The Seth Rich conspiracy theory that captivated the Right Wing media was actually the creation of Russian Intelligence.

By |2019-07-09T06:06:22-08:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |11 Comments

We really should have all seen this coming.

Courtesy of Yahoo News: 

In the summer of 2016, Russian intelligence agents secretly planted a fake report claiming that Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich was gunned down by a squad of assassins working for Hillary Clinton, giving rise to a notorious conspiracy theory that captivated conservative activists and was later promoted from inside President Trump’s White House, a Yahoo News investigation has found.

Russia’s foreign intelligence service, known as the SVR, first circulated a phony “bulletin” — disguised to read as a real intelligence report —about the alleged murder of the former DNC staffer on July 13, 2016, according to the U.S. federal prosecutor who was in charge of the Rich case. That was just three days after Rich, 27, was killed in what police believed was a botched robbery while walking home to his group house in the Bloomingdale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., about 30 blocks north of the Capitol.

The purported details in the SVR account seemed improbable on their face: that Rich, a data director in the DNC’s voter protection division, was on his way to alert the FBI to corrupt dealings by Clinton when he was slain in the early hours of a Sunday morning by the former secretary of state’s hit squad.

Yet in a graphic example of how fake news infects the internet, those precise details popped up the same day on an obscure website, whatdoesitmean.com, that is a frequent vehicle for Russian propaganda. The website’s article, which attributed its claims to “Russian intelligence,” was the first known instance of Rich’s murder being publicly linked to a political conspiracy.

As some of you may remember this conspiracy theory was used to undermine the investigation into Russian meddling and spread like wildfire through Right-wing media outlets like Info Wars and the Drudge Report before Fox News joined in and broadcast it to their millions of viewers as if it was a legitimate news story. 

Fox news eventually had to retract the story because, get this, it did not “meet their journalistic standards” (Yeah, like they have those.)

However, by then, the damage had been done and this thing took on a life of its own and continues to live on in the Right Wing conspiracy bubble to this day.

I think this is a prime example of the Russian’s ability to promote misinformation on social media, change opinions, and undermine any truth that threatens their agenda. 

And Mitch McConnell continues to block legislation to prevent this from happening.

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Here’s what isn’t a Russian implant:

    There’s no bearded dude standing by in the clouds ushering “believers” (zombies) into an oasis full of nymphs.

    Still, the ignorant keep eating the recipe itself, as if it were a loaf, rather than using the recipe as a way of making loaf themselves.

  2. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Russia Russia Russia! lol

  3. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 11:13 am - Reply

    Those russians sure have figured out the right wing, they will believe anything if it furthers their hatred of the left.

    Were they the ones that started the pizza parlour/ Hillary sex ring in the basement conspiracy?

    Gosh, next thing we will find out is Melanomia is a KGB agent planted years ago.

    • John 'Barron' Miller July 9, 2019 at 12:18 pm - Reply

      ‘Melanomia is a KGB agent’ A Red Sparrow who $pawn a ‘golden egg child’.

      • NeXXXt July 9, 2019 at 12:32 pm - Reply

        Correction: Hatched.
        The older brOOd is $WamP $pawn.

    • Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm - Reply

      Just read an article that said trump decided to run for president 15 years ago, he was also looking for a third wife, sure the ruskis were keeping an eye on him long ago, so planting an agent as his wife isn’t so far fetched.

      trump also claims he doesn’t drink, just another lie according to the bartender at a club he frequented.

      trump is totally fake, from his hair to his teeny, tiny brain, to everything about his life

  4. Beaglemom July 9, 2019 at 3:25 pm - Reply

    I put absolutely nothing dastardly beyond the capability of the Russians. We know they meddled in the 2016 election; we know the Russians meddled with the illogical and insane Brexit vote in the UK; we know they meddled in the “gilet jaune” brou-ha-ha in France last year. That means that the Seth Rich fiction (including the pizza parlor part) is just crazy enough to have been part and parcel of the whole charade too. Putin’s goal is to destabilize Western democracies and, unfortunately, he’s having some success – aided as he is by our own Don the Con.

    • Kill them All Let God Sort Them Out July 9, 2019 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      They have BEEN meddling in the world since they pulled that ‘oh my God’ they were assassinated. And you believed it. Then they infultrated the USA, the UK, other countries their monies could conquer. They might bask in the sun of past things buried deep, but alas. Up pop the graves. Oh My God. They are were not killed. They lied to you and the world. I heard someone is coming and hell is coming with them. Sucks to be them. Grin!

  5. Anonymous July 9, 2019 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    Sean Hannity promoted the conspiracy, has Seth’s family sued him?

  6. anon July 10, 2019 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    I just laugh at these knuckleheads. You need to laugh at these fools.

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