On Thursday, Microsoft issued a statement that three nations historically unfriendly toward the United States were launching cyberattacks against candidates in U.S. elections.
They were, in order of Microsoft’s presentation, Russia, China and Iran.
Most establishment media outlets didn’t get too far past the first country on the list.
In a way, it’s understandable. Russia’s cyberattack readiness holds an almost mystical, Rasputin-like reputation among the American left as being able to disrupt our electoral systems. Four years after the 2016 elections, there are still those who believe that Moscow colluded with the Trump campaign to take the race from the deserving winner, Hillary Clinton, even though a special counsel investigation found a grand total of zero evidence of that connection.
However, further down the list of worries for the mainstream media was Iran.
There’s a good reason for this: While Russia is seen as being supportive of