⚜The Duke of The North⚜
“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
We cannot go a day without hearing about fake news.
It is the hot topic much to the chagrin of the major networks.
But really let us ask ourselves, what is fake news and where did it start?
Am I fake news? To a degree I have to be right.
I have no major media outlet backing me, no sponsors and no one paying me to print or publish commercials, so I must be fake news right.
Did fake news start with William Randolph Hearst, "Yellow Journalism" and the "Sinking of The Maine"?
Probably a good place to start your search would be the Hearsting papers of yesteryear. But they might be called tame and possibly had a higher degree of journalistic integrity from what we are witnessing today.
What Americans are experiencing now, we here in Israel have been living with for years.
Plain and simple corporations like CNN will do anything to appease their commercial backers and when you take the time to look at who is paying for those commercials you can grasp a little better what is happening and why.
An example, Reuters, a name with integrity right? Wrong!
During the 2006 War with Lebanon Reuters employed Adnan Hajj who was intentionally doctoring photographs to make Israel look bad in the eyes of the world. There were so many pictures taken and doctored that the damage they did to Israel in the eyes of the world was as powerful as Hezbollah rockets.
What is scarier is the knowledge that Reuters would have kept paying Mr. Hajj for his fake, doctored news had they not been outed.
France 2, CNN and The BBC's coverage of the murder of Mohammad al-Dura by Palestinian gunmen.
The first photo's shown around the world by CNN, BBC and originating from France 2 were doctored and made it appear that shots coming from an Israel Defense Forces outpost killed young Mohammad al-Dura.
Initially the IDF apologized for the death of the twelve year old boy. Of course no one took the time to ask why a father would let his twelve year old boy go anywhere near the IDF outpost and the soldiers, but that is a totally different story.
After intense examination and a thorough investigation done together with American forensics specialists on hand it was proven by the Israel Defense Forces that without a doubt the IDF did not kill al-Dura. His killers were Palestinian gunmen from a point intentionally not scene on camera.
The Palestinian gunmen intentionally shot at the boy in order to kill him in front of cameras because Hamas and Hezbollah had already learned that they would always get the benefit of the doubt, no matter how horrible or heinous their crime (it is called anti-Semitism or Jew Hatred).
It was also proven that the journalists on the scene had to have known that the people who were shooting at the al-Dura's were Palestinian Gunmen. Furthermore from the angles of the pictures they had set themselves up knowing what was going to happen.
This is the intentional murder of a child by Palestinian terrorists (it makes no difference that the child happened to be a Palestinian Arab), that was intentionally reported to look like it was the fault of Israelis soldiers when the journalists knew all along it was the Palestinians.
This is fake news of the most horrific scale. It is a crime but it made CNN, The BBC, Sky News and just about everyone else tons of headlines and money.
Today this type of fake news has coined itself a name, Pallywood and it is flourishing.
Photo journalist, many from Europe and America will intentionally camp out with Arab terrorists (who sometimes happen to be children) as they through rocks at cars driven by Jews who live in Judea and Samaria. These rocks kill.
What these these journalists are doing is sickening and of course runs contrary to the codes of journalism.
This fake news is doing more to perpetuate the conflict and further peace between Israel and the Palestinians than any homes inside of Judea and Samaria.
There have been so many occasions when these journalists have taken pictures of faked deaths, people being taken off to ambulances for the photo only to get up with smiles on their faces after the click of the picture is done.
This is not just fake news, it is a crime against humanity. It is a blood libel that almost all of the major news corporations have taken part in against the Jewish People.
But all of this was fine as long as it was just happening to Israel.
Americans and Europeans were more than willing to buy this bullshit up no problem. Israel has lived with these lies for at least the last three decades, if not longer.
Now this fake news has been brought home to the states and it has destroyed the name of journalism.
When one looks at the scandals that have happened over the last few years this type of journalism is being used only by my people, the left leaning, liberal journalists.
It makes sense too. It is key for these journalists to show their readers that they have some sort of street credibility, like Brian Williams staring in Black Hawk Down.
Or Dan Rather, tough guy journalist busting up Bush Jr., only to lay the blame on those bellow him, as if he could not check his own information.
The great Fareed Zakaria who plagiarized half of his career (oops there is my fake news, but he did plagiarize a whole lot of material).
Here is a page with some more scandals. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalistic_scandal
And there is no doubt that the right takes part in this too, after all InfoWars has built itself up off of re-selling the Protocols of The Elders of Zion.
This journalistic formula we are witnessing got its start in liberal left academia.
Facts were no longer important, in fact, facts could be replaced especially when the facts did not fit into line with the policies of the liberal left.
Sounds a lot like Goebbles, right, but it is happening today and it is worse than it ever has been.
Today, cultures that are in complete conflict with the free, liberal ideals of America and the West, like Wahhabi Islam in Qatar and Czar Putins Russia are controlling media outlets that are pouring in sketchy stories through AJ+ and RT TV.
A day does not go by without one of these shady news groups flooding our senses with generally anti-American or anti-west news.
Or say promoting a Women's March. A Woman's March that was organized by a Jew Hating, anti-American, Genocide supporting, Sharia Law supporting, Hamas, Muslims Brotherhood and Qatari operative named Linda Sansour.
This woman is just about as opposite of a women's rights activists as you can get.
But she was promoting a March that made the new president of the United States of America look bad, so she got the coverage. And hey, Qatar put a whole lot of money into Hillary, both in the polls and in the commercial funding and they are unhappy about what Trump plans on doing.
Look there has always been "Fake News, but there are many factors today that make this type of news more dangerous than it once was.
One hundred years ago the only way to get your news was through print, so you had to be able to read, many could not.
Seventy years ago to get your news it was through print (again reading) and the new technology of Radio, which was expensive.
Fifty years ago it was all the same with the addition of Television, again expensive.
not as many people were being bombarded with these lies and these sometimes true and explosive revelations.
Today with the advance of technology news and information is being rushed to the front line as quickly as possible and with the new internet sources everyone is trying to out do the other (without a doubt InfoWars played a role in winning Trump the election). Today, everyone is being bombarded and almost no one is willing to do the work, like finding our that the person who organized your March is a modern day Nazi.
This is a toxic mix that should give everyone cause for serious concern.
When news corporations are beholden to foreign regimes and the money they pour into them, be it Qatar or Russia it is no good.
Then when that same liberal culture of replacing fact with opinion is being applied to journalism, sadly as we have born witness in Israel, this type of journalism, complete sensationalist political journalism, proves to be a very fatal mix.
In fact just look at how this journalism helped forge the Toyota Army of ISIS. So really at the end of the day CNN, The BBC, they are the last who should be lecturing others on "Fake News", they would make Joseph proud.