Yes, it was all Putin’s fault. “Experts say” he stole the emails to enhance Donald Trump’s chances of winning the election.
It is a magnificent distraction; and it has worked so far. With the “mainstream” media in Hillary’s corner, what can possibly go wrong? Bête noire Putin, second only to Jack Palance as Central Casting’s evil incarnate, has been pilloried by Hillary and her media minions, who accuse Putin of giving the emails to WikiLeaks to discredit the Clinton campaign. But why?
Unspoken is the (highly dubious) major premise that Putin would prefer to have Donald Trump’s manly – but highly UNPREDICTABLE – finger on the nuclear launch button to that of Hillary. “Experts say” Putin is trying to embarrass Hillary to help Donald win. The “logic” behind this premise is never spelled out. But not a problem. The pundits are in high dudgeon – and in high gear “proving” that Putin and Trump are in cahoots.
On July 26, RT’s Crosstalk hosted Daniel McAdams, George Szamuely, and Ray to discuss these surreal circumstances. The program was aired on July 27.