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Corporate media now pushing the idea that the entire Trump administration could be killed

January 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Obama cabinet member would take over presidency

Staff Writer

(INTELLIHUB) — In yet another stunning development in the lead up to inauguration, multiple corporate media outlets are seemingly getting the public ready for the possibility that Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Congressional leaders could all be killed.

The truly shocking report from CNN’s Brian Todd on the “designated survivor” continuity of government program leaves viewers with the impression that there is a real possibility that the president-elect and his cabinet could be murdered at the inauguration.

The report details the confusion that would ensue if an attack were to happen as the transfer of power was underway, complete with the claim that an Obama cabinet member would actually take the Oval Office in this scenario!

While security is in place and there is no specific, credible threat, a quirk in America’s rules for succession raises questions about who would be in charge if an attack hit the incoming president, vice president and congressional leaders just as the transfer of power gets underway.

Interestingly, random reports on the designated survivor have popped up in local news broadcasts as well, further making it appear as if the corporate media is getting the public ready for something big.

An ABC News report in Arizona even included an interview with a past designated survivor while nonchalantly speaking about the president-elect possibly dying.

When you consider that a series of violent protests are planned throughout Washington D.C. in the next two days, as well as the fact that a large cache of weapons was literally found near the inauguration site just two weeks ago, this corporate media programming of a possible major attack looks all the more sinister.

“A walker came across two guns hidden in a violin case before calling the police who eventually found “several” other weapons, reported Alex Thomas.

“U.S. Park Police said a woman walking in the woods near the C&O Canal, which runs along the river, found the case. When law enforcement officers arrived, they found more guns and ammunition — some in pails, others in plastic garbage bags.”

Intellihub’s Alex Thomas also reported late last week that organizers of one of the main protests have openly admitted that they do not believe in a peaceful transfer of power and are therefore planning criminal acts to stop Trump.

Legba Carrefour, an organizer for DisruptJ20, told Reuters Wednesday that her group planned predawn blockades and disruptions during the evening inaugural balls on top of the protests during the actual inauguration.

It was then made clear that this is not about peacefully protesting but rather part of a larger attempt to literally steal the election.

“Some 300 DisruptJ20 volunteers will work to mobilize demonstrators for a series of protests the group has dubbed the “Festival of Resistance,” reported Reuters.

“We are not in favor of a peaceful transition of power, and we need to stop it,” Carrefour continued.

On top of that, Trump is also dealing with a massive disinformation campaign aimed at him by elements of the intelligence community who have leaked numerous details to the eager corporate media while also threatening Trump through the same mockingbird media outlets.

It has gotten so bad that one former intelligence officer even publicly admitted that the CIA is attempting to take down Donald Trump.

“John Schindler not only confirmed that the CIA is leading a massive, possibly illegal, operation against the president-elect, he also revealed that a noted Washington Post columnist is getting the information he reports from the intelligence community and thus at least indirectly supporting the coup attempt against Trump,” Intellihub reported.

“The intelligence community spies on Flynn’s calls, then anonymously reports what they claim to have been in them through a Washington Post columnist.”

Additionally, celebrities such as Rosie O’Donnell have openly called for the end of the Constitution in America by publicly supporting martial law as a means to stop Trump from becoming president. According to O’Donnell, the one way to stop Trump is to effectively end the Constitution and set up a military dictatorship, all because of documented disinformation spread by the corporate media about supposed Russian ties to the president-elect.

We are truly in for an intense next two days and one can only hope that the establishment and their Deep State bosses don’t actually take this to a whole new level….

CNN: Assassinating Trump Could Keep Obama Administration in Power

January 20, 2017 Leave a comment

Disaster Wolf Blitzer (Screen shot / CNN / YouTube)

Warner Todd Huston

As the nation prepares for the peaceful transfer of power on Inauguration Day, CNN is dreaming up scenarios whereby the Obama administration can keep power if President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence were blown up as they prepared to take to oath of office.

On the Wednesday, January 18 broadcast of CNN’s The Situation Room, host Wolf Blitzer aired a segment with a chyron featuring the headline “Developing Now.” During that “developing” segment, Blitzer and correspondent Brian Todd discussed what would happen if the unthinkable occurred on January 20.

Blitzer introduced the segment, saying, “What if an incoming president and his immediate successors were wiped out on day one?” and from there, CNN contributor Brian Todd took over to outline the line of succession if an attack blew up the inaugural dais, killing both Trump and Pence.

The upshot was that in the case of both heads of state being killed, the Secretary of State would take over. Currently that man is Secretary of State John Kerry, But in case some objected because his office would also end as of noon on Inauguration Day, then it would be the Speaker of the House — Republican Paul Ryan — or even Obama’s Under Secretary for Political Affairs Tom Shannon.

The report also noted that the designated survivor appointed by the Obama administration could also become president in the case of a disaster. So, in CNN’s analysis, most of the people who would take over in the worst-case scenario would keep the Obama administration in power, at least indirectly.

So while most of the country is looking to enjoy the day’s events and waiting expectantly to hear what our new president will have to say for his first address as our leader, CNN is wondering what will happen if he is assassinated.

Desperate MSNBC Joins CNN And BuzzFeed, Caught Spreading Fake Muslim Video To Audience

January 19, 2017 1 comment

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell spread fake news video


Believe it or not: MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell was just caught spreading more fake news. Shamelessly, it was a matter of simply posting a video – just sending out another tweet. Yet, all he had to do was substantiate the video first – as any legitimate journalist would. But, no – why bother to do that?

In this day and age, the thrill of spilling your liberal guts all over the place, in combination with the thrill of risking one’s entire reputation as a professional newscaster, was simply too much wanton temptation for O’Donnell to avoid.

Lawrence O'Donnell of MSNBC

Specifically: O’Donnell tweeted a video in which a female Muslim student was shown railing on a racist white student who had tried pull her hijab off her head.

How did O’Donnell discover the video? Was a case of archaeological journalism, digging deep for the truth. There is a grand tradition at MSNBC, that was started by Rachel Maddow. In the Maddow formula, she constructs a long diatribe in which she spends 20 minutes repeating herself over and over again, in a careful exposition of all the evil details of some miniscule story she has researched. She puts the whole evil story together slowly just in case you are not as smart as she is. It’s like listening to a liberal conspiracy theory for dummies.

Was O’Donnell trying to be a pseudo-journalist like Maddow? Not hardly.

The high school these playfully violent students attend is Washburn High School in Minneapolis, Wisconsin. The high school itself has since reported that the video was just a play video – just clowning around because fake violence is always funnier than real violence. The fake violence video even had a real title: “Welcome to Washburn” and it was watched by no less than 6.5 million people.

O'Donnell's Twitter Account

In fact, all told, the video has since garnered over 161,000 shares, over 29,000 comments. An official statement by school district spokesperson, Dirk Tedmon, offered the following:

“We want to make sure our families know the school community works continually to keep our buildings safe,” because for the school district strives to create an environment that is “culturally sensitive to all our students is a priority.”

Bottom line: O’Donnell found a video made by high school kids, a video of fake-play-violence, and he blithely decided to re-tweet it. He probably reasoned that he would either be credited with [1] tracking down Islamophobic violence in the USA, or [2] being the kind of big name rascal who would play for ratings over voracity.

Fake News is here to stay

It stands as a real lesson in the state of journalism today. Journalism professors the world over are cringing as they struggle to inform their wise and worldly students that being a journalist involves more than re-tweeting high school fake videos, and getting credit for it.

Peruse the now-infamous fake-play-violence video for yourself and judge what was going on in O’Donnell’s mind as he re-tweeted it.

 In fact, as we chase down the facts and discover that the school in Minneapolis investigated the video on Saturday. They confirmed it was a play fight for the of it. Therefore, school staff had confirmed the alleged incident had never occurred.

In other words, the following has just transpired:

  • A fake video by some high school students representing American and Islamic violence was posted
  • A nationwide tele-journalist posted it on Twitter
  • The nation has since discovered the video was actually fake-play violence for the fun of it
  • The tele-journalist removed the video
  • The whole nation is talking about how MSNBC’s O’Donnell conveyed fake news

Question: Is this a story about a fake-violence-for-fun video, or is this a story about how shameless and irresponsible MSNBC’s O’Donnell is?

More importantly: why did O’Donnell retweet the video?

First, note how O’Donnell did nothing – we all had to trace down the story and verify it for ourselves.

Second, rest assured that O’Donnell will simply claim that he retweeted it because he thought it carried relevance for the national discourse.

This is becoming the standard ploy for fake journalists: they did not spread a fake story out of laziness or a desire to pull ratings shenanigans. They presented something that had been presented to them, which seemed like it might have relevance to the national discourse, and if it turned out that it did, then it was a good thing the story was spread. And if not – oh well.

They were just trying to tell a story about a story that seemed interesting.

In other words, fake journalism is now becoming part and parcel of the world of mainstream news, where ratings and eyeballs rule over truth-telling any day of the week. And the ultimate justification for nationwide journalists who spread fake news will always be that they were just relaying information they thought might be relevant to the national discourse.

Fake news is a nationwide phenomenon

In other words, journalists no longer convey the news in an attempt to relate the truth. Instead, journalism now seeks to tell a story about a story. The journalist has discovered something of interest, and in this story one person has apparently relayed something to another person, who then conveyed it to yet another person, and now the journalist is finding out about it, and simply wants everyone to know what might be going down.

The truth is that this is being hatched as the new definition of permissible journalism because the world moves so fast and the news moves in sound bites at the speed of light – and that means you do not have time to fact check. If you do fact check, then you might spoil the opportunity to grab all the attention you would get from being caught spreading fake news. And if it turns out to be true, well, so much the better (ahem, wink-wink).

Ironically, in a world like this, an intelligent person no longer can rely on any one source to get their news. In fact, no one can rely on any mainstream outlet for the news as a sole repository for information.

The smart money is now on sourcing news for oneself, using at least three sources, and triangulating on all the evidence from there. That also means that no one will ever again, automatically trust a mainstream journalist or a mainstream news outlet – never, ever again. In other words, although he probably does not yet realize it, Lawrence O’Donnell has just ensured that for the rest of his professional life, he will have about as much street cred as a news broadcaster, as Rosie O’Donnell does.

Rosie O'Donnell

Congratulations to Lawrence O’Donnell for becoming professional journalism’s intellectual equivalent of a suicide bomber. Now MSNBC has officially joined the ranks of BuzzFeed and CNN, each of which has displayed the class that issues forth from desperate acts perpetrated by desperate people – like MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow and Chris Matthews – all done in the name of presenting the news.

MSNBC is guilty of fake news

This is probably the fallout from the internet – a new world is now coming into view in which no one is automatically trusted or respected as a source for information or truth. In fact, in the final dose of irony, the bigger the organization, and the more money is riding on their reputation, the less likely they are to be a perfectly faithful conduit for information.

The fix is in, the ratings game is on, and everybody is wise in the 21st century.

Anderson Cooper Told Kellyanne Conway That They Didn’t Link to BuzzFeed Article…But They Did [VIDEO]

January 14, 2017 Leave a comment


Philip Hodges

Here’s the interview that prompted CNN political analyst Carl Bernstein to label Kellyanne Conway a ‘propaganda minister.’

Basically, CNN is upset that Donald Trump snubbed one of their reporters Jim Acosta. They don’t understand why Trump and his team is mad at them. They weren’t the ones who published the full 35-page titillating memo. They only reported on the 2-page synopsis. They didn’t want to mention the details that BuzzFeed decided to divulge to the public. None of it was verified.

The thing is, CNN did link to it in their article.


Shortly after CNN’s initial reporting, BuzzFeed decided to publish the entire document of rumors. By CNN linking to it, they’re telling their readers/viewers that if they want all the dirty details, just go to BuzzFeed. They’re giving it credibility.

Anderson Cooper was trying to explain to Kellyanne Conway that CNN had nothing to do with BuzzFeed’s publication, and so it was unfair to be conflated with what they reported. There would have been no conflation if CNN simply didn’t mention the BuzzFeed article. Here’s part of their heated exchange:

CONWAY: Why do you link to the BuzzFeed story in your report?

COOPER: We said we cannot corroborate. We’re not reporting what they released. In fact, Jake Tapper has been very critical of what BuzzFeed has done.  

CONWAY: If you couldn’t corroborate it, why would you even link to it? Why are linking to fake news?

COOPER: We did not link to it.  

CONWAY: Why are linking to this stuff? You know the Michael Cohen — you know the Michael Cohen who is mentioned in that report is not the Michael Cohen who works at the Trump organization. This might — 

COOPER: We never said he was.  


CONWAY: You’re linking to the BuzzFeed report.  

COOPER: We’re not linking to the BuzzFeed report. 

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Hours Before Trump’s Press Conference CNN And BuzzFeed Hit ‘Fake News’ Bottom

January 12, 2017 1 comment

Source: The Daily Wire

Just as we saw last Friday, with the completely fact and evidence-free dog and pony show put on by the Intelligence Community and their media allies, late Tuesday afternoon, the Establishment Empire struck again, this time with an unprecedented double down. No doubt working in tandem (and with Donald Trump’s many establishment enemies on both the left and right), CNN and BuzzFeed did something so sleazy and dishonest that, just a few years ago, even to a media cynic like me, it would have seemed impossible.

With a breathless breaking news report, left-wing CNN went first. To no one’s surprise, the once-respected Jake Tapper took the lead. Undoubtedly CNN’s overall goal was to offer up the imprimatur of “journalism” so that a batch of leaked and completely unsubstantiated anti-Trump documents could be dumped on the American public the night before the President-elect’s very first press conference.

Despite the fact that these documents are unsubstantiated, despite the fact that — and this is important — the rabidly anti-Trump media has had almost a year to substantiate them and could not,  by pretending it had a legitimate news story about the documents, CNN laid the groundwork for BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith to violate every code of ethics in the world of journalism.

Using CNN’s Potemkin report as cover, Smith released page after page of unverified, unchecked, unsubstantiated rumors, some of them personally embarrassing, about Trump and his campaign team.

This breach of ethics is so breathtaking that even David Corn of the hard-left Mother Jones threw a penalty flag.

CNN and BuzzFeed know exactly what they are doing. Now that the sleazy rumors are out, they are out. Now all of the media will feel they simply must talk about them. Tomorrow, just nine days before he is set to be sworn in, this unprecedented smear-job, hatched and launched by two major news organizations that pose as objective, will dominate straight through to Inauguration Day.

Trust me, CNN and BuzzFeed‘s timing was no accident. CNN claims that Trump and Obama being briefed on the matter made it legitimate news. But anyone who tells you the timing and leak of that briefing was an accident or uncoordinated, is a total fool or a shameless liar.

For his part, Trump is already using the Twitter feed our fascist media hope to bully away from him, to fight back.

Let us also not forget the following…

This is the very same CNN and BuzzFeed that, for months, imperiously shamed others over publishing Fake News.

This is the very same CNN and BuzzFeed that, for months, feigned horror and screamed “Hacked the election!” over WikiLeaks releasing what was substantiated to be true about the Democrat Party.

And now, here are CNN and BuzzFeed, embarrassed by the election results, made impotent by a public well aware of their lies and biases; willfully and eagerly tossing away every single ethic of their profession just to wound and embarrass the man who defeated and exposed them.

As someone who has been sounding the alarm about BuzzFeed‘s Ben Smith for ten years, and about CNN for about three years, I can only say, told ya’ so. Again and again, I warned that both news outlets had long ago ceased to be anything close to legitimate; that there is no barrel bottom they won’t scrape, no lie they won’t tell, no dirty partisan trick they won’t pull in order to further their left-wing agenda and protect the rotting corpse of the failed status quo.

#YouAreFakeNews!’: Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta Get Into Shouting Match at Presser

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

During President-elect Donald Trump’s press conference today, Trump took aim at “fake news” regarding the release of an unverified dossier by Buzzfeed, calling them a “failing piece of garbage.” Following that, he ended up getting into an argument with a CNN reporter, who he also called out during the presser over their report on a two-page synopsis they claim was presented to Trump.

With Trump looking to call on other reporters, Jim Acosta yelled out, “Since you are attacking us, can you give us a question?”

“Not you,” Trump said. “Your organization is terrible!”

Acosta pressed on, “You are attacking our news organization, can you give us a chance to ask a question, sir?” Trump countered by telling him “don’t be rude.”

“I’m not going to give you a question,” Trump responded. “I’m not going to give you a question. You are fake news!”

As those on stage by Trump clapped, Acosta retorted, “Now, Mr. President-elect, that’s not appropriate!”

Watch the clip above.

UPDATE 1:50 PM ET: CNN released a statement shortly after the Trump press conference highlighting that its reporting was “vastly different” than Buzzfeed’s decision to publish the dossier and the “Trump team knows this.”

[image via screengrab]

CNN Caught again Faking News About Ghana, Citizens Express Outrage Leading to Shameful Apology

January 11, 2017 Leave a comment

In the report, CNN claimed that Ghanaians were starving to death due to a shortage of food in the country and also lied about the outcomes of elections.

Amando Flavio

Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the United States presidential election. Shocked at the defeat, the Democratic Party and its media cabals in the West blamed the defeat of their candidate on so-called fake news disseminated about Clinton on alternative media via social media platforms.

When this unfounded allegation was made, major media outlets in the West, including the American Cable News Network (CNN) extensively discussed the issue. Many of these media outlets even called for the shutting down of alternative outlets on social media.

faking news

However, there were some critical observers who said the headquarters of fake news is found in the mainstream media, and not alternative media. This is absolutely true. In fact, you don’t need to have a degree in journalism to know that the mainstream media is full of lies and misrepresentation of facts.

We have a clear example for you here. CNN has been caught with an untrue story about Ghana, a country in West Africa.

On Dec. 7, 2016, Ghana went to the polls to select its president and parliamentarians. After the votes were cast in the presidential election, the opposition party, led by Nana Akufo Addo had won. The incumbent party, led by John Mahama, accepted the outcome, calling to congratulate President-elect Akufo Addo.

faking news

Some Western media outlets who had correspondents in Ghana, reported the outcome of the presidential election. CNN, without any correspondent in Ghana, decided to sit comfortably in their newsroom and file a report on the election.

In the report, CNN claimed that Ghanaians were starving to death due to a shortage of food in the country. It further said citizens of the country stand in long lines to obtain basic products. The report also misrepresented the date the opposition leader ran for president in the past. According to the report, Akufo Addo ran for president in 1998, 2008 and 2012, losing all. But this was completely false. In fact, Akufo Addo ran for office in 2008, 2012 and 2016, which he just won.  Above all, the word “Ghanaians” was incorrectly spelled.

While CNN was spewing these lies, it forgot that the rise of the internet and technology has turned the world into a global village. People around the world get information on the internet in real time. Immediately after the story was published on CNN website, many Ghanaians jumped on Twitter to express their dissatisfaction at the false CNN representation of their country.

Using the hashtag #GetitrightCNN, many Ghanaian and other African nationals slammed CNN for the fake news that misrepresented the actual conditions in Ghana. The factual errors in the report made it worst for CNN.

One Twitter user wrote: “I didn’t know Ghanaians ‘stand in long lines to obtain products’ or ‘struggle to obtain food’. And I live there.”

The same person also pointed out that CNN misspelled “Ghanaians,” saying: “At least, spellchecker on the PC of whoever wrote this should have pointed out the word ‘Ghanaians’ and NOT ‘Ghanians’.”

Another user corrected CNN on dates, telling the outlet that there were no elections held in Ghana in 1998, as the report claimed.

Other Twitter users said they were not surprised by the report filed by CNN. They revealed that it has been the ongoing view of CNN and other Western mainstream media, about Africa. They view all nations in Africa as the same — all poor, disease ridden, corrupt and destitute.

These uproar on Twitter forced CNN to apologize to Ghana. The lies in the report were later corrected. The editor issued a note at the end of the report saying “An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the status of the retail economy in Ghana. Stores are generally well stocked, and food shortages are rare. The earlier version also erroneously said Nana Akufo-Addo ran for president in 1998. Ghana did not have presidential elections in 1998.”



What CNN published about Ghana is of course, not surprising. For years, this has been the narrative the Western media hold about Africa. Many news stories about Africa have been mispresented or faked by the media.

In January 2016, we published an article titled All is not Doom and Gloom in Africa, It is Just a Misrepresentation of Facts by the Media. In the article, we tried as much as possible to correct some of the false perceptions the media created about Africa to their audiences in the West.


Africa is not as bad as the Western media portrays it. Over the years, the media has carefully selected bad stories from Africa, making it salient in the news agenda. Therefore, be very skeptical about some of the things you read, listen or watch in the mainstream media. They are the real headquarters of fake news.


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