America Needs Truth and Reconciliation on Russiagate

Source: TK News
by Matt Taibbi

“A new thread today in the #TwitterFiles is about a fake news story from early 2018: THE RUSSIAGATE LIES – One: The Fake Tale of Russian Bots and the #ReleaseTheMemo Hashtag … Remember this one? Russian bots and trolls were blamed by virtually every major news organization in the country for amplifying the hashtag #ReleaseTheMemo. The files contain a mass of emails from executives blowing up this ridiculous story, once and for all. The #ReleaseTheMemo scandal was one of the more shameful episodes in the recent history of our media, but taken seriously by all but one or two mainstream editors at the time. All citing the same dubious source — the Hamilton 68 ‘dashboard’ trumpeted by former FBI counterintelligence official and current MSNBC contributor Clint Watts — they insisted Russians deployed Twitter bot-armies to whip up cyber-support for Republican congressmann Devin Nunes.” (01/12/23)