A former Breitbart News ‘reporter’ just announced that he’s launching a radio show with a Russian propaganda network. Lee Stranahan, who once worked as a Breitbart ‘investigative reporter,’ told The Atlantic, “I’m on the Russian payroll now, when you work at Sputnik you’re being paid by the Russians.
“That’s what it is. I don’t have any qualms about it. Nothing about it really affects my position on stuff that I’ve had for years now,” Stranahan said.
We’re sure the Russians’ pay is more appetizing for the far-right-wing blogger since Stranahan was reportedly paid $100 per ‘article’ on Breitbart. In 2014, Sputnik was created by the Russian government-controlled news agency Rossiya Segodnya, and the network has offices in various countries, as well as in Washington, D.C.
Stranahan quit Breitbart last month, alleging that its Washington political editor, Matthew Boyle, would not allow him to cover White House press briefings.
“There’s no restrictions on what I can say, what I can do, anything like that,” Stranahan said. “I’m not easily controllable.”
The Atlantic reports:
Stranahan says he is not bothered by the idea of working for a Russian government outlet, and rejects the narrative that Trump is too close to Russia.
“I think the whole narrative trying to tie Trump to Russia is a huge problem,” said Stranahan, who now works for the Russians, adding that the claims were “bogus.”
Stranahan is no ‘investigative reporter’ so he would easily fit in with another propagandist site. In 2013, Stranahan went to Steubenville, Ohio, to cover a reported rape case which was covered up by the football-worshipping town. Within an hour or so of arriving in the town, Stranahan determined that there was no cover-up of evidence. Just like that. The perpetrators were found guilty and it probably didn’t help their case that the two football players carted her seemingly unconscious body from party to party, then sent tweets out referring to the girl as ‘the dead body.’
Stranahan has been referred to as a pimp before and we don’t mean just politically. In a domain owned by Lee Stranahan in 2004, an offer was made by the now-Sputnik employee to have his wife pose with you for the price of $299. He’s more like a pornographer.
Here’s a 2014 tweet of his.
I’m not saying Putin is humiliating Pres. Obama but the last time a Russian treated an African-American this way, Apollo Creed died.
— Lee Stranahan (@stranahan) March 1, 2014
The FBI is investigating whether far-right news websites and outlets such as Breitbart, Infowars and Sputnik contributed to Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.
We’re glad that Stranahan appears to have gotten his dentures finally, though. He even made a plea for donations after finding that his dental insurance was no longer active. “Toothless beggars can’t be choosers,” he wrote in 2011. So from there, he eventually ended up at Sputnik.
His lack of morals will be right at home at Sputnik, just as they were at Breitbart.
Америка первая, Lee?
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