The Washington Post, along with the New York Times, was a staunch anti-Trump ally of the BBC, all three spreading unfounded rumours about Trump being a compromised Russian agent as truth.
They like to present themselves as the only trustworthy guardians of The Truth that can be relied upon and to that end work assiduously to smear and discredit as many other news and social media outlets as possible with charges of peddling fake news…..news and comment providers that is that are right-leaning and may support Donald Trump.
Here’s a classic Washington Post attempt to link the Drudge Report to Russia.…it is entirely spurious and total nonsense [the WaPo pretty much admits as much in the article!] but the WAPO doesn’t care because the article is intended to just spread the idea, instil doubt in readers and make them think maybe Drudge cannot be trusted…maybe he is pushing Russian fake news.
Look at the links it gives….it admits they are actually way down at the bottom of the Drudge Report amongst a multitude of other links. It also notes that the Washington Post itself is linked to by Drudge far more than to these other ‘dubious’ sites [RT, Sputnik and Infowars] and yet it ploughs on to try and suggest Drudge is suspiciously linking to far too many dodgy sites.
Just how many times has Drudge linked to these sites in a decade?
DrudgeReportArchives captures an image of the Drudge Report every two minutes, as it has for 16 years. We ran a script that checked the first update to Drudge Report after 9 a.m. on every day of the past decade, counting the number of times Drudge linked to Infowars, RT or Sputnik. Over that period, excluding the two standing links to Infowars, we tallied more than 1,000 links to those sites.
What!!!! So many times…..three sites linked to over 1000 times in 10 years….ye gods man…call the FBI!!! That’s one link every three or four days…holy smokes!!…..mobilise the army…the Reds are coming…oh wait…that’s a good thing isn’t it?
Look at the graph above and you can see that the WaPO has been linked to far, far more times.
The WaPo’s tag line is ‘Democracy Dies in Darkness’…and yet the WaPo is doing its utmost to close and and smear sites and news providers which provide opposing views, and news, to its own world view….as of course is the BBC.
The BBC and its ilk are the real danger to democracy not the likes of Drudge who link to all and sundry and provide a valuable service in bringing as many different points of view to the debate as possible.