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The Fact Checker’s guide for detecting FAKE news…

by DAVID BROWN | CLEARNFO.com | Dec 13, 2016

FAKE NEWS

On the matter of FAKE news.  After the painful and unexpected loss of their rigged 2016 presidential election, our overlords have come up with a new method to constrain the alternative news using their newly minted Ministry of Truth; so I thought now would be a good time to find out how to determine what is fake and what is not.

There are many kinds of fake news sites. On one end of the spectrum, you have news satire sites like ‘The Onion’ that make no bones about what they are up to. They blatantly make outlandish claims like the US will be painting the White House pink. This pink story even fooled the official Chinese news service who embarrassingly repeated this fake, but very funny story. This was a painful lesson for our authoritarian Chinese friends, but a lesson none the less. I read the Onion for fun, but never, ever post the Onion articles to my FB page, since many will share and re-post as fact.

Another kind of fake news site is one that does not source any of their fact-claims, they just make statements of opinion and present them as fact. They may be true or not, but can never be trusted. Usually just click-bait to satisfy your own prejudices.

Other sites are run by the CIA for a myriad of reasons. One of their favorite tricks is to place something in the news that will later prove to be false. The fake news item is repeated by all those in the alt media who do no fact checking or sourcing, thus making the alt news folks look stupid… and many are. It’s a fun game.

Another CIA game is the limited hangout. The CIA uses this technique when they have been caught with their pants down. They will release just enough true information to give credibility but try to steer the public around the real data, hidden within. This is my opinion on Edward Snowden, Glenn Greenwald and The Intercept.  Why?  Check my articles at ClearNFO: search for Snowden. (The Intercept,  somehow escaped inclusion in The FAKE 200;  heavy /S)

NOTE: It is important to realize that as of July 2nd, 2013 the US Government repealed the Propaganda Ban on Government-Made News for Americans, making it open season with billions to spend to lie and deceive the American public with our own money. Cool. Our representatives actually vote for this shit.

I’ve divided the News into the following four (4) Categories:
1. FAKE but fun
2. FAKE with malice and forethought
3. FAKE without malice or forethought
4. REAL news sites

***NEWS Categories***

-FOR FUN
• News satire sites like ‘The Onion
• I’ve listed others at the bottom of this article.

-WITH MALACE & FORETHOUGHT
(Key Indicators: Heavy use of logical fallacies and omission of key data)
• MSM: ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, NYT, Washington Post, etc.
• The Economist
• WSJ
• CIA PSYOPS
— Working with the MSM to shape public opinions (see Operation Mockingbird)
— Setting up fake news sites to help paint public landscape
— Releasing plausible but fake stories to embarrass those who repeat without verifying
— Limited Hangouts: Example ‘The Intercept’. Characteristics: well-funded and CIA connections. When their veil of secrecy is shredded and they can no longer rely on a phony cover story to misinform the public, they resort to admitting — sometimes even volunteering — some of the truth while still managing to withhold the key and damaging facts in the case. The public, however, is usually so intrigued by the new information that it never thinks to pursue the matter further.

-WITHOUT MALICE OR FORETHOUGHT:
• Blinded by ideology
• Blinded by the desire to please their financial supporters
• Lazy, ignorant

-REAL NEWS SITES:
Good: James Corbett of The Corbett Report (See my links tab at ClearNFO for more good sites)
Bad: CFR.  The CFR is one of the major sources of evil on this planet, but they are generally very truthful about what their plans are.  You may have to read between the lines a bit and it helps if you understand their origin and their plans for a one world government.  A good place to start is with James Perloff’s excellent book,  The Shadows of Power or with The Quigley Formula video on YouTube by G. Edward Griffin.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR:
• Where does their money come from?
• Who is on their board of directors?
• Who are the owners?
• Do they site sources?
• Do they date their news articles?
• Do they EXAGGERATE their headlines?
• Does their headline match the content?
• Is the site geared for click-bait?
• Reputation? Good, bad or none?

Notable news satire outlets

  • Academia Caţavencu (Romania)
  • The Beaverton (Canada)
  • The Betoota Advocate (Australia)
  • Broken Newz
  • The Chaser (Australia)
  • The Civilian (New Zealand)
  • The Noose (Singapore)
  • The Clinic (Chile)
  • The Daily Currant (U.S.)
  • The Daily Mash (UK)
  • Disassociated Press
  • “El Mundo Today” (Spain)
  • El Jueves (Spain)
  • Faking News (India)
  • Feral Tribune (Croatia)
  • Frank (Canada)
  • Le Gorafi (France)
  • Grönköpings Veckoblad (Sweden)
  • Lush For Life (U.S.), abandoned 2007
  • Moskovskaya Komsomolka (Russia)
  • National Report (U.S.)
  • NewsBiscuit (UK)
  • The Onion (U.S.)
  • The Oxymoron (UK)
  • The Pan Arabia Enquirer (Middle East)
  • The Phoenix (Ireland)
  • Private Eye (UK)
  • SatireWire (U.S.)
  • ScrappleFace (U.S.)
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (U.S.)
  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (U.S.)
  • Titanic (Germany)
  • The True North Times (Canada)
  • Uncyclopedia’s UnNews
  • The UnReal Times (India)
  • Weekend Update from Saturday Night Live (U.S.)
  • Weekly World News (U.S.)
  • Zaytung (Turkey)

If the news site contains the following domain names, it is likely a purveyor of fake news:

Additional NFO…

WAYNE MADSEN | 28.11.2016 | OPINION
The Major Purveyor of ‘Fake News’ is the CIA-Corporate Complex

The Truth About Fake News | Russia Hacked U.S. Election For Donald Trump?

 

REVEALED: How US Government-Media Complex Are The Masters of ‘Fake News’

U.S. Repeals Propaganda Ban, Spreads Government-Made News to Americans

The Smith–Mundt Act of 1948 banned the US Government from producing propaganda aimed at US Citizens.  On July 2, that came silently to an end with the implementation of a new reform passed in January. The result: an unleashing of thousands of hours per week of government-funded radio and TV programs for domestic U.S. consumption in a reform initially criticized as a green light for U.S. domestic propaganda efforts.

Smith-Mundt Modernization Act of 2012 (part of the National Defense Authorization Act) has repealed the domestic prohibition, allowing the government’s broadcasting to be directed at/created for Americans for the first time in over 40 years. Jul 15, 2013

BBG (Broadcasting Board of Governors): The mission of the Broadcasting Board of Governors is to inform, engage, and connect people around the world in support of freedom and democracy. The agency’s mission is reinforced by those of the individual broadcasters that are overseen by the BBG.

APPLE PIE PROPAGANDA? THE SMITH–MUNDT ACT BEFORE AND AFTER THE REPEAL OF THE DOMESTIC DISSEMINATION BAN by Weston R. Sager