Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Patrick Henningsen — The Fake News About Fake News

The Washington Post’s McCarthyistic conspiracy theory implicating some 200 Web sites in an alleged Russian propaganda network continues to spread across mainstream media despite being debunked, as in Patrick Henningsen’s report.
While this edit ploy is ostensibly about further demonizing Russia and anyone that can be tarred with being in any way associated, it appears to me that this a media barrage coming from Clinton supporters that are trying to discredit the election. This seems to be a response to what Hillary Clinton claimed was a "vast right-wing conspiracy" during Bill's presidency. Now it appears they are trying to turn the table with a matching conspiracy to "fight fire with fire."

This incident is just part of an emerging pattern to divide the country and undermine the legitimacy of the Trump presidency. This also appears to be an attempt on the part of the Establishment to discredit alternative news sources, including but not limited to the blogosphere. It's still unfolding so we will get to find out more as "the battle for minds and hearts" heats up. It seems to be headed way beyond ordinary persuasion.

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