The mainstream media continues to be on the wrong side of history.
The intel community has officially walked back the claim that Russia put “bounties” on US troops.
NEW: U.S. intel walks back blockbuster 'Russian bounties' claim https://t.co/jtPzfALH1L
— Noah Shachtman (@NoahShachtman) April 15, 2021
It was a blockbuster story about Russia’s return to the imperial “Great Game” in Afghanistan. The Kremlin had spread money around the longtime central Asian battlefield for militants to kill remaining U.S. forces. It sparked a massive outcry from Democrats and their #resistance amplifiers about the treasonous Russian puppet in the White House whose admiration for Vladimir Putin had endangered American troops.
But on Thursday, the Biden administration announced that U.S. intelligence only had “low to moderate” confidence in the story after all. Translated from the jargon of spyworld, that means the intelligence agencies have found the story is, at best, unproven—and possibly untrue.
“The United States intelligence community assesses with low to moderate confidence that Russian intelligence officers sought to encourage Taliban attacks U.S. and coalition personnel in Afghanistan in 2019 and perhaps earlier,” a senior administration official said.
Of course, this was used to help get Trump out of office.
Trump called this story a lie at the time but the Mainstream Media claimed it was true.
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) April 15, 2021
This was an obsession of the corporate media for weeks and Biden used it as a talking point in every interview and speech, despite military leaders saying there was a lack of evidence.
It was all disinformation meant to influence the election. https://t.co/b6MB1FzGZr
— Matt Wolking (@MattWolking) April 15, 2021
It was all lies. Of course.
U.S. Intel Walks Back Claim Russians Put Bounties on American Troops https://t.co/5ava4D9i6o
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) April 15, 2021
Now that the story would be damaging to Biden, we admit that it was fake. https://t.co/Ak4PNHByyu
— Michael Brendan Dougherty (@michaelbd) April 15, 2021
ALL. LIES. ALL OF IT. Trump said it was a lie and that became another one of his crimes. Now that Trump is “gone” all of us will be targets of lies to facilitate the cancel culture and destruction of the American way of life. https://t.co/oloRalKZc2
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) April 15, 2021
Classic fake news playbook:
1. The anti-Trump Deep State manufactures a lie to the press to damage him
2. The corrupt media treats the lie as a "fact" & gives it non-stop coverage, like the willful Dem partisans they are
3. After the damage is done, they admit it was all a lie https://t.co/AmAKtzvObY
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 15, 2021
The NYT v. Sullivan decision needs to be revoked.
Journalists should have to pay (financially) when they tell big lies which work defame any person.
CNN/DailyBeast/etc would collapse overnight.
Citizens who believe their lies would return to sanity. https://t.co/Nx1c3ZS9WJ
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 15, 2021
Will the Mainstream Media and Joe Biden apologize to the American people?
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