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Mainstream media gave credibility to Jussie Smollet’s hoax. It’s time to pull their plug

When news broke that openly homosexual Empire star Jussie Smollett was attacked in the Democrat-owned and operated city of Chicago by two white men shouting pro-Trump slogans, I had my doubts. I always find it helpful in these situations to ask, “who benefits?” Turns out those instincts were right. Smollett’s tale has turned out to be an elaborate fabrication. “Fake news!” as President Trump likes to say. One has to wonder how many other stories the media feeds us that are pure fiction. When I first read the headlines, I had no clue who this fellow was. Probably because I…

The News Media Will Kill Your Children for Money and Power

David Hogg was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He has ridden to notoriety on that affiliation.. and on Michael Bloomberg’s money. Recently, Hogg condemned USA Today for turning the Parkland murderer into a celebrity. Hogg is wrong about gun control, but he is right about the news media. I’d say that Hogg didn’t go far enough in condemning the media’s role in getting our kids killed. Let’s take a step back and walk the stepping stones of celebrity violence. Since its inception in 1980, CNN was one of the first 27-7 cable news outlets.…

FAKE NEWS: CNN identifies embattled Dem Gov. Northam as Republican

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam found himself embroiled in a race row on Friday after a 1984 yearbook photo emerged showing him dressed as either a Klansman or in blackface. Northam released a statement, according to WRIC, saying he was sorry: “Earlier today, a website published a photograph of me from my 1984 medical school yearbook in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive. I am deeply sorry for the decision I made to appear as I did in this photo and for the hurt that decision caused then and now. This behavior is not in keeping with who I…

Fire damages Fox, C-SPAN, MSNBC studios

A fire Sunday morning in Northwest Washington, D.C., damaged studios for Fox News, C-SPAN and MSNBC, and forced “Fox News Sunday” to relocate its broadcast to a local affiliate’s studio. D.C. Fire and EMS tweeted that an electrical fire broke out in the 8th floor television studio but nobody was injured. Steve Scully, the political editor for C-SPAN, tweeted shortly after 7 a.m. that the Fox News and C-SPAN studios sustained “extensive damage,” and MSNBC’s studio took on “extensive smoke and water damage.” “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace addressed the fire at the outset of Sunday’s program. “If things…

Facebook looks to control LOCAL news with $300 million dollar investment

Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local newsrooms with subscription business models and investing in nonprofits aimed at supporting local news. It will also be used for Facebook’s other, broad news initiatives such as news literacy programs and third-party fact-checking. The move comes at a difficult time for the news industry, which is facing falling profits and print readership. Facebook, like Google, has also been partly…

New App ‘NewsGuard’ Promises To Stop Fake News. Have A Look At Who Owns & Funds It

A new browser extension app called NewsGuard promises to give readers better insight into the credibility of news sites by providing them with a red, yellow or green badge as visitors explore content. All you have to do is install it on your website browser and you will find out how websites are rated based on numerous categories. You will also see a ‘Nutrition Label’ that was developed by NewsGuard’s ‘watchdog SWAT team’ so readers can understand whether or not a site is trustworthy… well, that’s what NewsGuard claims. This seems similar to Facebook’s attempt to stop ‘fake news’ by working with…

Tech Giants Paid Off ‘Trusted” Conservative Groups for Their Silence as Social Media Giants Eliminated Conservative Content and Publishers from Platform

It’s no secret that the Silicon Valley tech giants discriminate against conservatives and conservative content. Facebook has been shutting down traffic to conservative websites since the 2016 election. YouTube and Twitter along with Amazon ramped up their attacks on conservative users and platforms since the 2016 election. The Gateway Pundit spoke earlier with two of the top conservative publishers in America. Floyd Brown is a conservative author, speaker and media commentator. In 2008 Floyd launched Western Journal which quickly became one of the top conservative websites in America. By 2016 Floyd’s organization of Western Journal and other conservative websites under…

Almost bankrupt Red Lobster dumps Tucker Carlson…

Red Lobster is joining the mass of advertisers abandoning conservative Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s show after his controversial comments. The chain confirmed to Business Insider on Monday that it is no longer advertising during “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” This comes after critics pointed out that the seafood chain was one of the few brands that continued to advertise on the prime time opinion show after recent controversies. At least 19 brands have stopped advertising on the show over the last month. A wave of backlash began in December when Carlson said in a segment that the US needed more “scientists…

Secret Life? What Happened to L.A. TV Anchor Chris Burrous, 43, Found Dead from Possible Drug Overdose at Suburban Days Inn?

In Los Angeles media, the death of 43 year old news anchor Chris Burrous is being described as “he died.” In the New York papers, where we’re awake, the Post and the Daily News acknowledge in their headlines that Burrous was found dead at a motel from a possible drug overdose. A “male friend” called in that someone was unresponsive. Huh? What the heck was Chris Burrous doing at a Days Inn Motel in Glendale (a suburb, and far from his office at KTLA) in the middle of the afternoon? Who was the male friend? And why isn’t the LA…

Bloomberg News Pays Reporters More If Their Stories Move Markets

Bloomberg News has an unusual practice of paying some of its reporters explicitly for publishing “market-moving” stories. This is one of many metrics that is factored into reporters’ annual bonuses. This practice is not widespread in the financial news industry, and journalists we spoke to from other outlets were not aware that it is used at Bloomberg. We also canvassed traders, bankers and public relations professionals. None of them had heard this before, either. Most of the people we spoke to, especially traders, were startled to hear about this practice, worrying that it might create an incentive for Bloomberg reporters…

Der Spiegel to run 23-page special on reporter who faked stories

The German news weekly Der Spiegel is to publish a 23-page special report on how one of its award-winning reporters faked stories for years and dealt a blow to media credibility. Claas Relotius, 33, resigned after admitting making up stories and inventing protagonists in more than a dozen articles in the magazine’s print and online editions. Since the scandal was revealed by the magazine on Wednesday, other mainstream German outlets including Die Welt and Die Zeit, which once used Relotius as a freelancer, have also begun poring through articles that he wrote for them. “Tell it like it is,” wrote…

Only weeks remain until America’s Public Domain begins to grow again, for the first time in 21 years!

This New Year’s Day, for the first time in 21 years, new works will enter the public domain in America: the Class of 2019 was all creating in 1923, and has been locked in copyright for 96 years. When Disney successfully lobbied Congress to extend copyright by 20 years in 1998, it stopped the clock on the public domain. 20 years ago, everything from 1922 became public. The next year, and the year after, and every year until 2019, nothing else entered the public domain. As Glenn Fleishman writes in Smithsonian, the result is a weirdly skewed public perception of…

Sam Harris Closes Patreon Account in Protest over Platform’s Censorship

Popular author Sam Harris has closed his Patreon account in protest over the company’s recent censorship of political commentators. Harris, who was the eleventh most popular user on Patreon, released a statement on Twitter, Sunday. “As many of you know, the crowdfunding site Patreon has banned several prominent content creators from its platform. While the company insists that each was in violation of its terms of service, these recent expulsions seems more readily explained by political bias,” declared Harris in his statement. “Although I don’t share the politics of the banned members, I consider it no longer tenable to expose…

Google Employees Sought To Block Breitbart From Ads, Emails Show

Google employees sought to block Breitbart from Google AdSense less than one month after President Donald Trump took office, leaked emails from the company reveal. Google employees sought to use alleged “hate speech” as a pretense for banning Breitbart from taking part in the advertising program, the emails show. Barring Breitbart from the advertising program would have a devastating effect on the site’s ad revenue as Google accounts for roughly 37 percent of all digital advertising revenue. (RELATED: Top Ad Writer Behind Boycott Campaign Targeting Breitbart, Ingraham) Breitbart obtained the emails and published them Monday night, one day before Google CEO…

YouTube Kicks off Proud Boys Founder Gavin McInnes

Far-right commentator and Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes has been kicked off YouTube on Monday, marking the latest social media platform to remove the Proud Boys founder. According to a banner on his page, McInnes’ channel was “terminated” after the Google-owned video giant “received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement.” Google did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for details on the content McInnes was inappropriately using. The move wipes out more than 200,000 subscribers for McInnes and removed the last major platform for reaching his audience, after Twitter, Facebook and Instagram removed him in recent months. “I have a swarm…

CRTV Cucks to Glenn Beck — Ditches Gavin McInnes After Blaze Merger

CRTV canned Gavin McInnes after merging with Glenn Beck’s The Blaze — prompting a large group of people to cancel their subscriptions in protest. Michelle Malkin also announced she was leaving the company last week. In response, Twitter users began posting that they were cancelling Blaze Media paid subscriptions. Hundreds of people vowed to unsubscribe, and urged others to do the same, using the hashtag #CancelCRTV. The firing of McInnes came shortly after it was revealed that the media had lied about his former group, The Proud Boys, being labeled as an extremist group by the FBI. “We do not…

The Largest Conspiracy Theory Peddlers Are MSM And The US State Department

The US State Department has issued a statement accusing the Syrian government of having carried out a false flag chemical weapons attack in northwestern Aleppo with the intent to blame it on the jihadist factions in the region, citing “credible info” that the public has not been permitted to see. Never mind the known fact that there are actual, literal Al Qaeda affiliates who have admitted to using chemical weapons in Aleppo, and who are known to have used chemical weapons throughout Syria even by the State Department’s own admission: the Official Narrative is that only the Syrian government uses…

“The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.”

As a former member of the major media prior to its concentration in few hands by the Clinton regime, I have reported on many occasions that the Western media is a Ministry of Propaganda for Washington. In the article below one of the propagandists confesses. PCR Published on Russia Insider News (http://russia-insider.com) “The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media.” — former CIA Director William Colby Our Exclusive Interview with German Editor Turned CIA Whistleblower Fascinating details emerge. Leading US-funded think-tanks and German secret service are accessories. Attempted suppression by legal threats. Blackout in German media. Exclusively…

MSM Is Getting Weirder, More Frantic, And More Desperate By The Day

When even the Washington Post is saying your Russiagate article is bad journalism, your Russiagate article is really, really bad journalism. In an article titled “The Guardian offered a bombshell story about Paul Manafort. It still hasn’t detonated.”, WaPo writer Pul Farhi draws attention to the fact that it has been a week since the Guardian published a claim that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort met repeatedly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, without any evidence backing up the claim, using solely anonymous sources, and despite the claims contradicting known records of Assange’s guests at the Ecuadorian embassy. Criticism and…

BEWARE: New Plan to Censor Health Websites

Americans’ trust in the media is at an all-time low. According to a 2017 Survey on Trust, Media and Democracy1 by the Knight Foundation, 43 percent of Americans have a negative view of news media compared to 33 percent reporting a positive view, while 66 percent believe “most news media do not do a good job of separating fact from opinion.” Seventy-three percent believe the proliferation of “fake news” on the internet is a major problem, and only half feel confident that readers can get to the facts by sorting through bias. However, individual perception about what is true and…

Glenn Beck’s The Blaze and Mark Levin’s CRTV merge to form Blaze Media

Mark Levin’s CRTV and Glenn Beck’s The Blaze have merged to form a right-wing media and opinion giant that appears poised to compete directly with Fox News’ just-launched streaming service. Beck announced the deal Monday after The Hollywood Reporter wrote about it Sunday. “So many people came up and said, ‘You know, you guys just have to get together,'” Beck said on his radio program. “So we took that at heart, and we did that.” Financial terms of the merger were not disclosed. The Blaze’s website, started by Beck in 2010, claims that the newly formed Blaze Media will reach…

Paywall for HuffPost? Verizon Hunt for Web Revenue Goes Beyond Ads

Verizon Communications Inc.’s VZ 1.43% Oath unit is turning away from the advertising- and data-centric strategy that spurred its creation. After failing to meet revenue targets by selling digital ads across Yahoo and AOL properties, Oath executives now are focused on selling content subscriptions and giving users ways to make purchases through its sites, according to people familiar with the matter. The unit is exploring subscriptions to HuffPost news and Yahoo Sports content, among other ideas, some of the people said. Earlier this month, Oath said Yahoo Finance would start such a service in early 2019. Oath’s future ultimately will…

Migrant Caravan: Eyewitness Journalist Confirms Media Is Purposefully Deceiving You

We’ve been covering this story since it began, watching certain aspects unfold from a bigger picture perspective. Not being there was a tough part of the process because we couldn’t see and ask questions ourselves. Perhaps this is something we can begin doing once we raise enough viewer support here. But this didn’t stop us from seeking out a long time friend and independent journalist Luke Rudkowski, the founder of WeAreChange, who has been there in Tijuana for the past week. When I first reported on this story, my analysis was that when we look at how it is being used by…

Mainstream Media Finally Reporting on How the Elite Gave Billionaire Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein a ‘Deal of a Lifetime’

For years, the Free Thought Project has been set on exposing the cozy relationship between billionaire convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein and high-level establishment insiders. And, for years, we’ve been one of only a few voices out there willing to report on this corruption and depravity inside politics. That is, until now. This week, in a bombshell report out of the Miami Herald, Epstein’s ties to the past administrations—as well as the current one—were laid out for the world to see. Instead of ignoring it, however, this time, mainstream media outlets like CNN picked up the story and ran with it. Last year, the Free…

The Media Has Become Filled With Operatives From Intelligence Agencies

In the last few years, the national security state has been expanding its power in alarming ways. Intelligence officials have been given unprecedented power in the Trump administration, which has carried out record numbers of CIA drone assassinations. Dozens of former military and intelligence officers ran for office as Democrats in the 2018 midterms, and eleven of them have won House seats. And the hysteria around Russiagate has caused the Democratic Party to aggressively elevate the authority of America’s intelligence agencies, despite the catastrophic war in Iraq that these agencies recently lied us into. In this environment, it’s seemed normal…

Google staffers discussed burying conservative news outlets, but tech giant claims talks didn’t amount to anything

Google staffers reportedly discussed burying conservative news organizations in the company’s search function with the goal of impacting future elections – but the tech giant says nothing came out of the conversations. Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin famously admitted in a leaked video that staffers were “upset” about President Trump’s 2016 victory over Hillary Clinton – but a bombshell report by The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson reveals that Google staffers considered taking action. The Daily Caller reported late Thursday that it obtained internal Google communications that show “internal Google discussions went beyond expressing remorse over Clinton’s loss to actually discussing ways Google could prevent…

CNN fires political commentator for criticizing Israel

CNN released Thursday political commentator Marc Lamont Hill, a day after he made incendiary comments in a United Nations speech in which he condoned the use of force by Palestinians against Israel. “Marc Lamont Hill is no longer under contract with CNN,” said a CNN spokesperson. Mr. Hill, a Temple University professor and liberal analyst who was dropped by Fox in 2010, told a U.N. panel that Palestinians should be able to use force against Israel, citing the example of the slave revolts. “We must recognize the right of an occupied people to defend itself,” Mr. Hill said. “We must…

CNN Is an Enemy of Free Speech, a Fascist Censor and an Apologist for War Criminals

Tucker Carlson delivered a stunning monologue Wednesday, slamming CNN for posing as a champion of free speech, after the network spent months trying to have competitors silenced and banned. Carlson addressed CNN’s lawsuit against the Trump administration for revoking Jim Acosta’s White House access. “In the past couple of days, you’ve heard a lot of pumping and puffing about free speech and freedom of the press, and how those freedoms are currently imperiled by the White House, and to be clear, we are for free speech. Unfettered, absolute free speech.” Carlson urged. “And we cannot help but notice that some…

Washington’s Blog is under attack…please support them

I have deep respect for you – the reader of Washington’s Blog – and so I want to share what I’m thinking … and seek your advice. I’m edging closer and closer to deciding to end the site.  While I haven’t made a final decision, these are the factors which are contributing to my probable decision: (1) The site is focuses on content.   In contrast to sites like Reddit or Twitter, we have been writing exposés and investigative pieces for more than 10 years. Having so much content costs alot, since internet hosts charge according to how much  data they…

In One Year, MSNBC Covered Stormy Daniels 455 Times, War in Yemen 0

As FAIR has noted before (1/8/18, 3/20/18), to MSNBC, the carnage and destruction the US and its Gulf Monarchy allies are leveling against the poorest country in the Arab world is simply a non-issue. On July 2, a year had passed since the cable network’s last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen, which has killed in excess of 15,000 people and resulted in over a million cases of cholera. The US is backing a Saudi-led bombing campaign with intelligence, refueling, political cover, military hardware and, as of March, ground troops. None of this matters at all to…

Fox News Joins CNN In Lawsuit Against Trump White House

Update: NBC WILL BE JOINING AMICUS BRIEF SUPPORTING CNN: CNN * * * Fox News said it is supporting CNN’s lawsuit to regain White House reporter, Jim Acosta’s, press credentials, and has filed an amicus brief in the case, Bloomberg reports citing an emailed statement from Fox News president Jay Wallace. “FOX News supports CNN in its legal effort to regain its White House reporter’s press credential. We intend to file an amicus brief with the U.S. District Court. Secret Service passes for working White House journalists should never be weaponized. While we don’t condone the growing antagonistic tone by…

Latest Crazy Leftist Conspiracy Theory: Trump Will Stage Military Coup To Stay In Power

The latest crazy idea being bandied around the leftist broadcast media is that President Trump will order a military coup if he loses the election in 2020 and seize dictatorial control. Yes, it’s nuts, but its being regularly suggested by talking heads on MSNBC and CNN. The latest to do so is Morning Joe regular Donny Deutsch, who asked viewers to “Imagine two years from now.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jnx0u85MuyU “We will have a close election and let’s say a Democrat wins. We’ve watched this man, Donald Trump. Donald Trump will come out and say, he was already teeing it up in 2016,” Deutsch…

Mark Zuckerberg refuses to appear before ‘international grand committee’ investigating Facebook’s role in spreading fake news

Mark Zuckerberg has refused to attend an ‘international grand committee’ investigating fake news at Facebook and its impact on elections. Rebecca Stimson, Facebook’s head of public policy for the UK, turned down an invite from the governments of Ireland, Argentina, Australia, Britain and Canada to attend a hearing scheduled for November 27. In a letter to the committee, she wrote: ‘Mr. Zuckerberg is not able to be in London for your hearing and sends his apologies.’ Mark Zuckerberg has refused a request from the UK, Canada, Ireland, Argentina and Australia to appear before an investigation into fake news and its effect on…

Fox News Twitter Account Goes Dark After Left-Wing Activist Threats

The Fox News Twitter account has been dark since November 8, ostensibly protesting social media’s lack of action in response to a threat against the political host Tucker Carlson by purported left-wing activists. The network stopped tweeting after posting one last, now-deleted tweet, showing an alleged left-wing group protesting directly in front of Tucker’s private residence last Wednesday, chanting “Racist scumbag, leave town!”, according to the Hill. The Tribune Media content manager Scott Gustin said the Fox News Twitter account was shuttered in response to the social media giant ignoring pleas from the network to stop users from posting unkind statements about Carlson. The…

White House Stands By Decision to Ban CNN Reporter Amid Row Over “Doctored” Clip

Jim Acosta aggressively pressed Donald Trump for answers during a press conference following the US midterm elections. According to the White House, the reporter “placed hands” on an intern when she tried to take the mic from him. Trump called him a “rude terrible person,” and after the incident, Acosta’s access to the White House was revoked. The White House has refused to back down after revoking CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s access despite a backlash from the journalist community and claims that the video of the argument had been altered. “The question is: did the reporter make contact or not? The video is clear, he…

Cord cutting accelerates as pay TV loses 1 million customers in largest-ever quarterly loss

Scratch the theory that cord cutting might be decelerating. Cable and satellite TV providers lost about 1.1 million subscribers during the July to September period, the largest quarterly loss ever – and the first time the industry lost more than 1 million subscribers in a quarter, according to media and telecommunications research firm MoffettNathanson. After Dish Network reported its third-quarter earnings Wednesday, the New York-headquartered research firm tallied up the publicly reported subscriber losses to arrive at the finding. Dish lost 341,000 subscribers in the third quarter, compared to adding 16,000 in the same period a year ago. Overall, Dish…

Man Charged with Threatening to Kill CNN Anchor DON LEMON…

A Mountain Home man is in custody after investigators say he threatened the life of a CNN journalist. Investigators from Atlanta say Benjamin Craig Matthews, 39, called CNN more than 40 times from a cell phone. In the calls, he is alleged to have said he would like to “kick the [expletive] out of DL.” Don Lemon is the anchor of CNN Tonight. In subsequent calls, investigators say Matthews asked CNN’s operator “Could I be directed to DL’s dead body hanging from a tree?” In another call, made on Nov. 1, he asks “Is DL dead yet? Can you help…

CNN’s Acosta denied entry to White House following aggressive Trump press-conference

The Trump administration has pulled CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press credentials after a heated exchange with Trump during a press conference on Wednesday. Acosta found out when the Secret Service blocked his entry. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Acosta’s credentials had been revoked, stating “We will never tolerate a reporter placing his hands on a young woman just trying to do her job as a White House intern.” Acosta appeared to push the woman’s arm down as she tried to take the microphone away from him while he was haranguing the president. …over the course of 1.5 hours including several from…

CNN President: Anytime We Break Away from Trump Coverage ‘The Audience Goes Away’

CNN President Jeff Zucker said his network has to cover President Trump as much as possible because when they stop reporting on him the viewers leave. “People say all the time, ‘Oh, I don’t want to talk about Trump. I’ve had too much Trump,’ ” Zucker told Vanity Fair. “And yet at the end of the day, all they want to do is talk about Trump. We’ve seen that, anytime you break away from the Trump story and cover other events in this era, the audience goes away. So we know that, right now, Donald Trump dominates.” Zucker made his comments in…

CNN’s Lemon doubles down: ‘Evidence is overwhelming’ that white men are ‘biggest terror threat’

CNN’s Don Lemon doubled down Wednesday on his comment earlier this week that the “biggest terror threat in this country are white men.” Lemon said Wednesday that the “evidence is overwhelming” that the statement is true. The CNN anchor’s comments have been condemned on the right, a fact Lemon noted during his Wednesday show. “Earlier this week, I made some comments about that in a conversation with Chris [Cuomo],” Lemon said. “I said that the biggest terror threat in this country comes from radicals on the far right, primarily white men. That angered some people. But let’s put emotion aside…

Breitbart Tells Sleeping Giants Founder To Prepare For Lawsuit Over Advertiser War

Attorneys for Breitbart News sent a letter Wednesday to Matt Rivitz, the founder of left-wing activist group Sleeping Giants, demanding he preserve certain documents and communications ahead of a possible lawsuit. Rivitz’s group has been waging an intense pressure campaign against Breitbart’s advertisers ever since President Donald Trump won the 2016 election. The left-wing group has been successful: 90 percent of Breitbart’s advertisers left over the span of two months in 2017 and the site has continued bleeding sponsors thanks to Sleeping Giants’ ongoing campaign. (RELATED: How The Left Turned Big Tech Into Their Speech Police) Now Breitbart is preparing to take legal…