Moreover, Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy took the rhetoric to a whole new level by asserting a diabolical Russian plot to shut down the U. electrical grid in the middle of winter...a move that would most certainly kill off half the state's population in an instant.NEW: "One of the world's leading thugs, [Putin] has been attempting to hack our electric grid," says VT Gov.
Apparently the esteemed "journalists" of the Washington Post didn't even bother to contact the Burlington Electric Department to confirm their bogus story..why should they..fit the "Russian hacking" narrative so perfectly therefore it must be true, right? The quick spread of Wa Po's "fake news" story forced the Burlington Electric Department to issue a clarifying statement assuring worried residents that, indeed, their electricity grid had not been hacked, but rather a single "laptop Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U. The computer at Burlington Electric that was hacked was not attached to the grid.THIS MATTERS not only because one of the nation’s major newspaper once again published a wildly misleading, fear-mongering story about Russia.It matters even more because it reflects the deeply irrational and ever-spiraling fever that is being cultivated in U. political discourse and culture about the threat posed by Moscow.There are a load of startups working in the online and mobile dating space.Think Tinder, Ok Cupid, Match, e Harmony, Let's Date, Zoosk, and Are You Interested. Tinder feels more casual, though it has resulted in at least 50 marital engagements.