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    and yet again......
    these two videos... this situation... holy .....





    is it bad that I'm laughing my a$$ off at these videos? (.. its not... hahahahahaa)
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    Fake news is everywhere, we need to read between the lines.

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    Patreon tries to jump into the media manipulation game & tries to DE platform for SJW reasons.... and starts to have business issues.... mwuahahaha

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    Why do they keep pushing obvious lies?

    Camera's are everywhere... the MSM does NOT have an informational strangle hold like it used to.... though maybe they still do?

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    is it bad that I'm laughing my a$$ off at these videos? (.. its not... hahahahahaa)
    this guy.... how do you double down on complete failure???



    Does he have a publicist? who was so clueless that they let him in front of a camera......
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    Does he have a publicist? who was so clueless that they let him in front of a camera......
    So I was wondering why this clearly ridiculous story was getting so much traction and being forced so hard....

    well, look at this:

    Quote Senate passes bill to make lynching a federal crime

    The bill previously passed the Senate in December, but it did not clear the then-GOP controlled House before the end of the 115th Congress. It passed on Thursday by a voice vote.

    Booker said that "lynching is not a relic of the past," pointing to the attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett in Chicago...........

    Congress has tried but failed to pass anti-lynching legislation roughly 200 times since 1918
    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...-federal-crime

    Is this a (seemingly sloppy) Hegelian dialect?
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    Cnn, Msnbc, all the other msm networks are fake news. Many on "the right" accept that, yet accept Fox news and Drudge report as being straight up. And...post video after video on Youtube from some anonymous dude with an opinion and an axe to grind, as being unbiased. HUH??? Crazy.

    Hannity is as loathsome as Maddow. And if you have no way of vetting what's on youtube, give it up. Its not worth watching.

    I am speaking in generalities here and not commenting on Target's post as I have not nor will I bother watching the videos. Have no opinion on Smollet.
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    Quote Posted by bogdan9310 (here)
    Fake news is everywhere, we need to read between the lines.
    This is probably the wisest opinion on the thread. As well as reading between the lines, I like to take a closer look at highly credible reporting that smacks of a cover-up or manipulation, that appears and disappears from the msm, very quickly....or doesn't appear at all. The 'doesn't appear at all,' part is trickier, because the info can be hard to source and the credibility of the original source can be impossible to assess from a distance.

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    Is this a (seemingly sloppy) Hegelian dialect?
    Uhhhh.... So this all might have been staged?

    Holy ****... well I'd say this is less "deepstate" and more a proof of how crazy our society has become when **** like this is believed for even a second.



    Nancy Pelosi thought it was real? How many politicians backed this? (AOC did as well!)
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    Movie doing poorly before release?

    Just manipulate the message!



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    Oh wow... the details that have come out, this is hilarious!

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    Dr. Phil Dissects Jussie Smollett's Lying | Joe Rogan
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    So the hoaxed-hate-crime is now a thing.... certainly a clear sign things are a bit insane right now

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    More media propiganda exposed, very interesting narrative (and SO easily destroyed!)



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    Mueller Report: 'US Forced EU to Follow Through on Sanctions Without Proof'

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    Special Counsel Robert Mueller has submitted his report on suspected collusion between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign to the attorney general, with the report not recommending any further indictments. Eurasia Centre senior researcher Earl Rasmussen spoke to Sputnik about the report's implications for Trump and his opponents.

    Sputnik: What do we know? What can we expect? It looks like Donald Trump won't receive any political damage to his image, because of course the report doesn't recommend any further indictments. What's your stance?

    Earl Rasmussen: Obviously there are certain elements, mostly in the mainstream media that's been stoking this, and certain members on the Hill, in Congress, that were hoping for something, because we heard over and over again that the next bombshell was coming.

    But you're correct, there's nothing explosive, and with no new indictments coming out, and really if you look at the indictments that were there, there's nothing related at all to any type of conspiracy or collusion as far as the six people indicted who are US citizens. And the Russians that are indicted are questionable. Let's face it, Concord Management tried to file discovery, and now [prosecutors are] trying to block information, saying it's 'classified'.

    There's really no evidence, and for Mr. Trump, although he will suffer some political damage, I think for the most part the objective of this whole hoax is not coming to fruition.

    Sputnik: For now of course, no one really knows what's in the report, how long it is, how much it actually deals with the president's own actions. However, a lot of political and perhaps emotional capital was invested in this Mueller probe. Is this a bit of an anticlimax?

    Earl Rasmussen: I think for many it is an anticlimax, absolutely. There's so much invested here. Two plus years, millions of dollars, political capital on both sides, and you've got people who have lost their livelihoods. A lot of the people that were brought in, their names exposed, their reputations were damaged. We've got the six people that have been charged [for] things that happened ten years ago; some are financially ruined now; some will spend time in jail for lying to Congress or lying to the FBI over minor financial things that may have gone unnoticed without this.

    You look at the other side too, and we've got damage to international relations, not just with Russia, where what has occurred is just outrageous, but also Europe. I mean we forced Europe to follow through on sanctions that there's no evidence for. They've lost business as a result of that, so I'm sure the Europeans will be quite interested in seeing more and learning more about what's coming out of this as well.

    The country is divided. Talk about political discord – the media here has done a great job doing that. In a lot of ways we've done a lot of damage to ourselves chasing after something that's not there.

    Sputnik: US Attorney General William Barr is going to now summarise the report and decide on how much to share with Congress. What can we expect?

    Earl Rasmussen: Personally I think the whole report should be released to the public at some point in time. He'll release it to Congress, I think most of it will probably be provided to Congress. There should be nothing there that they don't already know. They've been doing their own investigations, have called in their own witnesses, so there really should be no surprises there. Obviously the parties will probably try to manipulate the report [against the other party] in order to potentially posture for the 2020 presidential elections.
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    You look at the other side too, and we've got damage to international relations, not just with Russia, where what has occurred is just outrageous, but also Europe. I mean we forced Europe to follow through on sanctions that there's no evidence for. They've lost business as a result of that, so I'm sure the Europeans will be quite interested in seeing more and learning more about what's coming out of this as well.
    I had completely forgotten about that. Of course, the sanctions just gave Russia motivation to build up its internal industries and become more resilient in the face of international pressure, which would be desirable for any nation if you ask me.

    Mueller's report is still repeating the debunked claim that Russia hacked Podesta's emails and gave them to Wikileaks too. Wikileaks has denied it and essentially admitted they were given the emails by Seth Rich, but all that's needed to debunk blaming Russia is to look at the transfer speed of the files off of the computer. It was consistent with a USB stick but not an Internet transfer. Either the Russians had physical possession of the DNC's hardware (not just sitting around in Russia as alleged), or it was actually Seth Rich as Wikileaks has indicated. I guess this will be a later shoe to drop for those who actually buy into the whole Mueller thing.

    And STILL no one is talking about all the incriminating information in those emails. Sure, they damaged Clinton's campaign, but why? Because of what they said!!

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    RUSSIA!

    Now that there is proof (and millions spent finding it)that there is no collusion (biggest fake conspiracy ever?), lets watch the media tailspin as they try to tap-dance outta this one.




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    HUGE: Former Intercept Writer Steps Forward – Is ‘The Intercept’ An Intelligence Operation?

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    Last updated Mar 27, 2019


    We’re happy to see a former Intercept employee come out and whistleblow, posing some tough questions – questions already answered in the affirmative here at FRN, which has been attacked by The Intercept. We have already identified them as both a limited hangout and a gatekeeper, moreover is part of the Atlantic Council network for controlled ‘opposition’ or controlled ‘radical’ or ‘alternative’ publications; is connected to the same campaign that involves Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Vice Magazine/Vice News, and The Washington Post, the New York Times, and CounterPunch. This is all coordinated at some upper level by the Atlantic Council.

    There are very few genuinely independent news and analysis sources, that are also competent and consistent. That’s why we are so very grateful to the readers and supporters who share our stories and support our Patreon and our Paypal, in any way they can. We can only do this with you, and without you, we cannot.

    Greenwald and his publication have spread what we consider to be numerous lies about any number of geopolitical situations, and has spoken out of, what is in my opinion, both sides of his mouth, depending on the audience, regarding US intervention in places like Syria or Iran. Don’t believe us about the Intercept? Look no further than this piece (screen-shot below), written by senior staff editor, and host of the Intercept Podcast Deconstructed, that chicken-necked inveterate lying weasel, Mehdi Hasan. There’s a huge difference between ‘running a piece’ by a guest author for opinion diversity or because it highlights some interest points that the editors think are valuable, and a piece published by a senior staff editor and host of the publication’s official podcast – much the same as CounterPunch’s recent dual-passport holding board additions including their low-life neo-McCarthyite podcast host.

    That said, the below article by a former Intercept writer/employee is, intentionally or not, incomplete and just the tip of the iceberg. It appears to exonerate some people who aren’t deserving of the cover, but we reproduce this text as just another exhibit.

    Friends, look. ‘Professional’ journalism that tells the truth and names the names, by people earning a full-time salary living in a 1st world country, is dead. Adpocalypse killed those off who were still around. What’s left are professional liars and fashionistas, people stuck in that ‘New York‘ state-of-mind, where rubbing elbows with the celebgentsia and being engaged in constant brown-nosing and champagne minglers is priority number one. The real analysts and journalists who are free of any government, intelligence organization, NGO, or corporation are very few and far between. If they live in the U.S or Western Europe, they have day-jobs that aren’t journalism. – Joaquin Flores, Pirate-Adventurer and Renegade-at-Large




    Oh and there’s also that well known story about how The Intercept spread the Russia-Gate fake news story.



    By Ken Silverstein

    Washington Babylon has been running a number of stories this week by Tim Shorrock and I which raise the possibility — mine did directly — that Pierre Omidyar’s The Intercept (TI) is an intelligence operation, working in collaboration with the U.S. and/or a foreign government. I understand why some readers might be skeptical of that charge, so let me lay out here some additional information and why I think everyone should be open minded about the topic.

    Let me also say that I don’t have 100 percent proof that TI was and is an intelligence operation, but the preponderance of evidence points that way. And I’m accumulating more evidence every day that makes the case even more compelling.
    Before going further, here is a brief, lightly edited excerpt from the first story I ran on this topic. I urge all genuinely interested parties to read the entire story, before or after finishing this one.

    Did Omidyar set up The Intercept on behalf of U.S. intelligence, in order to entrap, expose and prosecute whistleblowers? It’s curious: Greenwald was Omidyar’s first hire and he had pretty much exclusive access to Edward Snowden’s NSA treasure trove. When I worked at TI, the Snowden archive was locked in a safe. Omidyar and Greenwald long promised they would make it all available to the public but they never did, and last week, amid staff cuts that will inevitably lead to Omidyar killing the publication, TI announced that the Snowden archive will be sealed off from the public for an undetermined amount of time. So it looks like the most explosive leak in U.S. intelligence history will end up being buried by Omidyar and Greenwald.

    I briefly noted in that story that I had previously worked at TI, being one of the first hires in 2014. I quit in disgust in early 2015 and wrote about my experience for Politico.

    Back then, I didn’t suspect anything nefarious. I merely thought TI was experiencing a lot of the same problems any web start up would face. I remember joking with colleagues that by hiring so many left-leaning writers and paying them so much money to effectively not write — my two best stories for TI ended up in VICE — Omidyar had effectively decommissioned half of progressive journalism in the country. (Recall here Omidyar is a tech oligarch with rich ties to Silicon Valley, which in turn has deep links to U.S. and foreign intelligence agencies.)

    But looking back, I have to wonder: was it merely incompetence and standard problems faced by start ups that kept TI from publishing much, or was it something worse?

    TI’s defenders will rush to say it publishes a lot of good work. I’d say it publishes more than the pathetic trickle it did for its first few years, but still remarkably little given how much money Omidyar has lavished on his overpaid stable of harlots. So, sure, call me conspiratorial but anyone but the most dogmatic or corrupt among us has to admit these are fair questions.

    OK, the case against TI is still open. As I said, I’m still gathering reams of evidence that I’ve yet to present. Pretend, just for a moment, I’m right. That would lead to the question of complicity and guilt on the part of those TI hired over the years. After all, I worked there myself.

    I’d only say that at the time I detested TI and Omidyar, and many of the people who worked there, but I had no clue that the publication could be an intelligence operation until quite recently. My reading of the matter is based on new information, including documents and interviews with multiple TI employees, including the great Barrett Brown, who will be on our podcast later this week to discuss his personal experience.

    I believe Omidyar knew exactly what he was doing. If I’m right, he was approached by an intelligence agency (or agencies) and asked to set up TI primarily to entrap and prosecute whistleblowers and leakers. The very name — The Intercept — would have been a joke between Omidyar and his handlers. The second goal would have been to decommission a lot of journalists who had previously done quite a bit of leftist reporting or bloviating, in the case of Greenwald and a few other TI hires.

    Glenn Greenwald? I am guessing here, but I believe he may have been in on the whole thing from the start, or surely soon afterwards. He had, I’m told by multiple sources, extensive legal problems in the U.S. that led him to flee to Brazil. He began publishing stories in The Guardian in June 2013 based on Snowden’s leaks. Then, according to his Wikipedia page:
    On October 15, 2013, Greenwald announced, and The Guardian confirmed, that he was leaving to pursue a “once-in-a-career dream journalistic opportunity that no journalist could possibly decline”. Financial backing for the new venture was provided by Pierre Omidyar, the eBay founder. Omidyar told media critic Jay Rosen that the decision was fueled by his “rising concern about press freedoms in the United States and around the world”. Greenwald, along with his colleagues Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill, initially were working on creating a place online to support independent journalism, when they were approached by Omidyar who was looking to start his own media organization. That news organization, First Look Media, launched its first online publication, called, The Intercept, on February 10, 2014. Greenwald serves as editor, alongside Laura Poitras and Jeremy Scahill.
    Scahill? He’s far too stupid to trust to be part of an intelligence operation. It would be sort of like — but worse, because Donald Trump is reckless but not stupid — Vladimir Putin making the reckless Trump an asset of Russian intelligence. It’s too dumb to believe. No, the stupid Scahill was simply Omidyar’s tool, at least that’s my guess.


    Sweaty and slimy Jeremy Scahill

    Poitras is evil. For example, while in Iraq she filmed an Al Qaeda attack on U.S. troops and watched them die. But I’m fifty-fifty on whether she was used or not. I’m guessing she was, and whoever asked Omidyar to run the operation would have been happy to see her “reporting” sidelined.



    (Want to know more about Poitras? Read this Vogue profile that resulted from her work with Greenwald on Snowden, the latter now pitifully hung out to dry in Moscow as Greenwald and Poitras have become global celebrities, heroes and filthy rich.)

    I’ll give you my impression of other TI employees in the coming days and weeks, including John Cook, that stellar reporter and editor at Gawker.


    John Cook

    But for now, I’ve got other work. If you’re in the mood, though, here’s the one story I wrote for Gawker, about George Clooney and South Sudan, which was extremely popular. And not edited by the lamentable Cook.
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    I enjoyed this very much.

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    “Journaille… Canaille!”, Media Disinformation: Karl Kraus’ Campaign against a “Warmongering Press”

    By Dr. Rudolf Hänsel Global Research
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    Karl Kraus, born in 1874, was one of the most important Austrian writers of the beginning of the 20th century and a sharp critic of the predominant press and inflammatory journalism of his time. “Journaille” means in reference to the French word “Canaille” as much as “Presse-Gesindel” or “Presse-Pack”.

    Karl Kraus made the expression known in 1902. That was over 100 years ago. It is worthwhile to read himself once again in all peace into the time and to compare it with today’s time.

    Mass media still take part in the creation of enemy images and in warmongering. Through manipulation and propaganda they also contribute to the stultification of the masses. This irresponsible behaviour of the “servants of their masters” endangers democracy.

    Sceptics who see through the game and try to keep against it are personally discredited by the manslaughter argument “conspiracy theorists” in order to silence them.

    “The devastation of the state by the press mafia.”
    From 1899 to 1936 Karl Kraus published the satirical magazine “Die Fackel”. In it he dealt critically, ironically and sometimes bitterly with the developments of his time. His topics were journalism and war, sex and crime, politics and corruption as well as literature and lies. In 1902 he wrote in an article entitled “Die Journaille” about “the devastation of the state by the press mafia” and passed this term on to the linguistic usage (1). The word “Journaille” refers to journalists who spread degrading and scandalous falsehoods or half-truths. They are described as irresponsible, hungry for sensation and acting unfairly. Demagogic or political motives are also attributed to them.

    But not only Karl Kraus, also the great militant woman and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Bertha von Suttner, described the press – already in 1889 – as a “tool of the War Ministry”, and warned in her rousing appeal “Lay Down your Arms!” against the mass communication media, which were “in the service of the stupefying of the masses, of agitation and hate propaganda”. According to Bertha von Suttner, man is obliged to be a “peace maker” to man, a man who gives peace, makes peace, brings peace (2). Journalists in particular would also be obliged to do so.

    But mass media, through their reporting and language, still contribute decisively to the creation of enemy images up to the encouragement of bloody revolutions, which can suddenly lead to (civil) wars. Presidents who do not submit to the US dictate are criminalized and demonized for months or years on behalf of criminal clients of the Deep State: Putin, Assad, Maduro or even the president of small Serbia are just a few current examples. And we all know the tragic fates of the former presidents of Iraq, Serbia and the former Yugoslavia and Libya. After years of demonisation, they were killed. Their states were shattered, their countries destroyed, their populations murdered.

    “We live in an age of media mass stupefaction.”
    The targeted disinformation of citizens is just as destructive, dangerous to democracy and dangerous as hate propaganda and the creation of enemy images. The globally respected journalist, Orientalist and author Peter Scholl-Latour, warned in a “ZEIT” interview on the occasion of his 90th birthday on 9 March 2014:
    “We live in an age of mass stupefaction, especially media mass stupefaction. (…) If you look at the one-sided way in which the local media, from “TAZ” to “WELT”, report on events in Ukraine, then you can really report on disinformation on a large scale, flanked by the technical possibilities of the digital age, then you can only conclude that globalization has led to a sadly ordinary provincialization of the media world. Similar things have happened and continue to happen in Syria and other trouble spots.”(3)
    Mass media could make an important contribution to the education and encouragement of the people, since the media are committed to the truthful information of us citizens and to peace according to national and international agreements. But the opposite is the case. They take no responsibility for the common good of humanity.

    How can people draw hope and think about the essential things in life, if they are only disinformed by the mass media, distracted and stuffed with unfit for life information garbage (“circenses”)? Only if humans have enough knowledge and education, they can draw from it consequences for their personal and also social acting, something new to tackle. The educated and independently thinking person, who must also be a humane thinking and feeling person, will gladly cooperate in developing a better social order.

    The voice of their masters
    I know a whole series of exemplary journalists who are committed to truth, objective reporting and peace. But their enlightening analyses are not to be found in the mass media, but in alternative media or on websites such as “Global Research“. But those who see through the game of the powerful and their medial helpers are very quickly dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” and as intellectuals in love with their theories and pompously pompous. This manslaughter argument was already introduced in 1967 by the CIA by means of a secret handout to discredit doubters.

    And the dubious and unethical journalists of the mass media? Are they bought and are the mass media directed by politicians, secret services and high finance, as the former “”FAZ journalist Udo Ulfkotte claimed in his sensational book “Bought Journalists” in 2014? He spoke from his own experience. Then it would be “press whores” or “presstitutes” who chum up the powerful, go to bed with them.

    I myself am of the opinion that these irresponsibly acting journalists do not lie, but rather obey the orders or constraints of their masters like servants. Didn’t US Secretary of State Pompeo recently give a brief glimpse of the CIA’s approach when he said in a panel discussion with students from Texas A&M University in College Station (USA), which is considered a recruitment hotbed for the CIA’s foreign intelligence service:
    “When I was a cadet at West Point, (…) what is the motto of the West Point cadets? Don’t lie, don’t cheat, don’t steal and don’t tolerate those who do. I was director of the CIA. We lied, stole and cheated. It was as if there had been proper courses. It reminds us of the glory of the American experiment.”(4)
    The real liars, deceivers, thieves – or rather criminals – are the powerful of this world. And the journalists of the relevant mass media are the voice of their masters. But that does not mean releasing them from their responsibility for the common good. They are jointly responsible for all the consequences of their irresponsible actions.
    Dr. Rudolf Hänsel is an educationalist and psychologist.
    Notes
    (2) Von Suttner, B. (1977). Lay Down Your Arms! The Autobiography of Martha von Tilling. Vienna, p. XVIII f.



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