After the establishment media hyped up and predicted a Russian invasion of Ukraine for this past Wednesday that didn’t happen, the Russian government took to Twitter to mock them.
Much of the U.S. and western media ran with dire warnings of an invasion based on Ukrainian intelligence imparted by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
The media claimed that 200,000 Russian troops would march into Ukraine and a ‘missile blitz’ would ensue.
However, in reality Russia withdrew troops and weaponry after the end of training exercises.
Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted comments made by spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, who said, “Today we mark another day of the ‘start of war with Ukraine,’ which did not happen again, to the Western media outlets’ regret, no matter how hard they whip up the hysteria.”
The tweet was accompanied with a video of tumbleweeds:
💬 #Zakharova: Today we mark another day of the “start of war with Ukraine,” which did not happen again, to the Western media outlets’ regret, no matter how hard they whip up the hysteria.
❗️ See for yourselves what the collective Western media and officials’ words are worth. pic.twitter.com/m6IUaPnUsp
— MFA Russia 🇷🇺 (@mfa_russia) February 16, 2022
In another tweet, the Russian MFA used a John Travolta meme to hammer home the point:
16 February 2022. Meanwhile in Ukraine@mfa_russia pic.twitter.com/59xuQjqSjQ
— Russia in RSA 🇷🇺 (@EmbassyofRussia) February 16, 2022
For weeks, sections of the media also attacked those who accused them of hysteria as ‘amplifying Russian propaganda’.
This is exactly why the legacy media that constantly whines about ‘misinformation’ and needing to ‘fact check’ everything is now completely devoid of any credibility.
[Before being banned by Twitter, President Trump called the MSM “the true Enemy of the People,” and it seems he was right: Mainstream Press Runs Fake Headline That Could’ve Started WW3.]
By Steve Watson, Guest writer