Pretty bad.  My 'real subtext' here is that a Butina Story War cannot be won by ignoring details of the story.  "[T]his being an education thread on how story relates to propaganda" ... the Butina 'cover story' is no longer operative.  Should we reduce the war-story to the official Russian take on the guilty plea (it involves the Kremlin charging she was tortured) and to the official American take (she was caught out doing undeclared 'statecraft')? More seriously, the Butina 'stor