The West’s anti-Russian propaganda links Moscow to the blight of “fake news” but the evidence doesn’t connect the two. So, The New York Times makes the case with its own “fake news,” reports Robert Parry.
A grave danger from the Western mainstream media’s current hysteria about “fake news” is that the definition gets broadened from the few made-up stories that are demonstrably false – often fabricated by kids to get more clicks – to include reasonable disputes about the facts of a complex controversy.
This danger has grown worse because The New York Times, The Washington Post and other major Western news organizations have merged their outrage over “fake news” with the West’s propaganda campaign against Russia by claiming without evidence that the Russian government is somehow putting out false stories to undermine Western democracy.
Tip of the Hat to Norie Huddle.
Phi Beta Iota: 80% of the “mainstream media” is fake news or lies by omission. Two glaring examples include TIME Magazine publishing CIA lies about Russia hacking the election as if they were documented facts — Massimo Calabrisi threw his integrity under the bus on that one — and former Secretary of this and that James Baker lying on Crap News Network, claiming that the USA is functioning democracy. Former President Jimmy Carter, Jimmy Carter, and 70% of the eligible voters in the USA know he lied on live television, to millions of people. Similar Joe Biden lied when he said the US secret world is a “crown jewel.” It is not. As Robert Steele, himself a former spy and the most published intelligence reformer in the English language has stated, the secret world is at best gold flakes in a very large cow pie. According to General Tony Zinni, USMC (Ret), he got “at best” 4% of what he needed when he was running two wars and twelve joint task force actions out of the US Central Command. So to be absolutely clear, the real fake news is the US intelligence community; the US mainstream media, and the two US political parties led by pedophiles and thieves. That is our starting point in thinking about fake news, not the lies that seek to marginalize the good citizens and small websites and other publications that strive to discern the truth — the gold flakes — is a sea of cow shit. But wait — its gets worse. See the post by Jon Rappoport. Google, the organization that gave tens of millions of dollars in undeclared in kind campaign contributions to Hillary Clinton (manipulating search results to delete + crime while gratuitously adding + Hitler to Trump searches), is now leading a RICO-like network to deprive “fake news” websites (they determine who qualified, this week they destroyed InfoWars with Alex Jones and Natural News — both have provided useful information featured here at Phi Beta Iota) of their ad revenue and search results. InfoWar has lost 3.5 million in ad revenue with absolutely no due process (via AdRoll, a Google surrogate) and Natural News has “disappeared” from Google’s database — fortunately Duck Duck Go still has its integrity and Natural News can be found via Duck Duck Go.