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As KGB propagandist Yuri Bezmenov warned in 1985, “Exposure to true information does not matter any more.” #CrowdStrike #Ukraine

Until he defected to Canada in the 1970’s, Yuri Bezmenov was a press officer for the Russian “news” agency RIA Novosti, running foreign propaganda campaigns on behalf of the KGB. Once free of the Soviet Union, Bezmenov made it his life’s work to inform those in non-Soviet bloc countries about the methods employed by the […]

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And, as if by magic, good economic news is no longer fake news

Back when Obama was our president, Donald Trump would greet positive job growth reports from the Bureau of Labor Statistics with skepticism…. Actually, it was more than just skepticism. He said that they were fake numbers. “Don’t believe those phony numbers when you hear 4.9 and 5 percent unemployment,” Trump said in February 2016, when […]

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The evolving acceptability of presidential golf

I know there are serious things that need to discussed right now, like Steve Bannon’s appearance at CPAC this afternoon, but, having hauled trash for the past two hours, I just can’t seem to muster the energy that would require. So, instead, here’s an interesting little timeline about the evolving acceptability of presidential golf that […]

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Trump says he’ll ferret out those in the intelligence community responsible for the leaks tying his administration to Russia. In response, the intelligence community says that he’ll die behind bars.

At this point, I don’t know what there is left to say about Trump’s performance before the press this afternoon. Every synonym for “unhinged” that I can think of has already been claimed. And people have already written about all of the best parts, like the real-time fact-checking by NBC’s Peter Alexander when Trump claimed, […]

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It looks like the intelligence community isn’t going to let us forget about Trump’s ties to Russia

As I suspect all of you know, it’s the opinion of our intelligence community that the Russian government played a role in helping Donal Trump win the presidency. That isn’t fake news. That isn’t a conspiracy theory. That’s the opinion of not one, but 17 U.S. intelligence agencies. And, toward the end of his tenure […]

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