We even define "FAKE News" differently!
When I think of deliberately FALSE, MISLEADING and utterly "FAKE News," I think of Brian Williams’ whoppers about his heroism "under fire" in the Mideast, or Hillary Clinton's "Bosnian adventures," or Walter Duranty of the NY Times in the 1930s, writing about Stalin’s Soviet “Worker’s paradise,” from his Brooklyn home, a la Jayson Blair, doing essentially the same (writing reports “from Texas” in his New York domicile, OR the constant editorializing that goes on in virtually every "news" story put out by the NY Times, the Washington Post (WaPo), even the junior varsity NY Daily News, even the assault on a Coptic Christian film maker named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, whose short trailer (the full film "The Innocence of Muslims" was NEVER MADE) was scapegoated by this administration and a complicit FAKE News media (ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, FNC, the NY Times, WaPo, etc.). The Nakoula video shown here on sites like YouTube is deliberately mistitled. The full movie INNOCENCE OF MUSLIMS,NEVER existed, only this Trailer does (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Be77r4K94). The existing footage is a 13 minute "trailer" for a movie that was never made, and despite the American Left blaming all kinds of Islamic violence on it, the footage was neither known, nor viewed in Islamic countries before Benghazi.
Nakoula, whose work was wrongly blamed for touching off the Benghazi attack, today lives in obscurity and poverty, in a homeless shelter run by First Southern Baptist Church in Buena Park, Calif. He’s served time in prison, been shamed publicly by the White House and threatened with death.
Although Obama and Clinton were later forced to acknowledge that the attack was an organized assault by Al Qaeda-linked terrorists, Nakoula was soon charged with eight counts of probation violation, jailed without bail and deemed a “danger to the community.”
Nakoula had previously been convicted of charges relating to bank and credit fraud, and federal prosecutors found his use of the Internet to post the video violated his terms of probation.
Nakoula, who is in his late fifties and has been in the U.S since 1984, declined to elaborate on his post-jail experiences, but said he plans to write a book about his ordeal.
ALL of those are examples of officially sanctioned, deliberately FALSE and MISLEADING "fake news," by outlets that have specialized in filtering the facts about actual events, lying about statistics (ie. violent crime stats) that DON'T say what they claim, even staging fake news events.
So, I was shocked (I KNOW, I shouldn't be) that what our Leftist political-media class is calling "fake news" are reports on massive voter irregularities (much of it goes beyond actual individual "voter fraud") in places like MI (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2016/12/revealed-michigan-recount-uncovers-massive-voter-fraud-detroit-precincts/) and WI (http://www.theblaze.com/news/2016/12/06/millions-of-wasted-dollars-later-trump-gains-votes-during-recount-in-wisconsin/), which is probably why PA quickly shut down its recount before it got started, or the "Pizzagate" stories (http://www.npr.org/2016/12/08/504881478/lives-are-at-risk-clinton-warns-over-fake-news-pizzagate).
Interestingly enough, contrary to many reports the Pizzagate story DID NOT come from WikiLeaks, it came right off of Anthony Weiner's laptop, the content of which is STILL being investigated.
To fight for stricter content regulation on the internet, the networks have brought out their BIG guns, most notably, a faked news comic (our major media’s “The Onion” ripoff), turned late night TV host (Stephen Colbert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfXWXNItF_Y).
Apparently, our “officially” fake news major media want us to believe that the Pizzagate allegations are so absurd on their face that they have to be false. As in, who ever heard of a pizza parlor being used as a front for high profile pedophiles linked to high-level government positions?
EXCEPT that the SAME fake media DID report on exactly THAT type of absurd allegation (a Savings & Loan CEO running a child-staffed brothel for high-level politicians, etc.) back in 1989, when Tom Brokaw reported on the infamous “Franklin Scandal” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTitnDgw3Gc) or was THAT “fake news” too?
Nebraska State Senator, John DeCamp’s 2011 book The Franklin Cover-Up (https://www.amazon.com/Franklin-Cover-up-Satanism-Murder-Nebraska/dp/0963215809/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481288540&sr=8-1&keywords=The+Franklin+Coverup) is, by all accounts, an even more bizarre tale than "Pizzagate" seems to be. The Franklin Scandal revolved around a Nebraska Savings and Loan run by Lawrence King, who allegedly, according to reports DeCamp complied from alleged victims, provided child-escorts/prostitutes from Boys and Girls Town to high ranking government officials for pedophile parties and Satanic rituals. How weird does that sound?! An English film did an excellent documentary on this that was supposed to have aired on Discovery Channel, but never made to airing. It’s here (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtstlx96s8M&t=14s)
Certainly the Franklin scandal was a LOT weirder and wilder than "Pizzagate"...at least, so far. (See DeCamp’s interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J9sHdYOc-Nk)
BUT "Pizzagate" is being fronted for an assault on reports and opinions that our Leftist major media and their political allies don’t much like. Hillary Clinton has breathlessly claimed, “Lives are at stake” over the "false allegations" of Pizzagate (http://www.npr.org/2016/12/08/504881478/lives-are-at-risk-clinton-warns-over-fake-news-pizzagate) AND the owner of Comet Pizza (the establishment alleged to be the center of all this, James Alefantis has given interviews that seem mostly policy suggestions, citing the Pizzagate allegations as a reason why “fake news must be shut down.” He also wants laws past that would allow anyone who reposts his public Instagram posts to be prosecuted. A brief note to James Alefantis;
[“OK stupid, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram posts are the electronic equivalent of billboards, or more like handmade signs posted along PUBLIC highway. People posting these things in a public space have no “expectation of privacy” related to those posts. They CAN legally be reposted, just as anyone can ripoff your cleverly worded road sign because it’s public domain.”]
Alefantis has called his attackers, “conspiracy theorist, white nationalists, made up largely of racist, homophobic individuals who loosely tie together theories without trying to get at the truth.” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U65uNJG3jhY)
OK, so maybe "Pizzagate" would sound too bizarre to be seriously considered, IF it were a "one off," that is a single, solitary charge, but given that it's but one more among a slew of such allegations, like the Franklin scandal, the Westminster and Belgian scandals, it's hardly a shocking set of allegations.
In 2013, the Home Office stated that all relevant information had been passed to the police, and that Dickens' dossier had not been retained. It was later disclosed that 114 documents concerning child abuse allegations were missing. In July 2014, the Labour Party called for a new inquiry into the way that the allegations had been handled, and Prime Minister David Cameron ordered the permanent secretary of the Home Office, Mark Sedwill, to investigate the circumstances of the lost dossier.
On July 7th, 2014, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, announced a review into the handling of historic child abuse allegations, to be led by Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, and the establishment of a public panel inquiry into the duty of care taken in the protection of children from paedophiles by British public institutions, led by an independent panel of experts and chaired by Baroness Butler-Sloss. Butler-Sloss later stood down as chair of the inquiry. On September 5th, 2014, it was announced that it would instead be chaired by Fiona Woolf but on October 31st, 2014 she, too, resigned from the role. On February 4th, 2015 it was announced that the inquiry would be chaired by Justice Lowell Goddard, a New Zealand High Court judge. The existing panel would be disbanded, and the inquiry would be given new powers. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_paedophile_dossier)
Australia’s 60 Minutes ran a report on this in July of 2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICoGD--_UsA)
Even more recently England has been rocked by a pedophile ring comprised of Muslim immigrants in Rotherham. Authorities there claim it was “swept under the rug” out of fear by the investigators of being labeled “racists,” when in fact, the actual reason why it was covered up was that British authorities did not want this kind of publicity to bolster the already growing BREXIT support...too little, too late from that standpoint. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rotherham-child-abuse-scandal-paedophile-4113152)
AND finally, isn’t it odd that the criminal enterprises of former Bear Sterns financier and convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and his "Lolita Express" are mainstream knowledge, yet the public remains largely oblivious of the widely published, sordid details.
Bill Clinton’s name shows up on flight logs from Epstein's private jet at least 26 times; the same jet he used to procure child victims as young as 12 to entertain celebrities and billionaires on his 72 acre island called "Little Saint James".
The fact that Donald Trump was also close friends with Epstein should raise some eyebrows. It’s interesting, perhaps VERY interesting that our mainstream media attacked Trump on every conceivable issue EXCEPT for pursuing any kind of Trump/Epstein angle.
Where is the vast federal investigation into the people who frequented Epstein's wretched parties?
There is none, and Epstein, though convicted of molesting a 14 year old girl and selling her into prostitution, was only slapped on the wrist with a 13 month sentence.
Accusations of pedophilia seem to follow the globalists and elitist politicians wherever they go. Westminster, Brussels (http://triblive.com/opinion/featuredcommentary/3713210-74/demmink-netherlands-justice#axzz2SnqCDPDz), the Franklin Cover-Up, and now, depending on what comes of the Weiner laptop investigation, perhaps “Pizzagate.”
Here’s the real problem with the official purveyors of FAKE News’ attack on non-sanctioned “fake news,” in cases like “Pizzagate,” there’s no indication that it’s fake...or not. We simply DO NOT have enough information, unlike, say the absolute FAKE news story about Mr. Nakoula’s 12 minute Trailer for a non-existent film being responsible for the Benghazi attacks. We KNOW that that is “FAKE News,” we just don’t know enough about James Alefantis, Comet Pizza and “Pizzagate.”