Announcing the 4th Annual Fake News Awards

01/08/2021113 Comments

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Theyyyyyy’re heeeeere! That’s right, the Dinos are back in town, and that can only mean one thing: It’s time for The Corbett Report’s 4th Annual Real Fake News Awards! Get your suggestions in today (at corbettreport.com, of course) and buckle in for another struggle session with the biggest purveyors of fake news in the dinosaur media in 2020!

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  1. Octium says:

    Due to fatigue and in light of the recent cancellation of Propaganda Watch I was going to suggest we cancel the REAL fake news award for this year as well.

    How do you nominate an individual when it has been such a team effort?

    Fake Pandemic, Fake Riots, Fake Election!!

    I was going to suggest a different category – story or video that sums up 2020 the most.

    For me it would be the Busker in the Barcelona riots one, talk about the band on the Titanic!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5z8S0SZ4JA

  2. minnie says:

    Where do you even start? 2020 out-faked every other year for the mainstream propagation of pure bilge! But my nomination of the overall winner for bare-faced fakery is Neil Ferguson for his Imperial College paper which forecast that half a million people in the UK would die by August 2020 if the curve was not “flattened”.

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf

    BBC’s treatment of this “scientific research” here:
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51915302

    It would be interesting to compare his predictions with what actually happened in Sweden, and maybe Japan!

    • BigAL PR says:

      Very true, Neil Ferguson should be one of the key winners. Especially after this factual story regarding his numerous visits with his mistress during the first lock-down in the UK.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnGoPvOB0EI
      (starting at 1.20 minutes)

    • James.L says:

      Yep! I would agree. That was the report of all reports. Got the proverbial ball rolling in this faux-demic. Sadly, literally, no one in the mass media seems to remember this. I wonder why?

      *Side note…Mr Feguson said recently in the media, that he was surprised as to how easily western countries could manipulate the population into following the narrative (and the lockdown measures) or something like that. That’s life in the fast lane I guess.

    • Dailyrasp says:

      Ha! Both excellent candidates,imo.

  3. stephen says:

    I think the msm double standard of ‘mostly peaceful protestors’ circa George Floyd aftermath/BLM rioting and the Trump/MAGA/what-have-you’s ‘treasonous and seditious’ Capitol ‘storming’ is an obvious, dino-worthy selection.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/media/513902-cnn-ridiculed-for-fiery-but-mostly-peaceful-caption-with-video-of-burning

    https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/07/opinions/capitol-rioters-need-consequences-charges-filipovic/index.html

    RIP, Ashli & Co.: https://twitter.com/B_Rich33NO/status/1347338691132403717?s=20

  4. Sameer Mahmood says:

    This last year has too much material. Maybe this isn’t so fake, but I can’t help but find funny when the CDC director claimed that even after the mqgical vaccine, the mask is most needed to protect you.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/16/cdc-director-says-face-masks-may-provide-more-protection-than-coronavirus-vaccine-.html

  5. wolfgang says:

    The culmination of fake news for me is that (similar to the long-standing tradition in the USA) EVERYWHERE, GLOBALLY, the highest governmental leaders now take such strict and unconciliable stances, fighting tooth and nail any kind of criticism of their own policies and demonizing a large percentage of their own national citizens as highly problematic beyond redemption, thereby deepening the trenches in the society (mainly with the Coronavirus narrative). I will point out my home country Germany here in the example.

    Here you can find Angela Merkel’s “New Year” adress, in which she condemns any Coronavirus-critics and explicitly thanks the (mainstream) media for the important job that they are doing.
    https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/politik/corona-merkel-neujahrsansprache-100.html
    (probably you can find a youtube link with English subtitles somewhere – as I don’t agree to gootube’s terms and conditions, I cannot really navigate their page).
    The same job is being mirrored by our (mostly representative) President (officially the highest appointment in German politics), Mr. Steinmeier, who does exactly the same thing. He was the one to first and foremost blow up the orchestrated false flag op “storming of the Reichstag” (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/30/german-leaders-hit-out-at-protesters-attempt-to-storm-reichstag-covid) by holding emotive and dramatic speeches against the enemies of democracy (peaceful protesters who demand their civil rights) and honoring the 3 (yes three!!!) cops who single-handedly fought back the mob trying to storm the German parliament (one of them a well-known reality/soap actor, besides his police job – so absurd!) https://www.faz.net/aktuell/politik/inland/steinmeier-wuerdigt-karsten-bonack-held-vom-reichstag-16931097.html

    Why I single out this event is, that this ridiculous screen was par-for-par repeated in the USA this week (by the Trump supporters storming the completely unprotected Capitol) and the ruling elites scandalize this false flag event as an “attack on the heart of democracy” (exactly the same words were being used in Germany) and pushing for more severe policing and cutting down rights in the wake of this event (which we will see)…

    • wolfgang says:

      P.S. in Angela Merkel’s adress, the part, where she strongly attacks “conspiracy theorists” is at min. 02:05 and she thanks the media at min. 03:08 (at the end of a long litany of thanking several other peers).

  6. mik says:

    I guess Emmy award to coumo is already among nominees.

    The following one is for me in the category You Can’t Make Up This Shit.

    https://qz.com/work/1942727/pope-francis-backs-the-council-for-inclusive-capitalism/

    Nominee is Pope. He deserves nomination with his years long insidious work in supporting all kinds of mildly put borderline ideas. It is insidious because all the time he is hidden under the cloak of his holiness, moral authority (I’m spitting).
    It depends on one’s worldview position how his latest misdeed will be judged, from genuine left position it made him a “nominee” for nuerenberg court defendants bench.

  7. sTevo says:

    I nominate the China Seeds story

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jul/28/seeds-mystery-mail-us-china

    My take; mysterious seeds, I’m certain that with 10 minutes of investigation, the mystery seeds could be identified, but its not about the seeds.

    Like all big news stories, its about priming the funding pump.

    …In Kentucky, the state agriculture department…

    …In North Carolina, the department of agriculture and consumer services…

    …And Florida’s agriculture and consumer services commissioner…

    The skeptic in me says, ‘Some agencies are just vying for funding.

    But wait, there’s more…Orange Man Bad, China badder. Fear China.

    Glad to participate in the pageantry.

    Best regards,
    sTevo

    • Sherry says:

      Oh, we must ensure that people are afraid to plant seeds to grow things like their own food. Heaven help us if people become self-reliant when they can rely on the great health benefits of franken-food by Kill Gates.

  8. MagicBullet says:

    new Corona penalties in Japan:
    https://www.jiji.com/jc/article?k=2021010800903&g=pol

    Now floated in parliament:
    1. “Infected persons”, (e.g., positive PCR persons where cycles go up to 45 in Japan), or “Persons found to be in the infection route” fined up to $10K equivalent if they refuse or prematurely leave hospitalization.
    -is the 10k each time or a lifetime ticket to avoid the body snatchers?

    2. Similar fine for asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic persons if they are seen to leave a quarantine location.

    Note: there are only about 0.5% of yearly avg influenza cases so far this season since Sept. in Japan: https://tinyurl.com/y3umbvap where did all the flu cases go?

    The talk shows and news pundits in Japan including infection disease specialists can be seen spewing PCR positives as infections and a “terrible pandemic” when few people know anyone in the hospital, even in crowded trains few people can be seen sneezing or coughing, and the 2020 number of said Corona deaths was less than 3,000 in a population of 126mil.

  9. Berty says:

    For your consideration.

    “It’s on the Death Certificate…BUT…”

    Sir Patrick Vallance – Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of the United Kingdom.

    https://www.bitchute.com/video/EI7IWyUFbqye/

  10. zyxzevn says:

    2020 did not exist, the whole year was fake.

    This year also a lot of science was Fake.
    I don’t even know where to start..
    To Anyone – Feel free to add links to the publishers.

    Note: Exposing some of this fake science can get you banned on Youtube

    A lot of this is listed on
    https://off-guardian.org/the-coronavirus-pandemic/
    And the covid fact-check:
    https://off-guardian.org/category/covid-factchecker/

    Most famous:
    Is Hydroxychloroquine dangerous? Does it work?

    Lancet gate – Now withdrawn
    The Lancet publishes a complete fake science study
    in a try to downplay the success of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ)

    In another study the FDA poisoned people with 4x the maximum dose to make the well known essential medicine seem dangerous.

    Almost every study was faked, when they applied the medicine too late
    to stop the virus. AND did not use Zinc or additional medicine that HCQ needs to kill the virus.

    It started with the woman feeding aquarium cleaner to her husband.
    This was immediately blamed on Trump,
    but the woman actually hated Trump … and her husband.

    Now the FDA allows the usage of HCQ again.

    Doctors who find cures are under continuous attack.
    http://www.hcqlost.com
    http://www.budesonideworks.com
    https://covid19criticalcare.com/

  11. lizzie says:

    This years RFN award is like looking for a needle in a needle stack.
    My award goes to Dr Fauci getting the injection in his left upper arm and the next day while touching his right arm, says he had no other side affects apart from a bit of pain where he got the injection.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/FcOipkjmxxxE/
    When you have a pain somewhere you don’t forget.
    This story highlights for me the state of things to come – he could have faked taking it, he could have touched the other arm on purpose, hell it could be real and someone manipulated the video.
    It’s increasingly hard to know what the real truth is, I can’t keep up. And even if I did keep up and found the real truth it is becoming increasingly hard to pass this information on, it meets deaf ears.
    Would it be more beneficial to focus on one news item at a time, possibly even for weeks and discuss and discuss again to counteract info overload?

    • scpat says:

      Even though it looked that way, it’s very possible the interview camera was mirrored, like most computer cameras for skype or whatever. Everything is inverted, making it appear that he touched his other arm. Without additional evidence, I’d be cautious spreading these types of stories.

      • flammable says:

        Good call to question the possibility the camera was mirrored. I do doubt it was mirrored as the letters N-I-H in the background of both the injection video and interview video was left to right. But I am not well enough versed in video recordings to know if there is another explanation of what happened.

      • mik says:

        Agree regarding possibility of mirrored images.

        Flammable gave one evidence, but can we be sure he is not in front of green screen.
        Thinking about jab video:
        -very probable fauci is right-handed, so naturally he would give left hand for a jab
        -at 00:10 fauci has watch on the left hand, usual position

  12. flammable says:

    I would nominate the “vaccines” themselves as the biggest fake news story. What is being called a vaccine for Covid-19 is really mRNA technology and not an advancement of vaccine technology as is reported.

  13. troymc says:

    You can catch it twice!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/south-korea-coronavirus-covid19-reactivated-positive-1.5529066

    or, as they say at towards the bottom of the article:

    False test results could also be at fault, other experts said, or remnants of the virus could still be in patients’ systems but not be infectious or of danger to the host or others.

  14. crystalline says:

    DNC announces that the flu has been down 98%!

  15. BigAL PR says:

    Personally, Dr. Fauci misleading and contradictory statements and changing stories from week to week. There are too many examples for which I could not find the actual references but this on in March “why we should not wear masks”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gYAka7qSnM (still on youtube ??? where are the fact checkers_

    And this one where even with the vaccine, we will still have to wear masks
    https://dailycaller.com/2020/12/10/anthony-fauci-face-masks-come-off-herd-immunity-vaccine-coronavirus/

  16. BigAL PR says:

    Another whopper, the origin of the Covid from bats to pangolin to human. When all mixed in a great soup in an outdoor wet market in Wuhan, how can anyone dear to question this totally “logical” explanation and laugh at those who suggested that a bio-engineered virus could have been created in a category 4 biolab in the same area.

    https://slate.com/technology/2020/02/coronavirus-origin-pangolins-trafficking-endangered.html
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/28/how-did-the-coronavirus-start-where-did-it-come-from-how-did-it-spread-humans-was-it-really-bats-pangolins-wuhan-animal-market

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/03/21/fact-check-did-coronavirus-originate-chinese-laboratory/2881150001/

  17. Berty says:

    and then….a few months later:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6P6QrVRJJzU

    So it’s crystal clear you don’t need to wear a mask, no, you do need to wear a mask.

    Savvy?

  18. scott86 says:

    My highlight would be the Main Stream Manure Media using the same Italian Hospital footage in different regions across the world. The following links include Channel 7 Melbourne, and CBS/SkyNews coverage of NYC.

    My pick would be Channel 7 News Melbourne, because they dared to use the Italian Footage in July 2020, despite SURELY knowing that similar earlier attempts had been made back in March 2020 by other MSM Outlets such as CBS and SkyNews (whom were surely caught red handed)…

    Channel 7 Melbourne removed the fake video from their main website within a day or two. I’m sure the video alarmed many unfortunate sheeple. The video is still accessible at the link below.
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/A7Ukk6basMZs/

    Moreover, the next link is a side-by-side comparison of CBS News AND Sky News using the same Italian footage back in March 2020 for an apparent outbreak in New York City…
    https://www.bitchute.com/video/16Xmd5ParFsI/

    My award surely goes to Channel 7 News Melbourne for daring to go to new-lows

    Bravo Channel 7 Melbourne, BRAVO !!!

  19. flammable says:

    How about the fake news of “studies”? Numerous studies were used to drive policies but none of the narrative supporting ones were repeatable experiments or random control trials. This is not to say meta-analysis and modeling studies are useless but these studies should not have been presented to the public as real world breakthrough discoveries.

  20. ClintTorrez says:

    I nominate the Wuhan wet market as origin of CV19 which clearly was used as distraction from the possibility of it being a lab grown bioweapon which Bioweapons expert Francis Boyle and others said the possibility of the trifecta of occuring naturally at almost zero. Evidence for Lab-made Sarscovid-2 Genealogy – https://yurideigin.medium.com/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748

    https://www.livescience.com/covid-19-did-not-start-at-wuhan-wet-market.html

    https://www.news.com.au/world/coronavirus/global/wuhan-laboratory-leak-is-the-most-credible-origin-of-coronavirus-pandemic-top-us-official-says/news-story/06826cedd7730d625cfc3be60a7ce17b
    Here’s a Daily Fail article purporting the wet market as source –
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7935167/Deadly-coronavirus-outbreak-DID-start-animal-market-Wuhan-tests-confirm.html

    Taiwanese Prof says Sars-2 man made –
    https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3880475
    Ofcousre there were stories of it being a common practice to sell test animals to wet markets, someone from the Wuhan lab did pay a large fine, but I can’t find that story any longer. I’m sure this may happen, but I think in this case the narrative was anti-China propaganda like the bat soup thing.
    So many propagandandists with prevailing narratives at different points throughout this timeline as each was trying to vie for power during the confusion & learning curve.

  21. WAYNED says:

    Maybe the Corbett Report for failing to realize or report on the significance of the stolen elections in the US and the unbelievable denial of facts in main stream reporting. The level has gotten to the point the media just says what it wants in total disregard of clearly available facts, now creating a situation where there are completely divergent views on major topics (injections, covid, elections, the law) and information is so constrained that one side is unable to gain access to the information available to another side, search engines do not work for non-informed people. Now major media (that I do not use) have banned the president.
    I am NO FAN OF TRUMP, but I am very concerned about our elections only from the perspective that this event could have resulted in an opportunity to attempt to make the elections better, reflective of facts.

    I know politics is not important, but… the media doing what they are doing now is unprecedented in its absolutely naked lies.

    I have seen enough to believe there was actually massive fraud that overthrew the election.

    I would like very much to hear why you did not cover this, why the media in the US doing what they are doing now is not being highlighted.

    • cu.h.j says:

      Agreed. Good idea.

    • spider says:

      I also do not cherish Trump. That being said, there is a mountain of evidence that this election was exceptionally fraudulent. Fraud in US elections is routine. This time they had to go to great lengths alter the outcome. I believe that Trump might have been a stumbling block for the Great Reset. He was against lockdowns, mandatory masks and Dr. Falsey.

      What gives me hope is now that the Globalists have control of both houses and the Presidency, they will overplay their hand. They always do. ::::=§

      • cu.h.j says:

        Agreed. He was never someone I was ever fond of, but when I watched his debate with Hilary Clinton in 2016 I was stunned. He also called out the MSM as “fake news” and for a mainstream candidate, I thought was pretty bold. Perhaps controlled opposition?? We might not ever know with certainty. But those things I liked.

        I also started wondering why he was attacked so much by the MSM. Perhaps that’s part of the psyop. I just don’t know, but I tend to form sympathy for the underdog. I think it’s a human inclination.

    • czu says:

      ” In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it does, you can bet it was planned that way.”

      Franklin D Roosevelt

      Dont be fooled by this illusion of ‘democracy’. This election fraud stuff is by design on purpose.

    • mik says:

      “I have seen enough to believe there was actually massive fraud that overthrew the election.”

      I don’t think you have seen enough.

      If you construct a sentence with Massive Fraud and Elections you get TAUTOLOGY!!

      James covered US selections many many times in the past, stories about Selection Fruit Machines are particularly revealing.
      This is really funny for me when people are complaining about this and that, bent over backwards many times consecutively, but fail to notice the elephant in the room: Selection Fruit Machines. I don’t know any other country practicing them. Still no alarm bell ringing?????

    • Octium says:

      I seem to remember the Corbett Report talking about rigged elections and voting machines, It’s certainly been mentioned on New World Next week many times.

      Funny thing is the idea that the NWO were not smart enough to listen to Infowars, find out that Trump was anti-establishment and rig the machines back in 2016 so they didn’t have to put up with him for four whole years?

      Guess they just wanted to people to fight over which lizard rules over them for a bit longer (That’s Douglas Adams on Democracy, not David Icke)

  22. andyalchemy says:

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)30418-9/fulltext

    27 Scientists write a paper all about worrying about Covid and how the scientists all agree it definitely wasn’t lab made and anyone who thought it was is a crazy conspiracy theorists, which was definitely written by scientists, cuz there are some names of some people who are definitely scientists at the top of the Lancet article. So definitely experts and scientists. Scientists. 27.

    https://usrtk.org/biohazards-blog/ecohealth-alliance-orchestrated-key-scientists-statement-on-natural-origin-of-sars-cov-2/

    Nope. It was written by not the scientists. It was written by The Lancet staff and particularly Peter Dazsek. And there is definitely a conflict of interest. Again not scientists.

    • zyxzevn says:

      Great topic.

      Evidence for the lab origin:
      (Based on the published RNA codes)
      1. The virus is a chimera, a combination between two viruses. I have not seen this before. And might theoretically only be possible with extreme mutations (degrading the virus).
      2. Compared to other viruses, it has an inserted code RxxR that increased the infection rate by 100x.
      3. It can enter cells via different HUMAN “keys”, which are different from animal versions. So it was already adapted to humans at the start, unlike viruses of animal origin.
      4. It is more damaging to humans of with genes that are more common in China.
      5. It uses the SARS and AIDS “keys” to enter cells. The aids version makes it harder for the immune system to detect.
      6. Via gain-of-function it is very normal to make such viruses and they are well reported in scientific journals.
      7. The mutation time-clock says lab origin. A virus mutates regularly by switching codes, like switching one letter in a word. Yet, the virus has no mutations compared to those made in the lab. AND now the virus is in the wild, we see that it has lots of mutations. (like switching letters)

      Note: The virus was already maximized for spreading, so any report about mutated viruses spreading even faster is nonsense.

      The argument for a natural virus, is that the virus could not be made, because you would see certain features. But that is referring to an old way of making them.

      For the virus to occur naturally, it would have to combine between different animals, reconstruct in a completely new way (1). Then add insert (2) to increase the spreading. And finally be suddenly perfectly adapted to humans (3). And all that without any other mutations (7). It is easier to win the lottery 30 times in a row.

      For the virus to leak from a lab we need one person who makes a small mistake, either by accident or intentionally. Which also happened in other labs.

      • flammable says:

        In my opinion I think the labs just created the virus to match the predetermined fear of a new pandemic level virus. This time I think it was overdone. The horrifying details of this new virus conflicts with real world results and policies made to slow the spread. There should be way more deaths. And many people should be incapacitated in their homes or on the streets before making it to a hospital. More importantly quarantines should already be ruled too late to be used considering the virus ability to spread and replicate so rapidly. Either government officials don’t understand the severity or they know the research on Sars-CoV-2 is completely bogus.

  23. maria.d says:

    https://youtu.be/dCt23D8VXpc

    “When I did the forecasts back in 2015…”

    Billy’s smirk says it all. This is all carefully planned and scripted out.

    I have a good friend who works in pro wrestling as a writer. Wrestling works as a bizarrely amusing entertainment media because the audiences largely accept the “rules” of the “wrestling world” in order to suspend their disbelief and enjoy what they are seeing, whilst knowing that it is fake. You would have to be a child or a complete idiot to believe that the wrestling viewed on television is real.
    Likewise, everything on the news (especially as of late) is a “work” as they say in wrestling lingo. You would have to be a child or a complete idiot to believe that it is real.
    Carefully scripted with grinning actors delivering the tragicomedies.

    When people ask Bill Gates “when will get back to normal?” he will tell you whatever story fits with his agenda.
    When people ask me when this “pandemic” will be over, I tell them, whenever YOU want it to be. And not before then.

    • Blameitontheboogie says:

      And why are people asking Bill Gates anything? He isn’t a doctor, he isn’t a scientist and according to people in the tech industry he didn’t even create his own codes for Windows. He just has a ridiculous amount of wealth along with others such and Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos due to bribing and blackmailing politicians to change laws in their favour.

  24. Steve Smith says:

    A strong competitor for the award in my opinion would have to be the fellow who played his role so well in faking out and deceiving more supposedly “woke folk” than any conventional politician since I was a kid. Trump fooled a whole lot of people into believing that he was some sort of savior. While of course, as usual, the agenda of the rulers continues apace.
    I wasn’t surprised at all the people who trusted the plan and thought that Trump the puppet was Trump the genius. But it did and still does amaze me how many people who should have known better thought that this was different. Trump said the magic words and said them over and over. And thats all it takes to win over a lot of anarchists. And thats all it takes to keep the game going.

    • cu.h.j says:

      He’s definitely not what some people think he is, some fearless leader with a pure heart. After all, he pushes the vaccine and seemed okay with the quantitative easing by the Fed.

      But I think that (perhaps I am wrong) he poses a threat to the establishment because he has actually woken people up and could actually cause a revolution in this country. He has the ability to do that and the establishment fears him.

      So Trump is a mixed bag and I try not to judge people because people are going off of their human instincts and sometimes those are accurate.

    • scpat says:

      But it did and still does amaze me how many people who should have known better thought that this was different.

      Yep, you said it well. That is how I feel also.

      • cu.h.j says:

        People tend to do what is easier and more convenient. It’s easier to think some leader will save us. People do this every time. They think top-down leadership will work when it fails again and again. “If we could just get the right person in office”

        It’s the paradigm that needs to change, I think. I do believe in leadership, that it plays a part in organizing and motivating people and has its place. But real leadership cultivates independent minds and communities.

        Trump’s vaccine push and his backing of the Fed showed that he either was very naive about who holds the power or it was all ego or a combination. Maybe he thought it was like the apprentice reality TV show or something, who knows.

        People fall for it because people don’t think they can win if they try to do the work themselves and they (us) and we have to do the work. We will have to sacrifice certainty and comfort and it may cost us our very lives. I don’t think the powers that shouldn’t be will just leave us alone to ride off into the sunset. Maybe it is really that simple, to stop using their system, but if the masses don’t go along, maybe the propaganda they will put out will invoke violence against us. It’s a risk people who really want to be free must take.

    • HomeRemedySupply says:

      This election cycle and its aftermath, highlights and re-underscores the fact that “Voting harder doesn’t work”.

      I guess it takes amnesia about 4 years to manifest.

  25. FatKat says:

    The supposed demise of the leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Kim Jong Un, and then his supposed non death exemplify what James seems to harp on about a former CIA director possibly having asserted: “We’ll Know Our Disinformation Program is Complete When Everything The American Public Believes is False.”

    https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/20/politics/kim-jong-un-north-korea/index.html

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/media/kim-jong-un-appears-to-be-alive-after-all-so-how-did-his-death-make-the-news/2020/05/05/e9cf7f0e-8d6c-11ea-a0bc-4e9ad4866d21_story.html

    P.S.

    If this submission places, would love to get this song about the 2 government agents who predicted harm to JFK before he was assassinated: Eugene B. Dinkin and David F. Christensen played on the Report or New World or Truth Music Playlist. Was it a Coincidence or a Central Plan?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t07obQDr4kA

  26. tricky says:

    1. For me, this whole sorry affair is underpinned by the PCR test and the “death within 28 days of a positive test” fiasco. Perhaps not the best example, but here’s Imperial College lauding it up as the “gold standard” test.

    https://www.imperial.ac.uk/news/211093/gold-standard-covid-19-tests-free-students/

    Any search for “pcr test gold standard” yields similar results.

    2. A close second would be the “evidence” (or lack thereof) of the effectiveness of masks and why not wearing one makes you selfish because you’re killing grandma – Textbook propoganda.

  27. David Haag says:

    Is there any news that isn’t corrupted? Is anyone out there without an agenda? God love ya, James, even you have an agenda…not that I am in disagreement. So, of all the false reporting of news or rather the lack of reality in news reports has to be the narrative of Covid-19 or as known to me and others as the scamdamic. You are a rare voice in the wilderness.

    • cu.h.j says:

      Everyone is biased. I think JC had a podcast about “the myth of journalistic objectivity” or something to that effect.

      The fact that people have biases does not mean that all news is “fake news”. Most honest journalists will point to the actual source material and explain their findings and why they think the way they do. This is why JC posts extensive links in the show notes so we can make our own conclusions (as biased as they may be).

      But the reporting of actual fake data and the fact that the funding for these fake news stories is often linked to some wealthy interest with a nefarious agenda is what I think of when someone says “fake news”.

  28. tricky says:

    On a different note, here’s something more specific. In a story widely circulated by the MSM, one tabloid headline reads:

    “Christmas bubbles ‘will cost lives’ as experts make historic joint plea to Boris Johnson” – For only the second time in 100 years, the British Medical Journal and Health Service Journal joined forces to warn ministers were about to “blunder into another major error that will cost many lives”
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/breaking-medical-journals-demand-christmas-23169788

    So, who are the “experts”?
    1. Alastair McLellan – Editor at the HSJ – Medical qualifications – zero. According to his LinkedIn page he specialises in Media business development, Online media development and Public sector procurement.
    2. Fiona Godlee is the Editor in Chief of The BMJ. Qualified as a doctor in 1985 and is nothing more than a GP at best. Is also a board member of the Climate and Health Council and on the executive committee for the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change.

    Here is the article in the HSJ:
    https://www.hsj.co.uk/comment/government-must-stop-household-mixing-this-christmas-a-joint-call-by-the-bmj-and-hsj/7029159.article.

  29. James.L says:

    This is a good one where Ferguson admits (its posted just under the photo) to his surprise as to how easy it was to impose the China like draconian lockdowns in western countries. He still thinks his lies…are, uh, are not lies. What a psychopath.

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/people-don-t-agree-with-lockdown-and-try-to-undermine-the-scientists-gnms7mp98?fbclid=IwAR0Zhmr7d4qvq3St53lyapM6a9KRet6JgTKeuZTxRxZhnTt-nU0Z2K1_x3k

  30. cj14 says:

    What if everything we have ever been told is a lie

  31. Blameitontheboogie says:

    For me the biggest fraud of 2020 has to be the ongoing misuse of the PCR test which is such an integral part of the whole covid deception to enable their evil schemes. The timeline connected to that is interesting. Kary Mullis, creator of the PCR test for a completely different purpose, died in August 2019, Event 201 predicting millions of deaths from this supposed virus took place in October 2019 and the whole covid panic kicked off in December 2019. Bit of a coincidence. Kary Mullis called out bad science and the scientific establishment, including Dr Fauci, during his lifetime so without a doubt if he was still with us he would be screaming blue murder about the misuse of his test.

  32. Pyjamazon says:

    Alright well it won’t be the most worthy submission, but I invite you to have a chuckle over “98 Symptoms Coronavirus Patients Say They’ve Had
    “Long haulers” report a wide variety of painful side effects from COVID-19”

    I know, I know, the source seems questionable, BUT Includes a Fact Checker, who also put their name on it!

    Spoiler alert: new symptoms include:
    Both high blood pressure and low blood pressure
    Weight gain and weight loss
    Dry throat and post-nasal drip
    Dry skin ….(def not from the hand sanitizer)

    Also, every symptom you ever experienced.

    https://www.eatthis.com/covid-19-signs/?utm_source=msn&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=msn-feed

    Enjoy!

  33. scpat says:

    The same author, German Lopez, from the same news agency, Vox, writing about two events with violence and property damage. One is okay because it’s for the cause I support. The other is not okay because it doesn’t align with my politics.

    Riots are destructive, dangerous, and scary — but can lead to serious social reforms
    German Lopez – Vox
    https://www.vox.com/2015/4/30/8518681/protests-riots-work

    To prevent more violent uprisings and protests, we need to take their causes seriously.

    […]But riots can and have led to substantial reforms in the past, indicating that they can be part of a coherent political movement. By drawing attention to some of the real despair in destitute communities, riots can push the public and leaders to initiate real reforms to fix whatever led to the violent rage.

    “When you have a major event like this, the power structure has to respond,” Hunt of UCLA said. “Some very concrete, material things often come out of these events.”

    Every person who forced their way into the Capitol should be arrested
    German Lopez – Vox
    https://www.vox.com/22217733/trump-rally-dc-protest-storm-the-capitol-coup

    Lock them all up.

    If America wants to prevent another event like Wednesday’s storming of the Capitol in Washington, DC, officials should make all efforts possible to arrest and prosecute every single person involved in the violent protests…

    […]If Wednesday’s rioters get away with violently shutting down the workings of the federal government, it will send a message to them — as well as to other people interested in carrying out political violence — that this behavior is, if not okay, at least something they can get away with. That would invite copycats.

    […]But that’s the rub: Officials have to be serious about punishing these wrongdoers. Otherwise, they’ll send a signal that what transpired on Wednesday was actually fine, making it more likely to happen again.

  34. manbearpig says:

    Dunno if someone already mentioned the fact of confusing case fatality rates with case infection rates…
    Anyhow, in case it hasn’t been mentioned:

    CONCLUSIONS
    Sampling bias in coronavirus mortality calculations led to a 10-fold increased mortality overestimation in March 11, 2020, US Congressional testimony. This bias most likely followed from information bias due to misclassifying a seasonal influenza IFR as a CFR, evident in a NEJM.org editorial. Evidence from the WHO confirmed that the approximate CFR of the coronavirus is generally no higher than that of seasonal influenza. By early May 2020, mortality levels from COVID-19 were considerably below predicted overestimations, a result that the public attributed to successful mitigating measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7511835/
    *there’s a thank you at the end of the study to a certain Colby Mullis: was wondering if any relation to the PCR inventor

    But Len Cabrera offers the opinion that Dr. Brown

    … had a generous interpretation: “even experts can make simple miscalculations which can lead to catastrophic results.”

    A careful viewing of the testimony suggests the line was not a mistake. Dr. Fauci was specifically asked if COVID was less lethal than H1N1 or SARS. Rather than refer to his own NEJM article saying SARS had a case fatality rate of 9-10% (3 to 10 times worse than COVID), Dr. Fauci said, “Absolutely not… the 2009 pandemic of H1N1 was even less lethal than regular flu… this is a really serious problem that we have to take seriously.” He repeated that COVID’s “mortality is 10 times that [of influenza]” and concluded with, “We have to stay ahead of the game in preventing this.” (Watch the video for yourself. It’s less than two minutes.)

    After Dr. Fauci’s testimony, the “10 times more lethal” line was echoed throughout the media (see Reuters, Bloomberg, CNBC, or The Hill). A month later, the WHO was quoting Dr. Fauci’s 10-times-deadlier claim. As of September 8, even the preeminent Johns Hopkins Health System still refers to COVID-19 being 10 times more lethal than flu…

    A study in France looked at all-cause mortality data from 1946 to 2020 and concluded that “SARS-CoV-2 is not an unusually virulent viral respiratory disease pathogen” because there is no significant increase in mortality. Of the deaths in 2020, the study said, “unprecedented strict mass quarantine and isolation of both sick and healthy elderly people, together and separately, killed many of them.”

    In his paper, Dr. Brown said the panic that was pushed after Dr. Fauci’s testimony requires “reassessing the ethics of fear-based public health campaigns.”

    https://alachuachronicle.com/mistake-or-manipulation/

  35. manbearpig says:

    There’s this webinar and study done from John Hopkins describing the phenomenon that deaths from other diseases decreased as covid deaths increased that was subsequently retracted. The article linked here links both the webinar and the study:

    On November 11, 2020, Johns Hopkins held the webinar led by Dr. Genevieve Briand, MS in Applied Economics Assistant Program Director, which strongly suggests that Covid-19 is nowhere near the disaster the government keeps telling us it is.
    On November 22, The John Hopkins News-Letter published the article by Yanni Gu — student at Johns Hopkins University [Link From WayBack Machine]. The author emphasizes Dr. Briand’s finding that the overall number of deaths in the U.S. is not significantly higher in 2020 than in previous years. Shortly after its publication, the article was deleted (November 26) from the Johns Hopkins website because, as they explain, it “has been used to support dangerous inaccuracies that minimize the impact of the pandemic.”

    https://center-for-rational-thinking.com/2020/11/29/dr-genevieve-briand-takes-a-closer-look-at-u-s-deaths-due-to-covid-19/

  36. czu says:

    Hi James,
    Happy to be part of the Fake News Awards and thank you to you and James Evan Pilato for being small beacons of light in these dark and dangerous times we live in.
    My nomination is the sensational and fear mongering story of NYC burying their dead on Hart Island (or even public parks!). This story was run by most news agencies but my favourite came from the New York Post on April 6th 2020.
    Even though this was easily debunked this article (written by 3 reporters…) started, in my opinion, a real campaign of spreading fear and terror in the minds of people who were already on guard for this mystery virus.

    https://nypost.com/2020/04/06/nyc-to-begin-temporarily-burying-coronavirus-victims-in-local-parks/?

  37. SuperMom Belle says:

    Please, Please cover CBS’ “mistake” they “regret” yet it’s still up TO THIS DAY, of stolen SKY NEWS Italy footage passed off as NY’s epicenter, as “acting” Gov Cuomo begs for more (kill) vents.
    Still-screenshots side-by-side (plus see below source links):
    https://blisswithoutignorance.org/2020/04/25/why-i-support-our-last-chance-to-fight-for-freedom/ control +F Wow, Italy & NY have the exact same hospital layout? Those oceans-apart hospitals surely had the same contractor, right? & what a coincidence, the patient captured by Sky News must have an identical twin brother on the other side of the world in New York City who happened to show symptoms and get hospitalized, because that’s logical, no? The Front Line Heroes even wear the same shade of green or blue PPE in the exact same positions and drink bottled Coke-a-cola and place it in the same spot on the table in front of the same computer stand and the box placement & IV stands in both pictures are exactly the same because…um, nope. There’s no explanation and there’s no excuse for LIARS.

    • SuperMom Belle says:

      See:
      CBS This Morning footage
      https://youtu.be/QWm0ytokzOI?t=83 March 25, 2020
      (cued at 1:23)

      & See:
      Original SKY news footage
      https://youtu.be/_J60fQr0GWo?t=149 March 19, 2020 (cued at 2:29)
      This is the “emergency ward” (not the emergency room, not the ICU).

      • cu.h.j says:

        Good catch. You are right, looks like the same hospital.

        Also, there has been no comparison to past flu seasons. I have seen worse in my local area. Even during this “surge” past flu seasons were worse, waiting rooms full and people lined up in the parking lot.

        When things got very slow during the first shelter in place in my local area, our hospital cut our staffing and never fully replaced it. Now when our hospital is at a normal capacity, they say we are full because of low staffing.

        Regarding ventilators, turns out they have caused a lot of damage. This whole thing has been the biggest propaganda campaign I have ever seen.

        • SuperMom Belle says:

          cu.h.j, Full disclosure, I didn’t make the connection myself, but read it had happened on that “crazy nutter,” David Icke’s site. Taking NOTHING at face value, I search and dug and was able to find the two pieces, took pictures and noting the times on them – put the pictures together side by side. What amazes me, is that THEY ARE STILL UP. CBS “regrets” the error so much that they LEFT IT UP even after we called it out. There are none so blind as he who will not see.
          Where are you? (if you don’t mind disclosing.)
          One of my local hospitals had a spill-over white tent up throughout the month of April which hosted no patient. By May 2, it was gone. Now (well, in December) they’re saying they’re near capacity and lack ventilators needed. REALLY!?! They’ve not put the tent back up, and they’re still using those $39,000-code ventilators? smh.

          Also noteworthy (not included in the article above but here: https://blisswithoutignorance.org/2020/06/03/dont-go-buy-the-numb-ers-22%e2%89%a0-5/) our state has NOT lifted lockdown past a “phase 2.5”. During summer, they literally used chains &/yellow crime-scene tape to lock the playgrounds, robbing children & the elderly who usually use those public places to get out a get sun of Vitamin D.
          Meanwhile cities used their CARES federal reserve notes to buy (more) social distancing drones and get this: UV lights to kill the virus.
          I can’t figure out if this is hypocrisy, incompetency or vile cruelty.

  38. alucientes says:

    This list is gold every year. If I had to recommend one: Bill Gates saying the world cannot get back to normal until everyone on the planet “pretty much” gets vaccinated (wan this experimental vaccine in defense of a virus with 97.7+ survival rate, with the vast majority of those dying being aged /one or more corbidities. Not that young otherwise healthy people haven’t also died, but that happens every season. Its hard to pick one story when the whole of the mass media have spent the entire last year on fire with the fear porn over the COVID lie, all in unison. That’s what I pick: The COVID psyop, take your pick of footage. That is the story of year, and clearly an ominous reflection of our future.

  39. ClintTorrez says:

    Politicians are calling to repurpose the lockdowns to reduce global warming, but this study from Feb – March 2020 shows that lockdowns caused global warming.
    https://twitter.com/shartstorm8d8/status/1345802208663674880?s=19
    Pope calls for politicians to take drastic measures to fight global warming https://www.reuters.com/article/us-environment-pope-idUSKCN1VM161
    NYT calling for lockdowns to slow global warming https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/04/19/climate/climate-crash-course-4.html

  40. Sapito says:

    Nomination: SKY NEWS and the fellows from Medical Detection Dogs.
    What a brilliant scheme, Bravo! They get £500.000 thanks to their Magical Thinking with Science vest. I must acknowledge their marketing is the cutest one.
    Dogs trained to detect COVID-19 https://youtu.be/jp13sHweWxY

    https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-dogs-being-trained-to-find-passengers-with-covid-19-at-airports-11976965

    They sniff the virus even in the asymthomatic. There was a famous Counting Horse in the XX Century, but I don´t think it made that much money.

    Well, perhaps this report is not surprising at all, since happened in 2020, same year a candidate that chose “truth over facts” trumped his Warp Speed rival.

    UPDATE:https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-dogs-deployed-at-helsinki-airport-to-sniff-out-virus-12079289
    Coronavirus: Dogs deployed at Helsinki Airport to sniff out virus.
    Helsinki Airport is trialling the scheme after a study suggests trained dogs can detect COVID-19 with close to 100% certainty.
    By Tim Baker, news reporter.
    It follows a study by the University of Helsinki’s Veterinary Faculty, which suggested trained dogs can detect COVID-19 with close to 100% certainty. (So dissappointed in the myth of “developed countries” right now).

  41. falcon says:

    James,

    This little news story may not rate very high compared to all of the other fake news story to come out during the year of Perfect Eyesight. It is telling the viewers that the practices already in place to practically stop the spread of the coronavirus in its tracks (social distancing, mask wearing and frequent handwashing), could result in a lot fewer flu cases in the coming flu season. The story was aired around the middle of September. I don’t know how many flu cases have been reported since then, but the reported number CV-19 cases has more than tripled to date. However, the most interesting thing about this story is that the headline writer may have decided to inject some truth into the headline.
    “There Might Be A Silver Lining This Flu Season Due To Plandemic”
    https://news.yahoo.com/might-silver-lining-flu-season-211900779.html

  42. theicemancometh says:

    Hi James,
    In my estimation you can’t go past Matt Hancock (UK health secretary) if you’re looking for crappy actors concerning the scamdemic….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnV9LumDxZk

    and of course don’t forget this little beauty of the interview with Pfizer CEO…

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMAZJtOdYNI

    looking forward to the show!

    regards

  43. padraig says:

    billy corgan ok on the bowie tribute. a slick production. indeed. covid friendly if you suffer from broken brain syndrome.

  44. padraig says:

    plenty o cringe. and social justice. yum.

  45. Arby says:

    The mutated, even more deadly, Sars CoV 2 virus (that doesn’t exist), would be one good candidate I’m sure.

  46. hugo.c says:

    Hi All,

    Any story around maintaining USA imperialism/creating a false enemy. I suppose I’m nominating a category. But, then you get lots of choices.

    Any election or coup in Latin America which the USA didn’t like (Bolivia, Venezuala), any colour revolution (Belarus, Hong Kong), any Russian poisoning story involving Novochok (Navalny, or at Salisbury), any lack of reporting on things that expose USA “meddling” (Assange, UN OPCW, MEK), anything to do with the Antifa bugbear, the media repression of the H Biden laptop (fake news by ommision), …

    You get the idea.

    On an unrelated note, I just dont get it why the Dino’s aren’t reporting on the BRI and related programs. It is the biggest geopolitical shift in decades, but nix from them. Maybe that’s just another “silence” award.

    I eagerly look forward to the show.

    Have fun all!

  47. manbearpig says:

    I thought the pseudo-solidarity stasi-style behavioral-engineering dancing-nurse brainwashing BS that reigned at the beginning of the scamdemic would provide some comic relief it weren’t so sad:

    “…Ever since lockdown measures went into effect in the U.K. on March 23, police stations have been inundated with calls from curtain twitchers denouncing neighbors for excessive public outings.

    The avalanche of complaints about twice-a-day jogs or overly frequent trips to the supermarket has been such that Thames Valley Police Commissioner Anthony Stansfield felt obliged to go on the BBC and urge citizens to stop tattling on one another…

    …At a housing complex in Oviedo in northern Spain, a sign was posted last week singling out neighbors for not coming out to applaud the country’s health workers in the evening.

    The sign’s author suggested that other residents show their displeasure with the unenthusiastic lot by calling the cops every time they went for “20-minute walks with their dog.”

    olitico.eu/article/coronavirus-lockdown-snitches-thrive-in-europe-reports-watchmen-spying-neighbors/

    In the 18th district, on a hill dominated by the Sacre Coeur church, the sound of people clapping, cheering, and whooping could be heard at the designated time, according to a Reuters reporter.

    The sentiment was not universal. On one residential street in the 16th borough, a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe and home to some of the city’s most expensive real estate, there was silence and no people on their balconies.

    (stigmatizing abstainers by suggesting they’re cold-hearted rich people who don’t belong in the new Sustainable Great Reset paradigm, of course. Had they been American they’d have been called gun-carrying Trump-voting neo-nazis)

    euters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-france-balconies/locked-down-paris-takes-to-balconies-to-applaud-health-workers-idUSKBN2143VN?edition-redirect=ca

    Dancing nurses:

    ww.youtube.com/watch?v=EMHU6MtPVqQ

    euters.com/video/watch/idOVCCSU9UV

    (clipped off the predictable beginnings of these links to avoid moderation queue)

  48. HomeRemedySupply says:

    This is such a cool THREAD of comments. Some great stuff.

    I want to say that I really liked reviewing…
    The 3rd Annual REAL Fake News Awards! – The Year of 2019
    https://www.corbettreport.com/episode-372-the-3rd-annual-real-fake-news-awards/
    Great Thunberg at the 15:16 minute mark really ties into “The Great Reset” narrative.

    These Corbett/Broc West “REAL Fake News Awards” are top grade productions.

  49. studiotwoseven says:

    I work at a library here in Portland, Oregon. Next door is a high school named after Thomas Jefferson. The school had a statue of the founding father, I could see it from the back door of the library. You can guess that it (the statue) is no longer there.
    I nominate this most helpful Popular Mechanics article, and I apologize James if I did stray a bit from the criteria:

    “How to Topple a Statue Using Science”
    https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a32870657/remove-statue-science/

    …I guess I think that I disbelieve the premise of the article, to protect people from getting hurt while taking down the symbols of oppression, might be a different agenda at play, just saying…

  50. phillipsbri says:

    Hi

    This report was on the bbc news at the start of the plandemic on the first few days of uk lockdown, watched by millions and is obvious scaremongering.
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-latin-america-52234127

  51. cairo94 says:

    I thought this was a worthy piece of fake news…

    https://fullfact.org/online/pcr-test-mullis/

  52. MainHealth says:

    Hi,
    My 30 something year old daughter sent me this article By Michael Hobbes written October 2020. The article seems to be saying that parents, I am 60 something, are going down the rabbit hole of conspiracy theory’s. I do not drink, smoke or take pharmaceuticals and do not have cognitive decline. In spite of this, my daughter has been convinced by this article that she can not talk to me anymore or listen to anything that I say. Because of this I think that this is extremely effective propaganda.

    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/internet-baby-boomers-misinformation-social-media_n_5f998039c5b6a4a2dc813d3d

    Nancy

  53. dugp says:

    Dear James,

    Please accept my nominee for the Fake News Awards, 2020:

    The Big Lie: CORONAVIRUS IS TRANSMISSIBLE THROUGH THE AIR
    Fake News Contestant: New York Times article Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How
    By Or Fleisher, Gabriel Gianordoli, Yuliya Parshina-Kottas, Karthik Patanjali, Miles Peyton and Bedel Saget
    Published Oct. 30, 2020

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/10/30/science/wear-mask-covid-particles-ul.html?campaign_id=29&emc=edit_up_20201103&instance_id=23747&nl=the-upshot&regi_id=55920727&segment_id=43319&te=1&user_id=c3a0f02cbb4c23079911415f7f120f70

    The big lie this year was that the virus that causes Covid-19 (SARS CoV-2) is transmissible through the air by asymptomatic people. This lie is the number one reason for lock-downs, social distancing, and the use of face masks. The lie was perpetuated in countless news stories around the world, but the best example is the New York Times animated article titled Masks Work. Really. We’ll Show You How.

    To understand the lie, we need to understand where it came from and why it is not true.

    I first noticed this lie embedded in the OSHA training we were required to read before we were allowed to return to work in the spring, after the initial lockdown. Our VOSHA (Vermont OSHA) training slideshow stated: “It may be possible that a person can get the coronavirus by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.” (https://labor.vermont.gov/vermont-occupational-safety-and-health-administration-vosha, slide #6)

    This “fact” seemed strange to me, since most viruses and bacteria are spread through surface contact, followed by contact with an opening into the body. (That’s why we are advised to wash our hands and don’t touch our faces.) The “fact” that this virus was completely different from all others in this way was startling news.

    The VOSHA training referenced the CDC as the source for the “fact.” The CDC’s site makes the statement again, but cites no sources:“Spread from touching surfaces is not thought to be a common way that COVID-19 spreads” (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fprepare%2Ftransmission.html). So, where did this fact come from?

    At around the same time, the WHO released its June 5th Interim Report which stated:
    “…transmission of the COVID-19 virus can occur directly by contact with infected people, or indirectly by contact with surfaces in the immediate environment or with objects used on or by the infected person (e.g., stethoscope or thermometer)… The scientific community has been discussing whether the COVID-19 virus, might also spread through aerosols in the absence of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). This is an area of active research. So far, air sampling in clinical settings where AGPs were not performed, found virus RNA in some studies (13-15) but not in others. (11, 12, 16) However, the presence of viral RNA is not the same as replication- and infection-competent (viable) virus that could be transmissible and capable of sufficient inoculum to initiate invasive infection.” Advice on the use of masks in the context of COVID-19: interim guidance, 5 June 2020 (https://apps.who.int/iris/handle/10665/332293) What the WHO points out is that release of virus particles into the air does not mean that there is enough active particle to infect another person. This kind of airborne transmission is, thankfully, very rare.

    [SNIP – Please keep comments to 500 words or less. Longer comments can be split into multiple posts. -JC]

    • flammable says:

      Enough active viral particles doesn’t equal infection either. If that were the case, lab researchers working on viruses would simply add more viruses to cells and reproduce a viral infection very quickly. That is not the case as every experiment involves a complex use of chemicals and even animal cells to create the right conditions to replicate viruses. In the lab that actually does real testing, viruses can only survive and replicate in a dish of cells, various biological particles, and chemicals but definitely not released into the open air.

      I think the biggest thing not asked is finding close to the exact completed Sars-CoV-2 virus ANYWHERE else besides data records. Air samples from breaths of the infected should have not just a viral particle but the full 30,000 BP RNA sequence of Sars-Cov-2 to prove the virus is transmissible. And I keep getting the excuse that it would take to long and a virus would be degraded by the time we isolate and sequence a collected particle. If that were the case then a virus cannot infect others since it cannot survive long enough. All I ask is for one naturally completed Sars-Cov-2 virus without the need to finish it’s missing RNA sequence.

  54. Fact Checker says:

    Probably too late to the party, but, I nominate the Guardian’s “Editorial Written Entirely by A.I.”:

    https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/08/robot-wrote-this-article-gpt-3

    Of course, the fine print pretty much says they had a team of contributors write the thing.

    …and they still couldn’t make it coherent.

  55. Emily says:

    I went looking for a story about a train carrying grain derailing (I think later but not late 2020, in the US) but instead found 4 articles from last Dec about at least one incident but all had distinct differences. None of them refer to the same location in New South Wales, though the places they do identify are all within a very small area a minute drive apart on google maps.

    I had to put it in a table to keep it clear and link is to excel doc also containing links to articles.

    It would seem to suggest there are two different trains carrying grain on different lines on consecutive days (the first two disagree on the date but not the time). The tracks are all managed by ARTC but article 2 mentions the train’s operator being Qube (I’m coming across a lot of things beginning with Q atm and none of them good) which turns out to be Australia’s biggest haulage company heavily into ai and replacing its workforce with robots.

    I just found another article which contains the same info as in the 2nd. But this also says the train was destined to be loaded onto a boat and taken to Sri Lanca.

    https://1drv.ms/x/s!Aggqw-xKoGRR4BYsJwY58XooJQG4?e=UqPUtp

    I didn’t mean to fall down a rabbit hole the first article I come to. I have just had a quick scan of the WEF twitter and only needed to 28th Dec to find the first belter which is an article about how AI has counted 1.8 billion trees in the Sahara desert. They are interested in this because people who live there might use them as fuel or to build with. The WEF is involved in projects to ‘protect’ the people who live there.
    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/10/ai-billion-trees-sahara-desert-technology

    The WEF’s twitter account will be a treasure trove but I kinda don’t want to give them credit for anything as am convinced most of the crap they share is designed to be utterly ridiculous if you think about it at all but they know most people don’t think for themselves at all.

  56. Emily says:

    This also on 28th Dec. I’m not even going back any further I promise.

    WEF Twitter: What is a microaggression? 14 things people think are fine to say – but are actually racist, sexist, or offensive

    No 14 things that are outright rude and very obviously offensive. I think someone wrote Klaus (Dr Strange Love) a list and he thought he’d write an article as it was total news to him.

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/07/microagressions-workplace-langauge-racism-sexism-ageism-abeism

  57. nealf says:

    Hello James,

    Here I am, Nelson Ferreira, from Portugal.

    My suggestion for fake news award:

    Portuguese national TV, the leader station named: SIC, broadcasted September 1st 2020 at night prime time daily news, that a political event expected to take place in the south of Lisboa (capital city from Portugal), had been front page of the USA newspapper: New York Times.

    Here you can find a frame of the moment when the lady anchor of the night news TV show, airs the cover of the NYT as real, but it was a false cover:
    https://voxpoptv.com/2020/09/02/sic-outra-vez-jornal-da-noite-usa-noticia-falsa-como-verdadeira/

    Fake news that was being circulated in social media, was broadcasted in national TV as a real thing!

    Thank you for your wonderful work.

    Nelson Ferreira
    Portugal

  58. MagicBullet says:

    MSM article quoting the NY times:
    https://people.com/health/los-angeles-ambulances-leave-patients-unlikely-survive-covid-cases-soar/
    says “At Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in South L.A., workers are putting patients in the gift shop and lobby, and incoming patients have to wait in a tent outside.”

    Video of 2 empty LA hospitals the day after the people article incl MLK Jr as noted in the people.com, and another empty LA hospital with armed hospital police and barricades at hosp entrance:
    https://tv.gab.com/channel/xzavier2020/view/video-taken-empty-hospitals-in-la-5ff55346d673b36a8b61eef2

  59. thomas.j says:

    You should actually mail the dinos to the winners

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