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To Report Or Not To Report, A Case Of Selective Coverage


Rand Paul is a Republican Senator, the Junior Senator from Kentucky, and was threatened in the vilest possible manner. The threats included: “gut you like a hog” and leave “your kids bowels splayed out across floor blood spattered on the door as you lay dead” as well as threatening to “hack to pieces” the official… Continue reading To Report Or Not To Report, A Case Of Selective Coverage

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Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway


What I find most disturbing about this story is the not-so-professional attitude of a CNN reporter, Hadas Gold, at the very end of the article.  In her tweet she says: What I find fascinating about the several meet-ups social media has had w/ conservatives, is the feeling that there’s an inherent need for these platforms… Continue reading Americans may appreciate knowing when a news story is suspect, but more than a third will share that story anyway

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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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Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges


August 10, 2017 14:20 GMT Carl Schreck A Russian court has sentenced a journalist from a respected business daily to 3 1/2 years in prison after convicting him on extremism charges in a case denounced by rights activists and scores of fellow journalists. A Moscow court on August 10 found Aleksandr Sokolov, a special correspondent… Continue reading Russian Journalist Sentenced To Prison On Extremism Charges

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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