The phrase “Fake News” has exploded in usage since the election, but the term is similar to other malleable political labels such as “terrorism” and “hate speech”: because it lacks any clear definition, it is essentially useless except as an instrument of propaganda and censorship. The most important fact to realize about this new term: those who most loudly denounce Fake News are typically those most aggressively disseminating it.
Now both parties have gone full stroke, whacko fascist. Whew, that makes me feel a lot better.
Trump would not have been elected if the Damnocratic Party mission had not been to get more corporate money than the GOP ever since the formation of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) in 1985.
I remember as a child when adults would ridicule communist bloc countries for the way these countries told their people that news from the Free World was all a lie, basically "false news". Here we are, today, in the third world country known as the U.S.A and our government and party officials, including Obama, are warning us about the same thing.
See bill hr 6393 passed with overwhelming support of the congress.
This bill claims it to counter Russian Propaganda and authorizes the government to shut down or censure what it deems propaganda sites.
This is an orchestrated effort to control what the person reads and has access to. The government propaganda organizations such as the Washington Post are doing their part in this initiative.
Very few people talk about the contents of the Podesta emails.
As nearly as I can tell, they reveal no illegal activities or scandals - there was some favoritism toward HRC by the DNC, but we already knew that.
Is there a source out there that discusses the contents of the emails?
Something here is making my skepticism detector start to wiggle.
Thank you Glenn Greenwald and others who see the big, depressing, infuriating, destructive picture of this oligarchy and speak the truth.
It's not just republicans that are causing the demise of life on this planet.
Unfortunately (for life on the planet) most are caught up in a narrowly focused blame game whose purpose---- I suppose---- is to offer temporary individual cathartic feelings of relief? Operative word: “temporary”.
Question mark is because I don’t know any answers (see Billy Bragg No one knows nothing anymore)
IMO: as long as those with a bully pulpit (latest exhibit a: Michael Moore) ignore the pathology and destructiveness of the duopoly their message is going to be useless at best, counterproductive at worst.
A critical mass of homo un sapiens have made a f---ing mess of everything------what direction should we turn?
For those who think fleeing the u.s.(like me!) is the answer, I have a feeling that an escape plan is nothing more than a delusion as human induced sixth extinction/anthropogenic climate disruption is not isolated to the u.s. This is a global extinction event.
I think the Dem strategy of trying to 'elevate' Trump, as revealed by Wikileaks, is pretty awful.
Just think: Hillary & the Dems wanted Trump as the nominee:
How's that working out for you now?
Oh please Glen you have been with Trump campaign all along, your whining is excused. Enjoy your billionaire cabinet ! Trump is not hiding anything it is all in the open.
I agree, with the following add on: the USA major news outlets, like the old Soviet Union's Pravda, are used by our government to shape people's thinking on gov't policy. Think government controlled news as propaganda. Read "Mary's Mosaic" by Peter Janney, p-22, 1st paragraph, then page 191, start at last paragraph to learn about the CIA's"OPERATION MOCKINGBIRD. Then connect the dots from Operation Mockingbird of the past forward to "fake news" of the present. Same trick different decade being used on a complete different generation of citizens. Don't let it happen again!
You seem to be afraid more of US than of Russian dictatorship, perhaps you live in Russia?
This bill, HR 6393, is as dangerous as the so-called Patriot Act. Wake Up American's.
There were 1000's of good reasons not to vote for Hillary but in the last few months before the election the Dems got so deep into looney-land it was scary. From the Leni Reifenstahl Convention to the Neo-McCarthyism to Mike Moore's clumsy Soviet-style propaganda movie, it was just surreal. What the hell was going on?
I still want to know why the Dems were/are spoiling for war with Russia.
Like you, I do suspect that the Deep State might be finally going completely off the rails.
That is one twisted logic mixed with a shaky conspiracy theory, perhaps it will be a movie script soon.
Being shrugged off by endless wars to the benefit of the MIC (Military Industrial Intelligence Complex) which controls our government. Does no one in that pathetic social structure known as Washington, DC, have any idea as to what extinction means?
You work for that propornot website don't you?
A classic and juvenile tactic trying to deflect from the truth as to what goes on. In the 30s when unions were organizing in the US , Canada and Europe , people like you were out there claiming they all working for the communists in Russia.
McCarthy picked up in the same vein and after him those opposed to the war in Vietnam slandered in much the same manner.
With the faked news about Saddam Husseins links to the terrorists claimed to have committed the 9/11 attacks and having stockpiles of WmDs your type was out there claiming any that disagreed were on his payroll or had drunk his koolaid.
Your type as been around a long time, eager to try and hide away the truth and attack the truth tellers . It pathetic really but I can understand why you so eager to get on your Governments list of "loyal citizens".
Those type existed in Nazi Germany as well feeling if they pointed out the "traitors" in their midst and the "subversives" they would avoid the scrutiny of the Gestapo.
I would even say that the demonizing of Russia by the U.S. government is potentially MORE dangerous than the Patriot Act.
A long time ago. President Kennedy stopped them. "Mary's Mosaic" by Peter Janney. The entire JCOS signed off on a first strike (nuclear) against the USSR and a land invasion of Cuba. If that had happened we would not be having this conversation. The bastards are at it again. This time there is no President Kennedy to stop it. He died by their hands for their sins and the political world well remembers what happened. Remember Obama's statement "look what happened to MLK" and substitute JFK and you can see why we live in a very dangerous country. Those pols tremble in fear. Even in the White House.
Yes, yes, yes. Keep reminding us to connect the dots. History can well be our bible.