Ex-CIA Director Calls The GOP Most ‘Dangerous’ Force On Earth

Former CIA Director Michael Hayden, who led the National Security Agency (NSA) during the worst intelligence failure of the 21st century on 9/11, has some thoughts about extremism...

Retired General Michael Hayden, who directed the CIA and the NSA during his career but has since become somewhat of a partisan clown, CNN talking head, and member of the advisory board for the establishment media watchdog NewsGuard, recently agreed that even compared to other movements around the world, Republicans are the most “nihilistic, dangerous, and contemptible.”

Hayden made his comment in response to Financial Times associate editor Michael Luce, who said “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”

Hayden quoted the post with his approval, saying, “I agree. And I was the CIA Director.” This allegation means that in Hayden’s worldview, Republicans outrank Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Chinese Communist Party among others in terms of their danger to the world.

Hayden, who just more than a decade ago was authorizing drone strikes to gun down violent extremists, is currently on the advisory board of NewsGuard, a left-wing misinformation group that brands itself as a disinformation watchdog.

NewsGuard is a popular pro-censorship browser extension that’s being deployed in public schools to indoctrinate students on acceptable news sources.

It will also add to evidence that NewsGuard, an establishment media watchdog that purports to fairly rate the trustworthiness of news sources but consistently trashes conservative media, is also a partisan outfit intended to quash and delegitimize dissent.

NewsGuard general manager Matt Skibinski emphasized that Hayden plays no role in determining its ranking of news sources.

“As we disclose on our website, we have advisors across the political spectrum,” said Skibinski. “NewsGuard’s advisors, which include a former Secretary General of NATO and the first Direct of Homeland Security, under President George W. Bush provide advice and subject-matter expertise to NewsGuard. They play no role in the determinations of ratings or the Nutrition Label write ups of websites unless otherwise noted and have no role in the governance or management of the organization.”

The erroneous assertions, however, appear to be guiding the credibility ratings NewsGuard force-feeds into K-12 classrooms. The media group continues to score legacy news outlets that botched the Hunter Biden story, including Politico, NPR, and the New York Times, with 100 percent accuracy.

Hayden was also among the more than 50 former intelligence officials who signed a joint letter published with Politico to dismiss the Hunter Biden laptop as Russian disinformation in October 2020 despite early confirmation of the computer’s legitimacy. Even after Politico conceded the laptop’s authenticity 11 months later, Hayden doubled down on the false claim that its contents are instruments of a Russian disinformation campaign.

Hayden is also a principal for strategic advisory services at the Chertoff Group, a consulting firm headed by another stalwart of the national security state, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff.

Chertoff was the man the Biden Administration tapped to “review and assess” the future of the DHS “disinformation governance board,” a project of Biden’s DHS that quickly became farcical after its appointed head, Nina Jankowicz, was exposed as a far-left loon who made pro-censorship sing-song TikTok videos. ✪

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