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AUGUST 2020

This Is How Propaganda’s Supposed To Work: 60% In US Believe Fake Russia Bounty Story

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Originally appeared at ZeroHedge

It’s the same Russiagate playbook that’s sadly been the norm for years: breathless headlines are issued, the “walls are closing in”, then officials and media begin slowly walking back key aspects, and said walk-backs are buried in back sections of the Times, the substance of the story is memory-holed, while the vague imprint of the headline remains on the American consciousness.

A who’s who of top intelligence and military officials have now denied the the Russian bounties to kill American troops in Afghanistan story which originated in The New York Times weeks ago. The outlets behind the initial reporting themselves have been slowly forced to qualify the story into oblivion.

And yet a new Reuters/Ipsos polls finds that 60% of Americans view that allegation as “believable.” 

This Is How Propaganda's Supposed To Work: 60% In US Believe Fake Russia Bounty Story
Appears in print on June 27, 2020, Section A, Page 1 

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