The NYT Calls for Congress to Address (Nonexistent) Russian US Election Meddling

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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

Time and again, the self-styled newspaper of record NYT proves it’s a national embarrassment, a mouthpiece for powerful interests at the expense of truth and full disclosure.

It consistently features managed news misinformation and disinformation on key issues, especially geopolitical ones, notably about nations on the US target list for regime change, Russia most of all.

Jumping on the US intelligence community’s Big Lie about Russian US election meddling (that never happened) that Mueller echoed in his report, the Times said he “sounded the alarm.” 

Calling for Congress to address the nonissue, the broadsheet turned truth on its head, saying “Mr. Mueller’s findings leave no room for debate about the need to address the legal and institutional deficiencies that allowed a foreign adversary to tamper with America’s democracy” — despite no evidence of Russian or other foreign interference in US elections.

Indisputable evidence showed lawless US meddling in scores of foreign elections globally, including in Russia, what the Times conveniently ignored.

The Times: If a problem that doesn’t exist goes “unaddressed, nothing will stop Russia or other actors from once again undermining free and fair elections in the United States (sic) — and they seem to be gearing up to try to do just that,” a bald-faced Big Lie.

Times-led media hostility toward Russia makes the following scenario highly likely. If Trump is reelected in November 2020, Russia again will almost surely be falsely accused of meddling to aid his triumph.

If a Dem candidate defeats him, Russia most likely will also be blamed for trying, but failing to get him reelected — either way, the Kremlin blamed despite no evidence suggesting it.

There was meddling in 2016, the 2018 midterm elections, nor is it plausible to believe Russia intends interfering in the US 2020 elections. Chances of it happening are virtually nil.

The Times and other establishment media ignore what’s obvious. What possible benefit could Russia or any other nation get by interfering in US elections always turning out the same way.

One-party rule with two extremist right wings runs things. Dirty business as usual wins every time. Foreign interference if occurred couldn’t change a thing so why bother.

Cold hard reality shows time and again no foreign interference in the US political process ever occurs — not by Russia or any other countries. 

The nation’s war party in cahoots with Wall Street, the military, industrial, security, media complex, and other corporate interests run things.

The Times and other establishment media maintain the myth of the nation’s electoral process under threat — in a nation where ordinary people have no say over how they’re governed, why voting is an exercise in futility.

Despite names and faces changing each election cycle, everything stays the same. Democracy in America is pure illusion, not the real thing.

The Times perpetuates the Big Lie about Russia hacking DNC and Hillary campaign emails that never happened. Without credible evidence backing claims, they’re groundless.

Not a shred of evidence suggests Russian Federation meddling in US elections ever — nor any other countries other than Israel.

Its lobby time and again goes all out to defeat candidates not 100% one-sided for the Jewish state — no matter how egregious its high crimes against Palestinians and others on its target list.

Mark Twain, Emma Goldman, and others said the same thing about fantasy democracy in America, explaining that if elections changed anything they’d be banned.”

The nation’s founders created a system, empowering its privilege class alone to rule – democracy the way it should be nonexistent throughout US history.

So how could Russia or any other country interfere in what doesn’t exist. The Times pretends otherwise.

Pretending US fantasy democracy is real, it earlier said “(c)asting a ballot is the best opportunity most of us will ever get to have a say in who will represent us (sic), what issues they will address (sic), and how they will spend our money (sic).”

Reality is polar opposite the above claim, why about half the electorate abstains in presidential year voting, larger numbers in midterm elections.

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Stephen Lendman
Stephen Lendman
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.