Russia’s propagandists are frustrated that without Donald Trump, Biden and the West are calling out their lies.
Russian media analyst Julia Davis tweeted:
I'm observing palpable frustration by Russia's state media propagandists, who complain that the West is now "openly accusing Russia of lying, which never happened on this scale before." In 2014 their falsehoods went largely unchecked by Western media, which is no longer the case.
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) February 21, 2022
The main reason why the propaganda has failed to gain any traction is the President and his administration openly calling out Russian lies.
Russia was able to successfully get away with the same playbook for years because, at first, the West was surprised by their tactics, and then Putin had Trump in office who allowed him to do whatever he pleased.
Putin’s status was made clear when Donald Trump chose to believe the lies of the Russian ruler over US intelligence.
The Russian propaganda is not working this time because President Biden has made it one of his goals to stop the lies and misinformation before it can take root.
The Biden strategy is working.
The West might not be able to stop Putin from invading, but they can make it much more difficult for him to invade and increase the consequences that Russia will pay for its actions.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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