Eliot Higgins, praised by Western media as a bulwark against sinister Russian disinformation, has a persuasive, Atlantic Council-fellow retort for those who take issue with his Google Earth investigations: “Suck my balls.”
Higgins gave up his lucrative career as a payments officer at a women’s underwear company to create Bellingcat, a celebrated internet blog that specializes in using open-source information to blame Russia for every crime against humanity – real or imagined – committed so far this century.
Now a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, and a self-declared specialist in “social media & digital forensic research,” Higgins recently teamed up with NATO-funded compatriots to create DisinfoPortal, “an interactive online guide to track the Kremlin’s disinformation campaigns abroad.”
Valiantly fighting on the frontlines in the information war with Russia, Higgins has already shown himself to be a persuasive wordsmith with razor-sharp wit:
What happens when mainstream media manufactures "experts" to support their narratives. False confidence eventually reveals a "novice" bug and the whole project implodes. This guy now thinks a major power needs to answer to him, lol. #Russia pic.twitter.com/Z0AczV7tLN
— Sharmine Narwani (@snarwani) June 12, 2018
Indeed, an invitation to moisten his scrotum has become Higgins’ go-to argument for those who dare to question his ironclad Instagram investigations.'
Read more: ‘Suck my balls’: NATO-funded blogger Eliot Higgins checkmates critics with watertight argument