From NBC News:
An NBC News analysis of the main English-language news sites employed by Russia in its 2016 election meddling shows Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, who is set to make her formal announcement Saturday, has become a favorite of the sites Moscow used when it interfered in 2016.
Several experts who track websites and social media linked to the Kremlin have also seen what they believe may be the first stirrings of an upcoming Russian campaign of support for Gabbard.
So to revisit the question at the top of this article: Does Gabbard know who she's endorsing, or does she just see Dore and his cohorts as convenient anti-war voices she can reference to bolster the anti-interventionalist image she's cultivating? Considering her comments to Rogan, it would seem she knows exactly who she's promoting, so let's take a brief look at the "interesting conversations" Dore is facilitating.
On the May 4, 2017 edition of his show, Dore had on as a guest Eva Bartlett, a frequent RT contributor who originally made her name as a pro-Palestinian activist and blogger. Bartlett, who is Canadian, has been at the forefront of a group of media figures who are unapologetically pro-Assad and who've characterized victims of Syrian bombings as being part of staged events, i.e., crisis actors taking part in false flag operations. At the outset of the segment, Dore praised Bartlett as a "great journalist doing some really great reporting that's coming out of Syria," adding that she's "been giving us the truth about what's been happening" in the region.
For almost 30 minutes, Dore fawned over Bartlett as she mocked the idea that Assad is a brutal abuser of human rights and a war criminal and referred to reports that his regime used chemical weapons against civilians as "lies." At one point in the segment, Dore called the Arab Spring protests that were crushed by the Syrian military in 2011 "thuggish," adding that the uprising was orchestrated by "outside agitators" such as "Al Qaeda" and "ISIS." The entire video is worth watching because it's basically one of the most complete and deferential whitewashings of Assad's crimes that any authoritarian dictator could ask for.
Just a month before Bartlett's appearance, Dore pushed the false flag narrative on his show in a video titled, "Evidence Suggests S-Y-R-I-A G-A-S ATTACK Is False Flag." In the video, he repeats the false claims that the Syrian first responders known as the White Helmets are actually Al Qaeda affiliates who stage bombing scenes in an effort to frame Assad as a war criminal. It's the same infantile and conspiracy-laden logic that Dore used during his 9/11 truther days.