High-profile journalist Glenn Greenwald is calling out the “Russian hacking” talking points of the mainstream media.
On MSNBC, Greenwald completely shut down the notion that the Russians are behind the election of President-Elect Donald Trump, saying ‘Where’s the evidence?!’
“What circumstantial evidence can you point to?” Greenwald said to Melber about the hacking allegations. “You have just identified what agents have claimed. Agencies that have a long history of error, that are designed to disseminate disinformation, that are political actors. Who have constantly disseminated claims that turned out to be false for whatever their motivation is. You have taken all of those agencies, and described in your question to me, what they claim. What evidence is there otherwise that they have presented that suggests the Russian government is behind these leaks, there is none. What is the evidence?”
“What Democrats are doing — before the election they thought this was a winning tactic, to link Trump to a country that they tried to build into this really scary threat. Obama spent eight years saying Russia is not a scary threat, he mocked Mitt Romney in 2012, but I think it was an election year tactic. Fear is a realy potent tactic. But Americans, when they wake up in the morning, they don’t wake up worried about what the Kremlin is doing. I think it proved to be a losing political tactic, and since the election Democrats, like a lot of Americans, including myself, are sort of dioriented, still in shock, and are grappling for explanations.”
“Screaming ‘Putin!’ over and over and accusing critics of being Kremlin stooges, I think that is a byproduct of this desperation more than anything else. I’m hoping people will return to reason.”