Top 10 ‘real’ news stories that turned out to be fake

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Source: WashingtonTimes.com
via: NaturalNews.com
Kelly Riddell

Since “fake news” is all the rage within the mainstream media, here’s the top 10 “real” news stories they reported on — and some downright propagandized — that turned out to be, well, fake. It’s the reason this new narrative of “fake news” will never catch on, and why Americans’ trust in the press is at an all-time low.

1. If you like your health care plan, you can keep it

In selling his health care overhaul, on at least 37 separate occasions, President Barack Obama pledged that Americans would be allowed to keep the plans they liked. In 2013, about 4 million Americans got cancellation letters, and PolitiFact labeled the statement the lie of the year.

But that didn’t stop reporters from writing repeated stories beforehand on how great Obamacare would be, even though, the administration knew at the time they were making the statements, some health coverage would be lost.

2. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

“Hands up, don’t shoot” didn’t happen in Ferguson, Missouri, but that didn’t stop the narrative from spreading throughout the news media and in Black Lives Matter protests. Faulty witness accounts spread the rumor that Michael Brown had his hands raised in surrender, and mouthed the words “don’t shoot” before being shot by cop Darren Wilson.

A grand jury couldn’t confirm the narrative, and neither could the Department of Justice in its own investigation of the shooting. What was confirmed was that Brown fought with the officer and tried to take his gun. The popular “hands up” slogan couldn’t be corroborated by any ballistic evidence, reliable witness statements, or DNA samples.

According to the DOJ report: “Although some witnesses state that Brown held his hands up at shoulder level with his palms facing outward for a brief moment, these same witnesses describe Brown then dropping his hands and ‘charging’ at Wilson.”

It was all a lie.

3. The Iran deal was negotiated with moderate Iranians, not the radical mullahs

This was the narrative in the mainstream media while the deal was being made. It was not until an insightful New York Times Magazine piece did we see how the Obama administration snowballed the press with its lies.

“All these newspapers used to have foreign bureaus,” Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes told The Times in May. “Now they don’t. They call us to explain to them what’s happening in Moscow and Cairo. Most of the outlets are reporting on world events from Washington. The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns. That’s a sea change.

“They literally know nothing,” he said.

That’s how Mr. Rhodes was able to shape the narrative that the U.S. was negotiating with moderate Iranians, not the hardliners. In The Times piece, Mr. Rhodes admits the administration wasn’t “betting on” moderates taking charge in Iran, but that he was just selling the deal to a gullible press in order to further his boss’s legacy.

4. Bowe Bergdahl exchange was hard-fought/negotiated

In 2014, the Obama administration allowed five detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be transferred to Qatar in exchange for the release of Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, who was being held by the Taliban. The exchange was lauded by the press and at the Rose Garden, where President Obama held a ceremony saying Mr. Bergdahl was “never forgotten.”

“Sergeant Bergdahl has missed birthdays, and holidays and simple moments with family and friends which all of us take for granted. But while Bowe was gone, he was never forgotten” — not by his family or his hometown in Idaho or the military, Mr. Obama said. “And he wasn’t forgotten by his country, because the United States of America does not ever leave our men and women in uniform behind.”

It was later revealed Mr. Bergdahl deserted his unit, and that’s why he was captured by the Taliban. He’s been ordered to face a general court martial on two charges, which could impose a lifetime sentence. Mr. Bergdahl has requested a pardon from Mr. Obama.

5. Benghazi attack inspired by online viral video

According to the Benghazi Report released this year by Congress, the Obama administration knew almost immediately after the attack on the American consulate it was one of terrorism, but were unwilling to admit it to the American public. The media was all too willing to swallow the administration’s weak lie the attack — which happened on Sept. 11 — was a spontaneous event spurred by protests of an online video that was offensive to the Prophet Muhammad.

6. Climate change will produce more storms like Hurricane Katrina

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the media and liberals like Al Gore were predicting more storms in our future because of the rapid pace of climate change.

In 2006 CBS’s Hannah Storm predicted Katrina-like storms would happen “all along our Atlantic and Gulf coastlines,” and CBS anchor Russ Mitchell said there was “no end in sight” for big hurricanes a month after Katrina hit landfall.

On Sept. 18, 2005, NBC Nightly News anchor John Seigenthaler said, “scientists studying the earth’s climate say we are experiencing stronger hurricanes in this century, a trend that’s likely to continue.”

Guess what? The U.S. hasn’t experienced a storm like Katrina since it hit more than a decade ago.

7. Cuba has great health care; murderous dictator Fidel Castro was good

After the death of Fidel Castro this month, the mainstream media went out of its way to romanticize the leadership of the murderous dictator — saying although the country was communist, he was a great orator who inspired his people and healthcare and literacy improved under his watch.

“How Cubans Live as Long as Americans at a Tenth a Cost,” an Atlantic headline read on Nov. 29, four days after Mr. Castro’s death. “Lessons of physical prosperity in a despotic regime.”

The Los Angeles Times wrote in an opinion piece: “Fidel Castro, human rights violator that he was, did plenty of good for Cuba.”

Oh really? Mr. Castro oppressed his people for 59 years, torturing and killing an estimated 15,000 of his own citizens who opposed him. His reign was so idyllic, over an eighth of the island’s population chose to go into exile, with about 700,000 coming into the U.S. prior to 1980.

8. Myth of the killer cop epidemic

If you were to listen to the Black Lives Matter movement and it’s sympathizers in the media, you would think that white police officers were out targeting and killing black men at an unprecedented tick. Black Lives Matter, and all of its umbrella organizations, has claimed that every 28 hours a black man is killed by a police officer.

The figure comes from an April 2013 report called “Operation Ghetto Storm,” by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement. The report “is a window offering a cold, hard, and fact-based view into the thinking and practice of a government and society that will spare no cost to control the lives of Black people,” the preface reads.

The Washington Post’s fact-checker gave the claim four Pinocchios, saying the victims studied in the report were not all unarmed, and they were not all killed by the police. The group was including those who rushed and or ambushed police in their report as well as those killed by “police officers, security guards or vigilantes.” As you can imagine, the term vigilantes was loosely defined.

A Harvard study has also disproved Black Lives Matter’s notion that there’s racial bias in police shootings.

The paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, which examined thousands of incidents at 10 large police departments in California, Florida and Texas, concluded that police were no more likely to shoot non-whites than whites after factoring in extenuating circumstances.

9. Donald Trump’s adviser Steve Bannon is a white supremacist

There is absolutely no evidence of this, but the mainstream media loves to splash the idea around — or at least infer that Mr. Bannon, because of his association with alt-right website Breitbart, is a white supremacist, racist, bigoted, xenophobe, etc.

“White nationalists see advocate in Steve Bannon who will hold Trump to his campaign promises,” a CNN headline read.

“Steve ‘Turn on the Hate’ Bannon in the White House,” The New York Times editorial board wrote.

The New York Daily News added fuel to the fire writing: “Here’s why white supremacist groups love Stephen Bannon.”

It’s all in an effort to smear the man who won Mr. Trump the White House, and therefore the president-elect himself.

10. Donald Trump can’t win the White House

Mr. Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said during a Harvard University panel last week that the mainstream media’s narrative saying Mr. Trump could never get the 270 electoral college votes he needed to win the White House was the biggest fake news of them all.

And she was right.

Going into Nov. 8, here’s a sampling of the mainstream media’s headlines — heck, Newsweek thought Hillary Clinton had it such in the bag they printed out copies of their magazine ahead of time with the title: “Madam President.”

NBC: “On eve of election day, Clinton maintains her lead over Trump”

Washington Post: “Hillary Clinton has enough electoral votes to win the White House in final Fix map”

New York Times: “Inside Donald Trump’s Last Stand: An Anxious Nominee Seeks Assurance”

CNN: “CNN’s Poll of Polls show Clinton leading Trump by a 4-point margin”

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A Period of Major Civil Unrest is Coming – How to Win an Inevitable Confrontation with the Status Quo

[Editor’s Note]

What follows is a sobering analysis by Michael Krieger of what the future seems to portend if things don’t change.  The article not only grist for the mill, but some reasonable and poignant advice for everyone.  You are implored to read this when time is available.

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Source: LibertyBlitzkrieg.com
Michael Krieger
June 6, 2016

At this point I’d like to remind everyone that crime in the U.S. has been dropping since the 1990’s. So why has domestic police force militarization been growing exponentially since then? Ostensibly, it is for the “war on terror” and to keep us safe. In reality, we know this is bullshit. Just like the NSA’s unconstitutional spying hasn’t stopped a single terrorist attack, turning local cops into a domestic army hasn’t done a single thing to make us safe. To the contrary, it is creating an environment where the general public harbors increased resentment and skepticism toward police, and the police view the citizenry as the “enemy.” This takes the societal tinderbox that already exists and makes it downright explosive. Ferguson is just the latest example of the tension bubbling to the surface, but there will likely be many more in the future.

– From the 2014 post: “A Good Time Was Had By All” – The Obamas Dance the Night Away as Ferguson, Missouri Burns

Last spring, I highlighted the egregious and barbaric shooting of Walter L. Scott as he fled from a South Charleston, South Carolina police officer. In light of recent events, it’s crucial to recall the sordid details of this case. As such, here’s a excerpt from the post, South Carolina Cop to Be Charged with Murder for Shooting Man 8 Times in the Back as He Ran Away:

The video at the end of this story is really hard to watch. Not just because we see a police officer gunning down a man as he ran away, but because he repeatedly yells at a dead body to “put his hands behind his back,” and then seemingly plants his taser by the corpse to cover up the crime.

Just like with banker theft, unless people are held accountable with serious jail time, the criminality will not only continue, it will get worse. The rule of law must be restored and applied equally to the rich and powerful, or we are truly doomed as a society.

Although I haven’t been as focused on police brutality and murder this year, that doesn’t mean the problem’s gone away. Just yesterday, a very disturbing incident occurred in Baton Rouge, Louisiana that once again looks a lot like straight up police murder.

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It’s Time to Stop Saying – “But Cops Have a Dangerous Job”

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Source: LibertyBlitzkrieg.com
Michael Krieger
July 8, 2016

Earlier today, I mentioned that I couldn’t muster the energy to write more words about the police murder of Philando Castile. Things have changed.

As is often the case, it was a series of tweets I composed that provided the inspiration for this piece. One tweet in particular really set things off:

I wasn’t expecting the enormous reaction this tweet generated, but I was happy to see that it really connected with so many people who had never heard of me and never read my stuff before. I continued with my tweet storm until most of my angst was out, and then realized I needed to put these thoughts into a post. So let’s start with the title of this post.

One of the tiresome things I often hear immediately after one of these inhumane police executions is that “cops have a dangerous job.” So what’s your point?

I grew up with the understanding that the role of a police officer was to “Protect and Serve,” a motto which has been used by the Los Angeles police department since 1955, and has since been adopted by police across the country. So let’s think about what that means: Protect and Serve. The first word implies courage and the second implies sacrifice. As such, we should expect police officers to first and foremost see themselves as selfless guardians of public safety. Ask yourself, do you see cops this way? I don’t.

Personally, I am and always have been very privileged, yet I can’t say my overall experience with police has been a particularly positive one. In the affluent communities in which I’ve spent my entire life, police have never acted violently or illegally toward me, but they haven’t been especially kind or generous either. My interactions with police have pretty much consisted of them taking my money for minor infractions. Moreover, in most cases they seem to take a considerable degree of pleasure in doing so. Again, this is the experience of someone who is extremely privileged.

As such, I can only imagine what the day-to-day experiences of the marginalized and poor might be like. Unfortunately, these days I no longer have to imagine since we have almost daily video evidence of what it’s like, and it’s too often simply barbaric.

I don’t know exactly when it happened, but police no longer seem to view the general public as citizens under their protection. In poor communities, they seem to literally view the public as their enemy and the streets as some sort of combat zone. In affluent communities, the public is often seen as a captive audience to be abused financially. This didn’t come out of nowhere, and it’s very much a top down problem.

One of the key factors in all this relates to how the U.S. government is systematically and intentionally arming police departments around the country with weapons of war. I’ve covered this trend repeatedly in the past, and to bring home the point, see the following excerpt from the 2014 post, The Militarization of Police Continues…Machine Guns, Grenade Launchers, Silencers and More:

During the Obama administration, according to Pentagon data, police departments have received tens of thousands of machine guns; nearly 200,000 ammunition magazines; thousands of pieces of camouflage and night-vision equipment; and hundreds of silencers, armored cars and aircraft.

The equipment has been added to the armories of police departments that already look and act like military units. Police SWAT teams are now deployed tens of thousands of times each year, increasingly for routine jobs. Masked, heavily armed police officers in Louisiana raided a nightclub in 2006 as part of a liquor inspection. In Florida in 2010, officers in SWAT gear and with guns drawn carried out raids on barbershops that mostly led only to charges of “barbering without a license.”

This deliberate militarization of police trains cops to view the public as milk cows to be fleeced at best, and the enemies in a war zone at worst. To prove the point, watch the following recruitment video for the Portsmouth, Virginia police department highlighted in the post, Iraq War Veteran Blows the Whistle on Shameless Propaganda Being Taught at Police Academies:

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Police Don’t Need Warrants For Cell Phone Location Data, Court Rules

Source: RTAmerica
June 2, 2016

Does simply signing up for a cell phone plan now give police access to your location data without a warrant? To discuss the legal theory behind the exclusion of location data from police warrant requirements, legal and media analyst Lionel of Lionel Media joins RT America’s Ashlee Banks.

Breakaway Links Of The Week – 5-2-2016 – 5-8-2016

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TheBreakaway
Zy Marquiez
May 8, 2016

These are the links of the week.  It was a rather intriguing week indeed.

Hope you all had a great weekend.

And hope all Mother’s [and families] out there had an amazing day.

Take care and be safe.

Panama Papers – Sheep-Dipped CIA Dirty Ops
[Journal-NEO.Org | F. William Engdahl]

Billionaires & Fusion Funding: Standard Theories & Unusual
GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell

Supreme Court: FBI Can Treat Anyone Surfing Net Anonymously As A Criminal
[UndergroundReporter.Org | Nadia Prupis]

Dandelion Root Far More Effective In Fighting Cancer Cells Than Chemotherapy
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes ]

New Holocaust Study: Medical Errors 3RD Leading Cause Of Death In US
A Message To “Quack Busters” Who Attack Natural Health Behind A Phony Mask Of “Scientific Skepticism”: Put Your Own House In Order – That’s Where The Real Quacks Are
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

The GMO Scrapbook – GMO Geopolitics & Russian Agriculture
[GizaDeathStar.com | Dr. Joseph P. Farrell]

Aerial Spraying To Kill Mosquitoes Linked To 25% Increase In Autism, Finds Shock Study By American Academy Of Pediatrics
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help With Weight Loss?
[NutritionFacts.org | Dr. Greger]

CRISPER Gene Editing Lies Exposed By Genomics Expert: The ‘Official Narrative’ Just Another Myth
[NaturalNews.com |David Gutierrez]

NGOs, The Pentagon & Human Rights – Industrial Complex
[CorbettReport.com | James Corbett]

Leak Confirms Our Worst Nightmares: TTIP Trade Deal IS A Corporate Take Over
[UndergroundReporter.org | Deirdre Fulton]

Throwback Tuesday Flashback – Fluoride, Teeth, And The Atomic Bomb
[FluorideAlert.org | Chris Bryson & Joel Griffiths]

#GoodNewsNextWeek – Kitchen-Based Sharing Economy Cooking Up Change
[MediaMonarchy | James Evan Pilato]

New York Times Accused Of ‘Whitewashing’ Clinton’s War Record
[RT.com | Anya Parampil]

Slashing Sugar Makes Kids Healthier In Just 10 Days
[NaturalSociety.com | Anna Scanlon]

TTIP: It Takes ‘Digging & Digging’ To Find True Intent Of US & EU
[RT America]

EPA Bases Glyphosate Safety On Monsanto Data Before Mysteriously Yanking Documents From Website, Saying Review Incomplete
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

This Is A Real Health Concern & Its Getting Worse
[iHealthTube.com | Dr. Walter Crinnion]

Individuals , Not Government s, Drive Scientific Progress
[TheDailyBell.com]

Vaccine ‘Training’ For Doctors Is Nothing More Than Obedience Indoctrination…Doctors Are Never Told That Thimerosal Is Mercury
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

CROP FOCUS: Salad Mix
[Urban Farmer | Curtis Stone]

This Police Department Is Being Trained To Better Understand, Handle Autism
[NaturalSociety.com | Julie Fidler]

Large Coalition Of Environmental Activists Rally Outside White House, Demand EPA Revoke Glyphosate License
[NaturalNews.com | Julie Wilson]

Leaked TTIP Papers Show Dawn Of A New Authoritarian Epoch
[TheDailyBell.com]

Globalist Peril Vs. The Individual
[NoMoreFakeNews.com | Jon Rappoport]

Glyphosate & Cancer: Read How This Deadly Weed Killer Promotes Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, Sperm Damage, Infertility, Kidney Damage, Autism, Endocrine Disruption, DNA Damage & Birth Defects
[NaturalNews.com | Mike Adams]

Jamie Hanshaw / Afternoon Commute : Culture Creative & Hollywood Mind Control
[JaysAnalsyis.com | YT: JayD | Jamie Hanshaw]

IN FOCUS: My Favorite Hand Watering Tool
[UrbanFarmer | Curtis Stone]

What The Biotech & Vaccine Giants Have In Common: Extreme Secrecy Combined With Scientific Fraud, Censorship, Intimidation & Media Collusion
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

Lead Contamination Ignored By Mainstream Media In 100s Of Cities
[RTAmerica | Caleb Maupin]

Big Oil Wins Again
[UndergroundReporter.org]

CDC Discloses That Flu Vaccinations Fail 50% Of The Time
[NaturalNews.com | Isabelle Z.]

The World Bank Wants You To Be Panicked About Water
[TheDailyBell.com | Staff]

CONFIRMED: Cancer Is Entirely A Man-Made Disease
[NaturalNews.com | J.D. Heyes]

Goldman Sachs Hawks ‘Militarizing Space’ As Investment
[RTAmerica | TheResident]

SoCal Cops Getting Ready To Use Surveillance Drones

Source: RT
April 28, 2016

Four police departments in Riverside and San Bernardino counties in California are gearing up to deploy drones in daily operations. Lawmakers worry that the public’s privacy could be at stake under current law, as police are required to obtain a warrant before conducting drone surveillance. RT America’s Brigida Santos reports from California. Then, legal and media analyst Lionel of LionelMedia joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to give his take.

Court Says Cops Can’t Look At Your Phone – #GoodNewsNextWeek

Source: MediaMonarchy
James Evan Pilato
April 25, 2016

This week on #GoodNewsNextWeek: The LA Times’ must’ve been high to get punked by the Yes Men; Federal court affirms the Supreme’s decision on a warrant to look at your phone; and a Chicago college converts its football field into something useful. Notes/Links:

Story #1: Los Angeles Times Fooled by Fake Drug War Press Release
http://bit.ly/1VyE7Xd

Story #2: Court Reaffirms Cops Need a Warrant to Open Your Phone
http://bit.ly/1VP4Nn5

Story #3: Once A Football Field, Dallas Garden Supplies Organic Goodness
http://bit.ly/1YQZH77

#GoodNewsNextWeek Headlines: Portland Startup Maps Cannabis Genome To Protect Weed From Monsanto Patenting
http://bit.ly/1SvQsWc

Ortho To Drop Chemicals Linked To Bee Declines
http://bit.ly/1NNcwJN

Costco Financing Organic Farmers To Meet With High Consumer Demand 🍅
http://bit.ly/1qNSEB7

Rumsfeld Destroyed On Twitter For Being War Criminal
http://bit.ly/1WmRZCB

Police stay silent if public and media doesn’t pressure for info on killings

Source: RT
April 14, 2016

One in six police officers involved in killings in the first quarter of 2015 have been cleared of any wrongdoing, without authorities making a public statement or sending a press release. No charges will be brought against officers involved in almost 200 deaths in 2015, and the information will not be made public.