Fake news

    • Agent Academician, the fugitive banker, the Razgrad Dr. Mengele and their common enemy – Delyan Peevski

      Agent Academician, the fugitive banker, the Razgrad Dr. Mengele and their common enemy – Delyan Peevski

      Despicable, cynical and arrogant. Even such strong words fail to describe the shamelessness of Ognyan Stefanov, former political officer of the Bulgarian Armed Forces and long-time informer of the communist State Security. As always, this disgraceful representative of Bulgarian journalism did not find the courage to sign his real name under the latest blasphemy he posted on the website Frognews.

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    • The 'Reporters' serve Prokopiev again, proving he dictates their manipulations

      The 'Reporters' serve Prokopiev again, proving he dictates their manipulations

      Indicted oligarch Ivo Prokopiev has again employed the services of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) for his battle against the state waged in a bid to forestall the attempts to mete out justice for his crimes. A day after the Anti-Corruption Commission for Illegal Assets Forfeiture (ACCIAF) filed a new claim for confiscation of money and stocks belonging to Prokopiev and his wife Galya Prokopieva worth about BGN half a million, the France-based NGO released an avalanche of tweets to cater to the chieftain of the Capital circle.

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    • Tip-hungry journalists and Bulgaria's 111th position on the World Press Freedom Index

      Tip-hungry journalists and Bulgaria's 111th position on the World Press Freedom Index

      How much does the conscience of a journalist cost? Everything and nothing. Because it is not for sale. Of course, if we are talking about good conscience, and if it is the conscience of a journalist. However, a breed of tip-hungry species have multiplied themselves in the guild (the comparison was drawn by a certain high-paid sample of that same breed, who decided to pose herself as a taxi driver). These people can no longer be qualified as journalists and their conscience is quite elastic. Because they have sold off both their conscience and their profession.

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    • Capital Project

      Capital Project

      Do you remember The Matrix, the hit film that at the turn of the 21st century showed a dystopian world in which people can be held captives? The first installment in the series came out in 1999 – by that year, former PM Ivan Kostov, the godfather of Bulgaria’s murky privatisation process, had already created his first oligarchs. In the real world, he had laid the foundations of a parallel state that would become his mechanism of controlling the behind-the-scenes clique for years to come. And that has continued to this day even though lack of voter support got him out of politics nearly two decades ago.

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    • Two-faced Sasho proves his mettle with fake news about Peevski

      Two-faced Sasho proves his mettle with fake news about Peevski

      Until recently, the legislative initiatives of lawmaker Delyan Peevski were keeping the oligarchy awake at night. Those acts stopped the secondary plundering of CorpBank assets and facilitated the return of BGN 1.25bn to the insolvency estate of the lender whose collapse was engineered by the financial fraudster Tsvetan Vassilev. They also laid the groundwork for introducing more transparency into media ownership and financing.

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    • Prokopiev’s mainstream lives up to Stalin’s legacy

      Prokopiev’s mainstream lives up to Stalin’s legacy

      Stalin may have been dead for nearly 70 years now but his pernicious legacy is still living. The proof to that are his eminent followers in Bulgaria who under socialism were sitting pretty at the communist nomenclatura feeding rack and after the onset of democracy changed into expensive suits, put on white collars, privatised for cents on the dollar whatever they could get hold of and with the plundered money purchased their own media to have a chance to go on privatising.

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    • Monopoly over truth or the oligarchs’ distorting mirror

      Monopoly over truth or the oligarchs’ distorting mirror

      One of the treasured dreams of any behind-the-scenes player is to create a monopoly over the truth. If we think of journalism as a lantern which throws light on the shady affairs and shows the naked truth about them then the ultimate goal of murky players is to hold fast of the lantern to avoid the possibility that light will be thrown on their own crimes.

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