Peevski a main character in fake news items
1 December, 2017
The Fake News Factory is working furiously and without rest to keep the constant stream of falsehoods about our publisher Delyan Peevski going. This time, the oligarchy’s media servants are trying a new approach in the hope that their news will get more views, as their shamelessly false headlines obviously no longer manage to lure readers.
Dnevnik published an article entitled “Five parties not represented in parliament show support for Vratsa publisher who received death threats.” Dnevnik describes the case and the support the publisher received in detail. The public position was taken by parties linked to the failed Minister of Justice and figurehead leader of Yes, Bulgaria Hristo Ivanov. They normally take turns with Capital in obligingly spreading the talking points formulated by Ivo Prokopiev. The tradition was observed in this case too – as they cite the particular case with the Vratsa publisher, all of a sudden the observation is made that the media environment in Bulgaria is really bad because of Peevski. Not that this is true and not that it has anything to do with the concrete subject of the declaration but, hey, Prokopiev’s political puppets probably figured that they will be part of the news cycle anyway, so might as well serve their master on that part of his agenda too.
Yes, Bulgaria shined with a second declaration, which also qualifies as fake news. The party, whose leader is a third-generation communist, called for the student programme for the school subject of history to cover the era of the totalitarian regime in Bulgaria as well. It is the epitome of egregious impudence for a person, whose grandfather and father were communists, whose mother is a devout communist and an active member of the Bulgarian Socialist Party, to act indignant at the political regime thanks to which that same person grew up with every privilege that the communist nomenclature enjoyed back then. Hristo Ivanov used to go by the name of Boykikev – his mother’s distinguished communist surname – until it stopped being beneficial to him. He quickly gave up on the name when he discovered his right-wing beliefs. For a person who changes their name with the single-minded purpose of finding their way to a political niche and serving particular interests to now speak against communism is nothing more than a classic case of fake political news.