“Just the facts ma’am, just the facts”. If you ask just about anyone, most would claim that is a famous quote from Dragnet by the fictional character Joe Friday. It would be unlikely that anyone would argue the validity of that citation. The actual truth is, Joe Friday never said those words. Stan Freborg actually produced an album parodying Dragnet. The character from that work paraphrased the actual quote which was, “All we know are the facts, ma’am”. This seems to be the running theme amongst writers, where actual facts are just a minute detail. So, writers these as long as the author does not claim the title of “Journalist”, the citation, and dissemination of wildly ambiguous information to support their opinion pieces are acceptable. This practice is the very definition of propaganda and public generated propaganda is certainly in no short supply.
Alex Mohajer, a Huffington Post contributor published an article titled The Legitimate President arguing the legitimate election of Donald J. Trump. The broken record argument that “Russia hacked the election”, continues to circulate and remains the centerpiece of most arguments opposing the election results. Mohajer resorts to an outrageous claims insinuating that the Russian government has been wooing and “grooming” President-Elect Trump as early on as 1987, citing articles written in the Executive Intelligence Review (EIR), a controversial publication that has also drawn parallel comparison to Hitlers T4 Program claiming that EIR Was First To Expose Truth of Obamacare’s Nazi Features and also Bashed Queen Elizabeth II in an article titled George Soros: the Queen’s drug pusher.
Although there are many legitimate articles with reputable sources of information cited as was in one of many articles regarding the UN Security Council Resolution 1973 and the violation of the Obama administration and US State department knowingly and illegally supplying weapons to Libya in violation of the Arms embargo. The EIR has a questionable level of credibility.
Apparently, if you do enough research and with the help of Google and Wikipedia, the likelihood that someone will find enough information, accurate or not, to support their own narrative and publish their own propaganda. Unfortunately, this approach to keeping ourselves informed and working to unite our nation by way of dealing with fact rather than fiction will prove to just the opposite.