It’s Open Season For Media Discrimination Against Americans Of East European HeritageOctober 2, 2022 ⚊ 1 Min read ⚊ Views 63 ⚊ BLOG
It is Cold War redux in America. People from Eastern Europe are now targeted and painted as villains. In this escalating, toxic and highly polarizing narrative of Trump-Russia election meddling wild conspiracy theories abound. East European immigrants are often labeled as suspicious “Russians”, tarred by the press and reduced to spy novel caricatures. Ruthless gangs of cyberbullies and Internet trolls are now operating under the guise of zealous “citizen journalists”, often instigating their career counterparts into action. There is little fact checking and even less regard for newsworthiness of half-baked conspiracy theories.