A Steve Bannon linked company is accused of unlawful spreading of covid 19 disinformation and is being investigated by the Feds.
Radio hosts like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh used the airwaves to spread false information about the COVID-19 crisis.
Russian intelligence services were using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said.
Two Russians who have held senior roles in Moscow’s military intelligence service known as the GRU have been identified as responsible for a disinformation effort meant to reach American and Western audiences, U.S. government officials said. They spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.
The information had previously been classified, but officials said it had been downgraded so they could more freely discuss it. Officials said they were doing so now to sound the alarm about the particular websites and to expose what they say is a clear link between the sites and Russian intelligence.
Among the headlines that caught the attention of U.S. officials were “Russia’s Counter COVID-19 Aid to America Advances Case for Détente,” which suggested that Russia had given urgent and substantial aid to the U.S. to fight the pandemic, and “Beijing Believes COVID-19 is a Biological Weapon,” which amplified statements by the Chinese.
And then we have the Republicans and Fox repeating the Russian propaganda.
US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation July 28, 2020
Fox News Is Preparing to Be Sued Over Coronavirus Misinformation
Polls show that Trish Regan, Sean Hannity, and others successfully bamboozled viewers about coronavirus. Now, Fox is reportedly lawyering up for a potential legal backlash. APRIL 6, 2020
All the President’s Lies About the Coronavirus
An unfinished compendium of Trump’s overwhelming dishonesty during a national emergency
Conclusion, right wingers are liars and they spread deadly disease for their own political advantage, which blew up their face.
and no, Trump was not responsible. mRNA vaccines had been worked on for almost a decade already and COVID-19 turned out to very similar to SARS and MERS so most of the work was already done. We got lucky.
As for rolling out the vaccines . . . Trump completely failed.
‘Fox is not news’: New CNN morning anchor debuts with blistering takedown of right-wing network
“The chyrons, those headlines you see at the bottom of your screen? They are getting noticeably more creative,” said Keilar. “Fox uses them to push their conspiracy theories that Biden is essentially senile … other Fox banners imply that Biden basically belongs in a home, and one of their main experts literally called in from his retirement home in Florida. Another is this guy, the infamous Fox doc they have on to give a quote ‘virtual medical examination’ then reaching the evidence-free conclusion Biden is off his rocker, pushes the theory he is the puppet of a deep state.”
“Fox reliably provides the public disservice of pandemic disinformation, and sometimes it uses pictures,” continued Keilar, showing a number of other Fox chyrons and graphics. “Top health officials shown in straight jackets … one year into the pandemic, despite undeniable evidence that masks work, Fox’s chief science officer, Mr. Karlsson suggests they’re a national security risk with the new headline. When the new president marked one year of grief and loss, fox got impatient, saying how dare the president not wrap up before the power hour cockamamie commentary.”
The cognitive dissonance of the MAGATs never fails to astound me…
On second thought, cognitive dissonance isn’t the correct term. No signs of cognition with them…
Shouldn’t the microphone be visible in 1 and 3, not 2?
Study: China, Russia played role in amplifying QAnon conspiracy 04/19/21
“MAGA logic” is self-contradictory.
The old dupe will never wake up.
Sure describes some Trumpers that I know! On the one hand they think Trump deserves all the credit for COVID vaccines, but on the other hand they refuse to get a shot because they still think it’s all a hoax… and they cannot perceive any logic problems with their arguments…
@#Rad-ish -Just another fairy tale!
That’s another thing that Joe needs to tackle or assign Kamala to do. Tell Putin, the KGB, the GRU and the rest of Russia to mind their damn business!! They think this still the Trump regime! But then again, Joe likes to do things at his own pace. I’m sure when he’s ready, he’ll get on the horn and blast them out!
Stuart Carlson and Jerry Resler
April 12, 2017
May 28, 2018