Mainstream choked on brain candy about Lafka and PeevskiMonitor News Agency , Sofia
The mainstream media of oligarch Ivo Prokopiev are enraptured! Carried away by overwhelming emotion they sing the songs of celebration while Facebook has virtually exploded with cries of joy. The sensational headlines in the outlets of the organised media group broadcast to the world the beginning of revolution. Christo Komarnitsky, the cartoonist of Sega newspaper sustained by natural gas tycoon Sasho Donchev, is urgently drawing new posters dedicated to the great victory: “Lafka has gone bankrupt! There’s no Lafka anymore. Peevski is bereft of Lafka, comrades.”
The morbid euphoria at the Fake News Factory caused by the suspension of the Lafka network’s activity evokes associations with the state-owned mass media in North Korea. In that country the newsreaders moved to tears announce that the Sun rose to mark the birthday of the Great Leader with the same dramatic airs and aplomb.
However, the joy of Ivo Prokopiev, Tsvetan Vassilev, Sasho Donchev, their journalists and State Security agents on call is nothing but a fake. Because it stems from the worn-out and fake talking point that lawmaker and publisher of Telegraph Media Delyan Peevski has something in common with Lafka. This “rotten meal” has been warmed up for years but it has nothing to do with the truth. Anyone can do the fact checking in the commercial registers. That is why the cooked-up victory of these inflatable man-simulators over Delyan Peevski is to a certain extent even deeply regrettable.
The advocates of the indicted oligarchs failed to understand that their tactical moves aimed at provoking scandals is doomed because they are based entirely on lies. What their heart thinks their tongue speaks. That is why they implicate the name of Delyan Peevski into any affair in Bulgaria, into any current theme with the only aim to provoke a row, make suggestions and arouse suspicions. This tactics is not particularly original but when someone decides to repeat something ad naseum they count on the Goebbels effect. Among the most absurd lies spread by the Fake News Factory was the attempt to imply that Peevski peddles influence in the Bulgarian National Radio or is to blame for the water crisis in Pernik. They are so ridiculous that deserve no comment. And the old brain candy about Lafka is among their favourite manipulations.
Alas, what else could we expect of the oligarchs who made wealth during the transition period? Except for fleecing the people they are capable of only one thing: to open their stall selling lies. Just like their mentor Ivan Kostov, the godfather of murky privatisation who was impudent enough to call on the Bulgarians to beg his pardon.
Let the Fake News Factory celebrate its phony victory today. The bosses of the Factory are well aware that the truth will out. And this truth is not laughable at all.