The battle for free speech on the Internet is reaching the main stage.
Curiously, authority over the world wide web has concentrated into fewer hands than ever, and has traded hands in ways that we little understand. Right now, words are being twisted, and used against us.
There are cyber bombardments underway right now. The big campaign is being sold under “fake news,” in the hopes that dissent can be stifled and propaganda can once again by scripted and authoritative. This new narrative is working as well as they had hoped, but it is getting the point across – the the kind of websites that bucked the system during the campaign season aren’t going to be tolerated much longer.
Some of the websites that have been smeared are now suing for defamation and a retraction maligning their work as foreign propaganda.
According to the Daily Caller:
One of the websites The Washington Post labeled “fake news” in a November story demanded a retraction and threatened the paper with a defamation lawsuit in a demand letter Sunday.
A lawyer for Naked Capitalism accuses WaPo of running a debunked list of “fake news” sites in the “sensational” story compiled by a dubious team of researchers, without substantiating their claims or giving Naked Capitalism a chance to respond to the allegation. The Washington Post’s actions constitute defamation, the lawyer writes in the letter published Monday.
But instead of exposing the culpability of the political figures connected to “Pizzagate” and prompted a serious official inquiry into what would be very serious criminal allegations, activists are getting a blowback of guilt by association for daring to report on the subject at all – after a man walked into the notorious Comet Ping Pong pizza restaurant in D.C. at the center of the scandal, and fired a gun while patrons were inside.
via NY Daily News:
Cops arrested a 28-year-old man from North Carolina after he opened fire inside Comet Ping Pong, a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant named in a Hillary Clinton fringe theory.
Edgar Maddison Welch, of Salisbury, told police on Sunday afternoon he decided to “self-investigate” whether the so-called “Pizza Gate” conspiracy theory was true — that Clinton and her campaign chief were operating a child sex ring in the restaurant’s back room.
He stormed the restaurant — going straight for the maligned back room — while brandishing an assault rifle along Connecticut Ave NW near Fessenden St. NW around 3 p.m., police said. He pointed the gun at an employee at some point, cops said, and then fired at least one shot after patrons with children and employees scattered for safety. No one was injured during the incident.
He now faces an assault charge in the brazen stunt inspired by the fictitious conspiracy theory spawned on Reddit.
While making a clear association with this individual’s criminal act, the story also summarily rejects any validity that the evidence surrounding the conspiracy may hold. They are instantly certain that the claims – despite a rabbit hole trail of telling emails, images and social media posts – are “fictitious,” “false” and untrue.
That’s some unadulterated propaganda – weaponized under the “fake news” meme to target anti-establishment reporters, researchers and opinion makers who are undermining their ability to set the agenda and frame reality with their inconvenient truths.
Restaurant owner James Alefantis [at the center of these claims] thanked police for capturing the suspect after a frantic 911 call and then condemned “certain people” for trying to “spread malicious and utterly false accusations about Comet Ping Pong.”
“What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences,” Alefantis wrote.
This, too, may play out as an offensive campaign to ban websites and set new boundaries for reporting.
Right now, there is a very real attempt to silence the first amendment-protected reporting in order to keep this bizarre and disturbing story under wraps and out of the news. While violence is not justified, there is an attempt to tie this act to the reporting itself rather than acknowledge the allegations at hand – odd, indeed, since the documents point to the worst kinds of unlawful activity.
Despite the story being entirely unfounded, it has resulted in death threats against the owner of the restaurant, its employees, and its patrons. The owner was forced to contact the FBI, local police, Facebook, and other social media platforms in an effort to have the fake story removed from the internet.
“This was our worst fear,” Carr said, “that someone would read all this and come to the block with a gun. And today it happened.”
Nearby bookshop Politics and Prose has also received threats, with the store’s co-owner Bradley Graham telling The Washington Post that management was planning to meet with police on Monday over fears that verbal attacks might escalate… He said he also hopes authorities will work to shut down websites where such “hateful material” is being spread.
It seems that they would much rather kill the messenger and eliminate online sites and forums, rather than deal with the story itself – probably because it points towards things that are institutionalized in the power structure. If any of these allegations are true, they are taking place above the law, and are unofficially sanctioned and protected activities.
There is no doubt that this story is being scripted around some very biased talking points – with the focus entirely on the activities of “online thugs.”
“Fake news can have real victims,” – so says the corporate news talking point. The epitome of the pot calling the kettle black. Check it out:
This site, SHTFplan, is just one of the many sites that are falsely listed as ‘Russian propaganda,’ along with many others have experienced very real disturbances in website performance after reporting on this issue. The Daily Sheeple and SGTReport.com are only a couple of the many sites that have been shutdown altogether under copyright claims, or attacked anonymously via DDoS to take the site offline.
While the NY Times tries to soft peddle #PizzaGate, Reddit tries to kill the Sub-Reddit investigation and Twitter attempts to censor breaking news on the global pedophile ring – it’s too late. The genie is out of the bottle. We will not be stopped. Truth will be revealed. Because #PizzaGate is a WORLDWIDE CITIZEN INVESTIGATION NOW. And the pedos are running scared.
One startling and clearly wrong-headed individual, likely a provocateur, that will now be used to brand website after website covering the details of this perplexing network of evils as participants in a campaign of hate, intimidation and cyber bullying.
In other words, the revenge of Hillary against all the opponents that “made her lose.”
Or perhaps that’s merely the just deserts that compliment that handy work of cutting down the weeds of the Internet. Curtailing speech, and the especially worrisome online blogosphere, so that it can’t hurt feelings – or expose political misdeeds – any longer with any teeth at all without being summarily shut down.
It remains to be seen what may actually be done, but are some of the things being discussed for Internet control.
Telling the truth can be a dangerous act.
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Did you see the Sherri Papini. Story? How many others the media ignores? Like the Chanon Cristian story? And Brittany in the alligator pond. Story . And how many others we aren’t being told about?
Fake News can have real victims. Well, why not! Real News has lots of fake victims.
Turnabout is fair play.
Why didn’t those limp wristed pansies shoot him? Oh ya I forgot, guns are bad. Maybe throw some flowers at him, that would show em eh….Did I ever tell you how much I hate most people? If this forum gets shut down I’m going to ummm… well…. be really pissed!
I hear ya Genius. Can’t stand most people either, as most are needy, clueless and can’t hold an intelligent conversation of anything relevant to world or national news.
One of my relatives (Hillary Supporter) today told me on the phone, when we got into a conversation about Heathcare and Trump’s name came up. Then this person says, “My God Trump is already starting a war with China.” I said “What? Were the heck did you hear that.” They said on TV. I said “Main stream media news lies and exaggerates about everything, especially Trump, and they are hateful and try to instill hate and Trump has not even taken office yet, all they want to do is divide Americans, just like we are arguing about here.”
I am so glad I don’t watch TV anymore. I said that Lie TV crap pollutes your mind, shut it off and cancel your cable. Its all lies.
So hey, half of America is still brainwashed, out of touch, clueless, and ignorant. That’s why I enjoy just getting out into the woods and watch nature. Saw an Otter the other day. he got out of the water and was rolling around in the leaves. You think he give a sh!t? The more I know, the more I just want to get way from people. I’ll take sunshine, fresh air and nature any day.
WHILE YOU OLD PEOPLE ARE FIDDLING WHILE ROME IS BURNING, FOCUSED ON COMPARATIVELY TRIVIAL ECONOMIC ISSUES
MY BELOVED AUSTRIA SUFFERED A HIDEOUS LOSS TODAY AS THE FAR RIGHT CANDIDATE WAS DEFEATED IN THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
IT ONLY MEANS MORE GENOCIDE OF THE BLOND RACE
I AM SO FUCKING SICK AND DISGUSTED
WORDS CANT EXPRESS HOW MUCH I HATE AND DESPISE THE FUCKING BABY BOOMER VERMIN
STILL THINK A NEW WHITES ONLY COLONY IS FAR FETCHED?
Hmmm….,you thinking tannerite pizzas with a gasoline sauce?!
Genius and Warchild, if this site is shut down, I’M GOING TO WAR!
I don’t know . This makes no sense to me . My guess is this guy is a set up from the left to proactively dismiss the theory as “fake news ” in most people’s minds .
The shooting screams of a false flag. Traffic camera turned away, reports of the shooting before it happened, another crisis actor….
I’ll take an X-Large with the works, thin crust. And a House garden salad on the side. I need to watch my manly figure.
They’re blaming websites, probably will blame the firearm, but of course they won’t put 100% of the blame where it belongs – on the shooter… and no where else!
Here’s what I think. We KNOW they are trying to stop the truth from coming out in what they claim are “fake news sites.” IF THEY DO MANAGE TO SHUT ALT NEWS DOWN – there should be a full-on internet rebellion. What I mean is, everyone needs to continue to openly and defiantly reject the MSM.
QUESTION EVERYTHING…DEMAND PROOF…PICK THEM APART MERCILESSLY…CALL THEM OUT.
You see, WE DON’T NEED an independent article with the truth for comparison, to know a lie when we see one. We’ve gotten really good at dissecting the MSM and pointing out the inconsistencies.
What the globalists don’t seem to understand, is that IT’S TOO LATE! We already KNOW the MSM is lying to us – silencing the truth does not change that fact. Silencing the alternative news sites WILL NOT somehow make the MSM more credible.
Hiding the truth will never turn lies into truth. IT JUST DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY, and the globalists will find that out the hard way. So if one day I never see these sites again, I’m going to be out there eviscerating the MSM, full on! I hope to pass by many of you along the way…
WE SHALL KNOW EACH OTHER BY OUR DEEDS. And BTW – IS SHTFPLAN GOING TO JOIN IN THE LAW SUIT – or just sit it out and hope they don’t take too many of your rights away?
That was AWESOME!!! ?
Q: Why did the Fish Cross the Road? A: To get to the other side… Cute Vid. Nature never fails to disappoint the Human species.
There is a way to counter this crep@
The public needs to boycott these people & squeeze them financially whenever & wherever possible.
Individuals can be manipulated & knocked around….But hundreds of thousands & even millions of customers can put the bustards out of business!
The last I heard,there are close to 375 thousand people signed on to boycott Kellogg’s products. After reading about all of nasty deals this company has been involved in..It would make my day if they were to go broke!
Shows you just how true the story is. They don’t like the truth taking hold at all.
Saw the list of sites the establishment wants censored. Nearly all I read on the net are sites on that list. I don’t take too kindly towards attempts to eliminate free expression of speech. I’m not sure where Trump stands on this matter. He has expressed building of the police forces in America, also claiming the military is underfunded. Those positions indicate more of the same loss of personal freedoms and increased warmongering. Censor the truth off the internet and what reason would any logical thinking person have any interest in reading there. I agree that some people are waking up to the nefarious plans, just not enough people to make a difference. As far as Occupy Wall Street, plenty critisize the movement, the only anti system push back attempt in decades.
Trump has nominated Steve Bannon of Breitbart as a chief counsel – what do you think he thinks about that? They’re smearing HIM in the process too.
Man Armed With AR = False Flag end of story it seems 9 out of 10 times the narrative is always the same look at Sandy Hook, look at Umpqua it’s always an AR no question they are targeting the AR to outlaw it, funny thing is I bet more people are killed in the U.S. by drive bys of illegally owned AKs, Minis like Mac 10’s and what not than they are ARs after all ARs aren’t the choice of illegal street gangs, no ARs are the choice of law abiding citizens who stand up for the 2A.
If you haven’t seen how well this has been responded to on thedailysheeple you should, this a total load, fake news my ass, I suppose the NYPD, FBI investigating Weiners laptop with all those incriminating emails was fake as well? Give me a break!
So they killed two birds with one stone, discredit Pizzagate as a some conspiracy nut theory and once again use the AR as a reason why we need to ban it, bravo you libtards!
Everything is Fake: 😮 It’s All A Lie!!!
Yes we need to close down sites that promote war using fake news like WMD in Iraq and fake poll reports that had Clinton winning the election.
But wait a minuite these are main stream sites so the need not talk about us when it comes to fake news
This goes to show you just how f–ked up, and naive people are
and how social media can manipulate things.
Well what do you expected from a society that is so medicated all the time for something.
OH ! OH !!!!
ISIS has stolen 6 C-130s and is going to do a Airborne Assault somewhere during the holidays. ( SACASSIUM )
I can see the gopro camera on that one a bunch of BEARDED BLACK CLAD RAGHEADS with SANTA CLAUS HATS on over U.S. Airspace hooked up and waiting for the GREEN LIGHT LOL LOL LOL.
NOW !!!! Let’s go live in one of the C-130s
GOD HELP US !!!!!!
The mentality of people now all I can say is too much medication.
BEAM ME UP SCOTTY THERE IS NO INTELLIGENT LIFE HERE, and WARM UP THE WARP ENGINES TO GET US OUT OF HERE QUICK !!!!
RED ALERT NO DRILL ………….
This attack has all the markings of a ham-handed false flag by the fascist left.
We will go to samizdat-style publishing if we have to as libertarians and true conservatives.
Fake news? As in Brian Williams? As in Dan “I found a memo” Rather? As if NY Slimes fiction writer Jayson Blair? Fake Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, flogged by the leftist media? As in ““Our job is to give people not what they want, but what we decide they ought to have” (former CBS News president Richard Salant, cited from You Don’t Say, by Fred Gielow, Freedom Books, 1999). As in journalist Lincoln Steffens “I have seen the future (in Stalin’s USSR) and it works,” or perhaps Pulitzer winner Walter “I don’t see no stinkin’ starving kulaks in Stalin’s Ukraine” Duranty?
Sorry, fascist left. We all know your Antonio Gramsci/Frankfurt School gambit was to take over the media and the education system. People who are into fair and just thinking, as well as freedom, ain’t buying it.
F.Y.I., Edgar Maddison Welch appears to be an ACTOR. This seems to be a staged event…
Duplicate. Got moderated.
F.Y.I., Edgar Maddison Welch appears to be an ACTOR. This seems to be a staged event…
You see when you discount history you constrain any future and condemn yourself to repeat all nefarious deeds of history. The slavers of Wall Street rejoice. The Neocons lick their lips while the Church flips. I am witnessing slaves refitting their chains willingly and I cannot believe it. This is a pivotal battle that has been foretold many times. It is time again to chose freedom or slavery. This is the last opportunity you will have to freely make that choice. So burn that flag, tear down that statue, ban those books, control all information. Fear returns as terror makes ready. There will be no point in shoving your neighbor as you are herded through the abattoir gates. Too late to stampede then. Accept your fate like a Bundy cow or you can gore the Matador and jump the fence into the stands. At least die with adrenaline in your blood. The Houses of Windsor, Rothschild, Rockefeller, Gates and Soros demand it. Remember them when rage clouds your mind. They foment this while pointing at the Rus who are Viking in their blood. The circle will be full for if we cannot, they will. Choose your foe wisely. Let knowledge and history clear your sights. May luck be your Lady. May your aim be true for the tears of freedom lost always nourish a withered tree of Liberty. This is a fight to determine whom the dealer of justice will be. In a Courtroom not a Boardroom. So you remember.
This was a planted trap for those goofy enough to believe it.
Now the trap is sprung.
There’s a gay dude that lives down the street that claims he can shoot ping pong balls out of his ass like a cannon … though I cannot verify and have no desire to verify … a local contractor says he witnessed it while working on their house IDK… could be fake news
Addendum: And here is the gambit with the false flag in the story above: If it works with the leftist sheeple, well and good. If it doesn’t you just revert to the old Clinton 3 step shuffle of Deny, Delay, then Divert (attention). Or just call the whole thing, when exposed, yet another conspiracy.
The leftist media is GREAT burying all their failures. Think Brian Williams now with his new jobs as breaking news anchor for MSNBC. A couple months down the road, as with the Clinton schtict, they just call it “old news.” Or as in the 1990s, remember the leftist mantra “Ethics don’t matter” gambit when Slick was outed? I sure do. (That was also the time when the other leftist talking point was “It’s only sex” re. Monica. Too bad those same fascist leftists couldn’t apply that to Trump and his (admittedly disgusting) “locker room talk.” Of course, the real issue was ***perjury by the highest lawgiver in the land*** (which should send us common serfs to jail!), but whatever….
The fascist left media has self-inflicted a mortal wound on their credibility. However, they will writhe, curse, rail, complain, lie, obfuscate and more for the next x number of months and years. But they WILL not recover. Yes, the leftist sheep will still flock to them – a certain percent will still tune in nightly to get their daily Der Sturmer Goebbelian disinformation – but they were already on their way out, and this was the final asteroid hitting to wipe out these dinosaurs.
Who did not see this coming in the collapsing fascist Police State hell on earth of psychopath controlled America???? I say GOOD, shut down as many websites as you psychopaths want, shut down the whole Internet, the world will be a much safer, more beautiful, and more joyful place. The day an EMP attack, strong CME from the sun, or hack takes down the Internet for GOOD, that will be a day REAL HUMAN BEINGS should celebrate for the rest of their lives. The end of the disgusting evil vile demon “beast” of the Internet will truly be a day for REAL HUMANS to celebrate like no other.
What’s wrong with this guy. He goes looking for kids a 3:00p.m. Idiot!! The bell rings at three, it takes fifteen minutes to get to the ping pong pizzeria, go in the back room, and get the kids pants off. Boy, some people are so stupid, it makes me sick!!
I heard there are tunnels below the streets connecting various pizzerias, where they would move the youthful ping pong balls back and forth, for fun and games for their suspect pedophile buyers.
The “shooter” is an actor; Edgar Maddison Welch is known for his work on Mute (2011), The Mill (2008) and The Bleeding (2009). I thought he looked familiar.