Major media crash: they need a scapegoat

Major media crash: they need a scapegoat

by Jon Rappoport

November 18, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Power Outside The Matrix, click here.)

They kept telling the American people Hillary Clinton was going to win the election; and in every way they could think of, they told the American people this was a good idea.

Then, on election night, they, the media, crashed.

The results came in.

The media went into deep shock.

As protests and riots then spread across America, the media neglected to mention a) they’d been bashing Trump because he said he might not accept the outcome of the vote, and b) here were large numbers of people on the Democrat side who weren’t accepting the outcome of the vote.

A new campaign had to be launched.

Suddenly, on cue, it was: Hillary Clinton lost because “fake news” about her had been spread around during the campaign.

Fake news sites. That was the reason.

These “fake sites” had to be punished. Somehow. They had to be defamed. Blocked. Censored.

Here is an excerpt from a list of “fake news” sites suggested by one professor. The list is circulating widely on the Web: Project Veritas; Infowars; Breitbart; Coast To Coast AM; Natural News; Zero Hedge; The Daily Sheeple; Activist Post; 21st Century Wire.

Free speech? Bill of Rights? Never heard of it.

Obama put in his two cents: “Because in an age where there’s so much active misinformation and it’s packaged very well and it looks the same when you see it on a Facebook page or you turn on your television…If everything seems to be the same and no distinctions are made, then we won’t know what to protect.”

Excuse me. “We won’t know what to protect?” Meaning what to favor, what to promote, what to lie about? Meaning only some speech is free?

Obama is way, way behind the curve. Thousands of websites and blogs have been exposing major media as fake for years. I started in 2001.

If Google, Facebook, and Twitter keep expanding their censorship of “disfavored messages,” they’re going to pay a price. More and more users will go elsewhere.

The facade of the major media is getting thinner. You can see a glow of rage and resentment behind it. They’re desperately looking for revenge on the millions and millions of people who are deserting them and laughing at them.

They presumed too much. They presumed they had us in the palm of their hand. We were their property. We were transfixed by their authority.

All that is going away. Bye, bye.

The big shift is accelerating. Independent media are in the ascendance. Understand that. Recognize it.

The impossible is happening.

Fake news sites? Please. The major media are the biggest fakes the world has ever seen. Their anchors and star reporters are bloviating cranks. They’re dinner-theater actors.

Over the years, I’ve talked to some of them. I’ve warned them of their coming troubles. They were miles away from believing me. Now, they’re starting to sweat blood.

Major media news for America is still basically manufactured in New York and Washington—plus occasional outbursts from Hollywood creatures who bemoan the decline of inclusive liberalism, as they expand their gun-toting security staffs and dig deeper bunkers. The New York-Washington axis exists in a self-serving bubble, which has now taken serious punctures. The delusional attacks against “fake sites” underlines how out of touch these elites are with the rest of the country.

Independent media outlets are winning. They won’t be stopped.

When the people who now head the tech giants were growing up, they were heralding the Internet as a new era of free information-exchange. But now that they find themselves working with the government in the Surveillance State, they’re fronting for censorship. In fact, they’re showing they were never for freedom. That was a pose all along. They were, from the beginning, agents of repression. They can try to stop independent media now, but they will fail.

Fake web sites? What about fake companies? What about Google, Facebook, Twitter? Behind their happy-happy messages, they were built to propagandize, profile, and control.

Understand this: major media have a rock-bottom article of faith. It is: “We own the news.”

They can’t give it up. They’ll never give it up. It fuels everything they do. It’s the substance and core of their attitude.

As their ship goes down below the waves, they’ll be chanting it. “We own the news.”

But they don’t. In truth, they never did. For a time, they managed to sell that delusion to the people.

That time is drawing to a close.

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The elite political class and their media minions fear more than independent news countering their own news. For obvious reasons, every civilization down through history has had its own monopolistic media, its central “broadcasting system.” Its controlled outlet. But now, The One has become Many.

That is the threat.

The rapid proliferation of The Many is an unpredictable X-factor.

The population is waking up to decentralized media. Instead of the hypnotic attachment to one basic information source—the habit of a lifetime—the public is learning to handle multiple sources. Therefore, the hypnotic spell is being broken and dissolved.

This is the basic problem for the elites.

How can they reinstate the trance?

By trying to censor the Internet? By creating a sudden war or other disaster, briefly “unifying” the country? These are not permanent solutions, particularly since more and more people understand such maneuvers and their true aims.

Awake is awake. Putting the genie back in the bottle—particularly when major media denizens aren’t very bright, as evidenced by their latest “fake news” scam—is on the order of trying to perform a piece of stage magic after the audience has already learned how it’s done.

Of course, the media clowns will try. And in the process, they’ll further expose themselves and actually assist in the awakening.


Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

39 comments on “Major media crash: they need a scapegoat

  1. voza0db says:

    “As protests and riots then spread across America” I consider this a fake info 😉 !

    It didn’t “spread” across America”… In some cities a few people, driven by fake illusions, went to the street protesting about the failed democracy!!

    Be 😎

    • nwhmpshr says:

      Rent-a-rioters that are bused in for mainstream headlines creates the impression of widespread anarchy in the streets. While these Hillary leftists create chaos and inspire violence, the media message is that emboldened Trump supporters are threatening everybody.

  2. Kenz Rhodes says:

    I just did a regular ole Google search for “Bl.ackli$ted*n2ws” which is one of the alternative media sites and guess what…..

    A POPUP (copied below). Those bastards are already censoring the shit out of everything.

    Site Safety
    CAUTION: You have attempted to access a web site that is potentially harmful or malicious. It is recommended that you do NOT visit this web site.
    Computer Threats: None
    Identity Threats: 1
    Annoyance Factors: None
    Visit Safe Search for a detailed report to review security risks detected on this Web site.
    Continue to site »
    Full Report Return to Search Resu

    • Terri says:

      That is why I use duck duck go for search. Google is big brother and tracks and censors, duck duck go does not.

      • artemisix says:

        I use duckduck too, stories i KNOW were there are vanishing. I got a bad feeling there is something else at work. I was looking for the wheat crop production of the Ukraine since 2011, when GMOs were forced upon them. 1933 was there 2016 was there. In between, nothing. I read them at the time. I know the crops failed devastatingly…..but the stories are gone, down the memory hole . As i recall 80% crop failure 90% cattle death. Russia had so send tone of food aid. People froze that winter because they had no money to buy fuel. All these stories are gone. If you see anything let me know.

      • Joy says:

        Thanks for this lead, Terri!

    • voza0db says:

      No popup over here! But then again I don’t live in the FREE USA!

    • mofromro says:

      Get in Dogpile search engine.

  3. Alan says:

    There once was a “thing” called the news
    That force-fed the masses their views
    Then the people awoke
    And saw through the joke
    Now their bs we flatly refuse

    The End 🙂

    • Terri says:

      very clever Alan! 😉

    • John says:

      The inverse reality is still here,
      It is the nightmare all of us critical thinkers once did fear,
      The propaganda still flows with the greatest ease,
      Time for the truth to take hold, please oh please,
      The masses are now rising up,
      Finally awakened to the tyranny and its sock puppet mainstream media which is biased and totally corrupt,
      A new golden age is finally drawing near,
      Scream it out from the mountaintops for all of the citizenry to hear from ear to ear…

    • artemisix says:

      I love that….

  4. Kurt says:

    Oh, the irony! Mainstream media calling for the demise of fake news. The MSM has been spoon-feeding the public their manufactured propaganda for decades, Although distrust of the MSM has been building for years, the period preceding the 2016 presidential election will be their death knell.

    The problem is that many independent, alternative news sites have been infiltrated by centralized media. Beware of “alternative” sites with high tech studios, dozens of tv monitors, many paid staffers, etc. (who pays for this?). Be vigilant.

    • Butch Murphy says:

      Maybe we should be wearing the ‘FAKE NEWS’ label like a royal cloak or a badge of honor! The way I see it, the F in FAKE stands for ‘factual’ or ‘forthright’, the A in FAKE stands for ‘actual’ or ‘absolute’, the K in FAKE stands for ‘knowledgeable,kinetic or kick-ass, and the E in FAKE could stand for ‘eclectic, explicit, or whatever…… get my drift……we could have fun with this!!!!!

  5. Greg C. says:

    Obama is not concerned about the fake lawsuits against Trump, the fake rape allegations, Hillary’s fake testimony before congress. Everything about Hillary is fake – fake debate questions given to her in advance, fake marriage, fake charity, fake FBI interview. Fake you Obama.

    • John says:

      Obama’s legacy boils down to having emphasized the irrelevant and having ignored what was important. His presidency was based on the theory that the US needed to be taken down as a world power, he pushed a Marxist/Globalist ideology full speed ahead right into a brick wall. The damage Mr. Obama has done on a domestic level and throughout the globe through his foreign policies is unfathomable. We will be picking up the pieces here in the US for decades. People who don’t see the damage that took place over the last eight years just live in an alternate universe.

      Barack Obama was not stupid or incompetent. He did exactly what he set out to do from his first day in office.

    • nwhmpshr says:

      You did it! Our new t shirtslogan: FAKE YOU!!

  6. Dawn Vierra says:

    Scape goat it is. Even sites that have actually told the truth are being placed on here. It’s funny I don’t see any of the MSM listed, do you? And they are the largest purveyors of misinformation and mis direction

  7. n3angus says:

    With all the BUZZ around Fake News sites causing Hillary Clinton to Lose , , its possible that facebook made a deal with the feds to shut down fake news sites for a deal on this ,

    • Theodore says:


      This video clip shows that Islam is not a religion, it is a political ideology of conquest and control. Barbarism as a way of life. Fundamentally incompatible with western civilization.

  8. Terri says:

    There are many people still being fooled, even those you would consider to be more aware than others. I was talking to a woman who homeschools her kids because she understands the manipulation of the school system and even she was afraid of Donald trump winning. I explained some of the truth about what was going on, and she thoughtfully considered it and then thanked me for helping her feel better. She was not a hillary supporter, she was a supporter of bernie and then dropped the democrats after the whole fiasco and was planning on voting for jill stein.

    Too many homeschool people dont want to be involved in politics, but how can you know the system is corrupt, take all the time and effort to raise your children yourself, and then not get involved and teach your kids about the truth of politics and the law? The two go together, politics affects every aspect of our lives and we must take control and responsibility of our lives. We must all teach our kids the importance of our republic and how it is supposed to function per the constitution. If we don’t we are creating another generation of ignorant communists who will destroy our republic and turn it into fascism.

    Here is a very good website which gives much needed info about our republic and the rule of law.

    • John says:

      “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato-

    • nwhmpshr says:

      While Trump’s idea of redirecting federal funds for school choice including for homeschooling sounds appealing, we should know by now anything funded by the feds has strings attached and opens the door under different administrations to control what is being taught. Imagine Obama or Hillary dictating a LGBT curriculum, an abortion module, a racism, islam sensitivity class etc. Religious people would have their teachings censored.Trump should END federal involvement in education.

  9. John says:

    The biggest fake news out there is the Obama 55 percent approval rating and the 4.5 percent unemployment rate. What a joke.

    • David says:

      My relatives spent 10 days in San Francisco, on vacation, this past Spring. They were shocked at the number of homeless people on the streets. I made numerous trips to San Francisco in the 80s, during the Reagan years, and do not recall any homeless people. A midsize town in my area has homeless people living in the parks. Surely, the huge homeless population, throughout the country, is an indicator of very high unemployment.

  10. John says:

    “The truth is like a lion. You don’t have to defend it. Let it loose and it will defend itself.” St. Augustine

  11. In fairness, Jon, all those names mentioned have been known to exaggerate and duplicate the heinous antics of the mainstream in their own ways on occasions. But what of “news entertainment”?

    I thought that’s all “the news” was now. Does this mean Obama had intended to reform journalism? Boy, if that were so, I could see a lot of big trees fallin’.

    Fortunately for us “on the fringe”, the truth isn’t too popular, so I don’t anticipate a campaign against like….ever.

    Indeed I think your too pure too, Jon, although I was becoming a little worried by the recent Trump spruiking. We all must pay the bills, but there are “standards 😉


  12. cameliani says:

    Very enjoyable article! Yes hold the mirror to their face, that is what they deserve. And this is only the beginning for them too. It’s going to be a comedy show for us all and we sure deserve that.

  13. legal eagle says:

    The only fake news we get comes from the corporate media, the ones now whining about “fake news”. They have put out so much fake news that it effectively caused them to commit suicide in the process. Now they are attempting to get the dead cat’s bounce to appear as if they are still relevant, but they are not, The MSM is dead, finished and of no consequence.

  14. Greg Grimer says:

    Good write up. Couldn’t agree more. It’s MSNBC, CNN and the pedophile protecting BBC who are the fakes.

    • @GG

      For one that celebrates fantasy, the truth would give you a wet dream and that would be a nightmare for one so committed to hatred.

      Everyone bullshits and depending on the following sentiment iterates whether aromas are “sweet smelling” or “foul”. There is absolute congruity over “pedophilia” (sic) by the mainstream and the alternatives. Ever wondered why? Don’t tax yourself too hard or your head might throb!

  15. Christopher Pearson says:

    Fake News as journalistic false flag
    What is not being discussed in this alternative media controversy is that a majority of real fake news on alternative media is a programmed disinformation op – one might say imbedded journalistic “agent provocateurs” who are deep state agents of media chaos. These charges of “fake news” actually refer to premeditated planted “fake news” that is being deliberately placed to discredit alternative news and information media – and in the case in point placed and insinuated so that the government can be moved to “crack down” on this “fake news” as a generality. It is a premeditated op to enforce globalist NWO censorship over the Internet. This is Obama’s official position and he is currently taking the issue worldwide. It would seem he has an appointment to this effect within the United Nations and for which he has just recently signed over control of the Internet to its authority. One should be aware of how this works!

    • Wrong.

      Censorship of the internet is the APEX OF GLOBALISM. It is impossible to censor the internet without a “one world government”; whether instrumental or “effective”.

      In fact the internet is currently humanity’s LAST BASTION OF FREEDOM.

      Jon, where have the brains gone?

  16. Dawn Derry says:

    It is really very sad that there have been so many lies told to good , honest Americans who for the longest time had no idea they were being lied to. I am very disheartened by it but I won’t let it get me to feeling bad. I will just do my best to keep informed with the truth!

  17. Brendan says:

    It might be fair to say the internet saved the world this time. I have been studiously collecting online articles from the first stirrings of the presidential campaign, and have thousands of them archived. As it turned out, the alt-media world was right, whereas MSM journos were lying through their teeth systematically, while reveling in their proximity to political power. The world is going to be a different proposition now, unless…

    Already that old stink tank, the RAND Corp., is calling for “facts” to be defined by “appropriate leaders”. They even launched a cute meme: “Truth Decay”. Hey, that was the title of a record album by the great T-Bone Burnett back in 1980, I doubt he would endorse their use of it.

    Google, Facebook, Microsoft… these tech giants are taking measures to suppress ‘fake news’ that supposedly swung the election. Yeah, no matter that the fake news was the correct news.

    Obama shuffles off stage left, the weakest excuse for a president in living memory. What became of the “change we could believe in”? He can retire to his $5 million villa in Dubai and cover the waterfront from there to see if an impeachment is in the offing – not that they will extradite him.

    Btw, if you use a Mozilla-based browser I can recommend the extensions “Save Text To File” and “Print Edit” (to make .PDFs).

  18. pete says:

    Only in America! – who better to know about fake news? That’s been a reality in the US of A for decades. Hillary got trumped by a player who is far more canny than the average American realises.

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