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It Came From The Internet: FAKE NEWS!

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The Definitive Guide To "Fake News": DOUBLE FEATURE!
FEATURE 1: Invasion Of The Fake News!
FEATURE 2: It Came From The Internet!



American International Domestic Global Pictures presents, the most terrifying motion picture of the Millennium...
They came from everywhere. A death cult that has arisen from their parents basements enacts a terrifying propaganda campaign. The roof tops above and the cellars below infested by swarms of nighttime bloggers. Millions of writhing seething slithering political memes oozing out of the mire to feed on human paranoia. Psychosexist cartoons bent on warping your reality twist your moral compass. Global telecommunications completely over-run by diabolical pop up ads diverts you from the reality you once knew. Madness runs rampant in the streets as savage satire attacks your imagination. Not even your Roomba vacuum is safe from these blood thirsty hackers. You try to scream, but you've been blocked by rogue parental filters. Troll twits tweet your Twitter full of twisted tall tales. Intensely insane indoctrination instantly infects your Instagram. Fallacious falsehoods fester forever in your phony Facebook. Myspace maliciously re-manifests from Rupert Murdoch's madhouse and melts your medulla oblongata until your brain bleeds right out of your eyeballs!
Brace yourself for a trip to the mental mortuary once you've seen...

MEMEDEMIC II: MEMEGEDDON!
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Heart patients not admitted. Live ER first responders will be standing by inside each theater showing.




It Came From The Internet: FAKE NEWS!


"All the worlds a stage, and all the world of corporate media & American politics is stagecraft."


What a year we just had in 2016! We witnessed what was surely the most absurd circus of an election in human history. We had the MSM out like a troupe of wild carnie's doing juggling & trapeze routines. We faced nuclear annihilation with Russia. We had riots at the Trump rallies. We had WikiLeaks expose the DNC and alter the future of news reporting forever. We had the two most hated POTUS candidates in history square off like proverbial boxers. We had the 'new generation' out in droves, and record level emotional breakdowns following the election results. On and on the absurdities flowed, but for this presentation, last but not least we had the government and MSM together in a massive hysterical call for widespread Internet censorship in the face of... "FAKE NEWS".

We had so much lights camera action in 2016 it's hard to decide where this piece should begin, and end. At the heart of it all, aside from the political parties themselves, intensely involved in all of the above circus we had the "Mainstream Media" (MSM). In the eyes of many observers, their coverage was totally lopsided, and went full gonzo journalism. So much of it was of the tabloid gossip rag variety, yet most of the focus herein shall be on the most ultimate diabolical existential threat we've ever faced as a nation...




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"ACT" I:
Into The Mouth of Madness


"For our inglorious election we laughed, and we cried. Over in Syria many people died."

How could anyone on earth have not noticed the political melodrama that was 2016? What fun that was to observe.

What most people in America don't have is a complete picture of the true 80+ year history of the collusion of the MSM & the Federal Government to distort our collective reality beyond self-comprehension. The most important thing they've worked endlessly our entire lives at keeping from us is a true perspective in the interpretation of events and "our" true roles in them (mainly in foreign policy concerns).

This is generally following the social psychology & media academic field, the "Politics of Fear". "FEATURE 1" details the annals of this in terms of foreign policy, as well as numerous other domestic examples of scare mongering, censorship and "news" fakery they've been perpetually bombarding us with our entire lives. It also details what propaganda is and is not (it's mainly the science of communications involving promotion, but also diversion). Along the way it exposes in depth the many facets of their wielding of their particular styles of propaganda and how they've crafted us into the "Culture of Fear", which under the proper light it's entirely obvious how brazen an effort it has been.

That piece was mainly focused on the governmental side of this equation however, while that timeline mostly projected forward from the end of World War 2.

Here we'll be more focused on the MSM's side of the equation, and we're going to start this study off just before WW2 on one chilling October night in 1938...


No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that human affairs were being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their affairs they were scrutinized and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinize the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency men went to and fro over this globe about their little affairs, serene in their assurance of their empire over matter. It is possible that the infusoria under the microscope do the same. No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. It is curious to recall some of the mental habits of those departed days. At most, terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a missionary enterprise. Yet, across the gulf of space, minds that are to our minds as ours are to those of the beasts that perish, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic, regarded this earth with envious eyes, and slowly and surely drew their plans against us. And early in the twentieth century came the great disillusionment.

The planet Mars...


And so unfolded the radio drama, "The War of the Worlds", on CBS radio that night of October 30, 1938. Many of you might think you know the rest of the "story". By "story", I mean of course how 'the entire nation went into a full on panic'. Here goes one such historical account:


This Day in History: Oct 30
Orson Welles causes a nationwide panic with his broadcast of “War of the Worlds”—a realistic radio dramatization of a Martian invasion of Earth.
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Perhaps as many as a million radio listeners believed that a real Martian invasion was underway. Panic broke out across the country. In New Jersey, terrified civilians jammed highways seeking to escape the alien marauders. People begged police for gas masks to save them from the toxic gas and asked electric companies to turn off the power so that the Martians wouldn’t see their lights. One woman ran into an Indianapolis church where evening services were being held and yelled, “New York has been destroyed! It’s the end of the world! Go home and prepare to die!” www.history.com...


Powerful stuff, huh?

Too bad that entire narrative is as phony as the actual novel itself! It turns out that story of panic was literally fake news then, and these historical accounts such as that one there are a 'history' that grows more fake each year. If this comes as a surprise you can check out Wikipedia's page which has some 70 citations to document the entire reality of what really happened (or rather didn't).

Now the real climax of this tale in terms of the true scope of this piece is this timeless little morsel, from Wikipedia's page, that sounds exactly like some of the arguments I've been observing about this new 'FAKE NEWS MENACE' in terms of today's transition into a 'Social Media Society':


Editorialists chastised the radio industry for allowing this to happen. This response may have reflected newspaper publishers' fears that radio, to which they had lost some of the advertising revenue that was scarce enough during the Great Depression, would render them obsolete. In "The War of the Worlds", they saw an opportunity to cast aspersions on the newer medium. "The nation as a whole continues to face the danger of incomplete, misunderstood news over a medium which has yet to prove that it is competent to perform the news job," wrote Editor & Publisher, the newspaper industry's trade journal.[3][40]




Didn't we hear something not unlike that part emphasized there as what appears to be an editors note in a recent CBS News article?


What’s to be done about fake news?
Are the news stories we Americans read, see, and hear FACT OR FICTION? A loaded and sharply-divisive question in these partisan high-tech times. No wonder the Oxford Dictionaries recently proclaimed “Post-Truth” to be the Word of the Year.


And there it is folks: History Repeats! What else does CBS News have to offer us in interpreting this 'New Media Menace'?


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For Victor Pineiro, vice president of social media at Brooklyn-based digital agency Big Spaceship...
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Another social media trend he’s keeping an eye on is the rise of fake news and its impact on real-world events. Moving forward, “Facebook has to be held accountable for the information and misinformation that it is feeding” its audience, Pineiro said.


Who is he, and what's this about Facebook "feeding" FAKE NEWS? Well according to his page he's apparently one of Obama's speech writers:

On Election Day, Obama delivered a message that I helped write. I still can’t believe it. Writing for my hero. So beyond proud of the YouTube social team and our Election 2016 campaign.



Okay, so we all probably know about "Google News", whom doesn't actually write news, but they do aggregate news sources for their "customers" (as in what Google calls anyone who uses Google "products" such as Google News). But have you ever heard of 'Facebook News'? Well there's the "Facebook Newsroom", but that appears to just be their 'own' news blog sort of thing. They also have their newish "Breaking News" thingamajig. Is that what Pineiro is talking about? Well, maybe, but looking across the pond at Obama's close ally in the political establishment over in Germany, over there the past month this is the tune we're hearing in regards to "fake news" and Facebook and what to do about it:


German law would fine social media sites “publishing” fake news
Other German politicians have joined the call for swift action against fake news on sites such as Facebook. The Guardian reported that Germany's justice minister, Heiko Maas, told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper: "Defamation and malicious gossip are not covered under freedom of speech," and that "Justice authorities must prosecute that, even on the Internet." He pointed out that those convicted under the country's strict libel laws face up to five years in jail.



Now that doesn't sound like they're talking about Facebook's nifty little news aggregator site now does it? Nope! They're talking about what everyday folks themselves are posting to their friends:


German politician threatens to fine Facebook €500,000 every time it shows fake news
Germany has threatened to crack down on the fake news scandal plaguing Facebook by levying hefty fines for posts that aren't removed immediately amid mounting fears that disinformation could influence the country's upcoming elections.

The head of Germany's second-biggest political party has suggested Facebook could face fines of up to €500,000 (£419,000) for each post containing fake news or hate speech that isn't removed from the network within 24 hours.



Since under "Political Correctness" schema, pretty much anything that doesn't jive with liberal PC politics is being equated as being "hate speech", where's the upper limit on this trend? Here in the US we've been seeing Twitter block and ban all manner of anti-leftist pro-Trump pro-WikiLeaks posts and the accounts making them.

So now, with all of the above, the true grit of what all of this fake news melodrama is really about, I believe, is pretty much in full view. And now we're primed to truly get underway...


The Ministry of Truth contained, it was said, three thousand rooms above ground level, and corresponding ramifications below. The were the homes of the four Ministries between which the entire apparatus of government was divided: the Ministry of Truth, which concerned itself with news, entertainment, education, and the fine arts. -George Orwell in "1984"


In attempting to provide the ultimate expose on the corrupted collusive nature of the relationship between the government / military and the MSM, this project has been a truly monumental undertaking to try to work in all the sizzle, while keeping the 'steak' from being too much to be able to digest in . This project initially set off with my "Censorship is the Language of Dictators" concept, but I quickly realized the "FAKE NEWS" section alone was too big to but barely mention it in that piece (which itself is a major work). So then to be able to complete the story there I needed a separate chapter (this 'one'). But then I realized I needed one chapter covering the backstory (more geared toward the government side of things" to be able to put into perspective everything that has unfolded just from 2016. Along the way so far I've released numerous build-up supplemental pieces in my march to this end point. (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15) 16. Despite all of that, there's still yet so much to cover, but I'll do my best to compact it down as small as possible as I have been.

In the preceding FEATURE I went into a bit of detail about the primary mechanisms by which modern Western propaganda operates. In the most simple definition it is 'any communiqué intended to persuade and / or divert'. Persuasion is pretty easy to grasp, while the diversion part gets a bit more complex. Diversion can mean "Bread & Circuses" meant to completely divert one from items of importance. It can also mean 'plays on language' so as to deliberately minimize the emotional impact of the words that describe events (euphemisms). Even more importantly here though, omissions & distortions are critical in what I mean by "diversions".


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This omission subject is a most vexing one. Take for example how the US has been a global hegemonic empire since after World War 2, yet our society has been mostly oblivious to it. As a result, we've had no context by which to properly interpret any given military or Intelligence Community intervention in a foreign nation. During Bush we sure did start gaining a grasp on this reality, especially in the leftist community (although not on the 'news'). Then came Obama, the leftists stopped talking about it, Obama was given the Nobel Peace Prize, and today once again the dialog in our society plays out as being in total denial about this truth. Then came along the Syrian conflict, which we all now know was a CIA operation from the get go, as well as how they literally deployed as their mercenary operatives Al Qaeda (a ridiculously treasonous act). Then when the coup failed, and the quagmire played out, they all blamed Russia for the "genocide" (of course).

Now along comes 2016 election. The Ruling Establishment had it all sorted out where it would be Jeb Bush or some other Neocon crony collaborator, versus Hillary Clinton. The way the DNC handled things was interesting as for I think it was the first time either party rolled a single candidate as the sole contender as if she was an sitting incumbent President seeking her second term. At this point, as far as the 'Ruling Establishment' (Corporatocracy) would have been concerned, it wouldn't have ultimately mattered which side won. They'd still continue to achieve the overall same direction this nation has always been on for decades now (perpetual wars, erosion of the middle class, the War On Drugs, a police state, a surveillance society, and so on). Then along comes Bernie Sanders & Donald Trump to 'ruin' everything.


So began the most engrossing festival of an election propaganda war affair in what has to be human history. As the chief propaganda outlets in our reality, the corporate MSM was the primary rabble rousing vehicle of the entire affair. Things got uglier across the board than most people could possibly recall our society going in living memory. "Dark Electioneering" ran more hardcore across the board than any election before it. "Electioneering" is the perpetual election results engineering scheme of the Two Party + MSM System that forever works to stomp out "Third Parties" and other anti-corruption non-Corporatocracy stooges whom happen to rise up from within the "Two Party" ranks (via all manner of ruthless dirty tricks). The general primary objective of this scheme is to prevent any outsiders from making it past the Primary's and on to the General Election.


The carnival of MSM went from juggling acts to a perpetual bombardment of fireworks displays that rained down flaming hot embers across the globe (in pursuits of stopping Bernie & 'The Donald'). They did manage to stop Bernie, but Trump historically pushed on passed them. The GOP tried their darnedest to prevent Trump's ascension all along the way, but he won the nomination anyways. Then began the General Election, and we all know how that went. Shoe-in Hillary lost, and immediately thereafter Obama's Federal Government & MSM as one promptly began spinning their core narrative to explain it: Hillary lost because of Russian "influence". This noise machine went as far as asserting outright election hacking, but with a particular emphasis on... "FAKE NEWS".




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"ACT" II:
From Russia Without Love


The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!

Sound familiar? If you 'played' FEATURE 1 it would. For decades it was the mainstay of this "Culture of Fear" that the Government & MSM has perpetually kept our society whipped into.

Although in the past they were more used as an excuse for runaway military budgets, and American Imperialism. The USSR was monster hiding in the closet, until it was no more. As it went out with a bang, our loving Government & MSM overlords phased in plenty of new phantom menaces such as Saddam Hussein, Islamic terrorism, global warming and so on. Don't forget that all throughout during and since "Red Scare" they kept everybody spooked with all manner of other boogeymen via their reporting methods of other threats (such as crime, kidnapping and these days the school shooting "epidemic").

This time around Russia is once again core in the propaganda scheme constructed to deny us the plain reality of what "our" global imperialist efforts really are, although it has been twisted around ever so slightly. Where before they were the excuse for overthrowing governments, military interventions, rigging foreign elections, and so on, this time around they've been set up as the scapegoat fall guy.

On this kind of front I tend to put more blame on the media than I do the politicians. Career politicians by nature of the trade alone as de facto pathological liars. Now factor in the grander scheme in America, with all of the special interests (i.e. the Military Industrial Complex )and so on that has them bought and paid for. So to grossly over-simplify, their "job" is to lie to us in general to get re-elected, and to keep us all content with all of their schemes & wars (and so on).

In regards to the media, it's their job to keep the inherently diseased world of politicians & corporations honest, just the same as its a doctors job to keep you alive when you get a disease. Now lets not forget that very few individuals alive never lie (especially considering self-deception). The lies of political and MSM organizations, now that's another story. Their "lies" are a more complicated subject. A big part of the situation is the propaganda has been so pervasive and ubiquitous for so long the general narratives that are based on fantasy, they beLIEve their own fictions. Then you work in actual news fakery, and we've been seeing tons of stories get exposed for that these past few months alone. Now work the partisan self-deludedness with its us vs. them spitefulness, which the MSM are the prima donna cheerleaders of. Next work in their war propaganda roles and things get really messy.


The situation that went down in Syria is a top choice example of war propaganda modern. Sure, for a while, most people didn't actually know what all went down there. But now we all know that 'ObamaMcCainHillaryGrahamCo.' were involved with the CIA's operation to send Al Qaeda in there (a wickedly treasonous act) to overthrow the government (which should be a WAR CRIME). It backfired into a quagmire, thus dragging it out long enough that the core aspects of it are now exposed... everyone involved should be in prison, but instead the MSM completely ignore this reality, and instead of hold their nuts to the fire they use it as cause to loathe over Russia like everything we've seen (as the official propaganda was that it was Russia fault we sent Al Qaeda in there to overthrow their ally).

ObamaHillaryCo.'s TIMELINE OF TERROR In The Middle East


Following this inherent reality, which is a core beam in the modern anti-Russia foundation, essentially the entire anti-Russia narrative is a farce. Sure, Russia did that whole border war thing in Ukraine. But when you factor in all the stuff "we've" been doing across the global theater, right up into 2017, we're nobody to judge other imperialists. In this case, the crap "we" pulled in Syria may just well have been their cause (or more accurately their excuse) to go there in the first place. You wont ever hear this perspective on TV!


So now with Russia the "evil imperialists" set up as the whipping boy over siding with their long-standing ally in Syria, now the proper perspective by which to interpret what comes next is in full view.


It seems to me everyone today had forgotten all about the September 11th attacks. This little detail I find shocking. I get how it would be easy for everyone to ]forget how Al Qaeda who was the terrorist group involved would forget, as although it is mainstream history that the CIA helped create it, it's not like the Government & MSM have ever been all too motivated to keep this fact on everybodys minds. With 9/11 itself on the other hand, how could anyone forget that? If there was one slogan that everyone agreed on back in 'those days' it was "Never Forget", after all.

And we were always told it was Al Qaeda that did it.


Therefore, it should be safe to surmise that if players within our government apparatus were to collude with Al Qaeda in the over-throw of foreign governments ever again, then that would be treason. Like public show trials and Pay Per View executions kind of treason.

Backing up, Al Qaeda started off in Afghanistan as a direct result of the CIA's proxy war there with Russia. After that conflict ended, these "mujahadeen" were then utilized by the CIA as a mercenary force in other foreign proxy wars. The Balkan's Conflict being a primary example, where it was well documented that the CIA and Osama Bin Laden's Al Qaeda were working side by side from start to finish. This went right up into 2001, when they were already listed as our primary Islamic terrorist boogeyman enemy. However you want to try to spin these facts in relation to what went down on 9/11, well none of that matters here other than from that moment on, the CIA or whoever in the IC could no longer utilize them as mercenaries in future conflicts. Right?


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Following this logic, and the reality that "ObamaMcCainHillaryGrahamCo." (with the CIA & NATO) set up the conflict scenario in Syria, and sent Al Qaeda in to perpetrate it (from the very beginning).

Now this would all seem too incredible to believe, but what I think the thinking was was that the overthrow would be quick. Meaning it'd all be said and done before it became a 'big thing'. "We came, we saw, he died hahaha!" Instead Assad dug in, and survived, thus turning the situation into a quagmire which necessitated supply lines and such to the Al Qaeda forces, and now the whole world was watching.

In order to stay the course, now they needed a fall guy and behold: Russia. The propaganda twisted it all around to it being their fault there was a "genocide" because they supported the evil dictator government there. Now if we weren't allied with numerous other dictatorship regimes across the region and the globe, then perhaps we could somehow justify the whole affair. But that simply isn't the case.


So what we're left with is this situation where now the CIA, Obama, Hillary, McCain, Graham, the DIA / Pentagon, and so on... everybody that was directly involved with that entire ordeal of supplying Al Qaeda to overthrow the Syrian government, well they all face harsh convictions as treasonous war criminal traitors. What's more is, this entire posture "we" have as the global empire building "police", and the entire machination behind it, too would ultimately be on trial.

You might pause for a few moments and let all of that sink in, and contemplate what lengths this entire apparatus would go to to protect the lie and any political newcomers that might seek to unravel the entire scheme.


So now here comes 2016, and the election. Dark horse candidate Trump manages to beat all of the electioneering schemes meant to keep out outsiders, says too many of the wrong things, and the entire "Two Party + MSM System" went into "he's literally Hitler" overdrive to stop him. He continued on saying the wrong things, managed to win the election despite everything, and to this day the "he's literally Hitler" propaganda campaign against him persists (to the tune of mass protests and open hate crime atrocities happening by the score).


By "he said the wrong things" I'm not talking about his off the cuff remarks about Rosie O'Donnell, or anything to do with Mexico. Herein the focus is on his approach to the Syrian conflict and things along those lines. At the debates, for example, he openly spoke in direct contradiction to his own VP, Mike Pence, on the subject. He carried on about how we need to stop funding the "moderate rebels" (Al Qaeda), and instead work with Russia to restore stability in the region. It was interesting seeing the MSM aghast with this line of thinking. It was basically spun as if he was some kind of moron for saying it. I say he actually went easy on the subject, and was smart about being careful with it if anything (mainly keeping it on this meme of an ISIS which is all anyone seems to talk about anymore).


At this point he became the ultimate threat to those factions involved in the Al Qaeda operation (the countless individuals that might face public disgrace that includes the death penalty).


[with a deep resonant voice] Meanwhile, during what was called the "Summer of Rage", in 2016, the DNC leaks / hacks were going down. And they were being published by WikiLeaks for all the world to see muahahahahaha.

Russia was getting some blame all the way back then, but as we've seen above, this would probably be expected. Eventually, some almost nearly half way decent cases were put together to try to "prove" it was them that did the leaks, although ultimately such a thing could hardly ever be proven.

Yet following the DNC's lead, the MSM ran wild with the assertion that not only was Russia solely behind any and all hacks that happened, but they also were the ones that supplied the data to WikiLeaks. More conflation spoken as truth.

Here I must pause and state that, like with the "Dossier", the "Deep State", and the "fake news" legislation passed since, to fully explore this "hacking" subject would require a massive piece. Likewise, the full chronology of the countless zingers to the outright brutality of the pre-election day period could go on for longer than this piece will. Here the only economical way to go about it is to somewhat gloss over these long detailed chronologies, but with a wide open viewpoint (that you simply wont get on TV and for "good" reason). Which I would have done as supplementals, but this project was supposed to be done around New Years, yet got bogged down with life and all the other build-up supplemental pieces already done thus far.

The whole scene was most fascinating. They never actually denied that the emails were real (well not until way later Podesta did claim his mail set was a forgery at one point). Instead, they went all in on this idea that it was Russia who did it, and instead of read and talk about the emails, all of the attention should have been on the illegality of Russia hacking the emails, and WikiLeaks publishing them.

This kind of thinking persisted, especially in the MSM. Not only did they bend over backwards to not hardly cover the content at all, CNN even went as far as asserting that it was akin to a criminal act if regular folks went and read any of the content. They insisted we need to let them handle it all, and they'd get back to us on it.

Entering fall season now, the assertions that Trump was some sort of Putin minion were already amongst top DNC talking points. Here we have this self-made billionaire (who is used to being the boss) reaching for the ultimate achievement, all the while the left were hate speeching him for being a nationalist. How the logic of him supposedly being subservient to some foreign outsider was supposed to make sense was beyond me. Of course later the "Dossier" was pushed to show him as some sort of sicko with a blackmail file on him, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.

Even still, all of that remains mostly riddled in conjecture, is the shortest way to sum it up. What we know for a fact is that everyone involved in the Syria coup de'tat driven "genocide" (not to mention the DNC in general) had enormous motivation to smear both Trump and Russia.


So as what seemed like the entire world catapulted towards election day, things got hairier and noisier on the Two Party + MSM System's anti-Trump + anti-Russia propaganda front. With Trump the critiques ever more focused on his personality traits and the kind of stuff you'd see in tabloid rags at the supermarket. Meanwhile, with Russia the 'Putin's a genocidal dictator' kind of dialog grew ever louder. All the while the litany of claims about Trump being in bed with Putin (to the point of him being a Putin agent) became all the rage it seemed in the liberal talk heads circuit.


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Now if the coverage was actually balanced that'd be one thing. Instead we got intensely one sided hypocritical biased coverage in favor of Hillary. One could write a book breaking this one down in depth, but suffice to say that between both Bill & Hillary essentially all of the assertions about Trump's character &such were already totally understood about the Clinton's (and then totally confirmed via the WikiLeaks). And then with the Russia's "imperialism" thing, their Crimea border war ordeal, and all the rest combined, pale in comparison to American Imperialism. And none of this is to rationalize any of Trump's actual dirty, or 'Russian Imperialism'. It's a matter of if we're going to run wild with assertions about Trump, or the rest with Russia, then we need to hold Hillary & ourselves to those very same standards. Instead we got a new McCarthyism cake with Trump as the icing on it.


With all of this, I can see the partisanship side of things as far as regular folks their interest in rhetoric, if something is damaging to the other opponent its routine in our society for decades now to run with it (this goes for both sides). And I believe we 'all' know it (including the most partisan types out there). So my impression is that subconsciously most folks they see what the MSM and whoever is doing and figures its all just part of the game; that they're motives are the same as theirs. But the important thing to understand is that the MSM has other motives as well, as they are owned by the same Ruling Establishment that has kept our entire society in a perpetual state of ignorance and war (deliberately I argue).


So this thing where both party's and the MSM as one worked overtime against one single contender was a new thing, in a general election. (During the Primary's this is far more common when the Two Party + MSM System all gangs up against the anti-corruption outsiders within the Two Party's, and against the "third parties".)

Another sea change was the Intelligence Community (IC) getting involved. We've heard all kinds of chatter about coups & counter-coups going on behind the scenes all across the IC. This was already happening before the election, and has only intensified out into the larger mainstream audience ever since. This is unheard of in previous elections.

In terms of partisanship as a motive do note that with the liberal "PC" hyper-tribalism (established under Obama) we've seen ever increasingly cultism take hold (to the tune of massive violent rioting at Trump rallies, and beyond), to help explain part of why things went so far off the hook. But I argue that whole paradigm is by and large the result of the Ruling Establishment's decades long social engineering agenda to create an ever more diverted, divided and servile populace. When you look at the vast majority of their MSM outlets pushing the PC style liberal viewpoint, to me it's pretty obvious what direction they're intent on our society moving towards. Considering we're all witnessing it grow in parallel with the Internet (a threat to their hold over us all), it further seems to add up.

So the bigger agenda with the Ruling Establishment was keeping America on this "Politically Correct" path of feverish political cultism, in my view. So with the IC, you add that in with their desire to avoid the firing squad for their hands in everything that went down in Syria (Al Qaeda and all that) and to me it's pretty clear why they'd be so hell bent on bringing down Trump. Now of course there could be some truth to the Trump + Russia allegations, but the fact is it was all being presented as fact before there was an ounce of substance to the concept, and while now there are some tidbits I've noted that bring some doubts into the fold, the IC and the Party's and the MSM have spent a year on trying to prove it and have hardly anything to show for when you add it all up versus the gravity of the claims and the level showboating we've witnessed.


To me, that's how the election should be remembered, but instead it's more likely to be remembered for Trump's "hot mic tape", and then there was that side noise about the various email leaks / hacks. Those emails that were authentic, yet they were just 'Russian propaganda'. And this part I insist is no accident. In my "Exclusive MSM Analysis Reveals: They Have Gone FULL TABLOID (Trump Tapes vs. WikiLeaks Reveals All)" analysis, the MSM's hypocritically lopsided bias was brazenly clear.



"As you can see there, there has possibly never been a greater trove of journalistic gold. It should be like punditry nirvana, all that material to go over with more coming every single day. But instead, where are our Media?"



The Bernie Sanders Files
The Clinton Foundation / Clinton Global Initiative Files
The Character Witness & Ethics Files
The Collusion / Corruption / Election Rigging Files
The Email Scandals / State Secrets / Benghazi Files
The Al Qaeda / ISIS / Middle East Files
The Lapdog Media Files
The George Soros Files
The Economy & TPP Files
The Social inJustice Files
See also the mega-dump Repository Thread:
The #WikiLeaks #DNCLeaks #Podesta Whistleblowers & FOIA Key Hillary Findings Repository Thread



So instead of seeing the MSM running wild with the WikiLeaks, as anyone should have expected them to in any other era, instead they bent over backwards giving Hillary a pass while Trump was getting the predatory paparazzi lynch mob treatment by op-ed opinion piece peddlers. The balls on this MSM, for running this farce of a game all the while of setting the stage for turning around and declaring outside viewpoints as "FAKE NEWS" (that 'requires' auto-censoring online in social media), is like the balls on a mosquito that buzzes around your ears.


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Another new extreme is how the Corporatocracy's international MSM outlets also went all in on the affair (complete with the same totally biased coverage from start to finish and beyond). Of particular note was how the UK press became indistinguishable from the US press. Given their scale of coverage, one might conclude that UK citizens would be voting. On the other hand, when browsing GOogle News results on any given day, UK outlets were as prominent as any other. Now to explain this one could argue that they have the same style of liberal PC multiculturalism deeply embedded over there just the same as US. But the bigger picture is NATO's hands are dirty in the Arab Spring, Syria and so on. While in the middle of the bulk of American Imperialism's war on the Middle East (and abroad), the UK is deeply complicit in all of those war crimes.

If journalistic integrity were even remotely a factor, as so many remain convinced is an actual thing, then they would have also been harping endlessly about Hillary's own Russia scandals. Here the MSM and friends were all about endlessly pushing this conjecture based narrative that Trump had ties with Russia, all the while we all already knew all about Hillary's own crooked deals with Russia. Trump doesn't even have a "Tower" in Russia, yet Hillary sold Russia 20% of our Uranium reserves to them upon taking in multiple streams of cash from Russian interests, yet conjecture about Trump having Russian ties was to be the biggest story of the decade. Sure, 'the MSM' did report on this across the saga, but then it was 'old news' that somehow didn't have any bearing on anything that matters (when being all anti-Russia was all the rage all of the sudden).


How partisanship would bring millions of people to justify any politician pulling that kind of scheme is truly mind boggling, while the bigger story is what in the world the DNC was thinking in ever trying to shoehorn in an individual with that kind of out in the open political baggage. It's not like they didn't know. From the "Guccifer 2.0" DNC leaks that hit in the summer during Nomination week, you can see the DNC's own dossier files on Clinton. One of which was all about the Clinton Foundation and the treasure trove of controversy to be found there.

Massive organizations like these that are at the helm of our nation, and openly excuse and condone such behavior is another existential concern we all face. As far as I'm concerned, on a count just like that case study there, the DNC ought to be being ripped to shreds by not just our people but also the MSM. The same would apply to the Republican's as well, thinking back on the Bush's House of Saud cronyism. A real irony there considering that the House of Clinton is just as in bed with the diabolical Saudi monarchs as the Bush's ever were. So where has been the MSM? If they were real journalistic fonts then the RNC & DNC would be old news. This isn't even about liberalism vs. conservatism (political philosophies). It's entirely about these sinister party's that operate as one in keeping just the two of them in power while keeping the trajectory of our nation forever against the will of The People.

They've been so hardwired into every level of the media, elections and our government for so long that this in of itself represents a "deep state". Note that I'm not a Republican or Democrat, nor am I a liberal or conservative. My entire appeal with Trump is based specifically on how the Two Party + IC + MSM System has been eating itself alive in trying to undermine him.

So as we ground down towards election day though it got extra sweet in seeing the IC begin exposing itself in such pursuits as well. I understand patriotism and nationalism both as well as anybody could, so I understand the motivation to hold our government and our IC in high regards. Yet the truth is our IC apparatus has been an instrument of drugs, death and destruction the world over. We've seen it essentially silence it's own analysts whose findings don't fit the imperialist mold, and take the gloves off against any and all whistleblowers who attempt to act in good human conscious.

Unless we all come to terms with and correct this, all of the blood they cause is on our hands too. So another positive thing we're witnessing with all of this strife is people talking about the "Deep State" that the IC truly is. Now we just need to force the reality based dialog that our nation ("the last remaining superpower") has been an evil empire, which is due to the Two Party + MSM System's hoodwinking of our people. So that with this latest blunder in military adventurism in Syria, their treasonous war criminal ways finally expose everything that they always have been. Will you support this trend of zero accountability no matter the crimes, or are you truly about justice is for you to decide.




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"ACT" III:
Trumpocalypse


Trumpocalypse: The catastrophic destruction or damage of civilization following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America.

Even head shrinker tribes in the Amazon know what happened. No need to cover all the details of election week. The persistent response however, a lot to talk about there. We'll skip past all the crying and foaming at the mouth stuff though.


The "Free Press" (MSM owned by the Corporatocracy) would go on to blame everything but themselves, everyone opposed to the DNC viewpoint (where the theme was associating the most barbaric "Trump supporters" with everyone else), Hillary, the DNC for picking Hillary, Hillary and the DNC burning Bernie, and so on. As was to be expected, pro-Hillary punditry was fuming over the WikiLeaks, and the narrative was all about painting WikiLeaks as an arm of Russia's propaganda apparatus.


WikiLeaks List Exposes At Least 65 Corporate ‘Presstitutes’ Who Colluded to Hide Clinton’s Crimes
Revelations from the Wikileaks release of John Podesta’s emails yet again prove mainstream, corporate media serves as Hillary Clinton’s personal cheerleading squad — and is devoid of any iteration of journalistic integrity.



The problem with a compromised media is that when the bulk of them are in the bag for a specific party, politician or corporation then when we need them the most they're off in their own self-delusions. For instance, when it came out in the WikiLeaks tht Hillary's campaign manager, John Podesta, has Kremlin ties, where was CNN? Another report, lead by congressman Curt Weldon, just came out further demonstrating the case of the Clinton Foundation's own shady history with Russia. Since Russian alarmism is all the rage now, might we be seeing a grand expose on MSNBC? Don't hold your breath.


There's been a lot of talk about shoddy polls this election. Surely the most by ever by anybody outside of Ron Paul supporter circles from elections past. The LA Times poll proved to be one of the most accurate. You can see there the WikiLeaks showed marginal impacts across the duration, while the heavily publicized events such as Hillary's collapse on 9/11 showed acute poll result impacts. Perception is reality of course, so it's all about the amounts and style of coverage. Part of their polling included "Who do you think will win", and there even the Trump supporters thought he didn't have a chance. With a biased MSM going overboard in demonizing Trump and his supporters, while over-reporting polls that didn't add up, what else would anyone expect? Well he won of course, America essentially had a nervous breakdown in the aftermath, and months later the protests and rioting still rages on.


Things got real interesting when the IC got involved at this early post-election stage. Here we had certain CIA agents come out and insist that not only was Russia solely behind the "hacks" (some of which very well could have been internal leaks), but that they certainly were the ones whom happened to feed the intel to WikiLeaks. Then of course the MSM ran wild with conspiracy theories such as it was Russian teams working directly within WikiLeaks to craftily deploy the daily Podesta leaks that went on up to election day. The big problem with the genesis of this however, since when is the CIA involved in domestic counter-cyber warfare operations? It was the FBI whom went and investigated the leaks, while it's the NSA's job to monitor telecommunications. Yet they weren't leading the charge. Instead, we had not the head of the CIA, but rather the charge was led by one Robert Baer, whom is a former agent that served under Bill Clinton.

What he would be doing with this kind of classified intel sure is a mystery, but this didn't stop the MSM from running wild with this whole idea. That was par for the course, of course, as leading up to the election we had the MSM plastering Hillary's lie that the 'it was Russia' theory was being championed by 17 different intelligence agencies. The truth was, where she claimed that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) whom happens to oversee 17 agencies had supported her conspiracy theory, it simply wasn't true. It couldn't get any more ironic than that considering the head of the ODNI is one James Clapper, whom is infamous for lying to Congress about the NSA's domestic surveillance operations.


10 Ways the CIA’s ‘Russian Hacking’ Story is Left-Wing ‘Fake News’
1. There is actually no new information leading the CIA to its conclusion. ...
2. The “evidence” that the CIA has gathered is inconclusive. ...
3. The CIA is not making public claims that Russia hacked the election. ...
4. Despite left-wing “fake news,” there is no evidence Russian hackers actually distorted the voting process. ...
5. The Obama administration has a history of manipulating intelligence for political gain. ...
6. Julian Assange and Wikileaks have vigorously denied that the Russians were involved in Wikileaks’ disclosures. ...
7. The fact that the Russians might constantly be trying to hack U.S. systems, and might even specifically have targeted the election, does not prove that they succeeded. ...
8. Foreign interference in elections is nothing new — and the Obama administration is a prime culprit. ...
9. What would the consequences of allowing undue Russian influence in our elections be, exactly? ...
10. Occam’s razor: the simplest explanation for the “Russian hacking” story is that it is “fake news” that suits the left-wing media. ...



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In truth Russia probably did do at least some of the hacking that took place, but there were multiple leaks/hacks that went down while each bonafide hacking situation had potentially multiple attacks from who knows where. It was certainly known that numerous hacks happened to Hillary's server before any of this election drama had ever even happened. Things only got weirder and weirder as you dug into the whole scene, especially with the case of Anthony Weiner having classified files on his personal (allegedly child) porn computer at home. Meanwhile, if we're going to take seriously international cyber warfare attacks that's fine. Yet these anti-Russia standards were unprecedented. Where was the hair on fire routine when se China hacked critical OPM systems in 2015 for the umpteenth time, many asked.


All while this was going on, the anti-Russian paranoia sentiment reached Cold War McCarthyism levels as Putin was to be found lurking in every shadow. Out from under the everyone's beds came all manner of conspiracy theories being blasted across all possible mediums. The Russian's hacked the DNC, or was it they rigged the election (the actual polling systems), they "influenced" the election via propaganda, or was it "FAKE NEWS"?


It was the "Cuban Missile Crisis" all over again. As an ever most diligent student of the Culture of Fear, one of my favorite blasts from the past was the Cuban Missile Crisis, where everyone went completely out of their minds that the USSR finally had a launching platform nearby. Meanwhile over in Eurasia we had silo bases surrounding them not unlike that map there.



Obama: The ’80s called, they want their foreign policy back
“Gov. Romney, I’m glad you recognize al-Qaida is a threat, because a few months ago when you were asked what is the biggest geopolitical group facing America, you said Russia, not al-Qaida,” Obama said. “You said Russia. And the 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back. Because the Cold War has been over for 20 years. But Governor, when it comes to our foreign policy, you seem to want to import the foreign policies of the 1980s, just like the social policy of the 1950s, and the economic policies of the 1920s.”


In hindsight, in political paydirt terms that Obama statement to Romney, from 2012, drips with irony like the oil from the BP Gulf Disaster. On the one hand, around the time that was happening they had Al Qaeda deployed as mercenary allies in Syria, while from today's perspective what Obama spoke against there became the cream of DNC + MSM domestic and foreign policy alerts during the past few months.


Sliding down the slippery slope, from this New McCarthyism paranoia streak was born the "FAKE NEWS" melodrama. Like how what the "Russian influence" supposedly was all played out, the entire facade around this new fake news paradigm was clearly being kept deliberately vague. Was this "fake news" a bunch of hoax stories, was it email server 'hacking", was it propaganda (as if propaganda is inherently dishonest), was it Russian's hacking election machines on election day, was it everyday bloggers, or funny memes, or anti-establishment websites, or was it people expressing anti-Globalism viewpoints in their personal social media accounts? Every other day the scope of what this new "fake news" specter was and what should have been done about it seemed to expand, while what it was not was hardly dialed back an inch.


The 4 Types of ‘Fake News’
1. Actual “fake news” ...
2. “Fake news” that is actually satire ...
3. Poorly-reported news that fits an agenda ...
4. Misleading news designed to promote a narrative ...


The Five Types of Fake News
1. 100% False. ...
2. Slanted and Biased. ...
3. Pure Propaganda. ...
4. Misusing the Data. ...
5. Imprecise and Sloppy. ...


6 types of misinformation circulated this election season
1. Authentic material used in the wrong context ...
2. Imposter news sites designed to look like brands we already know ...
3. Fake news sites ...
4. Fake information ...
5. Manipulated content ...
6. Parody content ...



Now lets not forget formats such as 'Bread & Circuses' Non-News (Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga "news"), Satire, Memes (which tend to be satire), Clickbait & Slideshows, Supermarket Tabloids, and last but not least, Sponsored Content.


CNN launches sponsored content studio
CNN's decision to launch the sponsored content studio is in line with many other media companies, such as BuzzFeed, The Atlantic and POLITICO, jumping into what's seen as a lucrative opportunity to marry the skills and reputation of a news media company with the advertisers' desire not to make their advertisements so obvious. There are few things a company loves more than positive, organically earned media, which sponsored content tries to replicate.


More importantly is propaganda. Remember that propaganda isn't inherently dishonest, in fact truth as available is a propagandists best friend. Propaganda is merely the 'science of mass persuasion and / or diversion'. Advertisers know all about the persuasion bit, but the diversion part is the more pervasive and diabolical. Being the domain of propagandists, such as are all of the big cable news channels, partisan diversion from ones side looking bad is forever amongst the games they play. But more importantly, they all work as one in keeping our people ignorant to key facts and perspectives that go against the grain of 'reality' that the Corporatocracy has molded for us. When essentially our entire nation is ignorant to the fact that the United States has long been the worlds last remaining evil empire (in the Internet Age no less), then we're unable to have an honest dialog when trying to put into perspective se the September 11th Attacks, the War in Iraq, or the more recently the engineered Arab Spring and its resulting Syrian War fallout.


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5 Times Corporate Media Got Caught Publishing Fake News Causing the Death & Suffering of Millions
1. George W. Bush's Weapons of Mass Destruction ...
2. Gulf of Tonkin Incident ...
3. Suppression of brutality perpetrated in Bahrain during the Arab Spring ...
4. That time Fox News hired a CIA operative who wasn't a CIA operative ...
5. Vapid anti-marijuana propaganda and the furtherance of the war on drugs ...


Since FOX News was all about making Obama & Hillary look bad, one would have expected them to be all over their State Department's role in the coup d’etat of a democratically elected president in Honduras. Were they? Nope. That didn't jive with the Corporatocracy's agenda of keeping our people blind, deaf and dumb to the larger issue that transcends above and beyond the roles of the "Two Party's".

That example in Honduras is a real classic. Like a page from the old days, the all or nothing days, when toppling governments was all the rage (mainly back in the Cold War era). Quite a few people these days are familiar with the toppling of the Iranian government in 1953. Lesser known events include "Operation CONDOR", and "Operation GLADIO". Wikipedia has a pretty good list up with background and sources galore, although that's still an incomplete list (just from what is already public record).

So that brings us to the Arab Spring (Libya, Syria, etc), and Honduras as modern examples of regime change under Obama. When Obama and the MSM came out with their hair on fire with guns slinging post-election recently, all about Russia's alleged "election influence", that was pretty remarkable. Sure, we could split hairs over overthrowing governments not technically being the influence of foreign elections. But even on that account the whole charade was a farce considering their manipulation of foreign elections such as in Israel, France and the UK.

So there's that. We're still but a couple weeks post-election at this point. The "Russian influence" and "fake news" hysteria were running in parallel and virtually indistinguishable. Prior to the election the whole "fake news" noise was but some bleeps and blurbs here and there during 2016. There was the case of the fake (as in hoax) site set up during the summer that had hoax articles about the idea that 'Paid Riot Squads' were causing all the havoc at the Trump rallies. Since considerable evidence later came to light, one might ask who benefited from that hoax piece (which effectively 'got ahead of the story' as PR folks say).

The other prominent pre-election case that I recall was the Macedonian fake news blog sites that were putting out hoax stories. Of course this would be spun as being Trump people, at least initially, which was odd considering it only proved to discredit them if anything. So on the account of 'who benefits' that didn't seem to add up, but then when asking 'who has ties there' it gets really bizarre if we're to consider the fact that Hillary Clinton has Macedonian ties ala [url=the Mullah Gulen terrorist network. Since every hypothetical and conspiracy they could imagine was promoted all across the campaign against Trump, if there was fair coverage we would have had them kicking that notion around publicly. The story would conclude on it being 'all' merely the schemes of partying teenagers. Then we even had hoax WikiLeaks email 'screenshots' that were being crafted and pumped out across social media, clearly to disrupt & discredit the rest of them.


What really happened behind the scenes with all that we'll probably never know, but we do know that Clinton "fans" were busy pushing out lies in social media such as about the WikiLeaks releases being proven forgeries. That's really to be expected across the isle with American partisan divisiveness, yet when MSNBC picks up such a tweet and runs a story off it like they did, now we're getting into true fake news territory. Whatever fits the agenda and sounds hot leads it seems, all too often with the corporate media.


‘It was like Russia was running a super PAC for Trump’s campaign’
The scourge of “fake news” has been well documented in recent weeks, with some evidence that made-up stories easily outperformed real news reports on Facebook in the final months of the presidential campaign.

And while the fictional reports had many authors, the Washington Post reported over the holiday weekend that Russia’s government played an important role:


The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.

Russia’s increasingly sophisticated propaganda machinery – including thousands of botnets, teams of paid human “trolls,” and networks of websites and social-media accounts – echoed and amplified right-wing sites across the Internet as they portrayed Clinton as a criminal hiding potentially fatal health problems and preparing to hand control of the nation to a shadowy cabal of global financiers.



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That was all stemming from this "PropOrNot" site. The Intercept's article covering PropOrNot (and how the Washington Post lead the charge while the rest of the corporate MSM ran amok with it) should be like required reading for every American. It cut no corners in exposing how the the PropOrNot "List" pulled up essentially every prominent independent news media outlet whom have been critical of ObamaHillaryCo.'s war in Syria, while doing so anonymously and unprofessionally to boot. The team take the defamation game to such smearful lengths as to call for these outlets to be investigated by the FBI while asserting that they “have violated the Espionage Act, the Foreign Agent Registration Act, and other related laws.”, and so on: “because the kind of folks who make propaganda for brutal authoritarian oligarchies are often involved in a wide range of bad business.”


Wa shington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group
Indeed, what happened here is the essence of fake news. The Post story served the agendas of many factions: those who want to believe Putin stole the election from Hillary Clinton; those who want to believe that the internet and social media are a grave menace that needs to be controlled, in contrast to the objective truth that reliable old media outlets once issued; those who want a resurrection of the Cold War. So those who saw tweets and Facebook posts promoting this Post story instantly clicked and shared and promoted the story without an iota of critical thought or examination of whether the claims were true, because they wanted the claims to be true. That behavior included countless journalists.

So the story spread in a flash, like wildfire. Tens of thousands of people, perhaps hundreds of thousands or even millions, consumed it, believing that it was true because of how many journalists and experts told them it was. Virtually none of the people who told them this spent a minute of time or ounce of energy determining if it was true. It pleased them to believe it was, knowing it advanced their interests, and so they endorsed it. That is the essence of how fake news functions, and it is the ultimate irony that this Post story ended up illustrating and spreading far more fake news than it exposed.



From all of that ordeal, there it was: independent media outlets that run contrary to the government & MSM narrative of foreign policy where Russia is involved is "fake news" (not to mention sources critical of Obama, Hillary and PC cultism are also "fake news").

This viewpoint where if a source speaks out against American Imperialism in particular regards to where it bumps up against Russia is this core of this supposed "fake news" standard became entirely clear following actions in Congress.


Senate Quietly Passes The "Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act"
Recall that as we reported in early June, "a bill to implement the U.S.’ very own de facto Ministry of Truth has been quietly introduced in Congress. As with any legislation attempting to dodge the public spotlight the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act of 2016 marks a further curtailment of press freedom and another avenue to stultify avenues of accurate information. Introduced by Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Ted Lieu, H.R. 5181 seeks a “whole-government approach without the bureaucratic restrictions” to counter “foreign disinformation and manipulation,” which they believe threaten the world’s “security and stability.” Also called the Countering Information Warfare Act of 2016 (S. 2692), when introduced in March by Sen. Rob Portman, the legislation represents a dramatic return to Cold War-era government propaganda battles.



The legislation establishes a fund to help train local journalists and provide grants and contracts to NGOs, civil society organizations, think tanks, private sector companies, media organizations, and other experts outside the U.S. government with experience in identifying and analyzing the latest trends in foreign government disinformation techniques. www.portman.senate.gov...


All the while Congress already had these designs set in motion preceding election night, shortly thereafter we also had Silicon Valley already rolling out designs for enacting automatic artificial intelligence censorship algorithms for social media platforms and search engines. Scratch that, in mid-October Google had already announced their "fact checker" feature. This followed their summer announcement of their "Jigsaw" program.


Google Program to Deradicalize Jihadis Will Be Used for Right-Wing American Extremists Next
“We are very conscious — as our own organization and I know Jigsaw are — that this [violent extremism] is not solely the problem of one particular group,” Frenett said.

“Our efforts during phase two, when we’re going to focus on the violent far right in America, will be very much focused on the small element of those that are violent. The interesting thing about how they behave is they’re a little bit more brazen online these days than ISIS fan boys,” Frenett said.



What irony there considering that right wing extremism has marginal at best, while left wing extremism has been rapidly becoming the base of the DNC in recent years. Of course multinational corporations like Google would be anti-right wing as right wingers tend to be nationalists, not globalists.


China Presses Tech Firms to Police the Internet
Nov. 18, 2016
Picture an internet where tech companies are deputized as crime-fighters, where censors keep radical views in check and where governments work together to achieve global order in cyberspace. That is China’s vision, and its third-annual World Internet Conference that ended Friday was aimed at proselytizing that view to tech executives and government leaders who assembled here from around the world. China’s efforts to promote its concept of the internet had fresh resonance as Western minds now debate whether social media sites should screen out fake news, or if smartphone makers should help police gain access to the secrets locked away in the devices of suspected criminals.



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Here the "fact checkers" to be used come into question, which were announced to all be sources now widely known to be of the "Nu-Liberal" viewpoint. Twitter, Facebook and surely others were all following suit alongside Google. Twitter even took it up a notch by banning "Alt-Right" personalities, prominent Trump supporters along with numerous people whom had been active posting the WikiLeaks releases in the run up to the election. Now if you want to block hate speech that's one thing, yet they still allow #killallmen & #killallwhitemen! Next comes in the Washington Post with their phone app to automatically block "fake news" materials (based on PropOrnot et al), and the "Ministry of Truth" from 1984 has now come full circle around the "Land of the Free" (during the Internet Age no less).


The hypocracy is off the charts at this point, that such a source dares to perpetually post "anti-fake news" hitpieces (against anti-Ruling Establishment that is), for them to post articles lamenting the "Post-Truth Era", all the while trying to turn America into one giant Echo Chamber of the Corporatocracy.

Now we're about to New Years. All throughout November & December we were inundated with "fake news" hysteria all across the MSM (internationally even). You'd think that after all of that they'd at least honest up in regards to their own news fakery moving forward, but instead it was more like the calm before the storm.


16 Fake News Stories Reporters Have Run Since Trump Won
-Early November: Spike in Transgender Suicide Rates ...
-November 22: The Tri-State Election Hacking Conspiracy Theory ...
-December 1: The 27-Cent Foreclosure ...
-January 20: Nancy Sinatra’s Complaints about the Inaugural Ball ...
-January 20: The Nonexistent Climate Change Website ‘Purge’ ...
-January 20: The Great MLK Jr. Bust Controversy ...
-January 20: Betsy DeVos, Grizzly Fighter ...
-January 26: The ‘Resignations’ At the State Department ...
-January 27: The Photoshopped Hands Affair ...
-January 29: The Reuters Account Hoax ...
-January 31: The White House-SCOTUS Twitter Mistake ...
-January 31: The Big Travel Ban Lie ...
-February 1: POTUS Threatens to Invade Mexico ...
-February 2: Easing the Russian Sanctions ...
-February 2: Renaming Black History Month ...
-February 2: The House of Representatives’ Gun Control Measures ...


While all of that was happening, the showdown with Trump and the Intelligence Community (IC) was still ramping up. This whole ordeal has been primarily with factions within the CIA, although there have been some dirty mole problem in other places maybe even the White House itself. This situation has been so prominent that it's been a big topic even in the MSM. Of course the corporate media has been all about framing it all up as if it inherently proves that the Russia Trump connection is therefore surely true. Never mind the fact that certain people within the CIA, whom have been involved with arming Al Qaeda in the Syrian civil war they started, may face public trials and executions (which the corporate media is guilty of helping to cover up all this time). Many observers have been referring to these elements as the "Deep State", which is a proper term for the shadowy IC. People need to start comprehending that no matter which "Party" is in the White House, for decades the same dirty spycraft of toppling foreign governments and rigging foreign elections continues on more or less unchecked. These acts include heinous war crimes, which might ought to get them and the politicians involved with them the title of "War Criminal Industrial Complex" (WCIC), and this "WCIC" the MSM are a part of it too.


Or in more easily digested perspective, that these actors could simply be liberal ideologues like the people whom have been rioting and committing open hate crime atrocities on the streets. Nope, if we're to follow the MSM's viewpoint, this proves all Russian + Trump conspiracy theories they've been cooking up.

Trump being an outspoken critic of NATO, and Afghanistan policy, only further ensured that the "Deep State" would set their laser targeting beams upon his pants.

That 'dodgy dossier' the IC & MSM crapped the bed with, it must prove that? Of course! What a classic example of news fakery their handling of that was. At the time of BuzzFeed posting in full online (and then CNN reporting it on TV), BuzzFeed even had to deliver it with the facts that none of it had been confirmed, other than factual errors that had been figured out by that point. This tale is about as bizarre as they come, and not just for the claims it makes. Apparently, it had been floating around the IC and the MSM for months. Behind the scenes it came to be described as "legendary". As soon as it posted it went viral, and its "Pissgate" claims were immediately taken at face value by 'everyone' whom wanted to hurt him, and so on across social media. It's actual origins, and why it looked so ridiculous (scanned with highlighter markings? come on), was a complete mystery. Meaning BuzzFeed and CNN didn't even know where it came from, but ran with it anyways.


The timing was classic. This whole thing hit in the evening the night before Trump was to do his first press conference, as if the whole charade wasn't designed to torpedo that. Right out the gates people in the "4chan" message boards, whom as a 'group' are something legendary for preemptive trolling of liberal groups, posted claiming that they had crafted the whole affair as a troll move (with apparent evidence of their argument).

Now with the cat out of the bag, and it's credibility along with CNN's on the hook, out comes Senator John McCain claiming he received it from a former British intelligence agent (and then passed it on to the CIA). How a former agent would still have that kind of 'deep state' access in Russia had some people scratching their heads, while the real mystery in this change of custody snafu was how it was it was being passed around behind the scenes across all the MSM?


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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 03:59 PM
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You remind me some times of the guys who developed The Church of the Sub-Genius.

That is not an insult by any means; carry on!



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That it was McCain coming out with it really tells the tale. Don't forget he's guilty of what has transpired in Syria too, as Senator Lindsey Graham and himself were the go to guys within the GOP to rally support for Obama's, Hillary's and the CIA's Al Qaeda operations there.


For all of these players involved in Syria including the coverup job going down in the MSM), we're not just talking about them having blood on their hands here, it's more like they've been doing Olympic high dives into a very deep pool of said blood. Consider that some 400,000 human beings are thought to have already been killed there. Well that would be 600,000 gallons of spilled blood.


Facing that kind of pressure from our people growing wise to this perspective, what lengths wouldn't they all go to to maintain their Big Lie? Would they feed bogus cliams to the MSM, as "anonymous sources"? Would the MSM itself make up bogus claims of "anonymous sources" making claims? What we know for sure is, we can't trust the MSM or the IC, and here they've been perpetrating this endless barrage of stories involving their "anonymous sources" while presenting them as facts (which conveniently can't be confirmed not disproven much of the time).



(Dictators) get started by suppressing a free press. In other words, a consolidation of power. When you look at history the first thing that dictators do is shut down the press." -John McCain


So while we've had John McCain out championing the MSM while making dictator references regarding Trump's war with them, we've also had prominent Democrat's come out against the deeply troubling Deep State situation that has unfolded. The three being covered here are former Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, and former CIA agent Bryan Dean Wright:


What’s at the core of this is an effort by some in the intelligence community to upend any positive relationship between the U.S. and Russia. And I tell you there’s a marching band and Chowder Society out there. There are people trying to separate the U.S. and Russia so that this military industrial intel axis can cash in. ...The American people have to know that there’s a game going on inside the intelligence community… at the bottom of all this is the fact that there are those that seek to separate US from Russia to reignite the cold war… that’s what’s at the bottom of all this …. Wake up America!! ...What’s going on in the intelligence community with this new president is unprecedented. They’re making every effort trying to upend him. ...It’s not just this administration. I want to remind the views and all those who are on the panel that in the closing months of the Obama administration, they put together a deal with Russia to create peace in Syria. A few days later, a military strike in Syria killed a hundred Syrian soldiers and that ended the agreement. What happened is inside the intelligence and the Pentagon there was a deliberate effort to sabotage an agreement the White House made." -D ennis Kucinich



The deep state, although there’s no precise or scientific definition, generally refers to the agencies in Washington that are permanent power factions. They stay and exercise power even as presidents who are elected come and go. They typically exercise their power in secret, in the dark, and so they’re barely subject to democratic accountability, if they’re subject to it at all. It’s agencies like the CIA, the NSA and the other intelligence agencies, that are essentially designed to disseminate disinformation and deceit and propaganda, and have a long history of doing not only that, but also have a long history of the world’s worst war crimes, atrocities and death squads.

This is who not just people like Bill Kristol, but lots of Democrats are placing their faith in, are trying to empower, are cheering for as they exert power separate and apart from—in fact, in opposition to—the political officials to whom they’re supposed to be subordinate.
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That isn’t what this resistance is now doing. What they’re doing instead is trying to take maybe the only faction worse than Donald Trump, which is the deep state, the CIA, with its histories of atrocities, and say they ought to almost engage in like a soft coup, where they take the elected president and prevent him from enacting his policies. And I think it is extremely dangerous to do that.

Even if you’re somebody who believes that both the CIA and the deep state, on the one hand, and the Trump presidency, on the other, are extremely dangerous, as I do, there’s a huge difference between the two, which is that Trump was democratically elected and is subject to democratic controls, as these courts just demonstrated and as the media is showing, as citizens are proving. But on the other hand, the CIA was elected by nobody. They’re barely subject to democratic controls at all. And so, to urge that the CIA and the intelligence community empower itself to undermine the elected branches of government is insanity. That is a prescription for destroying democracy overnight in the name of saving it." -G lenn Greenwald



...We start getting into the grounds of treason. Look, I'm a Democrat, and I certainly didn't support or vote for Trump. Before I'm a Democrat, I'm an American. And I think the vast majority of spies understand that, and are committed to that. But there are a fair number of these folks who are engaging in a very dangerous game, and I support the president and his efforts to find these folks and throw them in jail. ... I think we start to head down a very dangerous road that places like Pakistan and Egypt have gone down, where military and intelligence officers who are in the shadows, they're elected by no one, they get to decide they put their finger on the scale of who wins or loses in the political world. I think when we start seeing this garbage I think we are in deep deep trouble. In fact, there was a tweet by a journalist who said effectively that the IC has declared war on president Trump, and that they plan to see him die in jail." -Bryan Dean Wright



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That's some powerful stuff, but of course we are talking about the ultimate echelons of power here. One might shudder to think, that if they're willing to start civil wars that kill hundreds of thousands of people, what lengths would they go to protect themselves? Yet what's potentially even more frightening is the reality that millions of American's are in full support of this Deep State "soft coup" trend, merely on partisan grounds as fueled by the MSM.

People are supporting this soft coup, while also fully supporting the MSM. Exclamations of they require First Amendment protections don't even end with the reporters themselves, but they extend all the way up the corporate chains that run them. In general maybe, according to corporate law yes, but at some point in all of this system there needs to be accountability for maljournalism considering complicity in war crimes has long been the modus operandi of this collusion.

I argue this "maljournalism" concept is not to be taken lightly. Like doctors should face consequences for medical malpractice, the upper echelons of journalism should face consequences for maljournalism. A doctor can hurt what maybe dozens of patients? When the MSM doesn't do it's job hundreds of thousands of men, women and children can each be splattered into a thousand tiny pieces. This is the threat of the media 'controlling what people think' while serving as the de facto propaganda arm of the government in general, and more specifically the literal propaganda front of the Corporatocracy. This isn't just some hypothetical either, this is real world stuff with a long history. And towards those ends we've seen this bipartisan effort to create their new "Ministry of Truth" pass, and be go on to be signed by Obama.



When you cover up a crime that is complicity. With "journalists" playing at CNN's level, each and every anchor & reporter, until each of them comes out and finally tells the truth about Syria, and lays it all out there how it wasn't Russia's fault, that the CIA started it (along with Obama, Hillary, McCain, Graham), that they used Al Qaeda to trigger it, and then they blamed it on Russia when instead of it blowing over quickly it became blowback...

Until that happens, every single report that any individual at CNN et al makes talking about Syria, and every hysterical McCarthyist anti-Russia PSYOP hit-piece any of them put out in such regards, is all fake news. Forget if some specific micro story they're covering is based on facts. Their narrative is a farce and that makes each of them complicit until they expose it. Which means the 600,000 (and counting) gallons of blood spilled there that blood is on their hands too. They're swimming in it every day.

In 2016, "post-truth" was chosen as the Oxford Dictionaries' Word of the Year, by and large due to critics of Trump in our circus of a US presidential election. Behold the "Post Truth World", where all of the sudden "lies" by a president are all the MSM rage like never before, the MSM pumps out fake news at a feverish pace following lifetimes worth of being Deep State American Imperialism propagandists. The Post Truth World, where the Internet is being structured to automatically censor views outside of the lens the Corporatocracy insists we all remain trapped within. All for what? In review, it's mainly all "to suppress Russian propaganda" (which includes anyone with a view outside of their lens) so the story goes, in this "New Cold War" (that they've all been busy behind the scenes creating and spinning). The writing isn't just on the wall folks. It's everywhere, at least until the censors kick in across the Internet.

Censorship straight out of Communist China is the design, all in order for the MSM to continue to keep us ignorant while the Deep State pushes for a New Cold War.





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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 04:00 PM
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this is what ATS is all about, thanks for the time and effort you put into this.




posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 04:02 PM
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alright its all pasted in,

alright code is fixed,

one remaining image cockup: the uranium one infographic i decided to take out but instead the image before it was, and im not seeing in my images what went there argh


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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 04:08 PM
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Holy information overload Batman!! Great job at completing the thread. S and multiple stars for creating it. There is a LOT of info to sort through here...Just leaving this here as a bookmark.
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posted on Feb, 25 2017 @ 04:10 PM
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It was the "Cuban Missile Crisis" all over again. As an ever most diligent student of the Culture of Fear, one of my favorite blasts from the past was the Cuban Missile Crisis, where everyone went completely out of their minds that the USSR finally had a launching platform nearby. Meanwhile over in Eurasia we had silo bases surrounding them not unlike that map there.



I'm flattered that a picture I took of my friend's TV made it into your awesome thread.



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