Tuesday April 29, 2014
The latest "DipNote" is a full-frontal attack on the 24 hour news channel, RT. Leaving aside the matter of whether the US taxpayer should be forced to fund its diplomats attacking overseas media (while the Department itself funds entire networks of overseas media as long as they toe the US government line), the attack itself comes off as bizarre, shrill, and almost desperate.
Titled "Russia Today’s Disinformation Campaign," literally every line of today's DipNote contains a whopper. It was written by the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel, a former managing editor of TIME magazine.