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Fake News, Flake News And The Rise of The Electronic Town Crier

March 26, 2017 8:32 am
In my humble opinion, election fake news that emotively and incessantly poured out of the MSM has led to outbreaks of violence and civic unrest post election – as the Huntington Beach fight between pro Trump marchers and anti Trump protestors in the video below demonstrates (other similar fights have dotted the map of our nation too, and no doubt will continue to do so). Note how the anti Trump brigade in the video is masked and dressed all in immaculate black, kinda like ISIS – perhaps they use the same Hollywood stylist? And knowing they would be outnumbered, anti Trumpers came to disrupt the march with teargas canisters ready to use on Trump supporters. Those who used teargas were chased by Trump supporters and arrested by the police… I guess we should thank our lucky spangled-stars that no guns were involved. And the Trump marchers did actually turn my stomach too – for different reasons. Hate to stereotype here but most of them looked like overweight, sluggish flag-waving rednecks with pink skin who love their beer bellies and their "USA-USA-USA!" nursery rhyme. Our country is now the pits! So embarrassing to watch from afar the petty squabbles escalate to flashes of violence here and there, even some four months after the votes were counted and Trump won. I don't remember this level of civic hostility after an election – and I think this is due to the MSM continuing its fake news assault on our society. Don't the MSM honchos know the destructive effects of pathological lying? Surely they're educated enough to know this basic insight!
March 25, 2017 12:40 pm

This whole ridiculous Red Scare fever that's still going on: the fake news of how Russia hacked this and that seems to also be affecting the world at large and not just our political arena.  Here's at look at some of the overseas ripples:

http://blogs.rediff.com/mkbhadrakumar/2017/03/22/american-civil-war-is-good-for-world-peace/

March 25, 2017 8:58 am

We expect our politicians to lie, but were it not for the MSM, for decades, increasingly and knowingly publishing ruinous lies, we would not have the phenomenon of fake news today.

Therefore one could say that the MSM are the real creators and originators of fake news.

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March 20, 2017 5:40 pm

I am not advocating for a violent solution, I'm predicting its certainty.  I'm saying violence will occur because of israel's intensifying barbarism and destructiveness, its land-theft of Palestine and dollar-theft of the USA.

Defeat them on the level playing field of ideas, where we hold the natural advantage, criminals being not so clever.

Here, I have to say that either you don't know your enemy at all, or you're nuts and without a clue as to what's really going on.

You think that passively, peacefully sitting on your hands and pontificating how, when and where to "Defeat them on the level playing field of ideas" as they eat away the last slice of pizza will actually create a Palestinian state?!!  Will actually give us citizens powers to stop the fleecing of our dollars and coffers by zionists?!!

Considering context and current conditions on the ground in Palestine, hands down this is absolutely a most impractical and absurd suggestion.  You're virtually asking the Palestinians to line up nicely for the slaughterhouse and smile as they enter.  And you're also asking Americans to 'cleverly' just play the field while the fleecing goes on and on and on.  Sorry to tell you, pal, but zionists don't do "level playing field of ideas" - they only do jackboot, slo-mo genocide, all levels of dollar-theft and the all important hijacking of our military forces.  And they're never ever going to let go of a single inch of  power or tactic.

'What was taken by force, can only be retrieved by force'.  This is the human condition.  Not my personal preference, but it is socio-geopolitical reality!

In a weird twist of fate, we Americans now find ourselves covertly occupied by the same evil cabal that overtly occupies Palestine.  We share an enemy.  This is my perspective.

Either the dragon is killed in USA by us, or in Palestine by the Axis of Resistance.  I don't foresee a third option.

March 25, 2017 8:49 am

These days, and since I stopped posting daily articles on Plato's, I hardly ever read any MSM articles.  Yes, happenstance that I see some of their headlines as I'm surfing the net, but I've pretty much stopped clicking and reading details.  Instead, I've taken to getting political commentary from a very small handful of youtubers, Jimmy Dore being one of them.  I've subscribed to his channel and tend to visit him daily for a couple of choice vids.  Love it!  So much time saving - yet I keep my finger on the pulse of real news.

I'm not into his pro 'Bernie Sanders' tip - as a lefty, Jimmy is by far more sincere and honest than Bernie (Bernie is a fake lefty).  But I dig Jimmy's political analysis because it's simply unpretentious common sense with a dollop of humor.

March 12, 2017 6:58 pm

We can say that 9/11 is the most consequential 'fake history' in recent times.  A truly staggering, vile and deadly fabrication.  Many plausible theories outside the official version abound - most have common threads of logic: the collapse of Building 7, for instance.  But the finer details, the names of the conspirators and mission supporters - how it was all put together and who executed which part of the plan - all this specific information is hard to verify.  One explores and objectively considers other people's research and their conclusion in case a clearer, more detailed picture can be put together.

I hardly ever read articles on 9/11 - I prefer to watch videos on the topic once in a blue moon - but someone sent me this 9/11 article today and it made for an interesting read

It's ironic that, nowadays, investigative journalists are referred to as 'conspiracy theorists' and propagandists are referred to as 'journalists'.

March 25, 2017 6:58 am

Government cultivating a 'fake attitude' also leads to fake news.  To demonstrate this, here's Jimmy Dore (who in my opinion has more truthiness, integrity and funnyness than both John Steward and that other slick covert establishment dude, Stephen Colbert:

March 22, 2017 5:18 am

White Helmets Oscar is actually mega fake news disseminated by Hollywood.

Next year they'll give a Lifetime Achievement Award to Bin Laden.

March 24, 2017 4:18 am

So an American-israeli teen was arrested in israel for making bomb threats to numerous jewish institutions, thus causing fear, panic, and most importantly: sympathy for jews at the expense of non-jews. 

For me, this jewish teen was a Mossad operator, getting paid by Bitcoin for creating a massive FAKE THREAT that totally benefits global jewry.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/us/jcc-bomb-threats.html?_r=0

March 20, 2017 8:54 am

Sure no changes will occur tomorrow due to the "filthy 5th column", but one must today prepare for a future, one must today cultivate a vision of life and order POST the defeat of the "filthy 5th column".  And please don't tell me that you think they're eternally invincible - cuz they're not.  They are defeatable.

There are two ways of defeating/defanging the "filthy 5th":

1- The destruction of the heart of their power center in tel aviv: meaning the destruction of tel aviv by the Axis of Resistance.  This will drain all power from AIPAC here in USA.

Or:

2-  A savage USA civil war that would unseat the 1% who are mostly zionists.

These are our only options and I personally prefer the first one.

March 22, 2017 6:37 am

I believe a 5th Estate is possible, the product of a people's movement that monitors, deconstructs and counters the Media, the Corporate Media.  In every university, in every media college, in every newsroom, teachers of journalism and journalists themselves need to ask themselves about the part they now play in the bloodshed in the name of bogus objectivity.  Such a movement within the media could herald a Perestroika of a kind we've never known.  This is all possible.  Silences can be broken. (John Pilger)

March 14, 2017 7:18 am

For earnest truth seekers, regardless of their personal level of intelligence, one can only rely on one's own discernment.  The 'fake news' explosion is leading to the necessary fine-tuning of the individual's cognitive faculties.   I think this can only be a good thing in the long run - more individuated people in the future would make it tougher for politicians, propagandists and advertisers to pull the wool over the eyes of voter and buyer. Plus it raises the collective's intelligence level as well when individuals within it are sharp-brained.

"I'm constantly annoyed that people are distracted by false conspiracies such as 9/11, when all around we provide evidence of real conspiracies, for war or mass financial fraud" - Julian Assange

Ever since Assange made the above statement, there's been much chatter on the internet about it, with a majority of commentators now labeling Wikileaks as a 'limited hangout' - a term used by intelligence agencies and defined by Wikispooks as:

The deliberate revelation of some information to try to confuse and/or prevent discovery of other information.

With several million Afghani and Arabs dead and more millions displaced as a consequence of the 9/11 attack, one would think that Julian would know that the crux of this event was about "war" AND "mass financial fraud"

'Move along now, nothing here to see' seems to be what Assange is saying about 9/11.  Needless to say, he's completely stopped talking about 9/11 since he made his unreasonable and revealing statement.  I haven't personally read all the Wikileaks files on 9/11, but clearly non of the information released created a single notable wave in the media or in the bloggersphere.  Empty, inconsequential information is what Assange has released on 9/11.

Beware the self-appointed peddlers of 'truth'.

March 22, 2017 6:14 am

John Pilger's documentary on current state of Western MSM and warfare - most definitely worth a watch:

March 11, 2017 8:53 pm

The problem with fakeness and lies is that they eventually infect your thoughts with unreasonableness, which, if left untreated, can lead to antisocial behavior, even pathological psychosis.

The very people who for years talked about the problem of conspiracy theories have become the keenest spreaders of conspiracy theories. The people who spent the past few months banging on about the ‘post-truth’ politics of Brexit and Trump have shown they don’t have the first clue what truth is. The people who posed as champions of logic have revealed themselves as peddlers of paranoia. (Brendan O'Neill – The Spectator)

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