It’s Good News Week

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The ever eloquent Lionel Nation provides an effervescent eulogy for the Double-Down Deplorable Deadbeats that prolifically pump plebeian pulp-fiction propaganda.

In an desperate death-throw of the dice the Double-Down Deplorable Deadbeats are actively promoting Fake News Filters to protect their cunning stunts.

Could somebody please burst the bubble and break the news to the Double-Down Deplorable Deadbeats that their cunning stunts have been on display for public ridicule for a very long time.

We’ve seen the make-shift “fake news” list created by a leftist feminist professor.

Well, another fake news list has been revealed and this one holds a lot more water.

This list contains the culprits who told us that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and lied us into multiple bogus wars.

These are the news sources that told us “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor.”

They told us that Hillary Clinton had a 98% of winning the election.

They tell us in a never-ending loop that “The economy is in great shape!”

This is the real Fake News List (and it’s sourced):

fake-news

REVEALED: The Real Fake News List – Chris Rossini – 19 Nov 2016
The Ron Paul Liberty Report

http://www.ronpaullibertyreport.com/archives/revealed-the-real-fake-news-list

They’ve been force feeding bread and circuses via the tube for too long.

It’s time to pull the plug and get a change of diet.

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15 Responses to It’s Good News Week

  1. malagabay says:

    My guess is that #PizzaGate is going to be THE pivotal issue regarding Fake News Filters.

  2. malagabay says:

    Pot Meet Kettle Awards 2016
    Ironically politicians are complaining about public opinion manipulation.

    Picking up the torch on the most hotly debated topic by the humiliated US mainstream media, namely the spread of so-called “fake news” (not to be confused with Brian Williams lying for years on prime time TV, and which until recently was branded far simply as “conspiracy theory”), German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Wednesday against the power of fake news on social media to roil the establishment and to spur the rise of populists, after launching her campaign for a fourth term.

    Speaking in parliament for the first time since her announcement Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, Merkel cautioned that public opinion was being “manipulated” on the internet.

    Zero Hedge – Tyler Durden – 23 Nov 2016
    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-23/merkel-declares-war-fake-news-europe-brands-russias-rt-sputnik-dangerous-propaganda

    President Barack Obama joined the liberal chorus of criticizing “fake news” suggesting that the so-called fact-free journalism spread on social media was part of the reason why Democrats lost in the 2016 election.

    Obama Joins the War on ‘Fake News’
    Breitbart – Charlie Spiering – 21 Nov 2016

    http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/21/obama-joins-war-fake-news/

  3. tom0mason says:

    All news reporting is manipulation!
    The news is scripted, images edited (for ‘best’ effect), pundits and the opinionated state their views, reinterpretations of ‘facts’ so that you will see their point of view. This is all manipulation.

    ‘Facts’ what facts! Unless you are there, in full command of your faculties, you will not ‘know’ the facts. But even then you would only know the ‘fact’ of your experience and not all the ‘facts’, the totality of the situation.

    You as the news observer, will at best see and hear a faulty representation of events from the news agencies. News agencies have been pushed by popular demand, and chasing rating, to emotionalize news items not just report the bare facts. Now news agencies by editing and opinionating about events without investigating the totality of the situation are doing the viewers a disservice, as they are not now reporting the news they are propagandizing the situation — even if that is done without forethought or malicious intent.

    So what if anything can be gain from this? If something reported in the news is important to you, you Jo and Jane Public have to do the verification. You have to investigate because in the main our news agencies have stopped that function. If you are clever you will do this with an open mind, without preconceived ideas biasing your perception. Check news item across all channels you can receive (print, TV, internet, radio, etc) compare and contrast the ‘facts’ presented by each, weigh-up the probabilities of the reported events to finalize your own prejudiced conclusion on the subject. And it will be prejudiced if you were never part of the actuality.
    Remember search engines like Google, and website archives like https://archive.org/web/web.php (and others, see http://alternativeto.net/software/wayback-machine/ ) are very useful tools.

    Above all remember, no-one will give you the complete story, nobody knows ALL the ‘facts’ — not even yourself.

  4. malagabay says:

    Excellent analysis by Neil Clark.

    It seems the uneducated plebs are falling for ’fake news’ they read in ’new media’ and the lies of dreadful rabble-rousing populist politicians who are relying on people’s emotions, instead of ’objective facts,’ to get votes.

    It’s all terribly worrying and poses a dire threat to Western civilization as we know it.

    Well, forgive me for laughing out loud.

    For this establishment ‘fake news’/’post-truth politics’ concern is the funniest thing I’ve come across in politics since Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, the very grand Chancellor of the University of Oxford, repeatedly called distinguished Sheldonian guest Mikhail Gorbachev, “Mr. Brezhnev.”

    Why is it so hilarious?

    Because the people and the outlets warning of the dangers of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth politics’ have been the biggest peddlers of ‘fake news’ and ‘post-truth politics’ out there.

    It’s like receiving lectures on the immorality of bootlegging from Al Capone or being told to sit up straight by the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

    ‘Fake news’ & ‘post-truth’ politics? What about those Iraqi WMDs?
    RT.com – Neil Clark – 21 Nov 2016

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/367625-fake-news-post-truth-iraqi-wmds/

    And there’s the more direct Paul Joseph Watson.

  5. kuhnkat says:

    If Sodam Insane didn’t have WMD, where did all the unmarked binary artillery shells come from that the resistance used for IEDs… Over 50 were found in addition to the ones that were used. Where did all the VX type chemicals come from dumped in 50 gallon drums in open bunkers on the outskirts of many ammunition depots?!?! Sorry, that lie is so old and tired I am amazed that sane people still spout it. Or are people who spout that lie actually sane?!?!

    • malagabay says:

      My guess is that some people remember the Iraqi War Mainstream News Narrative concerning “18 mobile facilities for making anthrax and botulinum toxin” that eventually became “two trailers” which were ultimately “almost certainly designed and built for the generation of hydrogen”.

      Iraqi Mobile Weapons Laboratories

      In the run up to the 2003 Invasion of Iraq, the main rationale for the Iraq War was Hussein’s Iraq failure to transparently and verifiably cease Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD – nuclear, biological and chemical weapons) programs, and to destroy all materials relating thereto, as mandated in United Nations Resolution 1441.

      In February 2003 the then Secretary of State Colin Powell gave a presentation before the United Nations showing a computer generated view of what the laboratories looked like.

      He said Iraq had as many as 18 mobile facilities for making anthrax and botulinum toxin.

      “They can produce enough dry, biological agent in a single month to kill thousands upon thousands of people.”

      Powell based the assertion on accounts of at least four Iraqi defectors, including a chemical engineer who supervised one of the facilities and been present during production runs of a biological agent.

      Following the invasion of Iraq two trailers were found and initially declared as the alleged mobile labs.

      Intelligence Sources

      In the CIA briefing days before the 2003 United Nations security council presentation Colin Powell knew that all information included in the report had to be solid.

      “Powell and I were both suspicious because there were no pictures of the mobile labs,” Wilkerson, Powell’s chief of staff said.

      Powell demanded multiple sources and the two CIA men present George Tenet, then the CIA director and John E. McLaughlin, then the CIA deputy director claimed to have multiple eye witness accounts and supporting evidence.

      Wilkerson claims that the two said, “This is it, Mr. Secretary. You can’t doubt this one”

      The information behind the mobile vehicles had come from the multiple informants but the main and most important one was known as Curveball. Curveball was an Iraqi refugee in Germany.

      He claimed that after he had graduated at the top of his chemical engineering class at Baghdad University in 1994, he worked for “Dr. Germ,” the pseudonym of British-trained microbiologist Rihab Rashid Taha.

      He led a team that built mobile labs to create biological WMD Curveball was never actually interviewed by American intelligence and in May 2004, over a year after the invasion of Iraq, the CIA concluded formally that Curveball’s information was fabricated.

      Furthermore, on June 26, 2006, the Washington Post reported that “the CIA acknowledged that Curveball was a con artist who drove a taxi in Iraq and spun his engineering knowledge into a fantastic but plausible tale about secret bioweapons factories on wheels.”

      With information about the mobile labs the Bush administration then went and asked Ahmed Chalabi’s Iraqi National Congress (INC) if they knew anything about this “threat”.

      The INC provided an Iraqi defector, Mohammad Harith, who claimed that while working for the Iraqi government he had purchased seven Renault refrigerated trucks to be converted into mobile biological weapons laboratories.

      The INC used James Woolsey, former director of the CIA, to directly contact Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Linton Wells, of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), with info about Mohammad Harith’s account to avoid any scrutiny by the CIA.

      Harith’s was met by a DIA debriefer who concluded that it “seemed accurate, but much of it appeared embellished” and he apparently “had been coached on what information to provide.”

      However, the line about Harith being coached was removed and one that he passed a lie detector added and as such became official evidence of mobile bio-labs even being used by Bush in his January 2003 State of the Union message.

      Later Mohammad Harith like curveball evidence was labeled with a fabricator notice.

      A third source, reporting through Defense HUMINT channels and another asylum seeker, claimed that in June 2001 that Iraq had mobile biological weapons laboratories however after the war in Oct 2003 the source recanted his testimony.

      A fourth source existed but all information and details regarding the report are still classified.

      All the sources depended on the Curveball’s account and were seen as supportive to it.

      When Tenet called Powell in late summer 2003, seven months after the U.N. speech, he admitted that all of the CIA’s claims Powell used in his speech about Iraqi weapons were wrong.

      “They had hung on for a long time, but finally Tenet called Powell to say, ‘We don’t have that one, either,’ ” Wilkerson recalled. “The mobile labs were the last thing to go.”

      Discovery of Iraqi mobile labs?

      May 13, 2003 it was reported that a second suspected mobile weapons lab had been found in Iraq on April 19, 2003.

      May 27, 2003 a fact finding mission to Iraq sent its report to Washington unanimously declaring that the trailers had nothing to do with biological weapons. The report was ‘shelved’.

      May 28, 2003 the Central Intelligence Agency released a report on the supposed mobile weapons labs, stating:-

      Despite the lack of confirmatory samples, we nevertheless are confident that this trailer is a mobile BW production plant.

      May 29, 2003 President George W Bush declared that they had found the weapons of mass destruction that had been claimed were in Iraq, these were in the form of mobile labs for manufacturing biological weapons.

      We found the weapons of mass destruction.

      We found biological laboratories.

      You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons.

      They’re illegal.

      They’re against the United Nations resolutions, and we’ve so far discovered two.

      And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on.

      But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.

      May 29, 2003
      “We have already found two trailers that both our and the American security services believe were used for the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons.”
      Tony Blair, Flying into Kuwait for morale boosting trip.

      May 29, 2003
      “My personal view is we’re going to find them, just as we found these two mobile laboratories”
      Town Hall Meeting with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Infinity-CBS Radio.

      June 2, 2003
      In the UK, Susan Watts broadcasts on the influential BBC2 Newsnight report which includes an anonymous experts (Dr David Kelly ) opinion on the Mobile Weapons labs being for biological weapons.
      Dr Kelly is now only 40% certain the trailers are labs.

      “But our source, who is in an excellent position to know, and spoke of being 90% confident these claims are correct on the day the Pentagon showed the trucks to the world, now put that confidence level at just 40%.”

      June 3, 2003
      “But let’s remember what we’ve already found. Secretary Powell on February 5th talked about a mobile, biological weapons capability. That has now been found and this is a weapons laboratory trailers capable of making a lot of agent that — dry agent, dry biological agent that can kill a lot of people. So we are finding these pieces that were described.”
      Condoleezza Rice, Capital Report, CNBC.

      June 3, 2003
      “We know that these trailers look exactly like what was described to us by multiple sources as the capabilities for building or for making biological agents. We know that we have from multiple sources who told us that then and sources who have confirmed it now. Now the Iraqis were not stupid about this. They were able to conceal a lot. They’ve been able to scrub things down. But I think when the whole picture comes out, we will see that this was an active program.”
      Condoleezza Rice, Capital Report, CNBC.

      June 5, 2003
      “We recently found two mobile biological weapons facilities which were capable of producing biological agents”
      President G W Bush Talks to Troops in Qatar, White House.

      June 5, 2003
      Dr. David Kelly one of Britains foremost experts on Biological Weapons visited Iraq to examine the trailers and take photographs.

      June 7, 2003
      Judith Miller reports that some scientists had doubts about the trailers in her piece – “Some experts doubt trailers were germ lab”, Judith Miller and William J. Broad, New York Times.

      June 8, 2003
      The UK’s Observer newspaper picks up on the story with their piece “Blow to Blair over ‘mobile labs’ – Saddam’s trucks were for balloons, not germs ” Placing more pressure on Prime Minister Tony Blair over the lack of Weapons of Mass Destruction found in Iraq.

      June 8, 2003
      “Already, we’ve discovered, uh, uh, trailers, uh, that look remarkably similar to what Colin Powell described in his February 5th speech, biological weapons production facilities.”
      Condoleezza Rice, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, ABC.

      June 8, 2003
      “We are confident that we — I believe that we will find them. I think that we have already found important clues like the biological weapons laboratories that look surprisingly like what Colin Powell described in his speech.”
      Condoleezza Rice, Meet the Press, NBC.

      June 8, 2003
      “We have uncovered the mobile vans and we are continuing to search.”
      Colin Powell Remarks at Stakeout Following Fox News Interview, Fox News.

      June 8, 2003
      “And I think the mobile labs are what I think is a good indication of the kind of thing they are doing.”
      Colin Powell Remarks at Stakeout Following Fox News Interview, Fox News.

      June 15, 2003
      It was revealed that the trailers discovered were for the production of hydrogen to fill artillery balloons, as the Iraqis had insisted all along.
      The artillery balloons were used to get detailed weather data to be used to accurately direct artillery shelling.
      A British scientist and biological weapons expert was quoted “They are not mobile germ warfare laboratories. You could not use them for making biological weapons. They do not even look like them. They are exactly what the Iraqis said they were – facilities for the production of hydrogen gas to fill balloons.”
      It was confirmed later that this expert was Dr David Kelly

      June 20, 2003
      MP Paul Flynn: “To ask the Prime Minister what assessment has been made of the function of the two vehicles suspected of being biological weapons laboratories that were discovered in Iraq.”
      The UK Prime Minister Tony Blair: “Investigations into their role are continuing.”

      June 23, 2003
      MP Harry Cohen: “Will the Secretary of State consider sending some of the Territorials to look at the mobile labs in the form of two trailers in northern Iraq? A report in The Observer on 15 June said that the system was originally sold by a British company, Marconi, as a command and control system. If any Territorials investigated the trailers, would they find a “Made in Britain” stamp on them? If this is a smoking gun in terms of weapons of mass destruction, why did we apparently sell them? MP Geoff Hoon – I do not think that anyone suggested that this was an example of a smoking gun. It has rightly been suggested that this was a gun and that the mobile laboratories were wholly consistent with the description of mobile laboratories given by Secretary of State Colin Powell in his evidence to the United Nations Security Council. That remains the position as far as coalition forces are concerned.”

      July 17/18, 2003
      Dr. David Kelly, a key source for many of the newspaper articles doubting the Mobile weapons labs, is found dead.
      An inquiry into his death, The Hutton Inquiry, found his death to be suicide.

      September 8, 2003

      The discovery by U.S. forces in Iraq of two mobile ‘biological weapons laboratories’ was touted by President Bush as clear evidence that Iraq possessed illegal weapons capabilities. However, it now is clear that these so-called labs were nothing more than hydrogen generation units based upon British technology acquired by Iraq in the 1980s, used to fill weather balloons in support of conventional artillery operations, and have absolutely no application for the production of biological agents.

      – Scott Ritter, a former United Nations weapons inspector, wrote in the San Francisco Chronicle on September 8, 2003

      Dick Cheney continued to claim trailers were mobile labs

      September 14, 2003
      “Same on biological weapons–we believe he’d developed the capacity to go mobile with his BW production capability because, again, in reaction to what we had done to him in ’91. We had intelligence reporting before the war that there were at least seven of these mobile labs that he had gone out and acquired. We’ve, since the war, found two of them. They’re in our possession today, mobile biological facilities that can be used to produce anthrax or smallpox or whatever else you wanted to use during the course of developing the capacity for an attack.”
      Dick Cheney, Meet the Press, NBC.

      January 22, 2004
      “In terms of the question what is there now, we know for example that prior to our going in that he had spent time and effort acquiring mobile biological weapons labs, and we’re quite confident he did, in fact, have such a program. We’ve found a couple of semi trailers at this point which we believe were, in fact, part of that program.”
      Dick Cheney, Morning Edition, NPR.

      Powell retraction

      I looked at the four [sources] that [the CIA] gave me for [the mobile bio-labs], and they stood behind them, …

      Now it appears not to be the case that it was that solid.

      At the time I was preparing the presentation, it was presented to me as being solid.

      April 3, 2004 I feel terrible … [giving the speech] … It’s a blot.

      I’m the one who presented it on behalf of the United States to the world, and [it] will always be a part of my record.

      It was painful.

      It’s painful now.” 2005
      – Colin L Powell

      Pentagon report

      The Pentagon produced a secret report in 2003 entitled Final Technical Engineering Exploitation Report on Iraqi Suspected Biological Weapons-Associated Trailers that found that the trailers were impractical for biological agent production and almost certainly designed and built for the generation of hydrogen.

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_weapons_laboratory

      • kuhnkat says:

        You did not address what I wrote. You went off on the seeming low hanging fruit, except the Pentagon report was as biased against finding WMD as anything else. Rather than depending on my memory of a report I read years ago, why don’t we read the CIA/DIA report…

        https://www.cia.gov/library/reports/general-reports-1/iraqi_mobile_plants/Iraqi%20Bio%20Warfare.pdf

        Basically you can have inefficient hydrogen production or inefficient bio production. Since you can buy efficient commercial hydrogen production units why would you spend the money to build inefficient custom units?? Oh yeah, dual use.

        Iraq did produce chemical artillery shells and missiles and some of the shells were found. Their main chemical weapons lab was shut down by the inspectors in the 90’s and overrun by ISIS last year. ou gotta wonder why it wasn’t eradicated instead of just being closed.

        Then we have the testimony of the Iraqi Air Force General:

        http://cnsnews.com/news/article/saddam-sent-wmd-syria-former-general-alleges

  6. oldbrew says:

    tomomason wrote: ‘Remember search engines like Google…are very useful tools’

    Yes, but also remember that search engines like Google know that as well, and can/do use algorithms to preferentially select results in a particular order, or ‘de-select’ them. Try the same search in Google and Bing for example.

  7. malagabay says:

    Martin Armstrong on Fake News

    BBC Caught Fabricating News to Start a War
    Martin Armstrong – 29 Nov 2016

    The press has been routinely creating fake news reports to start a war. This is a serious issue for the press is conspiring against the people to create war, sell climate change, and rig elections. This is by no means something new. They taught me in high school history class about how the press started the Spanish-American War by reporting that the Spanish attacked a US ship, which never happened.

    We have fallen into a cycle of yellow journalism that Pulitzer began. Pulitzer created the Spanish-American War by making up shit to sell newspapers. The famous Pulitzer Prize given by Columbia University is named after the father of yellow journalism – go figure! This is why the press and the Republican elite supported Hillary. They need to rig the game.

    The most fascinating aspect of war has been the government’s consistent lies to the American people to move the nation to war with every single event. This has won them the ability to wage every single war up until Obama’s attempt to invade Syria. It did not fly.

    https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/corruption/the-bbc-caught-fabricating-news-to-start-war/

    And from GlobalResearch…

    Who is Behind “Fake News”?
    Mainstream Media Use Fake Videos and Images

    Global Research – Michel Chossudovsky – 24 Nov 2016

    Four Notorious Cases of Media Distortion

    These are four examples and there are many more. The manipulation of videos and images is routine. In some cases, these manipulations are revealed by readers, independent media and social media. In most cases they go undetected. And when they are revealed, the media will say “sorry” we apologize: they will then point to technical errors. “we got the wrong video”.

    What is important to emphasize is that these media distortions are invariably deliberate.

    1. Coverage of CNN 2008 Riots in Tibet
    Chinese Cops with khaki uniforms and Indian Style Moustache

    2. BBC Coverage of the War on Libya, 2011
    Green Square Tripoli. Libyans Celebrating “Liberation” and the Victory of Rebel forces over Gadaffi waving Indian Flags

    3. CNN and BBC on 9/11.
    The Report on the Collapse of WTC Building Seven Occurred Prior to the Collapse

    4. The March 2016 Brussels Terrorist Attacks.
    Belgian Media Used Video of a 2011 Moscow Airport Terrorist Attack

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-is-behind-fake-news-mainstream-media-use-fake-videos-and-images/5557580

  8. malagabay says:

    The Pope steps in…

    Disinformation is probably the greatest damage that the media can do, as opinion is guided in one direction, neglecting the other part of the truth.

    And then, I believe that the media should be very clear, very transparent, and not fall prey – without offence, please – to the sickness of coprophilia, which is always wanting to communicate scandal, to communicate ugly things, even though they may be true.

    And since people have a tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia, it can do great harm.
    … … … …
    If you are an orphan priest, who has forgotten that he has a Mother; if you are a priest who has drifted away from He Who called you, from Jesus, you will never be able to carry the Gospel.

    What is the way?

    Tenderness.

    May they have tenderness.

    Priests should never be ashamed of having tenderness.

    May they caress the suffering blood of Jesus.

    Today there is a need for a revolution of tenderness in this world that suffers from “cardiosclerosis”.

    Interview with the Holy Father Francis for the Belgian Catholic weekly, “Tertio”, 07.12.2016
    http://press.vatican.va/content/salastampa/en/bollettino/pubblico/2016/12/07/161207a.html

    Coprophilia (from Greek κόπρος, kópros—excrement and φιλία, philía—liking, fondness), also called scatophilia or scat (Greek: σκατά, skatá-feces), is the paraphilia involving sexual arousal and pleasure from feces.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprophilia

    Coprophagia or coprophagy is the consumption of feces.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coprophagia

  9. malagabay says:

    Germany can now look forward to [even more] on message news management…

    The German government is seeking to create a center of defense against disinformation ahead of next year’s elections, in the wake of ongoing “fake news” and “Russian hackers” hysteria generated during the election cycle in the United States.

    RT – 24 Dec 2016
    https://www.rt.com/news/371552-germany-fake-news-defense-center/

  10. malagabay says:

    And so can the States…

    Obama Quietly Signs The “Countering Disinformation And Propaganda Act” Into Law

    Just like that, the US Ministry of Truth is officially born.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-24/obama-signs-countering-disinformation-and-propaganda-act-law

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