The NYT Joins the Fake News Chorus Accusing Russia of French Election Meddling
by Stephen Lendman
No evidence suggests Russian interference with US, French or other elections. Reality doesn’t stand in the way of false accusations – part of deplorable Russia bashing.
The NYT supports virtually every tinpot despot Washington considers a valued ally, while deploring independent democrats it opposes.
Headlining “Meddling in the French Election,” Times editors quoted Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr’s Big Lie, claiming Russia is “actively involved in the French elections” – no evidence offered. None exists.
Times editors bashed Le Pen for meeting with Putin in Moscow last month. She responsibly wants improved relations – anathema to most Western politicians and media scoundrels like The Times.
It supports establishment favorite Macron. He falsely accused RT International and Sputnik News of reporting fake news about him – truth-telling about the French election not going down well with his campaign.
The Times: “Russian disinformation (sic) get(s) recycled on social media…If (Moscow) is…conducting hacking operations to affect the outcome of the French election, (its) authorities have every right to take strong measures…And social media companies should take steps to fact-check dubious content.
Fact: As usual, The Times has things upside down – calling truth-telling “disinformation,” while fake news it and other media scoundrels feature is considered accurate reporting.
Fact: False accusations of Russian election meddling were repeatedly debunked. None occurred in America, France or anywhere else. The absence of credible evidence is proof positive.
The Times: “(T)he best defense against Russian meddling is to expose it for what it is.”
Fact: The Times keeps beating a dead horse. It’s maliciously anti-Russia, anti-everything and everyone challenging US imperial lawlessness.
The best way to stay uninformed and misinformed is by following its reports daily, along with other media scoundrels – paid to lie, not accurately explain what everyone needs to know on issues mattering most.
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