Tag: Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Costs Costs Costs Don’t do anything is the LNP and News Corpse solution

Large outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran were reported in the past few days, suggesting containment measures have not stopped the virus' spread.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,25/2/20; Pandemic, Stock markets and the wealthy; Australian LNP try to say Coal and Gas are clean economically; Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Why is the notion of a “common good” or a “transition to” create such panic in conservatives. They feel they just might lose a “historic right”

Illustration: Simon Letch

Fighting Fake News with REAL,19/2/20; Australia’s Economy has no place for the Common Good; Elitist Sound Bytes dominate our News;

Old Dog Thoughts- Antarctica and the LNP are melting. Secret Mogul Business and the Ambassador.

Illustration: Jim Pavlidis

Fighting Fake News with REAL 8/2/20; The disguised move Left and the changing of the LNP; Antarctica on fire; Undeclared connections;

Old Dog Thoughts- Cognitive Dissonance LNP Government Policy and the Common Good

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Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/2/20; Did the notion of the Common Good ever exist in Australia? Newstart; LNP Grants; Charity windfall; Wage Theft; Fake News;

Old Dog Thoughts- The Mad Monk is Best fighting fires

Former PM Tony Abbott said low birth rates among middle class women is "a real problem in every western country."

Fighting Fake News with Real,29/1/20; Abbott Just can’t help himself; Welfare recipients will help the surplus; The world view of Trump’s second term; Fake News Trump is innocent;

Old Dog Thoughts- Murdoch Media is global trash but in Australia, it loses money, pays no tax, and is subsidised to be the Nation’s defacto State Media

Global recovery skips Australia as economy suffers Coalition's incompetence

Fighting Fake News with REAL,27/1/2020 Invasion,Survival Australia’s Posturing Day; LNP Economic Management 6 gears in reverse; Morrison is Damaged Goods; Fake News from Murdoch’s stable;

Old Dog Thoughts- Politicians are Insider Traders in every sense of the word

Australia has improved its standing on a global assessment of least-corrupt countries by one notch to 12th place.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 24/1/20; Why are we so much more corrupt than NZ? Incremental Change amounts to tokenism; Bolt Murdoch’s Anti-Australian;

Old Dog Thoughts- The PS is the biggest union; So easy to see the Captain’s Call; Gig Economy = Depression Labor not Freedom you idiot;

Coalition persists with 'dead, buried and exhumed' union-busting billIllustration: Andrew Dyson

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 11/12/19; Articles of impeachment have been laid; Union busting Lazarus Bill is back; So is a a Captains Call; LNP Depression Economy has a new and twisted narrative;

Old Dog Thoughts- Conservative belief control the narrative you control reality. It’s only subjective afterall;

US Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland says there was an explicit quid pro quo between a White House meeting and Ukrainian investigations.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,21/11/19; Corruption EVERYWHERE but nobody jailed; Donald Trump will throw Giuliani under the bus; Westpac a law unto it’s own;; Media bullshit and false pride;

Don’t shoot the messenger – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Morrison has demonstrated a Trumpesque ability to fudge, mislead and obfuscate, and to also suggest things are the opposite of reality.

Rowan, like Morrison and Trump are shooting the messenger. While they have every right to disagree with the position reported by some or all of the media, they also need to provide the evidence and data that would be required to demonstrate the lack of accuracy inherent in the claim of fake news. Otherwise, why should you or I believe them?

via Don’t shoot the messenger – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Old Dog Thoughts- 94 Malaysian PM says Australia will change. Conservative media have said it won’t since the 50s. It has and it will.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 4/11/19; Morrison promises to shut Democracy down; Mahathir see Australia becoming more Asian LNP doesn’t; Nothing has Changed;

Old Dog Thoughts- Putin wins Gold, Trump’s still digging one for himself

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 23/10/19; Is the Don Done and Busted?; Lynching was Racist Trump’s a Lyncher; Putin has stepped into the breach; Kill Buyer’s Truth; Shame of a Fake News Pundit,

Old Dog Thoughts- George Carlin Said it best; Democracy When?;

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Fighting Fake News with REAL,18/9/19; George Carlin’s REAL NEWS; DEMOCRACY WENT WHERE?; Crime Rate in Vic is Falling but Fake News Don’t tell you that; What do call this man?



Old Dog Thoughts-Tyranny and those that support it as “normal”

MUNGO MACCALLUM: Peter Dutton — crushing people because he can

Fighting Fake News with REAL,10/9/19; Peter Dutton is normal according to thoese that see an LNP Australia as a “normal” country; We are far from “normal” and the quality of our media proves it;

Frank Luntz Blames Media For Trying To Hurt Trump By Destroying The U.S. Economy | Crooks and Liars

Frank Luntz Blames Media For Trying To Hurt Trump By Destroying The U.S. Economy

With his back to the wall Trump media now says he’s not running the country. Sounds like the voice of a bankrupt man(ODT)

via Frank Luntz Blames Media For Trying To Hurt Trump By Destroying The U.S. Economy | Crooks and Liars

US-China trade war escalates with new tariffs on goods, including fuel and smart speakers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A close up composite photo of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping

Trump’s G7statements proved to be bullshit yet again (ODT)

“The United States should learn how to behave like a responsible global power and stop acting as a ‘school bully’,” the official Xinhua news agency said.”

A new round of tariffs took effect from 2:01pm on Sunday, with Beijing’s levy of five per cent on US crude marking the first time the fuel has been targeted since the world’s two largest economies started their trade war more than a year ago.

The Trump administration will begin collecting 15 per cent tariffs on more than $US125 billion ($185 billion) in Chinese imports, including smart speakers, Bluetooth headphones and many types of footwear.

via US-China trade war escalates with new tariffs on goods, including fuel and smart speakers – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Has President Trump’s trade war cost China three million jobs? – BBC News

"China has lost three million jobs, and it'd soon be much more than three million jobs," says US President Donald Trump

Claim: President Trump says three million jobs have been lost in China as a consequence of the trade war with the United States.—-FAKE NEWS

Verdict: While estimates for China’s employment vary widely, they do not generally support Mr Trump’s claim. When asked, the White House directed us to a survey that gave a lower figure.


Old Dog Thoughts- Trump’s denial, white Racists are the victims in Trumpland. Victims of video playing kids. More guns needed.

US President Donald Trump speaks about the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Trump has only got a two word slogan that that’s meant to explain his whole Presidency it’s become his brand FAKE NEWS. The shootings didn’t happen and he didn’t incite anyone bad parenting and videos are making white supremecists victims in Trumpland. (ODT)

Fighting Fake News with Real; 6/8/19; Trump’s lies sound like lies “videp games to blame” In the NRA’s pocket;

Old Dog Thoughts- Murdoch’s sock puppets in the Anglosphere means Foxit

Former London mayor and former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is all but assured of becoming the new British prime minister this week.

Fighting Fake News with Real, 24/7/19; Sky News After Dark is and Oxymoron Better known as Sky News in the Dark or Dark News in the Sky or just just Sky High Dark News; Boris,

The falsity of fake news – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Difficult to pin down when this narrative actually began, but for argument’s sake I’ll posit its start with the recent Australian Federal Election and the plethora of fake news trumpeting a Labor victory.

A successive run of negative polls published over at least two years, pointed to this mythical Labor win.

Indeed, dire poll numbers prompted Malcolm Turnbull’s putsch, which lead to the demise of Tony Abbott and ultimately the triumph of Scott Morrison.

The script suggested a brave new Shorten Labor Government replete with the sparkling post-modern trappings of a new Whitlam/Hawke/Keating imperium.

But the thumping hangover of this self-inflicted delusion is made worse by recent raids on the ABC and a News Corp journalist, both aided and abetted by the home-grown master of the dark art of fake news, the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton.

The falsity of fake news – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Alan Jones’ climate change ‘argument’

Jones is one of these illogical people. The problem is that he has been given a microphone to peddle his rubbish to thousands of listeners and give succour to far-right politicians who spruik similar rubbish in the party room.

via Alan Jones’ climate change ‘argument’

Labor MP Ed Husic calls on parties to sign fake news ‘armistice’


Labor backbencher Ed Husic has called on both major parties to reach a fake news “armistice” before the next election, arguing that political scare campaigns are in neither’s best interests.

The western Sydney MP also admitted Labor was “outgunned and outspent” in the digital campaign waged in the lead-up to the May 18 federal election.

via Labor MP Ed Husic calls on parties to sign fake news ‘armistice’

The Coalition can’t manage money – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Only one-eyed Coalition supporters could construe the deteriorating state of our economy as somehow acceptable, as having nothing to do with the stewardship of the government. Instead, they will likely insist that the Coalition knows what it’s doing, has everything under control, and that we’re all doing fine. They will extract any morsel of ‘good news’ from the economic data to bolster their conclusions.

They will go on insisting that ‘The Coalition is the superior economic manager’, although the evidence inexorably leads to the conclusion: The Coalition can’t manage money.

via The Coalition can’t manage money – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Three long years, three crazy weeks, nine national disasters










Three long years, three crazy weeks, nine national disasters

Change the Rules rally: Melbourne CBD flooded with protesters as ACTU demonstration forces road closures, delays


News Corp supports economic growth and the widening of the wealth and income gaps. Protests apparently should have rules and go unnoticed style comes before meaning. Of course it does when News Corp are propagandists operating via fraudulent style of News Media. (ODT)

Change the Rules rally: Melbourne CBD flooded with protesters as ACTU demonstration forces road closures, delays

Old Dog Thoughts- A Cancer on our Democracy Fake News and undeclared donations.

Andrew Bolt’s Blog,6/4/19; A Cancer on Australia’s Democracy; Foreign influence in Australian Politics; Hypocrisy of the LNP Dastyari got the boot Abbott and Hanson don’t?;

No, Fox’s Katie Pavlich, the US wasn’t the First to Abolish Slavery

Fox Cable News’ Katie Pavlich asserted Tuesday, “They keep blaming America for slavery, but the truth is that throughout human history slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.”

via No, Fox’s Katie Pavlich, the US wasn’t the First to Abolish Slavery

CNN’s ‘Venezuelan army defectors’ not in army, not defectors & don’t live in Venezuela — RT World News

If this story wasn’t already suspicious enough, it turns out that the pair were wearing uniforms that were retired by the Venezuelan military after consolidating its branches in 2008. This fact was easily confirmed by paying attention to their badges which still read ‘FAN’ ( Fuerza Armada Nacionales), where-as all Venezuelan service members today have badges which read ‘FANB’ (Fuerza Armada Nacional Bolivariana).

via CNN’s ‘Venezuelan army defectors’ not in army, not defectors & don’t live in Venezuela — RT World News

Ann Coulter went on Fox News and called for migrants to be shot. Here’s the headline Fox went with.

Murdoch Media Fox News and Alternative Facts (ODT)

During the show, Coulter argued that U.S. soldiers “can shoot invaders,” adding that if they couldn’t shoot them in the United States they could “go one yard into Mexico.” When host Jeanine Pirro pushed back, stating, “Ann, we can’t invade Mexico. … We certainly can’t cross the border to shoot them up over there,” Coulter responded, “Reagan invaded Grenada, and Grenada was far less of a threat to Americans.” She also stated that even if judges would try to prevent Trump from allowing soldiers to shoot at migrants or invade Mexico, “that’s not a reason not to try it.”

To summarize: Coulter called for shooting migrants or invading Mexico, and Fox News thought the best description for those comments was “Coulter urges Trump to follow through on tough border talk.”

Ann Coulter went on Fox News and called for migrants to be shot. Here’s the headline Fox went with.

MSNBC’s First Look highlights how Fox News exploited the migrant caravan in the lead-up to the midterms, then immediately forgot about it

Ayman Mohyeldin: “While Fox News spent more than 33 hours discussing the caravan through Election Day, the network didn’t focus on it at all the day after the midterms, and it has spend less than five minutes on the subject the day after that”

Source: MSNBC’s First Look highlights how Fox News exploited the migrant caravan in the lead-up to the midterms, then immediately forgot about it

Man taken into custody as US enters fifth day of bomb scares

Rita Katz, director of SITE Intelligence Group, said a review of social media pages didn’t indicate affiliation with far-right extremist organisations but show “an intense support” for Trump as well as Islamophobic sentiments and the promotion of conspiracy theories
Cesar Sayoc jnr.

Shortly after the arrest, Trump called the suspected mail bombs “terrorising acts” and praised law enforcement officers.

“We will prosecute them, him, her, whoever it may be, to the fullest extent of the law,” he said at a White House event. “We must never allow political violence to take root in America and I’m committed to doing everything in my power as president to stop it and stop it now.”

However, just before Sayoc was taken into custody, Trump posted a tweet that seemed to question the timing and veracity of the bomb scares.

via Man taken into custody as US enters fifth day of bomb scares

NSW 100 per cent in drought: minister

Andrew Bolt’s denial was obvious in his editorial stating ” this is normal Australia” “The Big Lie” was his “Big Wet” half a graphic story which is just ” Big BS”. Climate Change is real generations of farmers know it’s real. Bolt’s ignorance his denial and we have seen more rain than ever been seen before. He showed a graphic that ignored the reality of two states. (ODT)

The entire state of NSW has been declared in drought after a drier-than-expected June and July.

According to the NSW Department of Primary Industries, 61 per cent of NSW is either in drought or intense drought, while nearly 39 per cent is drought affected.

“The forecast suggests an increase of drier than normal conditions for the next three months across the majority of NSW.”

Mr Blair assured farmers and the community that the government would “stand with them through this challenging time and continue to make sure we have the right support available”.

 NSW 100 per cent in drought: minister

The NSW government has announced more than $1 billion in drought relief measures, which include transport subsidies, waivers on farming costs, further bolstering the Farm Innovation Fund, animal welfare measures and mental health support, the statement said.


‘Fake News’ is Everywhere — 20+ Times Government & Media Got Caught Brainwashing Us


According to Israeli born Professor Edward Said, “no country and no lobby” has been as effective at spreading media propaganda and “misinformation” in the United States better than the government of Israel.[67] Naturally, as the field of media and journalism have branched out into the internet, so too has their capabilities to manipulate public opinion.

Back in 2009, the Israeli government announced plans to employ citizens in the dissemination of online propaganda.[68] In 2012, the Electronic Intifada broke a similar story about leaked documents claiming that Israeli students were offered an alluring $2,000 a month, to work from home for just several hours a week of online propaganda. And in 2013, the government setup a University scholarship program for students willing to peddle their agenda.

Alon Liel, former director-general of the Israeli foreign ministry went on record expressing his outrage, by calling it “quite disgusting… University students should be educated to think freely. When you buy the mind of a student, he becomes a puppet of the Israeli government grant… You can give a grant to do social work or teach but not to do propaganda on controversial issues for the government.”[69]

via ‘Fake News’ is Everywhere — 20+ Times Government & Media Got Caught Brainwashing Us

Fox News FAIL: Graphic Claims Entire US Defense Budget Goes To NATO | Crooks and Liars

Fox News FAIL: Graphic Claims Entire US Defense Budget Goes To NATO

When your as dumb as Trump who cares about truth your making Billions for Murdoch. Will Fox and News Corp merge? What does that mean for SKY and Foxtel and Murdoch’s Aussie holdings? (ODT)

Fox News on Thursday falsely suggested that the entire U.S. defense budget is paid to NATO.

In an on-screen graphic titled “U.S. Contributions To NATO in 2018,” Fox News claimed that $706.1 billion was paid to the military alliance.

In fact, $706.1 billion represents the entire defense budget, which is the largest in U.S. history.

via Fox News FAIL: Graphic Claims Entire US Defense Budget Goes To NATO | Crooks and Liars

Benjamin Netanyahu is a fake supporter of democracy | +972 Magazine

Why aren’t Iranian Jews flocking to Israel? Why don’t we hear of those in Morocco? Why don’t we hear more about the Jewish opposition in Israel they throw rocks too but don’t get shot. (ODT)

Netanyahu’s support for Iranian dissidents is unabashedly cynical. It stems from short-term Realpolitik, by which democracy and freedom are worthy goals as long as they serve his political interests. The prime minister has no qualms about calling for democracy in Iran, Israel’s sworn enemy, while allying himself with some of the Middle East’s worst human rights violators. What else could explain his support for protests in Iran, his unease about democracy in the Arab world, and his hostility toward opposition at home by both citizens and non-citizens alike?

via Benjamin Netanyahu is a fake supporter of democracy | +972 Magazine

Press gives Israel pretext to attack Gaza | The Electronic Intifada

Australian Press needs inclusion here as well just read Andrew Bolt’s cooentaries but even more the lack of commentary on Israel. We can imagine just how much attention kites and balloons would get at International arms shows when they are portrayed by Israel’s IDF as deadly. Israel is no doubt copying them to sell commercially. (ODT)

Journalists in Britain and Ireland often refer to the summer months as the “silly season.” Little of consequence is happening, the media apparently decide, so we can treat trivia as newsworthy.

I’m not sure if hot weather is to blame but much recent coverage of Gaza is quite silly. Perspective has been discarded as kites and balloons have been depicted as major threats.

These are “weapons that are designed to kill,” according to an Israeli military spokesperson quoted in a Financial Times feature. Fixated on these high-flying incendiary devices, the feature omitted a pertinent fact: nobody has actually been killed by them.

Silly reporting of this nature serves Israel well. An aggressive state that has committed a number of massacres this year alone is cast as a victim.

Intentionally or not, the press is offering pretexts for Israel to launch another major offensive against Gaza. Any such attack would then be presented as an act of retaliation – or even of self-defense.

While every form of Palestinian resistance gets maligned, Israel’s weapons industry is treated with the greatest imaginable respect.

Dozens of Israeli firms took part in a Paris fair earlier this month. Eurosatory – as the event is called – was jointly organized by France’s defense ministry and arms lobby.

via Press gives Israel pretext to attack Gaza | The Electronic Intifada