New Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In American Politics

The Integrity Initiative mobilized an international disinformation campaign across Europe. Now, with government and right-wing foundation money, this massive “political smear unit” is infiltrating the US. By Max Blumenthal and Mark Ames GrayZone Jan 8, 2019 A bombshell domestic spy scandal has been unfolding in Britain, after hacked internal communications exposed a covert UK state … Continue reading New Documents Reveal a Covert British Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In American Politics

That sophisticated, specific Russian 2016 voter targeting effort doesn’t seem to exist

by  Philip Bump  Washington Post Jan 9, 2019 The revelation on Tuesday that Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, shared polling data with a colleague in Ukraine who had ties to Russian intelligence predictably kicked up a furor of speculation about the significance of the move. This is what one of the Russia-Trump collusion scenarios looks like: … Continue reading That sophisticated, specific Russian 2016 voter targeting effort doesn’t seem to exist

Failed Neoliberal Policies Caused Low African American Turnout in 2016 – Not Russians

by JEREMY KUZMAROV Counterpunch Dec 21, 2018 The New York Times and other “liberal” media persisted this week with their yellow journalism regarding Russia, giving great publicity to two reports asserting that Russian trolls targeted African American voters over social media in their alleged attempt to elect Donald Trump. The reports were issued by a Cyber Security … Continue reading Failed Neoliberal Policies Caused Low African American Turnout in 2016 – Not Russians

Bigoted Paternalism Behind “Russians Targeted African-Americans” NY Times Article

by TEODROSE FIKRE Ghion Journal Dec 17, 2018 The outlandish “Russian interference” narrative just took a turn from the banal to blatantly disrespectful. For the past two years, the punditry on the supposed left have been peddling the lie that the thousands of dollars spent on Facebook and Google ads—purportedly at the behest of Putin—had … Continue reading Bigoted Paternalism Behind “Russians Targeted African-Americans” NY Times Article

Russophobia and the Specter of War

  by CARL BOGGS Counterpunch Dec 19, 2018 Could global warming pose the greatest threat to the future of life on the planet?  Quite possibly, if we believe the international (and scientific) consensus, despite a widening stratum of debunkers, deniers, and skeptics.  What about the prospects of thermonuclear war between the United States and Russia, two … Continue reading Russophobia and the Specter of War

Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice

  by ALAN MACLEOD FAIRNESS & ACCURACY IN REPORTING Dec 3, 2018 In what has been described as potentially the biggest story of the year, the Guardian’s Luke Harding (11/27/18) reported last week Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, held a series of secret talks with WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange. These meetings were said … Continue reading Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice