Source: The Corbett Report
by James Corbett
January 25, 2019
Live (by which I mean recorded) from western Japan, it’s The 2nd Annual REAL Fake News Awards, that ceremony where the worst Fake News offenders of the past year are dishonoured with the shameful Dino awards. So will The Guardian retain its title as biggest purveyor of fake news or will a new challenger come along to take its place? Find out in this year’s most exciting award show!
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Fake Russian Hysteria of the Year Award goes to the British MSM for The Skripal Story (h/t ClintTorrez)
For those who are completely unfamiliar with the story, please check out: The Russia Poison Story is WMD 2.0.
For much more on this scandal, please go through the archives of CraigMurray.org.uk.
For the latest unlikely development, please go to Skripal Story Just Got Weirder; First Responder Revealed As Chief Army Nurse; Steele “Link” Blamed On Russia
Fake Climate Scare of the Year Award goes to Nature for Quantification of ocean heat uptake from changes in atmospheric O2 and CO2 composition
Fake Pentagon Budget Story of the Year Award goes to The New York Times for The Misleading Claim That $21 Trillion in Misspent Pentagon Funds Could Pay for ‘Medicare for All’ (h/t ardyen)
The Old Grey Presstitute tells its gullible readers that the story about the $21 trillion missing from the Pentagon is “misleading.” The professor who actually conducted that study begs to disagree. See missingmoney.solari.com for more details.
Fake Death of the Year Award goes to CNN for Russian journalist Babchenko, critic of Kremlin, shot dead in Ukraine
In case anyone needs to know How to Fake Your Own Death this is a great case study! It’s also a great example of how the MSM are stupid, credulous dupes for the security services who regularly plant fake stories in the media but rarely admit to it.
Fake Reporter of the Year Award goes to Der Spiegel and Claas Relotius for his award-winning fake news (h/t Mielia)
The list of things this reporter completely made up and pawned off on his credulous editors is almost as unbelievable as the awards that he won for that fake reporting, including the European Press Prize (2017), the Deutscher Reporterpreis (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2018) and CNN’s Journalist of the Year. You can’t make this stuff up.
Fake Story of the Year Award goes to Donald Trump for Many dead, including women and children, in mindless CHEMICAL attack in Syria. Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price… (h/t am1618)
Well it was good enough for the annual Syria strike but as it turns out the “interim” report from the OPCW concluded that no nerve agent was found at the scene (exactly as Robert Fisk reported the week after it didn’t happen). Oopsy. Well, at least the military industrial contractors got to see 110 of their implements of death used up in the meaningless display of force afterward. Ca-ching.
James Corbett has been living and working in Japan since 2004. He started The Corbett Report website in 2007 as an outlet for independent critical analysis of politics, society, history, and economics. Since then he has written, recorded and edited thousands of hours of audio and video media for the website, including a podcast and several regular online video series. He is the lead editorial writer for The International Forecaster, the e-newsletter created by the late Bob Chapman.
His work has been carried online by a wide variety of websites and his videos have garnered over 40,000,000 views on YouTube alone. His satirical piece on the discrepancies in the official account of September 11th, “9/11: A Conspiracy Theory” was posted to the web on September 11, 2011 and has so far been viewed nearly 3 million times.
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