US magazine Newsweek once
again finds itself on the ropes.
the last year, US mainstream media outlets have given themselves
license to freely spray any and all slanderous accusations regarding
Russia into the public domain, and about Russian-based media outlets
in particular. One of the primary motivations for this festival of
defamation is of course political. Early on in the general election
conspiracy’ theory was promulgated by the White House and
the Clinton campaign and the mainstream media in order to damage
Trump’s credibility. After Clinton’s epic loss, legions of
Democratic Party affiliated journalists and Hillary Clinton
supporters in the media are still angry and upset about their
election loss and do not accept Donald Trump as their President. As a
result, many journalists are still using their positions in media to
act out in public, and mostly with the full backing of their
like-minded editors and media executives.
most of the endless scapegoating and lies about Russia and Trump
continue as annoying background noise, some of the US liberal
establishment’s fake news and libelous claims, likestories
made-up by CNN – are beginning to be challenged in the
courts – which is causing a panic on many mainstream editorial news
desks across America.
latest challenge to Newsweek and its shamed
staff writer Kurt Eichenwald follows on the current
‘blow-back’ trend line…
and RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan commented on the removal by
Newsweek of false stories about Trump “conspiring with Russia,”
saying it “deleted the lies about us, fearing court proceedings.”
continue explaining to various newsweeks that
lying is bad,” Simonyan told Sputnik.
comments come after Newsweek was forced to take down two erroneous
articles by journalistKurt
claiming that US President Donald Trump had conspired with Russia, as
well as smearing former Sputnik editor William Moran.
Friday, Moran said that a settlement had been reached, but did not
provide any further details, saying that the deal was confidential
between the two sides.
October, Moran mistakenly attributed an article by Eichenwald to
Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal and, realizing his mistake,
deleted the article 20 minutes later. However, while the piece was
online, Eichenwald saw it and imagined collusion between the Trump
campaign, Sputnik, and Wikileaks.
the time, numerous media outlets (some usually quite critical of
Russia) spoke out against Eichenwald. The Washington Post said that
at best misleading,” while
BuzzFeed proved that Trump and Moran quoted the same erroneous tweet,
which was widespread online.
then contacted Eichenwald, attempting to clarify the situation and
expecting Eichenwald to retract the story.
however, did not happen. Instead, Eichenwald asked him to stay silent
in exchange for a job as political reporter with The New Republic,
and warned him about the potential consequences if the young
Moran turned down the offer and went public
with his version of events.
has left the field of journalism and is currently pursuing a law
degree, Sputnik news agency said.
is an established brand of 80 years and yet it is not even in
Sputnik’s league in terms of global web traffic and
geopolitical analyst and executive editor at 21stCenturyWire.com,
said. News outlets like RT and Sputnik are winning in the ratings
battle with many US and UK English language media platforms, he said,
and explained why this is happening.
is simply because the Russia-based English language outlets are
filling a demand for real international news and edgy opinion. They
are simply feeding a massive audience out there which has been
intentionally neglected for decades by Western establishment media
conglomerates who have always enjoyed a monopoly on the global
English language market. A network like RT, and a website like
Sputnik, are only filling a demand which was always there.”