On January 21, 2017 the Russia Analyst published a story citing a Washington D.C. source who told us team Trump was looking at the issue of anti-Trump bias at the U.S. taxpayer funded Voice of America (VOA) and Radio Free Europe/Liberty (RFERL). Now as Politico reports these outlets are toning down their rabidly anti-Trump coverage from prior to the election, some neocon Republicans and Democrats are grousing that VOA is on the verge of becoming 'Trump propaganda'. All because the channel's director Amanda Bennett has started -- gasp! -- following journalistic standards by permitting Trump spokesmen or surrogates to respond to stories about the new Administration.
If you're scouring Google's wayback machine trying to recall any similar concerns in 2001 or 2009 about the incoming George W. Bush or Obama Administrations trying to slant coverage on more favorable terms to themselves, don't bother. As the Russia Analyst said the main risk of Trump's team pushing back and ensuring basic journalistic ethics and standards of fairness are followed by a taxpayer funded entity that proclaims itself the (non-partisan) Voice of America to the world, is that they likely won't go far enough in terms of challenging the neolibcon biases at the station. Nor will they likely ask the most provocative question: If the truth is on the U.S. government's side -- the U.S. intelligence community itself strongly suggested in its 'Russian meddling in the election' 'assesment' that VOA/RFERL are losing the information war to Russia's RT and Sputnik...despite having three to four times the budget size. Well, there is one explanation on offer that's politically acceptable in Washington D.C., and that comes from the Heritage Foundation's Public Diplomacy expert Helle Dale, that the Agency has a wonderful story to tell but is simply weighed down with incompetents.
Southfront.org trolls the MSM and Trump haters with a funny video starring Donald J. Trump, just days after the Russian Embassy in 'London is the capitol of Great Britain' tweeted out a triggering Pepe the frog meme asking whether Her Majesty's Government trusts its closest trans-Atlantic ally when it comes to Trump's planned detente with Russia.
There's going to be so much winning in 2017 ya'll are gonna get tired of winning. -- JWS
Twas the Wednesday before the electoral college convened on December 19th, and all through the White House, not a creature was stirring, except for the click of a mouse. Still stinging from the humiliation of his former Secretary of State and legacy being rejected by an electoral majority on November 8th, Barack Hussein Obama decided the least he and his CIA handlers could do is try to screw up Donald Trump's promised detente with Russia. Whether they will succeed in this effort, or like so many things Obama's anti-Midas touch has applied to, it'll turn to crap is the question on the mind of the Russia Analyst.
While the legacy media express howls of outrage that the president elect of the United States would dare express open skepticism if not contempt for Langley's assessment that the Russian Federation hacked the election in favor of Trump, it's fair to ask what would happen if The Donald accepted the unnamed CIA analysts' assessment. What president elect in his right mind would accept the argument that he was only taking office due to the intervention of a foreign power, particularly when the impact of the alleged rather than conclusively proven hacking by this foreign government is admitted by Trump's fiercest critics like former CIA agent Evan McMullin to be un-quantifiable?
So The Washington Post thoroughly embarrassed itself this weekend, with a ridiculous 'scoop' citing the neoconservative Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) think tank and some anonymous pro-Ukrainian government trolls claim that 'Russian propaganda' MAY have swung the election from Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump. And that Russian hackers, trolls and bots together with Kremlin funded media outlets like RT or Sputnik effectively acted as a 'super PAC' for the Trump campaign.
To the Russia Analyst's surprise, the response has been so vociferous to this low rate 21st century McCarthyism that many of the 'respectable' Russophobes supported by the Establishment, such as Michael 'Daeshbag' Weiss of The Daily Beast and the Atlantic Council/Soros/foreign government funded British OSINT shyster Eliot Higgins of Bellingcat have quickly disavowed any connection to the shady @PropOrNot organization. So too, has Andrew Aaron Weisburd, a former semi-professional troll for the Internet Haganah website which harassed pro-Palestinian activists, despite @PropOrNot using his material.
But is there more to this story than meets the eye? Of course there is -- and the Russia Analyst suggests investigative journalists who don't like getting smeared by @PropOrNot focus on the nexus between increasingly desperate Kiev oligarchs, Soros/Media Matters for America, and possibly even Clinton cronies at the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).
Russophrenia -- the belief that Russia is a weak, hopelessly backward country with an economy in tatters smaller than Italy's, but is simultaneously on the brink of taking over the world (or at least defeating NATO and 'the West'). (The Russia Analyst cannot claim to have invented the word, it comes from RT columnist and Irishman Bryan MacDonald, himself the victim of smears and harassment by the fanatical Russophrenics of the Interpreter Mag who now 'work' for RFE/RL at this and other American taxpayers' expense).
To this definition the Russia Analyst can add an addendum, which is that Russian agents or at least 'useful idiots' are everywhere in the (post)West, especially in the FBI as it drops truth bomb after truth bomb from at least five investigations into the extended Clinton crime family, whose apologists have been accusing Bureau director James Comey and the Republicans of being either in cahoots with the Russians or at least playing into their hands...
W the Intelligence Insider and Deb @BanksterSlayer Caruthers had a meeting of the minds on Friday night's Team RogueMoney radio broadcast co-hosted by V the Guerrilla Economist and Producer CJ. In their discussion they talk esoteric and Biblical numerology, the lunar or Islamic calendar, and the 'tells' of the occultist global elites, ranging from politics and markets to architecture and entertainment.
The Guerrilla also speaks around the 31:00-32:00 minute mark about how his Mornings with V podcast of Sept. 20, 2016 was messed with when he spoke about the occultists constructing a replica of the (destroyed by ISIS at Palmyra) Temple of Baal arch in New York City.- JWS
Alexandr Dugin may not be 'Putin's brain' as some have called him, but he remains an influential figure in Moscow. Dugin's Katehon think tank and Tsargrad TV's patron, 'God's oligarch' Konstantin Malofeev, is quite connected in what we would call Orthodox Christian-patriotic 'Kremlin circles'.
The latest and greatest news, geopolitics and financial breakdown information you need to know from the Guerrilla, Ken Schortgen Jr., BanksterSlayer, WolfGray and producer CJ. - JWS