"To much fanfare, after the election, BuzzFeed’s
Craig Silverman claimed to have used
a data tool called BuzzSumo to calculate the
highest-performing fake news articles vs. real or
‘legitimate news’ during the election. Silverman
proclaimed that his data illustrated “the power
of fake election news on Facebook,” but upon
closer inspection it did no such thing. It’s important
to note that although BuzzFeed positions
itself as an online ‘alternative’ news outlet, it is in
fact part of conglomerate NBC Universal’s media
portfolio, operates mostly in the red, and is, in
practical terms, completely subsidised by the
parent corporation. For BuzzFeed to judge ‘fake’
vs ‘legitimate’ news is a fundamental problem because we now
know that a number of articles produced by outlets that Silverman
labels as “legitimate” – like The New York Times and The
Huffington Post (and those of his own employer BuzzFeed) are
in fact false stories, or fake news."
Content - Issue #161 March 2017
Fake News: Why the Mainstream Media Lies
Patrick Henningsen looks at the history of mainstream media lies and what’s really behind fake news.
Greatest Fake News of All-Time
For decades, explains Patrick Henningsen, the government-media complex has been waging information warfare against the public.
The Assassination of Donald J. Trump
David Thrussell puts a spotlight on the dark secret at the heart of America’s Deep State and asks: are they planning the next hit?
Is Donald Trump America’s ‘Positive-Thinking’ President?
American author James Wasserman talks to New Dawn about the influence of Norman Vincent Peale and his message of ‘positive thinking’ on Donald Trump.
Trump & Crowley
James Wasserman explores the magickal connection between Aleister Crowley’s teaching of Thelema and America’s new president.
The Dark Side of Aquarius
Upheaval, Revolution & Mind Control in the Transition Between Ages. Jason Jeffrey presents an astrological perspective on why there’s so much chaos in today’s world.
Spiritual Powers & Teachings of Precious Stones
Nicholas Pearson outlines the relationship between the mineral kingdom and humankind.
Brett Lothian investigates the pesticide Glyphosate and what it is doing to us.
A Link in the Golden Chain
Paul V Young on the life and times of Vyvyan Deacon, one of Australia’s early teachers of metaphysics.
The Other Side of ‘Mind-Power’
Mehmet Sabeheddin on how an early experience with ‘mind-power’ impacted the life of the famous British author and occultist Dion Fortune.
Unity: The Remarkable Story of Charles & Myrtle Fillmore
Australian academic & writer Walter Mason recounts the origins of one of America’s most significant ‘New Thought’ movements.
Near Death Experiences: Heaven or Hell? by Tiamara
The Key to Immortal Consciousness: The 82 Commandments of Reyna d’Assia by Jason Jeffrey
Did You Ever Meet the Human Wet Blanket? by William Walker Atkinson