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Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia


Well, that didn’t take long.   Actually, “possible registration”. You know it’s coming, he knows it’s coming, the only person that doesn’t know it’s not coming is…  I dunno.  This tit for tat game that Russia is playing is growing tiresome.  The problem is that each time Russia retaliates it suffers more than anyone else. Russia… Continue reading Radio Free Europe receives notification of possible registration as foreign agent in Russia

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Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture


Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture Every day I try explaining exactly this to my wife, that there is an unhealthy mix of truth and false stories in the news.  My unwavering assessment is that the vast majority of “news” stories, including the mainstream media, are absolutely false.  In Louise Mensch’s (see story below for more information)… Continue reading Finding Facts Amidst Conjecture

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Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil


First, quotes from a professional friend in our field: We all know that Russia’s achilles heel is their domestic audience, not the international audiences they are targeting with and competing for through informational conflict. They’ve telegraphed that concerned over the last decade by implementing highly restrictive policies and informational security doctrine, limiting access to and… Continue reading Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Report No Evil

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Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea


News in the section ‘Context’ are not fakes. We publish them in order to provide you with a deeper understanding of the techniques and methods used by the Russian government in its information war. January 26, 2017 – 16:36 Context Where Russia cannot prosecute for annoyingly inconvenient but entirely provable truth, it opts for bans. … Continue reading Historical Truth Banned in Russian-Occupied Crimea

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Repeal the First Amendment


The title above, I believe, is meant only to deliver a shock.  It succeeded, and the accompanying comment opened my eyes to how much our country’s values have been deteriorated by this President and his administration. The below comment in USA Today is facetious, I believe. It is an indictment on the present sad state of… Continue reading Repeal the First Amendment

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American journalism is collapsing before our eyes


By Michael Goodwin August 21, 2016 Donald Trump may or may not fix his campaign, andHillary Clinton may or may not become the first female president. But something else happening before our eyes is almost as important: the complete collapse of American journalism as we know it. The frenzy to bury Trump is not limited to… Continue reading American journalism is collapsing before our eyes

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Russian MP Drafting Law to Defend Putin’s Honor


Another Russian law suppressing free speech. How widely might these laws be applied? From the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP). </end editorial> Published: Wednesday, 16 March 2016 18:18 A member of the Russian Parliament is preparing a draft law that would make insulting President Vladimir Putin a criminal offence carrying up to a… Continue reading Russian MP Drafting Law to Defend Putin’s Honor