ELDER PATRIOT- When radical Leftist Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post for $250 million in 2013 many feared that he’d transform the once venerated newspaper into a mouthpiece for the Globalist movement. Unfortunately those fears have been confirmed.
But under his leadership it’s become a whole lot worse than that. The Globalist movement had succeeded to the point that it has been successful by arguing facts to form public opinion. While many of us questioned the manner in which they interpreted the facts, we acknowledged that everyone has a right to their own opinions and we continued providing an America First interpretation to our reporting.
Along came Donald Trump who challenged the WaPo’s (and the entire mainstream corporatist media’s) conclusions and opinions supported only by the much smaller megaphone of the Internet’s new media.
Well, the Globalists just won’t accept the fact that a small Internet candle lit the way for the voters’ awakening.
So on Thanksgiving night the Washington Post resorted to Nazi-style tactics by reporting on an unsubstantiated smear campaign against those Internet sources that dared to see things differently than they did.
The story lacked the name of even a single accuser from an anonymous website calling itself “PropOrNot.” But that didn’t stop the article’s author Craig Timber from reporting:
“The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary Clinton, helping Republican Donald Trump and undermining faith in American democracy, say independent researchers who tracked the operation.”
Glenn Greenwald writing for the Intercept explains the WaPo’s reckless reporting:
“The group’s list of Russian disinformation outlets includes WikiLeaks and the Drudge Report, as well as Clinton-critical left-wing websites such as Truthout, Black Agenda Report, Truthdig and Naked Capitalism, as well as libertarian venues such as Antiwar.com and the Ron Paul Institute.
“This Post report was one of the most widely circulated political news articles on social media over the last 48 hours, with dozens, perhaps hundreds, of U.S. journalists and pundits with large platforms hailing it as an earth-shattering exposé. It was the most-read piece on the entire Post website after it was published on Friday.
“Yet the article is rife with obviously reckless and unproven allegations, and fundamentally shaped by shoddy, slothful journalistic tactics. It was not surprising to learn that, as BuzzFeed’s Sheera Frenkel noted, “a lot of reporters passed on this story.” Its huge flaws are self-evident. But the Post gleefully ran with it and then promoted it aggressively, led by its Executive Editor Marty Baron.
“In casting the group behind this website as “experts,” the Post described PropOrNot simply as “a nonpartisan collection of researchers with foreign policy, military and technology backgrounds.” Not one individual at the organization is named. The executive director is quoted, but only on the condition of anonymity, which the Post said it was providing the group “to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.”
With the running of this article the Washington Post has divested itself of any and all remained journalistic integrity that it might still have had. As we opined yesterday the mainstream media gets it wrong because they’re paid to report whatever their corporate globalist owners deem supportive of their anti-national and un-American narrative.
It can now be said that the Washington Post has earned the title of the number one fake news provider in America. Their reporting during the just concluded presidential campaign was a dangerous combination of misinformation and false information. Shame on them. More importantly, shame on anyone who still considers its content worth reading.