Retired cops also join defamation chorus
The Fake News Factory recently resorted to long-retired cops in its scramble to meet its daily quota of manipulations about our publisher Delyan Peevski. Naturally, the former agent of the State Security Ognyan Stefanov, whose alias was agent Academician, can be relied upon to provide such connections.
The Fake News Factory recently resorted to long-retired cops in its scramble to meet its daily quota of manipulations about our publisher Delyan Peevski.Naturally, the former agent of the State Security Ognyan Stefanov, whose alias was agent Academician, can be relied upon to provide such connections. As we have revealed, Stefanov and discredited former officers of the law enforcement have taken control of the Ministry of Interior's Academy, turning it into a machine for convenient talking points and rumours about the sector's agencies. Agent Academician's website Frognews is giving platform to known and unknown cops who are willing to spew all sorts of manipulations just to get back from obscurity. One of them is Simeon Ivanov, a retired employee of the Ministry of Interior (MI) and former legal expert for the Municipality of Novi Iskar. Despite his shaky credentials as the secretary of an organisation with about 50 Facebook followers and with no official webpage, not to mention listing as its chairperson a long-deceased person, Ivanov blasted the MI system in Frognews and dropped Peevski's name out of the blue. The comic details surrounding this “expert” are only one example of the impostor pundits that the Fake News Factory is promoting. As for Ivanov's assertion that, with conclusions like that of the CIAF anti-corruption commission, which found no wrongdoings committed by Peevski, Bulgaria will somehow cause the demise of the EU - it is simply absurd. Especially considering that in his very next sentence the so-called expert parrots the talking point of the Russian propaganda machine that the EU is a useless organisation on its way to disintegration. One would be justified in wondering whether this person is worried about the EU or prematurely seeing it falling apart in the wishful-thinking spirit of the Russian propaganda. Fake news is being disseminated not only by the Frognews servants of Tsvetan Vassilev but also the media battering rams owned by his oligarchic crony, Ivo Prokopiev. The newspaper Capital once again published the old talking point that Delyan Peevski had something to do with Yuri Gagarin Plc., which specialises in products and equipment for the tobacco industry. As the country's official registers confirm, our publisher sold his minority shareholding stake in Bulgartabac years ago. However, this has not stopped Capital from constantly attaching different companies in the tobacco holding to Peevski. To top it all off, yet another talking point was added - that the Bulgarian regulators show special treatment to companies from the “Peevski circle”. The most laughable part is that the Capital article in question actually argues the opposite as well. On the one hand, it writes that Peevski owns the company and that the regulators are lenient with it, on the other hand, it reveals that the company (which, apropos, has nothing to do with Peevski) was penalised by the Financial Supervision Commission. It is not altogether clear what Capital is trying to say, but it is obvious that the publication is getting tangled in its own web of lies.