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If You Question the Establishment You Are Guilty of Espionage, Says Corporate Media — Because Russia

Mainstream, corporate media has launched a dangerous and slanderous campaign to label any news outlet not spewing accepted governmental narrative as professional Russian propagandists — and those unaware they’d apparently been duped by Russia, “useful idiots.”

Ordinarily, the complete dearth of proof this claim has even a shred of truth would cause a reflexive eye roll — but in this case, the American exceptionalist machine behind the supposed analysis calls for FBI and Department of Justice to investigate possible violations of Espionage Act.

Conflating legitimate journalism with espionage because it refutes a narrative acceptable to the establishment is categorically ludicrous.

This irresponsible, criminal violation of ethics devoid of any journalistic integrity came from the Washington Post, which ‘reported’ two “teams of independent researchers” discovered ‘The Russians’ were behind ‘fake news’ articles to help Donald Trump win the election and ‘undermine faith in American democracy.’

It could be said ‘you can’t make this up’ — but apparently that’s exactly what these so-called ‘expert’ researchers did.

“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,” the Post declared in its lede.

“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. The effort also sought to heighten the appearance of international tensions and promote fear of looming hostilities with nuclear-armed Russia.”

However, as has been the highly-suspect tendency thus far in the corporate media’s war on ostensible disinformation, literally no evidence accompanied the Post’s report — nor the analyses provided by these two putatively independent research groups — making the article a prime example of libel.

In fact, the credibility of this reporting is so wet tissue paper-flimsy, even the mainstream outlet Fortune refuted the contents in an article appropriately titled, “No, Russian Agents Are Not Behind Every Piece of Fake News You See,” because “the case starts to come apart at the seams the more you look at it.”

Fortune notes one of the two research groups, the Foreign Policy Institute, is “a conservative think tank funded and staffed by proponents of the Cold War between the U.S. and Russia, which says it has been researching Russian propaganda since 2014.”

PropOrNot, the other group publishing the exhaustive List of even award-winning sites, “tweets and retweets anti-Russian sentiments from a variety of sources, has only existed since August of this year,” according to Fortune. “And an article announcing the launch of the group on its website is dated last month.”

None of the supposedly multiple people responsible for the fledgling PropOrNot website are named, even by the Post. Its executive director, whom the Post quoted “on the condition of anonymity to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers” — a laughable excuse worthy of its own tinfoil hat — claims, “The way that this propaganda apparatus supported Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy. It was like Russia was running a super PAC for Trump’s campaign. . . . It worked.”

Once again, the ‘Russia did it’ narrative belies the underlying establishment frustration and inability to come to terms with the loss of democratic election — a loss alternative, independent media undoubtedly assisted, but not for the tiresome reasons corporate outlets repeat ad infinitum.

Hillary Clinton did not lose the 2016 presidential election because some shady, Russian-government crafted cabal of non-mainstream outlets plotted her downfall for the benefit of Donald Trump. Indeed, most of the outlets listed — including The Free Thought Project — castigated both Clinton and Trump when pertinent information became available.

No, Hillary Clinton lost because — even faced with as contentious a character as megalomaniacal Trump — the American populace has grown too weary of Washington politics-as-usual, foreign policy-as-usual, and corruption-as-usual.

Independent media did a phenomenal job reporting on revelations published by Wikileaks, and equally stellar slaying of U.S. government propaganda reported as legitimate news by irresponsible corporate media presstitutes, who some time ago abandoned journalism for establishment acceptance.

Pointing fingers will never make this any less true — and, in actuality, only deepens the shameful dereliction of journalistic duty.

To wit, the Post’s regurgitating this thinly-veneered anti-Russian agenda as fact, when literally no investigation was undertaken — no one contacted the outlets on this list to offer their side, for example — is precisely the sort of ‘fake news’ the establishment insists it needs to fight.

Fortune points out: “There’s also little data available on the PropOrNot report, which describes a network of 200 sites who it says are ‘routine peddlers of Russian propaganda,’ which have what it calls a ‘combined audience of 15 million Americans.’ How is that audience measured? We don’t know. Stories promoted by this network were shared 213 million times, it says. How do we know this? That’s unclear.”

Once again, we have literally unverifiable ‘information’ coughed up by unknown entities, who employed unknown methods to produce a blacklist of media sites — which incidentally includes a disparate mishmash from Ron Paul and Chris Hedges, to the Drudge Report and Lew Rockwell — that the public should deem verboten because they said so. That, and because Russia.

As The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald tweeted:

“Yes, the WashPost is saying: some people who we won’t identify, using methodologies we won’t describe, created This Important Blacklist!”

Again, though it’s difficult not to laugh at this altogether ironic travesty, the peril lies in these unknown entities at PropOrNot suggesting these outlets and the journalists behind them “have violated the Espionage Act, the Foreign Agent Registration Act, and other related laws, but determining that is up to the FBI and the DOJ.”

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Just two paragraphs prior, PropOrNot paradoxically claims it “fiercely believe in the rights to freedom of expression and freedom of the press, and have no interest in seeing anyone punished for exercising them.”

Although PropOrNot flatly claims its questionably researched and flagrantly unvetted list shouldn’t be considered McCarthyistic, well, it is.

“So in other words, any and every one who is anything but a liberal drone is now a Russian plant?” Zero Hedge, which also landed a spot on the Everyone the Establishment Dislikes Is a Russian Agent list, asked rhetorically. “McCarthy would be proud.”

  • 101steagle

    Every one knows the truth of MSM,they are the ones trying to cover the truth and spew leftwing propaganda,they are deluding them selves if they think people are going to believe what they say.The truth will set us free and the MSM lies will bring them down,that is the word of the Lord.

  • tz1

    The Dinosaur is making a lot of noise struggling against the tar-pit.
    The self-immolation continues. SJWs always lie, project, and double down (see Vox Day’s “SJWs always lie”). They don’t even pretend not to do fake news like the 10 women who popped up and said Trump groped them (whose stories were blown out of the water with 10 minutes of Googling as shown by a flood of tweets). They can’t control the narrative but haven’t learned.
    I’m waiting to see if they will be spoil-sports and tell children on Christmas Eve during a “NORAD north pole tracking segment” that Santa isn’t real and wish everyone a good Kwanza.

    I suspect they will do something worse. By the Inaugural ball, there’s likely to be under 1% credibility left, or perhaps negative, if they take into consideration “If you heard that CNN said it would be sunny, you would A. go outside. B. grab your umbrella. C. Head to the storm cellar”.

    • Jeutz Leleshteanu’

      C, definitely. ..

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    • RecoveringPublicEducated

      Yea, we hit ’em with a solid upper-cut electing Trump. They never saw it coming. I say we follow it with a square fist to the nose.
      Like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnXgVcrcyWM

  • tufflove

    these people are totally nuts, what a bunch of crap, only a total moron who has never done a drop of his own research would fall for this crap. here we have a government that is the most evil on the planet something is as clear as day and now they are so despite they are trying to push this crap down our throat, what a joke!. Poor little Hillary who has never done anything to anyone, a woman of no value who has stuffed hundreds of millions of dollars in her pocket is being picked on. we have to stop this, it is “Espionage” trust me the only one that it is Espionage to is Satan and his minions who are running this country, the Zionist Rothschild group. funny it was the same group of people who have made it illegal in parts of the world to talk about them. the only reason that they hate Putin is because Putin has kicked their filthy satanic asses out of his country. JFK and Lincoln tried to do the same thing and they murdered them. Castro did it and they tried to murder him over 600 times. here is a list of sites that prove that they are full of crap about this whole Russian thing.

    • Razedbywolvs

      Dude, you can’t post 18 videos in one comment.
      1. It’s annoying, and being annoying is not a good way to get your point across.
      2. Most Youtubers will not make a video over 14 minuets long. They do this because if they make videos longer than that their sub and views will go down. Ain’t nobody got time for that.
      3. Brother Nathanael is advanced level Jewspercy. Not a good starting point.

      • tufflove

        I only like to make my point once then it is up to you to find the time to figure what is going on in the world between sports and video games. this is only a drop of thousands of hours that I have invested for people like you who don’t make the time to see what is really going on in the world so you wind up filling your head with MSM propaganda. when I see links that I don’t have time to look at or research, I copy the URL’s and post them on a word page or in doc.google that way I can get to them anywhere at any time, to watch them in my down time. we are living in the worst time this country has ever been in and if people don’t start waking up we will never have a chance to stop this crap before it is too late. I think the more you understand the world the more you will understand Trump and why he is our last hope. the greatest guy on the planet? well maybe not but again he is our last hope.

        • Razedbywolvs

          Your not making a point at all. your shit posting. Listen to Brother Nathanael, Trump is not going to save you. Go read the Daily Stormer articles on meme magic.
          Just create a “to watch later” bookmark and keep your video links in there. Or just download the video.

          • tufflove

            I do that too but this way I can keep little notes next to them. as far as pointing, each one of those links ties into one another. these wars are being done to help with the NWO which will be headed out of Israel, it was all done by the Rothschilds who are satanist, that’s why the posting of the supreme court building. Mr. Freedman shows how it was all a great big setup. Clark also shows that it is all pre-planned. JFK and Lincoln just help to prove the Rothschild control over our government, the religion of Putin shows why Putin wants to stop the NWO because it is evil and has to do with the antichrist. again Aaron Russo is simply proving we are being scammed by the Rothschild cartel. faking it, shows who the controlled media is brainwashing us into war, just like Freedman warned us in 1961, he spent over two and a half million of his own money back then trying to wake people up. petro scam again how the cartel are willing to murder anyone that gets in their way and the media will cover up for them. this is why they want Trump dead because he is trying to break up the media by exposing them and the cartel by exposing them too. like, Putin, he wants to kick them out of our government and out of our Banking system and return the country to christ. Putin a traitor to the NWO shows how Putin had to pretend to be in bed with the cartel in order to get to power
            once there he started cutting their throats, now they have Trump coming after them, so they are going nuts. notice that brother Nathan says that Putin is on the side protecting Christians in Syria? the US government don’t us to know that that is the side that we are killing. Mullins is simply saying that Hitler did what Putin has done to the cartel. that is what started WW2. UFO thing just more media cover up crap. Hillary just trying to egg Putin on to war in order to please the cartel. Putin telling the media Hillary and Obama are crazy and are pushing us all towards war. a war that I know the US can’t win. Putin has the weapons and the power behind him.

          • Razedbywolvs

            “each one of those links ties into one another.” Ya EVERYTING is connected. You have gotten to the point were you cant see a tree because your brain is tracing down every vain in every leaf.
            There is a low budget independent film called Pi (1998) that I suggest you watch even tho it’s full of Jews. It does not look like a good movie because it’s filmed in black and white and appears at first to be a movie about mathematics but it is a good movie.

          • tufflove
  • Raymond McGraw

    Since Donald Trump has been elected to the office of the next president of the United States of America we now know where the establishment is and who we answer to.

  • Brad Dueringer

    Who Runs the Media?

    Viacom – Sumner Redstone, Chairman Emeritus, former CEO is Jewish
    Viacom – Philippe Dauman, President, CEO and Chairman is Jewish 
    Viacom – Shari Redstone, Vice-chairwoman isJewish
    Viacom – Owns BET, Nickelodeon, MTV, VH1, Logo TV, Comedy Central, Palladia, Spike, and Epix
    News Corp – Rupert Murdoch Exec Co-Chairman former CEO is a Zionist (some say he’s Jewish).
    News Corp – Owns The Times, The Sun, Dow Jones & Company, The Wall Street Journal
    News Corp – Owns HarperCollins, Fox Entertainment Group (owners of the 20th Century Fox film studio and the Fox Broadcasting Company)
    21st Century Fox – Rupert Murdoch Exec Co-Chairman former CEO
    Fox News – Rupert Murdoch
    Fox Entertainment Group – Rupert Murdoch
    News Corp – Rupert Murdoch Exec Chairman
    Walt Disney – Robert Iger President and CEO isJewish
    Walt Disney Motion Picture Group – Orin Aviv Pres of production is Jewish
    Comcast – Julian Brodsky Co-Fonder is Jewish
    Comcast – Ralph Roberts Co-Fonder is Jewish
    Comcast – Brian L. Roberts CEO and Chairmane isJewish
    Comcast – David L. Cohen Exec VP is Jewish
    Comcast – Stephen B. Burke Exec VP is Jewish
    CNN Worldwide – Jeff Zucker, President is Jewish
    CNBC – Mark Hoffman CEO and President isJewish
    NBC – Stephen B. Burke CEO is Jewish
    NBC – Robert Greenblatt Chairman is Jewish
    NBC – Jeff Gaspin Former Chairman is Jewish
    CNN Worldwide – Jeff Zucker, President is Jewish
    CBS – Leslie Moonves, President is Jewish
    CBS – Shari Redstone Vice-chairwoman is Jewish
    CBS – Sumner Redstone Chairman Emeritus
    CBS – Sumner Redstone, former owner is Jewish
    Vox – Ezra Klein, Editor-in-Cheif is Jewish
    Screw – Al Goldstein, Publisher and Pornographer is Jewish
    Variety – Steve Gaydos, Executive Editor is Jewish
    Variety – Peter Bart, Co-Editor-in-Chief is Jewish
    Chicago Tribune – Sam Zell, Owner is Jewish
    Los Angeles Times – Sam Zell, Owner is Jewish
    The New York Times- Ochs-Sulzberger family, majority shareholders are Jews
    The Washington Post – Donald E. Graham, CEO and Chaiman is Jewish
    Daily News – Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman, Owner is Jewish
    The New York Post – Rupert Murdoch, Owner isJewish
    Wall Street Journal – Rupert Murdoch, Owner isJewish
    U.S. News and World Report – Mortimer Benjamin Zuckerman, Owner is Jewish
    DreamWorks – Stacy Snider, Co-chairman and CEO is Jewish
    DreamWorks – David Geffen, Co-chairman isJewish
    BBC Television – Danny Cohen, Director is Jewish
    MGM – Harry Sloan, Chairman and CEO is Jewish
    CW – Dawn Ostroff, President of Entertainment isJewish
    Warner Brothers – Barry M. Meyer, Chairman and CEO is Jewish
    Warner Brothers – Alan F. Horn, President and COO is Jewish
    Warner Brothers – Jeff Robinov, President of Productionis Jewish
    Warner Brothers – Martin Shafer, Chairman and CEO of
    Castle Rock Entertainment is Jewish
    Warner Brothers – Bruce Rosenblum, President of Television Group is Jewish
    Warner Brothers – Peter Rot, President of Television Production is Jewish
    Warner Independent Pictures – Polly Cohen President is Jewish
    Fox Filmed Entertainment – Thomas Rothman, Chairman and CEO is Jewish
    Sony Picture – Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO is Jewish
    Regency Pictures – Arnon Milchan, Chairman isJewish
    USA Network – Toby Graff, Senior VP of Public Affairs is Jewish
    Showtime – Matthew C. Blank, Chairman and CEO is Jewish
    Showtime – Robert Greenblatt, President isJewish
    Universal Studios – Jeff Shells Chairman isJewish
    Universal Studios – Rowan Conn, CFO is Jewish
    Universal Studios – Adam Fogelson, Chairman isJewish
    Paramount Pictures – Brad Grey, CEO and Chairman is Jewish
    Paramount Pictures – Jesse L. Lasky, co-founder, a Jew
    Paramount Pictures – Adolph Zukor, co-founder, a Jew
    Paramount Vantage – John Lesher, Co-president is Jewish
    Paramount Vantage – Nick Meyer, Co-president isJewish
    RCA – Owns NBC – David Sarnoff Founder isJewish
    Tribune Company – Eddy W. Hartenstein, President and CEO is Jewish
    And the list goes on and on and on…

  • Dean Olejniczak

    This is pretty messed up, but I can see why. The alt-right (same with extreme left) are so brainwashed it’s no surprise. I went over to Breitbart (never been there) to get a sense of their subscribers and commented on a few things (I read they are viscous to outsiders).

    Even as an anarchist, they will attack, nor can they think for themselves…. name calling happens often as a rebuttal. Frankly, I feel pretty bad for them, they are being duped just like the left is.

  • Alleged Comment

    The FAKE news is the big FOUR.


    Why are they not listed?? Hmmmm…..

  • Chris S.

    this is why we need independent media like The Free Thought Project, intellectualtakeout.org, Alex Jones, .. yes they’re sort of domestic news… but if it’s international news you want.. there’s basically three names to look BBC, Russia Today, Al-Jazeera .. in that order