Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton “Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools”

Since the election and even a little before, many have pushed the idea that Trump needs to concentrate on aggressively educating people to the evils that surround us… it appears that is the only way to right back against the tyranny of the fourth estate.

Finally (and no this is not Friday Humor), this is how the scientists described Zero Hedge.

ZH is an important transmission belt moving the story from Russian propagandists/information warriors to western news consumers. It happens a lot. This is a particularly egregious example, but the transmission belt runs almost daily. ZH is as much a part of Putin’s information warfare as RT. If you follow closely enough, it’s as plain as the nose on your face.’

Plain enough, indeed. This amusingly, must read (we urge readers to read it on their own to see what a disinformation attempt looks like) “analysis” – by a website that is itself anonymous mind you – then concludes with the following:

ZeroHedge qualifies as “dark gray” propaganda, systematically deceiving its civilian audiences for foreign political gain.


Articles from ZeroHedge are frequently reposted by other sites, but appear on ZeroHedge first — the site’s authors are driving and shaping the stories, not merely reacting to them. An analysis of web traffic patterns and linking backs this up: ZeroHedge has a prominent place within the network of pro-Russia news and propaganda outlets.


We at PropOrNot rate it: Five Shadies.

Whether intended or not, this libel-worthy drivel – we can say that comfortably because, well, there is no Russian propaganda “masterminding” this site, unless criticizing the US government now equates with that – has already attacted the attention of the likes of Glenn Greenwald and many others.

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While this latest spin on the so-called “narrative” will certainly backfire, and accelerate the demise of the mainstream media’s efforts to maintain credibility and control of the American mindset  – which it painfull lost with their lies during the presidential campaign – not to mention “eyeballs” and ad revenue, we remain fascinated by the so called “liberal left’s” relentless charges that Trump will unleash a massive censorship assault on the “free press” when the “free press” itself is doing everything in its power to squash dissenting voices. To which all we can add is that it is a good thing that said “power” is declining with every passing day.

Source: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-25/washington-post-names-drudge-zero-hedge-anti-clinton-sophisticated-russian-propagand


10 Responses to “Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton “Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools””

  1. Chris B says:

    Why do all my comments now auto-delete themselves>

  2. Chris B says:

    I’m allowed to say Yes, you’re right though?

  3. Chris B says:

    Ok, so I’ll try one line at a time:

  4. Chris B says:

    Maybe not – bye bye Tap

  5. Chris B says:

    good riddance

  6. Chris B says:

    what we you saying about censorship?

  7. Chris B says:

    PS: Jim Stone and Benny Fulford rock!

  8. Tapestry says:

    It’s not Tap Blog censorship Chris B. We get interference in comments, and occasionally posts too.

  9. Chris B says:

    Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test Test test

  10. Chris B says:

    hmmm, sorry about that, I had a theory that comments with cut and pastes might trigger the auto delete, but apparently not, as the above would seem to indicate. I;m aware comments aren’t being actively censored by you or the site, as they’re being culled instantaneously, obviously by an auto trigger. I lost two comments that took me a good few minutes to write last night and didn’t copy or save them. Very frustrating – thus my venting. And of course, those lost comments contained some of the most ground breaking and eloquent wordage every written (much like Tenacious D’s ‘Tribute’ song!)
    On a serious note, are you not surprised the particularly low number of comments that appear of this site, especially considering the number of readers you have? Similar sites with have dozens of comments on most stories while the Tap seldom has any. It doesn’t stack up and you clearly aren’t the cause. So maybe some investigating is required? Just a thought. Cheers

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