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Fake News: The Latest Effort to Destroy Alternative Media

On this edition of The Geopolitical Report, we cover the establishment’s effort to characterize alternative news as Russian propaganda. We look at the government’s use of lies to start wars and how the establishment media parrots these lies. Is PropOrNot, the anonymous sources of the “fake news” campaign amplified by The Washington Post, part of Read More…

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Manipulation By Fear: Now ISIS Claims It Will Attack Trump’s Inauguration On “Bloody Friday”

The Express is reporting that ISIS (you know, the Western-backed rebels that have come to be called ISIS), is planning an attack on Trump’s inauguration. Apparently they’re referring to it as “Bloody Friday:” ISLAMIC STATE is planning a ‘Bloody Friday’ assault on the SAME DAY as Donald Trump is inaugurated as US president, it can Read More…

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“Fake News” Site Threatens WaPo With Defamation Suit, Demands Retraction

As the “fake news” narrative grows, and The House quietly passes a bill to “counter Russian propoganda” websites, one alleged ‘fake’ news wesbite – as defined by the farcical PropOrNot organization – has struck back. Naked Capitalism’s Yves Smith has threatened The Washington Post with a defamation suit and demanded a retraction. As the lawyers Read More…

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Is The US Government Behind The Fake News Media Attacks On President-Elect Trump?

Eric Zuesse has brought to our attention that US intelligence officials have placed a story in Buzzfeed, “a Democratic party mouthpiece,” that the Russian government used fake news to get Donald Trump elected president. According to Buzzfeed: “US intelligence officials believe Russia helped disseminate fake and propagandized news as part of a broader effort to influence Read More…

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“Pizzagate” Explodes After Man Arrested In Comet Ping Pong Restaurant Shooting

Pizzagate took a turn for the even more bizarre on Sunday, as a man with an assault rifle walked into Comet Ping Pong to “self-investigate” the Baltimore, Maryland, pizza parlor that internet conspiracy theorists say is at the center of an international child sex ring run by prominent Democrats. 28-year-old Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, Read More…

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The Orwellian War On Skepticism

Under the cover of battling “fake news,” the mainstream U.S. news media and officialdom are taking aim at journalistic skepticism when it is directed at the pronouncements of the U.S. government and its allies. One might have hoped that the alarm about “fake news” would remind major U.S. news outlets, such as The Washington Post Read More…