For those of us that live in reality, we always knew the “Russian collusion” theory was nothing more than a hoax. The signs were always there; liberals just didn’t want to see it. After a year of digging, they still haven’t turned up any conclusive evidence to prove their conspiracy theory.In the meantime, the investigation has turned up interesting findings, although they’re not what liberals had hoped.
Earlier this month, reports started to circulate that Facebook accounts linked to Russian operatives had purchased over $100,000 in Facebook ads targeting American voters. Predictably, liberals jumped on the news, believing the ads would finally show proof of Russia’s campaign to sabotage Hillary Clinton.
As it turns out, the true content of the ads should finally put the collusion conspiracy to bed.
From the Washington Post:
The batch of more than 3,000 Russian-bought ads that Facebook is preparing to turn over to Congress shows a deep understanding of social divides in American society, with some ads promoting African American rights groups, including Black Lives Matter, and others suggesting that these same groups pose a rising political threat, say people familiar with the covert influence campaign.
Far from an operation to exclusively aid Trump, Russian operatives purchased ads promoting Hillary Clinton as well:
The Russian campaign — taking advantage of Facebook’s ability to send contrary messages to different groups of users based on their political and demographic characteristics — also sought to sow discord among religious groups. Other ads highlighted support for Democrat Hillary Clinton among Muslim women.
Predictably, the Russian operation was an attempt to create a state of disarray in Washington:
These targeted messages, along with others that have surfaced in recent days, highlight the sophistication of an influence campaign slickly crafted to mimic and infiltrate U.S. political discourse while also seeking to heighten tensions between groups already wary of one another.
“Their aim was to sow chaos,” said Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Va.), vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee. “In many cases, it was more about voter suppression rather than increasing turnout.”
The entire time, the aim was to create an environment of political instability in the United States. Largely aided by a media desperate to hammer Trump, the Russian influence campaign could be considered a smash success, as political divisions and gridlock in Washington have reached new heights since Trump took office.With the news, the Russia collusion conspiracy should finally be put to rest. If the media insists on continuing to push it, they will only be complicit in assisting the Russians in their political influence campaign.
It’s time to tell the American people the truth.[Note: This post was authored by Michael Lee. Follow him on Twitter @UAMichaelLee]