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Apr 30 09:56

Mike Huckabee Fires Back at WHCD Insults of Sarah Sanders – A Father’s Fury!

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee watched as his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, was viciously attacked and insulted by so-called “comedian” Michelle Wolf at the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday in Washington, D.C.

Wolf, who also made jokes about abortion, insulted Sanders in the most personal way and was obsessed with Sanders’ appearance. Mike Huckabee did what any father would do and got angry after Wolf insulted his talented daughter from a few feet away.

As Huckabee furiously Tweeted, “The WHCD was supposed to celebrate the 1st Amendment. Instead they celebrated bullying, vulgarity, and hate. They got all dressed up so they would look nicer when they had a hired gun savagely attack their guests. Do they really wonder why America has no respect for them? Sad!”

Apr 29 09:58

Empowered Feminist Tells Edgy Vagina Jokes At White House Correspondents Dinner

Debbie Wasserman Schultz impersonator Michelle Wolf lampooned President Trump, also known as "small-hands McDrumpf," Saturday night during what many are calling the greatest White House Correspondents Dinner of all time!

Wolf told jokes about her vag, abortions, p*ssies, Drumpf, Russia and Nazis!

Apr 29 09:56

Are Palestinian Journalists Being Censored by Murder?

On April 25, Ahmad Abu Hussein became the second Palestinian journalist Israeli snipers shot to death while covering the Great March of Return demonstrations, a series of weekly, massive Palestinian demonstrations demanding the right to return to their lands. Abu Hussein was 24 years old. Just days before, Israeli live ammunition killed 30-year-old Yasser Mourtaja. Like Abu Hussein, he was wearing a large, bright “Press” jacket that made clear he was a reporter.

The organization Reporters Sans Frontieres asserts that the Israeli Occupying Forces’ targeting of journalists is deliberate and systemic. This would be in direct violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2222 (2015), which states: “impunity for crimes committed against journalists, media professionals and associated personnel in armed conflict remains a significant challenge to their protection and that ensuring accountability for crimes committed against them is a key element in preventing future attacks.”

Apr 29 09:52

European Union Advocates For Soros-Funded ‘Independent Fact Checkers’ to Combat ‘Fake News’

The European Commission has proposed new measures to tackle disinformation and so-called ‘fake news’ online, including an EU-wide code of practice on disinformation and support for an “independent fact-checking network.”

The EU Commission announced the new proposal earlier this week, arguing that the new measures would “stimulate quality journalism and promote media literacy,” according to a press release published on the Commission’s website.

“The weaponisation of online fake news and disinformation poses a serious security threat to our societies. The subversion of trusted channels to peddle pernicious and divisive content requires a clear-eyed response based on increased transparency, traceability and accountability,” Commissioner for the Security Union Sir Julian King said.

Apr 29 09:12

CNN Rewarded Obama Official With Contract After Leaking Dossier To Tapper, Report Says

On Friday, a newly-declassified congressional report on Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. elections revealed that Obama's Director of National Intelligence (DNI) leaked information about the infamous anti-Trump dossier to CNN's Jake Tapper, lied about it to Congress, and then was rewarded with a contract at CNN a few months later.

Apr 29 09:02

Busted! Mainstream Media's Witch Hunt on 'Russian Bots' Over Skripal Case

According to the latest Whitehall analysis by British civil servants, covered by The Guardian, Russia-based accounts have increased their propaganda activities up to 4,000 percent since the alleged poisoning attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK.

“One bot, @Ian56789, was sending 100 posts a day during a 12-day period starting from April 7, and reached 23 million users, before the account was suspended. […] Another, @Partisangirl, reached 61 million users with 2,300 posts over the same 12-day period,” The Guardian wrote.

It appears, those people are not Russians at all, and The Guardian labeled them as “bots” incorrectly: the first “Kremlin-inspired” user, mentioned in the government report, @Ian56789, turned out to be a British citizen, who agreed to make an appearance on Sky News via Skype to dispel the myths that he’s a “Russian troll.”

Apr 29 09:01

State sponsor of terrorism

Russophobia is now so rampant in the west's political media elite, it has become an absurd caricature. US Senator Cory Gardner has called for Russia to be labelled a state sponsor of terrorism. His argument (if such it can be called) is based on falsehoods, irrelevancies and blatantly absurd disinformation.

Gardner claims that the State Department should make the designation because Russia invaded Georgia and the Ukraine. (It didn't. And invading another country is not terrorism. However, a country much closer to Senator Gardner does have a history of invading other countries - care to hazard a guess?) Gardner also cites Russia's support for Syria. (This is true. But Russia is in Syria legally, fighting against terrorists - terrorists who are supported by the US, the United Kingdom, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Israel, France and others. Indeed, the US has thousands of troops in Syria illegally and has repeatedly bombed the country and killed Syrian civilians and soldiers.)

Apr 29 09:00

Russian bots and disinformation

Russian bots are spreading disinformation, according to the government. The Guardian's Heather Stewart provides an analysis, which purportedly shows how Russian bots are spreading propaganda in the wake of the Skripal and Douma alleged chemical weapons attacks.

Apr 29 08:42

The Silence Of The Skripals - Government Blocks Press Reports - Media Change The Record

Now the former British ambassador Craig Murray quotes Clive Ponting, another former senior civil servant, who suspects that the British government issued a D-Notice. Such a notice forbids British media to report on an issue. Murray also points to a tweet by Channel 4 correspondent Alex Thomson from March 12 in which Thomsen mentions a D-Notice specifically related to Mr. Skripal's MI6 handler:

Apr 29 08:35

Tucker Carlson, Is Youtube limiting Conservatives?

Apr 28 15:41

Syria – A Case Study in Propaganda

By Chris Kanthan

Dear diary, many of my colleagues are unhappy about the recent events in Syria. They are unhappy that Assad is still in power. However, I see the metaphorical glass as being half full. In a recent poll, 58% of Americans support the bombing of Syria and 19% have “no opinion.” This is wonderful news, since it shows how the vast majority of people are easily manipulated and are simply apathetic. In a democracy, the most important but least understood tool is propaganda. Let me share with you the fundamentals of a successful propaganda campaign.

Here are the five rules of public relations a.k.a propaganda...

Apr 28 06:51

MAINSTREAM MEDIA – LOSING THE INFORMATIONAL WAR

Adam Parsons, Business Correspondent for Sky News complains that the profession of journalism has never faced greater scrutiny. He blames first of all “fake news”. “It’s an expression that started life as a principled investigation into websites that peddled lies dressed up as the truths and was then appropriated by the President to pour contempt on reporters and facts he didn’t like,” laments Parsons, whilst forgetting just how many years fake news (or misinformation, disinformation or propaganda) has been propelled by his ‘Fleet Street’ colleagues.

Apr 27 12:52

Popular Mechanics Weighs In: What Happens to a Cruise Missile Captured by the Russians

A fate worse than death awaits military hardware recovered intact on the battlefield.

The debris shown is far from conclusive evidence, so we can't take Rudskoy's claim at face value. But for the sake of argument, let’s assume the Russians did capture significant parts of a long-range cruise missile including Tomahawks. What could its engineers do with the remains?

Reverse Engineering
Any missile fired at an enemy is, by definition, considered expendable and designed to not reveal too many secrets if it malfunctions and lands intact. But there are some pieces of hardware within a modern missile that a clever enemy could exploit.

Apr 27 09:58

MSBC's Joy Reid's 'experts' drop claim that the Internet Archive was hacked to make her look bad

The Joy Reid “hacking” saga has taken another weird turn.

Apr 27 09:32

Congresswoman Won't Let Mark Zuckerberg WEASAL His Way Out Of Her Question About Tracking People!

Apr 27 09:32

Ted Cruz GOES OFF On Mark Zuckerberg For Censoring Conservative Media On Facebook

Apr 27 07:45

BEXALERT!: Israel: Iran Has More Than 80,000 Fighters in Syria

I posted this one as science fiction. They get caught passing off an airport in Tehran as an Iranian airbase in Syria and now this.

The Times of Israel reports: Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations on Thursday presented an aerial photograph of an alleged Iranian base outside Damascus that he said Tehran was using to bring in and train tens of thousands of fighters for the militias it backs in Syria.

observers.france24.com/en/20180419-idf-israel-syria-iran-airport-photo-debunked

Apr 26 14:54

Joy Reid’s Hacking Claims Look Increasingly Unlikely

Joy Reid claims a recent batch of screenshots appearing to show homophobic statements on her now-defunct blog are “fraudulent” and the result of a cyberattack.

However, several aspects of the cyberattack claim seem highly questionable.

The host of MSNBC’s “AM Joy” came under fire this week after a Twitter user shared screenshots of anti-LGBTQ content Reid had seemingly written between 2005 and 2009 for her old blog, The Reid Report.

Reid apologized in December for writing homophobic posts about former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (D) between 2007 and 2009 after Twitter user @Jamie_Maz shared screenshots of the posts.

Last week, @Jamie_Maz tweeted dozens more screenshots, also allegedly from Reid’s old blog, that included statements such as “most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing” and “adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types.”

Apr 26 13:35

BBC withdraws Human Planet from streaming services after admitting it faked scene of tribesman harpooning a whale

The BBC has withdrawn Human Planet from distribution after finding a second editorial breach in the programme.

Earlier this month, the corporation admitted that a scene from the 2011 documentary showing tribal people living in treehouses had been faked by the programme's makers.

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Now the BBC has said it has discovered a second breach.

In the first episode, an Indonesian hunter was shown supposedly harpooning a whale - but it has now emerged that the BBC 'does not consider that the portrayal of his role is accurate'.

Apr 26 10:09

An Iranian air base inside Syria? No - Israeli media use wrong photo

Several Israeli news sites published a satellite photograph on Tuesday April 17 that they said showed an Iranian military airfield inside Syria. But in fact the photograph showed Mehrabad International Airport in the Iranian capital Tehran.

The Jerusalem Post published a satellite photograph with a caption saying it showed proof of Iranian military involvement in Syria. It said the photograph was one of three released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) spokesman’s unit Tuesday morning.

Apr 26 09:04

‘Youtube’ removes video tribute to Yaser Murtaja and other Gaza victims as ‘sensational’ incitement

Image of Yaser Murtaja after he was shot April 6, 2018, at the Gaza fence, from video by Sana Kassem posted by Norman Finkelstein.
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Check out this stirring anthem to freedom in Gaza. It begins with a Palestinian child saying “We shall overcome” and an image of Martin Luther King Jr. and then in many still pictures of the “Great March of Return” conveys the strength of the unarmed resistance to the blockade–including the killing of Yaser Murtaja, the Palestinian journalist who was one of six Palestinian journalists shot by Israeli snipers on April 6.

The imagery is by Sana Kassem, and the video was posted by Norman Finkelstein yesterday on youtube. The song is “Wings to Fly,” by Susan Boyle. The copy accompanying the video was simply: “A video dedicated to the people of Gaza as they struggle to break out of Israel’s infernal prison.”

Then Youtube took it down today, Finkelstein says, and he and Kassem have posted it now on Vimeo.

Apr 26 05:24

Buzzfeed Forced To Reverse Course After Attacking Scott Adams

In the wake of the world famous rapper Kanye West Tweeting in support of Candace Owens and Scott Adams, the leftist media has attacked all three of them. The most vicious attacks have been after Scott Adams, who is most known for creating the “Dilbert” comic strip.

Apr 25 14:45

Leftist NGO Says 'Hate Speech' Targeting Journalists On The Rise

Criticizing journalists is now "hate speech," so says the leftist NGO Reporters Without Borders.

Apr 25 14:30

MSBC's Joy Reid's old tweets about 'rentboys' and 'grimey closet-cases' re-emerge

days after the MSNBC host denied writing homophobic blog comments appearing under her name

Apr 25 10:29

Facebook hosted stolen Social Security numbers for years: report

Facebook hosted data posted by cyber criminals including stolen identities and Social Security numbers for years, according to Motherboard.

The outlet, a subsidiary of Vice Media, was able to find such data through a Google search that revealed a number of public posts on Facebook containing sensitive personal information.

Motherboard successfully verified some of the identities and Social Security numbers posted on Facebook, some of which had been on Facebook since 2014.

Apr 25 10:05

Rod Rosenstein Eyeing Exit from DOJ; Mulling Job Offers from Network TV News and Law Firms

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is mulling job offers from at least one mainstream media network television news team and two law firms who would hire the embattled public servant as a partner, according to sources in the Justice Department.

The problem is Rosenstein still employed by the Justice Department.

Perhaps not for long.

But he might be looking for a way to parachute out before he is fired by President Trump. Or have a landing pad in case he is fired.

Apr 25 09:37

Seriously? Facebook Says “Kill Trump, Hang Him, Hunt Him” Page Does Not Violate Community Standards

Facebook has cut off traffic to all the top conservative and Trump-supporting websites.

But at the same time Facebook allows hateful pages calling for President Trump’s assassination.

Facebook administrators recently decided the “Kill Trump, Hang Him, Hunt Him” page did not violate community standards.

Apr 25 09:28

CONFIRMED: Google engineer pressured company to delete conservative websites and videos in order to help destroy Trump

For months conservative and right-leaning websites have been complaining that all the social media giants — Google, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter — have been downgrading, banning, or otherwise censoring their content.

For just as long the social media behemoths have been denying it’s happening, despite research and evidence that says otherwise.

Now, a class-action lawsuit filed by former Google employee James Damore claims that a senior engineer at the company pressured officials to sabotage President Donald J. Trump’s Android phone.

Altman, according to evidence provided in the suit, implores the tech giant to use the “full economic force [of] Google for good” by, in part, deleting the Gmail accounts of the president, his administration, and their aides for “abuse.”

Apr 25 09:15

MSM IS FRANTICALLY ATTACKING DISSENTING SYRIA NARRATIVES, AND IT LOOKS REALLY BAD

I write a lot about how, in a political environment that is saturated in disinformation and propaganda, it’s important to ignore people’s words and watch their actions instead to get a clear picture of what’s really happening. You could not ask for a better illustration of this than the recent behavior of the mass media with regard to Syria.

The always excellent Moon of Alabama put out a piece yesterday detailing the immense deluge of attack editorials disguised as information that have been churned out recently about anyone who questions the establishment Syria narrative, including a single day in which no less than seven smear pieces were issued by prominent publications. Seven. In one day.

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The following is a very interesting window on which companies own what in terms of presstitute media:

Who Wons CNN/NBC/MSN/FOX: SOME FACTS.

The article goes on to state:

"GENERAL ELECTRIC --(donated 1.1 million to GW Bush for his 2000 election campaign)

Television Holdings:
* NBC: includes 13 stations, 28% of US households.
* NBC Network News: The Today Show, Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Meet the Press, Dateline NBC, NBC News at Sunrise.
* CNBC business television; MSNBC 24-hour cable and Internet news service (co-owned by NBC and Microsoft); Court TV (co-owned with Time Warner), Bravo (50%), A&E (25%), History Channel (25%).
The "MS" in MSNBC
means microsoft
The same Microsoft that donated 2.4 million to get GW bush elected.

Other Holdings:
* GE Consumer Electronics.
* GE Power Systems: produces turbines for nuclear reactors and power plants.
* GE Plastics: produces military hardware and nuclear power equipment.
* GE Transportation Systems: runs diesel and electric trains. "

GE is part and parcel of the Unhinged, Surveilled States of Amerika's military industrial complex; therefore, any narrative regarding the reality that the US has NOT been invited to get rid of the Western-sponsored, trained, and funded Jihadis, but Russia has, will be squashed like a bug.

GE wants to see more and more wars against Syria, Russia, China, and Iran and whoever is on the Deep State (and Israel's) "To Regime Change" lists, and those lists are massive.

This is ultimately about who controls the oil in the Middle East, and in what monetary denominations that oil will be sold.

GE is right now in a massive management shakeup, due to lousy performance How GE went from American Icon to Astonishing Mess, and are desperate for something - ANYTHING - to get them out of it. Things are so bad, in fact, that it would be ridiculous for them not to want a war, to turn their flagging fortunes around.

But such a war comes at potentially great geopolitical, military, and fiscal risk to the Unhinged, Surveilled, States of America.

A further US military incursion into Syria will, undoubtedly, bring a military reaction from Russia, and this is where things could get...awkward and ugly in a heartbeat.

We are already hearing the Israeli government making noises, threatening Russia not to use its S-300 or S-400 Defensive system against their missile attacks in Syria, and insists that it will continue attacking Syria.

IF Israel attacks again, and is soundly trounced by these Russian defensive systems, you can almost bet Israel will be crying to the US government that they are being "unfairly attacked", and that the US has to back them up, millitarily, in Syria.

I would like to politely suggest to the Trump administration to not do this; our military doesn't have the troop strength, the weaponry, the manufacturing or the money to insure a positive outcome to a conventional war against Russia in Syria; and those are just the facts.

Corporations like GE or Microsoft do not care that the costs of such attacks will be primarily borne in blood and money by the US; they only care about their profit margins, and the leadership of both companies have had their consciences collectively surgically removed.

Apr 25 08:58

Facebook Shares Sink On Report Cyber Criminals Are Hawking Stolen Identities On Its Platform

Anybody who watched Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's tedious multiday testimony before Congress earlier this month might recall a particularly heated segment during the second day of hearings where one Congressman harangued Zuckerberg about illegal opioids being openly sold on Facebook's platform.

At the time, Zuckerberg promised the lawmaker that Facebook would remove the offending posts down as soon as they were flagged. But he was unable to offer a definitive promise that Facebook would be able to stamp out drug dealing on its platform entirely - though he added that the company's AI tools for filtering posts that violate its terms of service are constantly improving, and that the company was in the process of hiring thousands of employees who would help screen content.

But apparently, the opioid sales were only the tip of the iceberg.

Apr 25 08:49

'Everyone is tired of MSM': A London encounter that showed why RT's work matters

As we were getting the bill, the manager came up and asked whether I was from Russia. I said ‘Yes.’ Then, apropos of nothing, she said how much she loved and appreciated RT.

Wait, what?

At first I was a bit taken aback. Was someone eavesdropping on my private night out? Had I even mentioned RT over dinner? My friend certainly knows what I do and where I work, which is why – in the context of our chat – even if we had discussed what I’d been up to work-wise, there would have been little need for me to mention my employer by name.

I asked the lady, just to clarify, whether she was referring to something my friend and I had said about RT that evening. It was her turn to be surprised. No, she said, she just made the association with me being Russian and RT being a channel from Russia.

So, I decided to tell her who I was. What came next surprised all the more. In my friend’s words, she'd "never seen someone being fan-girled like this."

Apr 25 08:31

Fox News Continues to Dominate Cable News Ratings, Hannity on Top

Sean Hannity won’t be beaten that easily.

After weeks of scandal, it looks like the Fox News anchor most closely connected with President Trump isn’t having his ratings affected by the negative media coverage.

Just two weeks ago, we learned that Hannity was the third client of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. This led to a lot of gossipy speculation that, because Cohen has been hired as a fixer in scandalous cases involving marital infidelity, perhaps Hannity was paying hush money to a mistress. These rumors were found to be untrue, and Fox News issued a statement of support for Hannity. However, that didn’t stop some of Hannity’s colleagues from chastising the host, saying he was trying to have it both ways by asking Cohen for legal advice and maintaining he was never an official client.

Apr 25 08:17

Russia to Hold Briefing With Staged Douma Attack Witnesses Thursday - Official

Russia will hold a briefing at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on Thursday, at which people who witnessed the process of staging the recent chemical incident in the Syrian town of Douma will be present, a spokesperson of Russia's Permanent Representation to the OPCW told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Earlier in the month, an 11-year-old Syrian boy named Hassan Diab and his father told the Rossiya 24 TV channel that children got food for featuring in a video that allegedly showed the outcome of what was being considered a chemical attack in Duma. On Sunday, Alexander Shulgin, Russia's permanent representative to the OPCW, said that he would do his utmost to organize the boy's visit to the OPCW so that he could to testify about the staged nature of the incident.

Apr 25 08:05

Al Jazeera denies it canceled US Israel lobby film

Al Jazeera has denied a claim it has canceled the broadcast of an undercover investigation into the US Israel lobby.

The Qatar-funded network also rejected as “abhorrent” accusations that the film is anti-Semitic.

The statement came last week, after the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) asserted that its president Morton Klein had convinced the Qatari ruler Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani to cancel the film.

The network said in a statement that it “totally refutes false claims” by Klein “that Al Jazeera was compelled to ‘cancel’ a yet to be broadcast investigation into the activities of pro-Israel advocacy groups in the United States.”

The ZOA boasted that due to the efforts of Klein, Qatar agreed to cancel the “viciously anti-Semitic” Al Jazeera film on the “American Jewish lobby.”

Apr 25 08:03

OPCW Finds No Chemical Weapons at Syrian Facilities Bombed by US - Russian MoD

Last week, the fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in the Damascus suburb of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack.

Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy has announced that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had confirmed that there were no chemical weapons found at the Barzeh research center in Damascus despite the US officials' claims.

The official further noted that thousands of people could have died if there was any chemical weapon on the sites that were attacked by the US-led coalition.

"Immediately after the attacks, many people who worked at these destroyed facilities and just bystanders without any protective equipment visited them. None of them got poisoned with toxic agents," Rudskoy said.

Apr 25 06:02

John Oliver Runs Ad On Hannity To Try And Save The Iran Nuclear Deal

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Since we know that Sean Hannity is considered Donald Trump’s unofficial chief of staff, what better way to get a message to the Viewer in Chief than to run an ad? After all, it’s unlikely Oliver would get actual air time on Hannity. And even if he could get on the show, host Sean Hannity would almost certainly spend the time trying to bully, badger and belittle Oliver.

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Apr 24 12:14

Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More

Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More
GREGORY SHUPAK

Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More
Atlantic: A Reckoning Will Come in Syria

And by “reckoning,” the Atlantic (4/14/18) appeared to mean “a war with Russia and its allies.”

Corporate media outlets were glad that the US, France and Britain bombed Syria in violation of international law (FAIR.org, 4/18/18), but lamented what they see as a dearth of US violence in the country.

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It is never the children of the monied elite presstitutes and warmongers whose kids will get killed, or maimed for life, in such wars; they always want it to be... other people's children, getting killed or maimed for life to preserve the US's economic, and geopolitical hegemony.

Israel wants Syria balkanized and Tehran regime changed; of course, only at the costs of American or Saudi blood and money; and whatever Israel wants, the editors of our non-esteemed manure spreaders, like the Washington Compost, want Israel to have, and want to make sure that the American people swallow such codswallop whole, and unquestioningly.

Americans can no longer tolerate our government doing this, because of the huge costs, geopolitically, and financially of enabling Israel toward its stated end of complete domination of the Middle East, and its oil.

In fact, the following article, states this quite clearly:

As Israel becomes a political liability it is time to challenge its enablers

Apr 24 11:07

Jewish guilt is the discourse of the goyim

For quite some time the British have accepted that British-Jewish organisations have hijacked the political discourse. As has happened in other Western countries, the British political establishment has engaged is a relentless rant against anti-Semitsm. Sometime the focus drifts for a day or two. An alleged “Russian nerve agent attack” provided a 48-hour pause. Occasionally we bomb Arabs in the name of “humanitarian intervention” only to realise a day or two later that we have, once again, followed a premeditated foreign agenda. But, somehow, we always return to the anti-Semitsm debate, as if our media and politicians are a herd of flies gravitating to a pile of poop...>>

Apr 24 10:41

Ex-Facebook Executive: "You Don't Realize It But You Are Being Programmed"

Several months ago, one of the early pioneers of Facebook and its first President Sean Parker, voiced his regret regarding helping create social media in the form we know it today, saying:

“I don’t know if I really understood the consequences of what I was saying, because of the unintended consequences of a network when it grows to a billion or 2 billion people and it literally changes your relationship with society, with each other,”…

”God only knows what it’s doing to our children’s brains.”

Parker says the social networking site exploits human psychological vulnerabilities through a validation feedback loop that gets people to constantly post to get even more likes and comments.

“It’s exactly the kind of thing that a hacker like myself would come up with, because you’re exploiting a vulnerability in human psychology,” he said.

Apr 24 10:22

Putin Was There: The Day Britain’s Lights Finally Went Out!

Since just before the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia I’ve been a media analyst focused on the most widespread and belligerent propaganda campaign in the history of the world. Never in human history has there been more control of a singular message. Yes, the Nazis maintained such control over the Third Reich. And it’s true the Chinese Communists under Chairman Mao flipped the light switch of truth on and off alternatively. However, these regimes did not hold a candle to the blistering and blinding brainwashing that our western mainstream media radiates today. What we are witnessing is almost on the level of total mind control, even to the point of herding humanity to its own doom. For those of us who somehow woke up out of the trance, the sheer magnitude of control almost cauterizes the brain.

Apr 24 10:13

CITING FEC'S REFUSAL TO ACT, CREW FILES SUIT AGAINST PAUL RYAN-ALIGNED DARK MONEY GROUP

After nearly six years of stalling by the federal authority that oversees elections, a government ethics watchdog has filed a "historic" lawsuit against a right-wing nonprofit aligned with House Speaker Paul Ryan, alleging that the group has violated campaign finance laws and should be required to register as a political committee, which would mean disclosing its deep-pocketed donors.

"We're committed to open and transparent elections where everyone is following the rules."
—Noah Bookbinder, CREW

With support (pdf) from Ellen L. Weintraub, the sole Democrat on the Federal Election Commission (FEC)—which has neglected to act on a formal complaint filed in 2012—Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) on Monday sued the American Action Network (AAN) to challenge the group's nonprofit status.

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Why am I unsurprised at this?!? The US government is one of the most corrupt on this planet.

Apr 24 10:10

CBS Shamelessly Runs Program on the Inevitable Assassination of Trump

In the episode titled “Day 457,” Lockhart was seen in court defending a close friend named Tully Nelson — played by actor Tim Matheson — who had been arrested and charged after he was at a protest that turned into a violent riot.

While waiting to be called before the judge, Nelson tells Lockhart, “I think I’m f—ed. This guy’s a Trump appointee.”

“Alright, just follow my lead and don’t say anything radical,” Lockhart said.

Nelson replied, “Oh, like, ‘We need to assassinate the president?’”

Apr 24 10:05

Media Support US Violence Against Syria, but Long for More

Corporate media outlets were glad that the US, France and Britain bombed Syria in violation of international law (FAIR.org, 4/18/18), but lamented what they see as a dearth of US violence in the country.

In The Atlantic (4/14/18), Thanassis Cambanis described the war crime as “undoubtedly a good thing,” and called for “sustained attention and investment, of diplomatic, economic and military resources”—though the latter rubbed up against his assessment in the same paragraph that “a major regional war will only make things worse.” Moreover, he described “the most realistic possibility” for the US and its partners in Syria as “an incomplete and possibly destabilizing policy of confrontation [and] containment. But a reckoning can’t be deferred forever.”

Apr 24 10:01

“SENSATIONAL” INCITEMENT VIDEO REMOVED BY YOUTUBE

It is now posted on Vimeo.

Check out this stirring anthem to freedom in Gaza. It begins with a Palestinian child saying “We shall overcome” and an image of Martin Luther King Jr. and then in many still pictures of the “Great March of Return” conveys the strength of the unarmed resistance to the blockade–including the killing of Yaser Murtaja, the Palestinian journalist who was one of six Palestinian journalists shot by Israeli snipers on April 6.

Apr 24 09:49

Cambridge Analytica: Aleksandr Kogan seeks to play down scandal in fake-news inquiry

Cambridge University researcher Aleksandr Kogan, creator of the app that harvested data from the accounts of millions of Facebook users for Cambridge Analytica, is giving evidence to the Commons committee investigating fake news.

Kogan, a social psychologist and academic, told the fake-news inquiry in his written statement that his “work focuses on wellbeing, kindness, and compassion.” He told MPs that in order to study these topics, he and his lab uses a variety of methods “including surveys, behavioral studies, and social media.”

The Cambridge academic told the Commons committee that Facebook handed data over to him for research purposes, which eventually inspired a personality quiz app to compliment the dataset handed over by the social media giant.

Apr 24 07:35

The bottom line in America today

Here it is:

If you want to be a a newscaster or reporter in the US, you better be pro-war in every case and all the time.

The recent CNN attack on Jimmy Dore and other people who question war hysteria…

This is the Third “Red Scare” in the last 100 years…

The first one – after WW I – gave J. Edgar Hoover his career and was used to attack civil rights

The second one – after WW II – gave groups like the CIA extraordinary powers, including war waging power in Vietnam.

The third one – after the bogus “War on Terror” – is on now. The goal now is to keep the military-industrial complex humming along and to shut down anyone who questions why our health care, education, and banking systems are in such bad condition.

Apr 24 03:49

Voter Distrust Of Political News Is At An All-Time High With Good Reason

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey has found that 54% of likely United States voters now say they do not trust the political news they are getting. That’s up from last June’s previous high of 46%. This all comes on the heels of ex-MSNBC pundit exposing the network’s clear “pro-establishment bias.”

Apr 23 18:00

Another person accused of being ‘Russian troll’ by Times newspaper for non-mainstream views

Another day, another troll accusation – Twitter user Citizen Halo has taken to social media to lash out at the MSM after a hit piece suggested that she was not a “Finnish activist,” but actually a Russian troll.

Calling her motives and, apparently, location into question, in an article headlined “Skripal trolls mobilised to spread ‘news’ of bombings,” reporters for the Times queried the legitimacy of a person who could question the accepted narrative on both the Skripal poisoning and the recent strikes on Syria.

“If you read this smear piece of me from the Times, you find the source of false info that us (sic) accused are allegedly ‘Russian trolls’ came from Atlantic Council’s Ben Nimmo. Bellingcat’s Higgins is his collegue (sic),” Citizen Halo said.

Apr 23 17:56

‘I’ve seen the censorship’: Syrian blogger tells RT how she was labeled a ‘Russian bot’ (VIDEO)

Maram Susli, also known as Partisangirl, is a Syrian living in Perth, Australia. If you ask the British government, though, she’s a ‘Russian bot.’ London bases these claims on dodgy numbers from shady sources, Susli tells RT.

“Last time I checked, I’m a real human being,” said Susli. “The British government, they can’t even confirm that I’m not an automaton. How can we believe anything they have to say about the evidence they have for Skripal and Syria’s chemical attacks?”

Apr 23 11:02

CONNECTING THE DOTS OF BIG DATA, SOARING CORPORATE PROFITS, AND TRADE WARS

Here's how I'm connecting the dots of data collection/data mining and the new model for maximizing profitability: the entire model of "capitalism" (maximizing return on capital and labor) has shifted from getting rich making stuff/providing services to distributing/marketing goods and services in a cartel structure.

In this economy, the essential role is played by big data/data mining. Wal-Mart, Amazon, Facebook, Google et al have no interest in where the goods and services are made/generated; the big profits are in the distribution/marketing (i.e. exploiting large data sets) and gathering and selling these large data sets.

Let's stipulate that those corporations whose entire value proposition is manufacturing expertise will continue to extract profits from manufacturing. But this doesn't mean that this manufacturing remains exclusively in the domestic economy, or that Big Data isn't increasingly a core value-generator for manufacturers.

Apr 23 10:50

Tucker Carlson Has Disappeared After Airing Allegation of Syrian False Flag Attack

Since airing his very scathing condemnation of the false flag Syrian chemical attack, in which Carlson makes it clear it was a false flag attack, he has not been heard from. Will he be back on this show on Monday, April 23? Is he fired? Has he just been “talked to”? Carlson has not tweeted since April 12. Is he still alive? The CSS is concerned for the safety of Tucker Carlson. There is one thing we can count on. He definitely got a good scolding for stating that it made no sense for Assad to attack his own people with chemical agents. Will Carlson return tomorrow? You can bet there will be no more talk about false flag events on the Fox News Propaganda channel.

Apr 23 10:01

NBC News backs off fishy statistic about plastic straws from research by 9-year-old boy

NBC News on Sunday backed off a dubious claim that Americans use 1.6 straws a day on average, after critics noted it was based on research from a nine-year-old boy whose methodology never has undergone any significant scrutiny.

NBC tweeted Sunday, “Correction: An earlier version of this article included a debunked statistic that Americans throw away 500M drinking straws a day, or 1.6 a day per person. Previous tweets with the article will be deleted, and an updated tweet will be issued.”

Apr 23 09:55

YouTube troll revealed

Do you ever see crazy comments on YouTube that make no sense and are full of spite?

Believe it not, often it’s someone’s paid job.

These people are called “trolls” and they operate out of “troll farms” where they post rubbish all day to disrupt meaningful conversation.

A Democrat Party, anti-Bernie Sanders troll revealed by Jimmy Dore.

Her name is Sally Albright and she posts pro-Cinton, anti-Bernie tweets all day long under various accounts.

Apr 23 09:48

A Letter to CBC: Your Biased Coverage of the Land Day Massacre

Dear CBC

Re: Your coverage of the Land Day massacre in Gaza

You state that you “are independent of all lobbies and of all political and economic influence.” This might be true regarding the government that pays for your operations and wages but we regret to say it is definitely NOT true with the pro-Israeli lobby. Once again you were influenced by their lobbying and succumbed to their dictates, propaganda and falsehoods, even in regards to the use of specific language.

Let us start with how the CBC has tried to obscure Israel’s premeditated killing of unarmed protesters by instead talking about “clashes” and “confrontations” and “rock throwing”. The lack of accuracy in your CBC News March 30, 2018 report is but one example. The narrator says:

“Israeli forces responded with force against rock throwing Palestinian protesters, at least seven Palestinians have been killed, hundreds more has been wounded.”

And then your correspondent Derek Stoffel reported:

Apr 23 08:45

String Theories: Tucker Carlson And The Unspeakable

But Tucker Carlson gets ghosted after a week pounding holes in the Syria story and there’s ... nothing. Nada. Zip.

I mean….that’s weird, right?

The only pundit on television who is not lock-step with the “Assad did it and we need to invade, STAT!” and even invited the Permanent Establishment’s least favorite journalist, Glenn Greenwald, on air to discuss why the media was hell-bent for war — was taken off-air in the middle of the week.

And it's never mentioned.

If you’ve got a few minutes, head over to alleged media watchdog/gossip sites — left or right, it doesn't matter — Media Matters, Breitbart, the ironically named Reliable Sources, Red State, Huffington Post, Variety and Hollywood Reporter. Any mention of Tucker Carlson’s sudden disappearance is conspicuous by its absence.

Apr 23 08:35

Facebook sells users as 'products' & lacks control over itself – Iceland's Pirate Party co-founder

The co-founder of Iceland's Pirate Party has told RT that there are "big problems" related to Facebook's selling of data, stressing that the social media giant is treating its users as products.

"You have companies that are forced, and they're so big, they're forced to give governments data and they also sell the data, or as you know they don't sell the data – they sell you. You're the product," Birgitta Jonsdottir told RT's Caleb Maupin.

Apr 23 08:14

Out of 26 Major Editorials on Trump’s Syria Strikes, Zero Opposed

A survey by FAIR of the top 100 papers in the US by circulation found not a single editorial board opposed to Trump’s April 13 airstrikes on Syria. Twenty supported the strikes, while six were ambiguous as to whether or not the bombing was advisable. The remaining 74 issued no opinion about Trump’s latest escalation of the Syrian war.

This is fairly consistent with editorial support for Trump’s April 2017 airstrikes against the Syrian government, which saw only one editorial out of 47 oppose the bombing (FAIR.org, 4/11/17). The single paper of dissent from last year, the Houston Chronicle, didn’t publish an editorial on last week’s bombing.

Seven of the top 10 newspapers by circulation—USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Chicago Tribune, Newsday and Washington Post—supported the airstrikes.

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(*BUT: everything else they print , is because they really , Really , don't like The President !)

Apr 23 06:14

Fox News Commentator, Former Adviser To Trump’s Presidential Campaign Defends ISIS

WASHINGTON D.C., The United States – A Fox News commentator and former presidential campaign adviser to Mitt Romney and Donald Trump has gone on record on Twitter to defend ISIS.

Earlier today, Professor Walid Phares tweeted: “Assad air force is bombarding Palestinian refugees camp, Yarmuk, not far from Damascus while his ally Hassan Nasrallah of Hezbollah is threatening wars to “defend the Palestinians.” Is it a war to stop Assad strikes against the Palestinians, perhaps?”

Just one problem…

The Palestinian Yarmouk Camp is controlled by ISIS.

There are many strange things with this position, besides the obvious fact he is defending against the Syrian Army’s and their allies offensive against ISIS

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Apr 23 03:56

Hannity Linked To Shell Companies That Spent $90M On Property

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For some of the mortgages, Hannity reportedly obtained funding from HUD under the National Housing Act loan program, which was first guaranteed under President Obama's administration.

Secretary Ben Carson's department recently increased Hannity's original $17.9 million mortgage for purchases in Georgia by an additional $5 million, records obtained by the Guardian show.
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Several of Hannity's properties were bought at a discount after their previous owners defaulted on their mortgages in 2013, the Guardian reported.

Hannity is the hidden owner behind some of these shell companies, a fact his attorney did not dispute in a statement to the newspaper.

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Apr 23 00:19

School Resource Officer Stops School Shooting In Ocala, Florida On Friday, No Media Praise

An armed School Resource Officer arrived to the scene of a shooting and had placed the suspect into custody, ending what could have been a longer assault on students and teachers. The media took note of this thwarted school shooting but unless there’s a lot of death and destruction, they’re rather mute. This type of outcome doesn’t feed ratings, and is why they are overlooked. If the US population actually saw these events like they do the tragic ones, I am certain that we would have a lot more people fighting for the idea of armed personnel inside of schools.

Apr 22 14:22

WARNING!!! - Kellyanne Conway Publicly Executes CNN Anchor During LIVE Interview!

CNN's Dana Bash and counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway spar over her husband's tweets publicly criticizing the President.

Apr 22 08:32

Guess Who Was CNN DOJ Reporter When Comey Told Trump He Was Being Pressured by CNN about Dossier?

So how do you suppose James Comey knew that CNN was about to run the salacious anti-Trump dossier?

And who could have been pressuring leaker James Comey with the discredited dossier?

Guess who started working at CNN covering the DOJ around this time?
Valerie Jarrett’s daughter Laura!

Apr 22 08:15

Cry Bullies Block me on Face Book for 7 days

Well I have been a bad boy and have been kicked out of the sand box once again.

Update 4/22 8:45 central time they hit me with another one just now!

They are also blocking this article from being posted on my time line! Share this as much as you can!

I suppose for those of you who want to follow what I post, you can do so on Twitter or Gab. I post the same stuff there as I do on Facistbook!

Apr 21 09:15

Smeared as ‘Russian Bot’, UK Man Demolishes Sky News Hosts, Slams ‘Neocon Wars’

An interview with a prolific Twitter user accused by the British government of being a “Russian Bot” quickly turned heated as challenged their arguments, particularly their claim that by not toeing the UK government line, he was “anti-Britain” - and perhaps even a Kremlin agent.

It all started with a blog post from the Digital Forensic Research Lab of the DC-based, Gulf-funded think tank Atlantic Council, which said that some of the conversations about the poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal "appear to involve organized activity, including possibly fake accounts masquerading as English users, in the well-known pattern of the ‘troll factory' in St. Petersburg." The post devotes a substantial portion of space to Twitter user @Ian56789, cited as an "unusual account" that was "especially active" on the subject.

Apr 21 09:04

Did UK Fake The Skripal Case To Shut Down RT?

The British authorities have accused the television channel Russia Today of bias in covering the case of the Skripals and threatened to revoke their license. There is not a single broadcasting violation by Russia Today over the past year and a half. This is data provided by the British media regulator Ofcom. And now, seven separate investigations into the television channel have been started: the media regulator is investigating a violation of the principle of objectivity.

“We covered the case of the Skripals much more objectively than all other media, and this can be easily verified,” Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of the channel, says. “Ofcom wrote that our channel, in fact, follows the rules of this regulator well and does not violate them. ”

In total, since 2012, Ofcom has recorded 15 minor violations by RT. This is a normal standard for Europe. For comparison: the British Sky News, for the same period, has 10 violations.

Apr 21 08:47

BEX ALERT - Watch: CNN Correspondent Smells Chemical Weapon in Syria

While reporting from a refugee camp near the Syrian border of Turkey, the senior international correspondent for CNN Arwa Damon put her face in a backpack from 7-year-old children who survived the alleged chemical attack.

After smelling the backpack Damon said, “There’s definitely something that stings.”

Apr 21 08:40

‘Fake news’: the mainstreaming of Syria conspiracy theories

Even before the missiles reached their targets, though, what had previously been the claims of a small, if vociferous, section of Assad’s supporters had extended to commentators and analysts; questions started to be asked about whether or not the Douma attack was simply another example of “fake news”.

Such allegations are not new in the Syrian crisis. The regime has long accused opposition groups of faking incidents to support their cause, and Western media of inventing stories to tarnish Assad’s image. Russian websites have largely peddled a narrative sympathetic to their government’s foreign policy in the region, portraying the Syrian opposition as armed terrorist insurgents violating national sovereignty. Over time, regional commentators and analysts have been known to verify news from state news agencies, as well as Russian and Iranian outfits, due to the stories often being backed by unreliable and incomplete evidence.

Apr 21 06:42

THINK FOR YOURSELF AND QUESTION EVERYTHING! : Fake media is coming for our memories...

Let’s put this all together. False memories fester when they make sense to our political worldview, when it’s familiar and repeated ad nauseam, when we trust the source of the information, and when this information is corroborated, shared, and discussed by like-minded people. Where else do all these things happen? Social media. Fake stories tend to move more quickly to people on these platforms than the truth, fueled by surprise and bias.

Apr 21 06:18

First they lied about Iraq, now they’re lying about Syria to wage war

Last week self appointed global sheriff the United States and deputy dawgs Britain and France showered more than 100 missiles upon Syria, telling the world they were making our planet safer by punishing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for gassing his own people with chemical weapons.
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The decision to bomb Syria had not even been made when Trump jumped the gun and warned Assad and his Russian allies in a tweet of “nice and new and ‘smart’!” missiles heading their way.

According to US media reports, Defence Secretary James “Mad Dog” Mattis pleaded with Trump to wait until Assad’s alleged responsibility for the Douma “attack” could be verified and Congress given a chance to authorise the act of war, but they went ahead to validate Trump’s tweets.

Is everyone registering this? Trump may have risked a third world war so he would not risk losing his credibility for live-tweeting Fox and Friends.
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(*Is how they're getting it , in China)

Apr 21 00:24

Exclusive: 'Everyday Guy' Describes How He Brought Down An American Terrorist Cell

His path to becoming an informant for the FBI is completely unique. It began in July of 2015 with a trip to the local library with his son. He saw what he considered an anti-Israel poster, which featured a Palestinian flag and described the situation in Israel as apartheid. He tore it down. “They have the right to put that up, and I have the right to take that down, in my opinion, so I did,” Day said of the incident. Then he passed along a photo of the poster to a friend who eventually posted about it on Facebook. The post went viral. Day was soon invited to a cookout attended by a number of members of a militia group in Kansas. Somewhere along the line the story got mixed up, and people in the militia believed that Day had found an ISIS recruiting poster. That wasn’t the case at all. But the FBI, which was looking into rumors of the ISIS poster, interviewed Day and ended up being interested in him because of his connection to the militia.

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