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by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.orgHome – Stephen Lendman)

On domestic and geopolitical issues mattering most, the Times is a lying machine, an instrument of mass deception — not the newspaper of record.

The claim is part of its mass deception drumbeat, featured in daily editions.

The broadsheet is militantly hostile toward nations free from US control, notably Russia and China.

State-approved propaganda pieces show up regularly with invented reasons to vilify them — sans evidence because none exists.

The Times is front and center in pushing the Big Lie about a “vast (Russian) cyberattack” on private targets and government departments.

Whenever these type accusations surface, no verifiable evidence supports them for good reason.

There is none!

In its latest edition, the Times dubiously claimed that “Russian hackers who penetrated United States government agencies (sic) broke into the email system used by the Treasury Department’s most senior leadership (sic).”

Its source? A Dem Russophobic US official!

Evidence cited? None!

GOP Senator Marco Rubio repeated the Big Lie, saying:

It’s “clear that Russian intelligence conducted the gravest cyber intrusion in our history (sic).”

“The process of determining its extent and assessing the damage is underway.” 

“Remediation will take time and significant resources. Our response must be proportional but significant.”

Separately, he tweeted:

“The methods used to carry out the cyberhack are consistent with Russian cyber operations (sic).”

“America must retaliate, and not just with sanctions.” 

The Times claimed it learned that Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s “email account had not been breached” — an obvious red flag not to pass over with no further comment which it did.

If email accounts of US Treasury officials were breached, why would not Mnuchin’s have been one of them?

He also said no “classified systems” were breached. Nor was there damage or information otherwise compromised.

Pentagon Cyber Command spokeswoman Capt. Katrina Cheesman said “no evidence of compromises” in (its) network were found.

The above red flags debunk phony Russophobic accusations that keep resurfacing with disturbing regularity.

It’s further reasons among many others to discredit accusations of Russian hacking.

Days earlier, Moscow’s Washington embassy slammed the phony accusation, saying the following:

Blaming Russia for an alleged cyberattack is “another unfounded attempt…to blame” Moscow for what it had nothing to do with — if, in fact, anything happened which is doubtful.

“We declare responsibly (that) malicious activities in the information space contradicts the principles of the Russian foreign policy, national interests and our understanding of interstate relations.” 

“Russia does not conduct offensive operations in the cyber domain,” the embassy stressed.

In September, Vladimir Putin proposed “a comprehensive program of measures to restore Russian-US cooperation in the field of international information security. We have received no reply from Washington.” 

“Many of our other suggestions to start constructive and equal dialogue with the US remain unanswered,” Russian’s embassy in Washington explained.

A Final Comment

Separately, the Times commented on longtime CIA collaborator/perpetrator of anti-Russia hoaxes Alexey Navalny’s latest Big Lie.

Citing no verifiable evidence, he dubiously claimed to have “tricked” a Russian security official into “confessing” to a plot to kill him (sic).

According to Times propaganda, it involved “planting poison on his underpants (sic).”

The Times admitted that there’s “no independent confirmation” of his dubious claim — because it clearly lacks legitimacy.

So why did the Times publish a propaganda piece featuring it?

Claiming Russia poisoned Navalny with a novichok nerve agent last summer failed the smell test.

It’s the deadliest known substance that’s able to kill anyone exposed to a minute amount in minutes.

Navalny is alive and well in Germany. If exposed to novichok, he’d be dead.

Instead of featuring facts, the Times publishes fiction on major issues and related ones.

Instead of journalism the way it’s supposed to be, state-approved propaganda is featured.

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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.