Blogger’s bad week: Another revision
In the article entitled, In order to understand Russian Active Measures, we must first understand Russian Active Measures: Active Measures are RECURSIVE, I misread the journalist’s name, with regard to my first example. The author of the story is David Brooks, of the New York Times, not David Brock, of Media Matters.
David Brooks has absolutely *zero* affiliations with the Russian government, to the best of my knowledge.
My apologies to both Mr. Brooks and the New York Times.
David Brock? I stand by the statements I made about Mr. Brock (and Arianna Huffington), which are as follows:
“David Brock, albeit supposedly pro-Clinton, is NOT exactly what he seems. In the interest of time today, I will be covering David Brock’s “Russianness” in future articles, but you will recall that Brock was once decidedly ANTI-Clinton family. This is an agent-of-influence pattern I refer to as the “flip-flop”. Arianna Huffington knows all about that as well. Again, more on this in the future.”
But I would like to re-emphasize my initial point, which is that Mr. Brooks’ work (which, ITSELF, was in no way related to Russian active measures), was propagated across the Internet by media venues that I can verifiably identify as having varying degrees of Russian influence.
Having said that, I would also add that to the reader of In order to understand Russian Active Measures, we must first understand Russian Active Measures: Active Measures are RECURSIVE, there is probably a considerable amount of confusion when I post long lists that lump Infowars and Buzzfeed together.
For that reason, I will be creating a chart that breaks down the level of influence within each media source followed, later on, by a chart that specifically identifies individual journalists who are intentionally disseminating Kremlin disinformation.
How will I know that they are intentionally disseminating disinformation? Wait and see.
And, in the case of specific media outlets propagating media articles over the Internet for the purpose of intentionally constructing dominant, socially-destructive narratives, I will be employing an altogether different strategy.