STAFF NEWS & ANALYSIS
Congress Set to Fund ‘McCarthyesque’ Investigation of Alternative Media?
By Daily Bell Staff – December 09, 2016
Republicans ready to launch wide-ranging probe of Russia, despite Trump’s stance … Congress is doubling down on promises to investigate Russia, after President-elect Donald Trump dismisses evidence that Russia was involved. – Washington Post
In the new year, Congress may authorize and urge wide-ranging investigations into the alternative media under the guise of claiming that non-mainstream reporting cooperated with Russia in generating “fake news” that undermined US elections.
Within the context of legislative accusations, “fake news” is apparently not generated by the mainstream and can only be found in non-mainstream news and information. The result could be the hounding of the alternative media at the expense of the mainstream media.
Leading Senate Republicans are preparing to launch a coordinated and wide-ranging probe into Russia’s alleged