The False and Exaggerated Claims Still Being Spread About the Capitol Riot

17-02-21 08:38:00, Damage is seen inside the US Capitol building early on January 7, 2021 in Washington, DC (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

What took place at the Capitol on January 6 was undoubtedly a politically motivated riot. As such, it should not be controversial to regard it as a dangerous episode. Any time force or violence is introduced into what ought to be the peaceful resolution of political conflicts, it should be lamented and condemned.

But none of that justifies lying about what happened that day, especially by the news media. Condemning that riot does not allow, let alone require, echoing false claims in order to render the event more menacing and serious than it actually was. There is no circumstance or motive that justifies the dissemination of false claims by journalists. The more consequential the event, the less justified, and more harmful, serial journalistic falsehoods are.

Yet this is exactly what has happened, and continues to happen, since that riot almost seven weeks ago. And anyone who tries to correct these falsehoods is instantly attacked with the cynical accusation that if you want only truthful reporting about what happened, then you’re trying to “minimize” what happened and are likely an apologist for if not a full-fledged supporter of the protesters themselves.

One of the most significant of these falsehoods was the tale — endorsed over and over without any caveats by the media for more than a month — that Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick was murdered by the pro-Trump mob when they beat him to death with a fire extinguisher. That claim was first published by The New York Times on January 8 in an article headlined “Capitol Police Officer Dies From Injuries in Pro-Trump Rampage.” It cited “two [anonymous] law enforcement officials” to claim that Sicknick died “with the mob rampaging through the halls of Congress” and after he “was struck with a fire extinguisher.”

A second New York Times article from later that day — bearing the more dramatic headline: “He Dreamed of Being a Police Officer, Then Was Killed by a Pro-Trump Mob” — elaborated on that story:

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False Accusations Used Once More Against President Assad of Syria – Global Research

19-01-21 04:36:00,

New allegations have surfaced, accusing Syrian President Assad of some connection to the Beirut Port blast.  Allegations don’t need proof, and they are a tool used repeatedly by the US against nations and leaders who they deem as an enemy.

Lebanese officials had for years known the dangerous chemicals were improperly stored at the port.  No one took any action to ensure the safety and security of the residents of the area.  It was hinted that Hezbollah must be to blame, but it was later proven that Hezbollah had no control over the Port and its contents.

Faysal Itani, a political analyst and deputy director of the Center for Global Policy at Georgetown University wrote that the Port, like other aspects of Lebanese society, suffered from a “pervasive culture of negligence, petty corruption and blame-shifting.”

Now, they must find a scapegoat. Almost three months ago, Walid Jumblatt began unsubstantiated accusations against President Assad, accusing him of having a hand in the Beirut Port blast. Recently, a Lebanese filmmaker aired a segment on a Beirut TV channel, Al Jadeed, in which he makes some connections to Syrian-Russian businessmen. These men vigorously deny any connection to the blast.

Lebanon may become a failed state in terms of the government, banking, economy, electricity, medical care, and security.  President Macron of France has tried to help, but the Lebanese officials refuse to comply with common-sense measures.

The Beirut Port blast highlighted in deadly terms the depths of the failure of the administration. Now, a filmmaker and a corrupt politician are trying to blame President Assad. This would not be the first time the Assad government has been blamed without proof.

Rafik Hariri’s assassination

Rumors and unsubstantiated accusations were hurled at President Assad and his government after the death of Rafik Hariri’s death.

Rafik Hariri, a dual Lebanese-Saudi citizen, was a billionaire businessman who served as prime minister of Lebanon five times, with his last term in office in 2004, after which he aligned himself with the opposition in parliament and was a symbol of Saudi influence after the end of the Lebanese civil war.

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Wenn False Flags virtuell werden – 2020 NEWS

14-01-21 01:18:00,

Ein Artikel von James Corbett

Stellen Sie sich vor: Sie wachen mit dem Klingeln Ihres Weckers auf und greifen sofort nach Ihrem Smartphone, um Ihren Insta-Feed zu scrollen, bevor Sie aufstehen. Doch statt der üblichen entzückenden und informativen Instagram-Posts werden Sie heute von einem “Server nicht gefunden”-Fehler begrüßt.

Sie beschließen, dass es zu früh am Morgen ist, um sich damit zu beschäftigen, und steigen unter die Dusche … aber aus irgendeinem Grund spielt Alexa Ihre Spotify-Wiedergabeliste nicht über Ihre Smart Speaker im Badezimmer ab. Sie müssen schweigend duschen wie ein Luddit.

Frustriert machen Sie sich auf den Weg nach unten zum Frühstück. Sie stellen Ihr iPad neben sich auf und checken Ihre E-Mails, während Sie sich mit Ihrer morgendlichen Schüssel Cheeri-GMOs (jetzt mit extra HFCS!) vollstopfen, aber Sie erhalten keine neuen Nachrichten. Sie schalten Ihren Smart-TV ein und navigieren zu YouTube, um die neuesten Nachrichten von MSNBC zu sehen, aber alles, was Sie bekommen, ist die nicht enden wollende Spirale des sich drehenden “Lade”-Rads.

Twitter? Abgeschaltet.

Facebook? Kein Glück.

Reddit? Vergessen Sie’s!

Zunehmend verzweifelt versuchen Sie vergeblich, sich daran zu erinnern, wie Sie Ihren regulären terrestrischen Fernseher einschalten können. Dann fällt Ihnen ein, dass Sie noch etwas haben, das irgendwo in einem Schrank verstaubt: ein Radio. Sie schalten es ein, fummeln an der Wählscheibe herum und finden gerade noch rechtzeitig einen Sender, um die Ansage zu hören:

“. . beansprucht die Verantwortung für den Ausfall. Erneut kommt es heute Morgen zu weitreichenden Ausfällen bei einer Reihe von Internetdiensten, für die eine neue, schattenhafte Terrorgruppe die Verantwortung übernimmt …”

Plötzlich fängt Ihr Telefon an, ein seltsames Geräusch zu machen. Zuerst wissen Sie nicht, was es macht, bis Sie merken, dass es klingelt. Einer Ihrer Freunde ruft Sie an. Am Telefon. Nicht per SMS, Tweet, Messaging oder Snapchatting. Er ruft Sie tatsächlich an.

“Hallo?”

“Hey Norm! Hast du von den großen Neuigkeiten gehört? Das Internet ist down!”

“Ja.”

“Sie sagen, es ist eine Art neue Terrorgruppe. Cybeterrorists In Action. Kurz C.I.A. genannt. Klingt ziemlich gruselig.”

. . . Oh, OK, ich höre auf zu sticheln. Natürlich beschreibt das nicht Sie oder Ihre tägliche Routine, lieber Leser. Ich weiß,

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When False Flags Go Virtual | Minds

30-11-20 04:11:00,

by James Corbett
corbettreport.com
November 29, 2020

Imagine this: you wake up to the blaring of your alarm clock and immediately reach for your smartphone to scroll your Insta feed before getting out of bed. But instead of the usual delightful and informative Instagram posts, today you’re greeted by a “server not found” error.

Deciding that it’s too early in the morning to deal with this, you hop in the shower . . . but for some reason Alexa won’t play your Spotify playlist through your bathroom smart speakers. You have to shower in silence like a luddite.

Getting frustrated, you head downstairs for breakfast. You prop your iPad up next to you and go to check your email while stuffing your face with your morning bowl of Cheeri-GMOs (now with extra HFCS!) but you’re not getting any new messages. You turn on your smart TV and navigate to YouTube so you can catch up on all the latest news from MSNBC, but all you get is the never ending spiral of the spinning “loading” wheel.

Twitter? Down.

Facebook? No luck.

Reddit? Forget it!

Increasingly desperate, you try in vain to remember how to turn on your regular terrestrial TV. Then you recall you have something collecting dust in a closet somewhere: a radio. You turn it on, fumble with the dial, and find a station just in time to hear the announcement:

“. . . is claiming responsibility for the outage. Once again, widespread outages across a range of internet services is sweeping the globe this morning, as a shadowy new terror group emerges to take responsibility . . .”

Suddenly, your phone starts making a strange sound. You don’t know what it’s doing at first, until you realize it’s ringing. One of your friends is calling you. On the phone. Not texting, tweeting, messaging or snapchatting. Actually calling you.

“Hello?”

“Hey Norm! You hear about the big news? Internet’s down!”

“Yeah.”

“They say it’s some kind of new terror group. Cybeterrorists In Action. C.I.A. for short. Sounds pretty scary.”

. . . Oh, OK,

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False Flags and the Dawn of Bioterrorism

20-11-20 03:41:00,

TRANSCRIPT: https://www.corbettreport.com/bioterror/

For the past twenty years, the world has been in the midst of a so-called “war on terror” set in motion by a false flag attack of spectacular proportions. Now the stage is being set for a new spectacular attack to usher in the next stage in that war on terror: the war on bioterrorism. But who are the real bioterrorists? And can we rely on government agencies, their appointed health authorities, and the corporate media to accurately identify those terrorists in the wake of the next spectacular terror attack?

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