The problem is that a mainstream news outlet published a blatant, demonstrable falsehood about two people who are allowed to voice dissenting opinions. But the fact that you’re defending it here shows you already knew that. You are of the opinion that deceiving the public and circulating McCarthyite smears about political dissidents is fine as long as it advances western cold war agendas. And you’re not alone in that perspective. Which is scary.

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