Call me an idiot, but I don’t think Russia would pick an actual idiot to be a useful idiot. #idiot
Shouldn’t this have been all over the front pages of the NYT, WaPo, WSJ and talked about on CNN, MSNBC, FOX, Etc…? Guess this doesn’t fit the media narrative. That narrative is Trump is bad and must be defeated by any means necessary. Slather the public with propaganda then when contradicted, just ignore. People will forget in no time. They have no attention spans.
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This line of conspiracy mongering is strengthening Trump while making fools of the mainstream media who have devoted more time to this than his harmful policies and actions. This is why I hope I’m wrong because it would further erode our trust of the media.
You can call me a Putinite, a Russian agent, a Trump apologist, a person who fell into the trap of confirmation bias, but I don’t really care. This has been my opinion almost from the beginning. I even am going against my mentor Bernie Sanders. So I’m out here on my own. But that’s ok. I’ve been alone before. Sometimes I’m right, sometimes I’m wrong, but I don’t beat myself up or pump myself up either way. It feels good to be right, but it’s not the key to happiness. I just don’t believe there’s collusion between Russia and Trump. Did Russia try to influence our elections? Probably, inasmuch as we try to influence theirs and other countries.
I have read and watched both left and right publications and media. I have read the more centrist newspapers too. I lean more towards the Independent journalists who don’t churn out material everyday but have time to reflect and analyze their findings before writing. Some of these include Matt Taibbi, David Sirota, Andrew Perez, Glenn Greenwald, Lee Fang, Empty Wheel, Zaid Jilani, Jordan Chariton, and Naomi Klein.
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MASHA GESSEN IS a Russian-American journalist and author who has become one of the nation’s leading Russia experts and one of its most relentless and vocal critics of Vladimir Putin. She has lived her life on and off in the U.S. and Russia, but as a Jewish lesbian and mother of three children, she left Russia in 2013 and moved back to the U.S. in part because she felt threatened by the increasingly anti-LGBT climate there, one that began particularly targeting LGBT adopted families with discriminatory legislation. Continue reading Leading Putin Critic Warns of Xenophobic Conspiracy Theories Drowning U.S. Discourse and Helping Trump