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The Emmett Till Effect – Taki’s Magazine

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 9, 2018

by Steve Sailer

I’ve figured out a way to quantify how Establishment news organizations manipulate the contents of our minds: just track the use of tendentious phrases over the years.

Since 2016, there has been much talk of “fake news.” For example, The New York Times used the phrase “fake news” 901 times in 2017. Both sides of the political spectrum believe the other is outright making up events that never happened to promote their worldview.

That does happen…to some extent. For example, many of the most publicized hate crimes blamed on white men in recent decades have been either outright hoaxes or badly misreported.

A subtle but likely more important issue, however, is the question of which true news gets emphasized. Read the rest of this entry »


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The Enemy of the People – Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on August 6, 2018

…And, lo and behold, I was right! It was 4:30 in the morning, with most of the country asleep, but there was Trump tweeting truth to power:

“The Fake News hates me saying that they are the Enemy of the People only because they know it’s TRUE. I am providing a great service by explaining this to the American People. They purposely cause great division & distrust. They can also cause War! They are very dangerous & sick!”

Oh my goodness, how the Fake News crowd hated that one! From left to right, from Chuck Todd to Chris Wallace, how they howled and screamed in pain! Because the truth hurts. Where was Chuck Todd during the run up to the Kosovo war – in a Trappist monastery? He can’t be unaware of the catalytic role played by CNN in ginning up that conflict.

Yet that’s nothing compared to the chutzpah of Chris Wallace, who demanded to know “What wars have we started?” The truth is that it’s hard to list any recent wars Fox News hasn’t had a huge hand in starting, beginning with Kosovo and going on down the line – from Gulf War I to the invasion of Iraq to Libya, Syria, and all the way to the present day, where fresh calls for new conflicts are too commonplace to even be noted… Read the rest of this entry »

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Why Wait for it to Happen? The Media Now Invents News Stories From the Future

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 30, 2018

We decide what you need to know. If it hasn’t happened yet, we will make it up.

From the Metro article – American politicians played out the scenario…

Politicians apparently make up part of what is described as “experts”. This is supposed to be taken seriously.

I now know exactly what to do with anything from “Metro”. I figured out the NYT a long time ago.

By Joe Jarvis

A new pandemic disease could kill almost a billion people, a Metro article warns. The only problem: the disease is made up.

A fake terrorist organization created a fake pathogen, the effects of which were monitored via a fake reality simulation. That’s today’s news.

By the end of the simulation in May, representing 20 months after the start of the outbreak, there were 150 million dead around the world – and no vaccine. The researchers say that the simulation would have ended with up to 900 million dead, nearly 10% of the world’s population.

Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Health Security says the world was ‘lucky’ the SARS outbreak wasn’t worse.

Clade X was designed to spread about as easily and kill a similar percentage to SARS, Toner says.

Go over to the New York Times, and they have run two articles about how Trump lost, as well as won, the 2020 election. The election is over two years away.

Both articles used Elizabeth Warren as Trump’s challenger, which to me is more terrifying than the fake pandemic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Trump Stands His Ground on Putin – Original

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 20, 2018

By cheering Brexit, dissing the EU, suggesting NATO is obsolete, departing Syria, trying to get on with Putin, Trump is threatening the entire U.S. foreign policy establishment with what it fears most – irrelevance.

Thursday, Trump indicated that he knows exactly what is afoot, and threw down the gauntlet of defiance:

“The Fake News Media wants so badly to see a major confrontation with Russia, even a confrontation that could lead to war. They are pushing so recklessly hard and hate the fact that I’ll probably have a good relationship with Putin.”

Spot on. Trump is saying: I am going to call off this Cold War II before it breaks out into the hot war that nine U.S. presidents avoided, despite Soviet provocations far graver than Putin’s pilfering of DNC emails showing how Debbie Wasserman Schultz stuck it to Bernie Sanders…

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Why the Media is Desperate to Reclaim its “Gatekeeper” Status for News | The Daily Bell

Posted by M. C. Fox on July 16, 2018

The further away the news gets from you, the harder it is to mix the news with other intelligence. At that point, it is easier to manipulate the truth

By Joe Jarvis

No one knows what to believe anymore in the age of the internet. Don’t you miss the good old days when you could believe that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction when the media reported it?

Everything is fake news, except perhaps the scores of last week’s high school basketball game. And maybe the local stuff is what we should be focusing on because that at least we can confirm to some extent…

Yet even in the age of information, local papers are disappearing. As a direct result, the efficiency of local governments is suffering. A study found that a lack of local newspapers correlates with worse local government.

But has an influx of national news made national government more efficient?

No. It has only thrown more power behind collectivist trends. It has added ranks to the mobs of special interests that continue to expand federal expenditures and debt. National news is basically used as advertising to get the masses to line up behind a particular cause. It is activist journalism, directing the mob rule. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zuckerberg Mentor: We Can’t Leave It to Audiences to Decide What Is Fake News

Posted by M. C. Fox on June 13, 2018

Yeah but we are still a lot smarter than you, so we will will decide what is truth. After all, we know more about you than you do.

by Amanda House

Technology investor and former mentor to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Roger McNamee says consumers should not be given the ability to decide what is fake news, arguing that “leaving it to the audience to make those picks is how we got here” during an event on free speech, “misinformation”, and the need for transparency.

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Brussels considers new powers to battle ‘fake news’ during elections

Posted by M. C. Fox on April 2, 2018

Title of Article could have been: Europeans, you may be too dumb to figure out the truth but don’t worry, the government will do it for you. As an added bonus we will filter out anything embarrassing or illegal the government has done.

There is truth and there is government/media truth.

Brussels is considering new powers to prevent social media companies spreading “fake news” during election periods, including a crackdown ahead of the May 2019 European Parliament elections…

French President Emmanuel Macron, himself a target of disinformation during his 2017 presidential bid, unveiled plans in January that could allow judges to delete some Internet content, block access to website during elections, and give France’s media regulator the power to remove broadcasters’ rights to air content deemed “fake news”.


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CNN’s Chris Cuomo Melts Down After Spreading Fake News About AR-15 Purchase

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 21, 2018

So people apparently still watch Clinton News Network even if they aren’t trapped in an airport.

This guy doesn’t even try to come up with a decent lie. It is not as though talent and resources for telling whoppers aren’t readily available.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the anti-Trump pundit who hosts CNN’s failing morning show, spread fake news about a gun purchase and then melted down after he was called out for it.

The story Cuomo retweeted is titled “I was able to buy an AR-15 in five minutes — I’m 20 and my ID is expired.” But the headline is completely false. The young man did not buy the weapon or go through a background check. So he did not buy an AR-15 in five minutes. He did not buy an AR-15 at all.

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The Real 007 Used Fake News to Get the U.S. into World War II

Posted by M. C. Fox on February 19, 2018

WW II espionage is a fascinating subject. Being lied to by your government (fake news) and it’s pals (Ogilvy also skewed survey questions…) is nothing new. In this case Roosevelt was happy to let the British government have it’s way with our parents and grandparents.

The subject of this post is covered in depth in “Desperate Deception” by Thomas Mahl. The “Rockefeller” name turns up a lot. It usually does when the subject is deep state, deception and death of freedom and liberty.

In the spring of 1940, British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill was certain of one thing for his nation caught up in a fight to the death with Nazi Germany: Without American support his nation might not survive. But the vast majority of Americans—better than 80 percent by some polls—opposed joining the fight to stop Hitler. Many were even against sending any munitions, ships or weapons to the United Kingdom at all. To save his country, Churchill had not only to battle the Nazis in Europe, he had to win the war for public opinion among Americans. He knew just the man for the job. Read the rest of this entry »

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The truth about « fake news », by Thierry Meyssan

Posted by M. C. Fox on January 17, 2018

Just remember-NATO is someone’s or a three letter something’s tool also.

While NATO was busy setting up a vast network with which to accuse Russia of perpetuating propaganda from the Soviet era, Washington was suddenly swamped by a wave of hysteria. In an attempt to discredit the new US President, the dominant media accuse him of talking rubbish – in response, the President accuses them of propagating fake news. This cacophony is amplified by the swift development of the social media, which had once been intended for use as weapons of the State Department against nationalist regimes, but which today are popular forums used to combat abuse by all kinds of elites – with Washington at the top of the list. Read the rest of this entry »

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