Jan 19

CNN Is Hiring An “Angry” ‘Fake News’ Reporter, Must Be “Intimately Aware Of The Darkest Corners Of The Web”

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Jan 15

FYI.


Trump Team Responds: May Move White House Briefings To Accommodate More Than Just “Media Elite”:

The overnight report by Esquire magazine that the incoming Trump administration is “seriously considering” a plan to evict the press corps from the White House prompted a frenzied response by the White House Correspondents Association, and led to a scramble among Washington’s press elite to demand if this report was accurate. As it turns out, Trump’s intentions may be just the opposite of what was reported, because according statements by Priebus, Pence and Spicer, the incoming Trump administration is actually considering expanding the number of journalists who have access to Trump, not limiting it.

As a result, the Trump admin is now considering moving White House press briefings out of the West Wing to accommodate more than the “Washington media elite,” incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said on Sunday, cited by Bloomberg. Continue reading »

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Jan 15

“They Are The Opposition Party” – Trump May Evict Press From The White House:

Update: in the aftermath of the report, the following exchange took place between Crains Detroit published, Ron Fournier, Trump spokesman, Sean Spicer, and NBC’s Chuck Todd:

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Earlier:

The simmering cold, if heating up with every passing day, war between Trump and the press may be about to turn conventional, with the occasional chance of an ICBM.

Just days after calling out CNN fake news during his first press conference of 2017, Esquire reports that according to three senior officials on the transition team, the incoming Trump administration is “seriously considering” a plan to evict the press corps from the White House. Continue reading »

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Jan 14

Udo Ulfkotte was a former editor of one of Germany’s main daily publications, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

Until his death he worked for the Kopp Verlag.

Kopp Verlag had been in some greater financial trouble and has been “saved” by the Bertelsmann Verlag and Bertelsmann Verlag is owned by ‘those’ who you are not allowed to criticize.


Article in German:

In memoriam: Dr. Udo Ulfkotte (1960-2017) (Kopp Verlag,

Related info:

Top German Editor Admits “All the News is Fake”, Exposes The Mainstream Media MO In Graphic Detail

Facebook sperrt Bestseller-Autor Udo Ulfkotte wegen flüchtlingskritischen Buchs

German Journalist Dr. Udo Ulfkotte Admits That He Was Bribed By Billionaires, CIA, Exposes Western ‘Press’ Propaganda Against Russia – ‘Germany Is Still A Colony Of The U.S.’ (Video)

Leading German Journalist Admits CIA ‘Bribed’ Him and Other Leaders of the Western ‘Press’

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Jan 12

Air Canada Exposes CNN As Fake News – Why The Blinded Masses Can’t See (Explained)

H/t reader squodgy.

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Jan 11

NYT Accuses CNN, BuzzFeed Of Peddling “Fake News” Over Russia Report:

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: Continue reading »

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Jan 11

WaPo and NYT Prove ‘Fake News’ Is a Good Thing — but Only If It’s Anti-Russian:

Journalist Abby Martin was surprised to learn through a fake news story on New York Times that she had quit her former job as a reporter at RT.com due to propaganda.

I worked at RT for 1 [year] after speaking out,” she tweeted in response, adding she had left the TV channel over other reasons, not “[because] of ‘propaganda.’RT, or Russia Today, is funded by the Russian government, but instead of confirming their story first with Martin and waiting to hit publish once they knew the author wasn’t simply speculating, the New York Times allowed a fake news article to hit the web. The story was clearly meant to confirm the then-recently released Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)’s report concerning Russia’s alleged effort to change the outcome of the 2016 presidential election in the United States. But what it actually did was further damage the mainstream media’s reputation as a source of real news. Continue reading »

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Jan 09

Journo-terrorism: NYT calls for online trolls to sabotage Breitbart.com’s revenues:

The journo-terrorists are hard at work at the NYT, where the discredited “fake news” publisher is now openly calling for online trolls to sabotage Breitbart.com’s revenues in order to shut down the site.

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Jan 04


WikiLeaks To Sue CNN For Defamation:

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.”

Wikileaks was referring to a segment in which CNN had the ex-Deputy-Director of the CIA “falsely calling Assange a ‘pedophile.’ Continue reading »

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Jan 03

Here’s the Best Summary of The Washington Post’s Latest ‘Fake News’ Fiasco:

It’s quite ironic that the one newspaper most hysterical in warning the American public about the dangers of “fake news,” has become the most prolific publisher of it. The most recent example, of course, relates to the entirely made up story that those dastardly Russians had hacked into the U.S. power grid through a Vermont utility. The paper’s source for the story? Anonymous government officials. Unsurprisingly, the entire thing was a fairytale.

Most of you will already be aware of the story, but this is such a monumental example of journalistic malpractice, it deserve far more attention and scrutiny.

In that regard, Forbes contributor Kalev Leetaru, has done an excellent job of shining further light on how it all went down in his piece, “Fake News” And How The Washington Post Rewrote Its Story On Russian Hacking Of The Power Grid. Here are some key excerpts: Continue reading »

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Jan 02

Systematic ‘fake news’ Planted By Britain’s Intelligence Services:

By Jonathan Cook – Is the CIA editing your newspaper? Here is a great overview by Ed Jones of OpenDemocracyUK of why corporate media are the arch-exponents of “fake news”. The media are overwhelming owned and controlled by billionaires and gargantuan corporations, who depend on the support of other corporations for ad revenue, and employ journalists from a narrow, privileged class whose careers depend on maintaining access to elite sources. It would be simply astounding in these circumstances if we had anything resembling a pluralistic media.

The data concerns UK outlets, but the same principles apply in the US. Continue reading »

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Dec 17

What is the real purpose behind the ‘fake news’ attack?:

By Brandon Smith.

Here is the first problem with modern political discourse — too many people want to “win” arguments instead of getting to the greater truth of the matter. Discussions become brinkmanship. Opponents launch into immediate attacks instead of simply asking valid questions. They assert immediately that their position is the only valid position without verification. When confronted with rational responses and ample evidence, they dismiss everything instead of pondering what you have handed them. After this line is crossed, there is no point in continuing the debate. It will go on forever. Continue reading »

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Dec 15

The Associated Press Announces It Is Joining The “Fight Against The Scourge” Of Fake News:

One by one, all the mainstream media outlets are announcing they will join Facebook’s “fight” against “fraudulent stories” and the “scourge of fake news” to be defined arbitrarily by said media outlets. First it was “fact-checkers” such as Snopes and Politifact, now it’s AP, and soon to follow, the rest of the mainstream.

From AP’s blog:

The fight against fake news

As part of its broader fact-checking efforts, The Associated Press announced Thursday that it will work with Facebook to help identify and debunk trending “news” stories being shared online that are false. Continue reading »

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Dec 14

This Video Brilliantly Illustrates How Fake and Scripted the Mainstream Media Is:

Hm.

Could this be why people are turning away from the mainstream media en masse? Because people are starting to realize just how scripted and fake everything they’re being told by these talking heads truly is?

These people have one job only: to shape and promote certain events while censoring others, telling you what the system wants you to know and believe about your world. Continue reading »

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Dec 14

10.12.2016

H/t reader kevin a.

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Dec 13

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War on ‘Fake News’ Part of a War on Free Speech:

By Ron Paul

A major threat to liberty is the assault on the right to discuss political issues, seek out alternative information sources, and promote dissenting ideas and causes such as non-interventionism in foreign and domestic affairs. If this ongoing assault on free speech succeeds, then all of our liberties are endangered. Continue reading »

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Dec 13

“The big search and social companies must do more to sustain the economics of real journalism.

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New York Times CEO Calls On Social Media Giants To Subsidize Mainstream Media:

Print media in the United States is now largely a failed business model that has been in secular decline for years.  While print media’s failure is largely attributed to technological shifts that have changed consumers’ media consumption behaviors, we would argue that biased reporting and a complete lack of journalistic integrity at many “real news” outlets facilitated the decline.  The American population has rejected the notion of paying for “journalistic integrity” only to get hyper-partisan, leftist, manufactured narratives in return. 

That said, Mark Thompson, the President and CEO of the New York Times, is convinced that Silicon Valley’s social media and search giants are to blame for failing print newspapers around the country.  And, like any good liberal, Thompson’s first reflex to fix failing businesses is to provide subsidies…and apparently he thinks the tech titans should pay those subsidies. Continue reading »

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Dec 09

NBC’s Fake News King Brian Williams Launches Crusade Against “Fake News”:

Now this is rich.  Brian Williams, the disgraced ex-NBC journalist who was literally fired for falsely reporting that he was in a helicopter during the Iraq war that took on combatant fire, is now going on a crusade against “fake news.”  On his MSNBC show last night, Williams decided to attack retired General Flynn and Donald Trump for spreading “fake news” via their twitter accounts.

The retired Army 3-star general has passed on some gems himself.  Here are a few…Flynn retweeted accusations that Clinton is involved with child sex trafficking and has “secretly waged war” on the Catholic Church, as well as charges that Obama is a “jihadi” who “laundered” money for Muslim terrorists. Continue reading »

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Dec 09

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Clinton Puppet Stephen Colbert Tells Pizzagate Conspiracy Researchers to “Grow the F*ck Up”:

As previously reported, thanks to Wikileaks we also know that Colbert did two appearances with Bill Clinton lauding the Clinton Foundation.

The guy is coming off as a total tool of that machine, so its kind of hilarious for him to do an entire bit on Pizzagate and act outraged and tell other people to “grow the f*ck up”.

Colbert titled it, “Pizzagate Is An Alt-Right Fever Dream”: Continue reading »

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Dec 08

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Washington Post now admits its “fake news” story relied on… get this… a FAKE news source:

A few days ago, I wrote about how the Washington Post was committing “credibility suicide” with its obviously fabricated Craig Timberg story accusing Natural News and 199 other websites of being “fake news” sources controlled by the Russian government. Now, after the discredited paper has been threatened with lawsuits by several of the websites named in the WashPost’s cited source, they’ve all but admitted their entire story was surely fake to begin with.

Wednesday evening, the Washington Post added an editor’s note to the top of their story which essentially admits the Washington Post slandered and defamed 200 websites by reporting fabricated, false news derived from sources that even they no longer think are legitimate. Without offering any direct apology or retraction of their blatantly false and extremely irresponsible “fake news” story, Washington Post editors have now added this “weasel words” half-apology: Continue reading »

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Dec 08

Washington Post Appends “Russian Propaganda Fake News” Story, Admits It May Be Fake:

In the latest example why the “mainstream media” is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say“, on Wednesday a lengthy editor’s note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the “experts” quoted in the original article whose “work” served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s finding regarding any individual media outlet”, in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll “fake news” and conceding the Bezos-owned publication may have engaged in defamation by smearing numerous websites – Zero Hedge included – with patently false and unsubstantiated allegations. Continue reading »

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Dec 08

German Companies Pull Ads From Breitbart:

While the WaPo admitted, two weeks after its infamous hit piece on “fringe media” which it labelled as “Russian propaganda fake news“, that its entire article was based on reporting that was wrong, the adverse consequences are piling up for the sites named in the list, among which the popular conservative hangout Breitbart. German carmaker BMW, the restaurant chain Vapiano, supermarket chain Rewe, and Deutsche Telekom have all pulled their ads from the pro-Trump news site due to concerns about its content, the Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

“The positions held by Breitbart.com contrast with Vapiano’s values, such as openness and tolerance,” said the restaurant chain offering Italian food across Europe and the US.

Deutsche Telekom is also present on the American market through its subsidiary T-mobile, the third-largest wireless carrier in the US. Replying to a DW inquiry, Deutsche Telekom said they “very much regret” that their ads appeared on Breitbart, which according to Deutsche Welle “is often branded a far-right hate site.” Continue reading »

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Dec 07

BBC on Suicide Watch After Aleppo Civilians Seek Safety of Syrian Army

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Dec 05

“Fake News” Site Threatens Washington Post With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction:

As the “fake news” narrative grows, and The House quietly passes a bill to “counter Russian propoganda” websites, one alleged ‘fake’ news wesbite – as defined by the farcical PropOrNot organization – has struck back. Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction.

As the lawyers like to say, res ipsa loquitur. Please tweet and circulate this letter widely. You will notice that our attorney Jim Moody is a seasoned litigator who has won cases before the Supreme Court. He has considerable experience in First Amendment and defamation actions. Past high profile representations include Westomoreland v. CBS and defending Linda Tripp.

I also hope, particularly for those of you who don’t regularly visit Naked Capitalism, that you’ll check out our related pieces that give more color to how the fact the Washington Post was taken for a ride by inept propagandists, particularly our introduction to our spoof PropOrNot.org site, which uses the PropOrNot project as an example of sorely deficient propaganda and shows where it went wrong, or the humor site itself. Be sure not to miss its FAQ. Continue reading »

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Nov 30

THE CONSERVATIVE PURGE BEGINS=> Apple Removes Breitbart From Their App Store

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Nov 29

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New York Times reports 95.7 percent fall in quarterly profit:

The New York Times Co reported a 95.7 fall in quarterly profit, hit by restructuring charges related to headcount reductions.

Net profit attributable to the newspaper publisher fell to $406,000, or break-even per share, in the third quarter, from $9.4 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier.

New York Times Reports 95.7 Percent Fall in Quarterly Profit:

(REUTERS) The New York Times Co reported a 95.7 fall in quarterly profit, hit by restructuring charges related to headcount reductions.

Net profit attributable to the newspaper publisher fell to $406,000, or break-even per share, in the third quarter, from $9.4 million, or 6 cents per share, a year earlier.

Read the rest of the story at Reuters.com.

H/t reader kevin a.

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Nov 28

“Governments Are Running Out Of Excuses” Paul Craig Roberts Exposes “The Western War On Truth”:

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts,

The “war on terror” has simultaneously been a war on truth. For fifteen years—from 9/11 to Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction” and “al Qaeda connections,” “Iranian nukes,” “Assad’s use of chemical weapons,” endless lies about Gadaffi, “Russian invasion of Ukraine”—the governments of the so-called Western democracies have found it essential to align themselves firmly with lies in order to pursue their agendas. Now these Western governments are attempting to discredit the truthtellers who challenge their lies.

Russian news services are under attack from the EU and Western presstitutes as purveyors of “fake news.Abiding by its Washington master’s orders, the EU actually passed a resolution against Russian media for not following Washington’s line. Russian President Putin said that the resolution is a “visible sign of degradation of Western society’s idea of democracy.” Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Ron Paul Lashes Out At WaPo’s Witch Hunt: “Expect Such Attacks To Continue”:

Washington Post Peddles Tarring of Ron Paul Institute as Russian Propaganda, via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity,

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The Washington Post has a history of misrepresenting Ron Paul’s views. Last year the supposed newspaper of record ran a feature article by David A. Fahrenthold in which Fahrenthold grossly mischaracterized Paul as an advocate for calamity, oppression, and poverty — the opposite of the goals Paul routinely expresses and, indeed, expressed clearly in a speech at the event upon which Fahrenthold’s article purported to report. Such fraudulent attacks on the prominent advocate for liberty and a noninterventionist foreign policy fall in line with the newspaper’s agenda. As Future of Freedom Foundation President Jacob G. Hornberger put it in a February editorial, the Post’s agenda is guided by “the interventionist mindset that undergirds the mainstream media.” Continue reading »

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Nov 28

Glenn Greenwald Condemns Washington Post’s “Cowardly Group Of Anonymous Smear Artists”:

“…this group of ostensible experts far more resembles amateur peddlers of primitive, shallow propagandistic clichés than serious, substantive analysis and expertise; and is engaging in extremely dubious McCarthyite tactics about a wide range of critics and dissenters… WaPo should be very proud: it staked a major part of its news story on the unverified, untestable assertions of this laughable organization.”

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Nov 27

Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As Anti-Clinton “Sophisticated Russian Propaganda Tools”

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