This is wild. Three days after Seth Rich was killed, Russian intelligence drafted a fake memo implicating Rich in the DNC email hack. It soon popped up online, and the conspiracy theories snowballed
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Wow. Yahoo News reporting that the Seth Rich conspiracy, which received a ton of airtime on Fox News, was planted by Russian intelligence
Well this is a BFD. Russian Intelligence agents are reportedly responsible for planting the Seth Rich conspiracy theory — you know, the one that Roger Stone, Julian Assange, Alex Jones, & Sean Hannity turned into headline news.
THREAD: In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that DNC staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton via
Steve Bannon is scum who peddled the Seth Rich conspiracy. “Huge story … he was a Bernie guy … it was a contract kill, obviously,” then-White House chief strategist Steve Bannon texted to a CBS “60 Minutes” producer about Rich on March 17, 2017
All you corrupt, mean spirited, hurtful, politically motivated people need to apologize to the Rich family. Now.
. reports Fox editors think the anonymous source for its Seth Rich conspiracy theory article may not exist. Perhaps this is why, more than two years later, the network's "internal investigation" into that reporting hasn't been made public.
., having reported on the Seth Rich conspiracy theory being Russian propaganda, explains why and how Fox News and Sean Hannity latched on to it:
While he was working in the White House, Steve Bannon pitched a 60 Minutes producer the Seth Rich conspiracy story, saying it was a "contract kill, obviously"
This investigative piece (Conspiracyland) details how the Seth Rich conspiracy theory (rooted in Russian disinfo) flowed from obscure alt media sites through the conspiracy theory ecosystem and into the televisions of some 40% of Americans through Fox News
Russian intelligence was behind Seth Rich conspiracy story, ⁦⁩ reports in ⁦⁩ Conspiracyland podcast
Yahoo News reports that the Seth Rich conspiracy theory — promoted on Fox News and other right-wing outlets — was first circulated by Russia's foreign intelligence service.
This is the poster child for how Russia made fake news go viral on the internet, trying to conceal its theft of DNC emails & dividing Americans along party lines. Important cautionary tale for all of us who want Russia out of US politics.
. reports Russian intelligence planted the fake story about the murder of DNC staffer Seth Rich. The story was promoted by: - Fox News - The Washington Times - Sean Hannity - Steve Bannon - Jay Sekulow - Roger Stone - Alex Jones - Julian Assange
Nice EXCLUSIVE on how the "Hillary killed Seth Rich" lie was created by the SVR. I reported exactly this 2 years ago. Welcome to the party,
Yahoo News says its reviewed text messages showing Steve Bannon pushed the Seth Rich conspiracy to a 60 Mins producer while he was in the White House.
To those who pushed the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, congratulations, you were all useful idiots in a Russian intelligence operation, according to
Russian intelligence agents planted the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, according to new scoop. Then Steve Bannon promoted it.
We already know that conservative media personalities + alt-world media/social media conspiracists will happily take Kremlin lies & mainstream them into American brains. On Thursday, White House hosts many of the conspiracists at its "social media summit"
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REVEALED: The original conspiracy theory about DNC staffer Seth Rich's murder was planted by the Russian SVR, that country's version of the CIA. Subscribe to Yahoo News' Conspiracyland w/ now for more details
The Seth Rich conspiracy was started by Russian intelligence, per : I wonder how feels about being used by Russians to spread their disinformation.
This Yahoo report about Russia hyping a Seth Rich conspiracy shortly after his death is interesting. But it's easy to find examples of others making the same claim prior to the alleged Russian rumor.
It's very appropriate that this reporting about the Seth Rich conspiracy is coming out the week of the White House's "Social Media Summit." In both cases, what passes for "news stories" are mostly fabrications designed to deceive and manipulate voters.
Yahoo reports that the Seth Rich conspiracy stemmed from a Russian intelligence operation. Roger Stone, Jay Sekulow, Julian Assange, Sean Hannity, Steve Bannon being the useful idiots
Wow. “You’re used, you’re lied to, you’re a pawn in your own son’s death,” said Mary Rich, Seth Rich’s mom. “This is worse than losing my son the first time. This is like losing him all over again.”
"Fox News later announced it was conducting an internal investigation into how the story came to be posted on its website. The results have never been disclosed..." This is one of the most damning facts about Fox as a news organization. For the full story
This is a remarkable story from ⁦⁩. It would have merited a #BabyCannon blast had I noticed it before now.
This is what I discovered over and over again, both in Russia and the U.S.: the people who pride themselves most on their skepticism of mainstream narratives and being able to see past them to the "truth," are the same ones who are most easily duped.
I am calling bullshit on this one. Donna Brazille certainly shit herself when Seth got killed, and she said so in public.
Fake Conspiracy Theories for Dummies: 1. Find a government employee murdered in botch robbery 2. Claim that it was a "hit" by a Presidential candidate 3. Leak info to Alex Jones, Roger Stone 4. Steve Bannon goes on Hannity/Fox News 5. Report to Putin
The Seth Rich conspiracy theory was planted by the SVR, says Isikoff.
Another trip into a different dark corner of the Republican smear machine. Creepy beyond belief. Hold your nose.
Go back and see what Newt Gingrich, among others, said about Seth Rich, the DNC, Russia, and WikiLeaks. It is truly nauseating, if we are capable of nausea at this stage.
"The Yahoo News investigation uncovered new evidence that the false claim that Rich was the victim of a political assassination was advanced by one of the White House’s most senior officials at the time." via
“I wish they had the chance to experience the hell we have gone through. Because this is worse than losing my son the first time. This is like losing him all over again.”-Seth Rich's mother Mary to on a deeply ugly right-wing conspiracy theory.
When I read reports such as 's, I think that needs to update her (great) book "Useful Idiots." Even today, Americans are manipulated by the Kremlin -- and some of them were the wariest back in the Cold War. A bizarre development.
Hi, . Remember when you agreed with a tweeter who supported Seth Rich conspiracy? it was when you wrote that shoddy piece about how the DNC hack had to be an inside job. I hope you'll check this out
The Russian origins of the Seth Rich conspiracy theory. via
Look: Putin's Kremlin is an enemy of the United States. Many R's are loath to admit this, for obvious reasons. If the Kremlin had interfered for the D's, the D's would be loath to admit it (and the R's would be howling). But all Americans should be clear.