA operative, allowed the Agency to fund “a seemingly limitless range of covert action programs affecting youth groups, labor unions, universities, publishing houses and other private institutions”… The latter included “human rights” groups beginning in the 1950s to the present. One of the most important “private foundations” collaborating with the CIA over a significant span of time in major projects in the cultural Cold War is the Ford Foundation.