I watched a press conference this morning in which “journalists” interviewed Yulia Efimova and Lilly King about their now high-profile Olympic spat.
Except it’s not a spat.
It’s just storytelling, good, old-fashioned storytelling.
But it’s a false narrative, something the Russians excelled at when maniacal tyrents wanted to keep the populace fearfully paralyzed or reactionary enough to turn against their own.
And something that demagogues still use to manipulate our deepest fears and our irrational desires.
Yulia Efimova is not a bad guy. Continue reading The False Narrative: Good Guys and Bad Guys