Watchdog has an interesting governing board that includes representatives of the Soros Foundation (you know, the group that illegally tried to take over the government of Moldova), Romanian citizens, and employees of US-funded organizations.
It is completely inappropriate that in a time of major obesity problems and additional disease burdens such as type 2 diabetes, the Presidency of the Council of the EU is sponsored by Coca-Cola.
Honestly, it mostly makes me laugh (but it also makes me a bit angry) when I read clickbait shit like Russia Perfecting Its Elections Interference Toolkit in Moldova.
The headline sets you up to hear about some really dastardly deeds being perpetrated by Russia, but the jock who wrote this sadly fails to deliver.
The Republic of Moldova is heading towards a pivotal parliamentary elections come the end of February, and so of course, too, are the propaganda outlets busy with their usual brand of scaremongering and made-up horseshit.
It’s cold and snowy right now in Romania, but yesterday, former DNA (the anti-corruption bureau) chief Laura Codruta Kovesi decided to give an impromptu press conference to two different television channels outside the ICCJ (court) where she works. You can read it in Romanian here and a summary here in English from the propaganda outlet…
Week after week, month after month, year after year, it’s exactly the same. The bulk of everything you have ever heard or seen about Moldova in the news is more or less paid propaganda. It might be well-written (although it often isn’t), it may be based on facts, and it may be persuasive, but it sure as hell isn’t independent.
In my own personal life, for reasons that are valid for me alone, I have been a vegetarian for nigh on 20 years. I live in a part of the world where meat eating is almost mandatory, but I still manage to persevere. I never judge anyone else for what they eat, and I don’t…