Sean Hannity, Jim Hoft, Limbaugh, Assange & Fox Need to Apologize for Seth Rich Conspiracy Hate-Fest: It Came From Russia
I think back to when I was a kid, when being accused of helping the Russians was pretty much a ticket to ostracism, being fired from your job, having the FBI tap your phones and, if you weren’t careful, getting an ass-kicking from “Patriotic Blue-Collar Americans.”
How far we’ve come.
It turns out that the Seth Rich conspiracy - the one that held that Hilary Clinton murdered her campaign aide because he was the one who was leaking the “Real Truth About Her Emails” - that batshit crazy Pizzagate-esque conspiracy, pushed by Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Alex Jones, Jim Hoft, and all the rest of the fucking insane hateful clown car of right-wing deranged shit-talkers …
In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.
Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony “bulletin” — disguised to read as a real intelligence report —about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol.
If you read this story, you will become incandescent with rage. And then sadness. And then a deep feeling of nausea and surreality, as you realize that our entire society is now the tail being wagged by the Kremlin dog, aided and abetted by their traitorous stooges on the extreme right.
The GOP and their entire media ecosystem no longer care about betraying America into the hands of its Russian enemies, as long as they get to hurt brown people. And gays. And women. And liberals.
Over the course of the next two and a half years, the Russian government-owned media organizations RT and Sputnik repeatedly played up stories that baselessly alleged that Rich, a relatively junior-level staffer, was the source of Democratic Party emails that had been leaked to WikiLeaks. It was an idea first floated by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who on Aug. 9, 2016, announced a $20,000 reward for information about Rich’s murder, saying — somewhat cryptically — that “our sources take risks.”
Getting to hurt other people is the entire raison d’etre for the modern GOP.
It is a cult of sadism, hate, treason and lies.