Defeated presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has come out swinging in the fake news war.
From The Washington Post, the centerpiece of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird, the effort to turn corporate media into a “Mighty Wurlitzer” of national security state propaganda:
Hillary Clinton challenged Congress on Thursday to combat fake and misleading news on social media, using a post-election appearance to tackle an issue that gripped her presidential campaign and culminated with a shooting incident Sunday in Northwest Washington.
Without directly citing the shooting at Comet Ping Pong by a man who believed a false online conspiracy related to her campaign, Clinton said the “epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media” presented a danger to both the nation’s politics and the safety of its citizens.
“It’s now clear that so-called fake news can have real-world consequences. This isn’t about politics or partisanship. Lives are at risk, lives of ordinary people just trying to go about their days, to do their jobs, contribute to their communities,” Clinton said during an address that was otherwise meant as a tribute to retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.).
We know by now “fake news,” with a few notable exceptions—like The Onion and scams by Macedonian opportunists—is in fact alternative news that challenges and often refutes and debunks the lies and half-truths of the establishment media.
Clinton is spewing more propaganda. She said the debate is not about politics. It most certainly is. Clinton and the establishment are exploiting baseless allegations made by an anonymous website in an effort to minimize and ultimately destroy the political influence of those of us opposed to the establishment, its endless wars, its massive corruption and thievery, and its disastrous manipulation of the economy and monetary policy.
Clinton argues truth news puts lives at risk. She does not elaborate but it can be assumed she is talking about the armed individual who went into a pizza parlor said to be part of an alleged pedo and human trafficking ring.
Hypocrisy is epidemic these days. The fake news put out by the State Department and the corporate media about Libya and Syria has so far cost thousands of lives, 30,000 in Libya alone.