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The New Russian Hoax - Media Group Equates Not Supporting Ukraine to Being Pro-Russia

• By C. Douglas Golden

What do Donald Trump, Vivek Ramaswamy, Jill Stein, Elon Musk, Jordan Peterson, Glenn Beck, Peter Thiel, Noam Chomsky, the Heritage Foundation, Matt Taibbi, the Daily Wire, The Nation, Turning Point USA, Ben Shapiro, the African People's Socialist Party, Fox News and Code Pink have in common?

They're all Russian apologists! Stooges of Vladimir Putin! All part of a vast right-, left-, and/or center-wing conspiracy to cripple Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his brave Ukrainian freedom fighters! And this isn't just a blacklist, according to the award-winning Ukrainian non-governmental organization that put together this unlikely rogues gallery, but merely a "statement of facts."

Let's back up a bit, though. On June 6, — the aforementioned Ukrainian NGO, winner of a number of media awards — published a bizarre interactive map connecting "nodes" of "forces in the U.S. impeding aid to Ukraine and how they do it."

The "study," such as it is, was titled "Roller Coaster" — and I must admit, that's how my brain felt trying to absorb the connections and the rationale behind them. Each of the "nodes" of supposed anti-Ukrainian — and, by extension, pro-Russian — was graphically linked in a haphazard and febrile manner that someone with a modicum of sense should have told them was way too reminiscent of the index-card-and-strings scenes from "A Beautiful Mind."

Most of these people and organizations are listed for the thoughtcrime of questioning unending, unaudited, unchecked military and financial assistance to the government of Ukraine.