Barack Obama cannot resist a bit of publicity. All the better that he got it standing next to his old friend Angela Merkel.
If Trump is going to succeed he will need to create a new political moment and sustain it.
Though complaining of Russian disinformation and propaganda, the US media spread completely false stories about Russia being about to close the Anglo-American school in Moscow and having hacked into the Vermont electricity grid in just three days, though the first story originated with a US not a Russian source, and the second story would not have survived basic fact checking with the electricity utility involved.
The Washington Post’s attack on reputable news sites relying upon an alleged survey carried out by a mysterious group that prefers to remain anonymous, is not only a sinister exercise in media manipulation and neo-McCarthyism, but is clearly intended to promote and impose a neocon agenda.