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J’Accuse! Media Matters: Astroturfing Con Artists Manufacturing False Divide-and-Conquer Dichotomies

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We took note of an article that Media Matters for America (MMfA) published titled “Here are the conspiracy theories and hoaxes being spread about the Santa Fe shooting.” This “article” is merely a list of lame comments curated from 4chan, Twitter and Reddit. However, interspersed with the stupidity are some genuine truth bombs — but the manipulation here is guilt by association, or genetic fallacy. There’s no Trivium method or even analysis, as MMfA operatives only allow terse one liners.

The vast majority of stupid comments center around political left-right false dichotomies. This is defined as a situation in which two alternative points of view are presented as the only options, whereas others are available.

The alleged shooting started at 7:45 a.m. CST on Friday, May 18, and it was a good half hour or more before preliminary reports began to emerge. As a reference, The New Nationalist (TNN) has learned that we need to sit back and wait before selecting the more blatant anomalies in these events. In the case of the Santa Fe “shooting,” our initial post went up a good 24 hours later. We updated and added to it over another 48 hours. If you read the comments from our readers, you will see discernment and a desire for veritas.

Somehow and incredibly MMfA had already gleaned through thousands of comments, most of little merit, and had its contrived story up at 12:54 p.m. EDT (11:54 a.m. CST) — a mere four hours after the event began to go down in Texas. We are asked to believe that these fools were online within a few hours and without any basic facts or information and yet were just blowing it out their asses. Then MMfA conveniently “located them” and “exposed” the skullduggery.

Almost simultaneously, Zio-conman Mike Cernovich was also spewing forth false dichotomy and worthless nonsense. Just one big distraction. Probably two-thirds of his retweets are bots.

J’Accuse! MMfA is a well-financed, high-order, blow-it out-your-ass, astroturfing fake and con. (Astroturfing is defined as the artificial creation of a buzz for a product, service or political viewpoint.) Astroturfing has a negative connotation, because deceptive tactics are used to build a buzz by taking advantage of the anonymity the Internet provides. Do you see real names in its “story.”

We suspect MMfA just manufactured the majority of the “conspiracy theories” for a quick hit-and-run agit-prop effect. For the kind of oligarch money MMfA has to play these games, it sickens us to imagine what kind of real investigations and truth-seeking TNN or others with some integrity could do. By the way, George Soros funds at least 10 percent of MMfA’s operations and John Podesta provides it office space.

TNN has also noticed that despite the fact that we generate about 75,000 views a month — and many thousands view our staged-deception posts — that nobody in the faux and astroturf media like MMfA takes us on. That’s probably because an ad-hominem attack against us would have a Streisand Effect, meaning free advertising for us. And other than one-trick-pony shaming and gaslighting, a debate on the details and anomalies could red pill too many people. Moreover we view gaslighting from these reprobates as a badge of honor. Make our day.

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