This will doubtless be the only time that Bill Maher, atheist vulgarian leftist, gets a positive notice from TAC, but when a man is right, he is right. Too much of today’s “news” consists of totally made up controversies on the internet and Maher is dead on in his analysis. Strong language advisory as to the video:
Andrew Klavan for Prager University explains how the Mainstream Media is the essence of Fake News. We have hyper partisan journalists who report upon the world through leftist glasses and who will not allow mere reality to stand in the way of their myth making.
National treasure James O’Keefe of Project Veritas proves that CNN is the home of fake news:
In a video released overnight by ‘Project Veritas‘ founder James O’Keefe, CNN producer John Bonifield is caught on film admitting that the network’s constant coverage of the Trump-Russia narrative is “mostly bullshit” and “the president is probably right to say [CNN] is witch-hunting [him].”
He also noted the story is “good for business.”
“I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime,” he said. “I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”
He also said: “It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss…All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business.” Continue Reading
On one side, millions of starving peasants, their bodies often swollen from lack of food; on the other, soldiers, members of the GPU carrying out the instructions of the dictatorship of the proletariat. They had gone over the country like a swarm of locusts and taken away everything edible; they had shot or exiled thousands of peasants, sometimes whole villages; they had reduced some of the most fertile land in the world to a melancholy desert.
Malcolm Muggeridge – British foreign correspondent, “War on the Peasants“, Fortnightly Review, 1 May, 1933
Eighty-five years too late, a movie on the Great Famine of 1932-1933 in the Soviet Union is being released tomorrow. Some six million people were murdered by starvation in Stalin’s man made famine, and almost all of these people died in the most agriculturally fertile areas of the Soviet Union, especially the Ukraine. This was Stalin’s way of imposing collectivization on the recalcitrant farmers of his empire, while eliminating the opposition to Communist rule in the countryside. For Stalin the mass deaths were a feature not a bug. While all this was going on most Western journalists in the Soviet Union actively attempted to conceal the existence of the famine. Only a few brave journalists like Malcolm Muggeridge, then a partisan of the left, had the courage to speak out and tell honestly what they had seen with their own eyes. Walter Duranty, who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932 for his reports from the Soviet Union, of the New York Times denounced journalists who reported on the famine. “Fake news” has a long pedigree on the left in this country.