A former Breitbart News writer is launching a radio show for Russian propaganda network Sputnik.
“I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians,” former Breitbart investigative reporter Lee Stranahan told me. “That’s what it is. I don’t have any qualms about it. Nothing about it really affects my position on stuff that I’ve had for years now.”
Stranahan’s new position is the latest twist in the increasingly atomized world of niche right-wing media, which has seen an increase in prominence and influence during the Trump era. It also reflects a realignment on the right towards Russia as the administration, led by an unusually Russia-receptive president, becomes increasingly entangled in a drip-drip of stories about Russian influence.
As you might imagine Stranaham is skeptical of the connection between Doanld Trump and Russia:
“I think the whole narrative trying to tie Trump to Russia is a huge problem,” Stranahan said, calling it “bogus.”
Ahh, spoken like a good little tool of the Russian government.
I just wonder when the entire Breitbart team finally admits that they are working for the Russians?