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  • Koko (2408 posts)
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    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S.A.

    The New Yorker’s Big Cover Story Reveals Five Uncomfortable Truths About U.S. and Russia
    Glenn Greenwald

     

    The New Yorker is aggressively touting its 13,000-word cover story on Russia and Trump that was bylined by three writers, including the magazine’s editor-in-chief, David Remnick. Beginning with its cover image menacingly featuring Putin, Trump and the magazine’s title in Cyrillic letters, along with its lead cartoon dystopically depicting a UFO-like Red Square hovering over and phallically invading the White House, a large bulk of the article is devoted to what has now become standard – and very profitable – fare among East Coast news magazines: feeding Democrats the often-xenophobic, hysterical Russia-phobia for which they have a seemingly insatiable craving. Democratic media outlets have thus predictably cheered this opus for exposing “Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence on the presidential election.”

    But featured within the article are several interesting, uncomfortable, and often-overlooked facts about Putin, Trump and Democrats. Given that these points are made here by a liberal media organ that is vehemently anti-Trump, within an article dispensing what has become the conventional Democratic wisdom on Russia, it is well worth highlighting them:

    https://theintercept.com/2017/02/28/the-new-yorkers-big-cover-story-reveals-five-uncomfortable-truths-about-u-s-and-russia/

    canoeist52, DesertRat2015, broiles and 3 othersRadicleFantast, zeemike, HeartoftheMidwest like this

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  • zeemike (856 posts)
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    1. They have no respect for the intellect of the people

    They think they can just pound away at the Russians did it and Putin is the great evil one and we will just accept it as truth.

    But could they be right?…The left is so in hate with Trump that they are willing to overlook any lie, exaggeration or obvious propaganda to satisfy their hate rage against Trump to get even with him for stopping Hillary to gain her rightful place on the throne.

    And of course the right wing will be their allies in it because they still think Russia is a commie nation and probably always will…what a sucky time to be liberal…and what a dangerous time for this country.

    You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
    • jdpriestly (4418 posts)
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      2. I don't hate Russia, but I think it is very unconcerned about the environment

      and for that reason, we should stay away from a close relationship with Russia.

      Russia has oil and very little else to export at this point.  Oil and vodka.

      I don’t want us to become influenced by Russia’s views on the environment.

      War with Russia?  No.

      No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!
      • zeemike (856 posts)
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        3. Oh if that criteria was applied universaly.

        We would stay away from more than just Russia…The list of countries would be a long one…like China, India, and Mexico who pose a much worse threat to the environment than Russia. They have less than half as many people as we do.

        And then we have the likes of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the UAE who provide the most oil to the world and who kill gay people and stone women to death for being raped…and we say nothing about them…the hypocrisy boggles the mind.

        You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?”
        • jdpriestly (4418 posts)
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          4. True. But I fear that Trump has especially made energy deals with Russia,

          or that some of this aides have made them.

          No Truth!  No Trust!  Bernie or Bust!