Monday, January 23, 2017

Hacked NYT Tweet Warns of Russian Attack on America

Hacked NYT Tweet Warns of Russian Attack on America

by Stephen Lendman

Various media reports, including by RT, reported the hacked Times Video Twitter account tweeting: “BREAKING: leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the United States with Missiles.”

Sunday morning, a series of related tweets, including the above one, were removed, replaced with a hacker group OurMine statement, claiming it co-opted The Times’ Twitter page, saying the above tweet was posted by a different hacker.

The Times is militantly anti-Russia, anti-Putin, publishing fake news about nonexistent “Russian aggression” and other disgraceful misinformation about its government and leadership.

Yet it’s hard imagining it would be part of a stunt even the administration, Pentagon and US intelligence community would deny.

Around mid-Sunday morning, The Times tweeted “(w)e deleted a series of tweets published from this account earlier today without our authorization. We are investigating the situation” - without further elaboration.

Obama, virtually the entire 113th Congress and new 114th one, as well as US media scoundrels are recklessly anti-Russia.

The fake Times tweet symbolizes its dismal domestic and geopolitical misreporting on issues mattering most - notably its irresponsible press agent journalism for powerful interests, maliciousness toward Trump, and reckless Russia bashing.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. 

His new book as editor and contributor is titled "Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III."

http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com. 


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