Am I a Kremlin Agent for Publicizing Hillary’s High Crimes?
by Stephen Lendman
RT (Russia Today) provides credible news, information and analysis. The latest fake news CIA/NSA/FBI report on nonexistent Russian US election hacking disgracefully accused the news agency of “serving as a platform for Kremlin messaging to Russian and international audiences,” adding:
“Russian media made increasingly favorable comments about President-elect Trump as the 2016 US general and primary election campaigns progressed while consistently offering negative coverage of Secretary Clinton.”
Late last year, Obama signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. It calls for establishing an interagency committee to counter nonexistent Russian meddling in the internal affairs by other countries – including by (nonexistent) media manipulation, disinformation and other forms of fake news, a US and media scoundrel specialty.
The law authorizes the committee to counter nonexistent “measures by Russia to exert covert influence, including exposing falsehoods, agents of influence, corruption, human rights abuses, terrorism and assassinations carried out by the security services or political elites of the Russian Federation or their proxies.”
It calls truth-telling fake news, threatening speech, independent media and academic freedom – the hallmark of tyranny, wanting views contrary to official ones suppressed.
Moscow was falsely accused of hacking DNC emails and interfering with America’s electoral process – despite no evidence proving it, just baseless accusations, part of longstanding Russia bashing, along with an attempt to delegitimize Trump’s election.
Does supporting Moscow’s peace, stability, and multi-world polarity agenda, according to rule of law principles, make me anti-American, a Kremlin agent?
RT was blamed, in part, for nonexistent Russian meddling in America’s election process – for its journalism the way it’s supposed to be.
Do independent writers like myself share blame? Do freely expressed views contrary to mainstream ones constitute criminality?
Is truth-telling Russian propaganda? Does it threaten US national security? If supporting one US presidential candidate over another is unlawful, America’s entire media establishment, along with individual talking heads and many others are guilty.
Far worst is rendering First Amendment rights null and void, criminalizing the right to express views freely – the death knell of any free society.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at email@example.com.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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