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by Stephen Lendman ( – Home – Stephen Lendman)

The Russophobic NYT unsurprising featured an anti-Russia commentary by hardline Wilson Center fellow Nina Jankowicz – discussing Russian media truth-telling she disgracefully called “information war.”

Operating as a press agent for wealth, power and privilege, The Times turned truth on its head, calling RT “the most effective propaganda operation of the 21st century so far.”

Jankowicz is a right-wing extremist, spuriously calling RT and Sputnik “fake news” – a NYT speciality, along with the rest of America’s deplorable media.

She quoted self-styled “information warfare expert” Molly McKew, claiming Russian English-language media operate “deep within (America’s) shadow space…”

Make sense? Of course not. RT and Sputnik report real news, information, and analysis, polar opposite Western media rubbish.

Jankowicz urges countering nonexistent Russian “disinformation” by “molding…people’s minds,” including in school curricula, starting when children are very young – brainwashing them by any standard, continuing the process in adulthood, getting corporate America involved.

She advocates waging information war against Russian truth-telling, short of banning RT and Sputnik altogether, a disturbing possibility.

Dark forces in Washington want them undermined, their content censored, maybe shut down on the phony pretext of protecting national security – a flagrant First Amendment violation if censorship or banishment is ordered.

Companies providing services to RT America must now register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), an out-of date pre-WW II relic.

The FBI is investigating Sputnik, checking for nonexistent FARA violations, these hostile actions typical of how police states operate.

For the last half century, no one was convicted of violating the law. It’s unrelated to regulating or otherwise targeting foreign media.

Jankowicz is a Russophobic imperial agent, calling truth-telling “disinformation,” wanting it countered, short prohibiting RT and Sputnik from broadcasting in America.

Their increasing popularity shows they provide an important service – real news, information and analysis, polar opposite the fake kind featured in the NYT and other Western media.

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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.