The bill that he reported on here in 2012 was eventually approved. It is called the Smith-Mundt Modernization Act. The dissemination of U.S. State Department propaganda to domestic audiences is fully legal and authorized.
We just experienced a presidential election marred by “fake news,” one that will usher in an administration helmed by a man who pays no heed to facts and any coherent narrative structure. He may not be an ideologue, as President Barack Obama has quietly assured the country, but he is certainly surrounded by them.
There will be plenty of nationalist noise to sift through in the coming years.
Investigative journalism — the stuff that got Hastings killed, one might argue — is paramount.
Check your sources. Check your corners.