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The Lyin' NYT's Handy Dandy 'Putin Done It!' DNC Infographic Smear

The New York Times takes lying to a whole 'nother level

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Ever since the Georgian war in 2008 the New York Times has been running a full-court defamation campaign against Russia and against Putin.  The Times is one of the worst offenders in presenting a balanced picture of Russian issues.

It seems the only person they detest almost as much as Putin is the Donald.

<figcaption>Just doing what they always do...</figcaption>
Just doing what they always do...

This infographic is a classic example of how the Times has perfected the art of the smear.  It leads with a top of the page / screen story with the headline:  Computer Systems Used by Clinton Campaign Are Said to Be Hacked, Apparently by Russians.  

The story cites an unnamed "federal law enforcement official".  That's it.  That is their evidence.  An unamed "federal law enforcement official."


But the smear is complete.  Near the top of the article one sees this wonderful mini-infographic:

Pretty convincing, huh?

Even if you don't click on it, the message is clear, there is that nasty Mr. Putin at the top of the scheme, and that suspicious Mr. Assange, and ominous words "smoking gun", no need to read it really, it's all pretty clear...

Except that when you click on it, you discover, there is no "smoking gun" - that is just a reference to a Gawker, of all things, headline.

See for yourself:


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