Germany is holding nationwide elections on Sunday, September 24, and there is almost no intrigue in this race. Incumbent Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to storm to victory for the fourth term.
Nonetheless, a number of MSM publications have recently emerged, speculating on Russia’s alleged attempts to influence the election results.
For the MSM, the entanglement and at the same time absurdity of the situation is that their longtime cultivated obsession with "Russian meddling" in Western elections has finally backfired.
A picturesque example is a recent New York Times article entitled "German Election Mystery: Why No Russian Meddling?" According to the newspaper, just days before the vote, there is no sign of Moscow attempting to meddle in the German electoral process.
"The Russians have done something few expected: they have largely disappeared. … The websites of the campaigns and major news media outlets are operating like normal," the article read.
The answer, however, is simple. The MSM have done their best to make "Russian meddling" one of the most overblown stories ever, and now even if there is nothing related to Russia in the German election the compulsion is just irresistible.
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