cont.“The Russian objective then was to disrupt U.S. international relations and undermine U.S. power in the world, and undermine the appeal of U.S. democracy to other countries,” says Dudziak, and Lodge was reflecting a central concern at the State Department at the time: The Soviet propaganda was working. American diplomats were reporting back both their chagrin and the difficulty of preaching democracy when images of the violence around the civil rights movement were reported all over the world, and amplified by Soviet or communist propaganda. On a trip to Latin America, then-Vice President Richard Nixon and his wife were met with protestors chanting, “Little Rock! Little Rock!” Secretary of State John Foster Dulles complained that “this situation was ruining our foreign policy. The effect of this in Asia and Africa will be worse for us than Hungary was for the Russians.” Ultimately, he prevailed on Eisenhower to insert a passage into his national address on Little Rock that directly addressed the discrepancy that Soviet propaganda was highlighting—and spinning as American hypocrisy. Whenever the Soviet Union was criticized for its human rights abuses, the rebuttal became, “And you lynch Negroes.”https //www theatlantic com/international/archive/2017/10/russia-facebook-race/542796/[PF Note2020/09/30: The Atlantic is reputed to “lean left” or have a left bias*. However, the Atlantic article here offers an alternative viewpoint. A left bias could try to blame the Russians for “making the left look bad”, so watch for that in the article below. We need to understand the arguments and keep our minds open and flexible. There does seem to be a possible element of truth in this article, as leftists have been working with the minority/LGBT groups in the Black Lives Matter system.]Alternative View: Russian interference another whacky “conspiracy theory”?Washington Examiner2020/06/30 Democrats return to pushing conspiracy theories about Russiaby Becket Adams, Commentary Writer https //www washingtonexaminer com/opinion/democrats-return-to-pushing-conspiracy-theories-about-russiaExcerpt: Democrats and their allies in the press never really abandoned their Russian conspiracy-mongering. They merely set it aside momentarily to pursue other interests. White House officials allegedly briefed President Trump recently on a “Russian military intelligence unit secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces in Afghanistan — including targeting American troops,” according to the New York Times. The scandal is not so much the reported Russian scheme but that the president apparently did nothing about it even after he was briefed on the matter. With the reemergence of a news story involving the Russians, Trump, and an alleged abdication of presidential duties, Democrats and their allies in the news media are again promoting a variety of conspiracy theories alleging Moscow secretly controls the White House.Excerpt: “I think one reason the elections weren’t what they should have been was because the Russians manipulated the votes. It’s that simple," Reid told the Washington Post. “It doesn’t take a math expert to understand that by changing a few votes, the outcome will be different. So, I have no doubt.” There is not a shred of evidence to back up this allegation. In fact, a Senate Intelligence Committee determined specifically there was "no evidence of changed votes or manipulated vote tallies" in its investigation of Russia's 2016 election meddling. That Reid and Pelosi should thus descend into fever-swamps is perhaps not a surprise. But the disappointing thing is that there has been virtually no pushback from the press against their kooky conspiracy theories.https //www washingtonexaminer com/opinion/democrats-return-to-pushing-conspiracy-theories-about-russiaCold War (also seen above)During the Cold War, the Kremlin similarly sought to plant fake news and foment discontent, but was limited by the low-tech methods available at the time….https //www theatlantic com/international/archive/2017/10/russia-facebook-race/542796/Old Tendencies before BLMNPR2017/10/30 Russians Targeted U.S. Racial Divisions Long Before 2016 And Black Lives Matterhttps //www npr org/2017/10/30/560042987/russians-targeted-u-s-racial-divisions-long-before-2016-and-black-lives-matter“Russian Lives Matter”The Curious Case of ‘Russian Lives Matter’https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/07/11/the-curious-case-of-russian-lives-matter/Elections2020NY Times2020/03/10 Russia Trying to Stoke U.S. Racial Tensions Before Election, Officials SayRussian intelligence services are trying to incite violence by white supremacist groups to sow chaos in the United States, American intelligence officials said. By Julian E. Barnes and Adam Goldmanhttps://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/10/us/politics/russian-interference-race.htmlMedia Possible BiasAbout The Atlantic* Atlantic possible biashttps://www.allsides.com/news-source/atlanticThe Atlantic media bias rating is Lean Left.As of August 2018, 2,178 AllSides readers agree that The Atlantic's media bias is Lean Left.AllsidesThe Atlantic is an American magazine (founded as The Atlantic Monthly) in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1857. It was created as a literary and cultural commentary magazine. It quickly achieved a national reputation, which it has held for more than 150 years. It was important for recognizing and publishing new writers and poets, and encouraging major careers. It published leading writers' commentary on abolition, education, and other major issues in contemporary political affairs.https://www.allsides.com/news-source/atlanticOn The AtlanticFox News2018/04/05 Liberal magazine The Atlantic drops writer who claimed abortions should be 'treated like homicide'https //www foxnews com/entertainment/liberal-magazine-the-atlantic-drops-writer-who-claimed-abortions-should-be-treated-like-homicide. By Samuel ChamberlainExcerpt: The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic magazine announced Thursday that the publication was "parting ways" with conservative writer Kevin Williamson two weeks to the day after he was hired, citing Williamson's earlier comments against abortion.On PolitifactThe Atlantichttps://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2011/12/politifact-just-lost-left/334047/2011/12/20 PolitiFact Just Lost the LeftPulitzer-winning factchecking operation Politifact shattered its rapport with the liberal media Tuesday after it crowned left-wing attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare plan the "Lie of the Year" for 2011. JOHN HUDSONDECEMBER 20, 2011RELATED INFORMATIONRussian Disinformation in General - Accusations against Legislators - TopicsBrookings2022/02/08 Russia’s Wagner Group in Africahttps://www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2022/02/08/russias-wagner-group-in-africa-influence-commercial-concessions-rights-violations-and-counterinsurgency-failure/Politico2020/08/05 Johnson and Grassley push back against accusations they're spreading Russian disinformation“It is certainly our goal to eradicate foreign influence from our elections,” Johnson and Grassley wrote in a letter. By Andrew Desideriohttps //www politico com/news/2020/08/05/johnson-and-grassley-push-back-against-accusations-theyre-spreading-russian-disinformation-391772The Atlantic2018/08 Russia is co-opting angry young men.https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/08/russia-is-co-opting-angry-young-men/568741/Updates 2023/02/25; 2020/09/30 BLM15 Russian link to USA race wars page started;
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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Stop Racism, Reverse-Racism, Civil Rights as Warfare•Articles TopicsoRussian linked to Race Wars/Political Interference? oAlternative View: Russian interference another whacky “conspiracy theory”? •Links List•Possible Media BiasoOn The Atlantic▪Fox News-2018/04/05oPF CommentoOn POlitifactoAllsidesoJews/Israelis -Warning about their possible biases in news articles •History/Tendencies of Russia’s link to USA Civil Rights InfluenceoCold War EraoOld Tendencies before BLMoElections▪2020o“Russian Lives Matter”•Related InformationSampling of Articles•The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars. From propaganda posters to Facebook ads, 80-plus years of Russian meddling.oThe Atlantic-2017/10/21 •Democrats return to pushing conspiracy theories about RussiaoWashington Examiner-2020/06/30•Russians Targeted U.S. Racial Divisions Long Before 2016 And Black Lives MatteroNPR-2017/10/30•The Curious Case of ‘Russian Lives Matter’oForeign Policy-2020/07/11
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----------------------------------------------------------------------------------ARTICLES Russians linked to Race Wars/Political Interference?The Atlantic2017/10/21 The History of Russian Involvement in America's Race Wars. From propaganda posters to Facebook ads, 80-plus years of Russian meddling. JULIA IOFFEhttps //www theatlantic com/international/archive/2017/10/russia-facebook-race/542796/Excerpt: According to a spate of recent reports, accounts tied to the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency—a Russian “troll factory”— used social media and Google during the 2016 electoral campaign to deepen political and racial tensions in the United States. The trolls, according to an interview with the Russian TV network TV Rain, were directed to focus their tweets and comments on socially divisive issues, like guns. But another consistent theme has been Russian trolls focusing on issues of race. Some of the Russian ads placed on Facebook apparently targeted Ferguson and Baltimore, which were rocked by protests after police killings of unarmed black men; another showed a black woman firing a rifle. Other ads played on fears of illegal immigrants and Muslims, and groups like Black Lives Matter….Except for the technology used, however, these tactics are not exactly new. They are natural outgrowths of a central component of covert influence campaigns, like the one Russia launched against the United States during the 2016 election: make discord louder; divide and conquer. “Covert influence campaigns don’t create divisions on the ground, they amplify divisions on the ground,” says Michael Hayden, who ran the NSA under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and then became CIA director. During the Cold War, the Kremlin similarly sought to plant fake news and foment discontent, but was limited by the low-tech methods available at the time….