Russian thumbs have been on the scales as well as on the screens. Only willful ignorance keeps so many usefully idiotic assets still in power.
In which I think I understand. The Trump-Russia Investigation and the Mafia State https://t.co/wAe7doaUrD
— masha gessen (@mashagessen) January 31, 2019
A study of how English-language state Russian media talks about U.S. presidential candidates found Rep. Tulsi Gabbard had the most positive mentions. Fmr. VP Joe Biden had the most negative mentions. https://t.co/LsZ8ZX87OW
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 29, 2019
Next, we downloaded recent tweets from the accounts tweeting #TulsiMediaBlackout and used the hashtags to classify the accounts by political alignment/preferred candidate. The first several hours of traffic were driven almost entirely by pro-Yang rather than pro-Gabbard accounts. pic.twitter.com/FG6T8eGKie
— Conspirador Norteño (@conspirator0) November 30, 2019
I just find it so very odd that someone at the Russian Embassy in South Africa sent out a tweet defending Tulsi.
— The Time Traveler 🩸🦷🐝🌊 (@TheTimeTravell3) November 30, 2019
DT will go down in history as the 1 American president to have willingly betrayed his own country in service to a foreign enemy. His acts of treason will be taught in history books for generations to come, and the name Trump will become synonymous with treachery.@joncoopertweets
— Alida#NeedToRemoveThem🆘 (@palomacreative) November 30, 2019
Right now, Republicans are wielding impeachment mostly as an offensive weapon, and Democrats are generally playing defense or changing the subject as 2020 congressional races rev up. It's unclear how potent the issue will be by Election Day. https://t.co/yonM29cDP3
— The Associated Press (@AP) November 30, 2019
Noam Chomsky warns a centrist Democratic nominee will result in the ‘tragedy’ of a second Trump termhttps://t.co/BPcjYFjWj6
— Raw Story (@RawStory) November 30, 2019
December 7 will be Noam Chomsky’s 91st birthday, and the veteran author/journalist hasn’t grown any less critical of centrism within the Democratic Party. During an interview with Truthout’s C.J. Polychroniou, Chomsky warned against Democrats going too centrist in the 2020 presidential election — which he fears could result in President Donald Trump winning a second term.
“I find it psychologically impossible to discuss the 2020 election without emphasizing, as strongly as possible, what is at stake: survival, nothing less,” Chomsky told Truthout. “Four more years of Trump may spell the end of much of life on Earth, including organized human society in any recognizable form. Strong words, but not strong enough.”