SOTT.net recently had the honor of being smeared as a vehicle for Russian propaganda. The dubious, anonymous “PropOrNot” site listed us as one among 200 or so such websites – witting or unwitting dupes of the Kremlin’s propagandists. Thankfully, we’re in mostly good company. It’s hard to know whether to take them seriously or not. The site gives the impression of perhaps being a too-clever hoax, which would be hilarious given that the Washington Post among others actually takes them seriously. I mean, come on, the first thing you see on their website is a fake interview, conducted by a comedian, with two actors pretending to be Russian propagandists!)
But leaving that aside, it’s still rich. Pretty much every alternative news website you can think of is included on the list. PropOrNot’s logic seems to run something like this:
- Western governments and media say A. (A is true.)
- Russian government and media says not-A. (Not-A is not true.)
- Alternative media also says not-A.
- Therefore, alternative media are either witting or unwitting peddlers of Russian lies. …