Robert Parry: NYT = “Tin-Foil Hat” Fake News

Robert Parry

NYT’s ‘Tinfoil Hat’ Conspiracy Theory

There is a “tinfoil-hat” quality to The New York Times’ pushing its “Donald Trump Is Russia’s Manchurian Candidate” conspiracy theory as the newspaper sinks deeper into a New McCarthyism, reports Robert Parry.

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Mar 22

Michael Kearns: Insights on Facebook Data & Psychological Profiling — Hyped but Interesting

Categories: IO Impotency

Michael S. Kearns

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar tool help propel Donald Trump to victory? Two reporters from Zurich-based Das Magazin went data-gathering.​

Phi Beta Iota: Cambridge Analytica appears to have some deep talents but it is also being grossly over-sold — there appears to be a very calculated hype campaign underway across various media. The bottom line is that Cambridge Analytica did not win the election for Donald Trump, and indeed got it wrong: at noon on Election Day they told The Donald  that he had a 20% chance of winning.

See Especially:

Robert Steele: Donald Trump, The Accidental President — Under Siege! A Soft Coup Rages within a Closed Rigged System…

See Also:

Big Data @ Phi Beta Iota

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Mar 22

Jon Rappoport: Trump Takes on CIA — the First Since CIA Helped Assassinate JFK

Jon Rappoport

Trump is challenging the whole CIA-media nexus

As the mainstream press continues to stir the pot and attack Trump on every possible front, day after day, they strive to impart the impression that the escalating war between Trump and the CIA is a sign that the president’s administration is in a condition of severe imbalance, heading toward the edge of the cliff.

Two points about that: the press is trying to protect its shadow brother, the CIA; and the reason a war between a president and the CIA hasn’t broken out since JFK and the Bay of Pigs is, simply, no president has dared to challenge the CIA openly.

Or to put it another way, every president since Kennedy SHOULD have gone to war with the CIA, but no president did.

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Mar 21

Berto Jongman: CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News – How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

Berto Jongman

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

In this week’s episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews Joel Whitney, author and co-founder of Guernica magazine.

Whitney’s new book, “Finks: How the C.I.A. Tricked the World’s Best Writers,” explores how the CIA influenced acclaimed writers and publications during the Cold War to produce subtly anti-communist material. During the interview, Scheer and Whitney discuss these manipulations and how the CIA controlled major news agencies and respected literary publications (such as the Paris Review).

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Mar 21