| Scott Shane |
|Born||May 22, 1954|
Augusta, Georgia (state)
|Alma mater||Williams College, Oxford University|
|Interests|| • CIA|
New York Times security reporter who about a deep state false flag operation to throw an 2017 U.S. election, but did not report on on it.
Scott Shane is a New York Times reported with cozy ties to the intelligence services. He knew about a deep state false flag operation to throw an U.S. election in Alabama, but did not report on on it.
Shane received a bachelor's from Williams College and a master's from Oxford University. He began his journalism career as a news clerk for The Washington Star (1979–1980), then as a local news reporter for the Greensboro (NC) News & Record (1980–1983). He became a reporter for The Baltimore Sun (1983–2004), he served for two years as their Moscow correspondent (1988–1991). Since 2004 he has been a national news reporter for The New York Times.
In 1995, he and Tom Bowman wrote series of six articles on the National Security Agency.
Interview of John Kiriakou
John Kiriakou stated that he gave an interview to Shane on the condition that it not be published it until after his sentencing, only to find that Shane published it nearly three weeks before Kiriakou was sentenced. As a consequence he remarked that “Scott Shane may be a great reporter. He may be a Pulitzer prize winner, but the man just simply can’t be trusted.” .
Dan Cohen reported:
In September 2018, Shane attended an off-the-record event in Washington, DC held by American Engagement Technologies, a data firm run by Obama administration veteran Mikey Dickerson. Shane was not there simply as an observer – he was invited to speak on his supposed subject of expertise: "Soviet and Russian disinformation."
It was at that meeting where Shane learned of "Project Birmingham," an online disinformation campaign waged against voters in the 2017 labama senate race between Republican Roy Moore and its eventual winner, Democrat Doug Jones.
The plot involved voter suppression tactics, including what its architects called an "elaborate false flag operation" that aimed to convince voters that the Kremlin was supporting Moore through thousands of fake Russian bots. The campaign also involved a phony Facebook page that encouraged Alabamians to vote for an obscure write-in Republican candidate, arranged interviews for him in major newspapers and even sought to arrange SuperPAC funding for his campaign.
But as Shane learned, this deception wasn’t the work of the Kremlin or financed by Russian oligarchs. It was a mass manipulation carried out by a private cyber intelligence firm run by Democratic operatives called New Knowledge. And it was run in conjunction with AET – the firm that had invited him to its secret meeting.
For more than two months, Shane concealed the shocking truth about the disinformation campaign that targeted unsuspecting voters in the 2017 Alabama special senate race.
It was not until December 19th, with the congressional midterm elections safely in the rearview mirror, that Shane finally revealed the existence of the Alabama disinformation campaign to the public. His report described a heavily sanitized version of events and seemed to justify the campaign under the pretext of imitating Russian tactics for research purposes.