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"I saw the
revolutionary destruction of Society as the one and only solution.
A worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values
and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries"
[George Lukacs, The Frankfurt School]
"We will make the
West so corrupt that it stinks"
[Willi Munzenberg, The Frankfurt School]
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The Brexit Bashing Corporation (08 August 2019)
"Since Boris Johnson became PM, Brexit Derangement Syndrome has worsened across the country ... Nowhere has this Boris-era intensification of BDS been more in evidence than at the BBC. I'm not usually a fan of Beeb-bashing but, wow, its longstanding anti-Brexit bent has intensified enormously over the past two weeks. It's palpable. Unavoidable, in fact. From morning (the Today programme) to night (Newsnight), the BBC treats its audience to a ceaseless diet of panic and terror over No Deal. Every Remoaner who sees No Deal as a hellish prospect is being trotted out to scare / bore the populace..."
Nigel Farage Spoke at a Media Conference and Journalists Lost Their Minds (30 November 2016)
"Appearing in Copenhagen at the News Xchange annual conference for the international broadcast news industry, Farage addressed the audience of around 630 journalists from around the world and promptly sent them into a Twitter frenzy by informing them they were out of touch..."
The BBC Is Not Biased (29 November 2016)
"I'm sick of all this talk about the BBC being biased. It's patently not true! Take the BBC's treatment of two controversial figures, Donald Trump and Fidel Castro. One of them is a successful businessman and reality TV star who has recently won a democratic election to lead Britain's closest ally. The other is a dictator who brutally repressed millions for five decades and was an avowed enemy of Britain..."
Milo V Cathy Newman (18 November 2016)
"Breitbart provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos verses Channel 4 News' Cathy Newman on the alt-right, feminism, Steve Bannon and those satirical headlines. Cathy says it was one of her 'biggest bust-ups'. Update: The MP for Redcar was triggered by Milo: 'sorry but how did you not punch him in his smug smirky face? Very restrained'. The anti-violence campaigner has now deleted her tweet."
Shaker Aamer - Genuine Jihadist or Innocent Abroad? (30 October 2015)
"Rejoice! Rejoice and let peal the church bells! An innocent British man who suffered years of imperialist injustice has finally been freed! ... Cute little flopsies from the BBC with tears of joy running down their concave cheeks are already breathlessly informing us of the beatings and torture this poor British man had to endure at the hands of those beastly Americans and their running-dog-lackeys-in-crime within the British establishment..."
Hypocrites! (11 September 2015)
"There are times when I feel as if we - especially our esteemed metro-elites in politics and the media - are fiddling while Rome burns..."
"What happened to UKIP's Douglas Carswell today can be laid at the door of organisations like the BBC that deliberately seek to portray UKIP as ... racist, Islamophobic Nazis who would like nothing better than to gun down immigrants..."
Yes, Shut Down the Unreformable Far-Left BBC (12 May 2015)
"All over the British media and commentariat, there is a residual affection for the BBC. Why? Really, why? What does the BBC provide? I'll come to the cultural Marxist bias that runs through the BBC like a bad cold at a school play in a moment. But, you know what? No, I won't. I'll say it right now..."
UKIP Tim Aker Destroyed Biased BBC Idiot (15 April 2015)
"You claim that yours is the only party to be tackling immigration properly and you're establishing a cap of 50,000 unskilled workers in your manifesto, but at the same time you'd set up a migration control commission to look into the whole issue. Will this commission be independent?..."
It's Time to Consign the BBC to the Dustbin of History (05 November 2014)
"On the latest edition of BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz the resident comedians were in vociferous form, homing in on David Cameron's failure to join Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg in sporting a T-shirt bearing the legend: 'This is what a feminist looks like'. The idea of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom appearing in such a garment was ludicrous, but these un-comical comics pilloried Dave for not dressing like a cretin. The laugh, eventually, was on them when it emerged..."
Privatisation Has Been Good For the NHS (23 October 2014)
"If you were listening to BBC Radio 4's Today programme this morning you might have been forgiven for thinking - not for the first time, probably - that you'd chanced upon a party political broadcast on behalf of the Socialist Workers' Party..."
More Breathtaking Media Hypocrisy Against UKIP (19 June 2014)
"You'd have thought that the President of the European Commission was not a man who once professed allegiance to Chairman Mao, the greatest mass murder in history. You'd have thought that Catherine Ashton, EU foreign policy supremo, was not once a high ranking member during the Cold War of the extremist, pro-Soviet, unilateral disarmament movement CND. You'd have thought these things if you had been reading the mainstream media in the last few days where they're back to their old antics:..."
Guardian Smears UKIP as 'Extreme Right' (28 May 2014)
"There are lies, damned lies and then there are Guardian reports on UKIP. As low-level smears go, this one takes the biscuit. They just don't get it, and they just can't stop. ... Enter Ian Traynor, the paper's not exactly bright European Editor who is obviously so embittered by the democratic mandate offered to UKIP that he slipped in the following smears in the course of his report last night..."
Desperate, Farcical Guardian At It Again Against UKIP (20 May 2014)
"Right at the top of the front page, just below an 'Exclusive' about Syria, guess what the Guardian is running as its most high profile domestic story? No way! Another smear against UKIP? This one is frankly pathetic..."
BBC: Another Non-Scandal, Another Overreaction (16 May 2014)
"There can be no doubting that the sacking of BBC Radio Devon DJ David Lowe last week was poorly handled at best, and straight-up stupid at worst..."
By Attacking UKIP Our Press Follows a Wrong Model (10 May 2014)
"Uniformity of opinion as expressed by the press is a telltale sign of a totalitarian state. A discreet signal from high above, and suddenly all papers begin to sing in unison. The general political blend of the paper doesn't matter: they all have the same marching orders and they all follow them religiously..."
Get UKIP!!!! (27 April 2014)
"This morning [BBC's radio programme] Today had a little chat about UKIP (08:21) and what should be done to avoid giving them 'victim status' (and the subsequent voter appeal) and the impression that they are being bullied by the big political parties and media..."
Wishing You Well (14 April 2014)
"The BBC has dismissed a complaint that a joke based upon Mrs Thatcher's Alzheimers and wishing death upon her was offensive, justifying the dismissal on the basis that she was 'divisive and controversial figure who aroused strong opposition'... it is therefore OK to make such jokes if people on the Left hate her apparently. Oh and the show is well known for its edgy comedy, so again anything goes then. Similar jokes about Tony Benn are being prepared for future BBC comedy shows..."
BBC Any Questions (01 March 2014)
"I had the UTTER MISFORTUNE to listen to BBC Any Questions today..."
Breivik and the Wicked Leftist Media (29 January 2014)
"A world controlled by the wicked and immoral Left is a very unpleasant place in which to live. At the furthest extremity of Left-wingery we have genocide, totalitarianism, Gulags and evil. At the softer end of Left-wingery we have propaganda, lies, MSNBC, smears, the BBC, hatred of tradition and decency, and the concomitant incremental demise of the the Western democracy historically defended by millions of our young men who now lie in graves both marked and unmarked across the Western world. Unfortunately for the decent, intelligent and moral people today, the Left have largely carried out their Long March and now control the institutions which form the thoughts and opinions of the vast majority of Western peoples. He who controls the media and the educational establishment controls the past, the present and the future, just as Hitler, Stalin and their present day Socialist comrades-in-arms intended..."
"There's hardly a day goes by without a sneer or a derogatory remark about the Daily Mail from a BBC presenter..."
'The Truth About Immigration' is Anything But (11 January 2014)
"Immigration. Were you aware that this has become a bit of a problem these past ten years? I wasn't, obviously, because like all credulous i****s I get my news from a single trusted source, the BBC, and as a result I've know for some time now that immigration is great, regardless of what the facts and figures are..."
The BBC, Still Selling Us a Lie on Immigration (05 January 2014)
"'Immigrants to the UK since 2000 have made a "substantial" contribution to public finances, a report says by Prof Christian Dustmann and Dr Tommaso Frattini from UCL's Centre for Research and Analysis of Migration.'..."
Skewed Figures and a BBC Agenda (03 January 2014)
"Listeners to BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme awoke to the news on November 5 last year that immigrants who had come to Britain since 2000 had made a 'substantial' contribution to the country's public finances..."
Ice Baby... (02 January 2014)
"The BBC's coverage of the Antarctic rescue seems to be [be] less than forthright as you will see if you hop over to Watts Up. Here's a visual starter for ten..."
Most Biased 'Today' Ever? (02 January 2014)
"I wonder how many of you had the misfortune to listen to the TODAY programme on the BBC this morning? It had PJ Harvey as its guest editor..."
Most Biased in 2013 (26 December 2013)
"Tell us what you thought was the BBC's most biased moment of the year..."
The 12 Rules of the BBC! (23 December 2013)
"Licence fee... Criticism... Public sector... Margaret Thatcher... Murdoch... Left wing comedians... Christians... Immigration... the EU... Global warming... Schools... the State..."
The BBC on Education: Ignore the Evidence, Believe Ofsted (23 December 2013)
"The BBC were only too delighted to report the comments of Sir Michael Wilshaw (Head of Ofsted) who told The Observer:..."
Contemporary Christ (10 December 2013)
"'Some ideas are so stupid only intellectuals could believe them.' Since George Orwell penned [those words], stupid has gone mainstream. The latest example is the almost universal conviction among Britain's media that Nelson Mandela was, as one Telegraph journalist put it, 'a living saint.'..."
Free Nelson Mandela (08 December 2013)
"Guido has linked to the letter Mrs Thatcher sent to P.W. Botha setting out her vision for ending apartheid..."
You Can't Keep a Good Man Down (06 December 2013)
"The BBC has of course taken to carpet bombing us with reminiscences about Mandela... even Sheila Fogarty cracked and got caught up in the euphoria... saying our best hope is that some of Mandela's character and values will rub off on us. Most embarrassing was Evan Davis who gushed, giggled and fawned his way through Today..."
The Secular Saint (05 December 2013)
"95 year old man dies after long illness. BBC goes into full on Saint Mandela mode with Mark Mardell calling him a 'secular saint'..."
Free Nelson Mandela... (06 April 2013)
"OK, you can breathe a sigh of RELIEF! Nelson Mandela has been discharged from hospital and is BACK HOME! it's the single most important story on the BBC news web site as I type this..."
The A-Z of Approved BBC Swear Words (12 October 2013 / 10 October 2009)
"TO: All producers, editors and presenter; FROM: Controller, Editorial Standards Board; RE: Swearwords..."
Craven BBC Wants to Have Its Cake and Eat It (13 April 2013)
"What a sorry, unedifying mess the BBC has got itself into over the hateful campaign by sick Left-wing zealots trying to bounce the song Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead to the top of the music charts..."
When Nelson Mandela Dies... (12 April 2013)
"The BBC has come off the fence on grounds of decency and taste..."
My Old Maiden Auntie (11 April 2013)
"The BBC never quite recovered from its wartime role as a purveyor of controlled information. As a weapon of war against National Socialism it worked very well, but whilst the soldiers were being demobbed, the Beeb failed to adapt to the peace..."
Public Anger at BBC Bias (09 April 2013)
"The BBC was accused of 'disgraceful' bias yesterday over its coverage of Baroness Thatcher's death. Angry viewers complained its news bulletins gave too great an emphasis to her critics and to controversies such as the poll tax and the miners' strike..."
Red Nose Relief: Poverty Porn From the BBC (16 March 2013)
"It is the hypocrisy of the BBC's Red Nose Relief which is most upsetting. What a lie. What a charade..."
"Kebab Time: 'One Nation Plant: Did you see BBC QT Thursday night? If so you would have seen an exchange between an audience member and the UKIP candidate for Eastleigh Diane James'..."
AK-47s and AR-15s and Rocket Launchers - Oh My! (30 December 2012)
"The BBC sent one of the legion of Beeboids they have making video magazine reports in the US to Los Angeles to cover the special holiday edition of the City's 'Guns for Groceries' buy-back plan..."
'Auntie is Our Last Line of Defence' Says 'Left' (19 November 2012)
"One of the themes for the defence of the BBC and its management is that the BBC is 'accountable', that no other organisation would investigate itself so thoroughly and that top management took responsibility for the recent crisis..."
28 Gates later...the BBC's Nightmare Gets Worse and Worse! (13 November 2012)
"Oh go on then, twist my arm. Even though I've spent all morning writing it up for my Spectator column, I suppose there was no way I was going to get away with not writing a blog about the story du jour: the one they're now calling Twentyeightgate..."
The Real BBC Scandal (13 November 2012)
"The BBC has expended considerable effort, not to mention a very large amount of license fee-payers' money, upon suppressing evidence of its biased reporting..."
OOOOOPs! Out of Africa (13 November 2012)
"Bad timing or what!!! The BBC's Martin Plaut opens up ... 'Who or what do you hate and why?'..."
The BBC: Aunty Beeb or Mummy Knows Best? (09 November 2012)
"The BBC ... styles itself as being totally independent of the government of the day and any particular political party. As its current Director General said recently, it's owned by the people. Well, it's certainly financed by the people but whether they actually own it and have any effective say in what it broadcasts, is a highly debateable point..."
Who Were the Secret 28 Who Ended All Climate Debate at the BBC? (29 October 2012)
"[T]he director of BBC News Helen Boaden took the witness stand in London today. A squad of Beeb legal staff, including two barristers, crammed into a small court room to support the £354,000-a-year news chief against her opponent, a North Wales pensioner who was accompanied only by his wife. The case is a six-year freedom of information battle in which the BBC is refusing to disclose who attended a seminar it held in 2006. This seminar is historically significant..."
Public-Interest Piety is the Real Threat to a Free Press (06 October 2012)
"For me the only useful fact to emerge from the otherwise immensely tedious Leveson inquiry was this: that messages on the phone of Milly Dowler were not erased by News of the World journalists..."
Broken Britain Part 3: Jeremy Vile (18 September 2012)
"There exists on ITV1 a morning television programme which plays host to the popularized definition of what Broken Britain is..."
BBC is Full of Liberals Afraid to Mock Islam (12 September 2012)
"A respected BBC broadcaster has claimed television is dominated by 'liberal sceptical humanists' who laugh at Christianity but are afraid to mock Islam..."
Man Wins TV License Battle (12 August 2012)
"A man who took on the TV Licensing authority in court and won is still waiting for his costs to be paid..."
The Richness of Poverty Hustling (05 July 2012)
"Wonder did anyone out there catch the debate on Today this morning concerning the claim from the Kids Company that there are 'at least one million' kids in Britain who are starving? Well, when I say debate, it wasn't..."
"With me, you know where you are. I'm biased, strongly, in favour of some things and against others. My bias is (in my view) rational and supported by facts and logic. It is also clearly stated and very much unconcealed. ... You'd no more go to me for an impartial report than you'd put mustard in a cream cake, or anchovies on your cornflakes. And that is at least partly ... why I'm not financed by a poll tax, or so-called license fee, collected on pain of imprisonment from the population. But the BBC is. And its complete inability to remain impartial, while sighing that it really, really is, is exasperating largely because it is based on such a tragic lack of self-knowledge..."
Like It or Lump It (22 June 2012)
"Today on the BBC David Goodheart, Director of Demos, said this: 'Labour's immigration policy was easily the most significant aspect of labour's period in power'. Despite the overwhelming significance of that immigration policy, thanks to the BBC, this policy went entirely unremarked and without challenge for a decade, denying the British Public a voice in one of the most controversial and contentious issues this country has had to face..."
"From time to time people in the conservative media allege that the BBC is not entirely fair in its news output. ... And yet a report just published by the New Culture Forum suggests that this is unfair - because BBC news and current affairs output is nothing like as biased as BBC drama, and this is far more insidious..."
Another Gay Day... (12 June 2012)
"At a time of potential economic meltdown, you might think the BBC had other issues to devote itself to but gay [sic] marriage is so important to the BBC that it is rarely far from the headlines..."
Communist Salute (16 April 2012)
"He gives a communist salute and the lying media call it a 'right wing salute' or 'a clenched fist fascist salute' - they are incapable of telling the truth."
Is the BBC Institutionally Leftist? (07 April 2012)
"Further to David Preiser's recent point 'Imagine if one were to accuse the BBC of an institutional Left-wing bias', another of our B-BBC correspondents, Alan, ponders..."
Slouching Towards Gomorrah - Part 2! (27 March 2012)
"I found it striking that as strongly worded as Cardinal O'Brien's opposition to homosexual marriage was, it was still confined within the parameters of debate set by the BBC in accordance with the 'gay rights' agenda..."
Racism and Media Double Standards in Britain (15 March 2012)
"The mainstream media have devoted a great deal of space to the Stephen Lawrence case of late. Many journalists have commented that whilst Britain was a racist country in the recent past, the Britain of today is a much more tolerant place. This may well be the case with regard to white-on-non-white racial crime, but what about the violent crime committed by non-whites on whites, and what about the way this is treated by the MSM?..."
Slouching Towards Gomorrah (05 March 2012)
"Anyone catch this interview with Cardinal Keith O'Brien on Today this morning?..."
Mock Jesus, Not Mohammed (05 March 2012)
"Startling admission here by Mark Thompson:..."
Ignoring the Past, Fixed on the Future (02 March 2012)
"The Socialist Workers Party ... a Marxist revolutionary group intent on destroying democracy. ... fronting an ideology that is prepared to kill those who do not march to their tune. The romantic image of Marx so beloved of many in the corridors of the BBC is betrayed by his own writings..."
Oh-So Politically Correct (01 April 2011)
"Michael Buerk has launched a withering assault on the BBC's 'creed of political correctness'..."
"For 20 years I was a front man at the BBC, anchoring news and current affairs programmes, so i reckon nobody is better placed than me to answer the question that nags at many of its viewers - is the BBC biased?..."
The MSM and Climate Alarmism (21 December 2010)
"The supine coverage by the MSM of all things anti-alarmist is completely in tune with their complete failure to cover the Climategate scandal. ... Since they're convinced that: a) They're saving the planet, b) They know better than us, c) They're protecting us poor ignorant folk from ourselves, reporters do not have to be told which stories to ignore or which way to spin them..."
What the Left Really Thinks of Hitler (26 July 2010)
"Oliver Stone's comments about a 'Jewish dominated media' exaggerating the Holocaust have shocked some people, but they shouldn't. Like the rest of the Stone's tirade about Western bankers and Hitler being a product of his time, it's copy and pasted from Soviet History textbooks..."
"On Monday, the Corporation announced that it has appointed a Muslim as head of religious broadcasting. This is not a joke, I can assure you. ... Despite being required under its charter to provide religious programming, and despite being funded by license-payers who overwhelmingly describe themselves as Christian, the Corporation has been increasingly pursuing what can only be, at best, described as a non-Christian agenda and, at worst, as an anti-Christian one..."
Muslim Appointed BBC Head of Religion (11 May 2009)
"The reaction of many to the appointment of Muslim, Aaqil Ahmed to the post of Head of Religion and Ethics at the BBC must be - 'How is this possible?'. Until now, our public national broadcaster has been charged with reflecting our Country's Christian heritage and ethos. Aaqil Ahmed's appointment is controversial because his background and previous work at Channel 4 has revealed a noticeable bias towards Islam and multiculturalism..."
"The BBC has appointed its first Muslim head of religious programming, following the agnostic Alan Bookbinder who was appointed in 2001. ... Mr Ahmed's previous commissions for Channel Four include ... 'The Cult of the Suicide Bomber', ... 'The Qur'an' ... 'Priest Idol' and 'Make Me a Muslim'. He was moved to the BBC after RC priests raised the issue that his Channel Four documentaries appeared to contain a pro-Islam bias and failed to give enough attention and respect to Christianity..."
'Hunter': A Shameless BBC Misrepresentation (28 January 2009)
"The BBC has a moral duty to present a fair and balanced view of groups campaigning peacefully ... However, this series demonstrates how biased the BBC can be, by blatantly portraying pro-life campaigners as kidnappers and murderers. This is crude and vicious propaganda: a 'blood libel'..."
BBC Portrays Pro-Lifers as Murderous Terrorists (23 January 2009)
"A BBC drama lauded for its 'realism' has depicted a group of pro-life campaigners as violent extremists. ... 'I wonder if the BBC would care to explain why telling such hate-ridden lies about pro-life campaigners does not constitute a hate crime?' ... 'the BBC ... likes to portray these campaigners as violent, malicious and horrific so that they are dismissed to the sidelines of the debate'..."
Jeremy Paxman, the BBC, Impartiality, and Freedom of Information (06 August 2008)
"In February 2007, an article that Jeremy Paxman had originally written for Ariel, the BBC's house magazine, was published on the Newsnight website. It included this remarkable statement about global warming:..."
"Conservative media giant Breitbart News ... next moves include expansions into markets like France and Germany where readers are hungry for center-right, populist news - as well as coverage of topics that resonate with conservative readers..."
After Twitter Ban UKIP London MEP Hits Back:... (04 October 2017)
"...' Suspended because I said Islam is a death cult... Well it still is'..."
Former Muslim, Anti-FGM Campaigner Shazia Hobbs Suspended from Twitter (04 September 2017)
"A Muslim apostate and high profile campaigner against both FGM and forced marriage has been suspended from micro-blogging platform Twitter, amidst a wider crackdown on right wing voices on the website, and other online platforms like Facebook ... she appealed directly to Twitter which has so far rejected her petition, and condemned the platform for shutting down a voice raising awareness of child sexual abuse in Pakistani British communities..."
"Remarking on the decision of the micro-blogging platform to suspend his account, Mr Kassam said ... 'It is incredibly conveniently timed for Twitter to suspend my account, after I just announced my book No Go Zones. It's almost as if there are people who don't want the truth about what's going on in America and Europe to come to light'..."
YOUTUBE: Free Speech Wars: Twitter's Political Purge (23 February 2017)
"Sargon is suspended on Twitter. Again. And it's starting to ramp up now, isn't it? The digital purge appears to be accelerating; there isn't a day goes by that I don't see messages like this:..."
YOUTUBE: Facebook Declares War on Nationalism (17 February 2017)
"Do you ever wonder what life would have been like if Hillary had won the election? ... yeah, me neither. Hillary was a globalist leader, powered and motivated by large corporate interests and trans-nationalists. her vision - or rather, the vision of her puppet masters - was a 'common hemispheric market'..."
YOUTUBE: Twitter Censoring Trump Supporters (12 February 2017)
"Twitter is forgetting how to business. It's not really a business anymore, is it? I mean, it has offices and paid employees and stuff, but it really isn't interested in having a long-term future, it seems..."
"With plans for expansion to new international markets underway, Breitbart's strength across social media continues to swell. According to social media analytics leader NewsWhip, Breitbart maintains the number one political Twitter and Facebook pages in the world..."
Equality (17 November 2016)
"Twitter demonstrates the SJW commitment to one of the five fundamental pillars of their social justice ideology: ... [N]o-one who claims equality to be a moral principle actually believes in it. Equality is nothing more than a rhetorical weapon utilized by the Left in order to win the moral level of war..."
The Malevolent Banality of the Anti-White Left, in One Word (16 November 2016)
"The anti-White Equalist Left ... won't relent on pushing for open borders and mass nonWhite colonization of America..."
This Saudi Prince Now Owns More of Twitter than Jack Dorsey Does (07 October 2015)
"A Saudi prince has increased his holdings in Twitter, making him the company's second largest shareholder. Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud, who in 2011 invested $300 million in the social network, now owns 34.9 million shares of Twitter's common stock ... The investment might seem like a major stamp of approval for Dorsey, who was named Twitter's permanent CEO on Oct 5 and is tasked with turning around the company ... But during Twitter's CEO search, the billionaire prince was vocal about his opinion that Twitter needed a new CEO - ie someone other than Dorsey..."
Fake News Begins With Fake Language (15 July 2019)
"Human beings think with words. We express our thoughts with words ... [we] use language and preserve our thoughts in writing, thereby enabling us to pass down our knowledge from one generation to the next. This is why the study of history is so important, but it is not only history that passed from generation to generation but knowledge in general ... if not for written language, each generation would, in effect, be forced to reinvent the wheel and all other forms of technology. The study of history can help us from making the same tragic mistakes, but only if history is accurately written. As George Orwell sagely observed, 'Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.' The words we use have real impact..."
James O'Brien Spreading 'Fake News' Via the BBC Is A Must-Watch (17 February 2017)
"The row about 'fake news' and the 'crooked media' appears to be ongoing. And every time the BBC and other mainstream media mention it they present themselves solely as the victims of such phenomena. So let us turn to just one edition of the BBC's Newsnight..."
United Colours of Bedlam: How the Really Big Lies Work (11 December 2016)
"It is interesting that the phrase of the month is 'fake news'. This concept, of course, gives the Pansy Left their new ammunition belt with which to fire at Donald Trump's election and, by extension, Brexit. It was all caused by fake news, likely from those evil Russians. We have now regressed to the era when Bugs Bunny's enemy was a Martian coloured in red. Putin is not the enemy of the West. Neither is fake news, at least not emanating from the political Right. The enemy of the West does not exist. The enemy of the white West, on the other hand, is a clear and present danger..."
YOUTUBE: The Truth About Fake News / Russia Hacked U.S. Election For Donald Trump (10 December 2016)
"The Washington Post and New York Times drove the news cycle publishing claims based on 'high level' sources with access to a recent intelligence security briefing involving the allegations of Russian involvement in attempting to influence the US election..."
Journalists Struggle to Define 'Fake News' Even As They Declare War On It (06 December 2016)
"Many of those ... journalists [are] pushing leading conservative and alternative media organizations that provide ideological balance in the public forum under the same 'fake news' umbrella alongside websites whose entire purpose is generating viral hoaxes..."
Top 10 'Real' News Stories That Turned Out To Be Fake (06 December 2016)
"Since 'fake news' is all the rage within the mainstream media, here's the top 10 'real' news stories they reported on - and some downright propagandized - that turned out to be, well, fake. It's the reason this new narrative of 'fake news' will never catch on, and why Americans' [and Britons'] trust in the press is at an all-time low..."
'Fake News'? Left-Wing War On Conservative Websites (06 December 2016)
"The left-wing elites and their running dogs in the enemedia are in one of their fictional publicity campaigns that they masquerade as urgent news. Their latest terror is 'fake news sites'..."
Big Media Writer Promotes 'Media Literacy' for Government Schools (05 December 2016)
"A news columnist for Yahoo is calling for government intervention to teach public school children how to differentiate fake news from reliable sources.
Fake News Covers Fake Event (05 December 2016)
"The Comet Ping Pong gunman story smells very much like a false flag starring a crisis actor meant to distract from deeper investigation into #Pizzagate..."
"With trust in mainstream media outlets plunging to historic lows, a Yahoo News columnist has an ingenious idea to restore faith in the MSM - indoctrinate children in schools to only place confidence in the corporate press..."
Fake Journalism, Fake Virtue (27 November 2016)
"As everyone already knows, on Friday the business section of The Washington Post published an article about so-called 'fake news' propagated on the Internet. The Russian propaganda services are said to behind this disinformation, with many American websites helping to spread it, deliberately or otherwise. One of the WaPo's principle sources for the story was a website called 'PropOrNot'. For some reason the author, Craig Timberg, failed to provide a link to the site..."
Fake News (26 November 2016)
"I am trying too understand the viewpoint of some of the more liberal media including The Economist, The New York Times and The Washington Post. A journalist/opinion-op person who writes for the NYT is quite unabashed in his derision and choice of words concerning Trump. ... While Trump is attempting to mend, journalists continue to divide. And for some reason Trump's attempts to mend are not met with grace, but instead with even greater hostility, as though offering a hand was an evil thing. ... [I]t only takes a few seconds to look back at previous articles written by this NYT man to fully embrace the hypocrisy. His op-ed when the rave of election fraud was being discussed before the election was a vilification of the 'fake news' conspiracy lunatics. After the election, given his team lost, suddenly the shift is to declare 'election fraud'!..."
Fake News and Post-Truth: Handmaidens of Western Relativism (25 November 2016)
"Internet-savvy 16-year-old boys in Macedonia are undermining Western journalism and democracy. Have you ever encountered a faker news story than that? This is the great irony of the fake-news panic that has swept the Western media in recent days ... It's the fakest news story of the week..."
YOUTUBE: Who's the Real Fake News? (24 November 2016)
"Infowars reporter Margaret Howell goes over the news and discusses how Donald Trump laid out just what he thinks of the mainstream media."
The Fake Epidemic of Fake News (22 November 2016)
"Fake news on social media has gotten so bad that it threatens democracy itself, according to President Obama and a host of other deep thinkers. Why, a recent study by Buzzfeed concludes that fake news beat out real news during the past three months of the [USA Presidential] election. ... There are at least two problems with this. First, the epidemic of fake news is overstated. Second, fake news is far from new. ... Yes, it's troubling to see the circulation of false right-wing narratives on the internet. But that doesn't mean the purveyors of false left-wing narratives should get veto power over what the rest of us read."
12 Fake News Stories From the Mainstream Media (22 November 2016)
"With all the politically-charged talk about banning 'fake news' sites, it seems appropriate to review some of the worst fake news stories pushed by mainstream media outlets..."
Let's Talk About Fake News Stories, Shall We? (22 November 2016)
"There's the garden variety fake news that is not really 'news' so much as it is titillating, tabloid-worthy material peddled by anyone with a Twitter account, a Facebook page and an active imagination ... Then there's the more devious kind of news stories circulated by one of the biggest propagators of fake news..."
YOUTUBE: The Truth About Fake News (17 November 2016)
"[T]he Left and the rigged media ... [have] decided to create a new panic over so-called 'fake news', pressuring Google and Facebook to take action against fake news websites. Oh, and when they say 'fake news' that includes any reporting or opinion that contradicts their leftist narrative ... which, just by coincidence, is full of conservative news websites. ... This is all happening while Twitter also mass purges so-called 'Alt-Right' accounts for daring to express unauthorised opinions. They're also promoting a Chrome Browser extension that automatically flags so-called 'fake news' websites..."
Did Godfrey Elfwick Write That Ridiculously Funny Guardian Article? (02 December 2016)
"The more often I read it, the more convinced I am that it is a hoax. But my reason is because of its content: it is ridiculously funny, incoherent and inconsistent, and it covers all of the right angles relevant to the issue to match the formula of an excellent hoax. ... We should not believe anything without sufficient evidence, ... I am open to new evidence to rationally challenge my beliefs, whether that is provided by Godfrey Elfwick, Andy Kaufman or - ideally - the editorial team at the Guardian."
"Elfwick laid claim to the piece around 24 hours after it was published, by which time it had been shared approvingly by tens of thousands of Guardian fans ... If the claim is legitimate, it would not be Elfwick's first victory over credulous media..."
Is Castro Really Dead Or Is It An Alt-Right Fake News Joke? (01 December 2016)
"The Guardian is always jam packed with fake news, remember the one about Milly Dowler that got 200 people sacked ... Or how about the recent 'traingate' where the Guardian published a story fabricated by Labour HQ? Or how about that 'rogue reporter' who made up interviews? Or how about this... is it real or fake?..."
How New Atheism Leads to Neo-Nazism (30 November 2016)
"The funny thing is that at no point did any of this strike the editors of The Guardian as a pure parody of their SJW Narrative about the Alt-Right..."
The Guardian Publishes Fake News From Notorious Internet Troll (30 November 2016)
"Liberal pundits praise fake story denouncing 'alt-right'. ... Godfrey Elfwick, ... has gained a large Twitter following for trolling the far-left. ... In what could be the most trollish act yet, Elfwick appears to have had an article anonymously published [in] The Guardian entitled, 'Alt-Right Online Poison Nearly Turned Me Into a Racist'..."
"The Guardian has published what is either an unintentionally hilarious guilt-by association stream of tortured consciousness, or else one of the best hoax parodies to be published by a mainstream publication..."
Glenn Greenwald Is OK With Fake News (30 November 2016)
"In direct violation of his own principles, Glenn Greenwald appears to be happy to spread fake news if, as he puts it, 'the dynamic it describes is accurate.' If you're not up to date on the story, an Onion-worthy article was recently published by the Guardian, a previously influential British newspaper. You need to read it for yourself..."
Did Glenn Greenwald and the Guardian Just Get Spectacularly Trolled? (30 November 2016)
"Back in pre-Twitter 1996, a Physics professor ... engaged in a legendary act of trolling. [Alan] Sokal submitted a hoax article to a postmodern academic journal which as was, in Sokal's own words, 'salted with nonsense'. The idea was that the journal's grip on reality had become so loose that they would publish any old rubbish just so long as it played to their biases. And so it proved. ... Fast-forward to November 2016 and we find the article 'Alt-right' Online Poison Nearly Turned Me Into A Racist' in The Guardian written by an 'anonymous' contributor ... which really should have had alarm bells ringing at Guardian HQ..."
Was the Guardian Spoofed By Alt-Right Hoax? (30 November 2016)
"There has been much speculation about the ... Guardian article after renowned Twitter hoaxer Godfrey Elfwick claimed he had spoofed them into publishing a parody piece mocking liberals. ... It certainly reads like a spoof, then again with The Guardian comments pages it's hard to tell..."
YOUTUBE: The Old Media Attacks The New (30 November 2016)
"This is what happens when you believe your own lies."
"Even in its twilight years the Guardian remains the gift that keeps on giving. As the tin-shaking below the pieces grows stronger (generally presenting the publication as the only barrier between the reader and incipient fascism) the pieces remain reliably ridiculous. Yes even by these standards, Monday produced perhaps the Guardian's worst shake-down effort to date..."
'Alt-Right' Online Poison Nearly Turned Me Into A Racist (28 November 2016)
The original questionable article published in The Guardian newspaper.
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Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes How the Media Distort the News
"In his nearly thirty years at CBS News, [this author, an] Emmy Award winner ... earned a reputation as one of the preeminent reporters in the television news business. When he looked at his own industry, however, he saw that the media far too often ignored their primary mission: to provide objective, disinterested reporting. Again and again he saw that the news slanted to the left. For years, [this author] appealed to reporters, producers, and network executives for more balanced reporting, but no one listened. The liberal bias continued. Now, breaking ranks and naming names, he reveals a corporate news culture in which the closed-mindedness is breathtaking and in which entertainment wins over hard news every time."
An extended extract from the article: Fake Journalism, Fake Virtue
"It's a truism that the mainstream media, the academy, and the political establishment (both Republican and Democrat) [EMcD: likewise in the UK] constitute a vast echo chamber. If you want to play in their sandbox, you have to stay within the designated parameters, or risk being ejected without your bucket and shovel.
"The virtuous folk are those who pass the ideological tests. They are the ones allowed to play in the sandbox. They reinforce their virtue by signaling it to each other using a variety of undefined but well-known mechanisms. Virtue-signaling may be recognised by the use of certain words and phrases, such as 'diversity', 'tolerance', 'inclusion' (positive), 'racism', 'hate', '(fill in the blank) phobia', and 'extremist' (negative). A savvy denizen of the sandbox knows which of the signalled concepts must be approved, and which must be denounced. Those who approve or denounce appropriately are allowed to stay and play.
"It's important to remember that post-modern virtue as displayed in the sandbox does not depend on facts. It depends on the positions one takes with respect to the Narrative.
"The term 'fake news' was recently added to the virtue-signaling lexicon. Fake news is any information that conveys a position lying outside the Narrative. Therefore fake news must be severely denounced by those who want to be virtuous"
[End of Extract]
An extract from the Appendix to the novel 1984 by Gorge Orwell, quoted at: Language Wars: The Road to Tyranny Is Paved With Language Censorship
"The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental health habits proper to the devotees of Ingsoc (English Socialist Party) but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought - that is, a thought diverging from the principles of Ingsoc - should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meanings and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods.
"This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and by stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meanings whatsoever. To give a single example. The word free still existed in Newspeak, but it could only be used in such statements as 'This dog is free from lice' or 'This field is free from weeds'. It could not be used in its old sense of 'politically free' or 'intellectually free' since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless. Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispensed with was allowed to survive.
"Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum"
[End of Extract]
"The Frankfurt School believed that as long as an individual had the belief - or even the hope of belief - that his divine gift of reason could solve the problems facing society, then that society would never reach the state of hopelessness and alienation that they considered necessary to provoke socialist revolution.
Their task, therefore, was as swiftly as possible to undermine the Judaeo-Christian legacy. To do this they called for the most negative destructive criticism possible of every sphere of life which would be designed to de-stabilize society and bring down what they saw as the 'oppressive' order. Their policies, they hoped, would spread like a virus - 'continuing the work of Western Marxists by other means' as one of their members noted.
To further the advance of their 'quiet' cultural revolution ... the [Frankfurt] School recommended (among other things):
(1) the creation of racism
One of the main ideas of the Frankfurt School was to exploit Freud's idea of 'pansexualism' - the search for pleasure, the exploitation of the differences between the sexes, the overthrowing of traditional relationships between men and women. To further their aims they would:
the authority of the father, deny the specific roles of father and
mother, and wrest away from families their rights as primary
educators of their children,
"There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state:
"Woe unto them that call evil
good, and good evil;