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British newspaper The Independent exposed publishing more fake news

British newspaper The Independent exposed publishing more fake news

British newspaper The Independent has been exposed peddling inflammatory fake news directed at one of its favourite targets, Wikileaks.

It seems when the Independent isn’t telling lies about Russia, Iran and Syria it is doing so about Julian Assange’s organisation.

READ MORE: Fake news story in mainstream AND alt-media slanders Russia and Iran

The Duran recently exposed The Independent telling a blatant lie about Russia, Iran and Syria. The Independent claimed that Russia, Iran and Syria produced a document threatening US forces with military retribution after the 6 April missile attack on a Syrian airbase. No such document nor any statements indicating this were ever released by Russia, Iran or Syria.

The Independent has yet to apologise for publishing this lie.

READ MORE: CONFIRMED: Kremlin is ‘unaware about’ suspicious document exposed exclusively by The Duran

Free speech advocate and Wikileaks board member Joseph A. Farrell pointed out the story on Twitter. Below is a screen show of Farrell’s Tweet with the full original headline.

Farrell

Farrell continued to Tweet to The Independent about this fake story. The recent ‘WannaCry’ hacks had nothing at all to do with information contained in any Wikileaks publication.

READ MORE: Worried about ‘WannaCry’? You should have listened to Julian Assange

As of 17.37 Moscow time on 14 May, 2017, the URL of the story still continues the falsehood. 

The Independent has yet again proved that it has zero credibility when it comes to stories that matter.

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Punisher 1
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Punisher 1

There is no Western MSM story in today’s World people can count on to be fully true. And certainly no story that is about a country or organization the Western regimes hate. The Western MSM is a joke today.

Simon
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Simon

I think the days of calling The Independent a ‘newspaper’ are long gone. They closed the actual newspaper.
As Jonathan Pie said best – ‘it converted itself into a comic [The i] and a click-bait website”.

tom
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tom

It’s very strange. Every now and then they publish an article by Robert Fisk, which is always substantially true and insightful. Then they go back to their standard lies.

Don’t they ever suffer from cognitive dissonance?

Simon
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Simon

Agreed. I feel sorry for Fisk – I think he’s still there only out of loyalty/inertia, I recall he’s worked for them for almost as long as it has been around. The Indie always struggled but years ago one felt that it was at least trying to be open minded and informative. These days it is just shocking and really sloppy. It’s easy to blame the Lebedevs, but I don’t think it’s that simple. They are not your typical expat russophobes. In deed I’d say Lebedev the Elder is only a faux ‘liberal’. I think that is more they prefer… Read more »

tom
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tom

“The Independent claimed that Russia, Iran and Syria produced a document threatening US forces with military retribution after the 6 April missile attack on a Syrian airbase”. I have no doubt that this story (the Duran’s story, that is) tells the truth. But – isn’t it very weird that anyone should deem it “news”? In the world I inhabit, if one nation arbitrarily attacks another country, killing and wounding its citizens and inflicting severe material damage, that is considered an act of war. If the nation that was attacked then retaliates – with any level of force whatsoever – that… Read more »

Thorvid
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Thorvid

It doesn’t really matter if they print a retraction/correction.

Less than 10% of the readers of the original article will read it.
95% of the readers believe the UK MSM, what ever narrative they print, without question.
95% of readers believe that President Putin is the most dangerous evil mastermind the World has ever seen, and is in cohorts with Wikileaks to bring everyone else down.

The damage is done, ‘the independent’, is anything but. But unfortunately due to the points above, every word of this article is reaffirming everything thier readers see and hear everyday from multiple sources.

AMHants
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AMHants

Wasn’t the owner of The Independent and The Standard, one of the Oligarchs that did not wish to stay in Russia, if it meant he becoming a good citizen, paying his taxes and staying out of politics? So not as though they are a tad biased, is it?

Terry Ross
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Terry Ross

Lebedev. He still owns Novaya Gazeta. For a long time Gorbachev was also part owner. Not sure if that is still the case.

AMHants
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AMHants

Cheers.

AMHants
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AMHants

I wonder if the Independent ever commented on this story, back in 2015? Now what would they have said?

Top US Commander Under Arrest For Refusing To Fire Nukes At Russia
http://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index1849.htm

Tabloids have covered the story, but, owing to it no doubt being ‘above top secret’, it will be difficult to find the classified version, for a few more years.

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

Is that story disinformation? The author is Sorcha Faal, who is alleged to be a CIA disinfo specialist.
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=17901

AMHants
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AMHants

That is what I was wondering, it was mentioned in the tabloids, however, as the true story is classified, and will not be released for 30 years, there will be a long wait. Would anybody trust Ashton Carter not to have raised the order? Charles Timothy “Chuck” HagelAmerican politician who served as a United States Senator from Nebraska from 1997 to 2009 and as the 24th United States Secretary of Defense from 2013 to 2015 in the Obama administration… wiki ‘…Cole’s shortcomings were professional in nature, she said, and unfolded over time, adding that she could not comment further as… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Please drop the ‘Fake News’ word. They are LIES, pure and simple.
Fake News is a CIA invented term to muddy the waters, like Alt-Right, Conspiracy Theory, and such. Fuckem. Do not play their game.

Gavin Allen
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Gavin Allen

The kettle calling the pot black. I have to say that whilst the Independent isn’t perfect, I’ve read a lot more lies and propaganda in the Duran.

Jane Karlsson
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Jane Karlsson

Please give examples.

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