Tuesday, March 21, 2017

As part of the investigation into Russian interference in the last election the Feds are also targeting Right Wing news outlets.

Trump and Bannon of Breitbart News.
Courtesy of McClatchy: 

Federal investigators are examining whether far-right news sites played any role last year in a Russian cyber operation that dramatically widened the reach of news stories — some fictional — that favored Donald Trump’s presidential bid, two people familiar with the inquiry say. 

Operatives for Russia appear to have strategically timed the computer commands, known as “bots,” to blitz social media with links to the pro-Trump stories at times when the billionaire businessman was on the defensive in his race against Democrat Hillary Clinton, these sources said. 

The bots’ end products were largely millions of Twitter and Facebook posts carrying links to stories on conservative internet sites such as Breitbart News and InfoWars, as well as on the Kremlin-backed RT News and Sputnik News, the sources said. Some of the stories were false or mixed fact and fiction, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the bot attacks are part of an FBI-led investigation into a multifaceted Russian operation to influence last year’s elections. 

Investigators examining the bot attacks are exploring whether the far-right news operations took any actions to assist Russia’s operatives.

When Alex Jones of Info Wars found about the investigation he had this to say:

“I’m not gonna sit here and say, ‘I’m not a Russian stooge,’ because it’s a (expletive) lie,” he said, denying any contact with the Kremlin operatives about bots. He said this issue stemmed from “this whole ridiculous narrative of the bitching left.” 

“It’s as if we didn’t build InfoWars,” he said. “It’s as if we don’t have a huge audience.” 

Noting he had appeared on RT “probably 100 times or more,” he said sarcastically, “There’s my Russian connection.” 

Oh I can hardly wait to see transcripts of HIS interviews!

There is really only ONE appropriate response to hearing that the Feds are investigating Right Wing news outlets for spreading Russian propaganda.


19 comments:

  1. Anonymous3:06 PM

    Caption for photo: Just let me hold on to you: I think I'm standing on a step and need to step down!

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    1. Anonymous6:02 PM

      Love it!

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  2. Anonymous3:19 PM

    Oh, this is great news!! maybe it will be the end of Bannon, at the very least. Get that evil man out of our country's business, and as fast as possible, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  3. Anonymous4:04 PM

    Alex Jones is another that I wouldn't grieve a massive coronary.

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    1. Anonymous4:57 AM

      Every rant he pitches, is another step closer. Watching him bitch, is like watching a tight rope walker....is THIS the time he croaks?

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  4. Donald tRUMP meets Streisand Effect5:01 PM

    Donald Dump Sucks!

    Here's a website worthy of your clicks! PS anyone have a source for tRUMP Official Urinal Cake targets?

    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/03/trump-sends-lawyers-after-teen-for-site-where-kittens-can-punch-potus/

    "A 17-year-old is the target of legal attention by President Donald Trump’s general counsel over a site where kitten paws bat around images of President Trump’s face, according to a report from the New York Observer


    Lucy told the Observer she was dumbfounded by the attention from President Trump’s legal team.

    “I was going to just let this go, but I think it’s, pardon my French, [f------] outrageous that the president of the United States has his team scouring the internet for sites like mine to send out cease and desists and legal action claims if we don’t shut down,” Lucy told the Observer in an email. “Meanwhile, he tweets about The Apprentice ratings and sends out power-drunk tweets about phone tapping. HOW ABOUT BEING THE PRESIDENT?”

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    1. He has no legal grounds to shut it down. He's a public figure now and kittens are hardly a credible physical threat. This is protected under the First Amendment.

      I'll bet there will be pro bono lawyers falling all over themselves to defend this, should it come to that.

      We all know Trump is all threat and no follow through.

      Looks like kittenfeed was pulled and trumpscratch now redirects to porn site.

      I really wish she would have fought this.

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  5. Anonymous5:25 PM

    Victim after victim of this deranged hateful asshole that we did not elect. Our Law enforcement and Military must stop him immediately. He and his 7 mountain scientologist are dangerous liars and well dressed con artist. Time for Americans to demand the resignation of Donald Trump and the immediate arrest of him and his operatives around the usa and world. Enough is enough. Dump Trump. There has been plenty of evidence he and his outhouse are colluding with enemies of Americans.

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    1. Anonymous4:56 AM

      His 7 mountain scientologist.....
      Whuuuuuuuuuu.....?
      Go get a snack. Your blood sugar is low.

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  6. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Time to eliminate the enemy sites, networks etc from internet, satellite, cable. Who the F monitors those evil sites?

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    1. Anonymous6:48 PM

      Awesome craziness coming from the lefties tonight. Now you want to ban free speech if it doesn't fit your agenda!! What are you Russian?

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    2. Anonymous7:27 AM

      6;48 -- No, we don't want to ban it. We just expect a more--hmmm--literate--hmmm--serious?---hmmm, presidential, I guess I can say (free speech, right?)

      ---use of words, and thought, coming from this president.

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  7. Anonymous6:22 PM

    Ban "you got me by the balls and tiny dick, Harder I like it!"

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  8. Anonymous6:25 PM

    Agatha Christie And then there were...

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/russian-lawyer-plunges-from-window?utm_term=.ykmPrK1Bl#.bsk4Krdwg

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  9. Anonymous6:41 PM

    So he is saying that it is a lie that he is not a Russian stooge? Glad he is admitting he is one.

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  10. Anonymous3:45 AM

    McCain says more shoes to drop over Russian and trump collusion. Really? Oh Goody. Does this mean that he will finally spill the beans on his sarah? Why did sara resign?

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  11. Anonymous3:50 AM

    Caption for the photo. I am in deep shit, help me bannon, help me. Putin is coming for me unless I give him everything he wants. I am a scared little man boy in bigly trouble.

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  12. Randall4:00 AM

    Just because Alex Jones is too [expletive] stupid to realize it doesn't mean he hasn't been used like a tool by people who are much smarter than him.

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