Russia-gate: Still Can’t Handle the Truth

Russia-gate: Can You Handle the Truth? This is the title I gave to a talk to a large progressive group in Seattle on August 4, 2018.

On Youtube it got a lot of views. As for the “progressives” in the Seattle audience, well, it became quickly clear that the majority could not handle the truth – at least as I saw it, based on evidence. And this was after only two years of brainwashing by the media. Now we have to add four more years of Russia, Russia, Russia.

Old pro, serious journalists could see through the Russia-gate charade at once. Patrick Lawrence was quickest to put fingers to keyboard. His brief but piercing cri de coeur is well worth a minute of your time. (See also: )

Lawrence published a follow-on of sorts yesterday, commenting in disbelief on what has happened to the Gray Lady over the last six years in particular, and asking Why Is The New York Times Still Hyping ‘Russiagate’? (See:

… and from Jack Matlock

My article today, New York Times Still Burying the Truth on ‘Russian Hack’
Anniversary of Infamy on RussiaGate has engendered a rather acerbic email exchange this morning. Ambassador Matlock weighed in to remind us of what he wrote at the time:



Sadly, for most folks educated by the NY Times on Russian “hacking”, well, I guess IT CANNOT BE OVER UNTIL THE GRAY LADY SINGS. (And I wish that were funny.)

On hating the Russians, well, you’ve got to be taught. I used this song from the 1949 musical “South Pacific” to sing a teaching point, during an interview on Democracy Now last week. See:

You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear
You’ve got to be taught from year to year
It’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid
Of people whose eyes are oddly made
And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade
You’ve got to be carefully taught

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late
Before you are six or seven or eight
To hate all the people your relatives hate
You’ve got to be carefully taught.

[ … and I added two rhyming lines about Russia-gate.]