Friday, May 20, 2022

As Historical Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Unfolds, The Atlantic Publishes Article Calling Child Sex Trafficking “FAKE”

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

After four victims and multiple other witnesses laid out the case against alleged child sex trafficking mogul Ghislaine Maxwell, the prosecution rested its case.

During the testimony, details of convicted pedophile Jeffery Epstein’s “little black book” began to surface which is alleged to contain hundreds of names of clients and victims. While the details of that book will likely never be made public, as the trial unfolded prominent names were dropped including Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew and others.

Can Media Be Independent if It Accepts US Funding?

by Joe Lauria, Consortium News:

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told the opening of the virtual Summit for Democracy on Wednesday that the U.S. government would support independent international journalism.

“We’ll make the biggest contribution by any government to the recently launched International Fund for Public Interest Media, an innovative new initiative that provides assistance to at-risk independent news outlets,” Blinken said.

He said the U.S. would also create a “liability fund” to support “reporters and news organizations that are targeted with litigation as a result of their reporting.” And the U.S. Agency for International Development, a known C.I.A. front, will launch a “Media Viability Accelerator … to make independent press outlets more sustainable, focusing on data sharing, technical assistance and financial services.”

Jussie Smollett Testifies to Receiving Texts from CNN’s Don Lemon During Investigation into Hate Crime Hoax

by Landon Mion, Townhall:

Actor Jussie Smollett, on trial for allegedly orchestrating a hate crime against himself, said under oath Monday that he spoke with CNN anchor Don Lemon early on during the Chicago Police Department’s investigation into the alleged hate crime attack.

The 39-year-old Smollett said in his court testimony that he received a text from Lemon, who supposedly informed the “Empire” star that the CPD did not believe his attack occurred the way he described it, Fox News’ Matt Finn reported.

Here’s Why The Government is Not Letting You See the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

from The Free Thought Project:

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who stands accused of procuring young girls for the sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, began last week.

Though the mainstream media has not focused as heavily on this case as other high-profile trials in recent months, the proceedings have certainly not been forgotten by the general public. But much to the chagrin of that public, the trial will not be filmed.

Some have even painted this fact in a conspiratorial light, a tint that has surrounded much of the story around Epstein, his death, and now Maxwell’s trial.

On Day One, New Twitter CEO Uses Fake Trending Tab to Run PR For Himself, Bans Sharing Media of Private Individuals Without Permission

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Parag Agrawal kicked off his first day as the new CEO of Twitter by using the site’s “What’s happening” tab for PR to try and explain away his old anti-white tweets and instituted new rules to ban the sharing of “media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted.”

As I reported Monday, Agrawal posted a quote in the past suggesting that “white people” and “racists” are one and the same and said just last year he doesn’t want the platform to be “bound” by the First Amendment.

Ineptly, YouTube Tries to Pick Up Where Dr. Goebbels Left Off

by Stephen Karganovic, Strategic Culture:

By what right does a private corporation presume to dictate to its users what they may or may not think or post?

Gleichschaltung is a German word with a rich history. It stands for the coerced harmonisation of all forms of public expression with the official line. That concept is currently undergoing a renaissance, but not in the “captive nations” of the East.

Every morning after arriving in his office at the Propaganda Ministry, Dr. Goebbels would devote himself to the important task of disseminating a directive to all German media outlets, outlining what position on principal issues they were expected to take on that particular day. The media were instructed not only on what to say but – of equal importance – what not to mention. The system Goebbels set up worked like a charm. Under his meticulous supervision, in public discourse an imposing harmony of opinion reigned from one end of Germany to another, undisrupted by discordant voices.

False Flag Attack? Israel On Verge Of ‘State Of Emergency’ Over New Variant, Just Two Weeks After Having War Games For ‘Omega Strain’

from Humans Are Free:

Israel’s Prime Minister, Naftali Bennett, announced on Friday November 26, 2021 that the country is on the verge of a state of emergency after three people tested positive for the new ‘Omicron’ variant of the coronavirus.

Here is What the Mainstream Media Won’t Tell You About the Actual Origins of the Omicron Variant

by Kyle Becker, Becker News:

The Omicron variant of Covid-19, also known as the B.1.1.529 strain, is splashed all over the international headlines. But while many wonder about the origins of this new virus, here is something we do know: The first four reported Omicron variant cases were all from patients who were “fully vaccinated.”

The Omicron variant was first identified in Botswana earlier in November, but it is believed to be fueling a present spike in cases in South Africa. Also known as the B.1.1.529 variant, it has been found in Botswana, South Africa and Hong Kong so far.

Media Refers to Black Extremist’s Deadly Ramming Rampage in Waukesha as a ‘Parade Crash’

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

The black extremist charged with five counts (and growing) of intentional homicide for ramming his SUV into a Christmas parade merely took part in a “crash,” according to headlines from CBS, CNN, the AP and other propaganda organs.

Watch: Rittenhouse lawyer destroys Chris Cuomo on live TV in only 15 seconds

from WND:

As you can imagine, everyone’s favorite establishment media hacks were in a bit of a tizzy on Friday night following the news that Kenosha teen Kyle Rittenhouse was found not guilty of all counts against him, including double homicide, after he shot three men during fiery riots last year.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo was most certainly among them, determined to continue to paint the young man as the reckless, irresponsible perpetrator of a crime over which he was only acquitted due to the color of his skin and Wisconsin laws that protect the right to self-defense.

Biden Abusing the Law to Terminate Project Veritas

by Martin Armstrong, Armstrong Economics:

The Biden Administration has shown its TRUE political colors. They have asked the judge in Project Veritas NOT to appoint a Special Master to oversee what the Justice Departed is really doing. They are not looking for a diary. They have seized everything and trying to destroy any such investigation into their own corruption using COVID. This is a complete violation of the First Amendment. Those in the Biden Administration keep showing that this is really an American coup to overthrow the Constitution at the instigation of questionable theories and origins.

Google partners with PBS to launch a media literacy program to “combat misinformation”

by Didi Rankovic, Reclaim The Net:

New initiative

Google is doubling down on its role as the self-appointed arbiter of truth, and is including “educational” activities to its portfolio that prominently includes heavy-handed censorship on the company’s massive platforms.

However, many mainstream media sources consider Google as a hotbed of misinformation that it hasn’t been tackling to their satisfaction, and see this latest initiative as an attempt to “improve” its reputation on this front.

In the Western world, journalism has been replaced by the Ministry of Propaganda

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

If the Trump-era FBI had executed search warrants inside the newsrooms of The New York Times and NBC News, we would be demanding evidence to prove it was legally justified. Yet virtually nothing has been provided to justify the FBI’s targeting of O’Keefe and his colleagues at Project Veritas, and the little that has been disclosed by way of justifying this makes no sense.” — Glenn Greenwald

Glenn Greenwald and Matt Taibbi are two of the last journalists. Both are leftwing inclined, and Greenwald is a homosexual. But when it comes down to who do you believe, I believe them. They have integrity, and truth matters to them. Both have been evicted from the publications that they made famous because they told truth that hurt “advertising,” that is, public relations money for supporting an agenda. Indeed, the only reason to read the Intercept was Greenwald, and the only reason to read Rollingstone was Taibbi. Neither lies in order to advance an agenda. Both are honest journalists, a rarity today.

Will “The New York Times” Turn On The Democrats?

by TheDarkMan, The Duran:

The New York Times has been a staunch supporter of the Democratic Party and an even more staunch opponent of Donald Trump, pushing the Trump-Russia collusion hoax, but on November 9, it uploaded to YouTube this 14 minute video in which one of its contributors rails at what he calls liberal hypocrisy.

Eighteen states are controlled lock, stock and barrel by the Democratic Party, and all of them have abysmal records, he says. This is hardly surprising as the Democratic Party is now the party of the elite, an elite that looks after its own while pouring scorn on ordinary middle class and blue collar Americans. Perhaps the most noticeable feature of these elites is their NIMBY culture; they want low cost housing to be built in working class areas, not their own; they decry a border wall as immoral, but build walls around their own houses or live in gated communities. They want everything that is bad for America, but not in their own backyards.