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Meet The Agitators

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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Many of you have been shocked (or perhaps feigning shock) following the recent release of videos by serial hoaxer and Breitbart Trump News agitprop creator, James O'Keefe. I for one wasn't shocked or even suprised. It's been going on forever on both sides — sometimes the same "political consultancy" even works both "sides" of the election.

So I went on an agitator hunt of my own. Not being a paid professional and lacking the backing of the Trump Ministry of Propaganda, like any good Internet researcher I turned to search engines. So how to begin? Well one must first consider what the purpose of an agitator (or agent provocateur) inside of a protest or rally would be. The principal motivation is to incite a reaction that can then result in involvement by law enforcement or I think more importantly in this age of information warfare, to produce propaganda that can be blasted on various media outlets. So the obvious place to start looking is at the incidents of violence and that's just what I did.

I have enough material for 3-4 threads already from just a handful of West Coast rallies/protests so I'm going to break this up into a few threads. I'll start with an intentionally provoked incident that resulted in image and video that immediately went viral. How many of you remember this guy from the Costa Mesa rally & protests in April?



An Infowars "reporter" just happened to be lurking around the corner, on the other side of the van and came in time to capture the provoked response. Fodder for several videos in the Alex Jones channel.



How many of you know who he is? Some of you might but like a lot of things that go viral and are quickly pushed to the back of our minds to free our attentions for the next in the never ending and rapidly evolving political spectacle, some of you might only recognize him as "that guy that got beat up by horrible liberals." Others of you might recognize him from the multiple ways in which he's attempted to monetize his celebrity victim status.

A few of the smaller media outlets weren't suffering from amnesia and weren't cotent to simply post the sensationalized account and move on. On of them was the local OC Weekly:


Cole Bartiromo got to meet his hero Donald Trump last week at the presidential candidate's rally in Costa Mesa. In the brief encounter, Trump autographed Bartiromo's $500 bill when making the rounds after his speech. Outside the Pacific Amphitheater, the Mission Viejo man had another encounter of a different kind. Engaged in a shouting match with protesters on Fair Drive, a girl suddenly plucked Bartiromo's "Make America Great Again" hat off his head.

The Trump fan lunged wildly at the girl and the crowd until a sucker punch opened a gash on his forehead, leaving him dazed and contused. Since then, Bartiromo's been making the media rounds as a "news blogger" on local television news channels telling his side of the story. His bloodied face even graced the cover of the New York Post. But none of the interviews bother delving into the recent extremist rants by the fervent Trump supporter about Muslims and undocumented immigrants while having sought to confront "the protesters that are ruining America," as he put it in a Facebook post ahead of the rally. And it isn't the first time Bartiromo's name has splashed across headlines.


You see, despite what he later claimed to the news, Bartiromo planned to cause a disruption from the begging, as his Facebook post shows:



Worse yet. He's got a LONG history of being a scammer (and worse). In 2002 he was busted by the SEC running an internet investment scam at the age of 17:

USA Today - Alleged teen scammer didn't brag about Net riches (2012)


MISSION VIEJO, Calif. — If young Cole Bartiromo had become a millionaire, he did a good job hiding it. The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged the high school senior with bilking 1,000 investors out of at least $1 million. But neighbors, friends and baseball teammates say Bartiromo never let on that he was the mastermind of a lucrative Internet swindle. Bartiromo, who said Tuesday that his lawyer told him not to talk to reporters, has agreed to repay $900,000 and may face civil penalties.


Just this year he was caught trying to pull a bizarre Internet hoax/stunt:

Daily Dot - Trump supporter explains why he impersonated the Baton Rouge cop-killer on Facebook


After Baton Rouge authorities revealed the identity of the man who shot six police officers on Sunday and killed three, hundreds if not thousands of people rushed to view the Facebook profile of Gavin Eugene Long from Kansas City, Missouri. What they found instead was a hastily prepared hoax.

In the words of the hoaxster, a Donald Trump supporter who publishes violent fantasies on his Facebook about murdering Mexicans, those rushing to the Facebook page did so “not just to satisfy a morbid curiosity of looking at his pics & posts, but to express either their love or hatred for [him].”

The Facebook profile many discovered (which is now suspended) depicted a young black man in a white baseball cap. But the profile picture was not of the Baton Rouge cop killer; it was instead a premeditated attempt to trick careless Internet users into circulating a photograph of the wrong man. Those who visited the page and are even moderately perceptive likely determined it was a fake: The profile pic, after all, was uploaded after police had declared Long dead.

A closer look at the fake profile revealed the faux Gavin Long was “employed” by a website called Newsball, which, according to a 2014 profile at the Daily Beast, is operated by Cole Bartiromo. (An email sent by the Daily Dot to Newsball was also replied to by someone claiming to be Bartiromo.)






posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:38 PM
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Oh it's not done:


According to the Beast, Bartiromo was imprisoned for 33 months after pleading guilty in 2004 to “two counts of conspiracy and bank fraud related to an incident in which he tried to convince a Wells Fargo teller to write $450,000 to an offshore account so he could gamble on sportsbooks, promising he’d have the money back before anyone noticed plus a hefty purse to split.”

Bartiromo has also apparently attempted to pass himself off as the relative of a Fox Business anchor who shares his last name. Maria Bartiromo, host of Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News, took to Twitter in May to publicly denounce him.


You can check his Twitter and see the back and forth between Maria Bartiromo and this degenerate. But wait. I'm not done. Turns out that in 2014, he tried to bully a teenage girl into sending him nude photos of high school girls with threat's of false allegations:

The Daily Beast - He Bullies Kids and Calls It News (2014)


Newsball really had it out for Shania Ammons. Now 18, Ammons was a friend of Skylar Neese and a friend of one of her killers, Shelia Eddy. Ammons, who says she knew nothing of the crime, defended Eddy, professing her innocence on social media following her arrest—often inexpertly, with profane language. Bartiromo scooped up her most offensive tweets and posted them to Newsball. In multiple pieces based on anonymous sources and Ammons’ own social media activity, Bartiromo claimed Ammons knew more than she let on and should be charged as an accessory to murder. He called her an “evil drug addict spawn of Satan” (she had posted photos of herself smoking pot) and says her social media profile reveals she is bisexual, and “a violent, dangerous, menace to society.” He exclusively reported her supposed arrest, gathered from a source who “heard it from someone who heard it from someone else,” according to a chat that Bartiromo posted. As it happens, exclusives are easy to come by when they’re false. Shania was never arrested. Still an “I’m Feeling Lucky” Google search of her name takes you to the updated article.

Ammons tried to get Bartiromo to remove the offending posts.

Ammons showed me Bartiromo’s response, in a series of messages: “Guilty by association. Deal with it. Cops are closing in on you next...Maybe if you give me some exclusive pictures of Shelia and rachel’s lesbian relationship, or something else that is exclusive that is no where else, I will remove you...threats don’t phase me, nothing does, so quit ‘harassing’ me...crying that you’re underage produces no sympathy when you are all little killers in Morgantown, WV...”


This guy made the cover of national newspapers (and was interviewed by Fox News, ABC News, Inside Edition, etc — his story was published by hundreds of outlets and millions of times in social media) and he's been trying to parlay a situation he incited into traffic for his cesspool "news blog" and it might just have worked as I've actually seen OP's on ATS citing "Newsball." Finally, I would not that jis attacker has never been identified and if you watch a better video, you'll see that he just sort of steps in, punches Bartiromo and then runs off (3:50 or so in video below):



Of course he's not the only agitator trying to provoke reactions in order to stir up hostility and create news — he wasn't even the only one at the Costa Mesa rally. Hell, he wasn't even the only one at Costa Mesa rally with an involvement in the "alternative media."



Stay tuned for more.
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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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So, he was on someones payroll?
Or not...




edit on 19-10-2016 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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So, I am not following this at all well. Sorry.

So are you suggesting that Trump hired this guy?

You know, with all that has been released lately, he could just be yet another assassin on Hillary's paid pro agitator list. It would all make sense, especially the hit and run tactics.

He seems like a little girl and girlies tend to stick together.

Look mate, your long list of threads tells us who you adore.

Clinton is not going to adore you. Make one little mistake and you will be pushed under her bus, the one with the waste disposal problems.

P

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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:56 PM
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Meet the agitators?

Love it





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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 06:58 PM
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"Stay tuned for more."

You trying to cause confusion about whether or not your OP is done, we can comment?

Apologies if so. I've never seen anybody declare HOLD like that.



Okay, so this ONE single dude that got his mug split has a troubled history.

What's in that video?

Oh, nutty guy surrounded by a MOSH PIT of Hillary's SUPERPREDATOR THUGS (her PAID brownshirts), one of them snatches his hat, he lunges for it, looks like he takes some hit, then BOOM he got his head split by a devastating blow. Surprised he was still standing.

Yawn.

How about you go pull up the wrap sheets of the ACTUAL thugs that were out there and give us your Gawker reports on them?

Then we can have a fair & balanced discussion.


Oh, BTW, did dude ever go to prison? Bob Creamer did if I'm not mistaken. He was a major head in Hillary's power structure, whereas this dude you're making an expose of is just some twit.


PS: I suppose your switching to Gawker move sis a step up from your usual Tabloid Rag hit pieces.


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Well if you could provide some emails, and the head of the Trump campaign visited the White House 340 times, and his campaign fires a FELON TAX CHEAT.

This thread would be more believable.


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posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:25 PM
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Now you admit that intentionally provoking the opposition into violence is morally unethical?

I guess your next thread will be the condemnation of the Hillary campaign and how you'll be voting third party this year.

Honestly, this wreaks of desperation, your main points do not have credible sources.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:30 PM
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a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss


You trying to cause confusion about whether or not your OP is done, we can comment?


No? I said at the beginning that I had more on others.


Oh, BTW, did dude ever go to prison? Bob Creamer did if I'm not mistaken. He was a major head in Hillary's power structure, whereas this dude you're making an expose of is just some twit.


Yea. Again, that's in the OP which you clearly didn't read because you were in such a hurry to have something to say.


According to the Beast, Bartiromo was imprisoned for 33 months after pleading guilty in 2004 to “two counts of conspiracy and bank fraud related



How about you go pull up the wrap sheets of the ACTUAL thugs that were out there and give us your Gawker reports on them?


What are you going about Gawker for? Did I cite Gawker? If anything, I'm the balance to YOU. So why don't you take your own advice? "Pull the rap sheets" lol. Your threads follow the this format: post 10,000 links and then declare a mic drop.


PS: I suppose your switching to Gawker move sis a step up from your usual Tabloid Rag hit pieces.


"usual tabloid hit pieces?"

It was bad enough when you were parroting insane liars like Alex Jones, now you sound like all the low information Trump cultists. That's definitely not a step up.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:35 PM
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originally posted by: burntheships
So, he was on someones payroll?
Or not...


Everyone isn't on somebody's payroll (or even coordinating with a PAC, campaign, party, etc) though money and perhaps notoriety are I assume his motivations. He might also really support Trump. He seems to spend a lot of time on bigotted rants.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358


Look mate, your long list of threads tells us who you adore.


Awwww. I get it that a lot of you just can't STAND that I'm anti-Trump but no, I don't "adore" Clinton. I don't adore any politician. That's for cultist fanboys who are so stupid that they are buying Trump's shtick.


Clinton is not going to adore you. Make one little mistake and you will be pushed under her bus, the one with the waste disposal problems.


Huh?


You know, with all that has been released lately, he could just be yet another assassin on Hillary's paid pro agitator list. It would all make sense, especially the hit and run tactics.


"With all that's been released lately?"

You mean the two videos from a man who is known to be guilty of multiple instances of egregious manipulation? He's no better than the people in the video and arguably worse because he's been more successful.

I have no doubt that there agitators — paid or not — as well as agent provocateurs on both sides of the election. Do YOU presume otherwise?



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Did I tell you how glad I was to see you posting your low information quips again?


I don't need any help from the Russian you swoon over to prove anything. Did you forget why Trump's last campaign manager had to quit and run back Ukraine to go do more of Putin's bidding?

If Bannon's email hit the Internet it would be 20,000x worse than anything Podesta has even thought. Guaranteed. One exchange between Bannon and David Horowitz would have ended this debacle months ago.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

I do so love the personal quips.

That had absolutely NOTHING to do with what was said.

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 08:03 PM
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a reply to: GodEmperor


Now you admit that intentionally provoking the opposition into violence is morally unethical?


I never said it wasn't did I? I said that wearing a Planned Parenthood t-shirt or having a 69 year-old woman standing beside a line repeating slogans isn't shouldn't be enough to incite a reasonable person. Do you disagree with that?


I guess your next thread will be the condemnation of the Hillary campaign and how you'll be voting third party this year.


I guess you'll next comment will be you admonishing yourself for your own cognitive dissonance?


Honestly, this wreaks of desperation, your main points do not have credible sources.


Not half as desperate as the responses, including your own. My main points do not have credible sources? What are you denying exactly? Be specific if you can manage it.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 08:04 PM
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a reply to: neo96

Spare me. Your response had nothing to do with the OP at all. I simply responded in kind.



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Hmmm what are your thoughts on this thread?

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Oct, 19 2016 @ 11:27 PM
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a reply to: goou111

Stipulating that everything in the PDF is true, it sounds like ToddAndClare.com is a fabricated website. It wouldn't be that hard to pull off the site itself (including the fake users).

As for the thread:

I just read through the PDF but I'm not seeing this:


When searched for. The ToddandClare business location is actually identical to this company "Premise Data Corporation" local.yahoo.com...


What the PDF of the investigation says is "10685-B Hazelhurst Dr., Houston Texas 77043." which is decidely not:

645 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

So I can't really opine on that. I certainly don't doubt the possibility that the whole thing is an elaborate scam. That doesn't make Assange a good guy. This is part of the problem. People think that just because they prove (stipulating for the sake of argument) that one side is "bad" that it makes the other automatically "good" and that's a flaw in people's thinking.

EDIT:

Never mind, I see now from the cached version of the site. Here would be my next question then:

Is 645 7th St, San Francisco, CA 94103 really their address or has it ever been? Where did that listing on Yahoo come from? According the them, their address is here:

185 Berry St #6850, San Francisco, CA 94107

Which appears to be a suite in an office building called "China Basin."

Anyone can add a business to Yahoo Local. It's as easy as this:


How to Claim a Free Local Business Listing on Yahoo

1. Go to Yahoo, search for your business, and you should see a link to “Add or update your business”.

2. That link will take you to www.yext.com... (you can just go here directly if you prefer).

3. Enter your business information and click “Find My Listings”.

4. You’ll then see page that is powered by Yext. It’s a bit intimidating with an “error rate” and all of these warnings that you’re not standing out and not verified through Yext. For now, don’t worry about all of this, just click the big “Continue” button.

5. Next, you can update the information about your listing. Complete this page fully … and don’t forget to use the same NAP (name, address, phone) that you use everywhere for your business. Click the “Continue” button when you’re done.

6. Yext will then present you with four paid plans, but immediately below these plans is a tiny link that says, “Claim your Basic Listing only on Yahoo” … click that link.

7. You’re now at the “Yahoo Basic Listing Checkout” page. Complete the checkout and click “Place Order” (it’s free).

8. Yext will send you an email to verify your email address. Click the link, create a password, then login to your account.

9. The final step is to verify you represent this business. The easiest method is to have them call you, but there are other methods as well.


That business is unclaimed. That means the information hasn't been verified. That means anyone could have added that entry.
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