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  • FOIA Files: Garry Kasparov Resigns from Aspen Institute Commission, Compares it to Soviet Committee

    05/23/2024 7:09:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    Racket News ^ | MAY 23, 2024 | MATT TAIBBI
    "If I'm being honest...This type of approach was common practice in the USSR.".. On April 22, 2021, the Aspen Institute — an influential civil society group that draws funding from several federal agencies and in recent years has become an odd hodge-podge of boutique-left ideas and hardcore security-state rhetoric — announced that a “Commission on Information Disorder” would be preparing a major report, one that: Aims to identify and prioritize the most critical sources and causes of information disorder and deliver a set of short-term actions and longer-term goals to help government, the private sector, and civil society respond to...
  • ‘Remember Us’: How to Fight Media Bombholing

    05/03/2024 5:25:35 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Chronicles ^ | 1 May, 2024 | MARK JUDGE
    A couple years ago the journalist Matt Taibbi came up with a telling new term for the way the media works in our time: bombholing. Bombholing is the practice of publishing wild and unsubstantiated stories in the press, then sending those same stories down the memory hole when they turn out to be false. Then the media hits viewers with a new “bombshell,” which makes people forget the old “bombshell.” Viewers are led “from mania to mania.” Taibbi once laid it out in more detail: News in the Trump years became a narrative drama, with each day advancing a tale...
  • Did Our Intelligence Agencies Suggest The Russia Hoax To Hillary Clinton’s Campaign?

    02/15/2024 10:29:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 02/15/2024 | Margot Cleveland
    Evidence suggests our intelligence agencies launched the Russia-collusion hoax months before the Clinton campaign joined in full force.Tuesday’s explosive news — that long before the FBI launched Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, the U.S. intelligence community had asked foreign intel agencies to surveil 26 people connected to Donald Trump — raises the question of whether our intelligence community colluded with the Clinton campaign in these efforts. After all, it was then-Biden campaign adviser and now-Secretary of State Antony Blinken who “set in motion the events that led to” 51 former intel officials issuing the public statement that falsely framed...
  • Watch: Does President Trump have that missing CIA binder that the Deep State is sooooo desperate to find? New info emerges…

    02/15/2024 6:04:53 AM PST · by Red Badger · 68 replies
    Revolver ^ | February 14, 2024 | Staff
    Where’s the binder? That’s the burning question echoing through the swampy marshes of DC, and it’s been hanging in the air for some time. Rumor has it, this binder is packed with the real story behind the Russia Hoax—a narrative that deviates sharply from the widely reported “tip” originating from our Australian pals. Insiders suggest this saga didn’t kick off on some whim but was a coordinated effort by the CIA, Obama, and the FBI. CNN, of course, spins it as a dossier uncovering Russia’s plot to meddle in elections. Yet, the buzz among those in the know hints it’s...
  • New Report Says Obama CIA Worked With International Spy Agencies to Get Trump

    02/14/2024 11:13:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 02/14/2024 | Victoria Taft
    When the Trump-Russia operation began unraveling, it was clear that there was an international cast of characters involved in the frame-up. The operation to get Trump — in time to torpedo his election in 2016 and then subvert his presidency — involved the Hillary Clinton campaign, the CIA's John Brennan, who informed President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden of the operation, the FBI, which appeared to cover it up, a reputed Russian spy working for a Democrat think tank, a mysterious Maltese professor, an international honeypot, an Australian diplomat, and a British spy. It was the earthly equivalent of...

    01/20/2024 7:40:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies ^ | 19 Jan, 2024 | Bob Bishop
    The keynote speaker of the World Economic Forum’s 2024 annual conference in Davos was Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President. She stated the top global risk for the EU is disinformation and misinformation, declaring disinformation destroys trust and limits the ability to “tackle the big global challenges.” In plain English, trust can only be restored by censoring inconvenient facts and evidence. Below is a short clip (1:39) highlighting her disinformation sermon. The top risk in the WEF’s 2024 Global Risk Report is disinformation. If not controlled, societies will be polarized, elections will be disrupted, and there will be mistrust...
  • Losing the Plot: The “Leftists” Who Turn Right

    12/12/2023 1:26:19 PM PST · by Drew68 · 76 replies
    In These Times ^ | 12 Dec 2023 | Kathryn Joyce and Jeff Sharlet
    What do we make of former friends who fell down the rabbit hole of the Right? How to name the rude currents eroding the Left, those which have claimed the hearts, minds and Substacks of so many former friends and fellow travelers? There are the journalist-provocateurs and the readers who have followed them rightward, the Trumpers-come-lately marching on to Glenn Greenwald’s Rumble or vanishing into Max Blumenthal’s Grayzone. There are those not quite yet there, such as Ana Kasparian of The Young Turks, currently mourning the leftism she now believes ​“gaslit” her about a ​“crime wave” it refuses to admit....
  • The Magic Moment ( Vax Kills 17 million world wide)

    12/05/2023 3:30:05 AM PST · by Candor7 · 23 replies
    James Howard Kunstler ^ | 1st December 2023 | James Howard Kunstler
    Share “This is in my opinion, the worst thing that’s ever happened to our country in my lifetime in the world, and the government’s role cannot be denied,” — Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on C-19-Vaxx History is a trickster. It unfolds emergently with uncanny creativity, often blindsiding humanity with the unanticipated consequences and non-linear outcomes of previous unfoldings. So, here we are now in a Second Civil War. Really? “Between whom?” you might ask. Between truth and untruth. Between a sociopathic bureaucratic blob steeped in lies and a citizenry obliged to live and die by the blob’s lies. Case-in-point: the...
  • Matt Taibbi: This Was 'The Most Alarming Thing' Discovered In The Twitter Files (HOUSE SELECT COMMITTEE, Dec 1, 2023)

    12/04/2023 8:31:44 PM PST · by bitt · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 12/1/2023 | FORBES
    12/1/2023 At today's House Weaponization of the Federal Government hearing, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY) questioned Matt Taibbi about the Twitter Files. 5 MIN VIDEO,
  • US, UK military contractors engaged in psy-ops against Americans, journalist tells Congress

    12/02/2023 2:28:01 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 12/01/2023 | Andreas Wailzer
    Author and journalist Michael Shellenberger has said that “U.S. and U.K. military contractors” have used “sophisticated psychological operations and disinformation tactics… against the American people” in sworn testimony in the U.S. House of Representatives. In a hearing of the Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government chaired by Jim Jordan (R-OH) on suppression of free speech by the government, Shellenberger presented the information he received from a whistleblower about the origins of the so-called “Censorship Industrial complex.” Shellenberger, one of the “Twitter Files” authors, coined the phrase “Censorship Industrial Complex” to describe the network of government and private entities...
  • US And UK Military Contractors Created Sweeping Plan For Global Censorship In 2018, New Documents Show

    11/28/2023 3:16:28 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 6 replies
    Michael Shellenberger Substack ^ | NOV 28, 2023 | MICHAEL SHELLENBERGER, ALEX GUTENTAG, AND MATT TAIBBI
    A whistleblower has come forward with an explosive new trove of documents, rivaling or exceeding the Twitter Files and Facebook Files in scale and importance. They describe the activities of an “anti-disinformation” group called the Cyber Threat Intelligence League, or CTIL, that officially began as the volunteer project of data scientists and defense and intelligence veterans but whose tactics over time appear to have been absorbed into multiple official projects, including those of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The CTI League documents offer the missing link answers to key questions not addressed in the Twitter Files and Facebook Files....
  • VIDEO: Nasty Liberal Suffers Hilarious Karmatic Kickback During Debate

    11/02/2023 10:22:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Rumble ^ | November 2, 2023 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEOA very nasty and highly condescending Malcolm Gladwell of the New Yorker insisted on purposely mispronouncing the name of Matt Taibbi even after being corrected as well as calling British author Douglas Murray "Doug" during a debate about the mainstream media. In addition, Gladwell repeatedly played the race card in a desperate attempt to win the debate. In the end, Gladwell is served up with a delicious heaping of Karma as you can see as well as alienating the audience with his antics.
  • American Sniper and a quartet of horse’s asses

    01/23/2015 2:28:23 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-15 | DrJohn
    I know. They could be siblings. There are times when you in your life when events transpire which are not just puzzling, but confounding. This is one of them. Michael Moore called Chris Kyle a “coward.” The rotund coward Moore is accompanied by nine bodyguards.Moore cornered, pressed and embarrassed an aging and failing Charlton Heston, who was kind enough to grant Moore an interview. Subsequently, at the 2005 National Board of Review Awards, Clint Eastwood had a warning for Moore: “Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common – we both appreciate living in a country where there’s...
  • New Twitter Files Upend CNN’s Ridiculous Gaslighting on Big Tech-Gov’t Censorship

    06/07/2023 2:35:05 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 5 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 6/7/2023 | Joseph Vazquez
    Just as CNN didn't blink twice when it described "fiery but mostly peaceful protests" in 2020, the joke of a media outlet is telling Twitter Files readers "don't believe your lying eyes" when it comes to Big Tech-Big Government censorship collusion. CNN published what amounted to a Big Tech-Big Government press release June 6 headlined: “Twitter’s own lawyers refute Elon Musk’s claim that The ‘Twitter Files’ exposed US government censorship.” CNN’s sources? The lawyers for the censorship-obsessed, pre-Musk Twitter regime in Donald J. Trump v. Twitter, Inc. Wow, who would have thought that people paid to defend pre-Musk Twitter would...
  • IRS Opened Investigation Into Matt Taibbi The Same Day He Blew The Whistle On Twitter And The Feds’ Censorship Scheme

    05/26/2023 5:50:00 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2023 | Shawn Fleetwood
    The IRS opened an investigation into independent reporter Matt Taibbi the same day he published a “Twitter Files” report documenting efforts between the social media platform and federal intelligence agencies to censor dissenting voices online. On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Daniel Werfel demanding all documents and communications related to the agency’s decision to launch an investigation into Taibbi. According to the letter, the IRS’s inquiry was initiated on Dec. 24, 2022 — the same day Taibbi released a bombshell report detailing collusion between Twitter and the federal government to silence online voices disapproved...
  • Elon Musk fires Twitter counsel James Baker, former top FBI lawyer under James Comey, for reportedly scrubbing FBI references in the Twitter Files about Hunter Biden’s laptop 👀

    12/07/2022 7:06:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 40 replies
    Not The Bee ^ | December 06, 2022 | Joel Abbott
    HOLY MOLY. James Baker was Twitter's legal counsel. He formerly worked for the FBI, and it is alleged that he removed references to the FBI's involvement in suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story after the NY Post published it before the 2020 election. Remember, about 17% of voters said they would have switched their vote if they had heard about the laptop or other scandals around the Biden name. More from The Post Millennial: On Tuesday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk announced that attorney Jim Baker had been "exited" from the company following recent revelations that he may have played a...
  • Democrat Stacey Plaskett Threatens ‘Twitter Files’ Journalist Matt Taibbi With Prison

    04/20/2023 3:09:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 20, 2023 | Josh Christenson
    A Democratic delegate to Congress appears to have threatened “Twitter Files” journalist Matt Taibbi with up to five years in prison for purportedly lying under oath when he testified before Congress last month. Stacey Plaskett (D-USVI) made the threat in an April 13 letter to Taibbi, accusing the Racket News journalist of contradicting his congressional testimony about Twitter in a subsequent interview with MSNBC host Mehdi Hasan, according to a copy of the letter obtained by The Intercept reporter Lee Fang. Hasan invited Taibbi onto his show after his March 9 testimony before the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of...
  • Is the IRS making house calls now?

    03/28/2023 7:01:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/28/2023 | John Sexton
    Earlier this month, journalist Matt Taibbi appeared before congress where he testified about the Twitter Files. Taibbi’s statement to congress included a summary of what he saw as the thrust of what he has learned from his investigation (along with help from Michael Shellenberger and Bari Weiss).The original promise of the Internet was that it might democratize the exchange of information globally. A free internet would overwhelm all attempts to control information flow, its very existence a threat to anti-democratic forms of government everywhere.What we found in the Files was a sweeping effort to reverse that promise, and use machine...
  • The Latest Twitter Files Release Reveals Efforts by the Government and Social Media Platforms to Block ‘True’ Information

    03/19/2023 6:51:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Red State. ^ | March 17, 2023 | Brad Slager
    Matt Taibbi provides more disturbing evidence of how extensive the government’s desire and the outlets’ cooperation were to kill accurate information. Matt Taibbi has just posted the latest batch of internal messages from the social media giant: The Twitter Files #19. This latest release comes just after he and Michael Shellenberger made an appearance before a House Committee regarding the activities at Twitter, and the contentious attitudes and belittling of these reporters by certain House members on March 9 are made even clearer as a result. ... These latest revelations lay out cleanly the organized effort that took place to...
  • The Democrats Have Lost the Plot

    03/11/2023 8:22:42 AM PST · by CFW · 35 replies
    Racket News ^ | 3/10/23 | Matt Taibbi
    Testifying with Michael Shellenberger before a House Subcommittee was one of the more surreal experiences of my life. I expected serious attacks and spent a nervous night before preparing for them. Then the hearing began, and an episode of Black Adder: Congress broke out. The attacks happened, but it was more farcical horror and a parade of self-owns that made me more sad than upset. The Democrats made it clear they were not interested in talking about free speech except as it pertains to Chrissy Teigen, seemed to suggest a journalist should not make a living, and finally made the...