By the Senior Editor
Over the past year, since Russiagate has blown over for the most part, Sputnik News and Russia Today, the two major government controlled media operations (controlled by the same person) have embarrassingly fawned over Trump.
More than that, their slant has been decidedly racist, anti-Semitic (expressing virulent hatred for America’s liberal Jewish majority), anti-Hispaic/African American/Islamic America and anti-intellectual.
Above all, RT and Sputnik are willing to provide childish excuses for any Trump gaff, always joining Trump to go after the media, or his science advisors or his military advisors, everyone but William Barr and Rudy Giuliani.
To that extent they have repeatedly bashed Iran and Syria, both prime allies of Russia, whenever it serves Trump interests. Only when it comes to Turkey do they show mixed emotions.
The bias, which invariably piles up comment sections accusing the state run media giants of bad taste and pure idiocy, is so ham handed and unprofessional that it has made them a laughing stock.
Op Ed pieces are handed out to hack writers who package embarrassing propaganda.
All of this is suicidal because, at one time, RT and Sputnik, were the only partially trustworthy news sources around. With censorship in the US nearly total, they were bastions. Now, that’s been long gone.
With that, the Russian Trump-hogs have burned their audience, they have less than zero influence with what had been the brightest American news audience and now write for redneck militia types who would die before they turned to a Russia website.
Meaning? The whole thing is a game but perhaps worse, it lets many of us know exactly how much Russia hates the American people and has wished Trump on us knowing we would suffer horribly, as Americans are now.
If Americans were to admire Russia and Putin, and there had been reason to do this at one point, that reason is quickly going away.
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Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. He is a disabled veteran and has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades. Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.