Category Archives: fake news

Saturday Funny: GQ’s massive photoshop fail

GQ (formerly Gentlemen’s Quarterly) is an international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City. Founded in 1931 as a men’s fashion magazine for the clothing trade, it was rebranded in 1967 into a general men’s magazine, associated with metrosexuality, in competition with Esquire.

A metrosexual is a man who is especially meticulous about his grooming and appearance, and spends a significant amount of time and money on shopping for those products.

On April 19, 2018, the editors of GQ published an article titled “21 Books You Don’t Have To Read,” deeming The Lord of the Rings and Catch-22 as “overrated” and criticizing the Holy Bible as “repetitive, self-contradictory, sententious, foolish, and even at times ill-intentioned”.

This is the cover of GQ’s 2018 Comedy Issue, of three so-called comediennes  Issa Rae, Kate McKinnon, and the decidedly unfunny and revolting Sarah Silverman with nine hands/arms instead of six, and seven feet instead of six.

How that ridiculous cover could get by GQ’s phalanx of editors and copy-editors boggles the mind.

GQ had to publish a cringe-inducing apology on May 17, 2018, with a gratuitous jab at President Trump who, of course, has NOTHING to do with the magazine’s photoshop fail:

GQ would like to apologize to Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, and Sarah Silverman for the egregious mistakes made in the process of creating the cover for our 2018 comedy issue, the latest in our pantheon of mostly annual love letters to the funniest humans we know. Our intention was to celebrate the three super-funny superstars, who are all that is smart and perceptive and riotous and necessary in comedy right now. We deeply regret that the results violated GQ‘s rigorous standards of editorial excellence and the laws of nature.

In an effort to ensure that an error of this magnitude never happens again, and because this sounds like the right thing to say, GQ will be conducting a thorough internal audit of our cover-development process. To demonstrate our commitment to transparency, we will release the results of the review, quietly, in 17 months, on Medium.

And to you, our respected readers, we know that GQ must work doubly hard to earn back your trust. Until then, we’ll be ignoring our mentions.

Come back to GQ.com next week to read the profiles of our three wildly talented, extremely two-handed cover stars. In the meantime, we’ll be praying that Donald Trump tweets something about Chrissy Teigen in the next hour so everybody forgets all about this.

Given the gratuitous jab at President Trump, it should come as no surprise that GQ is relentlessly left-wing:

If you still believe the pics you see of “celebrities” to be accurate images of what they look like, this GQ photoshop fail should disabuse us of that fantasy.

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~Eowyn

Parkland school shooting: Eyewitnesses saw killer wearing different clothes

We are told that Nikolas Cruz, 19, is the lone gunman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School shooting on February 14, 2018, in Parkland, Florida, who killed 17 and wounded another 17.

Nikolas Cruz

Cruz took an Uber to school. An eyewitness saw him arriving at the school in a small, gold-colored vehicle, wearing a maroon shirt, black pants, and a black hat and carrying a black duffel bag and backpack. The eyewitness watched as Cruz walked towards one of the school buildings. Moments later gunshots were heard. (Breitbart)

But Stacey Lippel, the school’s language arts teacher, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she’d seen the shooter “actively shooting down the hallway,” and that he was “in full metal garb — helmet, face mask, bullet-proof armor”.

Lippel isn’t the only eyewitness who saw the shooter dressed very differently than Nikolas Cruz. In the video below, you’ll see and hear eyewitnesses say they saw the shooter wearing very different clothes:

  • A grey-black sweater, hoodie, and jeans.
  • A mask.
  • Full metal garb, helmet, face mask, bullet-proof armor.
  • Glasses and a hat.

Either Nikolas Cruz is a quick-change artist, or he wasn’t the shooter, or there was more than one shooter.

H/t Wolfgang Halbig

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The man who threatened Stormy Daniels looks just like…

Stormy Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford, also known as Peggy Peterson in court documents), 39, is a porn actress and stripper.

Stormy claims she had a one-night stand with Donald Trump in 2006, and that she was paid hush money. On March 6, 2018, she filed a lawsuit against Trump claiming that the nondisclosure agreement she had signed regarding the alleged affair was invalid because Trump had never personally signed it.

In a March 25, 2018, interview with 60 Minutes, Stormy said that in 2011 in a Las Vegas parking lot, a man had threatened her and her infant daughter. According to Stormy, the man said: “Leave Trump alone. Forget the story.” Looking at her daughter, the man said, “That’s a beautiful little girl. It’d be a shame if something happened to her mom.”

On Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in an appearance on The View, Stormy revealed a sketch of the man — a composite she and her attorney, Michael Avenatti, recently had done based on her memory of the brief encounter in Las Vegas SEVEN years ago.

Surprise!

The mystery man looks just like Stormy’s husband, porn actor Brendon Miller!

From TMZ:

There’s a good reason Stormy Daniels nailed the description of the man she says threatened her way back in 2011 … ’cause he looks exactly like the guy sleeping next to her!

Look, we’re not saying Stormy’s husband, Brendon Miller, IS the guy who warned her to back off  Trump — we’re just saying she might have gotten a little confused while talking to the sketch artist.

Fact is, the suspect sketch IS a dead ringer for Brendon … the porn actor who married Stormy in 2010, mind you. So, he was on the scene when the alleged threat went down in Las Vegas.

If you’re gonna make stuff up, at least be a bit more imaginative.

H/t Big Lug

~Eowyn

The Totalitarian Left: CA SB1424 will criminalize the spreading of ‘fake news’

The California state government has gone from radical Left to full-tilt totalitarian.

CA State Senator Richard Pan (D) introduced mandatory vaccines into law via SB 277 in 2015. When questioned, being a coward, Pan fled:

Now Pan has introduced another anti-freedom bill, SB 1424, which will ban web sites, social media and even email that spread “untrue,” “misleading” or “false” information, whatever that means.

In effect, SB 1424 will criminalize anyone who dare question the government’s and MSM’s “official” narratives, our First Amendment right to freedom of speech be damned.

Below is the full text of SB 1424:

An act to amend Section 1103 of the Commercial Code, relating to commercial law. An act to add Title 14.5 (commencing with Section 3085) to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, relating to the Internet.

Existing law prohibits a person, among others, from making or disseminating in any advertising device, or in any manner or means whatever, including over the Internet, any statement concerning real or personal property or services that is untrue or misleading, as specified.

This bill would require any person who operates a social media, as defined, Internet Web site with a physical presence in California to develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Web site. The bill would require the plan to include, among other things, a plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories, the utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories, providing outreach to social media users, and placing a warning on a news story containing false information.

The Uniform Commercial Code generally regulates commercial transactions, and is intended to be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies, which include simplifying, clarifying, and modernizing the law governing commercial transactions.

This bill would make nonsubstantive changes to that law.

Bill Text

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:

SECTION 1.

Title 14.5 (commencing with Section 3085) is added to Part 4 of Division 3 of the Civil Code, to read:

TITLE 14.5. False Information Strategic Plans

3085.
(a) Any person who operates a social media Internet Web site with physical presence in California shall develop a strategic plan to verify news stories shared on its Internet Web site.

(b) The strategic plan shall include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
(1) A plan to mitigate the spread of false information through news stories.
(2) The utilization of fact-checkers to verify news stories.
(3) Providing outreach to social media users regarding news stories containing false information.
(4) Placing a warning on a news story containing false information.
(c) As used in this section, “social media” means an electronic service or account, or electronic content, including, but not limited to, videos, still photographs, blogs, video blogs, podcasts, instant and text messages, email, online services or accounts, or Internet Web site profiles or locations.

SECTION 1.Section 1103 of the Commercial Code is amended to read:

1103.(a)This code shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies, which are all of the following:

(1)To simplify, clarify, and modernize the law governing commercial transactions.

(2)To permit the continued expansion of commercial practices through custom, usage, and agreement of the parties.

(3)To make uniform the law among the various jurisdictions.

(b)Unless displaced by the particular provisions of this code, the principles of law and equity, including the law merchant and the law relative to capacity to contract, principal and agent, estoppel, fraud, misrepresentation, duress, coercion, mistake, bankruptcy, and other validating or invalidating cause supplement its provisions.

Note that nowhere in SB 1424 are the words “untrue,” “misleading” and “false information” defined.

Richard Pan, 52, represents California’s 6th Senate district, which encompasses parts of Sacramento and Yolo counties in northern California. A pediatrician by trade, which he continues to practice while being state senator, Pan was born in NYC to immigrants parents from Taiwan.

His contact information:

Address: State Capitol, Room 5114, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4006
Fax: (916) 651-4906
Email: http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/contact/email

H/t FOTM‘s MomOfIV, Lana and AvaJ

~Eowyn

John Brennan – Communist

WorldNetDaily

John Brennan’s president: Remembering Comrade Gus Hall

Paul Kengor reminds readers of Trump-hating ex-CIA chief’s communist background

By PAUL KENGOR

Obama CIA director John Brennan, asubject of ongoing analysis at The American Spectator, recently uncorked an epic Twitter rant. Enraged by President Trump’s words aimed at FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe,Brennan steamed at the president: “When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America … America will triumph over you.”

To read this well researched article by Paul Kengor go here:

John Brennan Communist Roots

There is much we haven’t been told about John Brennan

  • Worked for Obama
  • Converted to islam (lower case deliberate)
  • Supported Communist (capital C deliberate) for earlier Presidential campaign

So when we see this man launch an attack on the current President, we need to realize he has been attacking us and the American idea all along.

Be sure to read Dr. Eowyn’s better researched article on the same subject: 

https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2016/10/04/cia-director-john-brennan-suspected-muslim-voted-for-the-communist-party/

 

Application for ‘March For Our Lives’ permit was made months before Parkland school shooting

On March 24, 2018, one month and ten days after the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, student-led pro-gun control “March For Our Lives” demonstrations took place across America, including in Washington, D.C.

The word “Our” in March For Our Lives refers to students.

From Wikipedia:

March For Our Lives was a student-led demonstration in support of tighter gun control that took place on March 24, 2018, in Washington, D.C., with over 800 sibling events throughout the United States and around the world. Student organizers from Never Again MSD planned the march in collaboration with the nonprofit organization Everytown for Gun Safety. The event followed the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which was described by many media outlets as a possible tipping point for gun control legislation.

Never Again MSD (MSD refers to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School) is a group started on social media as a movement “For survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting, by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas Shooting” using the hashtag #NeverAgain.

The MSD student survivors who formed Never Again MSD include the now-famous David Hogg, Emma Gonzalez, and Cameron Kasky.

Public demonstrations, especially those that are large-scale like March For Our Lives, require a permit from the police department of the city in which the demonstration will take place.

A source of European researcher Ole Dammegard contacted the Metropolitan D.C. Police Department concerning the permit for the March For Our Lives demonstration in Washington, D.C.

Dammegard’s source received the following email from Officer Scott C. Earhardt of the Homeland Security Bureau of the Metropolitan Police Department and forwarded it to Dammegard:

Good morning,

In reference to your inquiry concerning the March For Our Lives Demonstration, here in the District of Columbia on March 24, 2018. MPD received a permit application several months prior to the actual event, and there was several months of planning for this large event.

If your are requesting additional information reference this event, please follow the below steps to file your Freedom of Information Act request:

https://foia-dc.gov/App/Index.aspx

If your have any additional question sor concerns, please feel free in contacting me directly.

Officer Scott C. Earhardt, Badge No. 2372

Homeland Security Bureau
Special Operations Division
Planning and Logistics
Metropolitan Police Department
2850 New York Ave., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
202-671-6529 (Office)
202-671-6522 (Planning)
202-671-6511 (Station)

Scott.Earhardt@dc.gov

Below is a screenshot of the email (source: Professor James Fetzer):

According to the PDF document, Metropolitan Police Department, Washington.D.C., Scott Earhardt indeed is a detective there. Here’s a screenshot I took from page 6 of the 65-page document:

Here are some facts:

  1. The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School occurred on February 14, 2018.
  2. A day after the shooting, on February 15, 2018, MSD students formed the group, Never Again MSD.
  3. On March 24, 2018, March For Our Lives demonstrations took place in Washington, D.C. (and other cities).
  4. Among the organizers of March For Our Lives is Never Again MSD, which had not existed before February 15.
  5. The D.C. Metropolitan Police Department received a permit application for March For Our Lives demonstration “several months prior to the actual event”.

Questions:

  1. How can Never Again MSD apply for a permit “several months” BEFORE the group had even been formed?
  2. How can an application be made for a permit for a “March For Our Lives” demonstration “several months” BEFORE the Parkland MSD school shooting that galvanized MSD students to form the Never Again MSD group that organized the demonstration?

See also:

UPDATE (March 31, 2018):

There are claims that the email from Officer Earhardt is bogus, and that there’s a permit application for March For Our Lives in D.C. which is dated February 20, 2018, but which is an application to the National Park Service, not Metro PD. See “The curious ever-changing dates of March For Our Lives permit application“.

I, therefore, asked Professor James Fetzer for the original Earhardt email. Fetzer had obtained the screenshot of the email from Ole Dammegard, whose friend was the person who originally contacted Officer Earhardt about the permit.

I just received an email from Mr. Dammegard, with an attachment of the original Earhardt email, indicating the date on which the email was sent to Dammegard’s friend who, understandably, prefers to remain anonymous.

email from MPD Officer Scott Earhardt

I find the above email from Officer Earhardt to be credible. I also have confidence in the integrity of Professor Fetzer and Mr. Dammegard, neither of whom profits from counterfeiting the email — which is something we can’t say about those people who instigate false-flag mass-shooting incidents like Parkland.

In the meantime, Professor Fetzer had placed a phone call to Officer Earhardt to confirm the latter’s email. When we hear from Officer Earhardt, I will update this post with that information.

Update (April 5, 2018):

Officer Earhardt has given 4 different dates for when Metro PD received the permit application. See “The curious ever-changing dates of March For Our Lives permit application“.

~Eowyn

5 months after LV shooting, we finally get to see surveillance footage of ‘lone gunman’ Stephen Paddock

On October 1, 2017, beginning at 10:08 p.m., someone from a high balcony of the 43-story tall Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort in Las Vegas, NV, opened fire with an automatic weapon at an outdoor country music festival of 22,000 attendees, killing 58 and injuring 515. It was the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

Police identified Stephen Craig Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, NV, as the shooter. We are told he had shot himself to death before police broke into his hotel room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay.

One of the troubling questions surrounding the shooting is the absence of hotel surveillance video footage of Paddock checking in and bringing his arsenal of weapons into Mandalay Bay.

Now, nearly five months after the shooting, we FINALLY have the surveillance video, obtained and assembled by the New York Times, showing how Paddock, over the course of his 7-day stay at Mandalay Bay, brought 21 suitcases to his room.

I downloaded the NYT video in MP4 format, to preserve the video in case YouTube and the media delete it — as they are wont to do.

H/t Vivian Lee and Brian H. (omnipresentelanvitalhuman)

Questions to ask:

  1. Why did it take five months for the surveillance footage to be released to the American people?
  2. Why was the video released by the New York Times, instead of Mandalay Bay, or the Las Vegas police, or the FBI?
  3. Why is there no date/time stamps on some of the footage? The absence of time stamps mean we have no reason to believe the footage actually was taken on the day the NYT claims.
  4. Given the NYT‘s demonstrated bias and political partisanship, why should we believe this purported surveillance video? See:

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~Eowyn