Does anyone grasp how terrifying this is? A shadowy group, promoted by the Washington Post is trying McCarthy era tactics on anyone who disagrees with their party line, those of us who think the entire story about Russia hijacking the election.
They want the FBI to investigate anyone writing online (myself included) who is promoting Russian propaganda.
“…Labeling everyone who dissents or questions the ruling elite’s narrative as tools of an enemy power is classic McCarthy-era witch-hunting, i.e. a broad-brush way of marginalizing and silencing critics with an accusation that is easy to fabricate but difficult to prove.
Such unsupported slander is a classic propaganda technique. It has more in common with Nazi propaganda than with real journalism.
The real useful-idiot shills are the editors and hacks paid by the Washington Post, who are busy penning articles such as “Why the electoral college should choose Hillary Clinton”. Isn’t this fundamentally a call to over-ride the Constitutional framework of the republic’s democracy?
In other words, the ruling elite’s candidate lost, so let’s subvert democracy to “right this terrible wrong” that was wrought by fed-up debt-serfs.
Substitution is a useful technique to reveal propaganda: if Trump had lost by a thin margin, would the The Washington Post publish an article “Why the electoral college should choose Donald Trump”?
Any site suggesting such an outlandish subversion of American democracy would of course by labeled Russian-controlled propaganda by The Washington Post. In other words, it’s OK for the organs of Imperial Propaganda to call for the subversion of the Constitution, but if someone else dares to do so, you know the drill: they’re labeled a tool of Russian propaganda.
Just as a reminder, this is the status quo / ruling elite’s handiwork The Washington Post shills/propagandists support: a status quo of institutionalized privilege, corruption and systemically soaring wealth and income inequality…”
They are going after both the left, libertarian, and right. The bottom line is they are attempting to use the FBI to literally silence those of us who have been trying to expose the Clinton-Soros machine. I don’t care what your politics are, I suggest you open your eyes and see what is happening here. This is neither a right or left issue.
“…In casting the group behind this website as “experts,” the Post described PropOrNot simply as “a nonpartisan collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds.” Not one individual at the organization is named. The executive director is quoted, but only on the condition of anonymity, which the Post said it was providing the group “to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.”
In other words, the individuals behind this newly created group are publicly branding journalists and news outlets as tools of Russian propaganda – even calling on the FBI to investigate them for espionage – while cowardly hiding their own identities. The group promoted by the Post thus embodies the toxic essence of Joseph McCarthy but without the courage to attach their names to their blacklist. Echoing the Wisconsin Senator, the group refers to its lengthy collection of sites spouting Russian propaganda as “The List.”…”
It is rapidly becoming a freedom issue.
When a group promote by the Washington Post is suggesting that people install a plugin to their Google Chrome to see if you are surfing a Russian propaganda site, it is terrifying.
What I find ironic is that liberals rush to check everything with Snoops, no matter how often they are told it is biased. Polifact is biased. Well…. this anti-propoganda group is now stating they are ‘safe’ and not being hacked by so-called Russian agents.
This is not a joke. It is not insanity. It is happening right now. They are literally coming for anyone who dares express an contrary opinion. One of their primary Russian propaganda sites is Zero Hedge, an excellent financial blog. Heck, they are even after the Drudge Report, stating that Matt Drudge is promoting Russian propaganda. Do you know how terrifying this is?
When you follow the bouncing ball, it is obvious the campaign to damn anyone who objects to what is going on in the world a Russian agent is also being used by the EU and Angela Merkel.
What is going on here is downright dangerous. On Sunday morning, I was listening to someone on one of the news shows explaining how those evil Russian propagandists hijack the news. He explained how the KGB (yea, I know, it went defunct ages ago) generates propaganda. It is printed in a selected news source. Someone else then picks it up at the KGB’s behest, and runs it. Suddenly, it is viable news. Then duplicitous American dupes, such as moi, link to it, spreading the anti-Clinton propaganda. Dang, I never realized I would become a Soviet agent.
“…Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery — including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of Web sites and social-media accounts — echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.
Two teams of independent researchers found that the Russians exploited American-made technology platforms to attack U.S. democracy at a particularly vulnerable moment, as an insurgent candidate harnessed a wide range of grievances to claim the White House. The sophistication of the Russian tactics may complicate efforts by Facebook and Google to crack down on “fake news,” as they have vowed to do after widespread complaints about the problem….”
Google plans to destroy the page rank of any of us spreading Russian propaganda. I just don’t understand why more people aren’t truly upset about this. I know I am. The left likes to damn Donald Trump as fascist, but, well, they are the ones endangering our freedom. I’m scared. You should also be terrified.