Fake News: Ten Major News Events That Never Actually Happened
Let’s face it. The 2016 Presidential Election served as the veritable funeral pyre for whatever cinder of credibility might have remained for the mainstream media. After months of negative spin on the record and personage of Donald Trump, the ignorance of massive scandal and corruption surrounding Hillary Clinton and the Clinton Foundation, (missing emails and the like) and the parroting of skewed polling numbers showing Hillary with a massive lead right up until her defeat on November 4th, what else could be said of the absolute embarrassment that is the MSM? A whole lot, actually. Keep reading.
What you may not know is that the fake news racket has been running for years. Here are ten massive news events reported as absolute fact by major television networks and newspapers, only to be proven 100% fiction by further inspection. What a shock.
1. “Rambo” Jessica Lynch
The Fake News ‘Story’:
In 2003, Army Private Jessica Lynch became world famous as a war hero after she was taken prisoner after an ambush and firefight with Taliban forces near Nasiriyah, Afghanistan. During her rescue by U.S. Navy Seals, Pentagon sources claimed Lynch had been stabbed and shot and suffered several wounds during the violent scene that unfolded during her extrication and accompanying battle with her Taliban captors. As the story went, Jessica ‘Rambo’ Lynch endured sexual assault, inhumane treatment and torture during her 21 day captivity and was then wounded several times during the Navy Seal raid on the hospital facility where she was being held prisoner. At a Pentagon briefing, reporters were even shown a video clip that detailed the larger than life events of Lynch’s ordeal both before and during her rescue. For days, major news outlets fawned over Lynch, the cute and petite Army private with the heart of a lion and the apparent fighting skills of a video game combat heroine. Book deals rained down. Hollywood blockbusters beckoned. If only any of it had been true.
What actually happened: Jessica’s story of heroism fell apart in the days after an Afghan doctor and others close to her rescue and disgusted by her hero’s welcome gave differing accounts of the rescue operation, revealing that Lynch was never held prisoner. There were no Taliban soldiers at the hospital, no firefight with American soldiers and that the entire rescue operation had amounted to going into Lynch’s hospital room and taking her to a waiting helicopter. Her wounds amounted to a broken arm, a broken leg and dislocated ankle suffered when her Humvee came under attack; injuries for which hospital employees testified she was given the utmost care during the entirety of her stay. The Pentagon eventually issued a revised accounting of the rescue operation and Lynch herself apologized for carrying on the ruse for so long. The sad part of all of it? Surviving the Nasiriyah ordeal was harrowing enough and was certainly newsworthy even without all the puffery and fiction that was attached to it. Without the lies, Lynch would rightfully have been welcomed home as a brave American soldier and a woman with an incredible story of survival behind enemy lines in a place where women are treated horribly. Exaggerating and lying about any of it robbed her of the genuine recognition that was her due. One thing is certain, she hasn’t been called ‘Rambo’ since. Small fact lost to history? Five soldiers were taken prisoner at the same time Lynch was captured. All men. The bodies of eight American soldiers were also retrieved from the same hospital where Lynch was found. You’ve never heard of any of them, have you?
2. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident
When the establishment and military industrialists want a war, they get their war. Truth. Several incidents on this list deal specifically with false flag events that led directly to expanded military conflicts and even world wars. The Gulf of Tonkin Incident in 1963 certainly fits the bill. Without it, the war in Vietnam might not have happened.
The Fake News ‘Story’:
Hillary Clinton Helicopter ‘Taking Fire’
Brian Williams Ditto
Balloon Boy Falcon Heene
Mark Sanford ‘Appalachian Trail’
Archduke Franz Ferdinand Assassination
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Kuwait City Hospital Baby Massacre
Ghouta Sarin Nerve Gas Attack