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Dec 20 10:51

CNN’S 2014 JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR RESIGNS AFTER ADMITTING TO FALSIFYING STORIES

A reporter at the German news magazine Der Spiegel — who won CNN’s Journalist of the Year Award in 2014 — resigned on Wednesday after admitted to making up stories.

Claas Relotius “falsified articles on a grand scale and even invented characters,” Der Spiegel admitted in a statement.

Dec 20 08:52

Washington DC sues Facebook over Cambridge Analytica scandal, vowing to make Zuckerberg's company 'live up to its promise to protect users' and make privacy settings easier to control

The attorney general in Washington DC filed a lawsuit against Facebook on Wednesday for allowing data-mining firm Cambridge Analytica to improperly access data from as many as 87 million users before the 2016 presidential election.

Karl Racine, the attorney general for the District of Columbia, filed the lawsuit Wednesday and it alleges Facebook misled users about the security of their data and failed to properly monitor third-party apps.

The US capital is suing the website founded by Mark Zuckerberg after Cambridge University's Aleksandr Kogan and his company, Global Science Research (GSR), launched an app called 'thisisyourdigitallife' and sold personal information of users to a political consulting firm.

Dec 20 08:41

Guardian challenged over ‘fake’ Assange & Manafort story, as Luke Harding goes AWOL

Leading journalists have called out the Guardian for not retracting their story that claimed Wikileaks’ Julian Assange met with ex-Donald Trump operative Paul Manafort despite a lack of evidence to support the claims.

Led by ex-Guardian writer, now co-editor at the Intercept, Glenn Greenwald, various journalists and activists attacked the publication for going silent on the ‘bombshell’ story, while at the same time hailing that they are Britain’s most trusted news outlet.

Dec 20 08:41

Fraud ‘on grand scale’: Top journalist at reputable German magazine faked his stories for YEARS

One of Germany’s most popular papers, Der Spiegel, has found itself at the center of a scandal involving one of its top reporters who was caught fabricating elements of his stories.
Claas Relotius, who worked at Der Spiegel as a freelancer for 6 years until receiving a staff position in 2017, seemed to be a paragon of modern journalism. The 33-year-old has received numerous prestigious journalism awards, both in Germany and abroad.

Just this December he was awarded a prize by the German reporter’s association for his story about the life of a child in Syria. In 2014, Relotius was warmly welcomed by CNN who named him ‘Journalist of the Year.’

However, his seemingly brilliant career has turned out to be a house of cards that is now falling apart, just as it had with Stephen Glass, a former staff writer at the New Republic who authored one of the most spectacular fabrication campaigns in the history of American journalism.

Dec 20 08:20

Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

Uber, Amazon, Facebook, eBay, Tinder, Apple, Lyft, Foursquare, Airbnb, Spotify, Instagram, Twitter, Angry Birds – if you zoom out and look at the bigger picture, you can see that, taken together, these companies have turned our computers and phones into bugs that are plugged in to a vast corporate-owned surveillance net-work. Where we go, what we do, what we talk about, who we talk to, and who we see – everything is recorded and, at some point, leveraged for value. Google, Apple and Facebook know when a woman visits an abortion clinic, even if she tells no one else: the GPS coordinates on the phone don’t lie. One-night stands and extramarital affairs are a cinch to figure out: two smartphones that never met before suddenly cross paths in a bar and then make their way to an apartment across town, stay together overnight, and part in the morning.

Dec 20 08:13

Google Is Not What It Seems by Julian Assange

In this extract from his new book When Google Met Wikileaks, WikiLeaks' publisher Julian Assange describes the special relationship between Google, Hillary Clinton and the State Department -- and what that means for the future of the internet. WikiLeaks readers can obtain a 20 percent discount on the cover price when ordering from the OR Books website by using the coupon code "WIKILEAKS".

Dec 20 07:33

THE NEW YORK TIMES HAD SPECIAL ACCESS TO FACEBOOK DATA WITHOUT USERS’ KNOWLEDGE

The New York Times was one of the companies that had access to private user data from Facebook, a key point brushed over in a report released by the paper.

While the Tuesday bombshell focused on how the information from Facebook was mainly shared with major tech companies like Microsoft, Amazon and Spotify, The Times was one of nine media organizations that also obtained special access to things like a users’ friends lists.

Disclosing such information violated Facebook’s normal privacy rules and was meant to help companies better target consumers, while raising internal advertising revenues, according to the report.

For companies like The Times and Netflix, access to the data of 2.2 billion people could be a goldmine.

Dec 20 07:27

BuzzFeed Wins Defamation Lawsuit Over Publication Of Steele Dossier

A federal judge in Florida handed BuzzFeed News a victory Wednesday in a defamation suit brought over the site’s publication of the infamous Steele Dossier in January of 2017.

Russian technology executive Aleksej Gubarev sued BuzzFeed, claiming that dossier contained details about him that were false. He argued that BuzzFeed’s reporters never bothered to contact him to determine the accuracy of claims that he had directly participated in hacking the Democratic Party’s computers during the 2016 campaign.

Christopher Steele’s unverified Russia dossier, which contained memorably salacious details about the Kremlin possessing some incriminating footage of Donald Trump in a hotel room, alleged Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.

Miami-based U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro sided with BuzzFeed’s argument that publication of the document was protected by fair report privilege.

Dec 20 07:06

Media’s hyping of Russia threat a ‘grotesque absurdity’ – John Pilger on RT’s Going Underground

Investigative journalist John Pilger has called out the “grotesque absurdity” of those in the Western media who hype the so-called threats from Russia and China to Cold War levels, in an interview with RT’s Going Underground.
Pilger told RT’s Afshin Rattansi that he finds it “difficult to believe” how some journalists “should go along, should allow themselves to be indulged by the British government at a time when there is a litany of lies about Russia, about China — about so many issues that endanger us.”

“I've never known such a grotesque absurdity as the elevation of Russia and China and the perceived enemies to the kind of Cold War status they had when I was a child,” he said.

Dec 20 07:04

The Year of Putin-Nazi Paranoia

As my regular readers will probably recall, according to my personal, pseudo-Chinese zodiac, 2017 was “The Year of the Headless Liberal Chicken.” This year, having given it considerable thought, and having consulted the I Ching, and assorted other oracles, I’m designating 2018 “The Year of Putin-Nazi Paranoia.”

Not that 2017 wasn’t already paranoid. It was. It was completely paranoid, and otherwise clinically batshit crazy. But 2018 has been batshit crazier. It started out with the Internet companies that control the flow of information that most of us now perceive as “reality” launching an all-out War on Dissent, purportedly to protect the public from “divisive” and “confusing” content, and other forms of Russian “influencing.”

Dec 20 07:01

UK looted $45 TRILLION from India over 173 colonial years; US/UK looting $??TRILLION now with neo/warcolonialism

*hyperlinks/videos live at source*

Indian economist Utsa Patnaik's published research documents that colonial UK looted ~$45 trillion from India from 1765 to 1938 through control over natural and human resources. This military and political domination murdered millions of Indians.

British history lies that colonialism’s purpose was to “bring civilization” and Christianity to help development costing money rather than parasitizing resources: $45 trillion over 173 years is $260 billion/year, ~10% of modern UK GDP (10% of modern US GDP is $1.9 trillion; about half the US federal budget). Therefore, .01% psychopathic oligarchs are highly motivated to maintain a hidden and ongoing empire.

My published research documents current US/UK neocolonial-related “wars on terror” were started with:
lies known to be false as they were told,
are Orwellian-illegal,
are used to loot trillions (US War Defense Department admits they looted lost $21 trillion),

Dec 20 06:55

Marc Lamont Hill should be reinstated without delay

African-American college professor and activist Dr Marc Lamont Hill has been fired from his side-gig at CNN for the “crime” of speaking out in solidarity with Palestine. Last month, Hill spoke at the UN on the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. He gave a brilliantly eloquent and moving speech in which he called for solidarity with Palestinians to go beyond sloganeering towards active participation in the non-violent Boycott, Divestment and Solidarity (BDS) movement.

Drawing historical parallels between the Palestinian liberation struggle and Black liberation struggles, Hill even backed the right of both to use arms in self-defence in pursuit of their freedom.

Dec 19 15:29

Russian Suing BuzzFeed Over Steele Dossier Wins Major Court Decision

BuzzFeed was dealt a major blow in court on Tuesday, after a Judge decided that a Russian internet entrepreneur named in the infamous "Steele Dossier" is not a public figure.

The decision by Judge Ursula Ungaro means that Russian businessman Aleksej Gubarev, who sued BuzzFeed last year for defamation, has to prove a much lower standard of evidence against the media outlet.

Public figures typically need to be able to prove the more demanding standard of "actual malice" when bringing a libel suit, while nonpublic figures only need to prove negligence, according to Politico.

BuzzFeed spokesman Matt Mittenthal expressed disappointment in the decision, but he stressed that the media company is advancing several other legal arguments about why it was justified in its decision to publish the dossier former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele compiled about alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia. -Politico

Dec 19 13:05

Trump Approves Full Withdrawal From Syria, 'Liberal' Media Furious

President Trump signaled Wednesday morning he's finally going to pull US troops out of Syria and end the seemingly never-ending war which led to the refugee crisis and the rise of ISIS.

Of course, the so-called "liberal media" and "The Resistance" is furious.

Dec 19 10:08

Mass Media's Russia Hysteria Is Openly Acknowledging The Power Of Propaganda

“So now the question becomes: how did Russia know to target African American voters, and especially in certain key states,” asked popular #Resistance pundit Amy Siskind in response to a New York Times articleclaiming Russian social media trolls targeted Sanders supporters and Black voters during the 2016 election.

“I think we’ll get our answers in the coming months from the Mueller probe,” Siskind speculated.

Dec 19 09:02

WORLD'S JOURNALISTS HAVE NEVER FACED 'AS MUCH VIOLENCE AND ABUSIVE TREATMENT' AS THIS YEAR

The international press freedom group Reporters Without Borders detailed an "unprecedented" level of violence and hostility toward journalists around the world in 2018, with the number of reporters killed and detained while working—or in retaliation for their work—shooting up from the previous year.

Eighty journalists around the world were killed due to their reporting work from January to November 2018, while 348 were detained and 60 were held hostage, according to the the group's annual "Worldwide Round-up" of dangers faced by journalists.

"Violence against journalists has reached unprecedented levels this year, and the situation is now critical," said Christophe Deloire, head of Reporters Without Borders, which is also known by its French name, Reporters Sans Frontieres (RSF).

Webmaster's Commentary: 

When Senator Hiram Warren made the observation that 'The first casualty of war is truth, the guy was absolutely spot on.

Dec 19 08:56

CHINA AND RUSSIA HAVE MODIFIED THE ATMOSPHERE ABOVE EUROPE TO TEST POSSIBLE MILITARY APPLICATION, SCIENTISTS SAY

The control over the ionosphere has become an ambitious project for some military forces, as it has the capacity to disrupt communication of enemy satellites. The U.S., for instance, was also involved in a multimillion-dollar project called the High-Frequency Active Auroral Research Program, also known as HAARP, located 200 miles north of Anchorage, Alaska, and funded by the U.S. military and the Defense Department in 1993. HAARP was later transferred from the U.S. Air Force to the University of Alaska Fairbanks on August 11, 2015.

Dec 19 08:50

Mark Zuckerberg Loses $19B, More than Any Other Billionaire, from Facebook’s 2018 Stock Slide

Mark Zuckerberg has lost more money in 2018 than any of the top billionaires in the world, after Facebook suffered a devastating year. His losses for the year are estimated at $19 billion.

According to Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index, Mark Zuckerberg dropped $19 billion in 2018. The Facebook CEO was worth around $75 billion at the beginning of the year, but his net worth was recorded at $56 billion on Monday.

Zuckerberg fell under scrutiny in March, after Facebook was called out for allowing the company Cambridge Analytica to allegedly misuse the data for 50 million of its users.

By July, Facebook’s stock had plummeted to a new low, causing Zuckerberg to lose nearly $16 billion in one single day, and losing another $2 billion over the course of the next few days.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's all feel sorry for poor old Mark Zuckerberg .... NOT!

Dec 19 08:48

The Latest Facebook Scandal: Netflix, Spotify Could Read Private Messages, Yandex Was Given IDs

Facebook has been giving some of the world's largest technology companies - more than 150 of them, far more intrusive access to users' personal data than it has ever disclosed according to an investigation by the New York Times. The Times interviewed over 60 people including current and former employees of Facebook and its partners, former government officials and privacy advocates - and reviewed over 270 pages of Facebook's internal documents while performing technical tests and analysis to monitor what data Facebook has been handing out like candy.

The records, generated in 2017 by the company’s internal system for tracking partnerships, provide the most complete picture yet of the social network’s data-sharing practices. They also underscore how personal data has become the most prized commodity of the digital age, traded on a vast scale by some of the most powerful companies in Silicon Valley and beyond. -NYT

Dec 19 08:25

The frantic, unprecedented race to save 700,000 NSFW Tumblrs for posterity

GeoCities, Vine, Friendster–communities live, thrive, and often die on the net. But the two-week timeframe in which content will disappear from Tumblr is unprecedented, says Jason Scott. He cofounded Archive Team, a volunteer project running software that scarfs copies of endangered websites for posterity.

They are now scrambling to preserve an estimated 700,000 Tumblr blogs that are expected to partly or entirely disappear due to a new, broadly defined ban on “adult content” announced on December 3. That makes Monday the 17th D-Day, when images, GIFs, and videos flagged as verboten by Tumblr’s AI will disappear from public view–and probably from the reach of archivists.

Dec 19 08:18

Putin Wants to Eat Your Children

If U.S. television and politicians started saying that Saudi Arabia should be bombed because it kills and tortures innocent people, within a week many millions of Americans would demand just that. And because those voices do say that about ISIS, many millions of Americans do favor a war on ISIS.

My point is not that bombs would be worse than the problem addressed and would make the problem itself worse as well, although that’s all true. Rather, my point is that most people who favor wars do so in order to blindly support a nation, and in blindly supporting that nation they allow it to dictate which wars they will favor. Although war supporters will give you reasons for the wars they favor, they actually favor whichever wars they are told to favor, and no others. And they’ll give you the reasons they are told to believe in as well.

Dec 19 08:07

Financial Times picks Soros as 'Person of the Year'

UK business daily, the Financial Times, has chosen American-Hungarian investor and philanthropist, George Soros, as 'Person of the Year 2018' for his role as "standard bearer of liberal democracy and open society".

Dec 19 07:55

The 'Russian Threat' and the Politics of Mass Distraction

With mounting problems at home, the UK Establishment is stepping up its campaign to divert our attention on to non-existent dangers from abroad. The so-called 'Russian threat,' is not only good for the arms industry, and defense budgets, but for politicians who have no answers to the very real threats the British public face in their daily lives.

A knife crime epidemic. A significant rise in the murder rate. The NHS at breaking point. A 60% rise in homelessness since 2010/11 and a sharp rise in child and pensioner poverty. A hideously expensive and unreliable public transport system that is not fit for purpose.

Dec 19 07:38

Do it CIA style: What you need to know about latest leak on UK-funded psyop

It’s been over a month since hackers began exposing the Scotland-based 'Integrity Initiative' as a UK government-funded propaganda outfit — and gradually new details of the organization's clandestine activities have come to light.

The documents were leaked by a group which claims to be associated with the Anonymous hackers. The first batch of leaks revealed the Integrity Initiative (II) was stealthily operating “clusters” of influencers across Europe working to ensure pro-UK narratives dominate the media. The second batch showed that the organization was also running disinformation campaigns domestically — specifically a smear campaign against Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn; all done under the guise of combatting “Russian propaganda.”

Dec 18 16:34

Tucker Carlson Stands Strong: 'We're Not Intimidated, We'll Continue to Tell The Truth'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson is standing strong and doubling down in the face of establishment leftists targeting his advertisers because he dares to speak out against open borders globalism.

Dec 18 14:52

Stossel: Does Silicon Valley Manipulate Users?

Leaked emails show some Google engineers blaming their company for Trump's 2016 win, suggesting that the site should censor outlets like The Daily Caller and Breitbart.

Google says the company never did that, but for many people, it raises the question: could Google executives flip an election?

"Google's senior management was heavily in favor of Hillary Clinton," The Creepy Line writer Peter Schweizer tells John Stossel. "Their ability to manipulate the algorithm is something that they've demonstrated the ability to do in the past...and the evidence from academics who monitored 2016 was clearly that they did."

Dec 18 14:47

Rand Paul On The Weekly Standard: 'Good Riddance To The Fake Conservatives And Warmongers'

Senator Rand Paul responded to news of neocon propaganda rag The Weekly Standard closing its doors by saying "good riddance."

Dec 18 14:14

Michael Savage 'Being Silenced,' Losing Show to NeverTrumper Ben Shapiro

Michael Savage, America's second most popular radio host, appears to be on the brink of being taken off the air entirely and replaced by NeverTrump neocon Ben Shapiro.

Dec 18 14:14

'The Color Purple' Author Targeted For Destruction For Saying She Read David Icke Book

Pulitzer-Prize winning author Alice Walker is being targeted for destruction for saying she read a book by controversial author David Icke.

Dec 18 12:47

Berkeley scientists developing artificial intelligence tool to combat ‘hate speech’ on social media

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, are developing a tool that uses artificial intelligence to identify “hate speech” on social media, a program that researchers hope will out-perform human beings in identifying bigoted comments on Twitter, Reddit and other online platforms.

Scientists at Berkeley’s D-Lab “are working in cooperation with the [Anti-Defamation League] on a ‘scalable detection’ system—the Online Hate Index (OHI)—to identify hate speech,” the Cal Alumni Association reports.

Dec 18 11:23

Despite Media Spin USA is NOT 1st in Mass Shootings – We’re 63rd

Why cannot liberals tell the truth? We saw it in the Kavanaugh hearings, women coming forward claiming to have been raped only to announce later that they had made it up and “just wanted to help.” It is barely understandable when you see individuals do it. It is totally unacceptable when you see academics do it. Such is the case of Adam Lankford, a professor at Alabama. Simply put it appears he just made up his research to provide a result that made him popular with the left. His study claims the U.S. is the leader in mass shootings.-- The fact is based on his criteria the U.S. is 63rd in mass shootings.

Dec 18 10:54

The primetime BBC 'comedy' that's like a party political broadcast for Jeremy Corbyn: CHARLOTTE GILL is appalled by the Corporation's Tory-bashing satire

Is there anything less funny than BBC comedy? It pledges to be ‘inclusive’ and it promises to ‘reflect a range of views’.

Yet the humour could hardly be more biased if it tried – as Andrew Neil, one of its own political presenters, put it recently: ‘When it comes to so-called comedy, the BBC has long given up on balance.’ He wrote: ‘Nobody seems to care.’

Well, I care and, having spent the last month tuning in both to its radio and television output, I can confirm he is right. Far from reflecting a range of views, the Corporation’s Tory-bashing satire is one-eyed from start to finish.

The situation is excruciating, in fact – bad for listeners and bad for licence payers, who are forced to pay for puerile Left-wing propaganda that masquerades as humour.

Dec 18 10:41

Fox News Legal Analyst Warns Trump Of ‘Doomsday’ Scenario In Mueller Probe

Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano predicted that President Donald Trump will be speaking soon to special counsel Robert Mueller “one way or another.”

And he warned team Trump that if the president doesn’t submit to an interview, he’ll be facing a grand jury.

Napolitano told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith that if Trump agrees to an interview, his legal team would be with him. They could stop, leave the room and confer after every question.

Before a grand jury, the president would face questions alone.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

FOX and Napolitano are turning against Trump.

Dec 18 10:23

IS ZUCKERBERG FINALLY CLAMPING DOWN ON HATE IN THE PAGES OF FACEBOOK?

Facebook deleted Yair Netanyahu’s posts, prompting him to take to Twitter to criticise the social networking giant, calling it a “dictatorship of thought”.

Hopefully this is the start of a new trend on FaceBook

Dec 17 12:02

New York Magazine Laments PewDiePie Appears Too Popular to Ban

New York Magazine is very frustrated that PewDiePie appears to be too popular for YouTube to outright ban him -- but that hasn't stopped them from demanding they ban him anyways.

Dec 17 10:27

Sundar Pichai And The Ethics Of Algorithms

The latest congressional technology hearing was as cringeworthy as you would expect.

There were politicians who thought Google was the same company as Apple.

There were politicians that wondered why Google was censoring hate-speech.

There were politicians that thought Sundar Pichai’s salary and some aggressive alpha-male shouting would enable him to reveal the answer to the age old mystery of “is Google tracking our every step?”

Confused? So am I.

Dec 17 10:24

"They Used Us For Crisis PR" - Facebook's Factcheckers Are In Open Revolt

A group of former and current factcheckers hired by Facebook to flag false news have come forward to say they've "lost trust" in the social media giant after it did little to actually crack down on fake news. “They’ve essentially used us for crisis PR,” Brooke Binkowski, a former editor at Snopes, which partnered with Facebook for two years, told The Guardian. Another journalist said, “We were just collateral damage” — at a time during and after the 2016 presidential election when "fake news" was a front and center topic in national debate.

Dec 17 09:57

YouTube removes 58 million videos featuring hateful or inappropriate content

YouTube was once seen as safe space, free from government regulation and censorship.

But the dark side of the sharing platform has been laid bare in a report that reveals in the past three months, it has had to remove 58 million videos that were posting hateful or inappropriate content.

Catherine Archer, a lecturer at Murdoch University who specialises in social media, said it is the tip of the iceberg.

"I guess it's starting to admit the problem, but the whole point of YouTube was being able to upload a video without being a professional," she said.

Dec 17 08:37

‘Macron… WHAT?’ French TV channel ‘censors’ photo of Yellow Vest protester’s placard (PHOTOS)

TV channel France3 has “fixed” a placard held by a Yellow Vest protester, which urged President Emmanuel Macron to resign. The broadcaster explained that the sign was broadcast reading just Macron, due to a “human error.”
The unfortunate blunder occurred on Saturday during an evening news program that was covering the ongoing Yellow Vest protests.

Among videos and images of the protests, France3 featured a photo supplied by Agence France Presse (AFP). It shows a couple of mounted police officers watching the crowds outside the Opera building in Paris on Saturday. One of the Yellow Vests holds high a placard, reading “Macron out.”

Dec 17 08:17

BBC Poirot Drama to Reinvent Agatha Christie Tale as Anti-Brexit Parable

The BBC are reinventing Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot story The ABC Murders as a morality tale comparing Brexit to the rise of fascism.

Showrunner Sarah Phelps, previously a writer for the long-running EastEnders soap opera, will shift the story from 1935 to 1933 for her three-part Christmas drama, and “bring Brexit into the mix, inviting audiences to draw parallels between the rise of fascism in 1930s Britain and the state of the nation today,” according to the Telegraph.

Dec 17 08:13

BBC Looks For Russian Interference In French Protests! Zakharova Hits Back With OSCE Suit

The correspondence of the journalist of the BBC Russian Service, Olga Ivshina, in which she asked to find any evidence of “Moscow’s interference” in the mass protests of the yellow vests in France, is an example of propaganda in which the Western media are “most closely” involved. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, on Sunday, December 16.

Dec 16 08:59

BBC Stringer Admits Channel Craving Any Proof of Russian "Role" in Paris Rallies

A BBC stringer has admitted that the broadcaster is in the search of any proof of Russia’s alleged role in the "Yellow Vests" protests in Paris, demanding that its journalists seek any leads that would point to Moscow, a correspondence obtained by Sputnik showed.

Sputnik has obtained the correspondence of the BBC journalist, who wrote a message to one of the stringers covering Yellow Vest demonstrations in Paris, trying to find out whether Russia had something to do with the protests in the French capital. The stringer, in turn, explained that she had not seen any Russians at the protests.

Dec 16 08:48

The BBC doesn’t fight fake news – it commissions it

BBC director general Lord Hall of Birkenhead has declared that the Corporation is on a mission to counter fake news.

He announced this in June at the Prospect annual conference – the day before the white-collar trades union announced it would be campaigning for a Brexit ‘people’s vote’. Others who addressed the conference included arch-Remainers Hilary Benn and Rain Newton-Smith, the chief economist of the CBI.

It might be a little unfair to judge Lord Hall purely on the company he keeps, but latest research by News-watch shows that under his stewardship the Corporation has morphed into a major purveyor of the commodity he allegedly so despises – and especially that which will thwart Brexit.

Dec 15 12:13

Wild Success of US Propaganda Will Be the Cause of Its Demise

The hubris and arrogance of Washington have been at work since the Clinton regime to destroy the power and relevance of the United States.

This website has an international audience. The most asked question from this audience is the world order. There is a realization that Washington’s control might weaken, a development people abroad see as hopeful. They ask me for verification of their hope.

Dec 15 11:43

MN Rep. Ilhan Omar Mocks Mike Pence’s Christian Faith – But She Gets to Keep Her Twitter Account

Ilhan Omar won a historic victory over 44-year incumbent DFL Rep. Phyllis Kahn.

Ilhan Omar built a vast coalition of East African voters to defeat the incumbent in Minneapolis.

The liberal media forgot to mention Ilhan was married to her brother.

In 2017, several months after Omar’s marriage history briefly created a national news item, Omar quietly petitioned family court for a default divorce, claiming she could not locate Elmi.

Democrat Ilhan Omar ran against the BDS – anti-Israel -movement.
But now that she won her election she is open about her support for BDS.

On Friday Ilhan Omar mocked Mike Pence’s Christian faith.
This is allowed on Twitter.

Dec 15 11:40

‘Crass & offensive’: Mika Brzezinski apologizes on-air for Mike Pompeo ‘butt boy’ comment

MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski has apologized on air for using a “vulgar” homophobic slur when criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s attitude towards Saudi Arabia and the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Following her mysterious absence from Morning Joe on Thursday, the co-host was back Friday morning with an apology for calling Pompeo “a wannabe dictator’s butt boy” in an on air rant. Brzezinski admitted the term she used was “vulgar” and said she immediately regretted using it. “I knew it right away and I tweeted that it was a terrible choice of words,” she said.

Dec 15 11:39

UK Elite 'Horrified' "Russian Aggression" Fairytale Starts to Crumble - Journo

UK media and parliamentarians have voiced concern over the fact that the UK's largest online pharmacy, which has links to the NHS, has been 'caught' advertising with Russia's RT television network. Sputnik has discussed another anti-Russia campaign spread in the UK media with political commentator and journalist Ollie Richardson.

Dec 15 10:53

Uber driver, 27, 'who tried to attack police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace' tells court he became angry after watching TV channel Russia Today

An Uber driver who allegedly tried to attack police with a Samurai sword outside Buckingham Palace has told a court he became angry after watching news put out by the Russian television station RT.

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury, 27, from Luton, said he was watching news produced by the controversial channel on the day he decided to 'confront' police outside the royal palace.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Trying to justify blocking RT?

Dec 15 10:07

Smithsonian supports 9/11 official story but calls NIST ‘fatally flawed’

The theory is untenable. It defies science and common sense.

No wonder mainstream television (the Smithsonian Channel, owned by CBS) has happily offered it as an explanation for how the Twin Towers could come down without the use of explosives on 9/11. But this theory comes with a twist – it rejects both the official story and the notion that 9/11 was an inside job.

The theory, posited by chemist Frank Greening and metallurgist Christian Simensen in the “Twin Towers” episode of Conspiracy: The Missing Evidence, is that fires from ignited jet fuel melted the aluminum airplanes and that the resulting molten aluminum came into contact with water from the buildings’ sprinkler systems. This, according to the theory, set off massive explosions that ultimately brought both skyscrapers down.

“It was just a matter of time before the whole thing blew up — and down come the towers,” Greening says in the program.

Dec 14 13:23

Vox Media Pushes For YouTube to Ban PewDiePie

Hey kids, the fake news media wants to destroy everything you know and love.

Case in point: the failing Vox Media is pushing for PewDiePie to be banned from YouTube.

Dec 14 11:34

Bokhari: 5 Whoppers Google CEO Sundar Pichai Told Congress

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified on Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee. Despite testifying under oath, Pichai’s statements were riddled with demonstrable falsehoods — here are some of Pichai’s biggest whoppers.

Dec 14 11:25

WashPost Blasts Sputnik Radio For ... Reporting on Injustices Inside the US

A cabal of so-called “Russia experts,” who hail, unsurprisingly, from the intelligence and national security community, accused Sputnik Radio’s Loud & Clear program of being part of a Russian conspiracy to sow distrust of the American criminal justice system.

The group's latest achievement is a unscrupulous puff piece in the Washington Post.

"A group of cybersecurity, national security and legal experts is warning that Russia's efforts to weaken America's democratic institutions aren't limited to elections — but also extend to the US justice system," Bastien Inzaurralde wrote in an "analysis" for the paper that failed to live up to its name.

"The band of experts… is tracking how Russian operatives tend to exploit sensitive issues such as immigration and race in posts designed to drum up backlash to the justice system," according to the paper.

Dec 14 10:58

Number of journalists jailed for doing job near record high - report

A near-record number of journalists around the world are behind bars for their work, including two Reuters reporters whose imprisonment in Myanmar has drawn international criticism, according to a report released on Thursday.

Dec 14 10:39

Then They Came for Tumblr: Yes, Tech Totalitarians Can Just Pull the Plug

Ever wonder what it would be like for a website or platform to suddenly just pull the plug on an enormous swath of its users? Not just one or two thought criminals (such as, to pick at random, American Renaissance), or even a few dozen or hundred users, but a massive purge? Well, you are about to see such an act, arguably for the first time.

On December 3, the micro-blogging platform Tumblr announced that in one fortnight, on December 17, all “adult content” will be permanently removed from its site.

Dec 14 10:37

Dutch political activist tells The BBC to f*** off

Dec 14 10:35

The Parasitic Relationship Between Power and the American Media

It’s always good to have our profession honoured, albeit that the living martyrs of journalism should be accompanied by the ghost of another. But the moment I learned of Time magazine’s person of the year front cover – the award going to Jamal Khashoggi and the other “guardians” who have “taken great risks in pursuit of greater truths” – I remembered Spielberg’s movie Bridge of Spies.

When captured Soviet agent Rudolf Abel’s defence lawyer (Tom Hanks) asks Abel (Mark Rylance) if he is worried, he replies: “Would it help?”

The right question. Would it make any difference? Is Time’s choice of its 2018 front page going to change anything? Or was it chiefly aimed at Trump? The raving lunatic in the White House was its “person of the year” in 2016, just before he took office. He said he expected the accolade again this year, and indeed he’s the 2018 runner-up. If he had known this, Khashoggi himself would surely turn in his grave – wherever the Saudis eventually reveal it to be.

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