Connect with us

Latest

News

The Washington Post names The Duran, RT, Zerohedge, Drudge and Ron Paul as Russian “fake news” outlets

The desperate flailing mainstream-media pushes ahead with its “fake news, blame the Russians” narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably.

Alex Christoforou

Published

on

7,856 Views

In a last ditch effort to save itself from the death spiral it has inflicted upon itself, established mainstream media is getting behind the latest list of “fake news” offenders to warn American that if they visit these sites then they are nothing more than Kremlin stooges.

Two weeks ago The Duran responded to radical liberal left “academic” Melissa “Mish” Zimdars and her “fake news” list with our very own real “fake news” list.

Ron Paul has chimed in with his “fake news” media meme, with a list of fake news outlets that sold the public on everything to Iraq WMDs, to journalists who colluded with Hillary Clinton to rig the Democratic primary election and try to rig the US general election.

Zimdars’ “fake news” list was a complete failure. The LA Times and every other establishment media outlet tried to champion the list, but free thinking people recognized the entire “fake news” list for what it was, a McCarthyist propaganda tactic to stop the mainstream media slide into oblivion.

Instead of letting the “fake news” debacle die the death it deserves like most of the stupid mind controlling memes launched by the radical alternative left, who are more butthurt than ever could be imagined since crooked Hillary lost the elections, mainstream media is doubling down on “fake news” lists…and this time its weaving “Russian manipulation” into the spin.

The Washington Post (the real fake news outlet) is more than happy to carry water for the the ever increasingly stupid radical alternative left (sponsored by crooked Hillary), in an article that names Drudge, Zero Hedge, Ron Paul and The Duran as anti-Clinton “Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools”. 

Zerohedge reports

The desperate flailing of a mainstream-media struggling through the five stages of grief continues as no lesser unbiased foundation of the fourth estate than The Washington Post pushes ahead with its “fake news, blame the Russians” narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably.

Citing “two teams of independent researchers” (who surely have a substantial libel litigation provision) who found “Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery… echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal,” the Jeff Bezos-owned website names Drudge, Zero Hedge, and The Ron Paul Institute and countless other outlets among the “useful idiots” that true American patriots should be wary of.

The Washington Post cites a shadowy group called PropOrNot, which identifies more than 200 websites that routinely push Russian propaganda to at least 15 million Americans, and found that false stories pushed on Facebook were viewed more than 213 million times.

The Duran is happy to have made the list. The scientists did not need algorithms to figure out that The Duran is a Kremlin news propaganda outfit.

Our offices are located inside the walls of The Kremlin. Our readers are free to stop by and say hello…just say the secret word at the Kremlin door.

My office is two doors down from President Putin’s office. Managing Director Vladimir Rodzianko shares an office with PM Medvedev, and timeshares Putin’s Sochi home in the summer. Our Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris can often be found drinking tea with Sergey Lavrov and Maria Zakharova in The Kremlin Starbucks…and Peter Lavelle, well let’s just say Peter is really the guy, behind the guy, behind the guy. President Putin does not make a single move without consulting with Peter.

Here is the PropOrNot list of all the sites that are owned and operated by the Russian state, along with the “scientific” explanation as to how these geniuses figured out the entire Russian media control secret…

We have used a combination of manual and automated analysis, including analysis of content, timing, technical indicators, and other reporting, in order to initially identify (“red-flag”) the following as Russian propaganda outlets. We then confirmed our initial assessment by applying whatever criteria we did not originally employ during the red-flag process, and we reevaluate our findings as needed.

Please note that our criteria are behavioral. That means the characteristics of the propaganda outlets we identify are motivation-agnostic. For purposes of this definition it does not matter whether the sites listed here are being knowingly directed and paid by Russian intelligence officers, or whether they even knew they were echoing Russian propaganda at any particular point: If they meet these criteria, they are at the very least acting as bona-fide “useful idiots” of the Russian intelligence services, and are worthy of further scrutiny.

We assess that this overall Russian effort is at least semi-centralized, with multiple Russian projects and influence operations working in parallel to manage the direct and outsourced production of propaganda across a wide range of outlets. It is data-driven, and rewards effective entrepreneurship and innovation with increased funding and other resources. There are varying degrees of involvement in it, and awareness of involvement. Some people involved seem genuinely unaware that they are being used by Russia to produce propaganda, but many others seem to know full well.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

More detailed analysis is ongoing:

eutopia.buzz

 

 

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Advertisement
10 Comments

10
Leave a Reply

avatar
10 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
3 Comment authors
jobcallBest Gym in SuratInterior Designing Course in SuratOil Maker MachineLaxmi pipe industries Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
US Coal Supplier
Guest

INRL is leading US Coal Supplier Company in India. We also supply Coking Coal, Indonesian Coal, NZ Coal, Petcoke, South African Coal, Screened Coal

Oil Maker Machine
Guest

WHAT IS SAVALIYA OIL MAKER MACHINE? Savaliya is leading manufacturers and a supplier of Oil Maker Machine or Oil Extraction Machine.

US Coal Supplier
Guest

i-Energy® is leading Importer and Trader of US Coal – Steam Coal. INRL is leading us coal supplier in india.

Laxmi pipe industries
Guest

Laxmi pipe industries is leading Steel Pipe Manufacturer In India. we manufacture and supply various shape pipes like eye shape, grooved pipes etc.

Oil Maker Machine
Guest

Shreeja Health Care is leading manufacturer of oil maker machine in india. Oil Maker Machine is less expensive and much easier to operate than bigger oil machines.

Oil Maker Machine
Guest

Shreeja Health Care is leading manufacturer of oil maker machine in india. Oil Maker Machine is less expensive and much easier to operate than bigger oil machines.

Oil Maker Machine
Guest

Shreeja Health Care is leading manufacturer of oil maker machine in india. Oil Maker Machine is less expensive and much easier to operate than bigger oil machines.

Interior Designing Course in Surat
Guest

UNIVERSAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN – UID SURAT is providing Best Interior Designing Course in Surat Universal Institute of Design is providing B.Sc, Diploma and Degree College Classes in Interior Desinging Course.

Best Gym in Surat
Guest

Fitness7 is Best Gym in Surat for Personal Trainers and Weight Loss – Fitness7. Fitness7 Gym leads the fitness industry when it comes to helping people reach their fitness goals. We have Cross-fit courses, a full weight room, multiple cardio areas, personal training, group classes, and more!

jobcall
Guest

Visit Jobcall Government, Banks, Railways, Police Recruitment, IT Jobs and 10 pass govt job.

Latest

EU leaders dictate Brexit terms to Theresa May (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 115.

Alex Christoforou

Published

on

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss how EU leaders have agreed on a plan to delay the the Article 50 process which effectively postpones Brexit beyond the 29 March deadline.

The UK will now be offered a delay until the 22nd of May, only if MPs approve Theresa May’s withdrawal deal next week. If MPs do not approve May’s negotiated deal, then the EU will support a short delay until the 12th of April, allowing the UK extra time to get the deal passed or to “indicate a way forward”.

UK PM Theresa May said there was now a “clear choice” facing MPs, who could vote for a third time on her deal next week.

Remember to Please Subscribe to The Duran’s YouTube Channel.

Follow The Duran Audio Podcast on Soundcloud.

Theresa May outlines four Brexit options, via Politico

In a letter to MPs, U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May set out the four options she believes the country has in light of Thursday’s decision by EU leaders to extend the Brexit deadline beyond next Friday.

The U.K. is faced with a four-way choice, May wrote late Friday.

The government could revoke Article 50 — which May called a betrayal of the Brexit vote; leave without a deal on April 12; pass her deal in a vote next week; or, “if it appears that there is not sufficient support” for a vote on her deal in parliament next week or if it is rejected for a third time, she could ask for an extension beyond April 12.

But this would require for the U.K. taking part in European elections in May, which the prime minister said “would be wrong.”

May wrote that she’s hoping for the deal to pass, allowing the U.K. to leave the EU “in an orderly way,” adding “I still believe there is a majority in the House for that course of action.”

“I hope we can all agree that we are now at the moment of decision,” she wrote.

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

US media suffers panic attack after Mueller fails to deliver on much-anticipated Trump indictment

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

RT

Published

on

By

Via RT


Important pundits and news networks have served up an impressive display of denials, evasions and on-air strokes after learning that Robert Mueller has ended his probe without issuing a single collusion-related indictment.

The Special Counsel delivered his final report to Attorney General William Barr for review on Friday, with the Justice Department confirming that there will be no further indictments related to the probe. The news dealt a devastating blow to the sensational prophesies of journalists, analysts and entire news networks, who for nearly two years reported ad nauseam that President Donald Trump and his inner circle were just days away from being carted off to prison for conspiring with the Kremlin to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.

Showing true integrity, journalists and television anchors took to Twitter and the airwaves on Friday night to acknowledge that the media severely misreported Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia, as well as what Mueller’s probe was likely to find. They are, after all, true professionals.

“How could they let Trump off the hook?” an inconsolable Chris Matthews asked NBC reporter Ken Dilanian during a segment on CNN’s ‘Hardball’.

Dilanian tried to comfort the CNN host with some of his signature NBC punditry.

“My only conclusion is that the president transmitted to Mueller that he would take the Fifth. He would never talk to him and therefore, Mueller decided it wasn’t worth the subpoena fight,” he expertly mused.

Actually, there were several Serious Journalists who used their unsurpassed analytical abilities to conjure up a reason why Mueller didn’t throw the book at Trump, even though the president is clearly a Putin puppet.

“It’s certainly possible that Trump may emerge from this better than many anticipated. However! Consensus has been that Mueller would follow DOJ rules and not indict a sitting president. I.e. it’s also possible his report could be very bad for Trump, despite ‘no more indictments,'” concluded Mark Follman, national affairs editor at Mother Jones, who presumably, and very sadly, was not being facetious.

Revered news organs were quick to artfully modify their expectations regarding Mueller’s findings.

“What is collusion and why is Robert Mueller unlikely to mention it in his report on Trump and Russia?” a Newsweek headline asked following Friday’s tragic announcement.

Three months earlier, Newsweek had meticulously documented all the terrible “collusion” committed by Donald Trump and his inner circle.

But perhaps the most sobering reactions to the no-indictment news came from those who seemed completely unfazed by the fact that Mueller’s investigation, aimed at uncovering a criminal conspiracy between Trump and the Kremlin, ended without digging up a single case of “collusion.”

The denials, evasions and bizarre hot takes are made even more poignant by the fact that just days ago, there was still serious talk about Trump’s entire family being hauled off to prison.

“You can’t blame MSNBC viewers for being confused. They largely kept dissenters from their Trump/Russia spy tale off the air for 2 years. As recently as 2 weeks ago, they had @JohnBrennan strongly suggesting Mueller would indict Trump family members on collusion as his last act,” journalist Glenn Greenwald tweeted.

While the Mueller report has yet to be released to the public, the lack of indictments makes it clear that whatever was found, nothing came close to the vast criminal conspiracy alleged by virtually the entire American media establishment.

“You have been lied to for 2 years by the MSM. No Russian collusion by Trump or anyone else. Who lied? Head of the CIA, NSA,FBI,DOJ, every pundit every anchor. All lies,” wrote conservative activist Chuck Woolery.

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom was more blunt, but said it all: “Mueller – The name that ended all mainstream media credibility.”

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

Latest

Canadian Lawmaker Accuses Trudeau Of Being A “Fake Feminist” (Video)

Rempel segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career

Published

on

Via Zerohedge

Canada’s feminist-in-chief Justin Trudeau wants to support and empower women…but his support stops at the point where said women start creating problems for his political agenda.

That was the criticism levied against the prime minister on Friday by a conservative lawmaker, who took the PM to task for “muzzling strong, principled women” during a debate in the House of Commons.

“He asked for strong women, and this is what they look like!” said conservative MP Michelle Rempel, referring to the former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould, who has accused Trudeau and his cronies of pushing her out of the cabinet after she refused to grant a deferred prosecution agreement to a Quebec-based engineering firm.

She then accused Trudeau of being a “fake feminist”.

“That’s not what a feminist looks like…Every day that he refuses to allow the attorney general to testify and tell her story is another day he’s a fake feminist!”

Trudeau was so taken aback by Rempel’s tirade, that he apparently forgot which language he should respond in.

But Rempel wasn’t finished. She then segued to Trudeau’s push to quash an investigation into allegations that he once groped a young journalist early in his political career. This from a man who once objected to the continued use of the word “mankind” (suggesting we use “peoplekind” instead).

The conservative opposition then tried to summon Wilson-Raybould to appear before the Commons for another hearing (during her last appearance, she shared her account of how the PM and employees in the PM’s office and privy council barraged her with demands that she quash the government’s pursuit of SNC-Lavalin over charges that the firm bribed Libyan government officials). Wilson-Raybould left the Trudeau cabinet after she was abruptly moved to a different ministerial post – a move that was widely seen as a demotion.

Trudeau has acknowledged that he put in a good word on the firm’s behalf with Wilson-Raybould, but insists that he always maintained the final decision on the case was hers and hers alone.

Fortunately for Canadians who agree with Rempel, it’s very possible that Trudeau – who has so far resisted calls to resign – won’t be in power much longer, as the scandal has cost Trudeau’s liberals the lead in the polls for the October election.

 

Liked it? Take a second to support The Duran on Patreon!
Continue Reading

JOIN OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Your donations make all the difference. Together we can expose fake news lies and deliver truth.

Amount to donate in USD$:

5 100

Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Validating payment information...
Waiting for PayPal...
Advertisement

Advertisement

Quick Donate

The Duran
EURO
DONATE
Donate a quick 10 spot!
Advertisement
Advertisement

Advertisement

The Duran Newsletter

Trending