Peevski targeted by 'media expert' close to Kostov
12 February, 2018
The bill intended to ensure the transparency of media funding that was recently introduced to the National Assembly by our publisher and some of his fellow MRF members sent the toilers of the Fake News Factory flying into a rage, and they started furiously seeking any discrediting (even if false) information about Peevski in order to slander him. The fact that the ownership and financing of the media outlets in our media group are completely transparent robbed the behind-the-scenes clique's town criers of any talking points to throw at Peevski, and so they resorted to publishing blatant fabrications about him and dragging him into all sorts of topics just so they can meet their daily quota of fake news items about our publisher.
The pinnacle of this campaign is marked by the efforts of former State Security agent Ognyan Stefanov, whose website Frognews is operating with money Tsvetan Vassilev stole from CorpBank depositors. Agent Academician, as Stefanov was called by his superior State Security officers, has been involving Peevski's name into the entire spectrum of topics in the news feed, without even bothering to make logical connections between his manipulations. The goal is to bombard the public consciousness with lies about our publisher.
The experienced manipulators working for Prokopiev's Capital and Dnevnik called upon the service of former PM Ivan Kostov's old “media expert” Neli Ognyanova. She gave her opinion on Peevski's media financing bill for both media outlets at the same time. Unsurprisingly, her assessment was extremely negative and repeated almost verbatim the arguments made in Capital's preceding article. Ognyanova went as far as making up things about Peevski's family, under the guise of citing Tsvetan Vassilev. This is a clear proof that she has no problem lying on behalf of the Bulgarian Madoff because she is serving his interests.Journalists with better memory can tell you all about what kind of media expert Neli Ognyanova is because they can still recall her writing an outrageous law during Kostov's term designed to place the private electronic media completely under the thumb of the executive branch of government. To reward her service, Kostov appointed her to the predecessor of the Council for Electronic Media where Ognyanova first arranged for bTV to get a national licence and then landed a spot in the management of the television network. Because of her, the Council later changed its statutes banning its members from joining any media outlet that has been granted licence by them for a period of six months from said person's exit from the Council. At that time, Ognyanova and the premier's spokesperson Stoyana Georgieva were known as Kostov's “political commissaries” (the term was used for a head of a communist partisan unit in Bulgaria in 1941-1944). A person in Georgieva's close circle, her Mediapool employee Polina Paunova, has been among the most active journalists in disseminating fake news over the past few months. She did not think twice before involving Peevski's name in the change of the cable channel BiT's management. The oligarchic mentors of Paunova had given her a role as a TV host on the cable channel but the new owner of the media decided to overhaul the programming. So Paunova essentially lamented that her viewers would not be able to enjoy her latest cannonade of fake news about Peevski. The list of planned guests on her unaired show reveals that to debate four different topics she had invited four activists of the Yes, Bulgaria party. Paunova herself says that she intended to focus on our publisher, in a way ensuring that in the event her show was taken off the air she could point to her Peevski-centric script as the biggest evidence that the new owner was imposing censorship.