Journalism News /journalismnews Journalism News - Journalism Information Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:19:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 How mainstream media gets away with distributing propaganda masquerading as legitimate journalism /journalismnews/2017-01-15-how-mainstream-media-gets-away-with-sharing-propaganda-pretending-to-be-legitimate-journalism.html /journalismnews/2017-01-15-how-mainstream-media-gets-away-with-sharing-propaganda-pretending-to-be-legitimate-journalism.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The free press is supposed to protect the people from the political class, but these days it seems they operate in a manner meant to protect the political class from public scrutiny. The mainstream media betrays their purpose while undermining democracy. Power for the elite and corrupt is gained through the mainstream media, by eliminating skepticism and not holding politicians accountable for their lies. (RELATED: Read more news about propaganda schemes at

The mainstream media is an enemy to America, complicit in undermining our republic. The free press should serve as a check and balance against political corruption at the highest levels of government; they should be asking tough questions that will make politicians uncomfortable. The mainstream media essentially takes on the role of public relations rather than real journalism. They have been in cahoots with the Obama administration by excusing his agenda and refusing to hold him accountable. Obamacare promises were merely calculated lies used to impose a tax on the American people.

There are still reporters who do real investigations and ask tough questions, but not in the mainstream media. You will not see the mainstream media exposing the truth about corruption in Washington; only the independent media serves that function these days. Take WikiLeaks for example: they expose information that the government doesn’t want released. The independent media are the only real sources of free press who are willing to take risks and challenge the status quo.

The mainstream media is all out theatrics at its best, acting as the regime’s network of puppets. They are engaged in systematically dismantling America one issue at a time. The mainstream media attacks opposition to government corruption, the independent media, honest candidates and history. The ideas of unbiased journalism and objective reporting have long since been abandoned by the mainstream media, who feed us a constant stream of disinformation that ignores what we need to know, and only highlights what they want us to believe. It’s not news – it’s a tool used to serve corporate and government interests. (See coverage of fake news hoaxes at

There are plenty of personalities in the independent media who express their diverse beliefs, but they are subject to censorship from internet gatekeepers like Google, Facebook and Twitter. The censorship shuts down opposing views to the state controlled media’s false narratives, allowing them to manipulate the minds of Americans. Journalists and reporters working for the mainstream all report what they are told, according to the memo or teleprompter, sometimes even word for word across each outlet.

The independent media is still a valid tool for information where journalists still ask questions and provide a different perspective on things. You should never believe any of the scripts from the sold-out mainstream – they have been ordered to forget their role as journalists.

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Censorship leads to genocide: After they burn the books, they murder the masses /journalismnews/2017-01-13-censorship-leads-to-genocide-after-they-burn-the-books-they-murder-the-masses.html /journalismnews/2017-01-13-censorship-leads-to-genocide-after-they-burn-the-books-they-murder-the-masses.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Leftist Democrats and the outgoing Obama administration pushing for so-called “’Net Neutrality,” which they claim is necessary because the Internet is supposedly not neutral at the present time, are really just pushing for total control and the ability to censor political opposition.

That’s what Dave Hodges, creator and host of The Common Sense Show, believes and, what’s more, he says it’s just a prelude to mass murder, based on past historical events of a similar nature.

While the Internet has not been around in its present form for more than a couple decades, authoritarians and dictators throughout history have attempted to erase history that does not serve them well through mass book burnings, the destruction of founding documents and other records. What generally followed was mass murder.

Today, this is being accomplished either through Internet censorship or actual shutting down of the Internet by governments. As Hodges noted on his website, quoting a Brookings Institute study, “there were over 50 instances of Internet shutdown and many of the shutdowns were associated with government violence against the citizens of that country” in 2016.

In a revealing video, Hodges discusses the report, which noted first and foremost the economic impact of the shutdowns: $2.4 billion.

The shutdowns did not go unnoticed by the world’s foremost diplomatic entity, the United Nations. The UN Human Rights Council passed a non-binding resolution that condemned intentional shutting down or disruption of domestic Internet access by governments.

Though many member states supported the resolution, the governments of several nations including Saudi Arabia, Syria, India, Morocco, Brazil, Iraq, Pakistan, the Republic of Congo, Bangladesh, Algeria and Turkey shut down Internet or mobile service, often for long periods.

In his report for Brookings, Darrell M. West, vice president and director of the think tank’s Governance Studies, as well as founding director of the Center for Technology Innovation, said he found 81 short-term Internet shutdowns that took place in 19 countries between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

“The majority of these blackouts occurred in the Middle East and South Asia, with India, Iraq, non-ISIS Syria, and Pakistan accounting for 71 percent of recorded instance,” he wrote in a press release describing the study’s findings.

West noted that Internet disruptions and shutdowns curb economic growth, cost governments tax revenue, stifle innovation and undermine the confidence of businesses and consumers in the affected countries. “As Internet-powered businesses and transactions continue to grow, they represent an increasingly significant portion of the global economic activity,” he wrote, adding that if shutdowns persist, then damage from them will get more severe.

But as Hodges notes, there are human costs to shutdowns as well as economic costs. For example, when authoritarian governments want to limit their citizens’ ability to report abuses internationally, they often begin their repression by first shutting down the only way people can communicate to the global population, via social media and other methods. (RELATED: Learn how to resist government propaganda and tyranny at

Then again, countries like North Korea and China regularly curb Internet access or limit/ban it altogether. What goes on inside North Korea is largely unknown to the outside world because its dictatorial leader, Kim Jong Un, locks down outside access so tightly, leaving him free to heap abuses on his people at will.

Hodges noted that the Brookings Institute study also found that the Internet shutdowns also went “hand in hand” with atrocities. In his study West noted that the UN Human Rights Commission’s resolution cited “promotion, protection, and enjoyment of human rights on the Internet” as its motivation for passage.

The UN panel also noted that failure to keep the Internet free of government control and accessible to the people was a violation of international human rights law.

Hodges, in his video, also said that such dangers are inherent even in the United States, where President-elect Donald J. Trump will have a difficult time getting full control of the Executive Branch’s vast bureaucracy.

“He’s facing endemic corruption that’s a hundred levels deep in these agencies, and under civil service law, he can’t get rid of everyone,” Hodges said.

See his full presentation below, and read more breaking news about the collapse of society at

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Mainstream media corporations spark ‘fake news’ battle turning on each other /journalismnews/2017-01-13-mainstream-media-corporations-spark-fake-news-battle-turning-on-each-other.html /journalismnews/2017-01-13-mainstream-media-corporations-spark-fake-news-battle-turning-on-each-other.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Thanks to CNN and BuzzFeed, a war now rages among corporate media outlets, a true study in irony, as the New York Times and Guardian hurl accusations the two outlets are guilty of publishing Fake News — the same Fake News all of the aforementioned have cited in unabashed attempts to discredit legitimate alternative media. (RELATED: Read more accounts of mainstream media fake news at

(Article by Claire Bernish from

CNN first published an article citing without including information ostensibly ruinous to President-elect Donald Trump’s political career — but BuzzFeed took that ball and ran — publishing documents believed to have originated from an unnamed British intelligence officer and admittedly unsubstantiated and unverified.

Careless reporting by the mainstream press, in other words, has reached critical mass — and known publishers of Fake News are now calling each other to task for egregiously vapid journalism.

“BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Igniting a Debate,” the Timesheadline asserts, while — going a step farther — the Guardian’s article is entitled, “BuzzFeed publishes unsubstantiated Trump report, raising ethics questions.”

CNN first reported on the dossier allegedly obtained from the unnamed British intelligence official, but left out the more lurid and revealing details from the 35-pages BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith later decided were fair game for publication — despite “serious reason to doubt the allegations.”

BuzzFeed reported Tuesday, “The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them. CNN reported Tuesday that a two-page synopsis of the report was given to President Obama and Trump.”

Mainstream outlets scrambled over each other to ride the viral wave when BuzzFeed’s article garnered over one million views in short succession — and 3.5 million less than 24 hours later — but none of those organizations bothered to restrain themselves in the interest of investigating the dossier further.

Incidentally, the Times was among them — and in its scathing critique, curiously notes.

“The reports by CNN and Buzzfeed sent other news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, scrambling to publish their own articles, some of which included generalized descriptions of the unverified allegations about Mr. Trump. By late Tuesday, though, only BuzzFeed had published the full document.”

As if reporting on unsubstantiated claims without providing the documents you’re citing somehow excuses the Times’ capricious abandonment of journalistic due diligence. Nevertheless, the article contends.

“BuzzFeed’s decision, besides its immediate political ramifications for a president-elect who is to be inaugurated in 10 days, was sure to accelerate a roiling debate about the role and credibility of the traditional media in today’s frenetic, polarized information age.

“Of particular interest was the use of unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources, a practice that fueled some of the so-called fake news — false rumors passed off as legitimate journalism — that proliferated during the presidential election.”

Again, the Times reported on the exact information BuzzFeed did — but didn’t provide the contentious document for the public to evaluate — so, in essence, it’s accusing itself in the mix.

According to each outlet — either parroting another or making its own assertion — the 35 pages had been passed around behind the scenes in both the media and intelligence communities. That fact alone, if indeed true — which would be hard to glean from this imprudent crowd — raises questions on the decision to publish so close to inauguration day.

In addition, that intel officials have indeed had possession of the dossier but have yet to verify its contents sufficiently to provide comment to the press intimates the striking potential the documents are inauthentic — or the information isn’t accurate. CNN might have held back from publishing those pages, but its article contained the equally dubious claims.

“Some of the memos were circulating as far back as last summer. What has changed since then is that US intelligence agencies have now checked out the former British intelligence operative and his vast network throughout Europe and find him and his sources to be credible enough to include some of the information in the presentations to the President and President-elect a few days ago.”

BuzzFeed, in what might come to be an act of journalistic suicide, said to hell with it — took CNN’s report as a cue, and ran the laughably flawed document — admitting at the time that by doing so it was essentially publishing Fake News.

And now the New York Times and other corporate press seem to believe eschewing the blame for contributing to the mess — under the pretense of plausible deniability for refusing to publish the actual dossier to back their allegations — is as simple as publicly castigating the original outlets they copied.

Glenn Greenwald adroitly summarized this media shit show, writing for The Intercept.

“All of these toxic ingredients were on full display yesterday as the Deep State unleashed its tawdriest and most aggressive assault yet on Trump: vesting credibility in and then causing the public disclosure of a completely unvetted and unverified document, compiled by a paid, anonymous operative while he was working for both GOP and Democratic opponents of Trump, accusing Trump of a wide range of crimes, corrupt acts and salacious private conduct. The reaction to all of this illustrates that while the Trump presidency poses grave dangers, so, too, do those who are increasingly unhinged in their flailing, slapdash, and destructive attempts to undermine it.”

Hell bent on pinning blame for its own journalistic failures throughout the election cycle, corporate media began targeting alternative outlets as Fake News and Russian propaganda for its stellar reporting on the contents of leaked documents deleterious to Hillary Clinton.

But because the mainstream press constitutes little more than a mouthpiece for the U.S. political establishment, independent journalists — aware of this nonsense — have continually called out the errant and viral reports from outlets like the Times, CNN, and Washington Post.

Indeed, the backlash over falsely labeling independent reporting Fake News has been so intense, the outlet that championed and initiated the use of that term — the Post — came forward this week to pompously declare its retirement.

Indisputably, however — and particularly as the American public watches this unseemly and mortifying abandonment of journalistic integrity play out — mainstream media is now little more than a picked-over carcass of its former self.

To believe anything a corporate press this errant and devoid of the standards, principles, and rectitude its roots were founded on — unless purely for entertainment’s sake — would plainly be foolhardy. Garnering reliable information from mainstream presstitutes is like agreeing to play Russian roulette with facts.

It’s time to admit the patently obvious — mainstream media is dead.

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How 4chan trolled the CIA, CNN and BuzzFeed with hilarious fantasy that got reported as real news (infographic) /journalismnews/2017-01-11-how-4chan-trolled-the-cia-cnn-and-buzzfeed-with-hilarious-fantasy-that-got-reported-as-real-news-infographic.html /journalismnews/2017-01-11-how-4chan-trolled-the-cia-cnn-and-buzzfeed-with-hilarious-fantasy-that-got-reported-as-real-news-infographic.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 (See INFOGRAPHIC below) From

CNN and BuzzFeed just hit a whole new low as the world’s dirtiest “sleaze journalism” rags after being caught publishing erotic fanfiction fantasies as “CIA intelligence facts” to attack Donald Trump.

The revelations are astonishing and deeply damning to CNN and BuzzFeed, both of which utterly abandoned the most basic journalistic ethics in their rush to publish anything — including completely fabricated “fake news” — that might damage Donald Trump.

The allegations — which included bizarre, twisted fetish fantasies — were so obviously false and unsubstantiated that most news organizations refused to publish them. But CNN and BuzzFeed have abandoned any attachment to journalistic credibility and have demonstrated a shocking willingness to run with any and all news that they think might spread false rumors to damage the reputation of Donald Trump and his administration.

Here’s an infographic that pieces together what we know so far. What’s hilariously emerging from all this is how Arizona Sen. John McCain is such a laughable tool of disinfo and propaganda. Come to think of it, so is the CIA at this point…

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BuzzFeed’s shameless, fact-less Trump report takes ‘fake news’ to a whole new level /journalismnews/2017-01-11-buzzfeeds-trump-report-takes-fake-news-to-a-new-level.html /journalismnews/2017-01-11-buzzfeeds-trump-report-takes-fake-news-to-a-new-level.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 So the website BuzzFeed decided to publish a series of memos that have been floating around for months alleging all kinds of terrible things about Donald Trump.

(Article by John Podhoretz, republished from (Find more examples of fake news at

Some of those terrible allegations have to do with efforts to influence the American elections and Trump. Some of them have to do with Trump’s personal sexual conduct.

Readers of this newspaper know well not to include me among Trump’s supporters. But the scurrilousness of what BuzzFeed has done here is so beyond the bounds of what is even remotely acceptable it should compel even those most outraged by Trump’s political excesses to come to his defense and to the defense of a few other people mentioned in these papers whose names are also dragged through the mud.

There is literally no evidence on offer in these memos or from BuzzFeed that any single sentence in these documents is factual or true. What’s more, we know most major news organizations in America had seen them and despite their well-known institutional antipathy toward Trump, had chosen not to publish them or even make reference to them after efforts to substantiate their charges had failed.

BuzzFeed tells us that “the document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent.” Indeed, the memos are designed to read as though they were cables sent from the field to the home office. And they should set off the bull detector of every rational person who reads them.

I’ve been a newspaper and magazine editor for 31 years, and like many in my profession, have had occasion over the course of four decades to work with people linked to intelligence agencies both domestic and foreign when they are retailing stories injurious to one or another politician or cause.

In my experience, there is no source of whom you need to be more skeptical, and whose information you need to verify to the letter before you can even begin to think of publishing it, than an “intelligence” source.

The telling indicator is that every factoid such a source produces is given equal weight with every other one. Chances are some percentage of those factoids is actual fact, but it could be 10 percent or it could be 90 or any number in between.

Since the person retailing the factoids has an agenda, as BuzzFeed acknowledges here, he has at the very least a bias toward believing every piece of anti-Trump detail he puts down on paper—and at worst a desire to throw every single rumor he can collect (or generate out of his own fevered imaginings) at the wall to see which ones might stick.

At a moment when journalists are up in arms about “fake news,” what BuzzFeed has done here is take fake news to a new level. Its editor, Ben Smith, acknowledges “there is serious reason to doubt the allegations.” In other words, there is almost certainly fake news inside these memos, and it might all be fake, or some parts of it might be true but buried so deeply under falsity that it would be impossible to separate it out.

“Publishing this dossier reflects how we see the job of reporters in 2017,” Smith writes. This is an amazing thing to say, because if you think it through, it means publishing open libels and slanders is the job of reporters in 2017.

“Fake news will become more sophisticated, and fake, ambiguous, and spun-up stories will spread widely,” warned an important American editor at the end of December 2016. His name: Ben Smith. His publication: BuzzFeed.

I didn’t make that up.

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CNN, BuzzFeed caught running fanfiction erotica message board fantasies as “intelligence dossier” to slander Trump… “an absolute disgrace” says President-elect /journalismnews/2017-01-11-cnn-buzzfeed-caught-running-fanfiction-erotica-message-board-fantasies-as-intelligence-dossier-to-slander-trump-absolute-disgrace.html /journalismnews/2017-01-11-cnn-buzzfeed-caught-running-fanfiction-erotica-message-board-fantasies-as-intelligence-dossier-to-slander-trump-absolute-disgrace.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 BREAKING STORY… check back often for updates… CNN and BuzzFeed just hit a whole new low as the world’s dirtiest “sleaze journalism” rags after being caught publishing erotic fanfiction fantasies as “CIA intelligence facts” to attack Donald Trump.

The revelations are astonishing and deeply damning to CNN and BuzzFeed, both of which utterly abandoned the most basic journalistic ethics in their rush to publish anything — including completely fabricated “fake news” — that might damage Donald Trump.

The allegations — which included bizarre, twisted fetish fantasies — were so obviously false and unsubstantiated that most news organizations refused to publish them. But CNN and BuzzFeed have abandoned any attachment to journalistic credibility and have demonstrated a shocking willingness to run with any and all news that they think might spread false rumors to damage the reputation of Donald Trump and his administration. (RELATED: Read for more stories on “fake news” from the left-wing media.)

“In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous “golden showers” scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as “fanfiction”, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election,” reports Zero Hedge.

“It’s all fake. And not only fake; it’s a prank perpetuated by 4chan, on Rick Wilson himself,” explains this Pastebin post. “A post on 4chan on october 26 stated ‘mfw managed to convince CTR and certain (((journalists))) on Twitter there’ll be an October surprise on Trump this Friday’ along with a picture of a smug face with a hash name.”

“Nazi Germany” tactics, says Trump

“I think it was disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be false… That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done and did do,” said Trump in this morning’s press conference. “That information that was false and fake and never happened got released to the public. BuzzFeed writing it… I think they’re going to suffer the consequences, and they already are.”

Trump continued:

I must say that I thank a lot of the news organizations here today because they looked at that nonsense that was released by… who knows… maybe intelligence agencies, which would be a tremendous blot on their record, because a thing like that should never have been written, never have been released. I want to thank a lot of the news organizations here today… and they came out so strongly against that fake news and the fact that it was written about by one group [BuzzFeed] and one television station [CNN]. I just want to compliment many of the people in the room… there were some news organizations with all that was just said, that were so professional, that I’ve just gone up a notch as to what I think of you. (RELATED: Follow more news on Donald Trump at

Buzzfeed writers Ken Bensinger, Mark Schoofs and Miriam Elder are “journo-terrorists”

What all this perfectly demonstrates is my theory of “journo-terrorism” which explains that the left-wing media has literally become engaged in acts of “psychological terrorism” to plant land mines in the brains of the American people.

BuzzFeed’s authors of this outrageous piece of malicious journo-terrorism are well-known purveyors of fake news and completely fabricated (but politically motivated) bulls##t: Ken Bensinger, Mark Schoofs and Miriam Elder.

Even knowing the entire “dossier” on Donald Trump was completely fabricated, BuzzFeed decided to go “full click bait” and publish it anyway, justifying their actions with this lame excuse: “BuzzFeed News is publishing the full document so that Americans can make up their own minds about allegations about the president-elect that have circulated at the highest levels of the US government.” (We refuse to link to BuzzFeed’s story. There’s no need to contribute to their click bait scheme.) (RELATED: See more news hoaxes at provides the most cognizant explanation of how BuzzFeed and CNN decided to commit credibility suicide in publishing this obviously fake collection of pure fiction:

On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News published an explosive, yet completely unverified, dossier alleging that President-elect Donald Trump engaged in a whole host of, shall we say unusual, sexual activities in Moscow.

What’s worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News.

If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media with what’s basically Donald Trump erotic fanfiction, which is terrifying.

CIA and FBI “intelligence” is sheer stupidity

In essence, this means both the CIA and FBI are now assembling “intelligence” dossiers from any source whatsoever, without any regard to the credibility of the source or the authenticity of the information.

It also means the U.S. intelligence community has become a total joke. Its credibility is in rapid collapse. We now know that the entire “Russian hacking” narrative being pushed by the CIA also has zero credibility, because it obviously came from the same dark corners of the intelligence community who just got caught pushing this 4chan “golden showers” fiction as if it were fact.

Finally, we also now know that this completely discredited CIA tag-teams the lying mainstream media to push out totally bogus, fraudulent “facts” and keep repeating them until they are cited as truth by the mentally ill political left.

Keep all this in mind as you navigate the tidal wave of total bulls##t now being peddled by CNN, BuzzFeed, the CIA and even the FBI. As we predicted long ago, the entire corrupt establishment is desperately attempting to destroy Donald Trump by any means necessary. They are failing miserably. And now they’ve been caught scraping the bottom of the barrel with completely fabricated fake news fictions being repacked as “intelligence.”

Dare we call it what it really is? STUPIDITY.

BuzzFeed and CNN are, in every way imaginable, completely FAKE NEWS.


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The basic forms of fake news used by major media /journalismnews/2017-01-10-the-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media-2.html /journalismnews/2017-01-10-the-basic-forms-of-fake-news-used-by-major-media-2.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 The basic purpose of these ten forms is the presentation of a false picture of reality.

(Article by Jon Rappoport, Republished from

You could find more forms, or divide these ten into sub-categories.

The ten basic forms are:

* Direct lying about matters of fact.

* Leaving out vital information.

* Limited hangout. (This is an admission of a crime or a mistake, which only partially reveals the whole truth. The idea is that by admitting a fraction of what really happened and burying the biggest revelations, people will be satisfied and go away, and the story will never be covered again.)

* Shutting down the truth after publishing it—includes failing to follow up and investigate a story more deeply.

* Not connecting dots between important pieces of data.

* Censoring the truth, wherever it is found (or calling it “fake news”).

* Using biased “experts” to present slanted or false “facts.”

* Repeating a false story many times—this includes the echo-chamber effect, in which a number of outlets “bounce” the false story among themselves.

* Claiming a reasonable and true consensus exists, when it doesn’t, when there are many important dissenters, who are shut out from offering their analysis.

* Employing a panoply of effects (reputation of the media outlet, voice quality of the anchor, acting skills, dry mechanical language, studio lighting, overlay of electronic transmissions, etc.) to create an impression of elevated authority which is beyond challenge.

These are all traditional forms and methods.

Here’s an example of a big story that deployed all ten forms of fake news: the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009.

In the spring of 2009, the World Health Organization (elevated authority beyond challenge) announced that Swine Flu was a level-6 pandemic—its highest category of “danger.” In fact, there were only 20 confirmed cases at the time (direct lying about “danger”). And W.H.O. quietly changed the definition of “level-6” so widespread death and damage were no longer required (another aspect of direct lying).

The story was, of course, picked up by major media outlets all over the world (echo chamber effect, fake consensus, never connected dots re W.H.O. lies), and quite soon, Swine Flu case numbers rose into the thousands (direct lying, as we’ll soon see).

Medical experts were brought in to bolster the claims of danger (biased experts; important dissenters never given space to comment).

In the early fall of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, then a star investigative reporter for CBS News, published a story on the CBS News website. She indicated that the CDC had secretly stopped counting the number of Swine Flu cases in America. No other major news outlet reported this fact (omitting vital information).

Attkisson discovered the reason the CDC had stopped counting: the overwhelming number of blood samples taken from the most likely Swine Flu patients were coming back from labs with: no trace of Swine Flu or any other kind of flu. Therefore, a gigantic hoax was revealed. The pandemic was a dud, a fake.

Despite Attkisson’s efforts, CBS never followed up on her story (shutting down the truth after exposing it). Never probed the lying by the CDC (failure to connect dots). In a sense, CBS turned Attkisson’s story into a limited hangout—a further investigation would have uncovered acres of criminal behavior by both the CDC and the World Health Organization, to say nothing of the governments and media outlets that supported these lying agencies. The mainstream press essentially censored Attkisson’s revelations.

Then, about three weeks after CBS published Attkisson’s story, WebMD published a piece in which the CDC claimed that its own (lying) estimate of 10,000 or so cases of Swine Flu in the US was a gross understatement. Truly, there were 22 MILLION cases of Swine Flu in the US (doubling-down on lying).

And that was that.

Which leads to an 11th form of fake news: if one lie doesn’t quite fly, tell a much bigger lie.

And these mainstream sources are currently shouting and bloviating about independent media spreading fake news. I guess you could call that number 12: accusing their opponents of committing the crimes they are, in fact, committing.

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President Trump to bypass the lying mainstream media and report directly to the American voters /journalismnews/2017-01-10-president-trump-to-bypass-the-lying-mainstream-media-and-report-directly-to-the-american-voters.html /journalismnews/2017-01-10-president-trump-to-bypass-the-lying-mainstream-media-and-report-directly-to-the-american-voters.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 On the road to the White House, Donald Trump defied all odds and rewrote the rules, stumping allies and political (and real) enemies alike in the process. But the truth is, he was just getting started.

The political Left, as well as the establishment of both major parties, still have yet to figure Trump out, but that’s because they keep trying to put him in the same box as all other politicians and presidents, without realizing to this day that he’s not one of them, so he can’t be put in the same box.

He’s not appointing careerist bureaucrats to top administration Cabinet posts like most other presidents have done; he’s appointing can-do business figures who have a reputation for getting things done instead.

And he’s also figured out that he doesn’t need the lying mainstream media to get his message out—and will frankly avoid the MSM at every opportunity. In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt recently, Trump’s White House press secretary pick Sean Spicer said that “business as usual” will come to an end with regard to how the incoming president will communicate with the American people and the press, Breitbart reported.

Bypassing the lying mainstream media will be Trump’s goal

In fact, Spicer said the emphasis by Trump will be on ensuring that the American people get a better product (like straight talk) for less money.

“Do you expect him to keep up a regular and as energetic a series of press conferences as previous presidents? Do you expect him to be more or less engaged than previous presidents with that setting, that formal East Room setting sort of thing?” Hewitt asked Spicer.

“Yeah, that’s a good question, because I think the thing that you’ve seen with Donald Trump is that he doesn’t, he doesn’t look to the past and say I’ve got to conform to these precedents,” Spicer replied. “He figures out what’s the best way. And so maybe we do, you know, a series of press conferences, but maybe we do some town hall, you know, Facebook town halls. Maybe we go out and solicit input from Twitter. I don’t, I mean, the answer is we’re looking at a lot of things.”

In other words, Trump has no plans to allow the lying, discredited mainstream media as a filter to “reporting” on his policies, putting their own spin on things and distorting what Trump is really trying to say or accomplish. And that’s going to really tick off the ‘mainstream’ media, who honestly believe if news and information do not flow through them, it’s “fake” or otherwise not genuine.

Hewitt noted that if the Trump administration gets in the habit of sidestepping the establishment press and, Heaven forbid, goes straight to the American people, why, the media will just be “out of gas” and made irrelevant.

“That’s the point,” Spicer said, adding that “business as usual is over.” Spicer said his boss’ goal is to do what is best for the country, and if that means talking directly to the people—using social media and town hall events—then that’s what a President Trump will do.

Giving the American people a better product than what they’ve been getting

“How do we put America and Americans first and stop trying to figure out how we cater to, you know, pundits and the establishment class, big donors?” Spicer said. “He’s putting Americans first and foremost.”

The White House spokesman, who himself may not have much to do either, also said his boss is not interested in what the political elites and the donor class tell him at a dinner party. He said Trump will want to know directly what American workers and families care about, what they are thinking and what is going to be best for helping businesses grow and create more opportunity.

Spicer admitted that if Trump has to adhere to some traditions, then he would. But overall, he said Trump will be looking at the entire system of how past presidents have done things and try to improve on the process to the benefit of the American people—not the media, not the political establishment, and certainly not lobbyists or corporate donors, the latter of which were very few in number.

“And so I think that’s where sometimes the liberal media gets this wrong,” Spicer said. “It’s not saying we’re going to treat it like a business, quote unquote. It’s making sure that there’s a mentality that says can we make sure we get the American people a better product for their money…

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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Trust in the ‘mainstream’ media continues to collapse amid a torrent of fake news and fabricated narratives /journalismnews/2017-01-10-trust-in-the-mainstream-media-continues-to-collapse-amid-a-torrent-of-fake-news-and-fabricated-narratives.html /journalismnews/2017-01-10-trust-in-the-mainstream-media-continues-to-collapse-amid-a-torrent-of-fake-news-and-fabricated-narratives.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 If Americans learned one thing in 2016 it is that they can no longer trust the so-called “mainstream” media anymore, especially when it comes to so-called “reporting” on political, cultural and social issues of the day.

America’s entertainment, media and academic institutions have long been dominated by Left-wing kooks and hacks who create stories and issues out of thin air in order to push their narrow-minded, hate-filled agenda of domination and control of the masses. But increasingly, more Americans are beginning to see these people and their institutions for that they are: Charlatans and phonies who have to invent issues and create division because they cannot compete in the realm of ideas.

Part of their strategy, then, is to fake the news. Here is a tally of the most outrageous lies and acts of journalistic deceit in recent weeks:

— ‘The Russians hacked the election’: In the wake of Hillary Clinton’s second presidential loss, the Obama administration and the media had to come up with some way to a) explain why she lost (because it couldn’t be due to Trump being a better candidate!), and b) de-legitimize Trump’s victory.

So, the first narrative emerged just days after the election, when the Washington Post “reported” that some group nobody ever heard of was claiming Russian intelligence used our news agency and a couple hundred others as propaganda tools, to Trump’s advantage. It didn’t take long for the story was completely debunked.

So the narrative became, “Russia hacked the election” by allegedly stealing data from the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign, then giving it to WikiLeaks to release. Oh, the Russians stole data from the Republican National Committee, too, The New York Times claimed, they just chose not to release it because Vladimir Putin and Trump are best buds.

Except, according to then-RNC spokesman Sean Spicer, now chosen to be Trump’s press secretary, the RNC’s systems were not hacked—a detail Spicer said the Times refused to accept.

— Made-up Russian ‘retaliation’: Nevertheless, based on the phony hacking narrative, President Obama slapped new sanctions on Russian intelligence and other assets, which many believe was just an attempt by a lame-duck president upset his chosen successor didn’t win the election to muck things up for the Trump administration.

But it gets better. CNN—one of the most discredited of all the establishment press outlets—reported that Putin ordered an Anglo-American school in Moscow closed in retaliation for Obama’s actions.

Didn’t happen. Completely made-up story, as Infowars reported.

— Faked ‘quotes’ from WikiLeaks editor Julian Assange: In late December, The Guardian, one of Britain’s most Left-wing newspapers, published demonstrably false claims regarding Assange.

As Breitbart pointed out, the paper selectively edited quotes from Assange to make it sound as though he praised Trump while ‘blasting’ Clinton. “Both of these claims are provably false within The Guardian’s own article and are a blatant misrepresentation of Assange’s statements,” Breitbart reported.

Even Guardian reporter and co-founder of The Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, noted that the interview quotes were doctored and completely false.

— The A & E network fabricated a KKK ‘documentary’ show: Perhaps some of these other phony narratives can be forgiven by some, since they were political in nature. But when you fake a story about the supposed prevalence of the KKK, that is sinister beyond any reasonable doubt.

Yet, that’s just what the A & E network did. As reported exclusively by Variety, some of the subjects involved in the making of the documentary—which was abruptly canceled by the network recently—say significant portions of what was filmed by producers was fabricated.

“Some KKK leaders divulged that they were paid hundreds of dollars in cash each day of filming to compel them on camera to distort the facts of their lives to fit the documentary’s predetermined narrative: tension between Klan members and relatives of theirs who wanted to get out of the Klan,” Variety reported. They even paid these subjects to use the ‘N-word.’

Like I said, sinister. The only reason why producers would have to fake a ‘documentary’ about the Ku Klux Klan is to stoke ethnic hatred and division among Americans. That’s pathetic.

“Today, the KKK is almost non-existent. But to keep the fears of the KKK alive, left-wing propagandists, filmmakers and show producers have to keep fanning the flames of the KKK, even if it means faking KKK ‘documentaries’ while paying actors to spout racist lines using the word ni@@er,’” wrote Natural News founder/editor Mike Adams, the Health Ranger. “While all this is going on, nearly every KKK ‘hate crime’ in America turns out to be a total hoax.”

The establishment media has no credibility today and that’s its own fault. Dominated by Left-wing hacks instead of journalists, the MSM has no one to blame but itself for the high degree of mistrust in the media today in general.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for Natural News and News Target, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.


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The communist subversion of America is nearly complete: Left-wing media has already achieved 3 out of 4 steps for Soviet-style overthrow of American society and government /journalismnews/2017-01-09-communist-subversion-of-america-is-nearly-complete-left-wing-media-soviet-style-overthrow-yuri-bezmenov.html /journalismnews/2017-01-09-communist-subversion-of-america-is-nearly-complete-left-wing-media-soviet-style-overthrow-yuri-bezmenov.html#respond Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 For weeks, the left-wing media has been absurdly claiming that patriot websites and a Republican President elect are working for the Russians. The truth is exactly the flip side: Democrats have been working with the Russians for decades to subvert American culture, destabilize America’s institutions and overrun the U.S. government with Marxist-communist leftist infiltrators who despise liberty and the Constitution.

For example, CNN’s Chris Cuomo is a blatant communist sympathizer who celebrated the murderous Castro regime by claiming Castro “lifted everyone up.” After Castro’s death, CNN talking heads gushed for days about how glorious Castro was, apparently oblivious to the mass political executions of men, women and children committed by Castro over decades of exploitation and tyranny. The exact words of Cuomo leave no doubt that he worships communist dictators:

What is the point of this communist regime if it is not to truly make everyone equal — not at the lowest level; not by demoralizing everyone; but lifting everyone up?

#Calexit movement has already opened an embassy in Moscow

Even right now, the #Calexit secession movement in California — run entirely by radical left-wing activists — has already set up an “embassy” in Moscow, and they are gaining support from communist collaborators in the Obama regime to fund the effort and turn California into a “communist beachhead” in North America.

To really understand what’s happening across America today, you need to watch a film called The Enemies Within. You can find it at this website.

This powerful documentary details the communist collaborators inside the U.S. government who are right now operating as members of Congress in the U.S. Capitol. Many of them, the film reveals, could not pass an FBI background check because they have so many ties with anti-American communist groups such as Communist Party USA, Democratic Socialists of America, Workers World Party, the Institute for Policy Studies, Council for a Livable World and other radical anti-American organizations

Watch the trailer here:

Anti-American left-wing media has achieved 3 out of 4 steps necessary for a Soviet-style overthrow of the United States

The “silent coup” taking place in America right now is a communist takeover being pushed by the mainstream media, Hollywood, academia and government infiltrators and subversives.

Hollywood is deeply involved in the evil plot, pushing out propaganda shows like The Americans which portrays Russian spies as heroes in America. A sci-fi show called Continuum labels anti-establishment liberty groups “terrorists” while portraying the strong female lead as a hero for hunting down and killing those who seek liberty. (She’s called a “protector” and works for the globalist corporate monopolists who already overthrew the government.) Nearly the entire institution of “Hollywood” is widely infiltrated by Marxists, communists and radical left-wing subversives who use television, movies and even video games to push grotesque cultural subversion themes like transgenderism (Amazon Prime), attacks on white history, attacks on the police (ESPN), attacks on males (every TV commercial) and attacks on logic and reason.

Former Soviet-era deception expert Yuri Bezmenov laid out a blueprint for communist subversion of any targeted nation back in the 1980s. That blueprint looks remarkably like what Obama and the radical left just pulled off over the last eight years… with the help of the lying mainstream media and cultural subversion via movies, TV, Jon Stewart, fake news, false flags and an overthrow of the public education system (Common Core, an anti-education indoctrination / obedience scheme).

Bezmenov is well known for saying:

The highest art of warfare is not to fight at all… but to subvert anything of value in the country of your enemy until such time that the perception of reality of your enemy is screwed up to such an extent that he does not perceive you as an enemy, and that your system, your civilization and your ambitions look to your enemy as an alternative, if not desirable then at least feasible. That’s the ultimate purpose, the final stage of subversion, after which you can simply take your enemy without a single shot being fired.

Watch his lecture in the video below.

Disinformation, deception and the art of subversion

To really get up to speed on all this, I strongly recommend a book called Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism.

This book starts off with details of how President Bill Clinton seized upon the black church hate crime hoax of the 1990s to foment hatred toward whites and Christianity, perfectly following the blueprint of Soviet-style “demoralization,” destabilization and subversion.

The book is a tour de force of radical left-wing deception tactics being widely used today by Sen. Chuck Schumer, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and of course Barack Obama. Almost everything they do is patterned off KGB-developed communist subversion tactics to destroy liberty and democracy while demoralizing and punishing those who believe in religion, law enforcement or equal justice. The entire point of the Obama regime was to destroy rationality across American society and replace it with mass mental illness (transgenderism, philosophical monopolism, social engineering obedience, anti-science climate change propaganda, politically correct language police and so on).

Another similar book with more modern details is called Demonic: How the Liberal Mob Is Endangering America by Ann Coulter.

Demonic reveals astonishing historical details of how leftists not only overthrow governments, but then they usually kill their own subversives after the takeover, having decided their own people were “useful idiots” to achieve the coup.

The Yuri Bezmenov lectures

Yuri Bezmenov explains the four stages of subversion in his remarkable historical lecture found in this video:

As you’ll discover from watching the video, America is currently in stage 3 — “crisis”. That’s the point where Bezmenov says that if things aren’t immediately reversed, the only way to get back to liberty is through military control of the country.

In other words, once the minds of leftists are so polluted (Meryl Shreep), indoctrinated (Matt Demon), made mentally ill (Rosie O’Dumbbell) or completely obliterated by radical leftist disinfo (John McCain, a RINO), the radical left can only be defeated, says Bezmenov, with military force. They’re beyond the reach of education, self-realization, login or reason of any kind. Their minds have been obliterated by communist-Marxist programming and social engineering.

Does anyone doubt, after observing the complete insanity of the radical left today, that most of those people are beyond reason? They’re been so mind controlled by communist / Marxist / leftist propaganda that they will never accept ideas rooted in liberty. Rush Limbaugh calls them “a special kind of stupid,” and Michael Savage calls them “mentally ill.” In truth, it’s actually a combination of stupidity, indoctrination, mental illness and delusional paranoia. But in a greater sense, all these leftists are victims of propaganda. Their minds have been taken over via cultural and institutional subversion. This is all deliberate.

P.S. Also watch this incredible interview with Yuri Bezmenov by G. Edward Griffin (the video looks like it’s from the 1980s). It’s just astonishing what you’ll learn about cultural subversion in this video:

Obama’s last eight years were ripped right out of the KGB’s subversion playbook

I’ve carefully watched the Bezmenov video (and you should too), taking the following notes. As you read these notes, notice how perfectly this matches with the agenda of Obama and the radical left, including the transgender push, the attacks on Christianity, the complete obliteration of public education and the vilification of law enforcement:

* Espionage only occupies 10 – 15% of time, money and manpower activities of the KGB.

* The other 85% of the KGB activity is subversion.

* The aim is to destroy the country of your enemy.

* Subversion activity is overt and easily observable.

* According to western laws, subversion is not a crime.

* Subverters are exchange students, diplomats, actors…

* Subversion is a two-way activity. The enemy must be willing to be subverted.

* You cannot subvert the Soviet Union because the borders are closed.

* Subversion can only be successful when the agent of subversion has a responsive target.

* The USA is a “receptive target” of subversion.

* Sun-Tzu was the first expert in subversion in ancient China.

* He said it is inefficient to fight on the battlefield.

* The basics of subversion are taught to every student of the KGB in the USSR.

The four stages of subversion – from Yuri Bezmenov, Soviet KGB subversion expert

  1. Demoralization. It takes 15 – 20 years to demoralize a society. It includes influencing (infiltration, propaganda, etc.) of various areas where public opinion is shaped: Religion, educational system, social life, administration, law enforcement systems, military and labor-employer relations.

Exploit the people within the society who are ideologically opposed to the system. Use small groups of agents from foreign nations. Distract people from real faith and replace it with artificial faiths in other systems.

In education, distract them from learning something constructive, pragmatic and efficient. Instead of mathematics, chemistry, history, teach them sexuality, home economy, anything to distract.

In social life, replace traditionally established institutions with fake organizations. Take away the initiative from people, take away the natural links between individuals and replace them with bureaucratically controlled systems. Establish social workers’ institutions ruled by bureaucracy. Eliminate the family and replace the main concern with the paycheck from the government.

In government, replace elected officials with un-elected bureaucrats who control the people.

In the major media like the New York Times, you don’t have to be an excellent journalist. You have to be exactly a mediocre journalist.

For the power structure: It is slowly eroded by those who do not have qualifications nor the will of the people.

Law enforcement: Put into place a slow substitution of basic moral principles, where someone who used to be a criminal is now considered a victim.

Labor relations: Destroy the traditionally established links of bargaining between employer and employee. Obedient workers follow their leaders.

Democracy is not a system of equality. It is a system where diverse people of different backgrounds have the chance to compete and thrive.

  1. Destabilization. Destabilize all the accepted institutions and organizations of your enemy.

There is no crime if a professor introduces a course of communism or Marxism into a California college.

The radicalization of negotiations between labor and employers. “Normalizing” violent protests.

The media places itself in opposition to society, to alienate the people.

Subversive “sleepers” now become leaders in society and actively include themselves in the political process. Now, homosexuals make it a political issue to “demand human rights” and instigate violent clashes. Black against white. It doesn’t matter, it’s about creating antagonistic clashes. This is destabilization.

The sleepers are KGB agents. They become leaders to destabilize the targeted nation. Thus, the agent is already a respected citizen of the United States. He even gets money from the government for his struggle labeled “human rights.”

  1. Crisis. The process starts when the legitimate bodies of power cannot function anymore. Instead, artificial bodies are injected into society, such as non-elected committees. They claim power on how to run your life. If power is denied to them, they take it by force. They are often half-baked intellectuals from Harvard or somewhere, they think they know the answers to social problems.

The population at large is looking for a savior to solve the crisis that has been artificially created. They call for socialist government, centralized power. A savior is needed. The savior is then provided as the foreign nation, or the sleeper agents, they call it a revolution. They say, “I will lead you.”

The two alternatives here are: 1) Civil war. 2) Invasion.

  1. Normalization. This stage is to make the subversion results seem “normal” to the people. “Your country is normalized.”

At this point, the workers don’t demand a revolution anymore. This is stabilizing the country by force. Activists, liberals, social workers, homosexuals, professors and Marxists are being eliminated because they are not needed anymore.

The new owners need stability to exploit the nation and take advantage of the victory. The Marxists shoot their own revolutionaries.

Once the subverted culture is “normalized,” the only way to reverse the course of the country is through military intervention.

The most difficult and simplest answer against subversion is to start it before the “demoralization” stage. Bring back religion to restore stability to society. (Halt “cultural Marxism” from marching forward.)

As part of normalization, allow the criminals to have “civil rights” and bring crisis to the country. To defend against this, do not allow them to take political power… do not elect them into power. It must be driven into the heads of the American voters that a person like that is an enemy of the state.

Restriction of certain freedoms would prevent sliding into crisis. To curb unlimited power of the trade unions would save the economy from collapse. To introduce a law to stop private companies of raping public opinions in the direction of consumerism. No company must have a right to force you into buying more unless you want.

Demoralization is the easiest thing to reverse. Restrict the import of propaganda. The unrestrained import of Soviet journalists… it has to be stopped. They won’t be offended, they will respect America more. My colleague appears on Nightline and Ted Koppel asks him, “What do you think?” What can he think? He is a propaganda mouthpiece for the Soviet empire.

The process of demoralization will not start at all if the country prevents the importation of foreign ideology. You don’t have to shoot every foreigner… but when he offers you junk in the disguise of shiny something, you have to tell him, “No. We have our own junk.”

If the country is strong enough to stop the importation of ideas which are foreign, then the whole chain of subversion can be prevented.

Many societies throughout history collapsed the moment they lost religion. The idea of human beings as intelligent, moral agents of God can prevent collapse. But all the technology and computers will not prevent collapse. No one will fight to defend “2+2=4″ but millions will fight to protect God and religious faith.

The answer to ideological subversion is very simple. You don’t have to shoot people. You simply have to have faith and prevent subversion… not to be a victim of subversion. Strike not with force but with the superiority of your intellect.

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