London Guardian Fake News
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
The Guardian, BBC, other UK major media, and their Western counterparts consistently feature disinformation, Big Lies, and fake news. It’s what they do!
Their managed news misinformation and disinformation willfully deceive readers and viewers – feeding them rubbish on key issues, suppressing what’s vital for everyone to know.
On Tuesday, the Guardian (of Western wealth and power) willfully lied, claiming “former campaign manager Paul Manafort held secret talks with Julian Assange inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, and visited around the time he joined Trump’s campaign.”
Historian, former UK ambassador, human rights activist Craig Murray called Guardian reporter Luke Harding an “MI6 mouthpiece” – putting out rubbish UK intelligence wants published, operating like his Western major media counterparts.
Not a shred of evidence suggests Assange had any contact at any time with Manafort for any reason. Harding willfully lied claiming otherwise, saying:
“…Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 – during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump’s push for the White House.”
Harding reported fake news about nonexistent meetings – to smear Manafort and Assange by connecting them in relation to special counsel Mueller’s Russiagate witch hunt – also lacking credibility, something that never should have been initiated in the first place.
Manafort called Harding’s rubbish “100% false.” Assange called it a hoax. Both figures may sue the broadsheet for libel, Manafort saying the following:
Harding’s “story is totally false and deliberately libelous. I have never met Julian Assange or anyone connected to him,” adding:
“I have never been contacted by anyone connected to Wikileaks, either directly or indirectly. I have never reached out to Assange or Wikileaks on any matter.”
“We are considering all legal options against the Guardian who proceeded with this story even after being notified by my representatives that it was false.”
On behalf of Assange, WikiLeaks made similar comments. A GoFundMe campaign was initiated to support his case against the Guardian – intending to sue the broadsheet “for publishing (an) entirely fabricated story…which spread all over the world…”
Its history is strewn with willful propaganda and Big Lies on major issues, including state-sponsored rubbish.
No Assange/Manafort secret meetings and talks occurred. Security cameras surround Ecuador’s London embassy where Assange was given asylum in August 2012.
No video footage exists, showing Manafort anywhere near the embassy, clearly not entering and exiting the facility because he’s never been there to see Assange or anyone else – and if he had been, he would have been logged in on its registry. It never happened because he never came.
Harding like other major media reporters are paid lie on key issues, especially geopolitical ones, including anything about Russia.
Since reporting its Manafort/Assange connection Big Lie, the Guardian updated the story to backtrack on some of the fabricated claims, indicating it can’t assure the reliability of its sources.
It begs the obvious question at virtually all times when unnamed ones are cited. Anyone refusing to acknowledge a claim about almost anything is suspect – other than instances where anonymity is essential to protect a source’s security and well-being.
So why do the Guardian, the NYT, Washington Post, and most other major media cite sources either unwilling to be identified or left unID’d by the publisher or reporter on their own?
It’s more evidence of why their reporting lacks credibility. And one more thing about Harding discrediting him.
Journalists Yasha Levine and Mark Ames accused him of plagiarism, saying he used passages from an article they wrote nearly verbatim.
Journalist Daniel Lazare explained that he’s “heavily invested in th(e) paranoid Russiagate conspiracy theory” – shilling for US/UK Russophobes instead of denouncing them.
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