Dying Mainstream Media Monopoly Desperately Attempts to Discredit Independent News Sources as “Fake”

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Portion of "False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical 'news' sources" list, compiled by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts

Portion of “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y and Satirical ‘news’ sources” list, compiled by Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts

Want to Keep Fake News Out of Your Newsfeed? College Professor Creates List of Sites to Avoid:
http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/trailguide/la-na-trailguide-updates-want-to-keep-fake-news-out-of-your-1479260297-htmlstory.html

(Jessica Roy) During the election, many people fell prey to fake news stories on social media — even the president-elect ended up retweeting fake statistics. A professor of communication has created a list of unreliable news sites to help people do better.

Melissa Zimdars, an assistant professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, put together a publicly available Google doc cataloging “False, misleading, clickbait-y and satirical ‘news’ sources.” It’s been making the rounds on social media as people seek to cleanse their newsfeeds of misinformation.

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: The Mainstream Media Monopoly has continuously, fraudulently pushed the government’s pro-war narrative, while systematically covering up the harsher realities of these conflicts they promote, for decades, now! (I will provide many examples of this, below…)

But, apparently, the public is supposed to be so very clueless about these puppets and shills as to surrender any semblance of critical thinking and personal responsibility, and accept whatever they and their “experts” label as “fake news.” Ha! This is really just more proof that independent news sources are WINNING the battle for truth, and that the mainstream media is not only losing more credibility than ever, but also getting extremely desperate in their efforts to keep their disinfo-wars and psy-ops against the public raging! This is no surprise, though!

Gallup Poll Finds American Trust in Corporate Media at All-Time Low (Sept. 2014):
http://theantimedia.org/gallup-poll-finds-american-trust-in-corporate-media-at-all-time-low/

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Meanwhile, as the L.A. Times ironically shares their article under the misleading, “click-bait-y” headline, “fake news,” and provides little to no evidence of either of these claims, while also inaccurately headlining the list’s author a “college professor,” all in a display of very poor journalism, Melissa Zimdars, who is actually an *assistant* professor of communication at Merrimack College in Massachusetts, and created this google list of sites, originally labelled it, “False, Misleading, Clickbait-y, and/or Satirical ‘News’ Sources.”

And, within her list, Zimdars originally admitted, “not all of these sources are always or inherently problematic, neither are all of them fake or false… They should be considered in conjunction with other news/info sources due to their tendency to rely on clickbait headlines or Facebook descriptions, etc.” She has since amended her words to the much more simple and clear statement, “not all of the sources listed below should be considered fake.”

She also wrote, “some sources not yet included in this list (although their practices at times may qualify them for addition), such as The Daily Kos, The Huffington Post, and Fox News, vacillate between providing important, legitimate, problematic, and/or hyperbolic news coverage, requiring readers and viewers to verify and contextualize information with other sources.” Go figure!

In Zimdars’ “update 3,” she wrote, “some people are asking which news sources I trust, and all I can say is that I read/watch/listen very widely, from mainstream, corporate owned sources (The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes) as well as The Atlantic, National Public Radio, and various local and alternative sources with different political perspectives, some of which are included on this list.” So, it seems that she not only uses her list merely in a skeptical capacity, to more carefully scrutinizes those articles that come from sources she lists, but that she apparently trusts some of the sources that I’m about to list, with evidence, as being unreliable when reporting about WAR – and, sometimes, even when reporting on police criminality, government spying, whistle-blowers, and even elections, too)!

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Now, for the proof of my previous indictments against the mainstream media monopoly. Here’s some important information about the American government’s cozy relationship them: (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)

Without Evidence of Assailant, United States Military Attacks Yemen’s Houthis in Retaliation for Missiles Fired Near a US Destroyer

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

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After Attacking Yemen’s Houthis, US Admits They Don’t Know Who Fired Missiles:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/peace-and-prosperity/2016/october/14/after-attacking-yemen-s-houthis-us-admits-they-don-t-know-who-fired-missiles/

(Jason Ditz) Yesterday, the United States attacked and destroyed a series of radar stations belonging to the Shi’ite Houthis in Yemen, along the Red Sea coast. This was described as retaliation for the missiles fired sort of near a US destroyer off shore, and presented as preventing future such strikes.

Yet today, Pentagon press secretary Peter Cook admitted that the US still hasn’t actually made any determination who fired those missiles in the first place. It is unclear why they retaliated against the Houthis, who denied involvement, apart from Cook saying that the US believes Iran has “been supportive of the Houthi rebels.”

(Read entire article here…)

My Commentary: Just the incident needed to start WWIII, eh?

Reminds me of this…

The Gulf of Tonkin Incident:
http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB132/press20051201.htm

As I’ve said before, the “Occupy Rectum” movement is definitely a most enduring one! It’s hard to believe that it is STILL going strong, after all these centuries! It’s all good, though. I’ll just continue to maintain my position: standing upright, facing the horizon, secure in the knowledge that the ASS is no place for the HEAD to be!

“Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” – Voltaire
“War is a racket. It always has been.” – Smedley Butler
“All warfare is based upon deception.” – Sun Tsu

Remember the Kuwaiti Incubator Baby HOAX back in 1991, which was used as the pretext for America’s FIRST Gulf War? No?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayirah_(testimony)

How Bush Sr. Sold the Bombing of Iraq:
http://www.counterpunch.org/cohen1228.html

Kuwaiti Incubator Babies Lie:
http://www.whale.to/b/kuwait_babies.html

What about this gem?

BBC News Uses “Iraq Photo to Illustrate Syrian Massacre”:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/9293620/BBC-News-uses-Iraq-photo-to-illustrate-Syrian-massacre.html

I can keep going with the examples, if you’d like!

Discussing Pentagon’s Spending of Half a Trillion Tax Dollars to PR Firm to Create Fake Iraqi Terrorist Video Propaganda for Public Dissemination

The following correspondence originally took place on my Facebook wall, upon my post, “Pentagon Paid Half a Trillion Dollars to PR Firm to Create Fake Iraqi Terrorist Video Propaganda for Public Dissemination“…

Rayn: Reality Check: Pentagon Paid $500 Million to PR Firm To Create Iraq Propaganda Videos:

I shared an article on this days ago.

 (October 2nd:

Pentagon Paid PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/october/02/pentagon-paid-pr-firm-540-million-to-make-fake-terrorist-videos/ )

Now, I’ll share a video version of the same information…

Johnson J.: Jordan A… TAXES .. BROOO…. TAXES 🙂

Pentagon Paid Half a Trillion Tax Dollars to PR Firm to Create Fake Iraqi Terrorist Video Propaganda for Public Dissemination

I originally posted the following video and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Reality Check: Pentagon Paid $500 Million to PR Firm To Create Iraq Propaganda Videos:

My Commentary: I shared an article on this days ago.

 (October 2nd:

Pentagon Paid PR Firm $540 Million to Make Fake Terrorist Videos:
http://ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2016/october/02/pentagon-paid-pr-firm-540-million-to-make-fake-terrorist-videos/ )

Now, I’ll share a video version of the same information…

After a Year of Silence, Mainstream Media Monopoly Finally Begins Reporting on American-Fueled Rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq

I originally posted the following information and commentary onto my Facebook wall…

Now the Truth Emerges: How the US Fueled the Rise of ISIS in Syria and Iraq:
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/03/us-isis-syria-iraq?CMP=share_btn_fb

(, Guardian) The war on terror, that campaign without end launched 14 years ago by George Bush, is tying itself up in ever more grotesque contortions. On Monday the trial in London of a Swedish man, Bherlin Gildo, accused of terrorism in Syria, collapsed after it became clear British intelligence had been arming the same rebel groups the defendant was charged with supporting.

The prosecution abandoned the case, apparently to avoid embarrassing the intelligence services. The defence argued that going ahead withthe trial would have been an “affront to justice” when there was plenty of evidence the British state was itself providing “extensive support” to the armed Syrian opposition.

That didn’t only include the “non-lethal assistance” boasted of by the government (including body armour and military vehicles), but training, logistical support and the secret supply of “arms on a massive scale”. Reports were cited that MI6 had cooperated with the CIA on a “rat line” of arms transfers from Libyan stockpiles to the Syrian rebels in 2012 after the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

(Read entire article here…)

My CommentaryThe Truth only “now” emerges in the mainstream media monopoly, after almost an entire year of being reported by independent news sources, while the American public sleepwalks their way into another war adventure!

I shared the following article on Facebook in September of 2014:

Made in the USA: Report Shows ISIS Using US Arms from ‘Syria Rebels’:
http://news.antiwar.com/2014/09/08/made-in-the-usa-report-shows-isis-using-us-arms-from-syria-rebels/

But, who’s really worried about inconvenient little facts like these when “educating” (brainwashing) one’s self about current events using only establishment-endorsed sources?

Is it finally time to stop being spoon-fed serving after serving of deception by the same professional liars that sold the American public WMDs and the war in Iraq? Hmm…

Who Pays the Pro-War Pundits? Conflicts of Interest Exposed for TV Guests Backing Military Action (Sept. 2014):
http://m.democracynow.org/stories/14645 (Click Here to Continue Reading This Post)