Mainstream fake news: the devious limited hangout

Mainstream fake-news: the devious limited hangout

by Jon Rappoport

December 27, 2016

Big media attacks “fake news.” Independent reporters rightly point the finger at big media as the predominant purveyor of fake news.


Here I want to comment on one of the most devious forms of MSM fake news: the limited hangout.

When necessary, news outlets will do a PARTIAL EXPOSURE of a hidden crime. The assumption is, once the story is published and broadcast, everyone will shake their heads and say, “That’s terrible,” and move on. The whole thing will be forgotten in a matter of days, as if the whole truth has been revealed. Limited hangout.

From media’s point of view, a limited hangout means: “We won’t do any further digging. We’ll shut down further investigation.” Vital questions won’t be asked:

Why did the criminals do what they did? Why are they still at large? Who is refusing to press charges and make arrests? What deeper crimes are still secret?

The mainstream press could set their hounds loose and build a story into a huge wave. Over time, they could bring hidden players out into the open and expose them and wring confessions out of them. They could get some of these players to roll over and point to higher-level criminals. The story could achieve tsunami status, at which point the government would have to make arrests and lay on trials in open courtrooms.

But that doesn’t happen. Limited hangout rules the day.

I’m going to present a story about a crime now. It’s big. Very big. It was covered, to a degree, by the mainstream press. The coverage seemed to be significant. But it was a limited hangout.

As you read on, imagine what might have happened if the press had decided to go in with guns blazing and investigate all the way, over a period of months, releasing new revelations as they discovered them. Imagine the repercussions. Imagine the public outcry. Instead of a limited hangout, we would have seen…well, I’ll leave it to you to fill in the blanks.

In 1975, the US signed on to an international treaty banning the production, use, and stockpiling of biological weapons. Ditto for chemical weapons, in 1993. Another treaty.

Here’s a quote from the Washington Post (9/4/13, “When the US looked the other way on chemical weapons”): “…The administrations of Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush authorized the sale to Iraq of numerous items…including poisonous chemicals and deadly biological viruses, such as anthrax and bubonic plague…”

Between 1985 and 1989, a US 501C3 firm, American Type Culture Collection, sent Iraq up to 70 shipments of various biowar agents, including 21 strains of anthrax.

Between 1984 and 1989, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control!) sent Iraq at least 80 different biowar agents, including botulinum toxoid, dengue virus, and West Nile antigen and antibody.

This information on the American Type Culture Collection and the CDC comes from a report, “Iraq’s Biological Weapons Program,” prepared by the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS).

Then we have a comprehensive article by William Blum (one of the good investigators in this whole story) in the April 1998 Progressive called “Anthrax for Export.” Blum cites a 1994 Senate report confirming that, in this 1985-1989 time period, US shipments of anthrax and other biowar agents to Iraq were licensed by…drum roll, cymbal crash…the US Dept. of Commerce.

Blum quotes from the Senate report: “These biological materials were not attenuated or weakened and were capable of reproduction. It was later learned that these microorganisms exported by the United States were identical to those the United Nations inspectors found and removed from the Iraqi biological warfare program.”

This 1994 Senate report also indicates that the US exported to Iraq the precursors for chemwar agents, actual plans for chemical and biowar production facilities, and chemical-warhead filling equipment. The exports continued until at least November 28, 1989.

Blum lists a few other biowar agents the US shipped to Iraq. Histoplasma Capsulatum, Brucella Melitensis, Clostridium Perfringens, Clostridium tetani—as well as E. coli, various genetic materials, human and bacterial DNA.

Blum also points out that a 1994 Pentagon report dismissed any connection between all these biowar agents and Gulf War Illness. But the researcher who headed up that study, Joshua Lederberg, was actually a director of the US firm that had provided the most biowar material to Iraq in the 1980s: the American Type Culture Collection.

Newsday revealed that the CEO of the American Type Culture Collection was a member of the US Dept. of Commerce’s Technical Advisory Committee. See, the Dept. of Commerce had to license and approve all those exports of biowar agents carried out by the American Type Culture Collection. Get the picture?

Now, as to other US companies which dealt biowar or chemwar agents to Iraq—all such sales having been approved by the US government—the names of these companies are contained in records of the 1992 Senate hearings, “United States Export Policy Toward Iraq Prior to Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait,” Senate Report 102-996, Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs, 102d Congress, Second Session (October 27, 1992):

Mouse Master (Georgia), Sullaire Corp (Charlotte, North Carolina), Pure Aire (Charlotte, North Carolina), Posi Seal (Conn.), Union Carbide (Conn.), Evapco (Maryland), BDM Corp (Virginia), Spectra Physics (Calif.).

There are about a dozen more.

This also from the Blum article: “A larger number of American firms supplied Iraq with the specialized computers, lasers, testing and analyzing equipment, and other instruments and hardware vital to the manufacture of nuclear weapons, missiles, and delivery systems. Computers, in particular, play a key role in nuclear weapons development. Advanced computers make it feasible to avoid carrying out nuclear test explosions, thus preserving the program’s secrecy. The 1992 Senate hearings implicated [Hewlett Packard, Palo Alto, CA — among others].”

Hewlett Packard said that the recipient of its shipments, Saad 16, was some sort of school in Iraq. But in 1990, the Wall St. Journal stated that Saad 16 was a “heavily fortified, state-of-the-art [Iraqi] complex for aircraft construction, missile design, and, almost certainly, nuclear-weapons research.”

If you review and think about all these WMD shipments from the US to Iraq, you understand there were many US officials and corporate employees who knew about them. Knew about them then, in the 1980s, and knew about them later, during 2 US wars in Iraq, when American soldiers were sent to Iraq, and could have been exposed to the bio/chem weapons.

And these officials and employees said nothing.

Officials at the CDC and the Dept. of Commerce said nothing. People at the American Type Culture Collection said nothing. People at the Pentagon and the CIA and the NSA said nothing. Presidents said nothing. Employees of the corporations who supplied germs and chemicals said nothing.

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

—Now imagine the NY Times and the Washington Post releasing their hounds to dig deeper into this boggling story. Interviews with the players. Investigations into the role of the CDC. The cover-ups. After a year of relentless probing and publishing, this would have built into an unstoppable tidal wave. The whole country (and the world) would have been agog. Prosecutions would have followed.

But it didn’t happen.

Instead, the story dissolved and went away.

The history that could have been made…

Wasn’t made.

This is fake news at its finest; by omission. By limited hangout.

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.

16 comments on “Mainstream fake news: the devious limited hangout

  1. David Kamnitzer says:

    One of your best, Jon!

    Just reposted on FB with the following note:

    A “MUST” Read …
    Reveals one of the favorite Cabal Gambits … partial investigation of a pattern (in the hopes you will just let it go!)

  2. John says:

    “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” -Montesquieu-

    We as citizens should be outraged over this recent law basically ending freedom of speech. A law which was quietly passed by Congress and signed by the Marxist late last Friday on the biggest holiday weekend of the year. The tyrant/despot and the equally sycophantic treasonous Congress just basically outlawed free speech. The so called truth tellers, aka the MSM have nothing to say about this disgusting law. God help us all…

    Do you see how evil works, it needs darkness, cover and tricks to employ tyranny. I wonder when people will finally wake up to the post-Constitutional tyranny we now live under. Where is the great Trump on this ? Where are the tweets against this law? Can Trump repeal this law?

    Ah the most transparent presidential administration in history, what a crock of garbage. Evil thrives when a citizenry falls asleep, obsesses over nonsense and ignores things that really matter in life. When will people actually pay attention to things of substance? When will the American citizens wake up to reality? What will it take for people to start questioning treason? Get off your damn cell phones!!!

  3. Sunshine says:

    Why!?! What the hell is wrong with us? This is outrageous. I remember that limited hangout in the 90s…soldiers discovered to have auto-immune and infertility issues, but it was blamed on the vaccines that were forced on them.

    Seriously, why!?! It wasn’t just our soldiers there. There were people there! Real people! Families! Why!?! Why did
    They want to make everyone sick?

  4. Sunshine says:

    And besides the big “why!?!” Is the obvious fact that the govt approved trading and dissemination of the chemicals and agents companies were creating, stockpiling, storing, etc. – against the law.

    Every time I think I’ve heard it all…

  5. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    The information you published on No More Fake News has been publicly acknowledged by MSM (main stream media) attacks on fake news.

    In my opinion, your message on the “creative fire” in each of us seriously disturbed leaders of MSM and their paymasters.

    May the “creative fire” in each of us ring in harmony with the “creative fire” in the core of the Sun in the New Year.

  6. middleway says:

    It is inherent in nature to create absolutely unique individuals, whereas a deviant cabalistic culture has invented a single global mold to which all must conform. It is grotesque.

  7. Dante says:

    If it ever blows up and ends up something bigger, we have our plausible deniability. We already reported on that, asses covered.

  8. Very good article, Jon

    I think the “limited hangout” label could be applied much wider than the mainstream. It would engulf the “agenda driven” alternative medias, independents too.

    Truth is a very scarce resource this day and age.

    Best seasonal wishes

  9. karen says:

    Exactly, when Ryan Lochte’s Olympic escapades gets more grilling than HRC lying on camera about her emails.

  10. Pedro J. says:

    I am concerned about and afraid of the implications of this nauseating information. The recent Christmas card America received from Obama now makes sense. We will be spared any anxiety from this type of information and any anger we would have felt when these people deploy these weapons on us. We should all be grateful for this benevolent service signed into law so that we can take our last breath in complete ignorant bliss! Thank you so much for thinking about our state of mind Mr. Obama. I feel so much better knowing that I can die with a stupid grin on my face.

  11. SharkFL says:

    Pizzagate is a very limited hangout. Likely the media is directly a part of this story if the shovels scrape deeper into this gigantic pile of crime

  12. Oliver K. Manuel says:

    There is little or no doubt Hillary is as evil as Hitler or Stalin, I am personally convinced we should not try to punish her. There is, in my humble opinion, a natural rhythm (harmony) to the solar system which we would violate if we tried to punish Hillary. She is already living in hell.

    • I agree – what goes around comes around. she knows it..!……. a bit off topic.. but does any one have any answers to why ‘memory hole blog’ with James Tracey.. was shut down.. I was questioning how truthful it was – also why Halbig was going around in circles ( distraction) – and when last vitisted..Memory hole blog was all changed.. A few bloggers on you tube have also stopped their channels…… was their time up?.. I question the whole scenario now.. a distraction, you don’t know what is real or fantasy.. They can do it on MSM.every day..and now,distractions on line are common is disconcerting..

      • arcadia11 says:

        from amtv.
        i cannot remember where i read this but i will say it anyway. memoryhole was shut down first by paypal and then by wordpress. i liked james tracy. he’s on the corbett report now and then. seems authentic.
        if i come across the site where i read this i will post it.

  13. alexandrabader says:

    It is necessary to explain a greater public what limited hangout really means – they think still mainstream “informs” them when those behind the media admit something to divert attention from the whole iceberg. When in Europe pseudo-measures against illegal mass immigration are taken you see politicians in interviews with great gestures, but no or little acting. Everything just to comfort the public and to continue as usual – and those who name it “covert warfare” only can use the internet and social media.

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