Category Archives: Media

Biden’s Troubles Aren’t Bernie’s Fault, or a Media Mirage, by Matt Taibbi

The media is the indulgent parent to Joe Biden’s child who always has an excuse for little Joey’s failures. From Matt Taibbi at taibbi.substack.com:

Another week, another round of editorials trying to explain away reality

A recent column by Colbert King in the Washington Post read as follows:

A president and Congress seen united and fighting for people will be a team that gets rewarded at the polls. Accomplishing that calls for less selfish and self-serving political behavior — from Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — and more care toward making life better for Americans.

Entitled, “Where Will Democratic Infighting Lead? History’s Answer is Clear,” King’s piece essentially blames Bernie Sanders for the recent Supreme Court thinking on abortion. Intramural debate, which he calls “infighting,” lead in his mind to poor electoral results for mainstream Democrats, who for all their other faults are consistent on the abortion issue and therefore deserve the frictionless political existence Sanders denied them.

King’s piece is penned as a warning, that not only Republican opposition “inspired by Trump” but “left-wing complaints of ‘corporate Democrats’ beholden to corrupt businesses, Big Pharma and the ultra-wealthy” have left Joe Biden with “slumping poll numbers.” As a result, he says, “Joe Biden is on the path to a one-term presidency.”

On the same day, in the same paper, Dana Milbank wrote an editorial, apparently not intended as satire, entitled, “The media treats Biden as badly as — or worse than — Trump. Here’s proof.” After listing headlines like “Does the WH owe Larry Summers an apology?” and “No BIF bump for Biden” as anecdotal evidence of this savagery, Milbank turned to the hard “proof”: data from a company called “FiscalNote.” The firm did a “sentiment analysis” of 200,000 articles and apparently found that “Biden’s press for the past four months has been as bad as — and for a time worse than — the coverage Trump received for the same four months of 2020.”

I struggle to conceive of the brain that would believe such a thing to be true, but that’s a separate matter. Milbank believed it, and concluded, “My colleagues in the media are serving as accessories to the murder of democracy.”

Continue reading→

COVID: “Hey, look at the mess I can make.” The Jab: “Hold my beer.” By John Wilder

They’re coming up with all sorts of explanations why the increase in heart disease and heart attacks couldn’t be the vaccines fault. From Jon Wilder at wilderwealthwise.com:

“Either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan.” – They Live

So, if I take it I can still catch the ‘Rona and I can still spread the ‘Rona, but the unjabbed are the problem?

The endgame of the ‘Rona may be near.

“Two weeks to stop the spread” has now been going on for 630 days.  “The Jab” got its Emergency Use Authorization about a year ago.  And now, the latest stats I’ve seen show 59% of the people in the country have double-jabbed, and 69% have had at least one dose.

But what are the consequences?  I would give you a conspiracy theory, but let’s face it:  in 2021, conspiracy theories should be called what they really are:  plot spoilers.

Honestly, the impact of the vaxx is not fully known, and probably won’t be for years.  But there have been a stunning series of news stories showing up that tell us that whatever problems are causing the wave of excess deaths, it is certainly, completely, and utterly not the mRNA gene therapy causing it:

(LINK)  Cannabis!  Yes.  That certainly is the only reason that young people who normally never have heart attacks and die are having them.  Whew.  Problem solved.  The American Heart Association would never lie to us, right?

(LINK)  Oh, the heart attacks are being caused by stress because of the ‘Rona.  Well, that’s relieving to know!  This is mainly in that heart-attack-prone age group of 30 to 45.  Oh, and the 300,000?  That’s in the UK.

(LINK)  Don’t forget poor diet.  Also, show a picture of keto food while complaining about sugar.

Continue reading→

Media Stirs Up Omicron Hysteria, Points Finger at Unvaccinated, by Rob Verkerk, Ph.D.

The Covid commissars really don’t want everyone to be vaccinated because they need a scapegoat for vaccine failure. From Rob Verkerk, Ph.D. at theburningplatform.com:

No sooner had the Omicron hysteria hit the headlines, politicians, aided by a compliant global lockstep media, started identifying scapegoats and telling the world’s population to prepare to roll up their sleeves.

Lockstep political decision to roll out leaky “vaccines” occurred around the world immediately following the Omicron announcement.

Topline:

  • Lockstep political decision to roll out leaky “vaccines” occurred around the world immediately following the Omicron announcement.
  • Circumstances with a new, heavily mutated variant, vastly different population immunity and knowledge about “genetic vaccine” effectiveness, nothing like those 12 months ago when first generation COVID injections were rolled out globally.
  • Omicron may be more infective, is likely no more dangerous — but may be more likely to evade injection-induced immunity.
  • There is no conclusive evidence that Omicron originated in Africa — which happens to have the lowest injection rate and case rate of COVID-19.
  • Mass injection of first gen injections, followed by re-worked Omicron-specific jabs, could cause disastrous consequences, including accelerating development of further variants and antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE) of disease.
  • We consider some of the possible political and economic drivers behind the new unscientifically backed policy to up the ante on injections.

No sooner had the Omicron hysteria hit the headlines, politicians, aided by a compliant global lockstep media, started telling the world’s population to prepare to roll up their sleeves.

What’s more, three scapegoats have been identified: the unvaccinated, HIV patients and the least vaccinated continent on the planet: Africa.

One of many similar calls was made in the influential Scientific American magazine by Southampton University public health and vaccine hesitancy researcher, Michael Head Ph.D., not unsurprisingly a Gates Foundation funding recipient.

Continue reading→

Stats trick: How Omicron can transition from ‘mild’ to ‘deadly’, by Jordan Schachtel

Once Omicron becomes the dominant variant of Covid, it will become deadly. From Jordan Schachtel at dossier.substack.com:

Here’s how it’s going to happen.

Before we get to Omicron, there’s two important things related to COVID Mania that are worth highlighting:

  1. If your COVID test comes back positive on a PCR test, you have a well over 99% chance of recovering from the disease that you are being diagnosed with. This has remained the case since the beginning of COVID Mania. It doesn’t matter which “new strain” surfaces, whether it’s Alpha, Beta, Delta, or the next dominant strain, the result has remained consistent.
  1. The average age of a COVID death both in the United States and abroad is about the same as the average lifespan. In previous global plagues, this was not at all the case. The hysteria surrounding COVID Mania is the product of the world’s largest and most widespread case of wholesale statistics fraud, corruption, and deceit.

Recall the early reporting on the Delta strain from earlier this summer. Similar to previous strains, Delta sported an extremely high recovery rate, significantly higher than the original strain “detected” in Wuhan. Here’s the data straight from the U.K. government:

Continue reading→

What’s Really Going on Here? By Karen Kwiatkowski

As the Covid-19 and vaccine stories fall apart, those who wanted to use those stories to expand their own powers are panicking. From Karen kwiatkowski at lewrockwell.com:

The long rise of Anthony Fauci – the J. Edgar Hoover of federal health policy, as RFK, Jr puts it – is a sign of our times.

Fauci, to paraphrase “Yellowstone’s” Beth Dutton, has half the people and all the government.  Beth’s advice was for a woman to recognize her own worth and put her boyfriend in his place; Fauci’s situation today is far more perilous.  Fauci also has half the charm of J. Edgar, and twice the totalitarian instinct.  He’ll end up on the wrong end of a pike somewhere, perhaps courtesy of PETA activists. Or we might hear about a Jimmy Hoffa-style disappearance, as the powers-that-be increasingly find him to be a liability to the great reset.

Not long ago, Fauci had more than half the people.  My own Fauci-admiring, clot-shot advocating, your-liberty-is-killing-Grandma brother is even starting to question the Faucian narrative.  When I asked him when he was getting his booster, pointing out his waning immunity from his spring vaccination regime, he shrugged and parried.

So what is happening?

Many Americans haven’t been paying much attention to their own country’s trendlines, thanks to Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith and ingrained fantasies of modern America as a cleaned up and less violent  1850s America.  In fact, America today is far more violent, and far dirtier, in body and soul, than she was in 1850.  Empire requires government, and government requires lies, and wars, and lies about wars, and the USG has gotten pretty good at it.

I suspect that if the critical race crowd and the white privilege folks and the rabid environmentalists actually understood how empire works, domestically and globally, they might add some real value to the antiwar, free speech, and sound money campaigns.  The fact that they do not weigh in on any of these topics in any organized or informed way tells me they are tools of a much larger effort.  Whose soldiers are they?

Continue reading

Is YouTube Now Presuming to be in Charge of Science? By Jeffrey A. Tucker

Google and its YouTube subsidiary essentially dictate what millions of people perceive to be the truth. From Jeffrey A. Tucker at brownstown.org:

Courts around the country are striking down vaccine mandates and even Covid restrictions in general. Protests against both have erupted the world over. There is a trend in which major names and faces that imposed lockdowns on the country are resigning from their positions and otherwise dropping out of politics. The Biden administration in general has sunk in the polls. The resistance to the entire regime of command and control that seized the world in March 2020 is growing by the day. .

But none of this seems to matter to the dominant Internal portals of Google and YouTube, which Google owns. They occupy the number one and number two spots for global traffic and reach. That’s some serious power over what the majority of people read, see, hear, and believe. It’s true that critically thinking people have already shifted to DuckDuckGo, Rumble, and many other platforms, and their market share is growing, to be sure. But nothing can compare to the 75% market share of YouTube, or the 86% share of search controlled by Google.

Often individual users can develop a distorted sense of that whole based on their own browsing habits. You like Brownstone.org, for example, and you get great information from this site. It is easy to forget that its 4 million users seem nearly invisible compared with the traffic enjoyed by the larger sites. Being on the admin side, it is much easier to observe how a myth spread, for example, by CNN can reach tens of millions of people whereas its refutation on a small site might only reach a few thousand. The myth stands.

Continue reading→

Obituary for Russiagate, by Patrick Lawrence

Russiagate is dying its slow death, but its culture of lies and power as god lives on. From Patrick Lawrence at consortiumnews.com:

The fraudulent fable has died, but its consequences live on.

 TV coverage of 2016 U.S. election results. (U.S. embassy, Kyiv)

Russiagate, that fraudulent fable wherein Russian President Vladimir Putin personally subverted American democracy, Russian intelligence pilfered the Democratic Party’s email, and Donald Trump acted at the Kremlin’s behest, is at last dead.

No, nothing sudden. It has been a slow, painful death of the sort this destructive beast richly deserved. But its demise is now definitive — in the courts and on paper. We await the better historians to see this properly into the record.

Three key operatives in the construction of the Russiagate edifice are indicted for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about aspects of the Russiagate tale.  The Steele dossier, the document on which much of the case against former President Trump rested, is now exposed as a Nixonesque “dirty trick” authorized and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign.

Some mainstream newspapers — certainly not all — are busy in their archives, editing out the worst of the falsehoods they reported in 2016 and 2017 as unassailable fact.

This is a wholesale collapse now.

There are, as one would expect, those who seem determined to hold out no matter what the factual evidence. These go well beyond MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, whose record I will let speak for itself.

I am thinking of people such as David Corn, the Mother Jones correspondent in Washington, and David Frum, a staff writer at The Atlantic. Both invested big time into the Russiagate junk, and both published books filled with the ridiculous, evidence-free piffle of which it was made.

Continue reading→

Why is Trump given a hall pass on killer injections? By Leo Hohmann

Good question, as the article makes clear. From Leo Hohmann at leohohmann.com:

The “vaccines” now being forced on the global population are shaping up to be perhaps the most successful eugenics program in human history, and the scam of the century is that these shots are being sold as a treatment that will keep you healthy, wink, wink.

Even the CDC has admitted the injections have failed to prevent people from getting the very virus it purports to “protect” us from. Nor have they stopped people from being hospitalized and they certainly haven’t stopped the spread. Many of the unjabbed are no doubt catching the virus from their jabbed friends.

The death tally attributed to Covid in 2021 has already exceeded that of 2020 when there was no miracle “vaccine” available. And if we look at the most vaccinated countries in the world, Israel, Gibraltar, Denmark and Singapore, they’ve all been experiencing a surge in deaths attributed to Covid, while the least-vaccinated nations, such as India and nations in central and northern Africa, have the lowest rates of infection and death.

Continue reading→

How the Corporate Media Launched a Disinformation Campaign to Protect Fauci, by Leighton Woodhouse

They’re all part of the same hypocrisy: Fauci, the media, the government, and of course Pfizer and Moderna. From Leighton Woodhouse at outsidevoices.substack.com:

As public anger grew over gruesome and medically useless dog experiments funded by Fauci’s agencies and budgets, his media allies came to the rescue with a pack of lies.

Anthony Fauci (R), Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Chief Medical Advisor to the President, speaks alongside U.S. President Joe Biden as he delivers remarks on the Omicron COVID-19 variant following a meeting of the COVID-19 response team at the White House on November 29, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

NOTE FROM GLENN GREENWALD: Earlier this month, I reported that The Washington Post was preparing a hit piece on a group that it had long praised: the White Coat Waste Project, devoted to the singular mission of building an ideologically diverse coalition to oppose wasteful and morally reprehensible taxpayer-funded experiments on dogs and other animals. As I noted there, The Post — after years of heaping praise on this group as a rare Washington success story in uniting left and right around a common noble cause — was now working to create the exact opposite narrative: namely, that the group was driven by some sort of clandestine MAGA or pro-Trump agenda, which meant its work should be regarded as unreliable and that it is denouncing animal experimentations not out of a sincere devotion to the cause but only to undermine the sacred-to-liberals Dr. Anthony Fauci, whose agencies and budgets fund these experiments (that White Coat has been working against government experimentations on dogs for many years, long before Fauci became a political lightning rod, was no impediment to the Post‘s smear job, because, as is so often the case these days, its mission was political and not journalistic).

As predicted, The Post, on November 19, published their attack on White Coat. Its pro-Fauci mission could not have been more obvious, beginning with the headline: “Fauci swamped by angry calls over beagle experiments after campaign that included misleading image: Little known animal-rights group leverages hostility among conservatives toward U.S. covid chief.” The article also noted that I had weeks earlier revealed what they were up to, blaming our reporting here for fueling further criticisms of Dr. Fauci, as if doing that — exposing the bad acts of a powerful political official like Fauci — is something a journalist should avoid doing.

The Washington Post, “Fauci swamped by angry calls over beagle experiments after campaign that included misleading image: Little known animal-rights group leverages hostility among conservatives toward U.S. covid chief,” Nov. 19, 2021

That Post article, along with similar ones from corporate outlets that emerged, sought to depict White Coat and the conservative and independent media outlets covering this story as engaged in a “misinformation” campaign. But as noted in the below Outside Voices article we are publishing today by Leighton Woodhouse — who has been covering this story from the start — it is The Post and Fauci’s defenders who are disseminating blatant disinformation, with the barely concealed motive of protecting Fauci at all costs, even if it means burying this vital story about the ethically horrendous acts of the government in the name of science.

As is true with all of the Outside Voices freelance articles that we publish here, we edit and fact-check the articles to ensure factual accuracy, but our publication of it does not necessarily mean we agree with all or even any of the views expressed by the journalist, who is guaranteed editorial freedom here. Following Woodhouse’s article below, you can watch the video player to see the segment I did last night on Fox News with Tucker Carlson regarding this article and the corporate media’s dishonest attempts to protect Fauci, as illustrated by The Post‘s dishonest hit piece.


By Leighton Woodhouse

By now you’ve surely heard about Anthony Fauci and his laboratory beagles, but in case you haven’t, it goes like this: For forty years, Fauci, as the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has funded gruesome experiments on animals. Beagles in particular are one of the favored species for these experiments, because of their docile and people-pleasing nature, which makes for less hassle for the humans who subject them to pain and suffering. In one of these NIAID-funded experiments, in Tunisia, sedated beagles’ heads were put into mesh bags with swarms of starved sand flies, who fed on the live dogs.

Continue reading→

Biden’s “Big O”, by Simon Black

The more “stimulus” that gets dumped into the economy, the less it stimulates. From Simon Black at sovereignman.com:

In 1894, a retired university professor named Paul Bachman was living out his golden years in Weimar, Germany.

Recently divorced, Bachman filled his days writing books, including what would become a five volume series… about analytical number theory.

It wasn’t exactly a James Bond novel; number theorists study things like prime numbers, infinity, and the fundamental properties of arithmetic.

Here’s a simple number theory example to give you a basic idea: prove that the sum of the first n integers (i.e. 1+2+3+4 . . . + n) is equal to (n2 + n)/2.

Number theory is full of seemingly elementary concepts which can turn out to be incredibly vexing… and much more complex than they initially appear. And the field has been applied widely in modern technology.

Bachman’s 1894 book (which had a spectacularly long German name) introduced an important concept in analytical number theory, something that eventually became known as “Big O notation”.

In simple terms, Bachman’s “Big O” is used to describe certain functions whose output is limited, even when the inputs grow to infinity.

Big O is an important concept in computer science. Coders classify the efficiency of their algorithms using Big O notation.

Google, for example, pays very close attention to the Big O efficiency of their search algorithms; a more efficient algorithm means faster search results and less computing power.

And there are a range of other applications as well.

Anyone who has studied math and physics knows scientists’ predilection for using Greek letters. Pi in geometry, sigma as a summation operator, etc.

In 1976, a Stanford professor named Donald Knuth published a work giving Big O notation its own Greek letter.

And you can probably guess which one– omicron.

This is a bit ironic given that the World Health Organization recently dubbed the newest variant of Covid-1984 as omicron.

It’s like it’s March 2020 all over again; public health officials are already locking down their borders and restricting travel, and the media is swooning over every new omicron case around the world.

Continue reading→