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February 16, 2018

Sharyl Atkisson: The #FakeNews Moral Panic Was Foisted Upon Us by Google Plutocrat and Hillary Zealot Eric Schmidt

See Deb Heine at PJ Media for the full discussion.

BTW, Eric Schmidt has now stepped down as head of Google (Alphabet).

But he's still a tech plutocrat.

"What if the whole anti-fake news campaign was an effort on somebody's part to keep us from seeing or believing certain websites and stories by controversializing them or labeling them as fake news?" Attkisson posited.

Digging deeper, she discovered that Google was one of the big donors behind First Draft's [the first organization pounding the #FakeNews drumbeat] "fake news" messaging. Google's parent company, Alphabet, was run by Eric Schmidt, who happened to be a huge Hillary Clinton supporter.

Schmidt "offered himself up as a campaign adviser and became a top multi-million donor to it. His company funded First Draft around the start of the election cycle," Attkisson said. "Not surprisingly, Hillary was soon to jump aboard the anti-fake news train and her surrogate David Brock of Media Matters privately told donors he was the one who convinced Facebook to join the effort."

Attkisson declared that "the whole thing smacked of the roll-out of a propaganda campaign."

...

She described two warning signs to look out for.

* When the media tries to shape or censor facts and opinions rather than report them.

* When so many in the media are reporting the same stories, promulgating the same narratives, relying on the same sources -- even using the same phrases.

Attkisson pointed out that there's an infinite number of ways to report stories, so "when everybody's on the same page, it might the result of an organized campaign."

I can think of dozens of issues on which the media all use the same verbiage and all start chattering about at the same time.


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