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Canada to Pay Heavy Price for Trudeau’s Groupie Role in US Banditry Against China

Trudeau would had to have known about the impending plot to snatch Huawei CFO Wanzhou and moreover that he personally signed off on it.

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Authored by Finian Cunningham via The Strategic Culture Foundation:


You do have to wonder about the political savvy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his government. The furious fallout from China over the arrest of a senior telecoms executive is going to do severe damage to Canadian national interests.

Trudeau’s fawning over American demands is already rebounding very badly for Canada’s economy and its international image.

The Canadian arrest – on behalf of Washington – of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese telecom giant Huawei, seems a blatant case of the Americans acting politically and vindictively. If the Americans are seen to be acting like bandits, then the Canadians are their flunkies.

Wanzhou was detained on December 1 by Canadian federal police as she was boarding a commercial airliner in Vancouver. She was reportedly handcuffed and led away in a humiliating manner which has shocked the Chinese government, media and public.

The business executive has since been released on a $7.4 million bail bond, pending further legal proceedings. She is effectively being kept under house arrest in Canada with electronic ankle tagging.

To add insult to injury, it is not even clear what Wanzhou is being prosecuted for. The US authorities have claimed that she is guilty of breaching American sanctions against Iran by conducting telecoms business with Tehran. It is presumed that the Canadians arrested Wanzhou at the request of the Americans. But so far a US extradition warrant has not been filed. That could take months. In the meantime, the Chinese businesswoman will be living under curfew, her freedom denied.

Canadian legal expert Christopher Black says there is no juridical case for Wanzhou’s detention. The issue of US sanctions on Iran is irrelevant and has no grounds in international law. It is simply the Americans applying their questionable national laws on a third party. Black contends that Canada has therefore no obligation whatsoever to impose those US laws regarding Iran in its territory, especially given that Ottawa and Beijing have their own separate bilateral diplomatic relations.

In any case, what the real issue is about is the Americans using legal mechanisms to intimidate and beat up commercial rivals. For months now, Washington has made it clear that it is targeting Chinese telecoms rivals as commercial competitors in a strategic sector. US claims about China using telecoms for “spying” and “infiltrating” American national security are bogus propaganda ruses to undermine these commercial rivals through foul means.

It also seems clear from US President Donald Trump’s unsubtle comments this week to Reuters, saying he would “personally intervene” in the Meng case “if it helped trade talks with China”, that the Huawei executive is being dangled like a bargaining chip. It was a tacit admission by Trump that the Americans really don’t have a legal case against her.

Canada’s foreign minister Chrystia Freeland bounced into damage limitation mode following Trump’s thuggish comments. She said that the case should not be “politicized” and that the legal proceedings should not be tampered with. How ironic is that?

The whole affair has been politicized from the very beginning. Meng’s arrest, or as Christopher Black calls it “hostage-taking”, is driven by Washington’s agenda of harassment against China for commercial reasons, under a legal pretext purportedly about Iranian sanctions.

When Trump revealed the cynical expediency of him “helping to free Wanzhou”, then the Canadians realized they were also being exposed for the flunkies that they are for American banditry. That’s why Freeland was obliged to quickly adopt the fastidious pretense of legal probity.

Canadian premier Justin Trudeau has claimed that he wasn’t aware of the American request for Wanzhou’s detention. Trudeau is being pseudo. For such a high-profile infringement against a senior Chinese business leader, Ottawa must have been fully briefed by the Americans. Christopher Black, the legal expert, believes that Trudeau would had to have known about the impending plot to snatch Wanzhou and moreover that he personally signed off on it.

What Trudeau and his government intended to get out of performing this sordid role for American thuggery is far from clear. Maybe after being verbally mauled by Trump as “weak and dishonest” at the G7 summit earlier this year, in June, Trudeau decided it was best to roll over and be a good little puppy for the Americans in their dirty deed against China.

But already it has since emerged that Canada is going to pay a very heavy price indeed for such dubious service to Washington. Beijing has warned that it will take retaliation against both Washington and Ottawa. And it is Ottawa that is more vulnerable to severe repercussions.

This week saw two Canadian citizens, one a former diplomat, detained in China on spying charges.

Canadian business analysts are also warning that Beijing can inflict harsh economic penalties on Ottawa. An incensed Chinese public have begun boycotting Canadian exports and sensitive Canadian investments in China are now at risk from being blocked by Beijing. A proposed free trade deal that was being negotiated between Ottawa and Beijing now looks dead in the water.

And if Trudeau’s government caves in to the excruciating economic pressure brought to bear by Beijing and then abides by China’s demand to immediately release Meng Wanzhou, Ottawa will look like a pathetic, gutless lackey to Washington. Canada’s reputation of being a liberal, independent state will be shredded. Even then the Chinese are unlikely to forget Trudeau’s treachery.

With comic irony, there’s a cringemaking personal dimension to this unseemly saga.

During the 197os when Trudeau’s mother Margaret was a thirty-something socialite heading for divorce from his father, then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, she was often in the gossip media for indiscretions at nightclubs. Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards claims in his autobiography that Margaret Trudeau was a groupie for the band, having flings with Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood. Her racy escapades and louche lifestyle brought shame to many Canadians.

Poor Margaret Trudeau later wound up divorced, disgraced, financially broke and scraping a living from scribbling tell-all books.

Justin, her eldest son, is finding out that being a groupie for Washington’s banditry is also bringing disrepute for him and his country.

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UBEEN HAD
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UBEEN HAD

2019 elections can’t come soon enough so we rid this thing out of office.

Raymond Comeau
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Raymond Comeau

If you familiarize yourself with Canada’s elections ( and Political parties, you will realize there is nothing much to choose from)!

Platon
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Platon

As if you have any other choices! Name them.

Cap
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Cap

He will be voted back in…Canadians have a strange way of showing their dislike of their leaders by voting them back in for a second term… then complain about it.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

Oh, Canada…there is a Spanish saying…tell me with whom you hang around and I’ll tell you who you are. Doing yourself a great disservice by sucking up to the Yankees – the ‘dear’ neighbours to the South.

Penny Currah
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margaret trudea is the sole hier to the Sinclair fortune. She was never broke.

Tom Welsh
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Tom Welsh

“A proposed free trade deal that was being negotiated between Ottawa and Beijing now looks dead in the water”.

Ironic, eh? So that Trump can gain leverage in his “trade war” against China, Canada loses its chances of a trade agreement with China.

Of course, you just have to ask yourself how much that will bother Trump – or anyone in Washington.

Brigitte Meier
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Brigitte Meier

We all share in China’s outrage: a US president arresting the daughter of the founder of China’s second largest tech company and right after Huawei came out with a new phone with features surpassing Apple’s iPhone. The desire to humiliate China is self-evident, but the primary reason was to use Meng as a bargaining chip – that is in essence a human shield for extortion and blackmail. The methods of the Mafia and ISIS used by a US president! Xi hit back with the usual Chinese subtle depth: by arresting two Canadians, he pushed Trump into his own double bind:… Read more »

Antony Manolis
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Antony Manolis

In 2017 the USA imposed 220% tax on Bombardier jets – essentially in an attempt to destroy the Canadian aviation industry. Now, we have lost any remote possibility of selling these jets to China – maybe through a reciprocal trade agreement. Further background – Trudeau (the father) allowed US deserters and draft dodgers to stay in Canada, despite protests from the US government. He stood up for Canada. Now we have ruined our future commercial relationship with China and become more dependent on the USA, which will continue to impose punitive taxes on any industry that rivals US industry, so… Read more »

AriusArmenian
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AriusArmenian

This will push China further into alliance with Russia. The US is already checkmated by the Russia/China alliance. The US is a moron that keeps doubling down on stupid.

Jets
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Jets

“But who still believes in the superiority of western democracy? And who still doubts that the world’s center of gravity moved to Asia?” Answer to your first question. Not too many people left on the planet, give or take a couple of hundred million (elites, others who still believe the MSM lies …) Answer to your second question. Not me and certainly not Kishore Mahbubani. Mr. Mahbubani has been a diplomat of the government of Singapore. He has written several books and watched the first interview they had on Dutch Television (VPRO Tegenlicht 1 september 2008). He has written a… Read more »

You can call me AL
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You can call me AL

Dont worry about the phones, they are second to Samsung (apple is third) and because of this behaviour by the US and Canada, I’ll be the sales will skyrocket.

The Realist
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The Realist

This is what happens when you piss off your neighbour & biggest ally. So sad. No more friends. Justin’s world is Fantasy Island.

AriusArmenian
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AriusArmenian

Trudeau is a sniveling moronic lapdog that does dirty work for the US.

Platon
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Platon

“Justin,her eldest son, groupie for Washington’s banditry.’ Nicely structured, Finian Cunningham, with ‘Band’ in “banditry” echoing ‘groupie’, the band called the Rolling Stones and Margaret with them, in flagrante delicto. There are many questions raised in this rich and intuitive study of the situation. One of them is ‘Did Justin know?’ I think that the fact that Justin does not de facto run the ‘Eye’ formerly known as Canada, George Soros’s agent, (Ukro-Fascist albino dwarf, Chrystia Freeland does), means that this could have been handled between Freeland and Bolton. Freeland is positioning herself to de jure take over Canada for… Read more »

Platon
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Platon

It is ironic that the illegitimate stepson of Pierre Eliot Trudeau, Justin Sinclair-Jagger-Castro, has spelled the death of Canada, just as his putative father, spelled its birth.

Canada was never intended to be more than a resource colony, (in modern parlance an “Eye”) but Pierre Eliot Trudeau, by a colossal act of the will, did, for a decade or two, wrench it into a nation.

Wrest in Peace, Canada.

Antony Manolis
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Antony Manolis

A little background on pertinent Canadian history The USA wanted to place nuclear weapons in Canada in the late 50’s early 60’s: Diefenbaker (a Conservative Prime Minister) said NO The USA wanted Canada to fight in Vietnam (Trudeau – the father) said NO and allowed draft dodgers and deserters to stay in Canada The USA wanted Canada to fight in Iraq, Jean Chretien (Prime Minister) said NO Then after the reign of Steven Harper Prime Minister (a Margaret Thatcher wannabe) we arrive to today’s Justin Trudeau and the sorry state of affairs that Canada find itself in. Justin Trudeau has… Read more »

Platon
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Platon

“Justin,her eldest son, groupie for Washington’s banditry.’ Nicely structured, Finian Cunningham, with ‘Band’ in “banditry” echoing ‘groupie’, the band called the Rolling Stones and Margaret with them, in flagrante delicto. There are many questions raised in this rich and intuitive study of the situation. One of them is ‘Did Justin know?’ I think that the fact that Justin does not de facto run the ‘Eye’ formerly known as Canada, (George Soros’s agent, Ukro-Fascist albino dwarf, Chrystia Freeland does), means that this could have been handled between Freeland and Bolton. Freeland is positioning herself to take over Canada de jure for… Read more »

Disgusted
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Disgusted

A lot of assumptions that don’t stack up with what I’m reading. All credibility evaporated when you demeaned Margaret. I’m no fan of Justin but this article is beyond the pale.

Platon
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Platon

Are you mentally ill yourself then?
Margaret never denied her mental illness.
In fact, she made a bit of a profession out of it.

Platon
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Platon

Apologies to the mods, if they exist and are not in Israel.
I had a busy day (chess) and my Edits ran out of time.
I assume that the latest edit is the correct one.
Plse fix if possible.

William Udy
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William Udy

Contrary to Trumps “Trudeau is weak” comment, true weakness is exhibited by Canada’s kowtowing to whatever Washington wants.

Normski
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Normski

Trudeau, you’ve only got yourself to blame. Shut up and grow a pair!.

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

I wonder whether Trudeau really did know. The CIA/deep state is perfectly capable of pulling this off without informing the Prime Minister. Look how they’ve made Trump into their slave. Even Trump! No leader is safe.

Sarah
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Sarah

This frog lickspittle is an embarrassment to Canada!!

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Trudeau is not mentally fit to be Prime Minister, however critical thinking and accepting factual reality (about Huawei) and rampant sophisticated IP Theft, from a nation famous as replicators, not innovators, and solely built up by the Greed of Western Multinationals:

Nortel hacked to pieces (from 2012):
https://business.financialpost.com/technology/nortel-hacked-to-pieces

Platon
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Platon

Blackberry was hacked to pieces in the reign Harper the First I believe. Not a finger was lifted to save it.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Nice. Copying, IP theft, and quickly using massive slave labour resources to produce and overwhelm all potential competition, to sell in the “First World”, is not ok.

A global uniform minimum wage standard would be true “Globalism” and put a swift end to these shenanigans.

Platon
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Platon

“…and rampant sophisticated IP Theft, from a nation famous as replicators, not innovators…”

I thought you were talking about the US. I was a bit shocked to discover you live in the very dark and false past when it comes to China.

It is the US that is
agreement-incapable and therefore competition and peace-incapable as well.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Globalism and the key nations’ policies, USA and China are both bad news. It is not, “You have to like one to dislike the other.”

Yellow vests end Globalist Exploiters, (CHINA, USA, EU) now!

Platon
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Platon

There is no question that Turdeau is barely warm when it comes to intellect. And what ambition he has seems to mostly stem from his wife and mother (at least they are two separate people, as is not the case with the other boy-king, Macron).

Wymyn [sic] will save the world Turdeau believes, as the Ukro-Fascist dwarf and Soros-contractee, Chrystia Freeland, his Foreign Minister, plots in the background.

Garuda Ronald
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Garuda Ronald

Garuda Ronald

Garuda Ronald
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Garuda Ronald

Christopher Black made some very good points, despite Trudeau’s air-headed auto OK of the US REQUEST warrants,Canada might have a chance, that chance is if the judge rules against the validity of the warrants. According to article lV for a charge to be extraditable, it must be illegal in both countries, and it must not be political. Canada has no law sanctioning Iran, and this is completely political.

Justin Taua
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Justin Taua

As already mentioned in Information Clearing House regarding the conduct of the Canadian State; I repeat my comment here in TheDuran. For a country that the US military seriously considered invading in the 1930’s, under the then proposed “Plan Red” to destroy the British Empire; Canada has been silenced into a state of mass amnesia about its relationship with its US neighbour. Not only has Canada been the butt of US jokes for more than 200 years, but it has always been a natural target of US resource plunder; with little return for Canada. Now Canada, like its Australian and… Read more »

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President Putin signs law blocking fake news, but the West makes more

Western media slams President Putin and his fake news law, accusing him of censorship, but an actual look at the law reveals some wisdom.

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The TASS Russian News Agency reported on March 18th that Russian President Vladimir Putin signed off on a new law intended to block distorted or untrue information being reported as news. Promptly after he did so, Western news organizations began their attempt to “spin” this event as some sort of proof of “state censorship” in the oppressive sense of the old Soviet Union. In other words, a law designed to prevent fake news was used to create more fake news.

One of the lead publications is a news site that is itself ostensibly a “fake news” site. The Moscow Times tries to portray itself as a Russian publication that is conducted from within Russian borders. However, this site and paper is really a Western publication, run by a Dutch foundation located in the Netherlands. As such, the paper and the website associated have a distinctly pro-West slant in their reporting. Even Wikipedia noted this with this comment from their entry about the publication:

In the aftermath of the Ukrainian crisis, The Moscow Times was criticized by a number of journalists including Izvestia columnist Israel Shamir, who in December 2014 called it a “militant anti-Putin paper, a digest of the Western press with extreme bias in covering events in Russia”.[3] In October 2014 The Moscow Times made the decision to suspend online comments after an increase in offensive comments. The paper said it disabled comments for two reasons—it was an inconvenience for its readers as well as being a legal liability, because under Russian law websites are liable for all content, including user-generated content like comments.[14]

This bias is still notably present in what is left of the publication, which is now an online-only news source. This is some of what The Moscow Times had to say about the new fake news legislation:

The bills amending existing information laws overwhelmingly passed both chambers of Russian parliament in less than two months. Observers and some lawmakers have criticized the legislation for its vague language and potential to stifle free speech.

The legislation will establish punishments for spreading information that “exhibits blatant disrespect for the society, government, official government symbols, constitution or governmental bodies of Russia.”

Insulting state symbols and the authorities, including Putin, will carry a fine of up to 300,000 rubles and 15 days in jail for repeat offenses.

As is the case with other Russian laws, the fines are calculated based on whether the offender is a citizen, an official or a legal entity.

More than 100 journalists and public figures, including human rights activist Zoya Svetova and popular writer Lyudmila Ulitskaya, signed a petition opposing the laws, which they labeled “direct censorship.”

This piece does give a bit of explanation from Dmitry Peskov, showing that European countries also have strict laws governing fake news distribution. However, the Times made the point of pointing out the idea of “insulting governmental bodies of Russia… including Putin” to bolster their claim that this law amounts to real censorship of the press. It developed its point of view based on a very short article from Reuters which says even less about the legislation and how it works.

However, TASS goes into rather exhaustive detail about this law, and it also gives rather precise wording on the reason for the law’s passage, as well as how it is to be enforced. We include most of this text here, with emphases added:

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law on blocking untrue and distorting information (fake news). The document was posted on the government’s legal information web portal.

The document supplements the list of information, the access to which may be restricted on the demand by Russia’s Prosecutor General or his deputies. In particular, it imposes a ban on “untrue publicly significant information disseminated in the media and in the Internet under the guise of true reports, which creates a threat to the life and (or) the health of citizens, property, a threat of the mass violation of public order and (or) public security, or the threat of impeding or halting the functioning of vital infrastructural facilities, transport or social infrastructure, credit institutions, energy, industrial or communications facilities.”

Pursuant to the document, in case of finding such materials in Internet resources registered in accordance with the Russian law on the mass media as an online media resource, Russia’s Prosecutor General or his deputies will request the media watchdog Roskomnadzor to restrict access to the corresponding websites.

Based on this request, Roskomnadzor will immediately notify the editorial board of the online media resource, which is in violation of the legislation, about the need to remove untrue information and the media resource will be required to delete such materials immediately. If the editorial board fails to take the necessary measures, Roskomnadzor will send communications operators “a demand to take measures to restrict access to the online resource.”

In case of deleting such untrue information, the website owner will notify Roskomnadzor thereof, following which the media watchdog will “hold a check into the authenticity of this notice” and immediately inform the communications operator about the resumption of the access to the information resource.
The conditions for the law are very specific, as are the penalties for breaking it. TASS continued:

Liability for breaching the law

Simultaneously, the Federation Council approved the associated law with amendments to Russia’s Code of Administrative Offences, which stipulates liability in the form of penalties of up to 1.5 million rubles (around $23,000) for the spread of untrue and distorting information.

The Code’s new article, “The Abuse of the Freedom of Mass Information,” stipulates liability for disseminating “deliberately untrue publicly significant information” in the media or in the Internet. The penalty will range from 30,000 rubles ($450) to 100,000 rubles ($1,520) for citizens, from 60,000 rubles ($915) to 200,000 rubles ($3,040) for officials and from 200,000 rubles to 500,000 rubles ($7,620) for corporate entities with the possible confiscation of the subject of the administrative offence.

Another element of offence imposes tighter liability for the cases when the publication of false publicly significant information has resulted in the deaths of people, has caused damage to the health or property, prompted the mass violation of public order and security or has caused disruption to the functioning of transport or social infrastructure facilities, communications, energy and industrial facilities and banks. In such instances, the fines will range from 300,000 rubles to 400,000 rubles ($6,090) for citizens, from 600,000 rubles to 900,000 rubles ($13,720) for officials, and from 1 million rubles to 1.5 million rubles for corporate entities.

While this legislation can be spun (and is) in the West as anti-free speech, one may also consider the damage that has taken place in the American government through a relentless attack of fake news from most US news outlets against President Trump. One of the most notable effects of this barrage has been to further degrade and destroy the US’ relationship with the Russian Federation, because even the Helsinki Summit was attacked so badly that the two leaders have not been able to get a second summit together.

While it is certainly a valued right of the American press to be unfettered by Congress, and while it is also certainly vital to criticize improper practices by government officials, the American news agencies have gone far past that, to deliberately dishonest attacks, based in innuendo and everything possible that was formerly only the province of gossip tabloid publications. The effort has been to defame the President, not to give proper or due criticism to his policies, nor credit. It can be properly stated that the American press has abused its freedom of late.

This level of abuse drew a very unusual comment from the US president, who wondered on Twitter about the possibility of creating a state-run media center in the US to counter fake news:

Politically correct for US audiences? No. But an astute point?

Definitely.

Freedom in anything also presumes that those with that freedom respect it, and further, that they respect and apply the principle that slandering people and institutions for one’s own personal, business or political gain is wrong. Implied in the US Constitution’s protection of the press is the notion that the press itself, as the rest of the country, is accountable to a much Higher Authority than the State. But when that Authority is rejected, as so much present evidence suggests, then freedom becomes the freedom to misbehave and to agitate. It appears largely within this context that the Russian law exists, based on the text given.

Further, by hitting dishonest media outlets in their pocketbook, rather than prison sentences, the law appears to be very smart in its message: “Do not lie. If you do, you will suffer where it counts most.”

Considering that news media’s purpose is to make money, this may actually be a very smart piece of legislation.

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The mainstream news media has traded informing the public for indoctrinating them, but the change got called out by an “old-school” journo.

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Fox News reported on March 19th that one of America’s most well-known TV news anchors, Ted Koppel, noted that the once-great media outlets like The New York Times and The Washington Post, have indeed traded journalistic excellence for hit pieces for political purposes. While political opinions in the mainstream press are certainly within the purview of any publication, this sort of writing can hardly be classified as “news” but as “Opinion” or more widely known, “Op-Ed.”

We have two videos on this. The first is the original clip showing the full statement that Mr. Koppel gave. It is illuminating, to say the least:

Tucker Carlson and Brit Hume, a former colleague of Mr. Koppel, added their comments on this admission in this second short video piece, shown here.

There are probably a number of people who have watched this two-year onslaught of slander and wondered why there cannot be a law preventing this sort of misleading reporting. Well, Russia passed a law to stop it, hitting dishonest media outlets in their pocketbook. It is a smart law because it does not advocate imprisonment for bad actors in the media, but it does fine them.

Going to prison for reporting “the truth” looks very noble. Having to pay out of pocket for it is not so exciting.

Newsmax and Louder with Crowder both reported on this as well.

This situation of dishonest media has led to an astonishing 77% distrust rating among Americans of their news media, this statistic being reported by Politico in 2018. This represents a nearly diametric reversal in trust from the 72% trust rating the country’s news viewers gave their news outlets in 1972. These statistics come from Gallup polls taken through the years.

 

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