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A Gilded Throne of Lies – The Russian War on Truth

In this post I offer a screenshot timeline of the disinformation campaign
against Hillary Clinton from June through November of 2016,  though
GOP smears against her go back decades.

This post was first published as A Gilded Throne of Lies: The Right-
Wing War on Truth.

I’ve changed the title to illustrate what the U.S. government confirms
as fact: Russia attacked the United States with a new form of
propaganda spread by new technologies.

“Russian disinformation takes its roots from the Soviet dezinformatsiya, which consisted of operations aimed at influencing opinion in the West through fakes and forged ‘disinformation’. 

in Russia, press freedom has been very limited.

The tradition of opposition media was totally annihilated during the communist era and despite the hopes for the development of free media environment after the collapse of the USSR, Russia has followed the path of heavy propaganda. Recently, a new global strategy has been set in motion, linked to the notion of soft power.

President Putin himself recognized the concept of weaponisation of information.  In a 2014 interview, he declared: “The rapid progress of electronic media has made news reporting enormously important and turned it into a formidable weapon that enables public opinion manipulations. The intense media warfare has become a mark of the times, when certain nations attempt to monopolize the truth and use it in their own interests”. Since then, the so-called “weaponisation of the information” has become an essential tool of Russian foreign policy, and several specialists acknowledged that Russia has been using information as a weapon. The term “information warfare” was coined a while ago, taking its roots in the Cold War and the rise of communication technologies, however, “weaponisation of information” appears to be a rather new phenomenon.

Russian propaganda has evolved in sophistication, intensity, reach and impact.

Russian efforts are carefully orchestrated, thoughtfully targeted, generously funded and professionally produced.

The truth is not important and there is a strong sense of relativism.

The Kremlin exploits the idea that the ‘truth’ is a lost cause and that reality is essentially malleable.”

from To inform, or disinform: Russia’s new propaganda war

In simple terminology, weaponised disinformation is the use of mass social media to subvert reality to such a degree that the people are no longer able to trust their own perceptions.

Russian Disinformation as a weapon is designed to erode the trust between the people and their institutions which is essential to the success of free and open democracies.

If you want to bring down American Democracy the best way is to erode the people’s faith in their own system of government.

 

Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton has Double Agents at Fox News!
Wikileaks BOMBSHELL Reveals that Hillary Clinton has Double Agents at Fox News!



The result of this attack against the United States was that false allegations based on a daily leak of unverified rumors about Hillary Clinton dominated the media despite video taped evidence of Donald Trump bragging about his sexual assaults on women.

Despite the revelation that he has not paid taxes in decades.

Despite accusations of rape.

Despite his own demonstrable lack of insight, qualifications, and
fitness to be President.

Even now, as our government attempts to assess the damage of this attack, Trump’s team argues that President Obama’s sanctions against Russia are excessive.

Screenshot of Trump's Press Secretary saying that Obama's sanctions against Russia are excessive
Trump’s Team seeks to normalize the disinformation campaign launched by Russia to place Trump in the White House.

The incoming President doesn’t think an attack on our political process
is a big deal.

How did this happen?

Let’s review a timeline on Russia’s 2016 assault on reality that gave the
Presidency to Donald Trump.

There is no evidence for any of the accusations made against Clinton
or the Democrats in the clippings below.

Screenshot of fox news reports that Obama would sign martial law before election
June 11, 2016 Click to enlarge
sceenshot of house probe into bengazi
July 8th-Click to enlarge

 

screenshot of house probe into Clinton Perjury
July 8th -Click to Enlarge

 

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July 11, 2016 Click to enlarge
screen shot from yahoo news reporting on Clinton's email
July 11, 2016 Click to enlarge
Screenshot of fox news explains why FBI director comey should have jailed hillary clinton
July 20, Krautheimer reads FBI Director Comey’s Mind
screenshot August 11, 2013 Tweet from Trump
August 11, 2013 Tweet from Trump

 

August 13 Yahoo News Report
August 13 Yahoo News Report

 

August 14, 2016 screnshot of The Allen West Website-Click to Enlarge
August 14, 2016 The Allen West Website-Click to Enlarge
August 15, 2016 Screenshot from Yahoo News. Click to enlarge
August 15, 2016 Screenshot from Yahoo News. Click to enlarge
Screenshot from MS bing
August 19th Screenshot from MS Bing

 

August 20th, 2016 - Yahoo News Screenshot
August 20th, 2016 – Yahoo News Screenshot – Click to enlarge

 

Screenshot of a wikileak accusing Clinton of ordering a hit
August 20th, 2016 click to enlarge

 

screenshot of google results regarding Clinton's Health
August 20, 2016 — Clinton’s Health – Click to enlarge

 

 

Screenshot from MS Bing Political News
August 29, MS Bing Political News

 

September 21, Clinton's Body Double
September 21, Clinton’s Body Double

 

Screenshot of a report about a GOP congreessman who says that people on minumum wage will spend their money on drugs
September 30th, 2016

 

Twitter Screenshot of wikileak headline claiming Hillary sold weapons
October 1st, 2016

 

Screenshot of commentary on a CNN article that says Jews are Responsible for the White Genocide
October 10th, Jews are Responsible for the White Genocide – Click to Enlarge

 

October 11, 2016 - Click to Enlarge
October 11, 2016 – Click to Enlarge

 

Screenshot from October 11, 2016
October 11 2016 Click to Enlarge

 

Screen shot from State of the Nation
October 13, 2016

 

Screenshot October 21st, 2016 Click to Enalrge
October 21st, 2016 Click to Enlarge

 

Screenshot of October 21, 2016 headline about Hillary Clinton's Email
October 21, 2016

 

screenshot from Yahoo headline about Hillary's email gate scandal
October 21, 2016-Click to enlarge

 

Screenshot of an online poll asking if Hillary Clinton should be arrested
October 21, Should Hillary be Arrested
October 25th 2016 - Sean Hannity
October 25th 2016 – Sean Hannity
Screenshot of October 25th 2016
October 25th 2016

 

Screenshot of October 25th Hannity offers to send Obama back to Kenya
October 25th
screenshot October 26th, 2016
October 26th, 2016

 

Screenshot October 26, The FBI Announces it will investigate Clinton's email
October 26, The FBI Announces it will investigate Clinton’s email

 

Screenshot October 28, Yahoo Headline
October 28, Yahoo Headline

 

 

Screenshot October 28 MSNBC Headline
October 28, 2016 MSNBC Headline

 

Screenshot October 28 Daily News
October 28, Daily News
Screenshot October 28
October 28,
Screenshot October 29th FBI has no warrant
October 29th FBI has no warrant

 

Screenshot Trump tells supporters to vote twice
October 30th, the election was in fact rigged, but not against Mr. Trump.

 

October 30th, Hillary Clinton linked to child sex scandal
October 30th, Hillary Clinton linked to child sex scandal

 

Screenshot October 30 Twitter meme
October 30 Twitter meme

 

October 30, Fox new
October 30, Fox News
Screenshot October 31
October 31

 

Screenshot November 2nd, Fox Reporter Announces that Clinton will be Indicted
November 2nd, Fox Reporter Announces that Clinton will be Indicted

 

Screenshot of November 4th, Fox News Host apologizes for false indictment story
November 4th, Fox News Host apologizes for false indictment story
November 6, Clinton cleared again
November 6, Clinton cleared again

 

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22 thoughts on “A Gilded Throne of Lies – The Russian War on Truth

  1. Scary stuff once again. I have made a couple of Russian friends and many Ukrainian friends over the time here. They all left for one reason: They don’t feel save to live in their country. Now Putin is doing his magic and “moving” into the US with a newly elected President who doesn’t seem to care (does he not get it or is??? I doubt it… there is a lot in for him personally…). It will be interested to see what will happen next. Not sure why but Orwell’s Animal Farm suddenly comes to my mind.

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    1. Disinformation is mass gas-lighting.

      The less access people have to information the more susceptible they are to gas-lighting.

      I don’t know a single Adult abuse survivor who doesn’t describe a childhood devotion to the abuser.

      This is especially true of psychological abuse.

      Parts of America are convinced that American Democracy is their enemy.

      Yet they are alive to celebrate Trump after eight years of viciously smearing Obama.

      If Obama had been the Islamic dictator they said he was they’d be dead.

      The fact thousands of vocal Obama haters are still alive to go about their lives is what makes American Democracy great.

      Something is wrong when people are this disconnected from their lived expedience.

      The recovery from this is hard and I wonder if its too late for us to save ourselves.

      Perhaps Putin has won this thing and we are witnessing the conquest of our nation.

      I don’t think we can save our country without the help of those he used as tools.

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  2. Dear Rob,

    Thanks a million for this post. You out did yourself by really connecting the dots to nail this Russian connection with its influence on the 2016 presidential elections.

    Happy New Year, Gronda

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  3. I don’t know if you’ve read my posts lately. My husband and I have decided we’re likely going to pack things up and move out. Narrowed it down to a couple of countries and just doing a little research on them. I know I should stay and fight the fight, but just don’t think I have it in me. I’m exhausted. If we go, it may just be for awhile and then we’ll come back to battle, but we really don’t know. Everything is up in the air,

    I wake up every morning and Trump is the first thing that comes to mind,..and the last thing I think of before bed. It’s hell.

    Thank you for your excellent posts regarding these troubled times. You’re one of my first reads when I hit the blogosphere.

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    1. Isn’t it an interesting timeline…

      Can you see how the public was softened for Director Comey’s announcement by a week of ‘Wikileaks’ email announcements.

      By the time Comey released his letter it was logical for people to assume that the FBI ‘must’ have had something damning–The Fox news announcement of Clinton’s pending indictment buried Clinton.

      And the ‘apology’ from Fox News was too little, too late.

      Goebbels is smiling in Hell.

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      1. Goebbels seems to be everywhere. If we don’t remain vigilant we will see the MSM normalize him again. You’re many shared blogs make me feel a part of something. Thank you. I’m in the reddest state and the last eight years ha lost us many froends.

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      2. Losing friends because the issues are framed in black and white is a sign that something is wrong.

        My parents were Democrats but they had conservative friends — I am sorry that this has happened to us.

        Thank you for your comment.

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