The Obama administration is dragging Russia into the US presidential election to manipulate American voters for the benefit of Hillary Clinton, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, adding that email revelations have nothing to do with Russia’s interests.
US intelligence officials last week accused the Russian government of being behind a series of hacks which targeted the Democratic National Convention and the Hillary Clinton campaign. … Russia denies any involvement in the cyberattacks.
Putin is accurate about the distraction, and believable:
“They caused this [anti-Russian] hysteria with a sole goal to distract the public from the essence of what the hackers leaked,” Putin said at an economic forum in Moscow, referring to the hacking allegations.
“It’s basically a way of manipulating public opinion, but for some reason nobody discusses that. They only talk about who did it.”
“They say it was in Russia’s interest. There are no Russian interests involved,” he stated.
The “Russian hack” story is so obviously a distraction from the damaging material in the emails, gleefully pursued by the media to advantage Hillary.
Lion of the Blogosphere comments:
If a tree falls in the forest, but the mainstream media doesn’t report on it, does it mean anything?
The mainstream media has treated the Podesta emails as a minor thing compared to Trump talking in a low-class uncouth manner on a videotape. Trump being uncouth is a bigger story than actual corruption in the government.
Trump is doing the right thing by talking it up at his campaign rallies. Hopefully, Trump + Drudge + Breitbart will force the mainstream media to pay attention.