By Paul Bennett
It’s not surprising that Russia is losing the Fake News Race. Protected behind an Iron Curtain for 47 years, Russia has not yet been able to master the mass media skills that were created by and perfected by Western agents. This is of course admirable in a certain light, since fake news is offensive to our sensibilities. But the fact is, this is how modern diplomacy is accomplished, and sooner or later Russia is going to have to learn the game. The fake investigation of the fake poisoning is being pursued by fake journalists and fake criminologists for the entertainment of the mass media and the maneuverings of politicians.