Larry Johnson is full of crap, a big red flag of the group called VIPS, and has been since he was putting out all the BS from former ambassador to Gabon Joe Wilson, his super deep doo "CIA spy" wife Valerie and his VIPS pal Ray McGovern and Pat Lang- they are all cozy with Dan Ellesberg the guy who cowrote & stole the Pentagon Papers that was used to assist North Vietnam, which is no surprise given their affiliation with John Kerry. They were acting as John Kerry campaign staffers a few years back [before some of them became "birthers." ] VIPs for a while was fronted by Counterpunch, run by Alexander Cockburn of the rag The Nation and they are playing people who haven't been following their game like a bunch of marionettes on strings. They [VIPS] are also linked in to a leftist group called "Urgent Call" through some fellow named William Christison who was on their board, etc. We dug up all this stuff years ago on FR. They also put forth that nincompoop that Ted Kennedy was listening to, the female Colonel Kwiatkowski, among their so-called "whistleblowers."
They do know what people want to hear and by providing it, they win unjustified trust that they can use to feed other material to unsuspecting reders and listeners.