Listen to a reading of this article: Research conducted by New York University's Center for Social Media and Politics into Russian trolling behavior on Twitter in the lead-up to the 2016 US presidential election has found "no evidence of a meaningful relationship between exposure to the Russian foreign influence campaign and changes in attitudes, polarization, or voting behavior."
1. Most self-styled journalists are in fact glorified PR agents. They have the same function as Renaissance courtiers, but without the colorful outfits or the self-awareness that they in fact perform a similar function with respect to power as fluffers.
2. The much-hyped Mueller Report states that the Internet Research Agency was a "commercial operation". The DoJ was forced to dismiss its much ballyhooed indictment under threat of judicial sanctions, when it was unable to demonstrate any link between the Agency and the Russian government.
In other words, we ramped up tensions with a nuclear power over a click bait troll farm.
3. Even taking the allegations of Muh Foreign Influence as given, all this boils down to is that no Russian person ever may express an opinion or preferred outcome regarding U.S. elections or policy, lest some unsuspecting American overhear and be led astray.
This is doubly ironic, considering that the United States has by far the largest and most sophisticated propaganda apparatus of all time.
"Journalists" are boot-licking soy bugmen and karens. As Orwell said, "He was a fattish but active man of paralysing stupidity, a mass of imbecile enthusiasms – one of those completely unquestioning, devoted drudges on whom, more even than on the Thought Police, the stability of the Party depended." NYT Editor Carlos Tejada "died suddenly" the day after getting a booster, but the NYT will never investigate its Big Pharma Masters: https://yuribezmenov.substack.com/p/how-to-spot-a-soy-bugman-part-2
The best argument that explodes the myth of foreign interference in US politics in general, and US elections in particular, is the fact that after any election since 1962 US foreign policy has not changed. At least not noteworthy.
Only one country has meddled in every US election since 1964. I call it the little squatter state in the Middle East.
The title alone was enough to make me like this.
And apparently we, or many of us, never grow out of being susceptible to peer pressure the way I used to think we did.
There may be fawning mutual support among Western journalists, but they are playing ultimately to the shadow state, and their fraternal kudos are a form of denial: it allows them to feel they are autonomous free -thinking supporters of a superior system, when they are nothing but pawns and liars.
I wonder what sort of dream land these MSM fake ass journalist who just spew out what they are told to say like puppets live in. Must not be much of a dream land being they seem to have no mind of their own.
The difference between the Roman empire and the US empire? The Romans knew they lived in an empire. Acknowledging the truth, taking the red pill, waking up can feel very uncomfortable.
"Cloistered incestuous circle jerk" may possibly be the most accurate analogy ever. And it rolls right off the tongue. I mean, you want to wash your tongue afterward, but still...very effective. In all seriousness, it really does say it all. Thanks for all the analysis. You really hit the nail on the head so many times.
Lackies, boot lickers, Stasi, snitches, congenital liars, ass kissers, weasels, bottom dwellers, low life, rats who willingly live in the sewer and describe it as paradise.
The Washington Post's readership, to be honest, appears to be a bunch of nut cases without hope, at least judging from comment threads... so, at least in this sense, there is little Starks could have done :)
Western journalist acting toadying toe the line of their tycoon bosses. They are receiving lucrative salaries, millions of dollars, to acting slavishly, these journalists even adopted their bosses mentality. Corporate control media and the production and the dissemination of news. We are bombarded every day by the plan lesson of corporate war industry outlet of communication, CIA, Pentagon, and their branches of government that are acting in tandem to shape our reasoning and views.
The narrative machines across our corrupt society have become so entrenched, they're all many know, both the victims and the sycophant functionaries. As easy to believe them incapable of reasoning outside of it, as deliberately duplicitous. They can justify the censorship of any dissonant suggestion, with unexamined reactionary self-righteousness and amplify the most unlikely lie without a thought, assuring the approval of their echo chambers and paymasters.
And any who confront their hypocrisy, are the pariah in this upside-down, fatally flawed horror show. Reasoned assessment of the trends over decades and especially our accellerated corruption since they got away with the '08 financial criminality, cause me to believe it's now time to turn to #DirectAction for #Essential Needs and forge #TrustedCommunities.
And please get, there's no reason to believe the machine will change course significantly. The steering is being done, by unaddressed, inherent, human irrationality, being manipulated by psychopathic narcissism and greed, unfettered by any effective, timely countering process. We're undergoing the empire's collapse accelerating, yet filtered by endless denial.
Not even journalists, copy typists. and cowards.
"The most important reporting a journalist can do in the western world today is help expose the lies, propaganda and malpractice of other western journalists and news outlets. But that is also the last thing a western journalist is ever likely to do, because western journalists seek praise and approval not from the public, but from other western journalists."
Spot on. What has the public's right to know got to do with their journalistic efforts? Nada it seems. Journalists in the mainstream media/propaganda farms exist only for the sole pleasure of their corporate masters. Bootlicking doesn't come close to what they're doing. You were correct to call it a "circle jerk," except you'd have to include the corporate masters in the circle as well.
We as a people through our tacit programmed support, have bred generations of sociopaths that are raised up through the ranks to become influencers of our own programming, through the cult of personality. Totalitarian Feed back loop.
Stop birthing psychopaths. Only women can stop the lemming like march toward total trans-humanism by not nurturing Psychopaths. We are all being used.
Just commenting for a friend.
Empire collapsing? Not yet. Don't kid yourself.