The establishment is lashing out now that counter-narrative voices are emerging.
Legacy institutions are desperate to maintain their air of legitimacy.
Now, one award-winning journalist targeted by Barack Obama, exposed the establishment’s latest dirty trick.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Sharryl Attkisson is blowing the whistle on how the establishment is attempting to maintain its power.
Attkisson, who was allegedly surveilled by the Obama administration, detailed in an interview how the establishment is using supposed unbiased fact-checkers and the threat of misinformation to censor the news.
Attkisson told The Epoch Times:
“Nearly every mode of information has been co-opted, if it can be co-opted by some group, [and] fact-checkers are no different…Either they’ve been co-opted, in many instances, or created for the purpose of distributing narratives and propaganda…This is all part of a very well-funded, well-organized landscape that dictates and slants the information they want us to have.”
This is undoubtedly true.
Sites like Snopes and Politifact are billed as objective fact-checking sites, but in reality they’re well-funded liberal media establishment attack dogs.
Attkisson tracked the push to “curate” the news back to Obama.
Then President Obama stated during a White House function in October 2016, “It’s relevant to our democracy, citizenship. We’re going to have to rebuild, within this wild, wild west of information flow, some sort of curating function that people agree to.”
The establishment’s efforts to rein in free speech have increased exponentially since then.
“I remember thinking that was such a strange thing to say, because there was no big movement among the public, that people needed to have their information curated, that someone needed to step in and tell us what to think, curate what was online. But … after that, if you look at the media, day after day, there were headlines about fake news and curation of what should and shouldn’t be reported,” Attkisson recalled.
While Donald Trump gets blamed for coining the “dangerous” term “fake news,” Attkisson shows that it was actually an invention of the Left.
After Obama’s speech, Attkisson traced the idea of misinformation to an organization called First Draft, which was created by former Google CEO Eric Shmidt.
“[I]f you looked at the nonprofit’s website when they said fake news, they meant entirely conservative-base fake news and their viewpoint; there was no liberal version of fake news. And then within a matter of weeks, President Obama gives the speech, the media takes off and runs with it…[Fake news is] actually well documented as an invention of political activists on the left during the time period…”
As censorship efforts accelerate, it’s important to note that leftists have been planning this for years.
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.