Thursday, December 08, 2016
According to The Guard US briefing today: “A group of senior House Democrats has written to the president seeking a classified briefing for colleagues on ‘Russian entities’ hacking of American political organizations; hacking and strategic release of emails from campaign officials; the WikiLeaks disclosures; fake news stories produced and distributed with the intent to mislead American voters; and any other Russian or Russian-related interference or involvement in our recent election.” From my (the blogger’s) point of view, it would have been impossible for Russian hackers to have entered and modified the vote counts at thousands of voting stations all over the US, each using counting methods differing substantially from the other. On the other hand, without question the “fake news stories” have been promulgated by the so-called “mainstream media” …and all these have been aimed at Russia. Why is that? In answering that, I first remark that after WW II Stalin created an “iron curtain” to prevent Russians and their European vassals from discovering that life in the West was superior to that in Communist Russia. My punch line is that today our despicable “mainstream media” has invented an “iron curtain” going in the opposite direction to prevent Americans and their European vassals from learning that Russia is now the most democratic country in the world, and the least inclined to start a nuclear war (which it would win …if any humans survive). While I salute the work of The Real News below, you may notice that at one point moderator Paul Jay sounds as though he has been affected by some of the home-grown ‘main stream fakery’ aimed at Russia. To find out whether Vladimir Putin is a tyrant or a Dwight David Eisenhower please check here: http://impactglassman.blogspot.mx/2014/10/who-is-vladimir-putin-monster-if-thats.html7 Ups sorry, but this blog of mine has just been destroyed by the evil powers that be. What you would have seen was Vladimir Putin giving a 3-hour of state-of-the-union address in a measured voice, followed by frankly answering questions raised by the audience.
Much has been made through this election cycle about "fake news."
Just last week, the Washington Post reported that much of this fake news "got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign.” The Post promoted a report by a shadowy group called PropOrNot, which accused hundreds of sites of publishing pro-Russia propaganda - some of which are sites that The Real News believes to be verifiable, independent journalism.
What the Post failed to mention is that corporate news is the biggest fake news of all. Between the failure to report on devastating climate change, the lack of information about the push for regime change (and a potential war) in Iran, and the inadequate coverage of who has been responsible for the economic crisis in the US, it's corporate news that's failed Americans the most.
For more on this, you can watch Paul Jay's interview with journalist Abby Martin.
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