The "fake news" meme is being perpetrated by the political and media elites that have been the worst practitioners of malicious propaganda and disinformation.
Some still are not accepting the results of the presidential election, even resorting to death threats and other forms of intimidation against presidential electors set to vote on Monday, December 19.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was certainly right when she said that “we do not have a voting system we can trust.” And her aborted recount in Michigan helped prove it, revealing that more than one-third of Detroit voting machines recorded more votes than voters.
If the Russians really did attempt to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential vote, it certainly would not be the first time foreigners have tried to determine American elections and policies.
The CIA has lent credence to Hillary Clinton’s claim that Russia was behind the thousands of leaked e-mails that caused her campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC) so much embarrassment when they were published by WikiLeaks, and her claim that the purpose of the leaks was to help get Donald Trump elected. The liberal mainstream media have reported on this in a series of misleading headlines which approach the level of click-bait.
In a recent interview, Barack Obama expressed the shopworn belief that America has not, by any means, “overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism."