- Steve Bannon
- The Mercers-founding funders of Breitbart & Cambridge Analytica
- Peter Thiel
- Fake News and Propaganda
- Project Veritas-Disinformation operatives using false identities entrap journalists using supplied lies, etc., James O’Keefe
- Right Wing Media
- Active Measures
- Russian Agenda
- Sputnik & RT: Russian news organizations that spread Breitbart stories & vice-versa
- Yandex-Russia’s Google, stores keystrokes and shares data with Russian Intelligence, Breitbart embedded its meta tags March 30-31, 2016, as did the Daily Mail (2014) and Israeli advertising company Taboola.
- Internet Research Agency
- Trump Campaign
- Bernie Sanders
- Jill Stein
- Big Data
- Cambridge Analytica-closed subsidiary of SCL
- Aggregate IQ (AIQ)-Cambridge Analytica
- PSY Group-Israeli
- i360-Koch Brothers’ American
- Pioneer Solutions/United In Purpose
- National Black Robe Regiment–Glenn Beck‘s-Gathered enhanced profiles of millions of church members
- Data Trust- RNC’s official, Karl Rove
- The Mercenaries-Private Intelligence and Security
- Black Cube-Israeli, Hired to get dirt on Obama, Weinstein hired to follow Rose McGowan, etc.
- Erik Prince
- Republican Party
- Religious Right
- Electronic Voting Machines
- The Timeline
FBI’s Russian-influence probe includes a look at Breitbart, InfoWars news sites By Peter Stone and Greg Gordon McClatchy Washington Bureau March 20, 2017
What’s the Deal With Breitbart News and Yandex? Israel? Nothing? Patrick on Medium September 9, 2017 “The Yandex meta tag was added to the Breitbart News website between March 30th and March 31st, 2016, at the height of Republican nomination campaigns. Though it is unclear why it was added at this time, Daily Mail added the Yandex verification code to their DNS record no later than August, 2014. Though it is unclear why it was added at this time, Daily Mail added the Yandex verification code to their DNS record no later than August, 2014. Still curious, I wondered what other connection Breitbart and Daily Mail might have that were uncommon for major western media websites and it didn’t take long to find one: Taboola, an Israeli advertising company based in New York and R&D in Tel Aviv.
Missing from Taboola’s featured list of partners is Breitbart News, which is striking considering Breitbart’s role in its billion dollar valuation. Taboola was founded by Adam Singolda, a seven year IDF veteran officer in the Israeli National Security Agency. In August of 2016, Taboola acquired ConvertMedia for $100M and with it its co-founder and now Taboola’s VP of video, Yoav Naveh — a six year veteran captain in the technological unit of the Israeli Intelligence Corp, the military intelligence division of the Israeli Defense Force. Taboola’s VP of Finance, Hagai Gold, is a former finance manager for the RSA Security division of EMC. Controversy surrounding RSA Security exploded in 2013 from the revelation that the NSA paid $10 million to install a backdoor in RSA encryption.
Adam Singolda has defended doing business with Breitbart News publically, but would not comment specifically on Breitbart’s content. Incidentally similar to Breitbart News, the Daily Mail and its privately held ownership also have a checkered history, from supporting fascism during World War II to now supporting far right political activism.”
Thread by @ninandtito “How Breitbart’s Last War Began OsborneInk Matt Osborne
The most important bits. Linking Andrew Breitbart to an army of trolls. Who connect to the Anthony Weiner takedown-the first one. Russia has been stoking this division all along, haven’t they. The horseshoe.”
Project Veritas– Chris Faraone: The Trials of Nadia Naffe Breitbart Unmasked February 27, 2013 “That one evening in O’Keefe’s barn kicked off a chain reaction in the tightly knit — and tightly wound — conservative blogosphere. When we think of America’s ideological battle between left and right, we often imagine a deadlocked Congress — or Fox News versus MSNBC. But Naffe’s story shines a spotlight on an even uglier crossfire: the one between the slanderous sewer of right-wing smear culture and its doppelganger, a reactionary band of left-wingers that’s equally willing to kick below the belt. Located just beneath the surface of our polarized political system, this unceasing, underhanded war — encompassing dozens of lawsuits and hundreds of petty feuds, fought by hackers and journalists, wingnuts and activists, lawmen and billionaires, attorneys and ex-cons — serves as a proxy, simultaneously feeding on and fueling the circus that passes for our civic life. Even for mature web pedestrians who are acquainted with the barbaric buffoonery of online discourse, the depravity that’s been on display during Naffe’s ordeal is enough to turn an iron stomach. In the belly of this beast, the traditional lines of right and left are grossly distorted, as are the boundaries between right and wrong.
Nadia Naffe could have been a part of the Republican party’s future, symbolizing the appeal of conservative values to new constituencies. Instead, at every turn, she was insulted, abused, abandoned, and ridiculed. This is her story….The videos O’Keefe released were later found to be heavily — and deceptively — edited. One target of O’Keefe’s video sting would even win a settlement from Giles in a civil suit. But the ramifications were still devastating. Several ACORN employees were fired as a direct result. Fundraising slowed to a virtual halt. Already under scrutiny, the group was dealt a death blow in September 2009, when Congress severed all federal subsidies. That led to walking papers for three-quarters of their national staff. ACORN went bankrupt a year later.
The video might have been less ruinous if it hadn’t found a powerful bullhorn in the form of Andrew Breitbart, who offered O’Keefe and Giles $120,000, to be paid in monthly installments, in exchange for exclusive rights to release the clips on his website, breitbart.com. Ultimately, it was the combined strength of Breitbart’s countless minions — who blanketed the Internet with ACORN links — that did the bulk of the damage.
In fact, the ACORN blitz was also a demonstration of how powerful Breitbart had become. Years earlier, he’d had key roles in starting the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post. But with breitbart.com, he had become both a leader and a figurehead for hard-right warriors everywhere.
In the pursuit of Breitbart’s approval, there’s no allegation his network wouldn’t broadcast, no individual they wouldn’t attack. His defenders were especially protective of O’Keefe, whom Breitbart would later describe in the introduction of his 2011 best seller, Righteous Indignation, as an “incredibly courageous” and an “investigative journalist-cum-Borat of the right.”
Business boomed for O’Keefe in the wake of his ACORN stunt. He was suddenly in high demand on the Obama-bashing lecture circuit. All this came in addition to the funding he received from patrons: Even before Breitbart’s media conglomerate retained rights to the ACORN clips, O’Keefe had already been underwritten by Peter Thiel, an early Facebook investor and California hedge-fund manager who’d bankrolled O’Keefe to the tune of $30,000 earlier that year. Giles, his sidekick, was also a hot ticket, being feted at fundraisers like the one in Ybor City where she met Naffe.
The timing proved to be perfect. Naffe had invested part of her settlement with the GOP in a mall kiosk business on the Tampa waterfront. Following a few years of mediocre sales, she had recently sold the enterprise and set her sights on a graduate degree. And she had eight months of downtime before heading to Cambridge, where she was registered to study management at Harvard Extension School in the fall. So when O’Keefe asked if she wanted to “act” in his “movies,” Naffe didn’t need much convincing. On New Year’s Day 2010, she accepted her first mission. There was no time to waste. O’Keefe arranged for her to fly into Los Angeles that week.”
So Andrew Breitbart was the king of the trolls it seems. Oh hi Peter Thiel, you evil Randian-obsessed traitortwat.
IT. IS. ALL. CONNECTED. ALL OF IT. EVEN THE TROLL BRIGADES. Ken White Knows Who The Real Bullies Are Matt Osborne May 22, 2013 “Los Angeles Deputy DA John Patrick Frey aka @Patterico posted unredacted documents (.PDF) at his blog revealing Nadia Naffe’s personal and medical information, then treated Twitter as his courtroom to cross-examine her (.PDF). As a result, her credit was ruined by identity thieves and her hiring prospects were dimmed by Google results. Frey did this in retaliation for Naffe blowing a whistle on the illegal and unethical activities of his friend James O’Keefe after he tried to rape her. Naffe has been trying to sue Frey ever since.”
even Barrett Brown. Liberal Grouch Reads Patterico-Barrett Brown Chat Logs Matt Osbourne December 14, 2012 “When I wrote about Nadia Naffe’s lawsuit against Los Angeles Deputy DA John Patrick Frey @Patterico the other day, I mentioned Frey’s bizarre attempt to discredit Naffe’s attorney, Jay Liederman, through Barrett Brown, and I linked to a .PDF of the logs Brown kept of that conversation with Frey.”
FBI document cache sheds light on inner working of Russia’s U.S. news (and propaganda) network Yahoo News Hunter Walker & David Isikoff October 13, 2017 “Stranahan came to Sputnik in April. He previously had worked at the conservative website Breitbart, under Trump’s former campaign guru and adviser Steve Bannon. The month before he joined Sputnik, Stranahan sent out a tweet boasting that he was the one who “introduced” former Trump campaign adviser Roger Stone to Guccifer 2.0, the hacker who obtained emails from the Democratic National Committee that were published by WikiLeaks. American officials have said Guccifer 2.0 was working with Russia’s military intelligence agency GRU as part of the coordinated effort to help Trump in the election. Fionda also alerted law enforcement about another colleague who claimed to be in communication with Guccifer 2.0. In the information Fionda gave to the Justice Department, he included copies of Twitter messages in which Cassandra Fairbanks discussed exchanging messages with the hacker. Fairbanks is an activist who wrote for Sputnik from late 2015 until this year, when she joined the pro-Trump website Big League Politics.”
Stranahan from Breitbartland to Sputnik. Cassandra Fairbanks from Anonymous/Steubenville/”FuckThePolice”/Occupy Wall Street to Sputnik to Mercer-funded Big League Politics, from Bernie to MAGA. The horseshoe has become a circle & the circle is complete. Stranahan created division and drama and stirred up Islamaphobia in small town USA. Exactly like Putin and Semion wanted. Ah. of course Cassandra now works for Breitbart alums.
How Fake News Turned a Small Town Upside Down NY Times At the height of the 2016 election, exaggerated reports of a juvenile sex crime brought a media maelstrom to Twin Falls — one the Idaho city still hasn’t recovered from. By Caitlin Dickerson September 26, 2017 “Stranahan struck me as passionate about his stories; not about their veracity but about the freedom he and the critics of refugee resettlement should have to speculate as they wanted without being belittled by the fact-mongering mainstream…I started to ask why anyone should be allowed to publish false information for the express purpose of angering their audience and pushing them further away from those with whom they disagree, but Stranahan cut me off. “Hey, I’m walking into the White House right now,” he said. He had just arrived for a press briefing with the president’s spokesman. “Let me call you back.””
Breitbart Alumni Launch ‘Populist-Nationalist’ Group The Atlantic Former Breitbart News reporters are founding a pro-Trump advocacy group. ROSIE GRAY
All these “gotcha” “journalism” orgs are not journalism. They are provokatsiya. Provocation. Their goal: create division. Rile the far ends of the horseshoe. The far left with Occupy & Anonymous. The far right with deceptively edited videos of ACORN and Planned Parenthood. Why? because divided we fall. That’s why Russia infiltrated the NRA, and forged a bond with evangelicals-to rile the far right. That’s why Russia promoted Snowden and Assange, to rile the far left. If the US is stuck in internal chaos, we can’t keep tabs on the rest of the world.”