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Jefferson MorleyBy Jefferson Morley
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Jefferson MorleyBy Jefferson Morley
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About

 In a world rife with deception and misinformation, The Deep State news blog illuminates the influence of secret intelligence agencies by reliably separating real news from fake.

Bookmark this remarkable site, hosted by veteran Washington investigative reporter Jefferson Morley, and you'll soon regale your friends with your insights into today's headlines about

  • CIA drone wars;
  • Trump-Russia investigation;
  • NSA mass surveillance;
  • GRU poison plots;
  • Mossad assassinations; 

Geopolitical reality has changed, and journalism has not caught on.

The world's most powerful intelligence agencies have gained vast power at home and abroad since 9/11. Not coincidentally, democracy is in retreat in many countries. In times like this, it is not surprising that people in many countries talk about a "deep state."

The future of the American republic and other embattled democracies depends on the citizens, voters, elected officials, and activists knowing how these secret agencies exercise power and influence.

Morley, editor of the JFK Facts blog, has been reporting on the CIA and the world of intelligence, since 1985. The Deep State news blog will empower readers, citizens, activists, and students with original reporting, wide-ranging debate and online education. 

In short, The Deep State news blog empowers readers and citizens of the world to challenge the undemocratic influence of secret intelligence agencies everywhere.

This site is live. All we need is $9,000 to cover the costs of the design, the publishing system, and the Secure Drop channel.

The Deep State blog is supported by the Independent Media Institute, a non-profit that supports progressive journalism.

Risks and challenges

The biggest challenge will be making time to do serious national security reporting while marketing the site and developing the capacity to spread accurate, non-partisan information. This means running the site in the morning while spending afternoons and evenings doing reporting. I need a team to keep me on schedule!

The quality of the reporting and commentary on the Deep State will be the valued-added of the site. Achieving quality in a field defined by official secrecy is not easy.

Moreover, the competition is expert (eg. Just Security, Empty Wheel, War on the Rocks). They have superior resources and (wo)manpower.

The risk is not being competitive. I believe I have a unique editorial proposition but that's just the beginning.

Another risk is marginalization. Thanks to my FOIA lawsuit, Morley CIA, I can count on the CIA to oppose what I do. And I'm fully aware they have ways of sharing their views with influencers.

Todays' political polarization increases incentives for trolling, fake news, doxxing, and the like I think I have a unique critical but non-partisan message and news feed that can appeal widely but that's just the beginning.

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