U.S.-UK Deep State Tries to Grab Hong Kong By Eric Zuesse

21 August 2019 — Greanville Post

Images and context in Western media are subject to expert manipulation and should not be believed as presented.

What can explain these recent instances, proven by Agence France-Press, in which outright frauds — lies (in the form of faked photos and videos) — are being spread online to support the agenda of breaking off, from China, Hong Kong (which has historically always been a part of China), so as to make Hong Kong an ‘independent’ nation?:

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Media’s Beloved “Expert” Eliot Higgins – Wrong Again And Again And Again

3 June 2015 — Moon of Alabama

[Worth reminding ourselves that Eliot Higgins aka Bellingcat, is a fake, promulgating fake news and that BBC Radio 4 gave the faker an unchallenged puff piece interview today, 7 August 2019! WB]

Eliot Higgins aka Brown Moses, the founder of Bellingcat “by and for citizen investigative journalists”, is beloved by NATO media. Higgins is always able to “prove” by amateur “analysis” of open source data that the “bad guys”, just as the U.S. or NATO claim, did indeed do the bad thing that happened. The problem is that Higgins is no expert of anything. He was an unemployed office worker who looked at Youtube videos from Syria and tried Internet searches to find out what weapons were visible in the videos. That is all that made him an “expert”.

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BBC Panorama on anti-semitism: a catalogue of reporting failures

29 July 2019 — Media Reform Coalition

The BBC transmitted an edition of Panorama on 10 July called ‘Is Labour Anti-Semitic?’, presented by John Ware. It contained allegations that senior Labour figures close to Jeremy Corbyn had interfered with the internal investigations process and that the Party was insufficiently committed to tackling anti-semitism within its own ranks. In response, the Labour Party argued that the programme “was not a fair or balanced investigation. It was a seriously inaccurate, politically one-sided polemic, which breached basic journalistic standards, invented quotes and edited emails to change their meaning. It was an overtly biased intervention by the BBC in party political controversy.”

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Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacks

4 August 2019 — RT

Bellingcat unloads 4,000-word piece on Tulsi Gabbard over her questioning Syria chemical attacksEliot Higgins. ©REUTERS/Simon Dawson / Tulsi Gabbard. ©REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

Running as an anti-war candidate in the US comes with a target painted on your back that draws fire from those rooting for foreign interventions. In case of Tulsi Gabbard, it includes a lengthy piece on chemical attacks in Syria.

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Faux Humanitarian Irwin Cotler, the White Helmets, and the Whitewashing of an Appalling Agenda

1 August 2019 — Mint Press

Cotler’s campaigns for foreign regime change or intervention almost always march in lock-step with neoconservative U.S. foreign policy. His “humanitarian” branding is but a thin veneer of hypocrisy to conceal his establishment policies — policies that almost always serve the interests of Israel.

WaPo Publishes Gabbard Smear Piece Filled With Blatant Lies by Caitlin Johnstone

3 August 2019 — Caitlin Johnson

The Washington Post, which is wholly owned by a CIA contractor who is reportedly working to control the underlying infrastructure of the global economy, has published a shockingly deceitful smear piece about Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard in the wake of her criticisms of her opponent Kamala Harris’ prosecutorial record during the last Democratic debate.

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How a Small Group of Pro-Israel Activists Blacklisted MintPress on Wikipedia

30 July 2019 — Mint Press

For over ten years, Wikipedia has been a key focus of right-leaning, pro-Israel groups that have effectively weaponized the online encyclopedia as a means of controlling the narrative when it comes to the state of Israel’s more than 50-year-long military occupation of Palestine.

by Whitney Webb

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Newspeak at the Media Freedom Conference Joint UK-Canada Event Littered With Insidious Undertones By Kit Knightly

16 July 2019 — Off Guardian

OffGuardian already covered the Global Media Freedom Conference, our article Hypocrisy Taints UK’s Media Freedom Conference, was meant to be all there was to say. A quick note on the obvious hypocrisy of this event. But, in the writing, I started to see more than that. This event is actually…creepy.

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With Panorama’s hatchet job on Labour antisemitism, BBC has become the Tory’s attack dog By Jonathan Cook

11 July 2019 — Jonathan Cook

Score-settling may make for lively TV, but it is execrable journalism

Middle East Eye – 11 July 2019

It is difficult to describe as anything other than a hatchet job the BBC Panorama special this week that sought to bolster claims that the Labour Party under Jeremy Corbyn has become “institutionally antisemitic”.

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Academic Buffoons are Public Enemy No. 1: The Worst Corruption of All By Phil Butler

9 July 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

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If you were to search for a poster boy for the failed supercapitalism of the west, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Anders Åslund fits the bill like no one else. Anytime the liberal world order needs to take a poke at Russia’s Putin, they call up the Swedish economist like a really weasely Captain America. But, just who is this economic superhero who tells everybody about Putin’s billions?

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