Lies and Propoganda

I’m shocked, really, that the Left is desperate enough to accuse the Right of being tools of the Russians. Calling is “racist,” is old news. But Russian dupes? And they can say all this with a straight face. Here’s what the NewYorker said (not exactly a mouthpiece of the Right):

To PropOrNot, simply exhibiting a pattern of beliefs outside the political
mainstream is enough to risk being labelled a Russian propagandist. Indeed,
the list of “propaganda outlets” has included respected left-leaning
publications like CounterPunch and Truthdig, as well as the right-wing
behemoth Drudge Report. The list is so broad that it can reveal absolutely
nothing about the structure or pervasiveness of Russian propaganda. “It’s so
incredibly scattershot,” Higgins told me. “If you’ve ever posted a
pro-Russian post on your site, ever, you’re Russian propaganda.” In a
scathing takedown on The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald and Ben Norton wrote
that PropOrNot “embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy, but without
the courage to attach individual names to the blacklist.”

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