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Media Wars: Fighting For Your Perception

This “fake news” scare tactic that mainstream media is pushing with every modicum of influence it retained following the extremely embarrassing yet revealing 2016 Selection, is all anchored on the very McCarthyist-style list that was quickly spread without verification and with zero due diligence by the entirety of mainstream media, yet touted as a verifiable list of “fake news.” This was done so because it reinforced the establishment talking point that, “alternative media is dangerous and not to be trusted.” So regardless of the list’s veracity, and the questionable legitimacy of the site from which the list originated, the establishment narrative always takes precedent over the truth … unless you are part of the Alternative Media of course.

Such a careless and irresponsible lack of research and verification(the very qualifying characteristic on which they arbitrarily deem a site to be “fake news” and Russian propaganda) on the part of the many mainstream outlets that published such a slanderous and defamatory list, needs to be acknowledged. Yet, many who still maintain the validity of mainstream media would claim that to be an off-base accusation to distract from the real problem, and that the list is an accurate and properly vetted compilation of fake news sites. However, they would be fundamentally wrong, just ask the Washington Post.

Quoted from Zero Hedge

In the latest example why the “mainstream media” is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say,” on Wednesday a lengthy editor’s note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the “experts” quoted in the original article whose “work” served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s finding regarding any individual media outlet,” in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll “fake news” and conceding the Bezos-owned publication may have engaged in defamation by smearing numerous websites with patently false and unsubstantiated allegations.

It was the closest The Washington Post would come to formally retracting the story, which has now been thoroughly discredited not only by outside commentators, but by its own editor.

This admission by WaPo requires some serious reflection by all those screaming Fake News at anything they disagree with. The paper’s use of an unverified and now discredited list on which to create this entire witch-hunt, completely dismantles the entire fake news/Russian propaganda story line that was always intended to destroy any opposition(such as the alt media) and stifle any dissenting minds that might disagree or oppose what they choose to declare as the Truth; because everyone knows that mainstream media has never lied before, or manipulated the public for benefit.

It is time for everyone to once again reevaluate what they choose to put their faith in, if anything. It is beginning to become clear, especially to the many recently awakening to the propaganda, that the mainstream media will do whatever is necessary to win this battle for American minds, including lie, cheat, and fabricate entire stories or events designed to discredit those they see as a threat to the media monopoly they have enjoyed for decades. That has now begun to come to an end as the masses find their way to the light. However, once the light is reached, one still has to look; and at that moment of truth, many will chose to retreat and seek out the comforting suffocation of the State-sponsored reality. So I leave you with this rousing call from an earlier article, to simply find the courage to face that truth:

All it takes is for one to look. Not believe, just look, and one will no doubt begin to question all they thought to be the “facts.” It is highly likely that the masses declaring this story “fake news” have either not looked at any of the evidence, and are fully trusting the discredited mainstream media at their own peril, or have looked at the faux coverage plastered on every mainstream outlet that gleans over the most important facts, claiming it’s the whole story, and instead highlights the most bizarre and inconsequential aspects of the case. This leaves those watching, feeling as if they have done their due diligence and looked at all the evidence, when in fact they have been manipulated. They then take to the “fake news-laden Internet“(that they now loath so much) and begin to self-righteously spread the very fake news they are so afraid of. These naive souls have become the unwitting vessels for the very fake news they feel is destroying our understanding of what is real and what’s not, or whatever scaremongering narrative they bought into.

Some of these blind followers(that have been cleverly convinced they are critically thinking leaders) have simply bought in too deep and will never defy the mainstream line of thinking. Yet, it’s likely that many are just unaware that they are resting their entire belief structure on half-truths and intentional lies, and if confronted with the whole story, would be yet another mind freed from the shackles of government-controlled media, that will no doubt join the ranks of the Alternative Revolution.

All we ask, is that you look…


Ryan Cristián
"Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see." - John Lennon Driven by a desire for accuracy, chef and independent news stalwart Ryan Cristián has a passion for the Truth. As a recent recipient of the Serena Shim Award For Uncompromising Integrity In Journalism, he understands that Americans want their news to be transparent, devoid of the opulence frothed out by today's corporate media. A cultured and insightful man with a worldly sense, Ryan's unjaded approach offers common sense to the individual racked by the ambiguous news cycle - a vicious and manipulative merry-go-round that keeps trenchant minds at a manageable distance from the truth. Avid writer & editor by day, Truth seeker by night, Ryan's reality defines what it means to be current.

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