So The Washington Post thoroughly embarrassed itself this weekend, with a ridiculous 'scoop' citing the neoconservative Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) think tank and some anonymous pro-Ukrainian government trolls claim that 'Russian propaganda' MAY have swung the election from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. And that Russian hackers, trolls and bots together with Kremlin funded media outlets like RT or Sputnik effectively acted as a 'super PAC' for the Trump campaign.
To the Russia Analyst's surprise, the response has been so vociferous to this low rate 21st century McCarthyism that many of the 'respectable' Russophobes supported by the Establishment, such as Michael 'Daeshbag' Weiss of The Daily Beast and the Atlantic Council/Soros/foreign government funded British OSINT shyster Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat have quickly disavowed any connection to the shady @PropOrNot organization. So too, has Andrew Aaron Weisburd, a former semi-professional troll for the Internet Haganah website which harassed pro-Palestinian activists, despite @PropOrNot using his material.
But is there more to this story than meets the eye? Of course there is -- and the Russia Analyst suggests investigative journalists who don't like getting smeared by @PropOrNot focus on the nexus between increasingly desperate Kiev oligarchs, Soros/Media Matters for America, and possibly even Clinton cronies at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).Read More