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by Stephen Lendman
Various media reports, including by RT, reported the hacked Times Video Twitter account tweeting: “BREAKING: leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the United States with Missiles.”
Sunday morning, a series of related tweets, including the above one, were removed, replaced with a hacker group OurMine statement, claiming it co-opted The Times’ Twitter page, saying the above tweet was posted by a different hacker.
The Times is militantly anti-Russia, anti-Putin, publishing fake news about nonexistent “Russian aggression” and other disgraceful misinformation about its government and leadership.
Yet it’s hard imagining it would be part of a stunt even the administration, Pentagon and US intelligence community would deny.
Around mid-Sunday morning, The Times tweeted “(w)e deleted a series of tweets published from this account earlier today without our authorization. We are investigating the situation” – without further elaboration.
Obama, virtually the entire 113th Congress and new 114th one, as well as US media scoundrels are recklessly anti-Russia.
The fake Times tweet symbolizes its dismal domestic and geopolitical misreporting on issues mattering most – notably its irresponsible press agent journalism for powerful interests, maliciousness toward Trump, and reckless Russia bashing.
Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net
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Stephen Lendman was born in 1934 in Boston, MA. In 1956, he received a BA from Harvard University. Two years of US Army service followed, then an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1960. After working seven years as a marketing research analyst, he joined the Lendman Group family business in 1967. He remained there until retiring at year end 1999. Writing on major world and national issues began in summer 2005. In early 2007, radio hosting followed. Lendman now hosts the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network three times weekly. Distinguished guests are featured. Listen live or archived. Major world and national issues are discussed. Lendman is a 2008 Project Censored winner and 2011 Mexican Journalists Club international journalism award recipient.