Amid ‘Russiagate’ Hysteria, What Are the Facts?

Amid ‘Russiagate’ Hysteria, What Are the Facts?


We must end this Russophobic insanity


By Jack F. Matlock, Jr.

June 4, 2018

That saying – often misattributed to Euripides – comes to mind most mornings when I pick up The New York Times and read the latest “Russiagate” headlines, which are frequently featured across two or three columns on the front page above the fold. This is an almost daily reminder of the hysteria that dominates our Congress and much of our media.

Originally published by The Nation on June 1, 2018, here

The New York Times, of course, is not the only offender. Its editorial attitude has been duplicated or exaggerated by most other media outlets in the United States, electronic and print. Unless there is a mass shooting in progress, it can be hard to find a discussion of anything else on CNN. Increasingly, both in Congress and in our media, it has been accepted as a fact that “Russia” interfered in the 2016 election.

So what are the facts?

The author then lists 7 facts to the effect that there is no proof of a measurable influence by Russia on the U.S. presidential election.

Read Jack Matlock full analysis here and ask yourself why such an article – rather sensational as it is – does not hit the frontpages of Western mainstream media.




One Response to "Amid ‘Russiagate’ Hysteria, What Are the Facts?"

  1. Lis Lendal   June 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

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