There are too many coincidences for it to be just bad luck. Some journalists are belatedly realizing they are living through the aftermath of the Big Bang. A huge strike happened without them even being aware of it and the scale of it is boggling. The Obama administration failed to detect the rise of the Islamic state, was surprised by the Russian invasion of Crimea and Putin's intervention in Syria, did not see the rapid development of Kim's nuclear arsenal and, publicly at least, ascribed the assault on the Benghazi consulate to a video -- and as the New Yorker points out, were even blindsided by Russian election interference openly happening on Facebook.
But they sure were great at spying on US journalists that the Obama regime didn't like! Golly, could they ever wiretap those reporters! And Trump's campaign office! Because if you want to get to the bottom of things, you throw wiretaps on a political nominee's phones!
Stopping the hack of the Office Of Personnel Management, where over 20 million service-member's personal information was stolen? Not so much.
Along with the worst political class in history, we have the worst intelligence agencies in our country's history. And the fact that the two are inexorably merged is the reason for the latter.