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The Daily Mail never misses a chance to jazz up a story, especially when it is from abroad. The headline of this story leads readers to believe the victim was eaten. But careful reading shows that the journo offers no evidence, only mere assumption on his part. The story claims as justification that cannibalism was rife on this island.....in the 19th century. So that is around 200 years ago. Also that the alleged perp is sporting a tattoo of a cannibal in a canoe.
I am surprised in your book that you omit to mention the greatest disinformation of the past decade, that is the true story of what happened to the three towers of the World Trade Centre.
I suggest that you obtain and read "The David Icke Guide to the Global Conspiracy" or Andy Thomas "The Truth Agenda". If the American people ever find out the truth about that, they will be furious about The Patriot Act, and all the inconvenience which it has caused them. They may also want to lynch certain people involved.
I hate to keep on about the clowns at CEOP, but since our leading papers swallow it every time, we should slap them with a wet fish every time they do (even if the reporter is our own employer's designated press-release digester): 'Police shut down global paedophile network in Operation Rescue' trumpets the headline.
STUXNET, once called a piece of cyber spyware, has now attained 'Cyber superweapon' or 'cyber missile' status! I can't help but noting the same sort of hype that surrounded the Y2K bug that Nick Davies writes about in the book. Even The Economist is reporting on it.
A 17 year old boy in the northern province of Drenthe, in Holland, wanted to surprise his fellow-workers in the supermarket. They knew he was about to leave for Spain to continue his educational career. He had a bright idea: he contacted a local newspaper and said that he was admitted, as first foreigner ever, to the Escuela Taurina in Madrid, the official school for bull fighters. The local newspaper printed his story. And then a familiar machinery started: the big (right wing) paper, de Telegraaf, printed his story as well.
Hello, my name is Roeland Smeets, I work as a librarian at Barlaeus Gymnasium, a grammar school in the heart of Amsterdam, Holland. I write articles for Mediacoach, a Dutch magazine for (school-)librarians. Since many schools in Holland (including Barlaeus Gymnasium) claim they want to turn their students into critical citizens, I think it is my (and the teachers-) task to let them be critical about the information they are consuming. I read an interview with Nick Davies in a Dutch newspaper and was immediately interested in Flat earth News.
Here's the BBC Assignment programme beginning to do what Fleet Street should be doing - looking back at the swine flu story and trying to find out just who was pulling whose strings in yet another example of the global news media pumping out falsehood and calling it news:
Here's an exciting tale from Reuters, followed by an intelligent comment from a reader....
Update on the posting below: better translation from the Dutch is available at
http://www.rnw.nl/english/article/haiti-quake-death-toll-well-under-1000... (Thanks to Michiel for this)