Ognyan Donev

    • Oligarchy in role of Ostap Bender

      Oligarchy in role of Ostap Bender

      “The countess with a changed face is running to the lake,” is the cryptic, and perhaps a bit crazy, telegram that Ostap Bender sends in an attempt to scare the underground millionaire Aleksandr Ivanovich Koreyko. This kind of veiled threat described by the authors behind these fictional characters, Ilya Ilf and Yevgeni Petrov, has been rediscovered by the paid scribblers of the shadowy bosses in Bulgaria.

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    • Oligarchy makes fuss about nothing

      Oligarchy makes fuss about nothing

      Certain famed “fighters” for democracy and justice (and nice paychecks) have been in a strange position for years. Other people busily hand them reports and false information that they, just like regular apprentices, run from one institution to the next to submit – content that someone else authored – in exchange of payment. Since its very inception, the NGO Boets (Bulgarian for “fighter”) has been clearly showing one thing – it will serve those who pay the most. The organisation is not even ashamed to disseminate photos of its chairperson alongside the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev, who is being tried for the engineered failure of CorpBank.

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    • Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      Reporters without Borders in the oligarchy’s looking glass world

      On 18 April, Reporters without Borders (RSF), an organisation based in France, released its 2018 World Press Freedom Index where Bulgaria for the next year in a row ranks 111th out a total of 179 positions in the ranking. This ranking, however, for years has been criticised for obscure points of reference for countries‘selection and superficial propaganda used for the purpose. 

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    • WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      WEEKLY DIGEST: Anti-Peevski fakes: If not Bulgartabac it will be CorpBank

      It is common knowledge that repetition is the mother of learning. According to Goebbels, repetition is the mother of propaganda. As regards the oligarchic media in Bulgaria, repetition is not just propaganda. It means lies stored in archives of files whose content are the talking points which are taken out of mothballs every time when the previous one becomes too worn-out.

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    • Former State Security agent concocts 2-for-1 fake news about Peevski

      Former State Security agent concocts 2-for-1 fake news about Peevski

      In a conspiracy-laden article, otherwise labeled as an analysis, Iliyan Vassilev – a former agent of the First Main Directorate of the State Security, who operated under the aliases Sasho and Dragan, and now a mouthpiece for the oligarchy and prominent defender of the fugitive banker Tsvetan Vassilev – makes up outrageous fabrications about Peevski.

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    • Factory squeezes fake news against Peevski for 3 days (SUMMARY)

      Factory squeezes fake news against Peevski for 3 days (SUMMARY)

      An absolute clinic on how to squeeze everything out of a fake news item was put on by the media outlets of the slandering machine of the oligarchic publishers in Bulgaria. Against every journalistic logic (when it comes to these publications, journalism is not their real trade), but completely on brand with the propaganda they are so good at, the cogs of the Fake News Factory started the week by dusting off an old lie. It is about non-existent ties between Bulgartabac and lawmaker and Telegraph Media publisher Delyan Peevski. By the looks of it, they plan to finish the week the same way – regurgitating an old and absolutely false concoction of a story.

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    • NGO report categorises media outlets as “good” and “bad”

      NGO report categorises media outlets as “good” and “bad”

      A media report prepared by two NGOs linked to the former failed minister of justice and even more unsuccessful party leader Hristo Ivanov, categorises media outlets as “good” and “bad”. So, on one side of the barricade are placed almost all national daily newspapers, who the document believes attack the court system, while on the other side, deemed “pure and good”, find themselves the online publications of indicted oligarchs like Ivo Prokopiev and Ognyan Donev.

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    • Prokopiev as propaganda vendor

      Prokopiev as propaganda vendor

      It’s long been common knowledge: don’t trust people who are handsome on the outside but rotten inside. But the designers of “clever and handsome” label from the very beginning were at odds with the first part and no longer even try to conceal that they are rotten inside out. This is exactly the case of Capital newspaper, the flagship of the indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev.

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