Moderate Rebels episode 8
Ben Norton and Max Blumenthal discuss how the narrative of Russian “hacking” of US politics has gone off the deep end, with supposedly serious news reports on how the Kremlin purportedly used puppy memes and Pokemon to undermine American democracy.
We are joined by journalist Aaron Maté to discuss the madness.
This episode also features an ad for an upcoming documentary film series, “Russia’s Plot to Make America Racist.”
Aaron Maté, “Russiagate Is More Fiction Than Fact“, The Nation, 6 October 2017
Aaron Maté, “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a ‘Russia Connection’ Lurking Around Every Corner“, The Intercept, 12 April 2017
Timothy Snyder’s historical revisionism
Daniel Lazare, “Timothy Snyder’s Lies“, Jacobin, 9 September 2014
The fascist “double genocide” myth
Ben Norton, “In Flashy New Film, NATO Celebrates Nazi Collaborators Who Murdered Jews in the Holocaust“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 20 July 2017
Dovid Katz, “The ‘Double Genocide’ Theory“, Jewish Currents, 26 October 2017
Saudi bots supporting Trump
Ben Norton, “‘Trump Will Destroy Iran!’ Saudis Cheer on Anti-Muslim President“, AlterNet Grayzone Project, 8 February 2017
Jamie Kirchick lying and libeling
Ben Norton, “No, they don’t support Trump: Smeared left-wing writers debunk the myth“, Salon, 17 August 2016