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Liberty Belle

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31. The list is a fake! Truthdig's editor is a prominent US journalist:
Sat Nov 26, 2016, 02:00 AM
Nov 2016

For instance here is the bio on Truthdig's editor:

http://www.truthdig.com/staff/robert_scheer#bio

Robert Scheer, editor in chief of Truthdig, has built a reputation for strong social and political writing over his 30 years as a journalist. His columns appear in newspapers across the country, and his in-depth interviews have made headlines. He conducted the famous Playboy magazine interview in which Jimmy Carter confessed to the lust in his heart and he went on to do many interviews for the Los Angeles Times with Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and many other prominent political and cultural figures.

Between 1964 and 1969 he was Vietnam correspondent, managing editor and editor in chief of Ramparts magazine. From 1976 to 1993 he served as a national correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, writing on diverse topics such as the Soviet Union, arms control, national politics and the military. In 1993 he launched a nationally syndicated column based at the Los Angeles Times, where he was named a contributing editor. That column ran weekly for the next 12 years and is now based at Truthdig.

Scheer can be heard on the political radio program “Left, Right and Center” on KCRW, the National Public Radio affiliate in Santa Monica, Calif. He is currently a clinical professor of communications at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Scheer has written 10 books, including “Thinking Tuna Fish, Talking Death: Essays on the Pornography of Power”; “With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War”; “America After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals”; with his son Christopher and Lakshmi Chaudhry, “The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq”; “Playing President: “My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton—and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush”; and “The Pornography of Power: How Defense Hawks Hijacked 9/11 and Weakened America” and “The Great American Stickup: How Reagan Republicans and Clinton Democrats Enriched Wall Street While Mugging Main Street” (Nation Books). Scheer’s latest book, “They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy” (Nation Books), was released on February 24, 2015.

Scheer was raised in the Bronx, where he attended public schools and graduated from City College of New York. He studied as a Maxwell Fellow at Syracuse University and was a fellow at the Center for Chinese Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, where he did graduate work in economics. Scheer is a contributing editor for The Nation as well as a Nation Fellow. He has also been a Poynter Fellow at Yale, and was a fellow in arms control at Stanford.

Scheer received the 2010 Distinguished Work in New Media Award from the Society of Professional Journalists’ Greater Los Angeles Chapter, and in 2011 Ithaca College awarded him the Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media.


While some of these are arguably fake news (Rense and What Really Happened ,ie) others are not.

Counterpunch has been around since 1993 as a lefty publication, nothing new. I recall reading Counterpunch during the George W. Bush administration.

Jack Pine Radicals isn't even a news site -- just a forum like this one only with disgruntled progressives, some are actually Democrats who simply preferred Sanders.

This seems to single out mostly left wing sites as opposed to crazed right winger sites.

Oh, snap! Little JPR finally got the recognition they crave! Squinch Nov 2016 #1
JPR? Ouch. nt eppur_se_muova Nov 2016 #2
Truthdig? SHRED Nov 2016 #3
JPR! mcar Nov 2016 #4
Some seem to fit regnaD kciN Nov 2016 #5
It's come to the point that now anything we read on the internet could be fake kimbutgar Nov 2016 #9
that's generally what happens during nashville_brook Nov 2016 #15
agree, seems a little info wars onto itself. juxtaposed Nov 2016 #10
Counterpunch - Russian propaganda or not - is a shit website. NYC Liberal Nov 2016 #28
The article you posted was written by a well known Antisemite Mosby Nov 2016 #39
Yep. Deplorable. NYC Liberal Nov 2016 #40
"Are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?" Jake Stern Nov 2016 #6
Nice try. yardwork Nov 2016 #14
The US has just had its presidential election provably hacked/damaged by Russians... Hekate Nov 2016 #19
Russia is not Communist these days Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2016 #30
Wasn't trying to say Russia is still Communist Jake Stern Nov 2016 #38
I frequented a few of these during the dark Bush years superpatriotman Nov 2016 #7
""An Initial Set of Sites That Reliably Echo Russian Propaganda" uppityperson Nov 2016 #8
And Sherman A1 Nov 2016 #11
A who's who of anti-Semitic sites. Behind the Aegis Nov 2016 #12
WOAH! .99center Nov 2016 #13
This looks more like creative speculation cpwm17 Nov 2016 #16
Do not forget this one Lithos Nov 2016 #17
Welcome to the New McCarthyism. DirkGently Nov 2016 #18
Twitter was a flutter with WaPo article then an article dae Nov 2016 #23
Saw that. Alternet also has a piece up re: gov't connections. DirkGently Nov 2016 #27
So an anonymous site wants to repress other websites, incl. Truth-out, and some people suffragette Nov 2016 #37
I don't trust this site drmeow Nov 2016 #20
Ditto. dae Nov 2016 #24
Maybe the answer is to keep your critical thinking faculties active and factcheck stories....... LongTomH Nov 2016 #21
Add. Alex Jones Lithos Nov 2016 #22
Rense and Alex Jones/Prison Planet are the same thing. Liberal In Texas Nov 2016 #25
Rense and Jones HATE each other. Deffo not the same. Grey Lemercier Nov 2016 #34
Jeff Rense and Alex Jones do not like each other Lithos Nov 2016 #35
Related article: moondust Nov 2016 #26
This is the thing I love about Du kimbutgar Nov 2016 #29
The list is a fake! Truthdig's editor is a prominent US journalist: Liberty Belle Nov 2016 #31
I see JPR as more of an ongoing identity crisis and less of a "fake Russian news" site Miles Archer Nov 2016 #32
I kind of see JPR as a split off of a church marlakay Nov 2016 #42
this list is BULLSHIT Grey Lemercier Nov 2016 #33
Truthout and Naked Capitalism are Russian fronts?! Lol! Arazi Nov 2016 #36
plus 1 Grey Lemercier Nov 2016 #41
Three of those I could tell BainsBane Sep 2017 #43
Not surprised to see JPR included. That place is a cesspool. NurseJackie Sep 2017 #44
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