America’s corporate, state-sponsored media spin machine is at it again trying to smear and malign independent media outlets that expose the ugly truth about what is really going on in communist China.
The latest attack comes from Axios, which has decided to go after The Grayzone by falsely accusing it of engaging in a “classic Russian disinformation tactic” with regards to its efforts at “attempting to discredit Adrian Zenz, a researcher whose work has helped uncover the existence and scale of mass internment camps in Xinjiang.”
The words in quotes come from Axois‘ Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, who claims that the information published by Grayzone is false simply because a Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee says it is. This is hardly an argument, of course, and does not suffice as substantive proof of anything other than Allen-Ebrahimian’s own personal bias.
But this guilt-by-association accusation, along with many others, was published by Axios in an effort to taint the reputation of and discredit The Grayzone, which would seem to be doing actual investigative journalism, as opposed to what Axios continues to do.
Zenz, by the way, would seem to be something of a mainstream media darling, despite being “a German anti-Semite,” according to Grayzone editor Max Blumenthal, who issued a lengthy response to the Axios hit piece against him and his work.
According to Blumenthal, Zenz is a fraud and a Cold War ideologue whose dubious work is routinely used by Axios as “evidence” that the mainstream government narrative about China is factual. And when we say mainstream government narrative, we mean the “deep state” version of events that supports what Caitlin Johnstone describes as “narratives which grease the wheels for war, regime change and military expansionism.”
“To say that this critical reporting shouldn’t be happening is to say that journalism shouldn’t be happening,” Johnstone adds about Axios‘ continued efforts to try to silence independent journalism.
“It’s saying that only the narratives approved by the U.S. State department and ODNI should be reported, narratives which all happen to facilitate the geostrategic agendas of the United States.”
Mainstream media outlets like Axios are also going after individuals on Twitter such as Carl Zha, Jerry Grey, and an Australia-based account with just a few thousand followers known as Xi Fan. These accounts are apparently a threat in their own right to the establishment narrative, otherwise they would simply be ignored.
Another mainstream news outlet known as Coda Story conducted an interview with both Zha and Grey that author and interviewer Isobel Cockerel deceptively edited in order to convey falsities about what these two individuals represent and promote. It is dirty journalism at its finest, in other words, and par for the course as the mainstream media continues its slide into total irrelevance.
“In a healthy world, using dishonest manipulation to damage people’s reputations would cost a reporter their job,” Johnstone writes. “Instead, writers like Isobel Cockerel and Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian will be rewarded, elevated and offered many new opportunities for their willingness to twist the truth in order to stop people from speaking truth. They know this. That’s why they do it.”
The end result of all this deception is that the public remains largely in the dark, and worst of all divided, as to what is really true. And as a society, we are thus unable to join together to fight the real problems that exist because the powers that be have trained us to fight among ourselves. And complicit in all of this is the fake news media, which keeps the charade going.
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