Guardian reporter Luke Harding, and TRNN’s Aaron Maté discuss
Russiagate and Harding’s new book “Collusion: Secret Meetings,
Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win.”
has never hidden his paranoia and disdain for Russian President
Vladimir Putin…and in this Real News interview is so embarrassed
by Aaron Maté’s calm pushback against claims made in his
fictional book, that Harding, stuttering
and clearly flustered,
cuts off the interview before host Maté can even say a proper
one point, Maté makes fun of Harding’s assertion that Russian
spies are everywhere because
of their affinity to use smiley emoticons during their communication.
people who promote the “Russian influence” nonsense are political
operatives or hacks. Take for example Luke Harding of
just published a book titled Collusion:
Secret Meetings, Dirty Money, and How Russia Helped Donald Trump Win.
He was taken apart in a Real
about the book. The
interviewer pointed out that there is absolutely no evidence in the
book to support its claims. When asked for any proof for his
assertion Harding defensively says that he is just “storytelling”
– in other words: its fiction.Harding
earlier wrote a book about Edward Snowden which was a similar sham.
Julian Assange called it “a
hack job in the purest sense of the term”.
Harding is also known as plagiarizer. When he worked in Moscow he
copied stories and passages from the now defunctExile,
run by Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames. The Guardianhad
to publish an apology.