Even card cheats are less shameless
The fake news factory has churned its latest batch of inept goods in an attempt to conceal the schemes of its puppeteers Ivan Kostov and Tsvetan Vassilev and draw attention away from their crimes. Several weeks after Capital fabricated a story about the poor condition of the railway and ran fake news about Delyan Peevski’s involvement in the repairs of the railway infrastructure, the boutique website of Stoyana Georgieva, the former spokesperson for Ivan Kostov, reiterated the talking point under the guise of a sham investigation. Capital’s manipulations regarding the activities of the National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) are used as basis for yet another fake news by Mediapool. “Of a grand total of BGN 384m that NRIC spent on repairs over the past four years, BGN 234m, or about two thirds of the sum, went to companies affiliated to Peevski,” wrote Capital. “… the termination of the NRIC’s framework agreement for track repairs, under which firms affiliated to Peevski used up nearly BGN 300m over the past four years…,” wrote Mediapool later. Aside from the fact that the assertion is completely false, the website inflates the number outrageously, something even a card cheat would not dare.
Glitch in fake news factory
Even the tireless fake news factory sometimes experiences glitches. This is the only explanation for the assertion of the website Bivol that the President of Venezuela Hugo Chavez, US billionaire George Soros and Bulgarian politician Delyan Peevski are in collusion to win a public procurement procedure for electronic voting machines. We do not pretend to know whether Chavez, Soros and Peevski are conspiring together with the Central Election Commission, as the article insinuates. Neither can we guarantee that there are no aliens among us disguised as tadpoles that manipulate exchange indices in Indonesia through magnetic field. Apparently, news websites can always surprise readers, especially if the latter expect an article and not a fantasy short story. The fact that the head of Bivol, Atanas Chobanov, has been indicted in France for libel should not surprise anyone.