“CORRECTION: We’ve taken down video that aired on “World News Tonight” Sunday and “Good Morning America” this morning that appeared to be from the Syrian border immediately after questions were raised about its accuracy,” the network tweeted. “ABC News regrets the error.”
This was NO MISTAKE. It was an attempt to sway peoples’ opinion about President Trump and his recent actions in Syria.
The MSM is ramping up their attempts to influence the 2020 elections. Don’t be fooled by the #FAKENEWS.
I typically suggest on this site that one #BoycottHollywood.
My exemption is for movies that feature a pro-life message, are pro-military and made by conservatives.
Clint Eastwood’s latest film, “Richard Jewell,” is coming out December 13.
It tells the story of American security guard, Richard Jewell, who saved thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics. He was unjustly vilified by journalists and the press who falsely report that he was a terrorist.
Most appropriate for this time we are living in in which we are bombarded with #FakeNews EVERY SINGLE DAY.
Plus, how could you not want to support this man? Remember this classic move:
August 30, 2012: Clint Eastwood speaks on the final night of the Republican National Convention. Lauren Lancaster for The New Yorker
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Wonder if the US media will follow suit (that is rhetorical, of course).
From The Telegraph: Following last Saturday’s (Jan 19) Telegraph magazine cover story “The mystery of Melania”, we have been asked to make clear that the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published.
Mrs. Trump’s father was not a fearsome presence and did not control the family. Mrs. Trump did not leave her Design and Architecture course at University relating to the completion of an exam, as alleged in the article, but rather because she wanted to pursue a successful career as a professional model.
Mrs. Trump was not struggling in her modelling career before she met Mr. Trump, and she did not advance in her career due to the assistance of Mr. Trump. We accept that Mrs. Trump was a successful professional model in her own right before she met her husband and obtained her own modelling work without his assistance.
Mrs. Trump met Mr. Trump in 1998, not in 1996 as stated in the article.
The article also wrongly claimed that Mrs. Trump’s mother, father and sister relocated to New York in 2005 to live in buildings owned by Mr. Trump. They did not.
The claim that Mrs. Trump cried on election night is also false.
We apologise unreservedly to The First Lady and her family for any embarrassment caused by our publication of these allegations.
As a mark of our regret we have agreed to pay Mrs. Trump substantial damages as well as her legal costs.
From Hollywood Reporter: Sam Bee broke down the “mixed bag” of Tuesday’s midterm election on her 100th show Wednesday night, highlighting the Democrats’ re-taking of the House of Representatives and bemoaning the re-elections of Rep. Steve King and Rep. Duncan Hunter.
The Full Frontal host also addressed the spat that CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta and President Trump had during a press conference on the midterms earlier in the day. During the fight, Trump told Acosta, “CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them.”
“No, we should be ashamed of you working for us,” Bee countered. “Oh my god! You are at work. This is behavior that would have gotten me fired from Tim Horton’s and they didn’t even fire me for turning their donuts into bongs.”
She later narrated the interior monologue of the press aide who tried to take the microphone away from Acosta, who held on. The aide later backed off and kneeled so as not to be in the way of cameras. “I hate this job so much, It’s horrible, and … plié,” Bee said.
At the top of Wednesday’s show, the Full Frontal host addressed the news that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had resigned earlier that day at the request of President Trump, an expected shift after the midterms. “He wanted to leave to spend more time doing what he loves most — racism,” Bee joked.
Bee proceeded to tick off some of the positive outcomes of the election, including the fact that the Democrat-majority House will be in charge of the House Intelligence Committee and therefore be responsible for Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. She also said Rep. Maxine Waters, a favorite to chair the House Financial Services Committee, “can subpoena the f*ck out of Trump’s tax returns.”
More importantly, Bee, added, addressing the GOP, “You can kiss your wall goodbye. Democrats are not going to give you an inch.” She then played a clip of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi praising a bipartisan approach to solving issues. “Guys?” she joked.
In other highlights Bee mentioned, the 2018 midterms ushered in a record number of women to serve in Congress and Florida passed Amendment 4, returning the right to vote to felons. “So I’m going to say something I rarely get to say: Good job Florida,” Bee joked.
Still: “I have to admit, I was a little disappointed in the size of the blue wave,” Bee said, noting that Democrats only gained 23 seats in the House. She also added in downsides to the night’s results that Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, who have both been accused of racism, were re-elected.
Bee concluded, “Last night was a mixed bag, but overall we should take it as a win” given the gerrymandering and voter suppression that Bee said was hurting the Democrats.
Later in her program, Bee also praised the campaign of Democrat Georgia Gov. candidate Stacey Abrams, who has called for a runoff in her fight against Brian Kemp, and listed “Bullshit we won’t forget” that included dirty tactics and off-color statements form Republican candidates during the election season.
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During this feisty presser yesterday, CNN hack Jim Acosta put his hand on a young staffer’s arm to try and stop her from doing her job. See the video here.
Sarah Sanders announced last night that Acosta has been banned from the White House until further notice. From her tweets:
“We will, however, never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern. This conduct is absolutely unacceptable. It is also completely disrespectful to the reporter’s colleagues not to allow them an opportunity to ask a question.”
Expect Acosta to be on a massive, whiny rant for the next few days (heck more like the rest of President Trump’s presidency).
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After the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting many, many, MANY progressive media outlets reported about President Trump’s visit to the city as if it was the end of the world (at least he didn’t go to a fundraiser):
Deplorable Patriot was a moderator on a pro-Trump Sub-Reddit thread, “Great Awakening”, which was recently banned by Reddit. Happily, “Great Awakening” relocated the same day to VOAT (here and here) and 8chan, where Deplorable Patriot continues to serve as a moderator.
INTO THE RABBIT HOLE WE GO
We now know that George Soros and the Open Society Foundation have been linked with Reddit employees in a mission to suppress Trump support groups on Reddit.
Current director of policy at Reddit, Jessica Ashooh.
Jessica Ashooh is believed by some to be responsible for the account “arabscarab,” which has been leading the charge to shut down the Q Anon movement on the Reddit platform — The Great Awakening, the second-largest pro-Trump subreddit. Ashooh started working for Reddit after an executive stint at the George Soros-funded Atlantic Council, which is also reportedly funded by the Chinese.
We also have a D list Free Lance reporter, D list rating being a gift on my part. Click link below tweet to see where he admits to being connected to the Clinton Foundation in the comment section.
“I don’t always love working at reddit but personally getting to shut down the qanon sub because they were getting too close to exposing the truth was pretty special.”
I don't always love working at reddit but personally getting to shut down the qanon sub because they were getting too close to exposing the truth was pretty special
Here is additional information that I have discovered
Various techniques to attack Trump support groups have been discovered and made public in the recent past. That is a whole conversation on its own so I will not get into that. I would just like to add one more method to the list. It’s a tool to assist individuals with their effort to take down various subreddits and individuals. This tool is called the Soros Enhancement Suite (SES). Information to what is in SES is limited; access to the information is at a location on Reddit that is private — “Invite only”. I know of its existence because of the following screenshot.
Now we know that technology linked to Soros is actually a reality. We also know with absolute certainty that r/TopMindsOfReddit is promoting it. But who is using the technology? We’ve heard rumors that there are people who get paid to disrupt pro-Trump subreddits. These individuals often brag about what they are doing and how they receive payment from Soros. When we confront them, they claim they are “joking and it’s irony.” Whatever. The following screenshot is part of what I have discovered. What you see here is a ledger that dates back 8 months. It’s a pay ledger which shows payments and members who received payments. Notice the Open Society Bot. Bots are portable AI’s that can be programmed to do various tasks.
Here is the link to the ledger: https://www.reddit.com/r/OpenSocietyBot/wiki/ledger
Now we have have proof of transactions being made and some of the individuals paid. I should also tell you that if you read the page, top to bottom including all comments, you’ll see more than enough evidence to support my claims. This applies to all screenshots I’ve provided here.
You might ask, “What are they paid with?”. Let me introduce you to the “Sorosbux”.
This is what you will find on page. Here is the link:
That about covers it. There is definitely some there there. I believe this says just about all you need to know. This is what I was able to release. I have a whole lot more information that takes us deeper into the rabbit hole. Please have a good day.
This morning, FOTM‘s DCG posted a video showing how the Weather Channel broadcasts fake news about Hurricane Florence by exaggerating how strong the wind is.
A reporter pretended to be unsteady on his feet, buffeted by the supposed strong wind. Alas, the video camera showed that right behind the reporter were two people casually strolling by.
I had a GIF made of the video in case YouTube takes it down:
But it’s not just the Weather Channel that is engaged in fake weather news.
CNN, too, faked its Hurricane Florence reporting, as shown in the pics below (source: Mark Dice).
The first pic is from CNN’s live footage of Anderson Cooper standing in the supposed deep flood waters up to his waist.
Notice, however, the camera man standing in shallow water just a few feet away.
Here’s a pic of the same flood waters taken from a different camera angle showing the same camera man and another CNN employee standing in shallow water.
Note:Snopes says the pics are actually of Anderson Cooper reporting on Hurricane Ike in 2008. If true, it just goes to show Cooper and CNN have been engaged in fake weather reporting for at least 10 years.
But it wasn’t just Anderson Cooper faking weather news.
CNN’s senior diplomatic correspondent Michelle Kosinski also engaged in fake weather news.
Here she is, paddling in a canoe, in seemingly deep flood waters.
Alas, her lie is revealed when two men casually slosh by, showing that the “deep flood” is only ankle deep.
Wow, he gets to enjoy the holidays with his family. Such a serious punishment. Wretched hacks.
From MSN: ABC News has announced that Brian Ross would be suspended for four weeks without pay “effective immediately.”
“It is vital we get the story right and retain the trust we have built with our audience – these are our core principles. We fell far short of that yesterday,” the network said in a statement on Saturday. “Effective immediately, Brian Ross will be suspended for four weeks without pay.” Ross came under considerable fire on Friday after he erroneously reported on live television that then-candidate Donald Trump had instructed Michael Flynn to make contact with the Russians. In a correction seven hours later, the channel admitted that it was “President-elect” Trump who had made the request of Flynn — a pretty significant difference.
ABC issued a correction on Twitter and also updated their original article. ABC has sustained withering criticism from all corners of the internet since the error first became known Friday.
“We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error we made yesterday,” the network continued in its latest statement. “The reporting conveyed by Brian Ross during the special report had not been fully vetted through our editorial standards process. As a result of our continued reporting over the next several hours ultimately we determined the information was wrong and we corrected the mistake on air and online,” it concluded. It’s not the first time Ross has come under fire for playing fast and loose with the facts, either. In 2012, he falsely suggested that the Aurora shooter Jim Holmes had been a member of the Colorado Tea Party — he was not.
Having abandoned the pursuit of truth, it should not surprise that the MSM’s rigged polls and reports of an inevitable Hillary victory proved to be very wrong. Instead, the media who actually were reporting the truth are the Alternative or Independent Media, including little “nobody” blogs like Fellowship of the Minds (FOTM).
For that reason, after the election, Democrats and their willing accomplices in the media turned their fury at the Alt-Media. Washington Post led the attack.
On November 24, 2016, Washington Post — the newspaper that once was renown for its Watergate investigative reporting but now is owned by Jeff Bezos (birth name Jeffrey Preston Jorgensen), the “Progressive” founder and CEO of Amazon.com and the 5th wealthiest person in the world with a net worth of more than $45 billion — published an article by technology reporter Craig Timberg which would do Joe McCarthy proud. Citing a shadowy and anonymous website called Is it Propaganda or Not? (PropOrNot), Timberg identified a List of 200 Alternative Media websites as “fake media” that “undermine faith in American democracy” by purveying “fake news” during the 2016 election which, intentionally or unconsciously, promote Russian propaganda. (See “It’s War. Time to choose which side you’re on“)
Note: According to former Reagan administration assistant Treasury secretary Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, Craig Timberg is neither a real person nor a reporter, but instead is a CIA agent posing as a WaPo reporter.
“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 . . . .
We have another post today that describes how the few things that are verifiable on the PropOrNot site don’t pan out, as in the organization is not simply a group of inept propagandists but also appears to deal solely in fabrications. If the site is flagrantly false with respect to things that can be checked, why pray tell did the Washington Post and its fellow useful idiots in the mainstream media validate and amplify its message? Strong claims demand strong proofs, yet the Post appeared content to give a megaphone to people who make stuff up with abandon. No wonder the members of PropOrNot hide as much as they can about what they are up to; more transparency would expose their work to be a tissue of lies.”
Below is the letter from Naked Capitalism‘s attorney, James Moody, to the Washington Post ‘s publisher, executive editor, and Craig Timburg:
James A. Moody
Attorney and Counselor at Law
1101 30th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20007
Voice: (202) 944-8600
Fax: (202) 944-8611
December 4, 2016
BY ELECTRONIC AND REGULAR MAIL
Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., Publisher
Martin Baron, Executive Editor
The Washington Post
1301 K Street NW
Washington DC 20071
Re: Request for retraction of: “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” (November 24, 2016), for public apology, and for opportunity to respond; Document and ESI Preservation Notice.
I write on behalf of my client, Aurora Advisors Incorporated (“Aurora”), which publishes the finance and economics website Naked Capitalism (www.nakedcapitalism .com) to request that the article by Craig Timberg, “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” (“Fake News”) [https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/russian-propaganda-effort-helped-spread-fake-news-during-election-experts-say/2016/11/24/793903b6-8a40-4ca9-b712-716af66098fe_story.html] published by the Post on Thursday, November 25, be immediately removed from your website and all web-accessible archives. Fake News contains extremely damaging false allegations constituting defamation. Furthermore,
Aurora asks for a prominent public apology for the false and defamatory accusations made in Fake News and for an equally prominent (i.e. not in a “Comments” section) opportunity to respond.
You began Fake News with the sensational claim: “The flood of ‘fake news’ this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy,” and attributed this claim to “independent researchers who tracked the operation.” Naked Capitalism is one of the accused organizations in PropOrNot’s report, which, contrary to Fake News’ claim that the report had not been published, was available on the Internet well before Fake News ran. [https://www.propornot.com/p/the-list.html] This error should be corrected. You identified and thus denigrated Naked Capitalism, one of the sites targeted in the “study” as one of the “right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.” You called upon Facebook and Google to “crack down on ‘fake news,’”apparently by censoring Naked Capitalism, because it is supposedly “attack[ing] American democracy.” Your identification of Naked Capitalism as a “fake news site” and as an agent for Russian propaganda designed to undermine American democracy is defamatory per se.You accuse Naked Capitalism of spreading “Russian-backed phony news to outcompete traditional news organizations for audience.” These serious allegations have caused and will continue to cause great harm to Naked Capitalism, including but not limited to damage to policy impact and reputation, diversion of scarce reporting and managerial resources to respond to concerned inquires and debunk this smear, loss of readers, and damage to the site’s profitability. Moreover, writers and editors associated with Naked Capitalism faceridicule, emotional distress, loss of reputation, and risk to future career advancement, including for example, difficulty passing background and security checks. You did not provide even a single example of “fake news” allegedly distributed or promoted by Naked Capitalism or indeed any of the 200 sites on the PropOrNot blacklist.You provided no discussion or assessment of the credentials or backgrounds of these so-called “researchers” (Clint Watts, Andrew Weisburd, and J.M. Berger and the “team” at PropOrNot), and no discussion or analysis of the methodology, protocol or algorithms such “researchers” may or may not have followed. Fake News also erred in citing a “monitoring report” already published on propornot.com [https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Byj_1ybuSGp_NmYtRF95VTJTeUk/view], inaccurately depicting it as not available to the public: “provided to The Washington Post in advance of its public release.” Aurora had not only seen the site and its defamatory blacklist before your story appeared, but despite it being a holiday week, had already had extensive discussions with close contacts about it.
Fake News described this PropOrNot “organization” (without evidence or analysis) as “a nonpartisan collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds” and as one of two groups of “independent researchers.” It was this report, NOT directly made available by the Post, but found almost immediately on the PropOrNot website by journalists and other readers of Fake News, not the work of the first team of “researchers” associated with warontherocks.com, which identified Naked Capitalism as one of “more than 200 websites as routine peddlers of Russian propaganda during the election season.” Youdescribed a source as the “executive director” of PropOrNot but afforded him/her anonymity allegedly “to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.” These are all the indicia of actual malice, i.e. knowing and/or reckless disregard for the truth or falsity of your allegations against Naked Capitalism.
On a widespread basis, highly regarded reporters and institutions that monitor journalistic standards have criticized Fake News harshly for failing to
adhere to the most basic professional standards. A few of the numerous examples: The New Yorker deemed PropOrNot’s blacklist, which the Post legitimized and promoted, as “propaganda.”¹ In The Hill, Patrick Maines, President of The Media Institute, called Fake News “perhaps the shoddiest piece of feature writing since Rolling Stone published its blatantly false story about a campus rape at the University of Virginia.”² Media watchdog FAIR lamented in its headline on December 1, “Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited ‘Fake News’ “Blacklist?”³ Many of these articles and tweets and specifically cite Naked Capitalism as a clearly reputable site victimized by Fake News.4
The simplest internet search reveals propornot.com to be a recent creation, shadowy at best, and with no credentials or bona fides that are capable of independent verification and assessment for e.g. credibility.
Furthermore, you made no effort to contact Naked Capitalism for a comment, rebuttal, or opportunity to respond even though you had ample time. Indeed, you contacted RT by email and reported its response.
You have made damaging false accusations against Naked Capitalism. Please immediately remove these from the web and provide an equivalent opportunity to respond. Please see the attached concerning your obligation to retain documents and electronically stored information relating to Fake News. I look forward to hearing from you within three business days. Please contact me if I can provide further information.
/s/ James A. Moody
James A. Moody
Counsel to Aurora Advisors Incorporated
¹ “The Propaganda About Russia Propaganda,” Adrien Chen, The New Yorker, December 1, 2016 (available at https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/the-propaganda-about-russian- propaganda)
² “Jeff Bezos owns The Washington Post — and the journalism it’s practicing,” Patrick Maines, The Hill, December 29. 2016
³ “Why Are Media Outlets Still Citing Discredited ‘Fake News’ Blacklist?” FAIR, December 1, 2016 (available at https://fair.org/home/why-are-media-outlets-still-citing-discredited-fake-news-blacklist/)
4 For instance, from “Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group,” Ben Norton and Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept (available at https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/washington-post-disgracefully-promotes-a-mccarthyite-blacklist-from-a-new-hidden-and-very-shady-group/):