Clearly, dangerous right-wing populism is on the rise and it needs to be combated somehow. There is no doubt about that. And while many hesitate grouping Donald Trump with the alt-right and its satellites, most of the mainstream media seems to enthusiastically jump at the opportunity to do so.

The boy who cried wolf

During the election, the Democrat-controlled media attacked Trump mercilessly with false accusations, terrible spins and flat out lies.

As a result, a large portion of the American public simply does not believe them anymore, even if they speak the truth. They did this to themselves.

But this allows Trump to create and promote his own reality, while the right-leaning media keeps spreading their own fake news, building their own made up narratives in the process. If the Democrats want Donald to go away, they need to stop with the Russia narrative.

It is a lie. No other way to put it. There is no concrete evidence that the Russians wanted Trump to win or helped him elected. Yet, the likes of Hillary Clinton insist that this is what happened.

The Russia lie

On her latest appearance on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Hillary Clinton couldn't resist implying that the Russians helped elect Trump, mentioning the case of Russian-purchased Facebook ads and questioning the legitimacy of Trump's presidency in one fell swoop.

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Now, this is a very convenient lie, neatly packaged by Mrs. Clinton.

According to a blog post, published on Facebook and written by Facebook's chief security officer, Alex Stamos, "The vast majority of ads run by these accounts didn’t specifically reference the US presidential election, voting or a particular candidate. Rather, the ads and accounts appeared to focus on amplifying divisive social and political messages across the ideological spectrum — touching on topics from LGBT matters to race issues to immigration to gun rights."

Russian counterintelligence is as present as ever in the United States.

And yes, Russians are trying to destabilize America -- they have been doing that for decades -- but that does not make Trump's presidency illegitimate or prove that anyone outside of America helped him win.

The Russia narrative is false. It is not rooted in reality. It is fiction. The sooner the Democratic Party stops creating this false reality and the sooner it looks in the mirror, the greater the chances of them winning back their voters are.

As long as they keep refusing to do so, the right wing will steadily rise. And where will that take us?

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