Mar 15

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The door is that way — Vladimir Putin fires his PR company.

- Putin drops his American PR company (CNN Money, March 12, 2015):

Russian President Vladimir Putin has dropped his American PR company.

Ketchum, part of global marketing group Omnicom (OMC), worked for the Russian government for nine years. But that relationship is now over, apparently a victim of the growing hostility between Russia and the West triggered by the conflict in Ukraine.

“We decided not to renew the contract because of the anti-Russian hysteria, the information war that is going on,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told CNNMoney. Continue reading »

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Mar 08

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Related info:

- Jimmy Savile Abused Up To 1,000 Victims On BBC Premises (The Guardian)

- BBC Paid For Pedophile Jimmy Savile’s Cash Gifts To Children (Daily Express)

- So Much For BBC Transparency: 90 Pages Of BBC’s Jimmy Savile Report Blacked Out (Daily Mail)


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The treatment of BBC staff involved in the breaking of the Jimmy Savile story is a scandal that has gone largely unnoticed. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA

- The sinister treatment of dissent at the BBC (The Guardian, March 8, 2015):

The whistleblowers who broke the Jimmy Savile story have seen their careers nosedive while executives protect their own status

Nobody from John Humphrys in the morning to Evan Davis at night dares mention a scandal at the BBC. It undermines their reporting of every abuse whistleblowers reveal. It reinforces the dirty common sense of British life that you must keep your head down if you want to keep your job. Continue reading »

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Mar 06

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- Caught On Tape: The Moment Mario Draghi Gets Heckled, “You’re Biased…” (ZeroHedge, March 5, 2015):

Perhaps echoing two entire nations’ frustration, one reporter loses his cool when Mario Draghi explains how everyone else in Europe gets free money except Greece and Cyprus

Having explained that The ECB’s Bond-Buying program wil lnot include Greek and Cypriot bonds, “feisty” veteran Greek journalist Aristidis Vikettos unloads on Draghi… “You’re Biased…” he exclaimed, leaving Draghi speechless

As In-Cyprus reports, there was a lot more going on behind the scenes…

Mario Draghi was left speechless on live television when a feisty veteran journalist accused him of bias during really tense moments at a press conference, following the conclusion of the ECB Governing Council meeting in Nicosia. Continue reading »

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Feb 27

Somebody tell them that all those billions were just spent to bail out the banksters …

- ‘Greece Won’t See A Cent Of The GREAT BAILOUT’ (Telegraph) … It’s All For The Banksters!

… but then I am sure they knew it already.


- “NEIN” – Germany’s Bild Has A Message For Greece: “No More Billions For Greedy Greeks” (ZeroHedge, Feb 25, 2015):

One day ahead of a key vote in the German Bundestag whether to ratify the 4-month Greek bailout extension, the biggest-selling, mass-market newspaper (or tabloid as some call it) with a circulation of 2.5 million, Bild, has made it very clear just how it feels about the latest Greek can kicking event.

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Feb 23

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- The Media Is “Run By A Tiny Group Of Politically Motivated Moguls”, And “Controlled By The CIA” (ZeroHedge, Feb 21, 2015):

While the US media is delighted to entertain the population with the latest diversionary “scandal” about what Rudy Giuliani may or may not have said about the president, to be replaced with another tabloid scandal in the next week and another the week after, things in the UK have suddenly become quite complicated as the entire facade of the media as one working on behalf of the “common man” and seeking to unearth the truth and publish “all the news that’s fit to not anger one’s advertisers” has come crashing down, in the aftermath of the Telegraph scandal which started last week when a “Political Commentator Quits Over HSBC Coverage, Accuses Telegraph Of “Fraud On Readers” followed by “Guardian Slams Telegraph Suggesting HSBC Coverage Was Biased Due To Owners’ £250 MM Loan From Bank.” Continue reading »

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Feb 19

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- HSBC Bank: Secret Origins To Laundering The World’s Drug Money


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- Chief Political Commentator of The Telegraph Resigns Over HSBC Coverage – Calls it “A Fraud on its Readers” (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 18, 2015):

The Telegraph’s recent coverage of HSBC amounts to a form of fraud on its readers. It has been placing what it perceives to be the interests of a major international bank above its duty to bring the news to Telegraph readers. There is only one word to describe this situation: terrible. A free press is essential to a healthy democracy. There is a purpose to journalism, and it is not just to entertain. It is not to pander to political power, big corporations and rich men. Newspapers have what amounts in the end to a constitutional duty to tell their readers the truth.

- Peter Oborne, in his article: Why I have resigned from the Telegraph

Anyone reading this website understands that most of the mainstream media has been transformed into little more than complete propaganda over the past several decades. When the various papers and televisions stations aren’t covering up for the war crimes and corruption of politicians and intelligence agencies, they are busy protecting their corporate advertisers from any potential criticism. This isn’t just speculation anymore. Continue reading »

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Feb 14

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- U.S. Falls Again in World Press Freedom Index – Now Ranked #49 Globally (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 12, 2015): 

In the United States, 2014 was marked by judicial harassment of New York Times investigative reporter James Risen in connection with the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA officer charged under the Espionage Act with giving him classified information. US journalists are still not protected by a federal shield law that would guarantee their right not to name their sources or reveal other confidential information about their work. Meanwhile, at least 15 journalists were arbitrarily arrested during clashes between police and demonstrators protesting against black teenager Michael Brown’s fatal shooting by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.– From Reporters Without Borders’ 2015 World Press Freedom Index

The greatest myth we Americans collectively like to tell to ourselves is that we live in the “land of the free.” We particularly pride ourselves on “freedom of the press” — enshrined in the U.S. Constitution — but how free is this press really?

According to the World Press Freedom Index, published each year by Reporters Without Borders, not that free at all. I highlighted last year’s plunge in the index in the post: U.S. Plunges to #46 in World Press Freedom Index, Below Romania and Just Above Haiti. Here’s an excerpt: Continue reading »

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Feb 08

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- Brian Williams Says “He’s Too Much Part Of The News” – Takes Himself Off Daily Broadcast


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- Brian Williams’ Lie: The Bigger Picture (ZeroHedge, Feb 7, 2015):

What should we make of Brian Williams’ admission that he lied about his helicopter being forced down in Iraq?

Initially, he may have lied about other things, as well.

But there’s a bigger story here …

Mainstream reporters are ALWAYS pro-war, acting as cheerleaders for the military-industrial complex and propagandists for the government.

Christian Christensen writes today: Continue reading »

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Feb 02

- Here’s What Happens When the U.S. Embassy Spokesman in Moscow Asks Twitter if RT or The Economist is More Trustworthy (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Feb 1, 2015):

This is brilliant. Will Stevens is the spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. The following needs no further commentary.

The latest in a long line of establishment Twitter fails. Continue reading »

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Jan 29

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- USA Today columnist calls for arrest and imprisonment of vaccine skeptics (Natural News, Jan 29, 2015):

Now we finally come to the real agenda of the vaccine industry. After vaccines have been repeatedly documented by the Natural News Lab to contain neurotoxic chemicals such as mercury, formaldehyde and MSG; after vaccine shots have been repeatedly shown to kill people who take them; and after flu shots have been exhaustively shown to be based on no science whatsoever — with vaccine manufacturers openly admitting there are no clinical trials to show they even work — the rabid vaccine pushers are unveiling their end game: throw vaccine resistors in prison.

This is the call by USA Today columnist Alex Berezow. “Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail,” he writes in this USA Today column.

And just to be clear, what Berezow means is that parents who do not vaccinated their children no matter how toxic the vaccine ingredients really are should be thrown in prison. There is no exemption being discussed or recommended that would allow parents to object to vaccines because of the neurotoxic chemicals they contain (such as the heavy metal mercury, still found in flu shots given to children in America). There is also no discussion that informed parents might reasonably object to vaccines based on the recent confession of a top CDC whistleblower who reveals how the CDC committed scientific fraud to bury scientific evidence showing a link between vaccines and autism. Continue reading »

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Jan 28

- Double Standard: CIA Leaks and Planted News Stories (Infowars, Jan 27, 2015):

CIA has controlled corporate news media for decades

On Monday, a former CIA employee, Jeffrey Sterling, was convicted of giving classified information to a New York Times reporter.

The leak concerned an effort by the CIA to sabotage plans for an Iranian nuclear reactor. Continue reading »

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Jan 26

- Challenges for America: ISIS, Boko Haram and … Russia Today?! (David Icke, Jan 24,  2015):

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‘According the new chief of the U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors, Andrew Lack, news outlet Russia Today (RT) represents a challenge for America similar to that posed by terrorist organisations.

He stated that “we are facing a number of challenges from entities like Russia Today which is out there pushing a point of view, the Islamic State in the Middle East and groups like Boko Haram”. The nonchalant attitude expressed here represents a growing disconnect between the Western media and their consumers. Continue reading »

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Jan 22

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- ‘Dangerous as terrorists’: Snowden leaks reveal GCHQ stores journalists’ data (RT, Jan 19, 2015):

British security agency GCHQ has stored thousands of emails from journalists working for the world’s biggest news organizations, according to a new batch of Edward Snowden leaks.

Emails from the BBC, Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post and others were saved by GCHQ, allegedly as part of a ‘test exercise’ conducted by the agency.

Journalists’ communications were among 70,000 emails harvested during one day in November 2008. They were obtained by one of GCHQs taps into fiber-optic cables used to transfer information on the internet.


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- Press Rebellion in the UK – British Media Launches Protest Against Spying, as GCHQ Places Investigative Journalism in Same Category as Terrorism (Liberty Blitzkrieg, Jan 19, 2015):

Emails from the BBC, Reuters, the Guardian, the New York Times, Le Monde, the Sun, NBC and the Washington Post were saved by GCHQ and shared on the agency’s intranet as part of a test exercise by the signals intelligence agency.The journalists’ communications were among 70,000 emails harvested in the space of less than 10 minutes on one day in November 2008 by one of GCHQ’s numerous taps on the fibre-optic cables that make up the backbone of the internet.

New evidence from other UK intelligence documents revealed by Snowden also shows that a GCHQ information security assessment listed “investigative journalists” as a threat in a hierarchy alongside terrorists or hackers.

– From the Guardian article: GCHQ Captured Emails of Journalists from Top International Media

Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, is the United Kingdom’s equivalent to the NSA. As you might expect, it is no less immoral or shady than its domestic counterpart. While most of the surveillance related posts here at Liberty Blitzkrieg have focused on the NSA, GCHQ has been front and center from time to time. For example, see the following from 2014: Continue reading »

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Jan 17

The Truth Behind The Cherlie Hebdo Solidarity Photo-Op

- The Truth Behind The ‘Cherlie Hebdo’ Solidarity Photo-Op (ZeroHedge, Jan 17, 2015):

Once again the mainstream media peddled the spoon-fed propaganda that world leaders “led the march” to honor the victims of the Paris shootings last week. Glorious photo-ops of Merkel, Hollande, Poroshenko, David Cameron (oh, and not Barack Obama) were smeared across front pages hailing the “unity in outrage.” However, as appears to be the case in so many ‘events’ in the new normal managed thinking in which we live, The Independent reports, French TV has exposed the reality of the ‘photo-op’ seen-around-the-world: the ‘dignitaries’ were not in fact “at” the Paris rallies but had the photo taken on an empty guarded side street Continue reading »

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Dec 27

- NPR Propagandizes Against Putin, for Regime-Change in Russia (Washington’s Blog, Dec 27, 2014):

On Friday, December 26th, National Public Radio aired two superbly done pieces of anti-Russia propaganda, which could as well have been written by the U.S. CIA, or by Voice of America, it was so skillfully deceiving.

One of these propaganda-pieces, on “Morning Edition,” presented Eleanor Beardsley alleging that the anti-immigrant political parties in Britain and France are anti-U.S. and pro-Russian because they are supposedly all “far right”; and the other piece, on “All Things Considered,” presented Corey Flintoff alleging that Russia’s President Vladimir Putin “seized Crimea” (as if he hadn’t actually rescued it) and thereby caused U.S. President Barack Obama and the EU to respond with economic sanctions as punishment for the ‘seizure’ (actually, as we’ll show, rescue).

Here, the two ‘news reports’ will be exposed:

Continue reading »

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Dec 16

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- It’s official: RT is most watched news network on YouTube with over 2bn views (RT, Dec 16, 2014):

RT’s five YouTube channels combined have hit the 2 billion views benchmark, strengthening the channel’s role as the leading news provider on the popular video hosting service.

RT content on Youtube has generated over 3 times as many views as CNN & Euronews respectively, and 2.5 times Al Jazeera’s viewership. over 540 million views were generated by the network to date in 2014

The five channels – English-language RT International and RT America and the channels in Arabic, Spanish and Russian – have more than 2.5 million subscribers. Continue reading »

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Dec 16

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- War by Media and the Triumph of Propaganda (Truthout, Dec 15, 2014):

The times we live in are so dangerous and so distorted in public perception that propaganda is no longer, as Edward Bernays called it, an “invisible government.” It is the government.

Why has so much journalism succumbed to propaganda? Why are censorship and distortion standard practices? Why is the BBC so often a mouthpiece of rapacious power? Why do The New York Times and The Washington Post deceive their readers?

Why are young journalists not taught to understand media agendas and to challenge the high claims and low purpose of fake objectivity? And why are they not taught that the essence of so much of what’s called the mainstream media is not information, but power? Continue reading »

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Nov 15

- Fact fails: UK ‘journalism’ on RT (RT, Nov 14, 2014):

In an almost beautiful bit of irony, those who are the first to accuse RT of shoddy journalism and propagating conspiracy theories are practicing exactly what they supposedly preach against.

First comes out The Guardian article quoting some astronomical numbers as RT’s budget – allegedly the largest of Russian public broadcasters. Their source? Russian media experts Pussy Riot.

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Oct 30

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- 20-Year CBS News Veteran, Sharyl Attkisson, Details Massive Censorship and Propaganda in Mainstream Media (Liberty blitzkrieg, Oct 29, 2014):

Journalists should be dark, funny, mean people. It’s appropriate for their antagonistic, adversarial role.

– Matt Taibbi, in this New York Magazine article

Reporters on the ground aren’t necessarily ideological, Attkisson says, but the major network news decisions get made by a handful of New York execs who read the same papers and think the same thoughts.

Often they dream up stories beforehand and turn the reporters into “casting agents,” told “we need to find someone who will say . . .” that a given policy is good or bad. “We’re asked to create a reality that fits their New York image of what they believe,” she writes.

– From the excellent New York Post article: Ex-CBS reporter’s book reveals how liberal media protects Obama

Earlier this week, I published a piece titled, Former CBS Reporter Accuses Government of Secretly Planting Classified Docs on Her Computer, which I thought was incredible in its own right, yet the information in that post seems almost trite compared to the flood of information Attkisson has revealed to the New York Post’s Kyle Smith.

The following excerpts from the piece will confirm all of your worst suspicions about mainstream media: Continue reading »

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