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LIONEL PODCAST: Before #FakeNews There Was the #ConspiracyTheory

Fake News and Alt-Right are the latest incantations of the attempt to reroute discussion and illumination of fraud and governmental deceit. Before them was the granddaddy of deflection: the conspiracy theory. 

  • In 2004, CBS’ 60 Minutes produced documents critical of President George W. Bush’s service in the Air National Guard in 1972–73. Despite heavily pushing the story, the documents turned out to be complete forgeries and the scandal was so embarrassing that it forced veteran news anchor Dan Rather to resign months later.
  • CBS News also dutifully spread the fake news before the invasion of Iraq that Saddam Hussein had mobile biological weapons labs, a story that turned out to be a completely contrived claim from a notoriously unreliable source. CBS helped sell a war that killed hundreds of thousands of Iraqis, thousands of U.S. troops, and they somehow escaped the fake news label.
  • CNN ran an entire segment that REPORTED when Donald Trump becomes the president next month he will begin a program of rounding up Muslim-Americans and placing them in internment camps.
  • CNN also ran clips of former Navy SEAL and Trump supporter Carl Higbie, taking comments he made about the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII completely out of context to suggest he is in favour of such a scenario. As the Media Research Center notes, CNN failed to inform viewers that Higbie’s comments from the November 16 broadcast of The Kelly File on Fox News also contained Higbie dismissing any notion that he would ever advocate interment for Muslims. That portion of the interview was conveniently omitted from CNN’s report.
  • Lieutenant General Flynn specifically referred to “radical Islam” as a cancer during different speeches he made several weeks ago. Yet the CNN has repeatedly edited out this term, instead insinuating that Flynn called all Muslims a cancer.
  • #Pizzagate is a perfect diversion from serious crimes that have now been dismissed altogether by a sheeple faux left who’ve researched not a lick of the story or the WikiLeaks references that have chronicled far more serious concerns for a sentient world. 
  • NBC reported that an Internet pedophile ring with up to 70,000 members — thought to be the world’s largest —has been uncovered by police. Sadly, the usual suspects who have taken the headline of pedophile ring and dismissed is as part of “fake news” prove precisely the mission accomplished goal of the new meme, trope and conflation.
  • The impuissant media run the other way after receiving marching orders to ditch these references as to Hollywood pedophile rings. Had it involved the Catholic Church, you’d have another Oscar-worthy film highlighting he investigation.

LIONEL PODCAST: The Banality of Blather — How the Mainstream Media Killed the American Dream

Learn to work the saxophone • I play just what I feel • Drink Scotch whiskey all night long • And die behind the wheel

In my years I have never seen anything quite like this. And for good reason.

Who am I? I spell out simply.

I started off in the mid 80s as an underwear model and parlayed my love of small engine repair into dissemination of the holy word of truth. As a young man I was abandoned to wolves and thereafter abandoned by the wolves themselves. I lived a sheltered life. I was blindfolded whilst being breast-fed. I’ve always been frightened by the size of Lincoln’s ears and often go to bed without saying goodbye. I am a student of astrology and being born under the sign of Feces you can understand why. Industrial Klezmer is my music and Harold Stassen my political inspiration.

Don’t lose that number. A Truth Warrior subscriber to the Lionel Newsletter wrote me this exquisite piece whose style I love.

Cultural fascists calling him a fascist, sexual predators calling him sexist, people oozing hatred calling him a hater, idiots calling him stupid, social justice warriors committing the most unjustifiable acts of violence, retards calling his son autistic, Hollywood actors calling him phony – that’s the distorted reality Donald Trump is facing right now. But even the Master of Distortion himself, George Soros, who built his fortune by capitalizing on distorted views of the market, knows that no distortion can last forever. Yes, sometimes you win, György, (and the more spectacular the distortion, the more spectacular is your payout), but this time you lost. Markets tend to find equilibrium. What Trump needs now – is momentum, and I think he is building it superbly. 

LIONEL PODCAST: Hairsplitting and Parsing, Dissecting and Analysis — Higher Order Synthesis

The most beautiful words ever enunciated and the most surely under threat of extinction. Broadly inclusive yet exquisitely imprecise. Magnificently vague in coverage yet the first line of defense against tyranny of expression and thought and the expression of the simple idea. The troublesome idea. The noxious and noisome. This is the essence of who we are as a republic. Let me explain and give examples accordingly. 

“If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.”— George Orwell