Daily Mail wirft UK Regierung falsche Berichterstattung vor


21-11-20 09:40:00, Im Jahr 2020 wird mit Zahlen Politik gemacht. Und auch mit Vorhersagen. Mathematiker und Virologen bestimmen, was wir dürfen und was nicht. Wir sind einer täglichen Kakophonie von Zahlen ausgesetzt, denn zumindest in Europa beginnen Nachrichten damit, dass Zahlen genannt werden. Die Mainstream Medien verabsäumen aber, diese Zahlen zu hinterfragen, was eine der wichtigsten Aufgaben der Medien wäre.

Der Daily Mail in England tut dies als eines der wenigen Medien. Und fördert Erstaunliches zu Tage. Die erste Frage die gestellt wird lautet:

Wie genau waren die düsteren Vorhersagen der Regierung?

Die kurze Antwort lautet: nicht sehr. In einem im Juli im Auftrag des Leitenden Wissenschaftlichen Beraters Sir Patrick Vallance erstellten Bericht schätzten Wissenschaftler, dass es 119.000 Todesfälle geben könnte, wenn ein zweiter Anstieg mit dem Höhepunkt der Wintergrippe zusammenfiele. Diese Woche lag diese Zahl etwa bei 54.000 – weniger als die Hälfte davon.

Tatsächlich scheint im UK der zweite Höhepunkt überschritten zu sein – in der vergangenen Woche gab es durchschnittlich 22.287 Neuinfektionen pro Tag, gegenüber 24.430 in der Woche zuvor. Ähnlich trifft übrigens auf viele Länder in Europa zu, ohne dass dies in der offiziellen Kommunikation zu hören ist.

Mitte September machte Vallance die erschreckende Behauptung, dass in Großbritannien bis Mitte Oktober täglich 50.000 neue Fälle von Coronaviren auftreten könnten, wenn nicht noch drakonischere Beschränkungen eingeführt würden. Dennoch ist das Land nie an diese Zahl herangekommen.

Ähnliches scheint durchaus auch auf Österreich zuzutreffen und auch auf Deutschland. Die Schweiz kommt ja ohne Lockdown aus und da haben Virologinnen wie Isablla Eckerl die Cassandra Rolle übernommen. Gegen deren Falschinformationen hat sich die NZZ mit einem geharnischten Kommentar zur Wehr gesetzt .

Was ist mit den Prophezeiungen über die Todesfälle?

Das ist die nächste und wohl wichtigste Frage, die Daily Mail stellt. Und stellt fest, dass die Warnungen der Regierung einfach keinen Bezug zur Realität haben.

Während der „Halloween-Horrorshow“-Pressekonferenz, mit der Vallance und der Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty der Regierung Angst einjagten, um sie zu einer zweiten Abriegelung zu bewegen, deutete eine ihrer Folien an, dass die Zahl der täglichen Todesfälle bei Covid-19 bis Dezember 4.000 pro Tag erreichen könnte.

Einige Tage vor dem Beginn von Dezember liegt England immer noch bei weniger als 15 Prozent dieser Zahl. Tatsächlich liegt die aktuelle Sterblichkeitsrate deutlich unter fast jedem modellierten Winterszenario.

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Daily dose 25.10.2019 – Turning tides in the Middle East | KenFM.de


26-10-19 09:26:00,

A comment by Rainer Rupp.

Talk to everybody instead of shooting. To stick strictly to international law and, if necessary, with infinite patience, to seek diplomatic solutions that are acceptable to all concerned. This is what distinguishes Russian diplomacy under the leadership of Sergei Lavrov, the extraordinary Foreign Minister. Together with President Vladimir Putin, they form an unbeatable team. Due to their success, Russia has now won the highest recognition and respect in the crisis region of the Middle East from friends and above all from former opponents. The visit of the Russian President to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates at the beginning of last week (14.10.19) bears witness to this. Both countries are traditional US allies who have so far rejected Russia.

At the same time, the faction of warmongers from the Washington Club of would-be world rulers had to watch this development powerlessly but furiously from the sidelines. In view of the new geopolitical realities and new military technical capacities, whether in the Gulf of Persia or in Syria, the only „diplomatic“ instrument known to the American war hawk, namely threats with bombs and missiles, has largely lost its effect.

Although Russia talks to everyone, it does not pursue an unscrupulous opportunist policy that is always aimed solely at its own advantage.

Moscow, for example, despite its good relations with Israel, has always condemned its air attacks on Syrian territory and called for restraint. Russia has also strongly condemned Saudi Arabia and other Arab Gulf states for their war in Yemen and their threats against Iran. Ultimately, Russian foreign policy is principled and consistently adheres to international law. It remains true to its strategic obligations towards nations with which Russia has historical ties, such as Syria.

Russia’s pragmatic policy of „talking to all“ ensures good relations with a large number of states, although several of these states are either alienated from each other or bitterly hostile. Thus Putin was warmly welcomed by the Sunni potentates in Riyadh and Abu Dhabi. This is despite the fact that Russia is expanding its close alliance with the Saudi „mortal enemy“, Shiite Iran, and despite the fact that Russia is a reliable ally of the Syrian government,

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China Daily investigation: Who is behind Hong Kong protests? | The Vineyard of the Saker


17-08-19 08:32:00,

It’s not hard to imagine the United States’ reaction if Chinese diplomats met leaders of Occupy Wall Street, Black Lives Matter or Never Trump protesters.

On Aug 6, Hong Kong media reported two meetings between a US political counselor and separatist leaders. Julie Eadeh, who works at the US Consulate General in Hong Kong, was caught on camera meeting with opposition figures Martin Lee and Anson Chan.

Later that day, Eadeh also met Joshua Wong, one of the leaders of the illegal “Occupy Central” movement in 2014.

But long before those reports, there was growing evidence of a deliberate US hand in the worsening of the situation in Hong Kong. US politicians have met with Lee and other Hong Kong opposition leaders, including Jimmy Lai.

Those meetings have only added fuel to the criminal deeds jeopardizing Hong Kong.

Jimmy Lai meets US Vice President Mike Pence at the White House, July 8, 2019.

China has repeatedly asked US to stop interfering in other countries’ domestic affairs but it seems the latter has no intention of withdrawing its “meddling hand”.

The protest’s messaging, and the groups associated with it, raise a number of questions about just how organic the movement is.

MintPress News, a US news website, has reported that some groups involved in recent rioting in Hong Kong received significant funding from the National Endowment for Democracy, which it described as “a CIA soft-power cutout that has played a critical role in innumerable US regime-change operations”.

Although it promotes itself as a “non-governmental organization”, the NED’s website says it “receives an annual appropriation from the US Congress through the Department of State, to help the US government”.

“NED’s NGO status allows it to work where there are no government to government relations and in other environments where it would be too complicated for the US government to work.”


NED was founded in 1983, when the spotlight on the CIA was so intense that new methods — without a clear connection to the US state — had to be found to promote US interests in foreign political systems.

Presenting itself as an independent and private NGO,

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Daily Mail Loses Nearly 50% Of Daily Search Traffic After Latest Google Algorithm Change


07-06-19 07:11:00,

By Chris Menahan

Google is now screwing over even normie-tier right-wing news sites in their quest to purge all content from the internet which counters leftist narratives in advance of the 2020 election.

From Fast Company:

A few days ago, Google warned publishers that change was on the horizon. The search giant was tweaking its algorithm, and it wanted to let publishers know that they may notice a shift. The company said the change (dubbed the June 2019 core update) wasn’t huge–but any algorithm change will likely affect the websites that rely on accruing search results.

The new algorithm was launched this past Monday, and some publishers are already taking a big hit. Most notable among them is the Daily Mail, which reportedly complained about losing up to 50% of its daily search traffic as a result of this update. The SEO director of the website even seems to have taken to Google’s help forums to report the huge drop, as spotted by the blog Search Engine Roundtable. He added that they saw their “Discover traffic drop by 90%” and it “has not improved.”

External numbers confirm that some sites have seen big drops over the past few days. A new report from Search Engine Land cites data from the SEO tool provider Sistrix, which indicated that many sites saw big drops in search visibility once the algorithm change went into effect. The Daily Mail was indeed listed on Systrix’s list of losers, along with NFL.com and Vimeo.

They also purged Mercola.com, which I’ve always found to be a solid health site:

Propaganda sites like HuffPost and the Mirror got a huge boost:

Yours truly was purged quite some time ago. You can search the title of any one of my articles and odds are it won’t even show up, whereas reposts of my articles on other sites — even just RSS feeds without any content — will.

I saw the other day searching for “Information Liberation” and “InformationLiberation” started bringing up as the number one search result the around 1-year-old,

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MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

MSNBC and Daily Beast Feature UAE Lobbyist David Rothkopf With No Disclosure: a Scandalous Media-Wide Practice

22-10-18 06:19:00,

UAE lobbyist and consultant David Rothkopf speaks about Saudi Arabia on MSNBC on October 16, 2018.

On Thursday, the Daily Beast published an article about the Saudi/US relationship by David Rothkopf, a long-time member in good standing of the U.S. Foreign Policy elite. Until last year, he was the editor-in-chief of the establishment journal Foreign Policy, named to that position in 2012 when it was owned by the Washington Post. He’s also a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a visiting professor at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs. He was previously deputy undersecretary of commerce for international trade policy in the Clinton administration and managing director of Kissinger Associates, the advisory firm founded by former U.S. Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger.

But, unbeknownst to Daily Beast readers consuming his commentary about Saudi Arabia, Rothkopf is something else: a paid lobbyist for the Saudi regime’s close ally, the equally despotic regime of the United Arab Emirates. Last month, Rothkopf formally registered as a foreign agent for the Emiratis.

On September 12, Rothkopf personally signed a contract with the UAE regime to be paid $50,000 every month, for a period of three years, to, among other services, “provide day-to-day advice on the development of messages”; to work on “media projects [and] outreach efforts”; and to “prepare memoranda [and] talking points” for the “Embassy of the United Arab Emirates to develop and support specific programs and initiatives within the United States.”

Although the contract is in the name of “The Rothkopf Group,” that entity appears to have little real existence beyond Rothkopf himself. It has a Twitter account that has never tweeted, a website that cannot be accessed without a password, and a Linkedin page that lists a tiny handful of employees, the most senior of whom (its “Vice President and Senior Project Manager”) most recently worked as a Capitol Hill intern, a “professional dancer,” a yoga instructor and an assistant to a Commerce Under Secretary for 7 months. So one can safely assume that the vast majority of the $600,000 annual payment from UAE goes to Rothkopf personally.

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