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UCmeNdc

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Mon Apr 15, 2024, 05:00 AM Apr 15

It's the media, stupid! [View all]

Inside the fight to overcome America's dangerous right-wing media machine

Vladimir Putin understands better than Democrats and Democratic donors how to seize control of a nation. And Democrats damn well better learn the lesson, and fast. Forget about the economy and even abortion: it’s the media, stupid!


When Putin wanted the Central African Republic (CAR) to give him multiple gold and mineral mines in that resource-rich country, the first thing his agent, Yevgeny Prigozhin, did was to buy a radio station and start running propaganda about the benefits of the CAR creating closer ties to Russia.

Similarly, when Putin wanted to put Trump into the White House, he had Prigozhin’s Internet Research Agency — a massive, well-funded troll farm based in St. Petersburg — use swing-state polling and other internal RNC confidential information to send more than 100 million targeted Facebook impressions to swing state Americans.

https://www.rawstory.com/raw-investigates/tucker-carlson-in-hungary/?rsplus&u=ca8d5d4220cd4440703e9e86c371d805442e646ae90d36b04e54df1be172e821&utm_source=Iterable&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Apr.14.2024_1.30pm

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