Pushing back against the nauseating, anti-Russian, pro-Ukrainian propaganda flooding the American news media lately, I published a blog-post a few days ago in which I lauded the Russian “liberation” of Crimea and denounced the long tradition of anti-Semitism among the Ukrainians (Jokes About Crimea, Russia, and Ukraine).
I also pointed out that the Ukrainians have always been among history’s biggest losers, and that we might want to think twice before hitching our wagon to their Chernobyl-mutated horses.
Vicious slander, but all in good fun 🙂
Lo and behold, new web traffic to my blog suddenly exploded!
But the traffic pattern seemed suspicious–only a few people found my blog-post through Google and other search engines (on page 3, no less), and yet the total number of new visitors was over one hundred. And it’s still going.
That’s never happened before, even on the other rare occasions when I have managed to become topically relevant. When I’ve gotten lots of new traffic, it’s always been accompanied by more than just a few search engine hits.
Am I really supposed to believe that one or two people managed to lure in a hundred new people to my obscure little shitty blog?
Then I found out today that Putin and Russia have hired some high-priced American public relations companies such as the giant Ketchum firm (see the article entitled “Meet The PR Firm That Helped Vladimir Putin Troll The Entire Country”–http://www.businessinsider.com/vladimir-putin-nyt-op-ed-ketchum-pr-2013-9#ixzz2vEh5SR2L).
Now it’s starting to make sense. Thanks Vlad, thanks Ketchum–thanks for inflating my traffic counts! I couldn’t have done it without you.
Postscript: To insulate myself against the charge of being an pro-Russian hack, I then published some humor slandering the Russian people (How to REALLY Get Tough on them Russians).
Vicious calumny, but all in good fun 🙂
UPDATE: My anti-Ukrainian piece received–and is still receiving–a lot more new viewers than my anti-Russian piece even though the latter was much funnier, and written two days later. Point proven.