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Hypocrisy of Russia-Did-It Stories Is Hard to Stomach

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  • While it’s plausible that the Russians or even Russia was involved, it’s a very long way from proven, different agencies dispute it, all the sources we’re reading are anonymous and the assessments themselves are secret.
  • Meddling in other countries’ elections is an exciting adventure–when it’s the United States doing the meddling.

Janine Jackson, Fairness & Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

http://evergreenedigest.org/sites/default/files/Fake%20Media.jpg December 15, 2016  It is, of course, worth knowing what involvement any other country might have had in the US election, but elite media’s consumption with the Russia-did-it storyline so far is discouraging to say the least.

The Intercept‘s Sam Biddle (12/14/16) has a breakdown of what public evidence there is that Russia was behind hacks of DNC email accounts. He concludes that while it’s plausible that the Russians or even Russia, was involved, it’s a very long way from proven, different agencies dispute it, all the sources we’re reading are anonymous and the assessments themselves are secret.

Janine Jackson is the program director of FAIR and the producer and host of CounterSpin.

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Craig Murray: Russia Played No Role At All In The Email Leaks, interviewed by David Swanson, David Swanson, Talk Nation Radio / Dandelion Salad

Murray explains that he has met the leaker of either the DNC or Podesta emails and that both sets of emails were leaked by one or more people at either the NSA or the Democratic Party, that Russia played no role at all.

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