A detailed study of claims by the controlled media that Russia “interfered” in the recent U.S. Presidential election shows that the allegations are completely devoid of any factual foundation—and are a perfect example of “fake news” being put out by the anti-Russian, and anti-Trump media mafia.
The hullabaloo started with a report in the Jeff Bezos-owned Washington Post, which announced that a “secret CIA assessment” said Russia was “trying to help Trump win.”
The report claims that a CIA “briefing” said that “individuals with connections to the Russian government” provided WikiLeaks with thousands of hacked emails from the Democratic National Committee—which were then supposedly used to undermine the Clinton campaign.
The Washington Post said that “officials described the individuals as actors known to the intelligence community and part of a wider Russian operation to boost Trump and hurt Clinton’s chances.”
A closer inspection of this story, however, reveals that the Washington Post’s headline was a sensationalist exaggeration and that the article itself admitted—deep within its own copy—the reality that there were actually no facts to back up this claim.
This inconvenient detail did not prevent the controlled media from presenting the claim as “fact” to the world, and in true syndication style, the claim that “Russia interfered in the election” has now been repeated in major articles worldwide, including the Daily Mail, the Guardian, the Times of Israel, the Washington Examiner, the New York Daily News, The Hill, Time, NPR, the International Business Times, the Huffington Post, the Chicago Tribune, ABC News, the Irish Times, CNN, NBC News, the New York Times, Business Insider, the Los Angeles Times, Sky News, CBS News, the Toronto Star, Malta Today, the BBC, and almost every other major “news” outlet in Europe, Australia, Asia, and New Zealand.
All of these outlets repeated the headline and first few paragraphs of the Washington Post story—but then ignored the rest of the article.
The reason for this is clear: buried deep within the original article is a clear admission that there is no evidence at all for the sensationalist headline.
“The CIA presentation to senators about Russia’s intentions fell short of a formal U.S. assessment produced by all 17 intelligence agencies,” the Washington Post confessed—ten paragraphs into its story.
“For example, intelligence agencies do not have specific intelligence showing officials in the Kremlin ‘directing’ the identified individuals to pass the Democratic emails to WikiLeaks, a second senior U.S. official said,” that newspaper added in the eleventh paragraph.
The paper went on to say that current president Barack Obama had now commissioned a “report” into the matter, and wanted it completed before he leaves office on January 20.
In addition to this, the controlled media ignored the Wikileaks email leaks as part of their blanket pro-Clinton campaign during the election itself—making a mockery of their claims that the leaks played a major role in Trump’s election victory.
The “Russia interfered” claim is obviously part of the ongoing controlled media campaign against Russia, which has of late included brazen attempts to incite the Western public into a war against that nation.
It is all fake news of the worst sort, the type that all objective observers have come to expect from the controlled media.