[Rushtalk] Ten forms of fake news in major media
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Wed Sep 6 08:56:47 MDT 2017
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From: Jon Rappoport
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8:19 AM
Ten forms of fake news used by major media
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Ten basic forms of fake news used by major media
By Jon Rappoport
The basic purpose of these ten forms: the presentation of a false
picture of reality.
You could find more forms, or divide these ten into sub-categories.
The ten basic forms are:
Direct lying about matters of fact. (This sometimes includes doubling
down on lies already told, or telling a bigger lie after the first one.)
Leaving out vital information.
Limited hangout. (This is an admission of a crime or a mistake, which
only partially reveals the whole truth. The idea is that by admitting a
fraction of what really happened and burying the biggest revelations,
people will be satisfied and go away, and the story will never be
Shutting down the truth after publishing it---includes failing to follow
up and investigate a story more deeply.
Not connecting dots between important pieces of data.
Censoring the truth, wherever it is found (or calling it "fake news").
Using biased "experts" to present slanted or false "facts."
Repeating a false story many times---this includes the echo-chamber
effect, in which a number of outlets "bounce" the false story among
Claiming a reasonable and true consensus exists, when it doesn't, when
there are many important dissenters, who are shut out from offering
Employing a panoply of effects (reputation of the media outlet, voice
quality of the anchor, acting skills, dry mechanical language, studio
lighting, overlay of electronic transmissions, etc.) to create an
impression of elevated authority which is beyond challenge.
These are all traditional forms and methods.
Here's an example of a big story that deployed all ten forms of fake
news: the Swine Flu pandemic of 2009.
In the spring of 2009, the World Health Organization (elevated authority
whose pronouncements are beyond challenge) announced that Swine Flu was
a level-6 pandemic---its highest category of "danger." In fact, there
were only 20 confirmed cases at the time (direct lying about "danger").
And W.H.O. quietly changed the definition of "level-6" so widespread
death and damage were no longer required (another aspect of direct
The story was, of course, picked up by major media outlets all over the
world (echo chamber effect, fake consensus, never connected dots re
W.H.O. lies), and quite soon, Swine Flu case numbers rose into the
thousands (direct lying, as we'll soon see).
Medical experts were brought in to bolster the claims of danger (biased
experts; important dissenters never given space to comment).
In the early fall of 2009, Sharyl Attkisson, then a star investigative
reporter for CBS News, published a story on the CBS News website. She
indicated that the CDC had secretly stopped counting the number of Swine
Flu cases in America. No other major news outlet reported this fact
(omitting vital information).
Attkisson discovered the reason the CDC had stopped counting: the
overwhelming number of blood samples taken from the most likely Swine
Flu patients were coming back from labs with: no trace of Swine Flu or
any other kind of flu. Therefore, a gigantic hoax was revealed. The
pandemic was a dud, a fake.
Despite Attkisson's efforts, CBS never followed up on her story
(shutting down the truth after exposing it). Never probed the lying by
the CDC (failure to connect dots). In a sense, CBS turned Attkisson's
story into a limited hangout---a further investigation would have
uncovered acres of criminal behavior by both the CDC and the World
Health Organization, to say nothing of the governments and media outlets
that supported these lying agencies. The mainstream press essentially
censored Attkisson's revelations.
Then, about three weeks after CBS published Attkisson's story, WebMD
published a piece in which the CDC claimed that its own (lying) estimate
of 10,000 or so cases of Swine Flu in the US was a gross understatement.
Truly, there were 22 MILLION cases of Swine Flu in the US (doubling-down
And that was that.
And these mainstream sources are currently shouting and bloviating about
independent media spreading fake news. I guess you could call that
number 11: accusing their opponents of committing the crimes they are,
in fact, committing.
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