Skip to comments.HOW ‘THE STORM’ BECAME THE BIGGEST FAKE NEWS STORY OF 2018
Posted on 02/15/2018 11:17:43 AM PST by MNDude
Wild conspiracy theories have a way of seeping into public discourse these days, thanks in part to the divided nature of U.S. politics, the growth of websites that actively promote them, such as InfoWars, and the capacity for fake news to spread virally on social media without any fact-checking or oversight.
In late October, just days before a different InfoWars-inflated conspiracyabout anti-fascist protesters plotting a civil warwas about to fizzle, a user identified as Q on the imageboard website 4chan started posting vague, portentous messages related to an approaching storm. The user claimed to be a high-level government operative, and the folks on /pol/, a subsection of 4chan with a history of spreading fake news, took noticewith some even believing it was President Donald Trump himself who was posting the messages on 4chan and on a similar website, 8chan. The Q internet posts began appearing three weeks after Trumps cryptic remark about the storm. The anonymous user would ask questions referring to the idea that Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama and George Soros could potentially be arrested or detained, and would make random claims such as: This has nothing to do with Russia (yet), apparently referring to his own internet writings. People started cobbling together the posts and reporting them to one another as clues in what they saw as a larger puzzle. One phrase that gets bandied about a lot on #Qanon threads is Follow the white rabbit, referring to the turn of phrase used in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and the 1999 film The Matrix, which has been mined for allusions by Trump supporters since he launched his campaign back in 2015.
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Newsweek. Are they still a dollar?
2018 just started. What’s the Rush?
I know what everyone is wondering:
Newsweek is still in business?
Must be losing viewers/subscribers.
I believe Q is trying get all of this out there to the widest possible audience so that people can be mentally prepared when the stuff hits the fan. It will be unbelievable stuff, but if you’ve been following Q, your mind will be more receptive to the truth of it all.
So, Newsweak is doing Q a favor by spreading the word and giving this visibility.
Newsweak is one of the biggest fake news outlet of them. All and and everything they report is to be taken with a grain of salt or ignored.
Get your asbestos suit on. You will be flamed.
Q must be over the target. Odd thing is that many people, most probably, have never heard of Q.
The lefty media is on it now.
I thought they fired everyone and went under?
Anyway, if they didn't, they should.
This article should please the nattering nabobs of negativity on this site.
Newsweek calls Q a fake.
Newsweek calls Clinton honest.
When Newsweak does a hit piece, they are worried.
didn’t the Koch Bros just buy them??
It makes you wonder if Q had struck a cord. Otherwise, there would be no comments from rags like Newsweek. Remember, the left started the “Fake News” mantra to begin with and Trump managed to hijack it from them, thereby nullifying it...IMO.
Q reminds me of the oldest Clinton trick of them all:
When you are caught with your hand in the cookie jar, start a rumor that you also stole the cutlery. When your enemies predictably get all excited and put you through the metal detector but it doesn’t go off, claim vindication and walk out with your pocket full of cookies and crumbs all over your face.
Newsweek = Fake News
Seeing this story in Newsweak confirms that Q is real and the Storm is here.