Believing the Russian “hacking” claim

by David Swanson

“There is no established account, with or without evidence to support it, of exactly what Russia supposedly did. And yet there are countless articles casually referring, as if to established fact to the … ‘Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election’ (Yahoo). ‘Russian attempts to disrupt the election’ (New York Times). ‘Russian … interference in the 2016 US presidential election’ (ABC). ‘Russian influence over the 2016 presidential election’ (The Intercept). ‘a multi-pronged investigation to uncover the full extent of Russia’s election-meddling’ (Time). ‘Russian interference in the US election’ (CNN). ‘Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election’ (American Constitution Society). ‘Russian hacking in US Election’ (Business Standard).’ ‘Obama Strikes Back at Russia for Election Hacking’ we’re told by the New York Times, but what is ‘election hacking?’ Its definition seems to vary widely. And what evidence is there of Russia having done it?” (05/29/17)