Pro-government “journalists” fired for repeated lies

For years, government-trusters and pro-government journalists have ran with stories that (private sector) money in politics corrupts election outcomes.

But every aspect of the “campaign finance reform” movement proves to be untrue. In fact, Donald Trump managed to defeat Hillary in the recent U.S. presidential election despite BEING OUTSPENT BY MORE THAN 2-TO-1.

So the “mainstream” (meaning pro-government) press has been pushing a narrative suggesting that Russian interference with the election accounts for Trump’s victory.

This meme is based on nothing but anonymous sources and innuendo.

Now crusading journalist Glenn Greenwald reports on recent resignations of pro-government “journalists” at CNN. These “journalists” were caught fabricating news links between the election victory of Donald Trump and Russian interference.

Over and over, U.S. major media outlets have published claims about The Russia Threat that turned out to be completely false – always in the direction of exaggerating the threat and/or inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle. In virtually all cases, those stories involved evidence-free assertions from anonymous sources which these media outlets uncritically treated as fact, only for it to be revealed that they were entirely false.