Now we know the truth. Yes, it is a bitter stunning truth, probably harmful truth, but it is the truth. And we could start to figure out what to do about it as grown up people, as opposite to deluded children.
In the Japanese language there are two words for reality. On is a reality as it seems, and another is the reality as it actually is. We need more of the latter and not only from the US.
I do not believe these were pure hacks. I am almost sure that there were inside helpers, individuals who want us to know the reality as it is.