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Epic Troll — 4Chan Users Claim CIA & Media Fell For Trump “Golden Shower” Fake News

pepe-cia-thumbDefying all reason and journalistic duty, BuzzFeed may have now topped the Washington Post in the quickly burgeoning Fake News market, publishing accusations President-elect Donald Trump has “deep ties to Russia” — but the astoundingly baseless claim seems to have unraveled in the most hilarious way possible.

“A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, alleges Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors,” the collaborative BuzzFeed article asserts.

Duly noting the dubious quality of the information presented, BuzzFeed chose to publish the threadbare ‘dossier’ sans any evidence of its legitimacy — and the rush to perhaps damn Trump before the upcoming inauguration has tentatively been discredited by one of the most unlikely sources: 4Chan.

First, ZeroHedge noted of the contents of the original dossier,

“For those pressed for time, here is the best – as in most laughable – part, discussing ‘Trump’s personal obsessions and sexual perversions’, in which we learn that when staying at the Ritz Carlton Moscow hotel, in order to defile a bed in which Obama had stayed in previously, he employed ‘a number of prostitutes to perform ‘golden showers’ show in front of him.’ Good stuff.”

Indeed, while that description, alone, appeared so specious as to disqualify the contents, the assessment nonetheless gained approval from BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith — who defended the choice to publish prior to investigation in a memo to staff, subsequently posting to Twitter,

“Our presumption is to be transparent in our journalism and to share what we have with our readers. We have always erred on the side of publishing. In this case, the document was in wide circulation in the highest levels of American government and media.”

BuzzFeed further notes,

“The document was prepared for political opponents of Trump by a person who is understood to be a former British intelligence agent. It is not just unconfirmed: It includes some clear errors. The report misspells the name of one company, ‘Alpha Group,’ throughout. It is Alfa Group. The report says the settlement of Barvikha, outside Moscow, is ‘reserved for the residences of the top leadership and their close associates.’ It is not reserved for anyone, and it is also populated by the very wealthy.”

Did Smith somehow felt the juiciness of the contents outweighed the need for even the thinnest of vetting procedures? If so, a comparison to and criticism of Wikileaks must be intoned.

Founder Julian Assange and Wikileaks have an unassailable ten-year record of publishing authentic documents — none have ever been proven fabricated in a court of law, by information technology experts, or anyone else. Indeed, the publishing outlet — although known for printing all information as long as lives are not in imminent danger — has endured harsh criticism for blanket transparency.

But BuzzFeed is not Wikileaks — and its rush to publish a story fitting a designated narrative appears to be the biggest Fake News fiasco yet — as Zero Hedge now reports,

“In a story that is getting more surreal by the minute, a post on 4Chan now claims that the infamous ‘golden showers’ scene in the unverified 35-page dossier, allegedly compiled by a British intelligence officer, was a hoax and fabricated by a member of the chatboard as ‘fanfiction’, then sent to Rick Wilson, who proceeded to send it to the CIA, which then put it in their official classified intelligence report on the election.”

In short, 4Chan — the longstanding Internet troll board — appears to have epically trolled the CIA and hapless corporate media parroting BuzzFeed.

In a post, 4Chan explained how the allegedly events played out:

>/pol/acks mailed fanfiction to anti-trump pundit Rick Wilson about trump making people piss on a bed obama slept in

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>he thought it was real and gave it to the CIA

>the central intelligence agency of the united states of america put this in their official classified intelligence report on russian involvement in the election

>donald trump and obama have both read this pol/acks fanfiction

>the cia has concluded that the russian plans to blackmail trump with this story we made up

just let that sink in what we have become.

NeverTrump champion and veteran GOP consultant Rick Wilson took to Twitter in what now appears to be a rather awkwardly pompous rant, stating:

“WikiLeaks takes on a whole meaning tonight, doesn’t it?”

And, referring to the Russian Intelligence Community:

“All kidding and puns aside, we fought so hard because we knew this was who Trump was…and what the RUS IC had on him.”

Wilson, Smith, and, particularly, the CIA could soon have plates overflowing with crow, if these links to an Internet prank gone hilariously awry prove true. And, quite unlike BuzzFeed, if these images do, indeed, constitute proof of what they’re saying — then this could be the most successful trolling mission ever undertaken.

A Twitter account under the name @mrbones_returns posted images of the supposed 4Chan plot, with the caption,

“4chan trolled Rick Wilson with the Trump piss story back in November 2016. Media or CIA added Russian spies themselves. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.”

Trump’s transition team did not comment for the BuzzFeed piece, but the president-elect’s attorney told Mic,

“It’s so ridiculous on so many levels. Clearly, the person who created this did so from their imagination or did so hoping that the liberal media would run with this fake story for whatever rationale they might have.”

Trump, himself — who prefers to deliver responses and address the press via the social media platform — tweeted of allegations:

“FAKE NEWS – TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

BuzzFeed claimed the documents it loosely attributed to the unnamed British Intelligence agent had been passed around for months “among journalists, lawmakers, and intelligence officials who have seen them” — although the outlet did not provide an explanation for why none of the other parties chose to make them public.

Considering the dossier bears no technical, departmental, or government markings — and could have been typed and printed by anyone in the form it’s been presented — to imagine it holding so much weight in the media, political, and intelligence communities is a fair indicator of the tabloid reality now upon us.

Tidbits of information fitting certain narratives are plastered online before any investigative diligence is performed, leaving those who stand accused — and the publishers, themselves — left to deal with the fallout.

As left-leaning journalist and Mother Jones Washington Bureau chief David Corn asserted in a tweet,

“Even Donald Trump deserves journalistic fairness.”

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  • Zanard Bell

    Best Timeline Ever.

  • Alisha Honeycutt

    hilarious that the cia found this credible

    • dcnj

      CIA and the FBI are corrupt. As an American citizen I have no faith in them.

      • tbean

        Perhaps move to Russia?

        • canucanoe2

          Do YOU have faith in them?

          • tbean

            For the most part, yes. Beats the alternative!

        • dcnj

          After you…

      • Andrew Campbell

        How is the weather in Russia?

        • dcnj

          duh.

    • Andrew Campbell

      Yeah I mean with Flynn’s phone call to the commies (FIVE phone calls) on the day Nobama sanctioned them it just coincidence. I mean Trump never criticizes Putin but of course he is not in with him or anything. The Trump server, the trips, the business, what EVIDENCE do they have I mean what evidence do they???????

  • CapitalG

    TROLLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLED!

    Props, 4chan s#!tposter. I wonder how many sleepless nights Rick Wilson spent masturbating to this fake news?

  • Donald Kenneth Hoaghty

    Pay attention: the IC guy working for Republicans submitted the report in June. June 20th, to be exact. (https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3259984/Trump-Intelligence-Allegations.pdf). Now, if a 4chan user made a previous joke about it in November, and is now claiming he made it all up, it doesn’t hold a lot of salt, does it? Plus, there are no links to this supposed joke by the 4chan user.

    Good try, though.

    • Mick Wright

      Link doesn’t work

      Nice try though

      • MadmanWithMeat

        Remove the “)” at the end of the link…

    • woden1809

      Links, dates and screenshots please

    • MadmanWithMeat

      How do you know the report was submitted at June 20th? You’re not going by the dates written on the documents are you–that would be silly. If it were posted by a 4chan user, then the date doesn’t matter. He could have written anything he wanted there.

      Also, the document is filled mistakes. Poor formatting, grammar, and spelling errors make it seem like the report was written by a teenager, which would make sense if it was written by someone on 4chan.

      The IC guy you mention; Who is he? Business Insider states the report was allegedly written by a Brit, but thus far, nothing has been able to be verified.

    • Ashley West
    • Mary Granger

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/how-4chan-mcfooled-john-mccain-buzzfeed-and-cia-believing-trumps-golden-showers
      4chan troll was very surprised that someone added a “spy angle” to his hoax allegations. Maybe M16 was already working on a “dossier” when he was given the 4Chan stuff. First mention is in October. Your link does not work to check on the June 20th date. Can you repost?

  • [email protected]

    Trying too hard to pin something on Trump.

  • piggypiggy

    Bullshit. It’s a feeble attempt at saving face by the Trump administration. Money talks, ya know.

  • I don’t know, that sure sounds like something Trump would do.

    But in the end, who cares if he paid some hookers to pee on a bed? And to say the Russians own him for that little story? The Russians don’t need to blackmail Trump because he is one of them, an Oligarch, they are all in the same club and as George Carlin said, YOU AIN’T IN IT!

    Owned & Operated
    https://youtu.be/njSV5LtVmR4

    • EVERYDAY PRESIDENT ☆ ᵀᴿᵁᴹᴾ

      .
      u got him confused with Bathhouse Barry and Oval Office Bill..
      .

    • Rollo10

      But Trump is actually fighting that club Carlin mentions, this is why he’s being ridiculed.
      His promise to close the Fed, Shut down TPP and Befriend Russia will crucify the ‘elites’ plans of the last 100 years. Imagine millions of people waking up and realising they never had an enemy called Russia. It was all a scam to take taxpayers money for NATO and MIT, just as Global Warming is a scam to do the same thing. King Kanute found we can’t change nature, so how is throwing money at it going to help?
      Most of our ‘climate’ problems are all man made. Floods are made by diverting funds away from ‘civil defence’, failing to dredge rivers, unblock culverts & drains and chopping down trees and shrubs on higher ground, which used to slow running water down!

      • I’m still not sold on Trump being a savior of the working class, especially after seeing the people he is hiring into his administration. He is (at least from a public perspective) considered to be an outsider, but what if the media (remember, all owned by a few families) is just putting on this act for the American people? I would love to believe that he will change things, but just looking at his past, when has the man ever done anything for anyone but himself?

        In the end, my guess is that we just have another Oligarch running the country, but instead of doing it from behind the throne, he will be sitting on it.

        • Rollo10

          All remains to be seen. Look at what Obama promised and what we got.
          But I think he’s solid on talking to Russia, after all, what sane person would start a war with Russia, China & Iran? This is what they are afraid of.

          • Good point, I don’t see Russia, China and Iran as my enemy and a war with them would be a disaster for the US (and probably the world).

          • Bella

            your president-elect doesn’t care if you see them as your enemy. war begins not because the people agree to it, but because they get tricked by psychopathic warmongering populist demagogues who would rather cause and win a war than admit their own incompetence or change the stances that they were so arrogant about when seeking power. they would rather you get sent to war and die and they go down in history as an amazing legend, than they go down in history as a failure. and they do not realise they could be seen as a failure until they begin to fail, and then they blame everyone else, including the population of their own country, and then they start wars. this is really common sense.

          • SharpshooterMI

            That’s because you spent too much time lapping up pee in the Moscow hotel room.

          • Bella

            why. don’t. you. people. get. this:

            TRUMP IS NOT A SANE PERSON. NEITHER WAS CLINTON. the only sane candidate was bernie sanders. your culture is insane.

          • Vonduit

            Only sane person was Bernie sanders!!!! Hahaha….you neednti get back on your medicine!

      • I imagine more than a few Lithuanians, Finns, Romanians, Latvians, Ukrainians, and Czechs will be shocked to hear that when they were invaded by Russia they were arriving as friends, in a tank.

      • Mary Granger

        Great comment, Rollo10.

      • Tom McCormick

        Please don’t parade your ignorance. Global warming s no scam. The planet is still warming coming out of the last ice age.

    • SharpshooterMI

      “that sure sounds like something Trump would do.”

      Speaking from first hand knowledge? The only way for that to be possible is if YOU were the clean up crew, lapping up any remaining evidence. Sure you wanted to admit to that?

  • John Rogers

    Fiction about fiction, you folks need to wtfu. It’s all a show. The media has surrounded us in layers of compound fiction you perceive as reality. Mr. FK’n Truman show!

  • mykl66

    I wish it was true, I assume most of our presidents have the most boring sex lives. Oh well, I so want this to be true.

  • Michael Renn

    lol so much for the vaunted “17 intelligence agencies” !!! Basically nothing from the intelligence community or the media, insofar as Trump is concerned, can be believed. Ever.

  • lynda 930

    DUMP the piece of SH*T DUMPSTER and save America. Hillary is the “Peoples President”!! We are a divided country.

    • SharpshooterMI

      Maybe you should seriously consider moving to the country “the “Peoples President” is running… I hear the golden showers there are filled with glitter coming from rainbow colored unicorns.

      • Bella

        please. the time for fun and games is surely over. or are you going to laugh us all to death? death by trump? he’s going to die soon anyway and he hates the world and clearly hates his job. the writing is on the wall, all because you people hate women and are uneducated.

        p.s. not an american.

        • SharpshooterMI

          Yep… that’s it exactly Bella, We all “are uneducated” which is why I can write in actual sentences, formulate thoughts and present rational arguments. We “hate women” which is why we didn’t elect a former Secretary of State that consistently broke the law in her mishandling of classified materials and provided no policy proposals other than to continue the horrid status quo that destroyed the economy and our standing in the world.

          I suggest you switch back to the good “Crack” because the chep stuff you’re obviously taking isn’t working for you.

      • Alisha Honeycutt

        hillary was the illegals wanted president i do not know any respectable person that wanted hillary you must be sick to want a killer in office

  • Kippereaca

    American politicians make themselves a laughing stock to the rest of the world. On hand Trump advisors state Pizzagate has to be true without investigation, but Golden Showers are fake and it’s an assault on the integrity of the system. Why don’t you just stop publishing unless you can prove it, otherwise the media is just another tabloid? No I am not a Clinton supporter or a Trump supporter, I just wish for for a more truthful system not just in in the US but with all politicians. And sorry folks but I do class Trump as a politician now, as he has just won an election. As with all politicians he will eventually, if not already, will be become a Janus saying one thing while doing another.

  • TheTrue Pooka

    So the guys who are saying the story should not be considered true because it is unconfirmed are now acting like a story is true that isn’t confirmed. A story told by….4chan.

    Well my days of not taking you seriously are certainly coming to a middle. 😀

  • Lynn

    This website is full of click-bait and highly-biased articles, most of which are fake or misleading. This is not a source for for fact-finding.

  • mikeyc

    How about making shit up to bring trump down we just get real information that is irrefutable.

  • johnrhett

    Why did anyone even think this was real blackmail material? After we’ve had a president who violently raped several women and had an affair right in the oval office? Phht. It’s funny, and not a basis for blackmail. The Russians ought to be insulted that the CIA et al thought that this was the best they could do.

  • Joseph Molion

    That’s awesome. These idiot media sites are going to destroy themselves in their fervor to get the scoop that takes Donald down. I can’t wait to watch these morons implode.

  • Andrew Campbell

    But he still won’t criticize Putin. Why did his campaign communicate with Russia during the campaign? Why does he refuse to release his tax returns? What is he hiding, he claimed he would release them if he won. Face it, he’s a commie and you got hustled. Geeky non-political computers experts reported a server at Trump Tower communicating with a Russian bank using secured methods at various points in the election as well.

    • Alisha Honeycutt

      why does the president elect need to criticize Putin ?????? i think a better question is why did hillary take so much money from suadia arabia a barbaric country ????

  • Tom McCormick

    Why get so worked up over a piece of fiction. It is not “fake news”. Buzzfeed made no claim that it was truthful

  • xarai

    PRo american = anti trump

  • Ludic Interface

    The author of this article, Claire Bernish, is a TOTAL MORON. Yeah right that dossier was written by 4chan trolls…

  • Atomicat

    The best part of this? The ratio of sheer carnage vs the slight given. “He didn’t like the old people screwing videos I was harassing him with, so I torched a few careers and de-fanged the CIA for a while.” And anyone going down in flames deserves it.