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Propaganda 101: The New York Times pumps another ‘evil Russia’ plot

Discussion in 'Latest Political News and Current Events' started by AIL, Oct 12, 2019 at 3:40 PM.

  1. AIL

    AIL Jet fuel that's a good one.

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    This lying scumbag newspaper is the source of Propaganda in the USA .
    If you want to be a truly independent nation you can not have your news networks TV radio and newspapers owned by foreigners or Duel citizens should be allowed to own the news media.
    You have to be sure that your news media is working only for your interest and not inchoate's with other nations.


    Propaganda 101: The New York Times pumps another ‘evil Russia’ plot


    By Finian Cunningham

    October 10, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - The “newspaper of record” New York Times arguably holds the record for peddling anti-Russia scare stories. This week the NY Times delivered yet another classic spook tale dressed as serious news.

    Among its splash articles, under the headline ‘Top Secret Russian Unit Seeks to Destabilize Europe, Security Officials Say’, readers were told of an elite Russian spy team which has, allegedly, only recently been discovered.

    It’s called “Unit 29155” and purportedly directed by the Kremlin to “destabilize Europe” with “subversion, sabotage and assassination.”

    According to the NY Times, this crack squad of Russia’s most ruthless military intelligence agents were involved in an attempted assassination of an arms dealer in Bulgaria in 2015; the destabilization of Moldova; a failed coup against the Montenegrin government; and the alleged poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal in England last year.

    The article states: “Western security officials have now concluded that these operations, and potentially many others, are part of a coordinated and ongoing campaign to destabilize Europe, executed by an elite unit inside the Russian intelligence system skilled in subversion, sabotage and assassination.

    The NY Times adds: “The purpose of Unit 29155, which has not been previously reported, underscores the degree to which the Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, is actively fighting the West with his brand of so-called hybrid warfare — a blend of propaganda, hacking attacks and disinformation — as well as open military confrontation.

    This is all because, the readers are told, “The Kremlin sees Russia as being at war with a Western liberal order that it views as an existential threat.

    In response, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov dismissed it as more of the “pulp fiction category” which Western news media have manufactured with seeming increasing intensity over recent years. Peskov pointed out that Moscow has repeatedly stated its desire to normalize relations with Western states and the European Union in particular, contradicting the theme of the NY Times’ piece.

    Indeed, the Russian Embassy in Britain recently published a compilation of false articles peddled by Western media over the past four years. The NY Times features prominently as one of the main purveyors of scare stories about alleged malign Russian activities, from hacking into presidential elections, to targeting American power grids, to covert collusion with President Donald Trump.

    For students of Propaganda 101, this week’s tale makes a case study of how disinformation is disseminated in the guise of “news reporting.

    First of all, the NY Times reporter, Michael Schwirtz, gives a meandering account of lurid dirty deeds performed in various international locations allegedly carried out by the supposed “elite” Kremlin hybrid warriors. But tellingly, there are no details evidencing Russian involvement. It’s all lurid speculation spiced with fear-mongering, which reads like a pallid John le Carré spy novel.

    Then, the usual giveaway that the NY Times is engaging in disinformation, it quotes anonymous security officials for apparent verification of its claims about “Unit 29155”. This is tacit admission of who the real authors are: Western spooks.

    Next, a neat effort to give the lame story some legs is to quote named public figures. But these sources don’t confirm the existence of the alleged Kremlin unit; they are merely invited to speculate on its existence and presumed malign purpose. One of those named sources is MI6 chief Alex Younger. Yes, that’s right, the paper of record is quoting British military intelligence as a reliable source for public information. Another named source is Peter Zwack, who is described as a former US military intelligence officer who worked at the American Embassy in Moscow. Zwack is quoted as describing Russians as “organically ruthless” (whatever that means), while the paper actually admits that “he was not aware of the unit’s existence.

    The purpose of throwing a few names into the reporting mix is to lend a veneer of credibility to the nebulous, unverifiable, scary stuff that the anonymous spooks feed the reporter.

    A special mention must be given to a third named source quoted by the NY Times. He is Eerik-Niiles Kross, an Estonian lawmaker and former military intelligence chief in Tallinn. He styles himself as “Estonia’s James Bond,” and is known for his salacious Russophobic warnings of “imminent invasion of the Baltic states” – over the past three decades. Kross is quoted to speculate on the existence of the alleged Kremlin hybrid warfare unit. Of course, he dutifully serves up his notorious anti-Russian fear-mongering. But he is not confirming. His speculation is pseudo-validation of information that is essentially fictional.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/52373.htm
     
  2. YouCantHandleDaTruth

    YouCantHandleDaTruth Governor

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    "Benedict" Donald Trump was caught Red handed soliciting collusion from a foreign nation and as usual it goes right back to benefiting Russia.

    Nothing the NYT does now is going to change the narrative that the (R)epublican Party is now the Russian Party

    Too bad so sad for MAGA Suckers
     
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  3. Spamature

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    This reads like propaganda itself. Also the author works for RT. The propaganda arm of the Russian govt.

    https://www.rt.com/op-ed/authors/Finian-Cunningham/

    So you might want to stop attacking the free press in America in defense of Russian govt media.
     
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  4. AIL

    AIL Jet fuel that's a good one.

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    NONE of the Jewish owned news-media ever published the obvious inference by Israel in US elections..


    Israeli intervention in US elections overwhelms anything Russia has done, claims Chomsky.

    https://canadiandimension.com/artic...ctions-overwhelms-anything-russia-has-done-cl


    Pro-Israel donors spent over $22m on lobbying and contributions in 2018

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...ver-22m-on-lobbying-and-contributions-in-2018

     

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