The word you're looking for is "plausible". There are whole departments dedicated to creation and spreads of plausible stories, not necessarily consistent ones or even ideologically of the same colour. See Gen. Pacepa's "Dezinformation" book. Assange is a Russian intelligence asset in active use in information warfare. Snowden, too. Nutty left is where the KGB is most comfortable; cultivating Nazis and Nazi/Lefty "anti-globalist" alliances is relatively new.