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A fresh, incisive take on today’s news from former CBS News executive producer Zev Shalev.

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A fresh, incisive take on today’s news from former CBS News executive producer Zev Shalev.

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    Uncovering the Gazprom Link in the McGonigal Affair

    Uncovering the Gazprom Link in the McGonigal Affair

    Former FBI senior agent-in-charge of counterintelligence at the New York Field Office, Charlie McGonigal, faces two indictments for his alleged ties to Oleg Deripaska and Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama. The investigation into the McGonigal Affair has revealed a deep geopolitical shift into oligarch diplomacy.
    We explore the connection between former FBI agents Charlie McGonigal and Mark Rossini, their involvement with the Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, and their associates Shefqet Dizdari and Oleg Deripaska.
    Narativ's new analysis of documents by Shefteq Dizdari reveals that Gazprom was behind a scheme to steal three American-operated Albanian oil fields in 2017
    Last month a tanker carrying sanctioned Russian oil was seized off the coast of Albania, leading some to speculate that McGonigal had set up a legal firm with Mark Rossini and local Albanian businessman Shefqet Dizdari to facilitate the smuggling of sanctioned Russian oil.
    Our guest Mark Crawford, Chairman Emeritus of the American Chamber of Commerce in Albania, will shed light on this matter for the first time.
    Join us as we uncover further details from this worst spy scandal in FBI history, The McGonigal Affair.

    • 48 min
    • video
    Exploring the Unlikely Alliance Between Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, and Ronald Reagan, and The Origins of Fox News

    Exploring the Unlikely Alliance Between Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, and Ronald Reagan, and The Origins of Fox News

    The story Rupert Murdoch doesn't want you to know about the beginnings of Fox News. My guest is Pulitzer award winner David L Marcus, Roy Cohn's cousin. This episode explores the unlikely alliance between Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, and Ronald Reagan. We delve into how Rupert Murdoch gained traction in the media business in exchange for positive write-ups for Ronald Reagan in the New York Post. We explore Cohn's "Favor Bank" style of bartering, the close relationship between Ronald Reagan and Murdoch, and how this led to Murdoch getting sweetheart deals from Reagan's FCC. We then discuss the transaction-oriented politics of Murdoch and the role Wendy Deng and the Chinese market played in it.
    Roy Cohn was an unlikely ally of Rupert Murdoch. Cohen was a self-promoting political figure and the right-hand man to Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin. Their Un-American activities committee aimed to fight communism. David L Marcus, Cohn's cousin, spent the last year of his life shadowing Cohn for a Vanity Fair article.
     
    Episode Keywords:Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Reagan, Favor Bank, New York Post, Fox News, Libs, Wokeness, Deregulation, FCC, Alan and Company, Rothschilds, Israeli Intelligence, J. Edgar Hoover, Wendy Deng, Chinese Market, Propaganda, Brainwashing, David L Marcus, Pulitzer Prize, Global Events, Education, Politics, Spy Murdoch, Patreon, Narativ, Tyranny, Perfect Union

    • 31 min
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    Spy Murdoch ep. 1: Roy, Rupert, and Ronnie

    Spy Murdoch ep. 1: Roy, Rupert, and Ronnie

    SPY MURDOCH is the origin story of Rupert Murdoch as a spy and the first premium content serial from NARATIV TV.  The first and second episode are available for free.  Future episodes will be available to premium members only at patreon.com/narativ 
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    Episode Keywords:
    Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Reagan, Fox News, Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, Election Conspiracy Theories, Global Expansion, Iran Contra Scandal, CIA, Project Democracy, Twentieth Century Fox, Metromedia, Mogul, Television Stations, Market, Dave Marcus
    Episode Summary:
    In this episode, I discussed the complex connections between Roy Cohn, Rupert Murdoch, and Ronald Reagan and how they helped shape the landscape of the United States. We examined recent revelations involving Murdoch's Fox News network and its role in peddling lies to the American public. Rupert Murdoch's deposition was discussed, and how it does not absolve him or his company of responsibility for their actions. We also discussed Murdoch's influence, Donald Trump's reaction, the alliance between Murdoch and Jared Kushner, and Roy Cohn's impact on Murdoch's success. This episode provided an overview of the complex relationships between powerful figures and their influence on modern political and media landscapes.
     
    JOIN our PREMIUM CONTENT CHANNEL on YOUTUBE.COM/@NARATIVTV or Patreon.com/naratv. This week I share my thoughts on why Spy Murdoch has been the most challenging series for me to mount.
     
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    Thank you, Z

    • 26 min
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    The Biden Effect with Special Guest Ruslan Deynychenko

    The Biden Effect with Special Guest Ruslan Deynychenko

    Russia's new offensive in Ukraine failed to materialize on the first anniversary of the war's start.
    Some people credit Joe Biden's visit to Ukraine earlier in the week for Russia's decision not to ramp up their attacks on Ukrainian forces and civilians. In this episode, I spoke with Ruslan Deynychenko, executive director of StopFake.org, about Biden's recent visit to Kyiv. He shared his experience living in Kyiv during a war and how the conflict has had a negative impact on children and families. We also discussed the potential for increased Chinese support for Russian forces and the devastating effects that would have on the region. Deynychenko talked about the work of Stop Fake and how it has successfully tackled misinformation and disinformation in Ukraine.
    Lastly, we discussed the ongoing disinformation offensive worldwide and how it has been used to divide people.

    • 24 min
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    Allies of Darkness: China’s Plan To Arm Russia In Ukraine

    Allies of Darkness: China’s Plan To Arm Russia In Ukraine

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    "What does it mean when America’s President can stroll through the center of Kyiv under a blue sky without fear of catching a nuke in the face?"
    In this episode, we look at the impact of one year since Russia's war against Ukraine started. We hear reflections on the remarkable turnarounds since then and the looming clouds on the horizon as the German publication publishes details about China's plans to provide killer drones and parts for a fighter jet to Russia for use in Ukraine. We also examine the symbolic significance of US President Joe Biden's visit to Kyiv with Zelensky and the counterpoint of the meeting between Xi and Putin in the Kremlin. We look at the global confrontation between the forces of democracy and the forces of dictatorship and the need to call out and sanction entities that work around the sanctions. We hear a warning from the leaders at the Munich conference to China against exporting weapons to Russia and the subsequent revelations of American intelligence. We also explore China's reported negotiations to supply Russia with Kamikaze drones and China's supplying components and know-how so Russia can produce up to one hundred drones a month. Finally, we look ahead to the US Presidential Election in 2024 and speculate that the world may look different by then.
     
    GUESTS: @EricGarland and Michael Mackay @Mhmck
     
    Chapters:
     
    (0:00:00) - The Impact of One Year
    (0:09:46) - Allies of Darkness
    (0:16:09) - China's Defiance in Global Conflict
    (0:23:09) - China and Russia's Proxy War
     
     
    Chapter Summaries:
     
    (0:00:00) - The Impact of One Year (10 Minutes)
    Narativ Live marks an anniversary of one year since the start of Russia's war against Ukraine. The conversation reflects on the remarkable turnaround since then, and the looming clouds on the horizon as the German publication publishes details about China's plans to provide killer drones and parts for a fighter jet to Russia for use in Ukraine.
    (0:09:46) - Allies of Darkness (6 Minutes)
    Allies of Darkness' examines the symbolic significance of Joe Biden's visit to Kyiev with Zelensky and the counterpoint of the meeting between Xi and Putin in the Kremlin. The conversation highlights the global confrontation between the forces of democracy and the forces of dictatorships, with the masks now off and with many consequences.
    (0:16:09) - China's Defiance in Global Conflict (7 Minutes)
    China is reportedly negotiating to supply Russia with Kamikaze drones, which could arrive in April. The US and Germany have warned China not to deliver weapons to Russia, but the negotiations continue.
    (0:23:09) - China and Russia's Proxy War (13 Minutes)
    This conversation delves into the geopolitics and ideologies of Russia and China's involvement in Ukraine. It discusses the irrational logic of military attacks on civilians and Russia's use of special operations and information warfare. China is suspected of providing Russia with replacement parts for fighter jets and drones and satellite imagery of combat zones. Finally, the conversation looks ahead to the US Presidential Election in 2024 and speculates that the world may look different.

    • 36 min
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    McGonigal Affair Contagion Part 1

    McGonigal Affair Contagion Part 1

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    We initially assessed this scandal as the worst in decades of FBI history," says Zev Shalev. "Now, we believe it to be the biggest in the history of the FBI. It may even be the biggest spy scandal in the history of the United States."
    The alleged corruption of FBI supervising agent Charles McGonigal led us to revisit the 2016 FBI probes into both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. We found an FBI Director determined to interfere in the elections, a lead investigator who dismissed crucial evidence instead of pursuing less credible leads, and McGonigal's fingerprints on two significant aspects of the investigation.
    These two episodes, titled "Contagion," show how the FBI's leadership interfered in the election process while agents within their ranks had been compromised. In Part 2 , we examine McGonigal and Jim Comey's roles in 2016. 
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    Dear friend: 
    As you can tell, I am as determined today as I was when I started Narativ to bring you the truth. My investigation into the McGonigal Affair has not only revealed the scope of the scandal, but it reminded us that independent journalists are often the only way a story gets told. We need more people like you to join our Narativ Patreon program. For almost seven years, I've been revealing the truth about the war on democracy. It's been the privilege of my lifetime, and I'm determined to continue, but I can't do it without your help; Please join at patreon.com/narativ.
     With your support, I know the truth will ultimately prevail.
    Z
    https://www.patreon.com/narativ.
     
     

    • 28 min

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