After the second paragraph, first sentence:
In the days following the original revelations of Russian hacking, some journalists sought to remind readers of the United States’ own sordid past of foreign meddling.
hard to take the rest seriously, though yes I realize it’s documenting real events.
Missing is the adjective “alleged” in front of “Russian hacking”.
CD has no business having publishing this absent that adjective. In fact this writer is herself engaging in neo-McCarthyism. She doesn’t seem to have a grasp of what anything like solid evidence of Russian [state] hacking would look like.
As of Feb. 2018, we’ve seen no evidence Russia hacked the 2016 election in any manner. No, the NSA document Ms Winner is accused of leaking to The Intercept does NOT confirm Russia/GRU hacking of a voter database software company. Right, The Intercept’s reporting on the NSA document is basically fake news. The document speculates about the source of the hack, and the document is honest enough to acknowledge it’s speculating on the source.