James Corbett gives his humorous analysis of his fine website’s inclusion in the infamous PropOrNot.com “Russian Propagandist List”, published last week in the thoroughly-discredited Washington Post and the New York Times.
These bastions of journalistic integrity (sic) endorsed this absurd article from PropOrNot, a site even more dubious their own, and seriously (embarrassingly) cited it as somehow “authoritative”, as part of their monolithic push against #FakeNews, a big-budget effort seeking $160M from he Pentagon to stem its inexorable tide.
The push against #FakeNews went into high gear, across all Mainstream Media outlets, beginning on Thanksgiving Weekend and continued with Hillary’s emergence a couple of days ago, as an unemployed politician pontificating on the “dangers” of #FakeNews. Why was this televised? She lost. She needs to hightail it to non-extraditable Qatar, already.
WashPo and the NY Times were recently forced to make retractions about their PropOrNot stories and admit that it was the latter that was likely publishing “Fake News”. This retraction may not have occurred if another website published on that list, NakedCapitalism.com hadn’t threatened to sue them for defamation and damages, unless they made those retractions – which they both did.
As Corbett says, “Join me today, as I look into the latest pathetic attempt by a flailing establishment to bolster their discredited mouthpiece media organs [to] counter the ascendant alternative media.”
The New York Times reported a 20% drop in revenue for the 3rd Quarter of 2016, during what should have been a profitable advertising season, during the run-up to the US Presidential Election.
Several established Mainstream Media outlets are announcing mass layoffs, in the wake of poor…EVERYTHING, including #FakeNews, which in light of how many millions of people have died as a result of their own #FakeNews over the past 15 years one can only hope blows up in their faces and rapidly reduces their market share to nil.