Since not a day passes without someone opining on the biggest witch hunt since the days of Senator Joe McCarthy to keep the "Trump is Putin's agent" media narrative going, and keeping at least half of America engaged with the "evil empire" plotline (we didn't say it was original), today it was Mark Cuban who decided to engage in some freestyle twitter narrative-shaping on whether Trump is involved some grand Russian hacking conspiracy.
Cuban's conclusion: "No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy. He isn't detail oriented, organized or big picture enough to pull off any time of conspiracy" and instead he puts Trump in the role of Putin's useful idiot: " Putin recognized trumps greed and took advantage by back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters."
Meanwhile "because he didn't recognize or understand as it was happening he has no idea what to do now or how to respond. So he turns to Fox News."
Of course, since this website - highly critical of both the US government, the financial sector, and the real source of financial power, the Federal Reserve - has been accused on numerous occasions as being on Moscow's payroll or "influenced" by Russia for spreading "conspiracy theories" and better yet, "arming hecklers with content"...
... and since that is patently false, we remain amused by the daily stupidity coming out of otherwise supposedly intelligent people, even as the narrative has recently crossed all propaganda boundaries and now merely being anti-Hillary is equivalent to being "influenced by Russia" as a former Clinton advisor tweeted last night...
It is becoming increasingly clear that Bernie's diehard supporters, those who became avowed Hillary haters, were influenced by #Russia.— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 31, 2017
... in what, while potentially one of the dumbest things ever said, also exposes the entire "anti-Russia narrative", which boils down to one simple thing: anyone who criticizes, is skeptical of, or merely questions the status quo or "establishment" is a subversive Russian agent, period, and will eventually have to be put away for U.S. society's sake.
Maybe it hasn't gone that far yet, but eventually it will.
Until we wait, here is Cuban's tweetstorm, keeping the anti-Russia flame alive one more day.
- Here is my take on Trump and Russia
- Russians have made him a lot of money buying condos and investing in his bldgs and hosting his beauty pageant.That makes them his friends
- He ignored their backgrounds. But that's not unusual. Starbucks takes anyone's money and so do most businesses including mine.
- He spoke favorably about Putin to get his approval for Russians to get $ out of Russia and into Trump deals. He saw it as easy money
- When Manafort was recommended, he didn't vett him. He saw it as a win win. Win the election or open the door for more Russian business
- As people with Russian connects came into the campaign he had no clue that those connections were possibly being influenced by Russia
- His lean campaign took direction from people he trusted and he followed those directions. He had no clue where the Russians fit
- when Manafort got "hot" he got rid of him but the campaign approach had been established. Bannon took it to the next level FTW
- No chance this is a DJT led conspiracy. He isn't detail oriented, organized or big picture enough to pull off any time of conspiracy
- I think Putin recognized trumps greed and took advantage by back channeling coordinated misinformation in an attempt to influence voters
- Trump had no idea this was happening. He was doing what he was told to do. Stick to the script and read what was written for him
- Because he didn't recognize or understand as it was happening he has no idea what to do now or how to respond. So he turns to Fox News
- That's what I think happened. Feel free to agree or disagree