Nicholas Confessore a technology writer for the New York Times, and MSNBC contributor, is pushing a new conspiracy theory in hopes to further heal the still tender bruises of Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat. His article “How Russia Harvested American Rage to Reshape U.S. Politics” claims a “shadowy Russian company” used Facebook posts as part of a “Russian program to influence the 2016 presidential election.”
“THE RUSSIAN-INFLUENCED NETWORKS FREQUENTLY PROMOTE OBSCURE CONSERVATIVE YOUTUBE CHANNELS SUCH AS THE NEXT NEWS NETWORK AND THE TRUMP BREAKING NEWS NETWORK.”
Now, after reading that I reached out to Nick at the Times for clarification. I Tweeted him asking, “since you provided no evidence for your claim, which of our videos did the Russians promote? Will you please present your evidence?”
Hours later and still no response. It would have been nice if he reached out for comment to ask my thoughts on our videos being promoted by a shadowy Russian outfit and used to fulfill the agenda of electing Donald Trump. But that didn’t happen. At least when the Washington Compost, blamed my Network for electing Donald Trump, pushing the same conspiracy theory as the Times, they DID reach out for comment.
Ironically the Russian state funded news channel, RT International, cared enough to ask my thoughts when the Washington Times pointed the finger at me.