Putin cut back financing for the Russian Department of Trolling, so Kusa had to go back to honest work.
I thought this was just an off-the-cuff joke. Now I see that some or all of the stuff posted here pretty near fits the template. I'm not usually big on conspiracies till I know more the background, however...
1,000 Paid Russian Trolls Spread Fake News On Hillary Clinton, Senate Intelligence Heads Told
A former FBI agent testified that President Donald Trump helped spread fake news by embracing the stories against his opponents.
...Former FBI agent Clint Watts, now a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute, testified that Russian attempts to influence the election started before the party nominees were chosen. Trump’s GOP presidential rival Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appeared to be a particular target, he said.
“Through the end of 2015 and the start of 2016, the Russian-influenced system began to push themes and messages seeking to influence the result of the presidential election,” Watts said.
“Russian overt media outlets and covert trolls sought to sideline opponents on both sides of the political spectrum with adverse views towards the Kremlin,” he added. “They were in full swing during both the Republican and Democratic primary season, and may have helped sink the hopes of candidates more hostile to Russian interests long before the field narrowed.”
Seriously, why would any typical American like
Putin? Why would any typical American even care to comment one way or the other about Russia, or how Russia is operated, how it's economy is doing, other than to criticize it for its ongoing human rights abnormalities and its foreign invasions and entanglements? And at the same time send to us here at IGI an endless stream of those fake news memes about Rubio, Cruz and Clinton? This "enemies list" never made much sense.
Of course I work for Michael Moore and get paid $40 for each Trump-damning post, so who'm I tryin' to kid?