BERLIN – Until recently, the phenomenon of Russian government propaganda was only interesting to a small group of Russia experts, news junkies and counter-propaganda fundraisers. It was mainly seen as a tool for keeping Russians supportive of Vladimir Putin. No longer. Thanks to post-U.S. election blame games, and the upcoming election season in Europe, how the Russian state pushes its messages to Western audiences is a hot political topic. It’s also woefully misunderstood.
As the Russian journalist Alexey Kovalev, who started his own project to debunk Russian government propaganda, puts it: “The fight against fake news has itself turned into fake news. It’s a kind of meta-propaganda.” Continue reading
(TRUNEWS) As previously reported by TRUNEWS, 79-year-old U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead of apparent natural causes Saturday in a luxury resort in West Texas, but could foul play have been involved?
After conducting analysis of the available information, these are a few points of interest.
The Official Story
The San Antonio Express-News reported that Justice Scalia was found dead in his bed at the Cibolo Creek Ranch at approximately 11:30 a.m. by Houston businessman John Poindexter, who owns the 30,000 acre luxury ranch. In an interview with the outlet, Poindexter said that “we discovered the judge in bed, a pillow over his head. His bed clothes were unwrinkled, he was lying very restfully. It looked like he had not quite awakened from a nap.” In a separate interview with the New York Times, Poindexter expanded further by saying “his hands were sort of almost folded on top of the sheets, the sheets weren’t rumpled up at all.”
If you’ve been following Global Geopolitics for the last two years or so, this would be a no-brainer. The good news is that the mainstream picked up on it.
Rare tweet by media giant alludes to sinister Obama policy
Matt Drudge’s first tweet in months came with a cryptic message: “A shocking truth is unfolding: America has been arming ISIS.”
The Obama administration has been plagued for weeks over news U.S. weapons supplied to Syrian rebels were inadvertently winding up in the hands of terror groups. The media giant’s tweet on Tuesday alludes to something far more sinister.
…and then they went for the opposition in the press.
Government officials, reacting to the growing voice of conservative news outlets, especially on the internet, are angling to curtail the media’s exemption from federal election laws governing political organizations, a potentially chilling intervention that the chairman of the Federal Election Commission is vowing to fight.
“I think that there are impulses in the government every day to second guess and look into the editorial decisions of conservative publishers,” warned Federal Election Commission Chairman Lee E. Goodman in an interview. Continue reading
In a very short period of time three scandals have rocked the Obama administration — Benghazi, the IRS, and the illegal seizure of AP reporters’ phone calls. The real truth, though, is that four scandals now beset the administration since there was no resolution to Fast and Furious due to Justice Department stonewalling.
But in spite of the fact that the mainstream media totally ignores Fast and Furious, which would make four scandals if the truth were important to elected officials and the mainstream media, a CIA official has told a Drudge Report editor that a fourth shoe is about to drop, make that the 5th shoe in the correct count, that has Obama political operatives at the White House literally shaking in their boots. Continue reading