Life and death in the fake news business

Life and death in the fake news business
You’re a mainstream reporter striving to stay afloat. The word has drifted down from the top that this is the season for inflicting wounds on Donald Trump, no matter what, no matter what happened or didn’t happen on a rumpled bed in a hotel room in Moscow, no matter what Putin did or didn’t do to influence the election, no matter who leaked the DNC emails to WikiLeaks, no matter what Michael Flynn said or didn’t say to a Russian on the phone, no matter who or what James Comey is fronting for; every real or possible or non-existent detail needs to be blown up into a gigantic scandal of the moment, this president has to go, and your assignment is to keep cutting him, it’s beyond the point where anybody in your business cares who he is and what he’s done and what he’s doing, so pump up the hysteria, shove in the blade wherever you can, THIS is how your success will be measured, you want a light to shine on you, so attack, attack without let-up, don’t think, don’t think about what’s going on here, the important thing is:
The news business is: careers.
Having a career is life. Losing it is death.
Your career is on the line.
It doesn’t matter what you’ve done over the years, what you’ve written, what you’ve said, this is the big one.
You can’t lose your career.

This post was published at Jon Rappoport on June 25, 2017.

All Of This Is Being Recorded: ‘Where We Shop, Where We Work, When We Commute… A Camera Always Filming’

Most people have been aware of Edward Snowden’s case that made world headlines when he made public the actions taken by the U. S. government and the alphabet agencies to spy on the average American citizen. The camp is divided, with many labeling Snowden as a traitor while others call him a hero for releasing the information. The division sees those against him as ‘procedural’ adherents who believe in keeping to the contract regardless of the harm the corporation is doing. Those who are behind his efforts see that he compromised his entire life with great risk to himself to expose something that is unconstitutional and therefore illegal, regardless of how our government masques it under the ‘color of law.’
Since then we have had the Wikileaks avalanche of released information. Julian Assange is wanted by the U. S. government for the same reason that Snowden is wanted: for exposing information damning to an authoritarian regime/empire. Now we are seeing a continuance of those releases, as an independent contractor by the name of Montgomery has informed all parties involved of a trove of information that may prove larger than Snowden’s.
It runs deep: the intrusion has been fostered even longer than the last eight years under Obama. Conservative Tribune released an article on this week entitled Supreme Court Set to Rule on Massive Cell Phone Privacy Case, and here is an excerpt of that article:
‘On Monday [6/5/17], the Supreme Court announced it will be taking up a case on the issue of cell phone location data, Politico reported. At stake is whether or not police and other law enforcement agencies will be required to obtain a warrant showing probable cause before they retrieve cell phone location data off a person’s phone from a phone company.’

This post was published at shtfplan on June 9th, 2017.

JULIAN ASSANGE ASKS THAT NSA LEAKER WINNER BE ‘SUPPORTED’

Alleged NSA whistleblower Reality Leigh Winner must be supported. She is a young women accused of courage in trying to help us know. pic.twitter.com/B4aIdt7qz6
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) June 6, 2017

In a move that’s going to tick off the government and it’s ardent supporters, Julian Assange has come out in support of the NSA leaker, and he’s asking others to support her as well. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is calling for the woman who allegedly leaked top secret NSA documents to The Intercept to be ‘supported’ and the reporter who gave her information to US officials to be ‘named and shamed.’
The FBI arrested Reality Leigh Winner, 25, at her home in Georgia on Saturday, and charged her with ‘removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet,’ according to a statement from the US Department of Justice. Because of her arrest, Assange took to Twitter to offer his support.
On Tuesday, Assange encouraged the public to support Winner who, he says, is a ‘young woman accused of courage in trying to help us know.’

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 7, 2017.

WikiLeaks Offers $10,000 To Get Intercept Reporter Behind NSA Story Terminated

Once upon a time Wikileaks was the go to service for any aspiring leakers. Also, once upon a time Wikileaks was on (somewhat) friendly terms with the Intercept, a website which reportedly focuses on government security in the name of protecting the public interest. All that ended overnight, when in the ongoing drama over anti-Trump NSA contractor Reality Winner, who leaked a top secret document allegedly “exposing” attempted GRU interference in the US election not to Wikileaks but to the Intercept, Julian Assange’s organization offered a $10,000 reward aimed at getting the reporter behind The Intercept’s story fired, after it was revealed that the source behind the story has been arrested.
As reported last night, the DOJ announced that it had arrested Reality Leigh Winner, a 25-year-old government contractor (who was very clearly not a Donald Trump fan) for leaking the classified documents to the Intercept. Investigators were able to find Winner in part, according to a government court filings, because of clues gained when an Intercept reporter showed the leaked report to the government.
WikiLeaks tweeted late Monday night it would pay a $10,000 bounty “for information leading to the public exposure & termination of [the] ‘reporter’ who asked a government agency to verify a leaked report without removing possibly incriminating evidence about its leaker.
WikiLeaks issues a US$10,000 reward for information leading to the public exposure & termination of this 'reporter': — WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) June 6, 2017

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 6, 2017.

MAN DETAILS HIS CASE FOR DRONING JULIAN ASSANGE: WHY HE’S WRONG

The Trump administration thinks that ‘talking tough’ is going to somehow squash Julian Assange and keep him from leaking more government secrets. In fact, they haven’t laid out a case for dealing with the Wikileaks founder, but some writers now want to follow in Barack Obama’s footsteps, and drone him – without trial – with the sole goal of keeping him quiet.
We could start with the massive human rights and constitutional violations in that oh-so-simple-plan. But it seems too obvious. Whether one likes what Assange releases or not, shouldn’t make a difference. The truth is still the truth and it doesn’t change simply because you drone its messenger.
Directly on the heels of the news of Chelsea Manning recently being released from prison, truth-haters have now set their sights on Julian Assange. It seems that political and government apologists are now all too eager to drone the man responsible for publishing the truth for the American public. Oddly enough, it’s not the government (right now), but knuckledraggers who insist on death because they don’t like the truth that are the problem. It appears that once Americans put on their red or blue goggles, they decide which truths they want to be released and which truths should be punishable by drone death.

This post was published at The Daily Sheeple on JUNE 6, 2017.

Michael Moore Launches “TrumpiLeaks”; Encourages White House Leaks As “Patriotic Duty”

After months of complaining about WikiLeaks and it’s impact on the 2016 election, Michael Moore has just launched ‘TrumpiLeaks‘, a place where disgruntled Hillary snowflakes still occupying positions of power in Washington D. C. can anonymously submit damaging Trump-related leaks.
Moore published a letter to the Huffington Post to announce the website’s launch and call on potential leakers to do their “patriotic duty.”
I need one of you to help me. It might get dangerous. It may get us in trouble. But we’re running out of time. We must act. It’s our patriotic duty.
From the time you opened this letter to the time you get to the bottom of it, there’s a decent chance that our president will have violated the constitution, obstructed justice, lied to the American people, encouraged or supported acts of violence, or committed some horrible mistake that would’ve ended any other politician’s career (or sent you or I to jail). And just like all the times he’s done so in the past, he will get away with it.

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Jun 6, 2017.