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5 Times Corporate Media Got Caught Publishing Fake News Causing the Death & Suffering of Millions

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A now-notorious list of ostensibly “fake” news sites — created by a liberal professor, seemingly out of thin air — spread like wildfire online in the past two days and was eagerly reprinted by corporate media presstitutes hoping to vindicate their own failed reporting on the 2016 election.

But branding perfectly legitimate outlets with the same scarlet letter as those devoid of integrity deemed the professor’s list a spurious attempt to defame alternative and independent media — anyone dissenting from the left’s mainstream narrative — as a whole.

This is, in no uncertain terms, a hit list — or, at least, a laughable attempt — and it fits conveniently into the establishment’s burgeoning war on independent media disguised as a battle against fake news.

When corporate media outlets from the Independent and Business Insider, to the Los Angeles Times and NYMag scrambled over one another to reprint this irresponsibly contrived hit list, they proved yet again a lack of journalistic integrity — the same issue that originally caused regular subscribers to abandon them in the first place.

Indeed, in this otherwise unknown professor’s foray into the world of journalism, a glaring mistake was made — the only mainstream outlets making the list were those who had heralded Bernie Sanders as the best candidate for the White House.

Such an obvious attempt to control thought could only be conjured in a totalitarian regime.

In fact, failing to place the exact corporate media organizations on the list, who for nearly a year praised fealty only to Hillary Clinton — and for decades have foisted on the public countless mendacious whoppers — constitutes a comedic lack of honesty. So, to bring that irony front and center, it’s imperative to examine some mainstream lies — most of which had appalling consequences — including the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent people in the United States and around the world.

1. George W. Bush’s Weapons of Mass Destruction

President George W. Bush decided to unleash the full force of the U.S. military upon the world in a new policy of war writ large disguised as a war on terrorism following the attacks of September 11, 2001. First arbitrarily designating Afghanistan as its primary victim due to the supposed identities of the attackers, Bush then chose Iraq to feel the wrath, and set out to invade the country following dubious claims Saddam Hussein harbored destructive chemical and biological weapons and was actively seeking far stronger munitions.

“Intelligence gathered by this and other governments leaves no doubt that the Iraq regime continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised,” the president asserted in a public address on March 17, 2003. “This regime has already used weapons of mass destruction against Iraq’s neighbors and against Iraq’s people.”

Bush’s assertions were questioned by not only human rights experts, but by U.N. weapons inspectors and countless others — so shortly after the U.S. invaded the sovereign nation, the New York Times took up the slack to fill in the appropriate casus belli.

Judith Miller notoriously reported on a source she described only as an Iraqi scientist who had seen several extensive caches of such weapons stored somewhere in the country. American weapons experts, she claimed, “said the scientist told them that President Saddam Hussein’s government had destroyed some stockpiles of deadly agents as early as the mid-1990’s, transferred others to Syria, and had recently focused its efforts instead on research and development projects that are virtually impervious to detection by international inspectors, and even American forces on the ground combing through Iraq’s giant weapons plants.”

In hindsight, Miller’s problematic report turned out to be horrendously flawed, and the Times spent months attempting to backtrack, but the damage — fomenting widescale public support for a war no one wanted the military to undertake — had been done. Years later in 2014, the Times — after much internal strife — again took up Miller’s case, in a series reporting catastrophic injuries U.S. military personnel suffered in handling chemical weapons in Iraq. But that report, and the parroting of it by multiple other mainstream mainstays, failed to fully disclose Hussein had been oblivious to the stockpiles presence — something the CIA had clearly stated in a report.

2. Gulf of Tonkin Incident

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Often, the American mainstream media becomes a de facto government employee, taking the claims of U.S. officials and reporting them as proven fact — and nothing exemplifies this penchant better than reporting on the Gulf of Tonkin incident — perhaps one of most flagrant lies ever dreamed up as a justification for war.

On August 5, 1964, the New York Times reported “President Johnson has ordered retaliatory action against gunboats and ‘certain supporting facilities in North Vietnam’ after renewed attacks against American destroyers in the Gulf of Tonkin.” Additional outlets, such as the Washington Post, echoed this claim.

But it wasn’t true. At all. In fact, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, as it became known, turned out to be a fictitious creation courtesy of the government to escalate war in Vietnam — leading to the deaths of tens of thousands of U.S. troops and millions of Vietnamese, fomenting the largest anti-war movement in American history, and tarnishing the reputation of a nation once considered at least somewhat noble in the eyes of the world.

In 2010, more than 1,100 transcripts from the Vietnam era were released, proving Congress and officials raised serious doubts about the information fed to them by the Pentagon and White House. But while this internal grumbling took place, mainstream media dutifully reported official statements as if the veracity of the information couldn’t be disputed.

Tom Wells, author of the exhaustive exposé “The War Within: America’s Battle Over Vietnam,” explained the media egregiously erred in “almost exclusive reliance on U.S. government officials as sources of information” and “reluctance to question official pronouncements on ‘national security issues.’”

If due diligence had been performed, and reporters had raised appropriate doubts about the Gulf of Tonkin false flag, it’s arguable whether support for the contentious war would have lasted as long as it did.

3. Suppression of brutality perpetrated in Bahrain during the Arab Spring

CNN sent reporter Amber Lyon and a crew to U.S. ally Bahrain for a documentary about technology’s role in the 2011 people’s uprising known as the Arab Spring, ultimately titled “iRevolution: Online Warriors of the Arab Spring” — but what they encountered instead bore the hallmarks of a repressive and violent regime, and its attempt to filter and censor the truth. Lyon and the other CNN reporters went to great lengths to speak with sources participating in the massive uprising — one the Bahraini government wished to quash at all costs.

“By the time the CNN crew arrived,” the Guardian reported, “many of the sources who had agreed to speak to them were either in hiding or had disappeared. Regime opponents whom they interviewed suffered recriminations, as did ordinary citizens who worked with them as fixers. Leading human rights activist Nabeel Rajab was charged with crimes shortly after speaking to the CNN team. A doctor who gave the crew a tour of his village and arranged meetings with government opponents, Saeed Ayyad, had his house burned to the ground shortly after. Their local fixer was fired ten days after working with them.”

Even the CNN crew experienced the wrath of the regime, upon showing up to interview one source, the Guardian continued, “‘20 heavily-armed men’, whose faces were ‘covered with black ski masks’, ‘jumped from military vehicles’, and then ‘pointed machine guns at’ the journalists, forcing them to the ground. The regime’s security forces seized their cameras and deleted their photos and video footage, and then detained and interrogated them for the next six hours.”

After returning to the U.S., Lyon felt it her duty to expose the abuse being perpetrated by the government of an ally nation — but CNN International didn’t agree. CNN U.S. eventually aired the one-hour documentary. Once. CNN International never did — worse, the organization gave Lyon the cold shoulder, ignoring her repeated requests to return to Bahrain, which would have put CNN ahead of the game in reporting government brutality. Its failure to air the documentary and refusal to provide justification for doing so angered seasoned CNN and other mainstream established journalists across the board.

Lyon met with CNN International president Tony Maddox twice — he first promised to investigate why the documentary wasn’t aired, and then turned against her, warning the journalist not to discuss the matter publicly. Bahraini officials contacted CNN International repeatedly complaining about Lyon’s continued reporting on what she’d witnessed. Intimidation continued until she was eventually laid off, putatively for an unrelated matter.

Attempting to save face, CNN International rebuffed the Guardian’s account and interview with Lyon — but the effort was an impotent justification for the obvious failure of integrity.

But threats for Lyon to remain silent followed her off the job, and when she persisted in exposing the Bahraini regime, as well as the suppression by CNN, the outlet sent a stern warning to halt. Lyon, however, said she had never signed a non-disclosure agreement and would not be pressured into their lies — ultimately walking away reputation in hand — something that could not be said for CNN.

4. That time Fox News hired a CIA operative who wasn’t a CIA operative

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Wayne Shelby Simmons made guest appearances on Fox News as a security expert with insider expertise from his work as a CIA operative — for over a decade. However, Simmons had never been employed by the agency — in fact, the imposter’s lies eventually caught up with him and he was arrested and sentenced to 33 months in prison.

“Instead of verifying whether Simmons had actually worked for the CIA, Fox News and the Agency allowed him to make fools out of Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity, Andrew Napolitano, Neil Cavuto, and everyone at Fox & Friends for over the last twelve years. After building a false reputation as a CIA agent on Fox News, Simmons obtained an interim security clearance when an unnamed government contractor hired him in 2008. Simmons also falsely claimed on national security forms that his prior arrests and criminal convictions were directly related to his supposed intelligence work for the CIA, and that he had previously held a top secret security clearance from 1973 to 2000,” The Free Thought Project’s Andrew Emett explained.

In other words, mainstream Fox News didn’t bother with journalism at all — proffering fake expertise as the real deal — because the outlet failed the most basic of tasks any hourly wage employer would perform.

Simmons’ commentaries weren’t harmless stabs in the dark, either — relentlessly parroting baseless Islamophobic rhetoric to drum up support for the government’s insidious war on terror likely poisoned the minds of thousands of viewers, furthering the already divisive atmosphere in the U.S.

5. Vapid anti-marijuana propaganda and the furtherance of the war on drugs

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According to the Drug Policy Alliance, over $51 billion is spent fighting the war on drugs in the United States — each year. In 2015, a striking 38.6 percent of all arrests for drug possession were for cannabis — 643,121 people were arrested for marijuana-related offenses.

What those figures don’t show are the millions of lives ruined by criminal conviction for the government’s unjustifiable quest to eradicate, demonize, and vilify this beneficial plant. It would be an impossible task to tally the number of families whose homes have been destroyed by SWAT teams searching for marijuana — whether or not police bothered to verify an address. An untold number of others have been slain by police for the same reason.

But worst of all, the mainstream media propagates nonsensical, false propaganda about cannabis to convince the gullible and ignorant among us to equate it with heroin, cocaine, and other ‘illicit’ substances. And while a majority of the populace has seen through such lies, some outlets have obstinately continued the drug war — seemingly of their own volition.

One stunning example occurred in March last year, when Dr. David Samadi made a guest appearance on Fox News to fearmonger the horrors of marijuana and scare the bejeezus out of the viewing audience.

“It actually causes heart attacks. It increases your heart rate. And on and on,” Samadi claimed, fecklessly distorting statistics. “We’re seeing in Colorado that we had 13 kids that came to the emergency [room] and ended up in the ICU as a result of overdose from marijuana. Now we have crack babies coming in because pregnant women are smoking this whole marijuana business.”

Fortunately, the Internet has provided the public with alternatives to these corporate media lies — and as of two years ago, despite these and other claims about pot being a dangerous substance, Pew Research Center found fully 69 percent of the population felt alcohol was more harmful than cannabis.

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While this list presents only a few of the bigger lies of the corporate press, there are innumerable examples of its proud history of actual fake news. Keep these in mind when the mainstream presstitutes rush to reprint a hit list targeting journalists and outlets whose narratives counter the establishment. Indeed, it would be the corporate media — with its vast captive audience — who most deserves to be listed as propagators of lies.

  • Big Horn Staredown

    Thank you for mentioning Bahrain, it’s incredible how this story got swept under the rug and most, if not all of us have no idea about the country.

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    • PERS ponzi 1st repsonders

      .

      .

      slowly removing only a tiny fraction of the Washington dc cancer

      does not result in a cure.

      .

      .

      ………

      obama tied to Mormon solar energy scam.
      .
      hoping new FBI cover up will make it all go away.
      .

      .
      .
      the Mormon church does not want their tax exempt connection to Clinton exposed.

      this requires harry reid to manufacture a taxpayer funded FBI headed cover up.
      .

      ……………

      JUST SAY NO !

      ……..
      .
      time to clean house
      .
      .the FBI is only protecting it’s own butt.
      another taxpayer funded cover up underway.
      .

      the corrupt FBI agents are tied to harry reid.
      harry reid trying to save his own butt
      by bringing in handpicked FBI agents with the election of corrupt catherine cortez masto to fill dirty harry senate seat .

      Catherine .. who’s husband is corrupt FBI agent masto .
      .
      along with FBI — Laura A. Bucheit
      who harry reid appointed and has been grooming for years.
      this country does not need any more taxpayer funded criminals in law enforcement.

      .

      follow the money.
      .

      ….
      ………..
      .

      jason chaffettz … mormon

      harry reid ….mormon

      how deep is the mormon clinton land grab-rabbit hole going to go ??

      $$$$$$$$$$

      …..
      Clinton dealing in uranium acquired in BLM land grabs ?

      a BLM group which includes harry reid and clinton have come up with a very complex scam.

      it uses the fbi and nevada city council and county commissioners
      who racketeer together in order to take land from people to sell to foreign investors by making it look like the ranch owners have broken the law
      when they have not.
      harry reid has a land grab partner named richard bryan who was a Nevada senator. richard bryan ran a lawfirm in nevada called lionel sawyer collins.
      richard bryan sold bundy’s land to the chinese.
      bryan took millions of dollars from Chinese solar clients who
      secretly purchased bundy’s land before the land grab attempt.
      reid and bryan sold the land because the Chinese needed it for minerals to make solar panels .
      BUT….the land grab backfired .. it did not go as reid and bryan planned.
      ..
      reid and bryan had local county commissioners de-value bundy’s land at only $3.4 million when bundy ranch is worth around $50 million .

      so…… through reid orchestrated federal mumbo jumbo and his internal govt agency trickery.
      reid tried to take the bundy land after reid and bryan pocketed the Chinese
      money.

      but blm was not abe to evict bundy…….

      …………….

      because reid and bryan were unable to deliver on the bundy land sold to chinese.
      reid/bryan filed bankruptcy at lionel sawyer collins to prevent having to give the chinese back their millions in bundy land purchase money….
      .
      cover up .
      bryan allowed the Lionel sawyer Collins law firm to file for bankruptcy
      and ruchard bryan relocated quietly to another lawfirm
      …………
      eventually the oregon land grab will reveal reid and bryan handle mineral deals for hilary clinton’s daughter’s husband……………
      ..
      chelsea’s husband who has Russian clients who deal in buying BLM acquired land plentiful in earth minerals.

      recap
      BLM’s bundy ranch land grab
      was attempted because reid and senator richard bryan failed to acquire bundy land for chinese solar investors .
      after richard bryan’s law firm went bankrupt because they could not pay
      back the retainer to the Chinese solar clients who did not get bundy land .
      .
      the bundy land grab scam organized by reid and his mormons
      has not even been fully exposed yet.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkWTOxPbxqc

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbJ0HPL0o2A

      ……………………………………………

      selling the presidential election on a grand scale.
      while making it appear as though nevada is hosting the democrat and republican conventions or debates
      .
      in reality simply selling/rigging the election out the back door. to highest bidders
      .
      would harry reid be part of a scam. ?
      harry reid could run this out of a payday loan business’ in nevada to launder money.
      a hard to trace bribe scam,
      rawle’s pay day loan business
      is where harry reid laundered his previous million dollar bribe through.
      who would ever find out ?

      ………..
      emails surface exposing reid accepting bribes.
      .
      reid bribe was initially $2 million dollars.
      .
      .
      Swallow wanted $2 million to enlist Harry Reid’s help to block online gaming investigation .
      .copies of emails show Swallow worked to arrange meetings between Johnson and top Utah officeholders.
      Then, with the FTC investigation continuing, Johnson said Swallow
      suggested Harry Reid could make all the problems with regulators go away — for a
      price.
      “I said, ‘OK, what do I need to do?’
      He’s like,………. ‘OK, it costs money,’
      ” Johnson said, Swallow was adamant he make a deal.
      “he told me, he has a connection with Harry Reid,’ ” Johnson said.
      He said Swallow wanted $2 million to enlist Reid’s help.
      But he did not have the money, Johnson
      said, so they eventually agreed on $300,000 upfront and $300,000 later.
      Swallow put Johnson in contact with Rawle, whose company has
      operations in Nevada. Rawle had given generously to Swallow’s failed
      congressional bids and hired Swallow as Check City’s lobbyist and
      in-house legal counsel, a position Swallow held until he became chief
      deputy attorney general in December 2009.
      Rawle, died of cancer before federal investigators could question him
      On Sept. 29, 2010, Swallow sent an email to Johnson with the subject line “Mtg. with Harry Reid’s .”
      ” Traveling to LV tomorrow and will be able to meet with Reid’s contact,
      who he has a very good relationship with. He needs a
      brief narrative of what is going on and what you want to happen….I don’t know the cost, but it probably won’t be cheap.”…

      eric holder blocked the american people from learning harry reid took a million bribe.FBI
      agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging
      bribery corruption investigation have uncovered wrongdoing by two
      of the U.S. Senate’s most prominent Mormon figures — Majority Leader
      Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but Eric Holder and the Justice
      Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal
      investigation.

      The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States,
      shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for,
      and
      Conviction of,
      Treason,..
      Bribery,..
      or other high Crimes
      and
      Misdemeanors.
      Article II, Section 4
      ……………………………..
      who got the biggest kickback ?
      Harry Reid personally bypassed DHS terrorism laws on behalf of son’s casino project
      Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid took an intense interest in
      pushing through visas for dozens of shady Asian investors for a Las
      Vegas casino represented by his son, Rory Reid, documents and reports
      show.
      The investors, who were flagged under terrorists guidelines for “suspicious financial
      activity,” had initially been denied visas by the Department of Homeland
      Security in a process that does not allow for appeals.
      In a Dec. 5, 2012 email to officials at the Department of Homeland
      Security obtained by The Washington Times, U.S. Citizenship and
      Immigration Services (USCIS) Legislative Affairs official Miguel
      Rodriguez wrote, “This one is going to be a major headache for us
      all because Sen. Reid’s office/staff is pushing hard and I just had a
      long yelling match on the phone.”
      The investors were renovating the SLS Hotel — which was
      once the Sahara. SLS is represented by Sen. Reid’s son, Rory Reid, who
      works
      at the law firm Lionel, Sawyer & Collins. In their 2012 “Year in
      Review,” the Nevada firm hyped “Lionel Sawyer & Collins” benefits
      from working with Harry Reid .
      “Rory Reid’s previous experience as chairman of the Clark County
      Commission is put to good use assisting with general legal advice for
      the law firm and helps circumvent the maze of regulations
      required to access economic incentives offered on the state and local
      levels,” the article, called “Redeveloping a Classic Strip Property,” continued.
      When
      questioned on Sen. Reid’s intervention on behalf of SLS investors, Sen.
      Reid spokeswoman Kristen Orthman told Ralston Reports —
      where Rory’s connection was first reported — that “The SLS project
      is none of your business”
      “That is the calculus in Sen. Reid’s support of the project,” Orthman continued.
      “We have a long-standing office policy that strictly bars any member of
      the staff’s family or the Senator’s family from lobbying our office on
      behalf of their clients. That policy applies in this case.”
      Initial attempts by Sen. Reid’s office to expedite the visa requests
      were denied on Dec. 17, 2012, prompting the majority leader to
      personally call Obama who contacted USCIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas.
      “Within a few short weeks of Mr. Reid’s personal DHS intervention, the
      decision not to issue the visas was reversed, allowing the hotel to
      secure
      major funding from JP Morgan Chase,” the Times reports.Sen. Reid “has
      supported Lionel Sawyer & Collins a spokeswoman for the senator told
      the media
      ……………………………………

      October , 2010
      Reid terrorist ties cover up
      “An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
      repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted
      false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover
      up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the
      subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.”
      what is odd is that no criminal terrorist charges are brought against
      rory for his SLS clients or the long history of the lionel sawyer
      collins lawfirm facing the same terrorist charges.

      for some convenient reason LAST MONTH the law firm was allowed to skate
      around the feds and quietly just vanish out of sight and relocate to
      Arizona
      while harry reid (taxpayers stuck funding it ) handled the DHS terrorist
      scandal fall out & cover up here in nevada.
      ………………………………
      October , 2010
      Reid terrorist ties cover up
      “An aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
      repeatedly lied to federal immigration and FBI agents and submitted
      false federal documents to the Department of Homeland Security to cover
      up her illegal seven-year marriage to a Lebanese national who was the
      subject of an Oklahoma City Joint Terror Task Force investigation.”

      ………………………………..

      eventually the public will learn harry reid used the FBI to block investigations into his well organized multi billion dollar corruption schemes which took place within the country known as deseret.
      harry reid used his ties to the blm as well as his long time friend and previous nevada senator richard bryan who both have now gone into the business of selling land they do not own to Chinese corporations who need raw materials to build solar and electric car batteries.
      harry reid and richard bryan don’t realize the public is not as dumb as they think.
      and the tax exempt corporation known as the mormons who operate the legal system within deseret will also be exposed .
      .
      .
      your govt reminds you……..when you see something say something……………………………
      .

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  • anarchyst

    Media lies and fabrications have been going on ever since there were “journalists” (I use that term loosely).
    From “Remember the Maine” in the Spanish-American war (actually a powder magazine explosion–not an attack) to walter duranty’s extolling the “virtues” of communism while one of the greatest “artificially-engineered (by communists)” famines in the Ukraine” was taking place, in order to force the “collectivization” of privately-held farms, to walter cronkite outright lying about American military’s effectiveness during the 1968 Vietnam “Tet offensive” (in which much enemy life was lost) journalism has always been a “nasty craft”. In cronkite’s case, the North Vietnamese were ready to settle (and capitulate) until cronkite’s lies about the supposed American “defeat” were publicized. Cronkite’s lies gave the North Vietnamese new resolve, as they realized that they had the American “news media” on their side (as they later admitted). There has always been a certain sympathy for communism and totalitarianism in the so-called “mainstream media”. All one has to do is to look at the journalists fawning over Cuba’s Fidel Castro and how wonderful life is in that communist “paradise”.
    Look at NBC’s rigging of GMC truck gas tanks to explode and the “doctoring” of George Zimmerman’s 911 dispatcher conversation to make him appear “racist”. Showing “young trayvon’s” picture as a 12-year-old rather than his current facebook “thug” picture is journalistic malpractice of the highest order.
    Journalists HATE the internet because it exposes their “profession” for what it really is…with the internet, anyone can be a true journalist. This is why the same “mainstream media” is calling for the “licensing” of journalists–something that would have been unheard of (and treasonous) in previous decades…
    Professional journalism is its own worst enemy…

    • Michael Stones

      I completely agree with most of what you have said here, however you are starting to sound like Joseph Mc Carthy with your venom about communisim

      • Mike Bollinger

        McCarthy was right, but the communists were implanted deeper than even he thought, and have bred into the American body politic like cancer.

        • Michael Stones

          Ah I don’t think so, it’s PURE capitalist greed that has america in the state it’s in now, they have some of the best people on the planet who could make the world a better place but instead the government decides to bomb the Middle East into dust, Every single President in american history has proven themselves to be gangsters and just common scumbags

      • anarchyst

        Communism is still the worst “system” to live under. Those at the top have it made, while everyone else struggles just to survive. It might interest you to know that during the imposition of communism in Russia, it was only Christian and Orthodox churches that were destroyed or “repurposed”. Not a single synagogue was touched. Sorta tells you who the purveyors and promoters of communism were (and are to this day).

        • Michael Stones

          Those at the top? sounds a bit like america to me

      • Zaphod Braden

        Trouble is most of the MSM IS Communistically oriented

        • Kevin Herbert

          Idiot…where did you hear?…on the tele?

  • Claire, I love the article, but you need to remove the left and right stuff, all that is divide et impera.

    Owned & Operated
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njSV5LtVmR4&list=WL&index=7

  • Jack Wilson

    Also, New York Times’ publishing of Walter Duranty’s denials of the Ukrainian genocide. Duranty’s shilling for his Soviet paymasters helped them slaughter millions, and the NYT still proudly displays the Pulitzer they received for those fake “news” stories.

  • freespirited101a

    Well, if we can’t ever believe the Media , then what leads us to believe anything reported on this Media website ???

    • Zaphod Braden

      Because this is the non-media media.

    • veranne

      I guess you have never had it done to you. I lost my country because of that and have been a refugee for 16 years – when you live through it you know what is true and what is a lie – mostly because they were saying things about me that patently were not true. I ran a business to help education among the black community in an African country – and got accused of being a racist. Go figure.

  • ICFubar

    While I agree with much of this article, Free Thought and many other sites must stop confusing the Democratic Party and its supposed liberal-left leaning mouthing of platitudes to what it actually represents which is its total subjugation to a neo-liberal unfettered crony capitalist system which has captured the USA LLC, just like their political counterparts across the aisle. If the people are ever to unite to indeed take on this oligarchy of bankers and their corporate entourage then this type of name calling is anathema and completely plays into the hands of this oligarchy. Is this what Free Thought wants? Those who hold a true leftist ideology and are not fooled by the token and faux left of the Sanders and Warrens actually have no political representation in America today at the state or national level with few exceptions. However, they are not going away and are not for all the left bashing going to ‘come around’ to right wing prevarications any more than the reverse. We need to set aside ‘scoring points’ for our various POV and to work towards uniting the people against their real enemy in this oligarchy and their sycophant servants wherever they are found and not promulgate a left -right divide, or any other divides that the oligarchy use against the people…capice?

  • After scrolling past the naked pictures to comment on your hyperbole. Click bait sites are a problem. So is false reporting in Corporate State Media. Both of the issues exist.
    Justifying creating propaganda and click bait because Corporate Media has done much worse is only soothing your guilt. It is not constructively addressing the issue.

    • Erik de Vries

      Get an adblocker. Problem goes away. Help yourself.

  • Black Swan

    ” American propaganda resolutely ignores the carnage our high tech military imposes on civilian populations, declaring that our intentions by definition are good, and that such killings and maimings are merely “Collateral Damage” such obfuscation is intrinsic to the world of imperialism and its handmaiden militarism.” Chalmers Johnson, Sorrows of Empire p.28

  • Mike Bollinger

    What has capitalism got to do with current American economics. We are fascist, the government and business are in bed together. One side writes the regulations, gets paid directly, and with stock options, the other benefits from the restrictions on competition and the knowledge that the competitors will be stopped before they have a chance.

  • Steve Martinovich

    Most of this is true. But they are wrong on the WMD’s in Iraq. Saddam used them to gas his own people, killed over 200,000 Kurds and other minorities in Iraq. Been verified through numerous sources. Now Iraq did not have Nukes but they did have chemical weapons and killing over 200,000 is a WMD. Whoever put this together bought into a fake story just because some idiot let their hate of Bush and the republicans blind them to the truth. And Bush did not arbitrarily designate Afghanistan, they protected Osama Bin Ladin who admitted he planned and supported the 9/11 attack. Are you that blind to facts due to hatred? If yes, then you are part of the problem in fake news sites plus other world problems. Report the real news, do not create fake news fueled by your biases like you partly did here

    • Michael Stones

      You need to get your head out of the sand pal, it’s the bought and paid for main stream media that are the fake news sites

    • Niggy Burke

      Bullshit of the highest order.
      @Steve Martinovich, you lie like a chocolate watch. ‘No WMD’s means exactly that. No WMD’s.

  • WGaskill

    Why did you mention only one item for Fox News? Fox News gets lots of its materials from Republican think-tanks where the big lies are created (e.g. climate change “conspiracy”). Technically, Fox News is just “reporting”, but they know that these lies are a necessary way to control the GOP voters, and they expend a lot of effort putting anger and hate into their stories to short-circuit the reasoning capabilities of their listeners.

  • Olivier Yvergneaux

    why not mention the War on Syria secular society

  • Ron Fuller

    Wrote this tune or Songumentary starting with The Gulf of Tonkin to ” I’m not a crook” all the way to “You can keep your Doctor” to Syria right now! It’s called surprisingly – Not!………………ALL YOUR LIES https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBKKvgmBzJw&t=21s