Mainstream Media Caught Lying About Jade Helm Critics

Corporate media launches disinfo campaign against Infowars, Alex Jones

BY KIT DANIELS & JAKARI JACKSON

The mainstream media is attacking critics of Operation Jade Helm, including Alex Jones and Infowars, in an attempt to steer public opinion in favor of the domestic military drill.

For example, in an article entitled As Jade Helm 15 Military Exercise Begins, Texans Keep Watch ‘Just in Case’, the New York Times referenced a non-existent Infowars “report” to claim that Infowars “suggested the name Helm was an acronym for Homeland Eradication of Local Militants,” but a quick search on Google reveals zero Infowars reports making that statement.

In fact, the only reference to that statement on Infowars.com was made by an Infowars reader named Luke who posted a link to an All News Pipeline article not affiliated with Infowars which made that claim.

To put that into perspective, that’d be like if the Zulu Times, for example, claimed The Los Angeles Messenger made “XYZ” statement because a commenter on a L.A. Messenger article posted a link to a Topeka Dispatch report making that claim.

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Not surprising, the New York Times doesn’t link to the Infowars “report” because it doesn’t exist.

Other news outlets are simply attempting to discredit Jones outright as Jade Helm commences.

Salon, for example, claimed that Jones’ rants against political correctness could get gay people “killed.”

“Seriously speaking, it’s eliminationist rhetoric like this that gets people killed,” Salon’s Bob Cesca wrote.

And in what’s perhaps the most bizarre example, a July 15 report by Top Secret Writers claims a “YouTube video featuring Alex Jones” attacked the U.S. Marines’ Toys For Tots program even though Jones is not in the 2008 video embedded in the article and it wasn’t produced by anyone affiliated with Infowars.

It appears that instead of having a rational debate over Jade Helm, the mainstream media would rather use fallacious ad hominem attacks against its critics.

Jade Helm, Main Core, Martial Law And FEMA Camps… This Is VERY Real

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By Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die

With US Congressional Representative Louie Gohmert from Texas having recently released a statement about Jade Helm 15 warning that patriotic Americans have a reason to be concerned about the mysterious ‘military takeover’ going on throughout Texas and much of the south/southwest this summer, it’s time to revisit ‘Main Core’, the list of millions of Americans who will be subject to ‘detention’ during martial law or a national crisis.

Once considered ‘conspiracy theory’, ‘Main Core’ is very real and the chilling facts uncovered by The Alex Jones Channel in the brand new 1st video below called “Shocking: Martial Law Preparations Confirmed” should be enough to have every American calling their Congressional representatives demanding that these plans to imprison law-abiding Americans in FEMA camps due to their their political and religious beliefs be put to an end before these diabolical plans can be carried out.

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What is ‘Main Core’? Please keep in mind revelations from Edward Snowden about the mass spying upon all Americans combined with the current administration labeling Christians, supporters of the US Constitution, patriotic Americans and US veterans as a threat when reading this explanation of Main Core from Wikipedia:

Main Core is the code name of a database maintained since the 1980s by the federal government of the United States. Main Core contains personal and financial data of millions of U.S. citizens believed to be threats to national security. The data, which comes from the NSA, FBI, CIA, and other sources, is collected and stored without warrants or court orders. The database’s name derives from the fact that it contains “copies of the ‘main core’ or essence of each item of intelligence information on Americans produced by the FBI and the other agencies of the U.S. intelligence community.”

The Main Core database is believed to have originated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1982, following Ronald Reagan‘sContinuity of Operations plan outlined in the National Security Directive (NSD) 69 / National Security Decision Directive (NSDD) 55, entitled “Enduring National Leadership,” implemented on September 14, 1982.

As of 2008 there were reportedly eight million Americans listed in the database as possible threats, often for trivial reasons, whom the government may choose to track, question, or detain in a time of crisis.

The existence of the database was first reported on in May 2008 by Christopher Ketcham and in July 2008 by Tim Shorrock.

With ‘Main Core’ proven to be real and the ‘enemies of the state’ clearly defined as normal, every day, law abiding Americans, Representative Gohmert joins Glenn Beck in the 2nd new video below to talk about religion, terrorism, politics and what America now faces with leaders in the current administration believing that the major threats to America are those who support the US Constitution, military veterans and religious and patriotic Americans. From Gohmert:

“Over the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with calls referring to the Jade Helm 15 military exercise scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15, 2015. This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law,” Gohmert said.

“Certainly, I can understand these concerns. When leaders within the current administration believe that major threats to the country include those who support the Constitution, are military veterans, or even ‘cling to guns or religion,’ patriotic Americans have reason to be concerned.

“We have seen people working in this administration use their government positions to persecute people with conservative beliefs in God, country, and notions such as honor and self-reliance. Because of the contempt and antipathy for the true patriots or even Christian saints persecuted for their Christian beliefs, it is no surprise that those who have experienced or noticed such persecution are legitimately suspicious.”

All News Pipeline and America’s Freedom Fighters have received comments and emails from a few readers who are shocked that we would even suggest that our own military would turn against Americans. While most of our readers understand why we might suggest that, martial artist and TV actor Chuck Norris sums up perfectly for those who still haven’t quite grasped our reasoning of how can we both support the military and be so highly critical of exercises such as Jade Helm 15.

“Concerned Texans and Americans are in no way calling into question our brave and courageous men and women in uniform. They are merely following orders. What’s under question are those who are pulling the strings at the top of Jade Helm 15 back in Washington. The U.S. government says, ‘It’s just a training exercise.’ But I’m not sure the term ‘just’ has any reference to reality when the government uses it,” he wrote.

“If Washington wants to cool the embers of controversy, then it should quit stoking the fire, as with the posting of a map of Jade Helm 15 ‘just’ exercises that label some areas of the country, including Texas, as ‘hostile,’ according to KHOU 11 News in Houston and verified by the Washington Post.”

“Whatever Jade Helm 15 actually is, I think it is more than coincidental that the FBI director just confessed in February that the presence of ISIS can be felt in all 50 states of the U.S.”

“And that the Pentagon is suddenly running its biggest military training exercise with every branch of the military across seven Southwestern states. Whether deterrence, display of power or something more covert or devious, let’s not come with any patronizing nonsense of impotence and simplicity when its origin is in Washington.”

So what started out as a means to protect us has been transformed into a surveillance monster that’s being used against us, to protect the government and the people within it if things go south. Unfortunately the mainstream media won’t report on this and if they do it’s to ‘reassure’ us that the NSA and its spy programs are there for our ‘protection’, meanwhile it being used to figure out who to round up when the failed policies of our government finally catch up to us and our economy collapses before our eyes. The constitution is no longer effective in protecting our God given rights. 

ESTABLISHMENT PRESS DISCREDITS ITSELF WITH “JADE HELM” DECEIT

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Mainstream media needs to stick to the facts instead of deceiving Americans

by ALEX NEWMAN | THE NEW AMERICAN | MAY 7, 2015

With preparations being made for the massive Jade Helm 15 military training across the American Southwest —exercises that imagine conservative Texas and Utah as “hostile” and more liberal states as “permissive” — the increasingly discredited establishment media has dishonestly seized on a handful of theories and comments to attack everyone expressing concerns about the drills.

It is true that some unproven and in some cases wild claims have been made by a handful of individuals online, such as the notion that closed Walmart stores are involved in a nefarious plot with authorities to detain dissidents. However, in its deceitful efforts to demonize Americans who are suspicious of the Obama administration and the unprecedented Jade Helm 15 program, the mischaracterized “mainstream” press has seized on those claims as if they represented the primary or even only concerns being expressed. In the process, it exposed itself as a propaganda machine.

It is hardly a surprise that many Americans have expressed concerns about Jade Helm 15. Polls show more than two thirds of Americans believe the federal government is “out of control” and a threat to liberty. The other third must not be paying attention. Plus, just the information that is publicly known about the military exercise is enough to raise alarm bells. Special Forces troops, for example, will be wandering through the streets of American towns with military weapons. Elite soldiers dressed in civilian clothes and driving civilian vehicles, in coordination with local law enforcement, will be seeking to “blend in” with local communities without being detected. The fact that multiple conservative U.S. states are being identified as “hostile,” too, is bizarre, to say the least — especially considering the argument that the drill is to train for “overseas” operations.

All of that combined with recent developments — numerous federal reports identifying conservatives and Christians as extremists or even potential terrorists, Obama’s troubling history and background of anti-American extremism, the White House’s dismal track record on honesty, and more — have sparked legitimate concerns across America and especially Texas about Jade Helm 15. The concerns expressed by outraged citizens in town hall meetings and online were so serious and widespread that Republican Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered the Texas State Guard to monitor the exercise. “During the training operation, it is important that Texans know their safety, constitutional rights, private property rights and civil liberties will not be infringed,” Abbott wrote in the order to the Texas military commander.

In response to the letter, the establishment press again revealed itself to be little more than a deceitful propaganda organ, distorting Abbott’s words and wildly misrepresenting public concerns about Jade Helm expressed by citizens. Special vitriol was reserved for popular radio host Alex Jones, whose audience dwarfs that of many of the establishment media outlets seeking to dismiss and demonize him. Ironically, though, as the host’s Infowars news service pointed out, much of the criticism leveled at Jones was attacking claims he never made, and conflating them with the concerns he did express. More than a few establishment press outlets, for example, sought to link concerns about the training and the federal government’s broader anti-constitutional agenda with fears of shuttered Walmarts supposedly being used to process captured American detainees.

A CBS News report featured a clip of Alex Jones expressing concerns about what the training was for — practice for future civil unrest, which the military has long discussed openly. Then CBS followed up with claims by others of “martial law implementation,” the Walmart theory that Infowars specifically debunked, and “declaration of war on United States soil,” creating a deceptive mental link in the minds of viewers. “The mainstream media is resorting to its usual tactic of building strawman arguments and then attaching them to Infowars and Alex Jones in order to create the perception that we said Jade Helm would bring with it an outright martial law takeover,” Alex Jones and Paul Joseph Watson reported in a recent article exposing the deceitful media attacks. But CBS was hardly alone in misleading its audience.

Perhaps the most dishonest reporting on Jade Helm 15 came from Wade Goodwyn at the tax-funded National Public Radio (NPR). In a bizarre propaganda piece attempting to mock popular Governor Abbott, Goodwyn seizes on the Walmart claims, as well as an alleged “whistleblower” claim of shackles supposedly being present on trains to transport prisoners. Despite writing a long article, though, the rabidly pro-Obama “journalist” never once mentions the single most important fact about the story that has generated so much concern: That military documents list Texas, Utah, and part of California as “hostile” or “insurgent” territory, while liberal states such as Colorado and Nevada are identified as “permissive.” What NPR did is known as “lying by omission.” It is a major violation of journalistic ethics.

In addition to omitting the single most important fact in the story to mislead readers, NPR’s hit piece also deliberately seeks to create a false impression. “You see, there are these Wal-Marts in West Texas that supposedly closed for six months for ‘renovation.’ That’s what they want you to believe,” Goodwyn explains in a mocking tone, presumably seeking to sound humorous, despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of those expressing concerns about Jade Helm have either rejected or ignored the strange allegations surrounding Walmart. “The truth is these Wal-Marts are going to be military guerrilla-warfare staging areas and FEMA processing camps for political prisoners.” Sarcasm was used throughout the deceptive piece to mock those who raise concerns.

The Washington Post used similar deception, reporting that “conspiracy theorists claim [Jade Helm is] an attempt to institute martial law, possibly in collusion with Wal-Mart.” It also reported, falsely, that “in response,” Gov. Abbott had ordered the State Guard to monitor the exercise. After that, the Post used the same tactic, reporting on Alex Jones’ comments about Texas being hostile to tyranny and defending the Republic before proceeding to discuss the Walmart theories again. Infowars had released a video the week before dismissing the Walmart theories, dubbed “Walmart Death Camps for Martial Law Takeover? (Debunked).” But nobody who relied exclusively on the manipulative establishment press for information would know it.

Of course, it is true that Walmart has ties to the increasingly lawless “homeland security” bureaucracy — a largely unconstitutional outfit that in recent years has, among other idiocy, used hoax websites to identify military veterans, pro-life activists, and tens of millions of Americans with mainstream political views as potential terrorists and extremists. In 2010, Walmart agreed to host TV screens in their stores featuring then-Homeland Security boss Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano urging shoppers to spy on and report each other to the government as part of the “If you See Something, Say Something” campaign. “I applaud Walmart for joining the ‘If You See Something, Say Something’ campaign,” said Napolitano at the time. “This partnership will help millions of shoppers across the nation identify and report indicators of terrorism, crime and other threats to law enforcement authorities.”

While troubling, none of that suggests that a handful of closed Walmart stores in the Jade Helm area will be used as for “martial law purposes.” In fact, it seems that outside of a few people with YouTube channels, all of the theorizing on Walmart traces back to one radio single host. Yet, from the dishonest establishment press reporting, one could be forgiven for thinking that everyone in America concerned about the Obama administration’s lawlessness and the Jade Helm drill also believes Walmarts will be used to process detainees for concentration camps in the coming months. That was deliberate on the part of the press — yet another reason why less than one in four Americans trusts the national media. Walmart has claimed the store closings are due to “plumbing” issues, while unions suggest the closings may have been a result of labor organizing. Either way, martial law seems unlikely, which is exactly why the establishment press zeroed in on that claim.

Another piece of dishonest propaganda on the issue came from Travis Gettys at the far-left online outlet Raw Story, which at least had the intellectual and journalistic integrity to inform readers early on that “Texas, Utah, and portions of California will stand in for hostile territories” amid the drills. While far better than NPR’s blatant deception, that is where the honesty in Raw Story’s piece ends. In fact, even the headline was false: “Walmart closings ignite conservative fears of martial law and Russian ‘death domes.’” Aside from citing zero conservatives with fears of martial law sparked by Walmart closings, the article similarly takes a few unsubstantiated theories and attempts to paint all concerns about the drill as associated with the theories. Logical fallacies and deception can be found throughout the article.

There are countless other examples of the same sort of dishonesty. Rather than focusing on or at least acknowledging the well-documented concerns expressed by Americans across the political spectrum, or on the reasons why Americans are so suspicious of their federal government, the establishment press would rather cite seemingly outrageous theories and demonize everyone who does not reflexively trust official pronouncements. The irony is that real journalists are supposed to question such pronouncements — not parrot them uncritically and demonize those who do question.

Of course, critics of Jade Helm and the Obama administration should stick to facts that can be proven, rather than speculation. Most have done that, including many of those being dishonestly smeared by the deceitful media. However, the establishment press has an even more serious responsibility and duty to do the same — stick to the facts, do not deceive readers, question those in power, and adhere to basic journalistic ethics. Instead of sticking to the facts and being honest, though, establishment propagandists masquerading as journalists have once again shown the world why they cannot be trusted. As such, it is no surprise that so few Americans trust the “mainstream” press and are flocking to the alternative media by the millions.

SAVAGE ON GARLAND SHOOTING: THERE’S A LINK BETWEEN WHITE HOUSE AND ISIS

“Someone on that team in the White House is playing for the other side,” syndicated radio host says

BY KIT DANIELS

ISIS sympathizers have infiltrated the government and how high it goes up is anyone’s guess, syndicated radio host Michael Savage said.

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“The fact of the matter is, the FBI director [James Comey] warned us six weeks ago, just before Hussein’s [Obama] counter-terrorism conference in Washington where he invited Muslim groups [but] disinvited [Comey], that ISIS is in 49 out of 50 states,” he stated Monday on the Alex Jones Show. “Why would he do that to the guy who warned us? There’s only one answer: someone on that team in the White House is playing for the other side.”

“We’ve been penetrated, we’ve been infiltrated and how high it goes up is anyone’s guess,” Savage also said. “We know that the president’s middle name is not Jesus. We know the military has been told to stand down.”M

“We know the police have been told to stand down.”

And we also know that Obama ordered the Border Patrol to stand down from enforcing immigration laws, which practically opened the border for anyone – including ISIS – to enter the country with impunity.

“It doesn’t matter whether it’s drugs, bodies, or how large the group is, our agents are being ordered to stand down by Border Patrol management,” Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, told Breitbart in Oct. 2013. “I have received reports from our agents in every single sector from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas that they are receiving these orders.”

Obama even told the Department of Homeland Security to slow down prosecution of illegals and may have even offered Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents paid temporary leave from duty.

“In essence, the administration has declared that U.S. immigration is now virtually unlimited to anyone willing to try to enter and only those who commit violent felonies after arrival are subject to enforcement,” Federation for American Immigration Reform President Dan Stein said to CNN.