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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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David Rothschild Ridiculed For Complaining About Elon Musk’s Privilege

“You’re literally a Rothschild.”

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David Rothschild faced ridicule on Twitter for complaining that Elon Musk grew up in privilege, with one user telling the economist, “You’re literally a Rothschild.”

The farce was kicked off by Rothschild, a market analyst, tweeting, “Rich white son of emerald mine owner who grew up in apartheid South Africa is the real victim in our society #ThoughtsAndPrayers.”

The snarky tweet was in response to Musk saying he can no longer vote Democrat because they have become the party of “division and hate,” and that he will vote Republican.

The response from other Twitter users was swift, and ‘Rothschild’ quickly became a trending topic.

“You are literally a Rothschild,” said one respondent.

“A rothschild complaining about other peoples privileges. The joke tells itself,” remarked another.

“Oh for f*** sake…its getting comical now. A Rothschild whinging about musks privileges…,” wrote John Kelly.

Others found it equally hilarious.

Rothschild countered by claiming he had no links to the banking dynasty.

As to Rothschild’s apartheid smear, back in March Musk vociferously denied his family ever owned an emerald mine, or that their money came from exploiting apartheid.

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George W. Bush Inadvertently Condemns “Unjustified and Brutal Invasion of Iraq”

He meant to say Ukraine.

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Former President George W. Bush endured an awkward moment during a speech when he meant to refer to Ukraine but instead condemned “the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq.”

Whoops.

Bush made the error during a speech where he compared Ukrainian President Zelensky to Winston Churchill.

“The decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine,” said Bush.

Freudian slip, much?

Bush blamed his age for the gaffe, joking, “I’m 75,” but his entire presidency was replete with similar such moments.

Bush’s reference to Russia eliminating political opponents from participating in the electoral process can equally be applied to Ukraine.

President Zelensky recently signed a law banning political opposition parties if they are deemed to be “pro-Russian,” a vague smear that could be applied broadly.

He also nationalized all television networks in the country, freezing out any possibility of dissent.

A YouTuber who criticized Zelensky was also recently detained on an international arrest warrant in Spain and faces possible extradition at the behest of the Ukrainian government.

Last month, footage was released of Associated Press accompanying armed men from the Ukraine Security Service as they kidnapped and arrested dissidents from their own homes.

But yeah, Putin bad!

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Tennis Star Warns Ban on Russian Players Sets Bad Precedent

Ideological purity tests for all public figures?

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Tennis star Daniil Medvedev says Wimbledon’s decision to ban all Russian and Belarusian players from this year’s tournament sets the precedent that sporting authorities can eliminate competitors for their political views.

The Grand Slam previously made the decision on the grounds that allowing players from those countries to compete would be a victory for “the propaganda machine of the Russian regime.”

However, both the men’s ATP and women’s WTA tours have slammed the move as discriminatory and threatened to strip Wimbledon of ranking points in retaliation for the ban.

Russians and Belarusians are still allowed to compete in other tournaments under a neutral representation.

Current world number 2 Medvedev, who has already called for peace in Ukraine, says the ban is “unfair” and is dangerous because it “sets a precedent and puts other sports competitions in an uncomfortable position.”

In other words, even after the war in Ukraine is over, sports professionals could face career ruination because they oppose or even just refuse to comment on whatever the latest political ‘current thing’ may be.

One can easily imagine a future where prominent public figures are punished for failing to endorse the ‘right’ political candidate or express support for whatever contemporary hot button issue is on the agenda.

Novak Djokavic was already punished by Australian authorities earlier this year for refusing to take a COVID-19 vaccine.

Medvedev also asserted that it was his right to appear at Wimbledon under current immigration laws.

“Currently in the United Kingdom, Russian self-employed workers have the right to work. So if I have the opportunity to play Wimbledon, I’d be delighted,” he said.

As we previously highlighted, the French Open tennis tournament has also warned Russian players not to make political statements in support of President Vladimir Putin if they wish to take part in the grand slam.

Ukrainian tennis star Elina Svitolina also previously demanded that Russian and Belarusian players be subjected to ideological purity tests before they are allowed to compete in international tournaments.

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