US media opens anti-Russia witch hunt to cover-up (real) DNC scandal

US media opens anti-Russia witch hunt to cover-up (real) DNC scandal, by Robert Bridge.

What course of action should the US media take when a batch of leaked emails reveal dirty dealings inside of the Democratic National Committee in a pivotal election year? Blame the Russians, of course. …

Alleging that Russia is to blame for attempting to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election is not only a delightful piece of nonsense; it is subterfuge on a grand scale.

[C]laims that the Russians are attempting to hijack the 2016 presidential elections is a scurrilous attempt to conceal the really salacious aspects of the DNC email bombshell, which The Washington Post article barely skims. It had nothing to do with Russia, of course, but rather with the explosive content of the leaked DNC correspondences, which revealed a concerted effort to sideline Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton.

On the Richter Scale of political intrigue, this would rate about a 9.5 (almost on par with the Watergate scandal, I’d reckon, which finished Richard Nixon’s career), and deserves to be the subject of yet another election-year FBI probe. …

[T]he discerning reader will glean nothing from ‘reading between the lines’ of this article, but must fill in the glaring blanks for themselves. Not only does the Post article conspicuously avoid mentioning Sanders, it also fails to discuss the untimely death of Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was gunned down in Washington, D.C. on July 8, 2016.

Lies by omission, deception by distraction, politically correct media at work. Where would Clinton be without them?

So even though there may be some miniscule “hint” that Russia played a part in the DNC email dump, the US media jumps on that 0.00001 percent chance as some sort of absolute certainty, and proceeds to splash Russia and Putin across the front pages, while obliterating the truly important story buried below a pile of anti-Russia hype and hysteria. When will nation states be able to sue for defamation of character? What would American criminals do without a Russian fall guy?

hat-tip Stephen Neil