(PatrioticPost.com)- The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that US intelligence officials have accused the financial website Zero Hedge of disseminating Russian propaganda and also allege Russian spies are working with five media outlets to target Ukraine.
Is it the same “intelligence officials” who claimed the Hunter Biden laptop story from the New York Post was “Russian disinformation?”
These unnamed officials, who anonymously “briefed” (AKA leaked) this to the Associated Press, claim Zero Hedge has published articles created by Kremlin-controlled media. The anonymous leakers didn’t say whether or not they believed Zero Hedge knew they were linked to Russian spies, nor did they claim Zero Hedge had any direct link to Russia.
In response to the claims, Zero Hedge said its site has “never worked, collaborated or cooperated with Russia, nor are there any links to spy agencies.” Zero Hedge maintains that it tries to “publish a wide spectrum of views that cover both sides of a given story.”
The Associated Press report notes that Zero Hedge has been critical of the Biden administration. It has also covered the allegations about Hunter Biden’s shady business deals.
And that right there is what this is about.
In a response to the Associated Press story, Zero Hedge called it a “bizarre hit piece,” arguing that government officials are attempting to distract from “our views of the current dismal US economic situation.”
The website said such accusations that Zero Hedge works “with or for the Kremlin are nothing new,” adding the outlet has faced similar allegations in the past. “We can absolutely confirm that all of them are ‘errors,’” the website said.
And what specifically is the AP claiming are examples of Zero Hedge playing footsie with the Ruskies?
Well, Zero Hedge, like many other outlets in the US, have published articles suggesting that the United States’ rhetoric over the situation in Ukraine is “fomenting panic.”
But considering that the President of Ukraine has said the same thing, that can hardly be considered “proof” that Zero Hedge is in bed with the Kremlin.
In his opening monologue on Justin Trudeau invoking the Emergencies Act to crack down on the protesting Canadian truckers, Fox News host Tucker Carlson cited the claims against Zero Hedge as an example of how the Biden administration is well on its way to embracing the same kind of tyranny to crush its political opponents here in the United States.
Watch Tucker’s monologue HERE.