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BuzzFeed Caught in Huge Lie About Notre Dame Fire

Claim video showing people reacting with smiley emoticons was a “hoax” when it was completely legitimate.

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BuzzFeed lied about the reaction to the Notre Dame fire by claiming that a perfectly legitimate video showing respondents posting smiley emoticons in response to the blaze was a ‘hoax’.

It wasn’t a hoax.

In an article entitled Here Are The Hoaxes And Misinformation About The Notre Dame Fire, BuzzFeed’s Jane Lytvynenko wrote the following;

“InfoWars contributor Paul Joseph Watson tweeted a link to video that claims to show Muslim people celebrating the fire. Watson was amplifying content from a far-right personality named Damien Rieu.”

“Critically, the video in question does not show what people on Facebook were reacting to. It’s also difficult to know the religion of each person reacting to a video en mass. So we really have no idea what was going on here, and there is no proof to back up this claim.”

This is an outright lie. The video in question does show what people on Facebook were reacting to.

Here’s the video I posted.

And here’s the original Facebook video.

As you can see from the original, the respondents are clearly reacting to the Notre Dame fire.

Here’s a screenshot of the ‘smiley face’ responses as they still exist on the original video.

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By claiming this to be a “hoax,” BuzzFeed is itself perpetrating a hoax.

Apparently, Lytvynenko thinks that placing a yellow ‘NOPE’ sticker across the tweet invalidates its accuracy. It doesn’t.

BuzzFeed’s Ryan Broderick also lied in claiming the video was “sourceless”. It wasn’t sourceless. The source is the embedded original Facebook video above.

In addition, France 24 Arabic’s Facebook page is awash with comments from respondents writing in Arabic celebrating the fire, as can be seen from the screenshot below.

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I gathered these comments from just two threads out of numerous threads on the fire.

Does this mean all Muslims are celebrating the fire? No.

Does it mean BuzzFeed is lying when they claim I am inventing this reaction?

Yes.

Instead of denouncing this vile rhetoric, BuzzFeed is claiming I made it up.

This is why fewer people trust the media. This is why BuzzFeed is having to lay off staff.

The invent outright falsehoods without conducting any proper research in order to demonize their ideological enemies.

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“I’m in Trouble!” Biden Panics at Not Being Able to Find His Mask

Finds it in his pocket after first bizarrely looking through a folder.

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Joe Biden was caught in yet another embarrassing public gaffe as he panicked about losing his face mask during a speech to supporters in Georgia.

Biden was seen wearing his mask before he delivered the remarks but maybe should have kept it on given that he coughed and spluttered at several moments throughout his 20 minute address.

When Biden invited Democrat Sens. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff to join him on stage, the first lady pointed at her own mask in an effort to remind Biden to put his back on.

However, this didn’t happen because Biden spent the next minute fumbling around trying to find the object without success, repeatedly flipping through a folder of notes to no avail.

“I’m looking for my mask. I’m in trouble,” Biden said to the crowd as a staffer got on stage to give him one while Warnock and Ossoff tried to distract the crowd.

Biden finally found his own mask in his pocket, having previously failed to check what would have been the obvious place to look, before continuing with the event.

Despite the fact that the CDC updated its advice to say that vaccinated Americans don’t need to wear masks outdoors, Biden’s entire team is still doing so, once again underscoring how the face covering is purely a political symbol.

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34 Million Fewer People Watched Biden Speech Compared to Trump’s First SOTU

Ratings show just 11.6 million watched Biden’s address to Congress.

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34 million fewer people watched Joe Biden’s speech last night compared to Donald Trump’s first State of the Union address.

Ratings show that 11.6 million watched Biden’s speech compared to 45.6 million who watched Trump’s first address to Congress in 2018.

The lowest number of Americans who watched a Trump State of the Union throughout his term in office was 37 million.

Biden barely managed to beat the viewership for this year’s Oscars (9.8 million), even though that set a new record low for the Academy Awards

Biden’s speeches and public appearances have become notorious for their poor ratings and lack of engagement, unless you’re talking about the overwhelming number of people who downvote videos on the official White House YouTube channel.

As a reminder, Biden officially received 81 million votes during the presidential election, the most a presidential candidate has ever received and over 11 million more than Barack Obama achieved in 2008.

Respondents to the announcement of the viewing figures expressed their surprise, given Biden’s overwhelming ‘popularity’ in 2020.

“Most popular president of all time,” commented one.

“Just wait, Dominion is finding more viewers as we tweet,” joked another.

“Biden’s speech to Congress was not only boring, but the chamber was mostly empty. Even the Democrats who showed up couldn’t stay awake,” remarked another.

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Journalist Slammed For Paying Home Visit to Utah Paramedic Who Donated $10 to Kyle Rittenhouse

Twitter takes zero action against reporter who doxxed private citizen.

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A journalist was roundly condemned after visiting the home of a paramedic in Utah who donated $10 to Kyle Rittenhouse’s legal defense fund, with many asking why posting images of the man’s home didn’t violate Twitter’s policy on doxxing and harassment.

The incident occurred after the Guardian newspaper published the names of individuals who had donated to Rittenhouse following a data breach from a Christian crowdfunding website.

Among those names was West Valley City, Utah paramedic Craig Shepherd, who immediately became the target of an attempt by ABC4 reporter Jason Nguyen to further expose his identity.

“A Utah paramedic donated to the defense fund of Kyle Rittenhouse. It was first reported in the @guardian this morning,” tweeted Nguyen, claiming, “I tried to get the paramedics side of things.”

In trying to “get the paramedics side of things,” Nguyen tweeted a photo of Shepherd’s front door, making his location easily discoverable.

Numerous respondents immediately accused Nguyen as hiding behind journalism as an excuse to carry out stalking, harassment and doxxing.

Others pointed out that despite Twitter repeatedly suspending or banning conservative media outlets like Project Veritas for doorstepping public officials and other prominent figures, they took no action whatsoever against Nguyen for doxxing Craig Shepherd.

Indeed, when the list of names was leaked, Twitter chose to make the issue one of its top trending subjects.

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Thanks to Nguyen’s brave reporting, West Valley City Fire Department is now conducting an investigation into Shepherd’s $10 donation and has placed him on administrative leave, with his job now in jeopardy.

Predictably, Nguyen chose to ignore the most hard hitting criticism and only respond to an angry troll to make himself appear as the victim while using the late death of his mother as a shield for criticism.

As Glenn Greenwald highlighted, Nguyen is following in the fine tradition of CNN, who doorstepped and harassed an elderly lady in 2018 for contributing to a pro-Trump Facebook page.

Is it any wonder why trust in media is so low and disgust for journalists so high when their primary purpose now appears to revolve around destroying people’s lives for the sin of expressing dissident opinions?

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