Is MSNBC Now the Most Dangerous Warmonger Network?

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The most profound dangers from what Rachel Maddow and company are doing is what they least want to talk about—how the cumulative effects and momentum of their work are increasing the likelihood that tensions between Washington and Moscow will escalate into a horrendous military conflict.

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Russia’s Favored Outlet Is an Online News Giant. YouTube Helped.

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When the state-backed Russian news channel RT became the first news organization to surpass one billion views on YouTube in 2013, it marked the achievement with a retrospective of its most popular videos and a special guest — one of the Google-owned site’s senior executives.

Robert Kyncl, a YouTube vice president who has since become its chief business officer, joined an RT anchor in a studio, where he praised RT for bonding with viewers by providing “authentic” content instead of “agendas or propaganda.”

But now, as investigators in Washington examine the scope and reach of Russian interference in United States politics, the once-cozy relationship between RT and YouTube is drawing closer scrutiny.

YouTube — the world’s most-visited video site, owned by one of the most powerful and influential corporations in America — played a crucial role in helping build and expand RT, an organization that the American intelligence community has described as the Kremlin’s “principal international propaganda outlet” and a key player in Russia’s information warfare operations around the world.

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Glenn Beck’s Crocodile Tears Dipped In Gold

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Our long national nightmare is over; Glenn Beck signed off from his final Fox News show with his usual paranoia saying,“But for those members of the media who are celebrating: I’ve waited for a season, I know exactly where I’m going and you will pray for the time when I was only on the air for one hour every day.”

He reportedly slinked across the street after the final episode to begin recording his new show which will be web-based and fee-based. How’s that for you Glenn Beck fans, he’s going to make you pay for his content. Well at least he didn’t cry on the last show.

He’s right though people are celebrating and not just in the media, your poor grandparents can now stop hiding in the closet after watching his show. For over two-years Glenn stoked fear and paranoia to huge ratings; around 3 million viewers per night in early 2010.  He said outrageous things like “Fall to your knees and thank God for Fox News. Pray for Roger Ailes and Rupert Murdoch. Pray for them. Pray for strength and spine,” and “Find the exit closest to you and prepare for a crash landing, because this plane is coming down, because the pilot is intentionally steering it into the trees. Most likely it will happen sometime after Christmas.”

I wonder what he what have to say about his boss who is now embroiled in a hacking scandal. More

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