Kremlin Speaks out on Fake News: "You're Embarrassing Yourselves"
March 13, 2017
In an interview between Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov and CNN's Fareed Zakaria airing Monday evening Peskov describes the “Russian Hacking in the US Election” narrative pushed by Democrats and their news media allies as a “process of self-humiliation.”
"The fact that Russia is being demonized in that sense comes very strange to us… The whole situation takes us away from the perspective of getting our relationship to a better condition… We faced a situation where Russia, all of a sudden, became a nightmare for the United States. We sincerely cannot understand why American people and American politicians started the process of self-humiliation. You’re self-humiliating yourself saying that a country can intervene in your election process. America, a huge country, the most powerful country in the world, with a very stable political tradition, and you say that a country can easily intervene and influence your electoral process. This is simply impossible."
Peskov also took aim at "fake news" pushing the aforementioned narrative, generating "hysteria" among Americans:
"If you load the public opinion with a huge burden of fake news, of this fake blaming of Russia, if you repeat every day, numerous times, that Russia is guilty of everything, Russia is interfering, Russia is trying to hack everything in our country, and everything that goes wrong in our country is because of Russia. If you repeat it, repeat it, and repeat it, then you will have more than 65% (of Americans calling for special investigations into 'Russia's connections to the Trump campaign')... We sincerely want to see this hysteria come to a logical end."