Hayes: Why Fox News doesn’t want to air the truth about Jan. 6
Chris Hayes: “Trump has what Nixon and Joe McCarthy did not: A major news network that will run
interference for the ex-president in real time. And Fox has apparently decided that the best way to
shield Trump from the embarrassing truth the Jan. 6 committee will reveal in its hearings is to
simply not cover them at all.”
Published June 7, 2022
Yeah, it takes one to know one buddy. That is straight up conspiracy theory.
The left screams that it is "the most violent insurrection EVER"...
That some 200 or 300 ppl lost their lives in 9/11 terrorism.
So yeah "the most violent ever" ignoring that the French Revolution...
. . . I am a self-admitted conspiracy theorist convinced in no less than three conspiracies. . .
OP here is delusional enough to think that one channel can control the entire narrative.
The mannequin challenge
To understand the propaganda machine in action, you only have to look at what happened when the White Helmets posted their version of the mannequin challenge, a viral internet video trend where people would film themselves frozen mid-action. The rescue group filmed themselves in a staged rescue and shared the video on social media with the hashtag #MannequinChallenge.
The video, posted in November 2016 by the Revolutionary Forces of Syria Media Office, was immediately stripped of its context and reshared as evidence that the organisation uses “crisis actors” in staged rescues designed to make the Russian and Syrian armies look bad.
Here is the White Helmets caught faking a rescue after a fake attack. https://t.co/T8xzX6kKtM
— ms_knowital (@ms_knowital) April 9, 2017
One Twitter user, retweeted hundreds of times, stated: “Unbelievable! Must watch video showing White Helmets fakery.”
RT reported on the incident, including some of the tweets, and cited Beeley as an independent researcher asserting that the video fuelled suspicion around the “already questionable credibility” of the organisation. The following day Beeley wrote a story on 21st Century Wire in which she argued that the video caused “widespread doubt, even among diehard supporters, as to the veracity of their much edited slick video reports”.
The White Helmets later issued an apology, saying they had hoped the viral video would create a connection between the horror or Syria and the outside world, but acknowledged it was an “error of judgement”..
“It was a stupid thing to do,” said Eliot Higgins, founder of the investigative reporting collective Bellingcat, “but it was then completely misused by people who have an agenda.”
A year on and the White Helmets’ mannequin challenge video is still widely circulated as evidence that they stage rescues.
There have, however, been isolated rogue actors within the White Helmets who are used to discredit the entire group. One former White Helmet was fired after he was filmed assisting armed militants in disposing of the mutilated corpses of pro-Assad fighters, and others have been photographed with guns despite marketing themselves as unarmed. There is also footage of White Helmets taking a body away from an execution carried out by rebel militants, which critics claim shows they are “assisting” executions.
“These are isolated incidents at the volunteer level – there has never been any kind of incident involving anyone in the leadership,” added Saleh, the White Helmets leader, looking down at his phone as he received a breaking news notification about a British politician resigning over sexual harassment allegations. “No one is saying that the government of the UK is a predatory organisation just because of this one incident.”
Meanwhile, Beeley’s influence continues. In April 2017, she gave a talk at a conference alongside ministers in Assad’s cabinet (who spoke via video conference) titled “White Helmets: Fact or Fantasy?” Her briefing paper and slides on the topic were then submitted to the UN security council and UN general assembly by the Russian government as “evidence” against the White Helmets.
“These leaked documents offer cast-iron proof that the Russian government is doing what it can to elevate Vanessa Beeley as a key player in its propaganda campaign,” said James Sadri, executive director of the Syria Campaign. “A blogger for a 9/11 truther website who only visited Syria for the first time last year should not be taken seriously as an impartial expert on the conflict.”
The Guardian contacted Beeley several times asking for comment and she declined to respond to specific queries, saying that the questions put to her were “a disgrace” containing “no relevant facts and are reminiscent of a McCarthyite interrogation”.
The Guardian also contacted Eva Bartlett, who said she had “no interest in participating in your quite evidently already-decided ‘story’ (an odd term for a journalist to use for an article)”.
Shortly after the requests for comment, Beeley appeared on a 40-minute-long YouTube programme in which she discussed the emailed requests for comment and criticised the Guardian’s coverage of Syria, alleging “faux reporting” based on footage provided by “al-Qaida affiliates” the White Helmets. Beeley said that the “majority consensus” was that the White Helmets were a fraudulent terrorist organisation.
Show me where he said that.
Why Fox News doesn’t want to air the truth about Jan. 6
Why do you think I know this? Because I am a self-admitted conspiracy theorist convinced in no less than three conspiracies:
1. The Earth is flat, and much like a snowglobe, I'm not certain what exists outside it is real.
As though a single news station can possibly monopolize "the truth about Jan 6."
There is Fox News' version of the truth. There is CNN's version of the truth.
Only delusional people think they know truth from news.
They just literally showed how easily fake news can be made.
Movies do this all the time. It's called "entertainment". Hoaxes have a long history, well before computers. It's not unusual for hoaxes, swindles, and the delusions of crowds to be the subject matter of plays, books, and movies.
It's only "entertainment" if we suspend our disbelief. Not when we get swept up in the narrative.
If the news tells us that aliens are attacking and we buy it, then the news has successfully manipulated our perception of reality.
Think of how many people believe in dinosaurs.
What you will often see in a movie is people riding in cars/trains/planes/etc and having a moving background cut in a different frame.
why can a media studio with expensive equipment not make us believe something is real that is not?
To be fair, I don't trust ANY media. Which is why I stick to watching anime, and avoiding the news. People who watch the news and believe it are actual fools.
Are you nuts?