Sharyl Attkisson joined Steve Malzberg for a discussion that included the “propaganda of fake news,” a topic that she included in her current book, “The Smear.” Malzberg offers his views, saying, “To me it’s just insane, to me it’s fascism from the left, but in fact the fake news is the so-called mainstream media in so many cases.” He asks, “And you know when it’s worse, in my view, and you can disagree with me, feel free.
Malzberg answers his own question, “Fake news by omission, it’s what they don’t talk about, what they leave out as we just discussed with the chipping away at the freedom of the press under Obama. It’s when they don’t bring up issues or shy away from them or outright say, ‘oh no,no,no – we don’t talk about that here,’ that’s the biggest sin of fake news, the sin of omission.”
Attkisson concurs, saying, “I call it the soft censorship that we engage in ourselves by leaving out stories or allowing ourselves to be stopped from presenting certain stories and yes, I agree with that. But I take a step back, and this is covered in my book, ‘The Smear,’ I had to stuff this in at the last minute, but before about September 13th, if you search the news, you won’t find many or any mentions of fake news.”
She notes, “But as soon as there was, in my view, a propaganda campaign to put this on the plate of the American public, the news media and politicians, including ‘president’ Obama, went hog-wild with the term and it started making headlines every day.”
“It wasn’t a new invention,” observes Attkisson, “and yes, fake news exists, but the idea that there’s a huge campaign behind it to controversialize [sic] certain reports and censor, in my view, certain views is a propaganda campaign. And I think when David Brock, Hillary Clinton’s ally from Media Matters, announced that he would be the arbiter, or help be the arbiter of so-called fake news, I think that’s where it sealed the deal that the whole thing is a propaganda effort and a political effort.”
She describes it as “not really an honest effort to seek out facts but more to determine for other people what truth they should hear.” Brock is not only associated with Hillary Clinton, he’s a Soros operative as is his organization, Media Matters. If he’s connected to this censorship, whatever anyone is allowed to see will not be the truth, that much is guaranteed.
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