Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Fake news techniques

"“National Conservatism” Gatekeeper David Brog—Israeli Citizen, Link To Sex Offender Jeffrey Epstein?" (Brimelow).  There's a bizarre campaign at the moment for 'nationalist' Zionists to take over American conservatism and rid it of its incipient wokenness.

"Ehud Barak: I Visited Epstein’s Island But Never Met Any Girls" (Tarnolpolsky) (my emphasis in red; another version of the Dersh story!):
"“The man who introduced me to Epstein about 17 years ago was Shimon Peres,” Barak said, uncertain if the event took place in New York or Washington, but recalling it was at an event where “there were many famous and important people, including, if I recall, both Clintons and hundreds of others.”

Since then, Barak says, he has met Epstein “more than 10 times and much less than a hundred times, but I can’t tell you exactly how many. I don’t keep count. Over the years, I’ve seen him on occasion.”

“I never attended a party with him,” Barak told The Daily Beast. “I never met Epstein in the company of women or young girls.”

Barak recalls having visited Epstein at two of his Manhattan residences and said he did visit Epstein’s private Caribbean island “once, for several hours—and years after the publications about sex parties or orgies there.” But, Barak says, “I've never been there at a party.”

“To the contrary,” Barak says, “at his home, I met many very respected people, scientists, Nobel Prize winners, and I met him also in Boston, at MIT or the Harvard labs he supports.”

At these events, Barak says, he “unequivocally” never met any women or girls.

Asked if any compromising pictures of him could yet surface, he responded “there is no chance whatsoever.”
“I never attended a party with him ... I never met Epstein in the company of women or young girls.”

Most Israelis first heard of Epstein in January 2016, when the British tabloid The Daily Mail published paparazzi-style pictures taken over an icy weekend stakeout headlined, “The busy life of Jeffrey Epstein: Group of gorgeous Manhattan 'it' girls in and out of the billionaire sex offender's mansion before Clinton pal flies off in private jet with comely brunette.”

Buried in the article was a picture of  Barak captioned “an unidentified man… with his own security detail at Jeffrey Epstein's New York Mansion.”

Israelis who saw the item laughed at the former prime minister, almost invisible in a large puffy coat and an oversized Russian-style fur hat.

“It is me in the picture,” he acknowledges. “It was so cold the Middle Easterner had to put on a hat. I was there, for lunch or chat, nothing else. So what?”"
and:
"Last year, an Israeli investigative journalist revealed that in 2004 Barak received about $2.4 million earmarked “research” from the Wexner Foundation, an American philanthropy with which Epstein was long associated, that focuses on developing leadership skills among young Israeli and American Jewish citizens deemed to have potential. (Billionaire Les Wexner is Epstein’s only known client.)
Barak says he does not know if Epstein had any connection to the grant or payment he received, and in several past interviews has refused to explain what he was compensated for.

“I did what I committed to do,” he told The Daily Beast, adding that he does recall the details of the contract, but believes he “is not supposed to discuss it.”

“I perform research and geopolitical consulting for a lot of interested parties,” says the former prime minister and decorated former chief of staff of Israel’s army, who is now 77 years old. “It is up to them if they want to discuss it.”

The Wexner Foundation has declined numerous media requests to provide any explanation for the 2004 payment.

Last week, the Israeli newspaper Haaretz revealed that Epstein was a principal investor in Carbyne, a video streaming and geolocation software start-up founded by Barak in 2015. The extent of Epstein’s financial involvement has not been made public, and Barak has since said he is exploring avenues to disassociate himself from Epstein completely."
It's funny how often the usual standard (((mainstream media))) fake news is based on a 'mistake' which just happens to turn the story around 180 degrees to one that suits the Official Story:  "Fact checking" (Robinson).

"Exclusive: Security reports reveal how Assange turned an embassy into a command post for election meddling" (my emphasis in red):
"New documents obtained exclusively by CNN reveal that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange received in-person deliveries, potentially of hacked materials related to the 2016 US election, during a series of suspicious meetings at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
The documents build on the possibility, raised by special counsel Robert Mueller in his report on Russian meddling, that couriers brought hacked files to Assange at the embassy."
Standard fake news technique of the greatest 'journalists' is to combine some stuff we know with some wild guesses and surmises to produce some variant on the Official Story.  So, basically, the story is that Assange had some meetings and received some deliveries at the embassy.  The rest of this just describes Assange's actions in continuing to participate in Wikileaks, and the wild guesses.  Combined with the bizarre Isikoff piece (with no new content, just a repeat of the Clintonista Official Story, essentially appearing out of the blue, and written by one of the guys most responsible for Russiagate in the first place, but immediately picked up by the Clintonistas, and containing the idea held still held by the Clintonistas that Trump won largely because of Russian 'fake news' promoted on social media that Clinton killed Rich!), we're seeing a post-Russiagate attempt to resuscitate the Clintonista narrative, particularly the key assertion that Assange received his election-shifting material from 'Russian hackers' and not, as Assange has come as close to saying as is possible without outing sources, from Seth Rich (see also "A Spy Coup in America?" by Robert Parry).

Tweet (the emperor has no coups):
"Nothing to see here, just an email leaked to Al-Akhbar showing YPG-linked Syrian Democratic Council give the "right to explore & develop oil that is located in areas we govern" to accused Mossad spy Moti Kahana, longtime Israeli conduit for "humanitarian aid" to "moderate rebels""
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