H/t reader squodgy:
“Exactly, if the mainstream news refers to a source but maintains its anonymity, that news must reasonably construed as being fake and bullshit.”
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In a fascinating retort by the left-leaning NYT to the story of the day, namely the CNN-BuzzFeed narrative based on an unverified 35-page memo allegedly prepared by a UK intelligence officer, even “the paper of record” takes the two media outlets to town, and in an article titled “BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate” essentially accuses them of doing what CNN has accused so much of the ‘alternative media’ in doing when distributing “fake news.”
Here are the key excerpts:
Just minutes after Trump slammed CNN’s reporter Jim Acosta, calling CNN “fake news“, just after slamming Buzzfeed as a “failing pile of garbage”, CNN issued a statement in response to Trump’s attack, which effectively boils down to “we are not Buzzfeed” yet even though CNN said it did not publish the memo “because we have not corroborated the report’s allegations” it still used it to create a front-page, uncorroborated “report.”
Full CNN statement”
Moments ago, Wikileaks tweeted that as a result of a segment airing on CNN, the whiste-blowing organization announced it has “issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation.”
We have issued instructions to sue CNN for defamation:https://t.co/YLfyQ9ROCy
Unless within 48h they air a one hour expose of the plot.
— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) January 4, 2017
Wikileaks was referring to a segment in which CNN had the ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA “falsely calling Assange a ‘pedophile.’
In yet another coincidentally-timed “technical glitch” at CNN, Republican Congressman Chris Collins was cut off within seconds of mentioning “WikiLeaks.” Per InfoWars, Collins joined a conversation with CNN’s Chris Cuomo and immediately went on the attack against Hillary. But as soon as he utters the word “WikiLeaks” his feed is suddenly “lost.”
“Two thirds of the public know that Hillary Clinton’s a liar, she can’t be trusted and now the two faces of Hillary are coming out – the fact through Wikileaks she says one thing and….”
Of course, this isn’t the first time someone’s video feed has been “lost” while criticizing Hillary. Back in July we noted the following example as well:
One week ago, board-certified medicine specialist, TV personality and CNN employee Dr. Drew Pinsky broke the mold of conformity, when he said that he is “gravely concerned” about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, pointing out that treatment she is receiving could be the result of her bizarre behaviors.
Appearing on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning, Pinsky said he and his colleague Dr. Robert Huizenga became “gravely concerned….not just about her health but her health care,” after analyzing what medical records on Hillary had been released. Pinsky pointed out that after Clinton fainted and fell in late 2012, she suffered from a “transverse sinus thrombosis,” an “exceedingly rare clot” that “virtually guarantees somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system.” “What’s wrong with her coagulation system, has that been evaluated?” asked Dr. Drew.
It appears we have passed the point where hiding the collusion is even necessary…
Here is CNN’s New Day host Chris Cuomo explaining how – for Hillary Clinton – “we [CNN] could not help her any more than we have… she’s got just a free ride so far with the media.”
— Melissa2 (@sweetatertot2) August 11, 2016
This seemed appropriate…
As DailyWire.com writes, it’s no secret that the mainstream media is a giant liberal cesspool willing to do and say anything to make sure their Democrat candidate gets elected. In this case it’s Hillary Clinton. Yet in the midst of two consecutive email scandals, her record of failure, including letting four Americans die in Benghazi, and having the father of the terrorist responsible for the worst attack since 9/11 sitting behind her at a recent rally, all the media can report is, “Hey, look, Trump said something distasteful again!”
In the compilation video (below), the YouTube channel “Centipede Productions” has amassed 10 minutes worth of CNN claiming technical difficulties, shouting down guests, and flat-out cutting the microphone of people who attempt to speak the facts pertaining to Hillary Clinton’s scandal-ridden past and present…
Finally, we should note that moments ago, Trump himself denied the CNN report:
No such meeting or conversation ever happened – a made up story by “low ratings” @CNN.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2016
CNN has just been caught red-handed playing up a staged “crisis actor” attack on Donald Trump. The crisis actor, a woman named Lauren Batchelder, was an audience plant working for Jeb Bush, the Republican establishment candidate for President. At a Jon Huntsman “No Labels” event, Batchelder posed as a regular audience member, then unleashed a vicious attack against Trump with a contrived, pre-planned verbal script that tried to smear his reputation with women.
The entire thing, however, was completely scripted from the start. “Within minutes of her scripted performance at the event, the producers of CNN were quickly editing soundbites and framing a narrative. That story was pushed into the media stream within hours,” reports TheConservativeTreehouse.com.
– CNN Reporter Stutters Through CIA Script — ISIS Planning Attack On America (Activist Post, April 26, 2015):
The latest ISIS report by mainstream media is in. As has been the case since 2014’s launching of the ISIS show, CNN once again has taken the lead in being the mouthpiece of Intelligence to spread lies and deceit to the American people to set them up for a future terror event. Now we’re told ISIS is supposedly here in the United States.
The way that FBI and other Intelligence agencies know this is because they overheard some “chatter” somewhere. Everything else about the new ISIS threat revelation is a secret that you apparently do not need to know because the government agencies are “not” willing to be more specific about anything at this time. Also, someone whose identity is NOT known has asked the Intelligence agencies and the reporters like CNN’s Evan Perez to “NOT” reveal too much about this ISIS threat.
Wow, what a perfect timing for CNN to come up with this story!
This is NOT idiocy, just evil, … pure evil.
Here’s how this will probably end for those students who believe this:
– Peak Idiocy: CNN Urges Students Not To Pay Down Student Loans, Buy Stocks Instead (ZeroHedge, Dec 12, 2014):
You know the Central-Bank-driven wealth-creation narrative has gone too far when… CNN Money – the bastion of personal financial advice introduces us to Mohammad Majd, graduate who opines “I changed my entire philosophy on debt. I started making minimum payments on my student loans, picked up a “Stock Investing for Dummies” book, and put whatever extra money I made into the stock market.” It’s great any muppet can win… “It was a really good feeling knowing that I could wipe away my entire student loan debt with just a few mouse clicks.” This is how broken the market (and the mindset) has become…