First Draft Coalition[s]
So, who are the “responsible” journalists who should be anointed to regulate what the world’s public gets to see and hear? For that Orwellian task, a kind of Ministry of Truth has been set up by Google (supposedly formed in 2015, after Ukraine scenarios,) called the First Draft Coalition, which touts itself as a collection of 30 major news and technology companies, including [Facebook, Twitter,] the Times and Post, tackling “fake news” and creating a platform to decide which stories [or narratives or scripts] are questionable and which ones aren’t.
“I have watched incredulous as the CIA’s blatant Lie has grown and grown as a media story – blatant because the CIA has made no attempt whatsoever to substantiate it. There is no Russian involvement in the leaks of emails showing Clinton’s corruption.” Craig Murray, the former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan . . . called the CIA claims “bullshit,” adding: “They are absolutely making it up.” “I know who leaked them,” Murray said. “I’ve met the person who leaked them, and they are certainly not Russian and it’s an insider. It’s a leak, not a hack; the two are different things.”
PropOrNot Provides the Spark
[T]he Hillary Clinton presidential campaign [DNC, etc.]: Already [especially since the leaks, and after a nationwide rigging scandal that the MSM would never focus on], Russian hacking was the centerpiece of the argument. Less than three weeks after Clinton’s defeat, The Washington Post’s Craig Timberg published a dubiously sourced report headlined, “Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News.’” The article hyped up a McCarthyite effort by a shadowy, anonymously run organization called PropOrNot to Blacklist some 200 American media outlets as Russian “online propaganda.”
[Actors] Committee to Investigate Russia: “We Are At War”
Acts of Rachel Maddow: All Russia. All The Time.
Acts of CNN to Olbermann to . . .
NBC News, to Claim Russia Supports Tulsi Gabbard, Relies on Firm
Just Caught Fabricating Russia Data for the Democratic Party
“But the whole story was a sham: the only ‘experts’ cited by NBC in support of its key claim was the firm, New Knowledge, that just got caught fabricating Russian troll accounts on behalf of the Democratic Party.” “New Knowledge boasted of its fabrications: ‘We orchestrated
an elaborate ‘false flag’ operation that planted the idea that the [Roy] Moore campaign was amplified on social media by a Russian botnet.’”
“Even more hilariously, the source [was] . . . New Knowledge.”
As with the First Draft Coalition, there is nothing hilarious about it.
Step by step, as scripted and staged, this is the next planned point:
NBC News, world stage, boldly crammed into everyone’s faces. It is no longer a “McCarthyite environment of Russia hysteria”; it is now, blatantly, beyond. “This article is of course [obscenely] absurd.” Yes, and this is where/when they know that most know what is actually taking place. It is time, their time, the very time “they” concocted. And, anyone who dares stand for or speak Truth to Power will be targeted – obviously, ruthlessly, soullessly.
Aaron Maté on Russiagate
Aaron Maté: I’ll never forget Maddow did a segment where she’s talking about some alleged Russian trolls interfering on Bernie Sanders’ fan club page, and she called it international warfare against our country, and so on. And I’ll never forget Rob Reiner, who helped set up this neocon Hollywood group called the Committee to Investigate Russia. Rob Reiner on MSNBC said that the Russians are in our bloodstream.
Yes, much (truth) was (eventually) undoubtedly revealed.
Yet, the (ongoing) campaign was (still) a Total Success (in many facets).