This shit is what I'm talking about. "For some time, there has been a conflation of issues" MY ASS. You'd tried to push the Manchurian candidate angle until every retard in the U.S. except McCain realized that it was a setup, and then you eventually backpedaled into "muh Russian bots!" The authors of articles like that know that they're writing bullshit. It's not even a definitional retreat, it's not even some definitional slide to the weakest argument and then pretending like that's been the argument the whole time. It's gaslighting of the American public is what it is, and it pisses me off. I'm not an Alzheimer's patient, and I can remember for more than two years ago when the MSM was talking about the embarrassment to the establishment that was the Steele dossier, but apparently that's a "distant memory."
Moreover, who the fuck even cares about Russians buying ads (if they even did in any sizeable amount)? Free speech is a two-way street, so go after Koch, Soros, the ADL, or other foreign advocacy groups "buying ads" (and good luck convincing me that it's the problem you think it is) before calling kettles black.