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  • TV news executives are not seeing a bidding war for Fox News star Megyn Kelly

    12/03/2016 1:48:44 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 111 replies
    LA Times via Drudge ^ | 12/2/16 | Stephen Battaglio
    Megyn Kelly’s bestselling memoir is called “Settle for More,” but the star anchor may have to settle for less money if she decides to leave the Fox News Channel. Kelly is said to have not made up her mind about staying with Fox News beyond the end of her contract in July, even with an offer of more than $20 million a year to stay, which would put her in the same income bracket as NBC’s “Today” co-anchor Matt Lauer. So far no other networks have offered to top Fox’s figure, according to network news executives and agents familiar with...
  • Seduced and Betrayed by Donald Trump [lying scum putz Krugman]

    12/02/2016 6:07:52 PM PST · by AndyJackson · 92 replies
    NY TImes - Opinion ^ | Dec 2, 2016 | Paul Krugman
    The white working class is about to be betrayed by Trump just like the students at Trump University.
  • CBS News Reporter Wants Trump Dead

    12/02/2016 5:05:43 PM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | November 29, 2016
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLJ_D2xMyaQ
  • Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

    12/02/2016 5:18:56 PM PST · by ChessExpert · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | December 2nd, 2016 | Mona Charen
    A panic is sweeping the land -- or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news."
  • The Orwellian War on Skepticism

    12/02/2016 4:55:40 PM PST · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 01 December 2016 | Robert Parry
    Official Washington’s rush into an Orwellian future is well underway as political and media bigwigs move to silence Internet voices of independence and dissent ___ Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies. One might have hoped that the alarm about “fake news” would remind major U.S. news outlets, such as The Washington Post and The New York Times, about the value of journalistic skepticism. However, instead, it seems to have done the opposite....
  • Official Washington’s ‘Info-Wars’

    12/02/2016 4:52:01 PM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Consortium News ^ | 01 December 2016 | William Blum
    Organs of Official Washington, such as the State Department and The Washington Post, are becoming unhinged over their weakening grip on the narratives that the people are supposed to believe __ On November 16, at a State Department press briefing, department spokesperson John Kirby was having one of his frequent adversarial dialogues with Gayane Chichakyan, a reporter for RT (Russia Today); this time concerning U.S. charges of Russia bombing hospitals in Syria and blocking the U.N. from delivering aid to the trapped population. When Chichakyan asked for some detail about these charges, Kirby replied: “Why don’t you ask your defense...
  • Fake News List Death Knell for MSM - Paul Craig Roberts

    12/02/2016 4:18:22 PM PST · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    USA Watchdog ^ | 30 November 2016 | Greg Hunter intervies Paul Craig Roberts
    Videocast 41:35 Dr. Roberts also adds, “You can be in office, but not in power. If anything is going to change, Trump has to be in power. The government has to belong to him in order to get anything done.”
  • 2016: One for the Ages

    12/02/2016 1:13:16 PM PST · by huckfillary · 4 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | December 2, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    Because of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the year 2016 has been dubbed by some as the Year of the Revolution. That moniker may be a stretch, but these are exciting times for those of us who’ve long advocated political decentralization, and want a President who all but guarantees to shake up the system in an anti-establishment sort of way. If there was ever a system that needed a good shaking up in an anti-establishment sort of way, it’s ours, and not a minute too soon. While Brexit and the election of Donald Trump are good things in...
  • Fidel Castro: 60 Years of Fake News

    12/02/2016 12:25:06 PM PST · by lasereye · 5 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 2, 2016 | Mona Charen
    A panic is sweeping the land — or at least something like it has unnerved CNN, Vox and other precincts of progressive sensibility. They are alarmed that millions of Americans are being misled by "fake news." As someone whose inbox has lately bulged with items about Hillary Clinton's impending demise due to a concealed, terminal illness; who has shaken her head at "breaking news" that Turkish coup plotters had gotten their hands on NATO nuclear weapons at Incirlik air base; and who has sighed at the endless iterations of stories like "47 Clinton friends who mysteriously turned up dead," I...
  • CNN Apologizes to Trump After Crew Caught Joking About His Plane Crashing

    12/02/2016 10:34:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | December 2, 2016 | Ryan Parker
    The network says the producer had been "disciplined." CNN has apologized to Donald Trump after a producer was caught on camera joking with reporter Suzanne Malveaux about the president-elect's plane crashing. The remark was made before a live shot on Thursday. The unidentified producer, in footage obtained and posted on YouTube by Scott Jones of FTV Live, can be heard saying "That means his plane’s crashed. No, I'm kidding." CNN released a statement Friday saying the producer had been "disciplined." “An unfortunate and inappropriate remark was made by one of our producers off camera yesterday," CNN said in its statement....
  • Mr. Trump: Put New Media in the White House Press Room!

    11/30/2016 4:29:34 AM PST · by NYer · 37 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 30, 2016 | Henry Percy
    “While approximately 750 reporters hold White House credentials, the briefing room holds 49 seats, and they are occupied overwhelmingly by mainstream media reporters, with barely any assigned to the new dot-com world.” The TV networks are in front, behind them roost NYT, WaPo, NPR, and so on. “The White House press secretary used to decide who got what seats, but this authority was given to the White House Correspondents Association in the middle of the George W. Bush administration.” It is always astonishing to discover a new instance of the fecklessness of Bush 43. By granting that power to...
  • The 48 Laws of Power

    12/02/2016 1:27:39 AM PST · by vannrox · 14 replies
    Robert Greene book ^ | unknown | Robert Greene
    THE 48 LAWS OF POWER .com Home Summary Reviews Books Quotes Summary Put on the glasses of experience and flash the summary of 48 laws of power upon the crowd. Buy the book from Amazon: The 48 Laws of Power summary outlines three thousand years of experience in achieving power and success in a list of simple rules and laws - the laws of nature. 1st of 48 laws of power Never outshine the master Always make those above you feel comfortably superior. In your desire to please or impress them, do not go too far in displaying your...
  • 'Panic in Progressive Park' -- What If Trump Is Actually Good?

    12/01/2016 11:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    If you thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a tad excessive, as they say, you ain't seen nothin' yet. To channel an old Pacino flick, opening now for Oscar season, it's "Panic in Progressive Park." Reason for the panic -- the dawning realization, repressed and often unrecognized though it may be, that Donald Trump may even a be a good president, possibly a great one. Then what? If anything could cause panic among liberals, progressives, and the media (apologies for the redundancy), that's it. And Trump has certainly hit the ground running with more "vigah" -- this time to channel an...
  • Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression

    12/01/2016 10:01:56 PM PST · by vannrox · 11 replies
    CRYPTOME ^ | 2DEC16 | Unknown
    Seventeen Techniques for Truth Suppression Strong, credible allegations of high-level criminal activity can bring down a government. When the government lacks an effective, fact-based defense, other techniques must be employed. The success of these techniques depends heavily upon a cooperative, compliant press and a mere token opposition party. 1. Dummy up. If it's not reported, if it's not news, it didn't happen. 2. Wax indignant. This is also known as the "How dare you?" gambit. 3. Characterize the charges as "rumors" or, better yet, "wild rumors." If, in spite of the news blackout, the public is still able to learn...
  • Further readings on Disinformation

    12/01/2016 9:56:38 PM PST · by vannrox · 7 replies
    CRYPTOME ^ | 2DEC16 | unknown
    Further Reading on Disinformation These are slides from a top-secret spy conference in 2010, were prepared by GCHQ, the British signals intelligence agency, describing cyber operations and proposals for operations. The slides focus on the efforts of a unit, the Joint Intelligence Research Group, or JTRIG, and include a proposal to use foreign journalists for intelligence operations. The slides were leaked by former NSA contractor Edwards Snowden and obtained exclusively by NBC News, which published them with minimal redactions. 25 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Full-Spectrum Cyber Effects: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-cyber-effects.pdf 24 February 2014. Related: GCHQ Online Deception: http://cryptome.org/2014/02/gchq-online-deception.pdf GCHQ DISRUPTION Operational Playbook:...
  • COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum..

    12/01/2016 9:52:01 PM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    CRYPTOME ^ | 2DEC16 | Unknown
    COINTELPRO Techniques for dilution, misdirection and control of a internet forum.. There are several techniques for the control and manipulation of a internet forum no matter what, or who is on it. We will go over each technique and demonstrate that only a minimal number of operatives can be used to eventually and effectively gain a control of a 'uncontrolled forum.' Technique #1 - 'FORUM SLIDING' If a very sensitive posting of a critical nature has been posted on a forum - it can be quickly removed from public view by 'forum sliding.' In this technique a number of unrelated...
  • Newsweek Admits They Didn't Write Or Even Read "Madam President" Issue

    12/01/2016 3:41:43 PM PST · by vannrox · 65 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1DEC16 | Tyler Durden
    Fake News: Newsweek Admits They Didn't Write Or Even Read "Madam President" Issue by Tyler Durden Dec 1, 2016 6:15 PM 0 SHARES Newsweek's political editor, Matthew Cooper, looked as though he'd had a rough month when he appeared on the Tucker Carlson show last night to discuss the "Madam President" debacle.  While the printing and distribution of the erroneous "commemorative edition" magazine was embarrassing enough, Cooper also revealed that no one at Newsweek wrote the Hillary article or even bothered to proofread it before it was shipped off to stores around the country.  Frankly, it's difficult to discern between...
  • Widespread Coverage of Liberal Hate Crimes ‘Study’ Shows Media’s Fake News Problem

    12/01/2016 3:31:50 PM PST · by detective · 6 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | December 01, 2016 | Katrina Trinko
    So much for taking America’s “fake news” problem seriously. Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, there’s been an abundance of hand-wringing over the “fake news” that supposedly is rampant on social media. Yet missing has been any kind of serious searching among the mainstream media about whether it could learn any lessons from this election—and whether reporters and editors are holding themselves accountable to their supposed values of objectivity and rigorous reporting. And a new “study” presents Exhibit A as to why the mainstream media should reconsider its own practices.
  • BREAKING: Media Punked By Fake Gen. James Mattis SECDEF Announcement

    12/01/2016 2:49:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    The Washington Post first broke the news today from “sources within the Trump transition team” that President-elect Trump had selected General James “Mad Dog” Mattis as his Secretary of Defense. After every major media outlet in the country, including this one, reported it, Jason Miller, a Trump spokesman, wrote on Twitter that “no decision has been made yet with regard to Secretary of Defense.” According to CNN, the official announcement is expected early next week. Following the mass media confusion, Jason Miller told The Washington Examiner: “My sources are better than their sources. Trust me on that one.” According to...
  • Mainstream Media’s Weapons of Mass Deception

    12/01/2016 8:53:06 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 1 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 12/1/16 | Mike Dempsey
    Terrorism comes in many forms. When terrorism is mentioned our first thought is radical Islamic terrorists, but we have home grown domestic terrorism in several forms in the U.S. today. Environmental terrorism has stopped the flow of water to the San Joaquin Valley in CA, to the destruction of jobs, farms and food production. Race baiters have learned how to terrorize cities and shakedown corporations for large sums of money. The moving target of gender identity has implemented the economic shakedown of small businesses, fueled by blatant intolerance for diversity of thought or religious conviction. This brand of economic terrorism...
  • It's time for Democrats to fight dirty

    12/01/2016 6:52:53 AM PST · by detective · 59 replies
    The Week ^ | December 1, 2016 Sign Up for Our free email newsletters 10 things you need to know today Today's | David Faris
    The emerging Trump administration is a frightening mixture of free-market fundamentalists and C-list conspiracy theorists. This motley crew may well run headlong into political disaster. But Democrats should not assume that the Trump administration's incompetence will automatically result in a Democratic wave in 2018. Remember, Democrats are in their weakest position in national and state government since before the Great Depression. So what should Democrats do? Take a page from the GOP playbook and obstruct everything.
  • Trump Establishment Media, Mr. President-elect — Put New Media in White House Press Room

    11/30/2016 7:18:49 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 30 November 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    With an anti-establishment figure poised to assume the presidency, isn’t it time to put anti-establishment media in the White House briefing room? Other than sacrificing the .1 percent of positive coverage Donald Trump might otherwise get from the mainstream media, it’s hard to see a downside.As it stands right now, the establishment media (emedia) practically has a monopoly on access to the president. As Ari Fleischer, former press secretary for President G.W. Bush, wrote at the Wall Street Journal, “While approximately 750 reporters hold White House credentials, the briefing room holds 49 seats, and they are occupied overwhelmingly by mainstream...
  • ‘Tucker Carlson’ Gives Fox News Historic Ratings Boost (biggest ratings month ever)

    11/30/2016 5:59:56 PM PST · by drewh · 65 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2:17 PM 11/30/2016 | Christian Datoc
    Fox News just made history. According to figures from Nielsen Media Research, Fox averaged 3,283,000 primetime, viewers in November — a 71 percent jump from November 2015 — making it the highest-rated primetime month since 2012. Fox’s numbers more than doubled the combined totals from CNN and MSNBC — 1,529,000 and 1,335,000 respectively — over the same timeframe. The network also posted monumental numbers for daytime viewers. Its 1,966,000 average made it Fox’s second-highest rated month for daytime viewers. FNC notably saw a substantial bump at the 7:00 pm, EST time slot, now occupied by former “Fox & Friends” host...
  • Are you a Muslim American? We want to hear your thoughts on Trump's presidency

    11/30/2016 3:07:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | November 30, 2016 | Colleen Shalby
    A slew of letters sent to at least five mosques in California is the latest in a surge of Islamophobia that’s hit the nation since Donald Trump was declared the president-elect. The letters, addressed to the “Children of Satan” and signed by a group that calls itself “Americans for a Better Way,” praised Trump and denounced Muslims, calling for genocide. Muslim Public Affairs Council President Salam Al-Marayati addressed the letters and stressed the importance of an open discussion about Muslim culture....
  • Miami Gardens mosque receives photocopy of hateful letter [Media Hypes Muslim 'victims']

    11/30/2016 12:51:49 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 15 replies
    WSVN ^ | 11/29/16 | Walter Morris
    Hate mail that was sent to several mosques nationwide, including one in South Florida, is leaving the Muslim community on edge. The Islamic Center of Greater Miami has been left rattled after receiving the disturbing letter Monday. Members of the mosque are now speaking out, saying it is time for the community to come together... The interfaith community in South Florida is rallying behind the Islamic Center. The rabbi from the Bet Shira Congregation released a statement to condemn this letter.
  • Scarborough Mocks Media Coverage of Recount: This Is Why You're All Going Out Of Business

    11/30/2016 12:00:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | November 30, 2016 | Tim Hains
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday's Morning Joe on MSNBC, co-host Joe Scarborough laughed at and mocked the mainstream media's treatment of the Jill Stein-Hillary Clinton recount, holding up copies of the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. He asked: "Has Dana Milbank now said ‘Hillary Clinton is threatening to undermine the democracy’ in The Washington Post today?" "I am sure he will," he said sarcastically. "This is why, by the way, you’re all going out of business!" SCARBOROUGH: [laughing] --- I’m sorry, okay hold on – [laughing]…. Hold on, that’s funny! All right, so he's threatening our democracy if...
  • Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ends 24-year print edition run (Dead Tree Media Obit)

    11/30/2016 11:50:39 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 6 replies
    WPXI.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | uncredited
    he Pittsburgh Tribune-Review newspaper printed its last edition and has laid off 106 workers as it transitions into an online-only publication. Wednesday's edition ends a 24-year run that began when the late billionaire publisher Richard Mellon Scaife established the paper to compete with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which remains the only printed daily newspaper in the city. Trib Total Media will continue publishing two daily print editions for the suburbs, the Greensburg-based Westmoreland edition of the Tribune-Review and the Tarentum-based Valley News Dispatch edition, as well as 11 of the other 14 weeklies owned by Trib Total Media. The company announced...
  • Trump says he will leave his entire business enterprise ‘in total’

    11/30/2016 8:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Details coming in December 15 press conference Politically this is probably a smart move, and in the short term it might make him a better president. There are precedents it sets that I’m not sure I like, but we’ll get to that. Here are the basics: President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his “great business in total” to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the businessman-in-chief’s conflicts of interest around the globe.
  • Trump vs. Media: Dems Steal Votes — Media Lie About It and Blame GOP

    11/29/2016 3:25:05 PM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    The New American ^ | 28 November 2016 | Selwyn Duke
    A team of researchers just proposed that alternate universes exist and influence each other, and this just may be true. Because the media appear to exist in one of them and, unfortunately, influence our universe. Just consider the latest media contortion. When President-elect Donald Trump claims he would have won the popular vote had it not been for illegal voting, he’s not only branded a loon and a liar, but the media also insist there’s no “documented proof” of widespead electoral fraud. When Hillary Clinton joins in the Jill Stein inspired recount in Wisconsin — even though her campaign and...
  • The Truth will always out

    11/29/2016 1:24:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Judi McLeod
    "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" Generations of little kids embarking upon practicing deceit were warned by mothers catching them out and admonished, “The truth will out”. “The truth always comes out in the wash,” as my own Mother used to put it. In the generation of the present day the truth has become more illusive than ever.
  • Trump has already defeated the news media. And it’s unclear what we can do about it.

    11/29/2016 11:45:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's The Plum Line ^ | November 28, 2016 | Paul Waldman
    Donald Trump is either a mad genius who has cracked the media code in a way no politician before him was able to do, or he’s a kind of political Mr. Magoo, stumbling randomly about yet achieving one success after another. We may never know which it is. But if we’re going to maintain our democracy, we have to figure out how to deal with the way Trump successfully manipulates the media. Perhaps, as some have suggested, Trump tweeted his ridiculous lie about millions of fraudulent votes on Sunday in order to distract people from this lengthy investigation in the...
  • Trump Unleashes Renewed Tweet Storm Blasting "Pathetic" Media

    11/29/2016 10:58:05 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/29/2016
    Overnight Trump launched another tweet storm aimed at the "biased, pathetic" media.  And, with the mainstream media pumping out ridiculously "biased" headlines like this one below, they kind of earned it. Perhaps the Washington Post needs to be reminded that Jill Stein is "forcing recounts" in WI, PA and MI even though she herself has admitted she has not a shred of voter fraud evidence. Dr. Jill Stein: At this point, there is no evidence of fraud at the ballot box https://t.co/kmTJr2r9XX https://t.co/WgtiXav4WX— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 29, 2016  But a lack of evidence didn't stop her from throwing around...
  • The South Is On Fire And National Media Couldn’t Care Less

    11/29/2016 10:01:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Davis
    Ravaged by months of drought, huge swaths of the southeast United States are on fire, but you wouldn’t know it judging by national media coverage.A total of six states in the southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) are currently suffering from “exceptional drought,” a category reserved for the most severe drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The majority of land in four states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are facing “extreme drought,” the second most severe level.(snip)But because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count...
  • Trump's Direct Communication to Public Irks Major Media [semi-satire]

    11/29/2016 9:22:43 AM PST · by John Semmens · 13 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Nov 2016 | John Semmens
    Since winning the election, president-elect Donald Trump has broadcast a couple of brief messages directly to the general public over the Internet on his Facebook page. These communications have been denounced by some media talking heads. Katy Tur of MSNBC called this "a disturbing end-run around the critical filter provided by professional journalists. It allows Trump to put his own 'spin' on the message and transmit it to voters before it has been vetted by those of us whose job it is to act as intermediaries." That Trump would seek a more direct path to communicate with Americans was probably...
  • How Donald Trump Has Cut Around Corporate Media to Reach Millions Directly Online

    11/29/2016 9:10:32 AM PST · by detective · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Nov 2016 | Matthew Boyle
    Shortened title. Full title: Exclusive — Under the Hood: How Donald Trump Has Cut Around Corporate Media to Reach Millions Directly Online One of the major successes of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his ability to cut around a dying corporate media industry to speak directly to voters. There may be no better way to tell the story of Trump’s success than to pull up the hood on his social media operation and look at the raw analytics.
  • Why Kellyanne Conway hates Mitt Romney

    11/29/2016 9:00:07 AM PST · by detective · 89 replies
    Kellyanne Conway made one thing very clear in her Sunday interview with “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd: She’s not a fan of Mitt Romney. Like, at all. Here’s how she responded to Todd’s question about her feelings about the 2012 Republican presidential nominee: People feel betrayed to think that Governor Romney, who went out of his way to question the character and the intellect and the integrity of Donald Trump, now our president-elect, would be given the most significant Cabinet post of all, secretary of state. And that is a decision that only one man can make, President-elect Donald...
  • Trump puts a BEATDOWN on CNN..."DO YOUR JOB!"

    11/28/2016 7:27:47 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/28/16 | President Elect Donald J Trump
    Finally someone has the courage to stand up to our heavily biased and bought for media! Here's to President Trump for keeping it real and not taking crap from anyone!!   https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/803422200594309120   and   https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/803421742815412224  
  • Naked and proud: Media tripling down on blatant anti-Trump sentiment

    11/28/2016 10:31:23 AM PST · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Hill, the ^ | 23 November 2016 | Joe Concha
    Before we head home for what will undoubtedly be a raucous holiday weekend of conversation, let's first look back at last two weeks since the unlikely election on Donald Trump from a media perspective. Later in the morning after the Republican was officially declared the winner, we started hearing from various voices in the industry about a need for self-education to glean what lessons were learned. The introspection was a necessary one, after all, only because by all accounts the media — broadcast, print, online and otherwise — got failing grades for its performance. It was an election season where...
  • WaPo Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

    11/28/2016 10:16:57 AM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 26 November 2016 | Ben Norton, Glenn Greenwald
    The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” — cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot, which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.” The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing...
  • Washington Post Thoroughly Discredits Itself With McCarthy-Style Smear Campaign Against (trunc)

    11/28/2016 10:12:51 AM PST · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Mish Talk ^ | Mike “Mish” Shedlock
    The Washington Post stepped well over the line of questionable reporting today, venturing deep into a McCarthy-style smear campaign against hundreds of allegedly “fake news” sites accused of being under control of, or influenced by Russia. Ironically, the Washington Post headline, Russian Propaganda Effort Helped Spread ‘Fake News’ During Election, Experts Say reads like it a “fake news” supermarket tabloid. The article, written By Craig Timberg, is even worse. It cites anonymous researchers, who propose a Russian fake news team may have delivered the election to Donald Trump. The article asks Could better Internet security have prevented Trump’s win?. The...
  • WaPo: Useful-Idiot Shills for a Failed, Frantic Status Quo That Has Lost Control of the Narrative

    11/28/2016 10:08:56 AM PST · by Lorianne · 6 replies
    Of Two Minds ^ | 26 November 2016 | Charles Hugh Smith
    Don't you think it fair and reasonable that anyone accusing me of being a shill for Russian propaganda ought to read my ten books in their entirety and identify the sections that support their slanderous accusation? I was amused to find my site listed on the now-infamous list of purportedly Russian-controlled propaganda sites cited by The Washington Post. I find it amusing because I invite anyone to search my 3,600-page archive of published material over the past decade (which includes some guest posts and poems) and identify a single pro-Russia or pro-Russian foreign policy entry. If anything, my perspective is...
  • WaPo Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist (truc)

    11/28/2016 10:05:17 AM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Intercept, the ^ | 26 November 2016 | Ben Norton, Glenn Greenwald
    The Washington Post on Thursday night promoted the claims of a new, shadowy organization that smears dozens of U.S. news sites that are critical of U.S. foreign policy as being “routine peddlers of Russian propaganda.” The article by reporter Craig Timberg — headlined “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say” — cites a report by an anonymous website calling itself PropOrNot, which claims that millions of Americans have been deceived this year in a massive Russian “misinformation campaign.” The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing...
  • Reuters: Cubans now terrified because Fidel is no longer around to protect

    11/28/2016 6:40:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/28/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Alternate realities I hope you’re already aware that Fidel Castro was an evil, despotic mass murderer. Because you’d never know it from reading the media’s post-mortem tributes to this tyrannical monster since his death on Saturday. A man of the people, they tell us. A true revolutionary. The man who gave hope to his people, who now teeter on the edge of despair with their hero gone. Yeah. Tell that to the millions he brutalized, imprisoned and murdered. Tell it to those who lost their lives trying desperately to get to the United States in rickety boats because even being...
  • Hypocrite Megyn Kelly: 'I Have No Political Ideology. I'm A Soulless Lawyer At Heart'

    11/27/2016 11:32:05 PM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 64 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Michael van der Galien
    Sure, Megyn: "I am not an ideologue. I always laugh because when I was coming up the ranks at Fox News, the left thought I was always in the tank for the Republicans because they always see you through a certain prism. And then during this year of Donald Trump, now the right thinks I’m in the tank for the Never Trumpers or the liberals. But the truth is, I’m not in the tank, I’m not swimming in the tank at all. I’m off to the side of the tank. I don’t even have my bathing suit on. I’m just...
  • Brian Williams: Cubans Would Rather Have Donkey Carts for Transportation

    11/26/2016 6:54:06 PM PST · by bkopto · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/26/2016 | Trent Baker
    “It’s still one of those nations where you see donkey carts alongside cars, trucks and buses in downtown Havana because that’s exactly what they’d rather have for transportation,” Williams stated Saturday.
  • Speculation Invited: What if Liberals had NOT believed, pre-Election, that it was In The Bag?

    11/26/2016 7:46:30 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 35 replies
    (vanity) | 11/26/2016 | self
    One unfortunate consequence of 99.9% of Lefties believing Trump had 0.000001% chance of winning is : For us Schadenfreudistas, it delayed all the way up until late on Election Night, those precious "Smell the Desperation" moments. If polls had shown HRH HRC going down to defeat, the ever-more-desperate MSM would surely have concocted veritable multitudes of increasingly bizarre stories to sabotage Trump. I invite anyone to speculate on what those might have looked like. Here are a few off the top of my head: They might have hauled Gunga Dan "Fake But Accurate" Rather out of retirement for a 4-hour...
  • More Lies From The 'Experts': "Get Trump At All Costs"

    11/26/2016 6:01:09 PM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11-26-2016 | Paul Craig Roberts
    Tyler DurdenNovember 26,2016 Authored by Paul Craig Roberts As flyover America has been suffering economically for many years, these Americans were immune to the oligarchy’s anti-Trump propaganda. However, everyone else in the country was taken in by the propaganda - liberals, progressives, the remnant of the leftwing, and even Patrick Martin of the World Socialist Web Site who normally writes intelligent commentary. Like Green candidate Jill Stein, Patrick Martin wants a vote recount that could be manipulated to put Hillary in the White House. Apparently, Martin is unfamiliar with Hillary and her record of war crimes. Instead of expressing relief...
  • Washington Post Names Drudge, Zero Hedge, & Ron Paul As (trunc)

    11/26/2016 3:58:29 PM PST · by Lorianne · 55 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 25 November 2016 | Tyler Durden
    The desperate flailing of a mainstream-media struggling through the five stages of grief continues as no lesser unbiased foundation of the fourth estate than The Washington Post pushes ahead with its "fake news, blame the Russians" narrative for why their candidate failed so miserably. Citing "two teams of independent researchers" (who surely have a substantial libel litigation provision) who found "Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery... echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal," the Jeff Bezos-owned website names Drudge, Zero Hedge, and The Ron Paul Institute and countless other outlets among the "useful...
  • No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See

    11/26/2016 11:52:29 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 32 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 25, 2016 | By Mathew Ingram
    One of the themes that has emerged during the controversy over “fake news” and its role in the election of Donald Trump is the idea that Russian agents of various kinds helped hack the process by fueling this barrage of false news. But is that really true? In a recent story, the Washington Post says that this is definitely the case, based on information provided by two groups of what the paper calls “independent researchers.” But the case starts to come apart at the seams the more you look at it. One group is associated with the Foreign Policy Research...
  • America’s Students Are Morons Who Can’t Distinguish Real News From ‘Fake News’

    11/26/2016 9:27:30 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 11/25/2016 | Eric Owens
    Shockingly large numbers of America’s middle school, high school and even college students are stunningly unable to process the media information that sloshes over them on a daily basis, according to a study released this week by Stanford University’s History Education Group.