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

April 8, 2017 6:51 pm
I do think the Trump presidency has helped bring certain issues to the surface. All the out-in-the-open talk about the underhanded maneuvering to undermine Trump, seems like a positive thing. Surveillance is (or was) back on the radar for a bit. And Trump does occasionally speak taboo truths, in his own clumsy way. I'm not defending Trump per se, just defending the idea that we're still probably better off than we would have been with Hillary, which would have been much more business as usual, and might have gotten to an escalation in the war against Syria much more quickly. As far as I'm concerned: go ahead and impeach Trump for this. I think it would be great for some president to get impeached for this sort of thing, though I'd prefer if it were combined with prosecution of earlier presidents. It won't happen though (not now anyway).
April 8, 2017 7:18 pm
(FYI: I made a more on-topic post in addition to the one that appears. I don't think there was anything in it you would have moderated away, but maybe some helpful automatic filter decided "Zionist" was repeated too much? Apologies if that sounds paranoid, but I haven't kept up with all the helpful new changes social media and other big internet services have made to keep us all on the straight and narrow.)
April 8, 2017 6:30 pm
I know this is really obvious, but it's especially striking to me this time around how important the media's role is in situations like these. The Zionist MSM wields a lot of power simply in terms of what it chooses to question or not. The MSM's mostly uncritical acceptance of the chemical weapon story is crucial to the successful achivement of the Zionist agenda. Money and blackmail may be more important, but the MSM megaphone has got to be one of the most important factors. Actually, it's not even as subtle as the media simply uncritically presenting the chemical weapons story. As you point out, much of the MSM is gushing over Trump's strike on Syria. New-found legitimacy for Trump! I wonder where younger Trump-hating liberals will land in all of this. Based on my admittedly miniscule survey sample size, I don't get the sense that most liberal Millennials are going to think better of Trump now. But will seeing the MSM's partial reversal on Trump, now that he has drawn blood on behalf of Tel Aviv, make them more skeptical of the MSM? I hope so. Kushner is an issue, but individually I doubt he makes that much difference. He's more symbolic of a certain problem (Zionist Jewish domination) than a key player. The hydra has many heads, after all.
April 9, 2017 4:34 pm
I remember that Daily Mail story (but maybe I saw it via Global Research). I think you are painting and overly idealized portrait of the past and its allegedly unified knowledge. Disinformation and misinformation can't be entirely new things. If anything, perhaps everyone agreed on the same facts in the distant past because it took so much longer to unveil official lies. Maybe you have a point, but I'm skeptical. You did specify "golden ages" of the past and not just the past in general. I don't think I've read enough history to pull up any counter-arguments, but it all sounds a little too idealized.

Disco For Cynics

January 24, 2017 5:39 pm
By the way, I still have this site categorized as: Political - Rarely Used or Defunct in my bookmarks.

He Came, He Saw, She Died

February 13, 2017 5:30 pm
How out of touch with your everyday physical reality (in an urban setting) do you have to be to not recognize those sort of utility markings?
A little more Charles Reznikoff, please.
February 13, 2017 5:04 pm
Sorry but I do find this gratifying. Trump's Holocaust statement sansa mention of Jews specifically is one of the more satisfying symbolic gestures he's made so far. On the other hand, no side can subsist on symbols alone.
I'm seeing swastikas in everything fratboys. It started w Bannon's rise & festered when trump decided not 2 mention Jews re the Holocaust.
February 2, 2017 5:51 pm
Haven't read all of this yet, but this looks decent on the Al-Awlakis, etc.:
February 21, 2017 4:57 pm
Mooser still never shuts up. I know I am fighting pointless old battles here.
February 13, 2017 5:08 pm
How out of touch with your everyday physical reality (in an urban setting) do you have to be to not recognize those sort of utility markings? (On the other hand, I obviously don't endorse sending the sort of threatening mail she talks about getting. Not that she hasn't done plenty to provoke hostility over the years for her anti-Christian humor. (Not that I entirely care, but double standards and all.))
February 21, 2017 4:37 pm
I'm fine with people hating Trump, really, but not when it involves bullshit claims about Russian interference with our elections, Trump-Putin mind meld, etc.
February 2, 2017 6:01 pm
The idea that the military would be on the side of the Hollywood ziolib crowd is pretty funny in itself. Do people like Silverman think it would all play out like a movie or a music video? * At the same time, I'm not sure how much longer I can even weakly support Trump. I don't like my options. I don't like the Democrats, I don't like Republicans, and I don't like violent leftists. (The violent far-right is not much of an issue at the moment, so I am leaving them out, but I don't like them any more. Might come in handy if the communists and anarchists get out of hand, however.)
February 21, 2017 4:21 pm
Our friend Phil writes:
I completely believe that Donald Trump was in bed with the Russians before the election and the campaign may well have intrigued with Vladimir Putin with respect to Wikileaks and that helped defeat Hillary Clinton. I believe that because that’s how the world works; because a lot of very smart people in the liberal establishment believe it; and because the New York Times and Washington Post are documenting some of it, with the fervor of Watergate. Maybe it will bring the liar in chief down some day and end this short national nightmare. I certainly hope so. And continues to acclaim Obama. Yes, I know the core of the piece is a discussion of Israeli influence on US politics. Ho-hum. Not brave truth telling at this point, though a reminder can be useful. (Originally saw this at
February 2, 2017 5:34 pm
No comment: I admit this is not particularly important given how much is happening at the moment. I should probably be paying more attention to Yemen. Some suggestions it wasn't a botched raid at all, but meant to further eliminate the Al-Awlaki family. Seeing the photo of Nawar Anwar Al-Awlaki is devastating.
February 15, 2017 3:07 am
Way too much going on right now for me to keep up with, but I don't feel good about the Flynn situation + the change in rhetoric re: Crimea. It may just be rhetoric, but we need to see something more than rhetoric at some point. It's one thing to deal with having to guess a lot during a political campaign, where you know you are going to have to sort through a lot of bullshit. Once someone is in office, there needs to start being action that clarifies things. We'll see. In the meantime, it just confirms to me that fighting Zionist influence on US foreign policy is absolutely crucial. (Easier said than done, obviously. I have not brilliant suggestions on how to achieve anything.)