For more than two years, led by our founding editor, Bob Parry, Consortium News consistently challenged the Russia-gate “collusion” story, which has now been officially dismissed. Please support us to keep our record of unique journalism going as we launch our annual Spring Fundraising Drive today.
Aaron Maté, one of the leading, independent journalists who debunked the Russia-gate collusion “scandal” tweeted last week:
The late, legendary Robert Parry’s
contribution at @Consortiumnews has gone seriously under-appreciated. He & Greenwald both pushed back right from the start. I joined in many months later, inspired by both of them. https://t.co/zC9pbi6qq7
— Aaron Maté (@aaronjmate) March 27, 2019
Indeed, Parry blazed the trail of Russia-gate skepticism on this trail-blazing website he founded in 1995, very likely the first independent news website in history. Following his long experience as an investigative reporter at the Associated Press and Newsweek magazine, Bob simply applied professional journalistic standards and ethics to every story he ever covered. The Russia-gate saga was no different. Some people call it “evidence-based” journalism, or even “scientific” journalism. Bob would have called it just journalism.
Being devoid of ideology or partisan bias, Bob covered the Russia-gate story by demanding evidence, and when none was found he said so. When the corporate media became unmoored in reporting this story, Bob also said so, pointing out how the media had abandoned the bedrock principles of journalism, which begins with skepticism. He set the story in its geo-political and domestic contexts, pointing out how dangerous the wild speculation masquerading as fact was to a world still at risk of nuclear conflict between Russia and the United States.
Depends on what your definition of ‘from the start’ is. Parry was one of the very few tracking the larger propaganda campaign of anti Russian hysteria since Ukraine in 2014. Most people only jumped on after the 2016 election, after the overall narrative had been building for 2yrs
— Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey) March 27,…