In response to the establishment media’s contrived ‘fake news’ crisis designed to marginalise independent and alternative media sources of news and analysis, 21WIRE ran its own #FakeNewsWeek campaign in February – exposing the government and the mainstream media as the real purveyors of ‘fake news’ throughout modern history. Following on from this, we decided to take advantage of March Madness, by running our own Fake News tournament in order find out who our readers and listeners feel is the top mainstream or establishment fake news outlet.
Listen to our March Madness & #FNFF kick-off segment here:
In our initial final 8 preliminary competition, we included TV networks, newspapers, and also some government agencies who are also major players in the fake news and propaganda game.
We have a Final Four! Out of the rigorous State-Run Region, broadcast stalwarts CNN and BBC (the number one and two seeds respectively), pulled through with impressive wins on their side of the bracket. In the Deep State Regionals, New York Times won the battle of the ‘papers of record’ against a tough Washington Post. In the other Deep State contest, the CIA edged out the US State Dept in a tense fake news showdown between the two government agencies.
Unfortunately,losers Channel 4, Washington Post, and NBC/MSNBC will have an early spring break after being eliminated in a blistering quarter final round.
NOTE: This year’s leading Fake News honorable mentioned: TIME Magazine, the Daily Beast, VICE News, CBC, Bild Newspaper (Germany), Al Jazeera and France 24, The Guardian and the White Helmets.
In addition to the Fake News Final Four, we will also be nominating a list of finalists for the top fake news journalist in Mainstream Media. The winner will receive the first annual Horace Greeley Award for Most Outstanding Fake News Journalist.
VOTE FOR THE TOP FAKE NEWS OUTLET HERE OR BELOW…
STATE-RUN REGION: BBC vs CNN
DEEP STATE REGION: NEW YORK TIMES vs CIA
Stay tuned to this week’s SUNDAY WIRE SHOW as we breakdown the Final Four with color commentary and analysis from British oddsmaker Basil Valentine, and ACR Boiler Room’s own Hesher.
BBC: “Once considered the finest Broadcasting organisation in the world now known as a government propaganda machine dedicated to the Imperialist agenda. Appalling anti Corbyn and pro Israel bias pales into insignificance next to the legendary premature announcement of the collapse of Building 7. Mandatory license fee means its effectively a protection racket. A real contender these days. Nowhere for the light to get in.”
NBC/MSNBC: “Sacked its only honest journalist when Ed Schultz signed for real news network RT. Famous for excessive liberal bias and towing the Dem party line. Line up of world class polemics like the dreadful Rachel Maddow and Chris ‘Sweetypie’ Matthews. Still, they were no match for the powerhouse at CNN.”
CLICK HERE TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVOURITE FAKE NEWS OUTLETS.
QUARTER FINAL RESULTS:
BBC won a relatively tight race against its UK rival Channel 4 with a strong 57% to C4’s 43% (total votes 169).
CNN won handedly with 68% over a disappointed NBC/MSNBC with 32% (total votes 254).
CIA won comfortably with 60% over Beltway rival US State Dept who coasted with only 40% of the vote (total votes 159).
New York Times took 58% over the Washington Post’s 42% (total votes 180).
SHOUT! Poll results:
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