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OffG is looking for (proven) fake news!

We’re interesting in collating all the examples of fakery in the news for an article we are planning to run later this week.

That would be doctored photos, proven lies, staged video footage.

For example, there was the famous “bus incident” where two reporters from CNN were pretending to be miles apart, but were actually in the same car park.

Or there was the “Rape on Campus” story from Rolling Stone, an account of a sexual assault that never happened.

Specifically, one of our editors recalls seeing a picture where a reporter for a television network has “faked” a crowd by gathering a dozen people around the camera, but a photo from one of the windows above the street shows the deception.

That’s the kind of incident we’re looking to pool together. Nothing is too big or too small.

If you have a source for this – or any other examples of provable “fake news” – send them to us via e-mail or post them in the comments below.

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nima
nima
May 16, 2024 9:52 PM
nima
nima
May 16, 2024 9:50 PM

Howard
Howard
May 16, 2024 4:37 PM

Oh goody! Maybe those who have determined nukes to be fake can finally put up the data that’s convinced them? (That would be data other than the conclusion that since “regular” bombs can do just as much damage, therefore there cannot possibly be such things as “nuclear” bombs.)

tom sheaffer
tom sheaffer
May 16, 2024 3:55 PM

From Asahi Simbun

Coral article fabrication
In the evening edition of April 20, 1989, an article described how the world’s largest Azami coral in a sea area designated as a natural environment conservation area in Okinawa was damaged, with the initial “KY” scratched on the coral. Along with a color photograph of the scratched coral, the article lamented the decline in Japanese morals. Later, investigations by local divers who had doubts about the article proved that the Asahi photographer himself made the scratches to forge a newspaper article. Taking responsibility, the president (at that time) Toichiro Hitotsuyanagi was forced to resign.[56] This was also known as the KY case.

Clutching at straws
Clutching at straws
May 16, 2024 8:50 AM

Lee-Ann Rimes ?

mastershock
mastershock
May 15, 2024 9:13 PM

the story was such a success his bike got stolen again.

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2009/may/06/david-cameron-bike-stolen1

mastershock
mastershock
May 15, 2024 9:11 PM

The moment that the 41-year-old politician realised his mountain bike had gone missing was captured on camera by a reader. 
 The Tory leader, who regularly rode the bike to the House of Commons,
https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/we-find-and-return-conservative-leader-david-321014

mastershock
mastershock
May 15, 2024 9:08 PM

Prime minster David Cameron has his bike stolen outside Tesco’s

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-cameron-has-his-bike-stolen-outside-tescos-7qcdk58t029

Preston
Preston
May 15, 2024 6:15 PM

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Jos
Jos
May 15, 2024 3:40 PM

The earth is a spinning globe? Sorry – couldn’t resist.

Jos
Jos
May 15, 2024 3:31 PM

From The Usual Suspects quoting Baudelaire: ‘The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was to convince the world that he didn’t exist’. The ultimate fake news.

Luke
Luke
May 15, 2024 3:21 PM

Somewhat off topic: The Slovakian prime minister was shot today (I think he’s alive). A few days ago the Slovakian government announced that they won’t sign the WHO “pandemic” treaty.

We’ll see “lone gunman shoots politician” number 273.

Jos
Jos
May 15, 2024 3:19 PM

The photo showing coffins at the start of the Covid pandemic in 2020 was proved to be from a ferry disaster in 2013

https://images.app.goo.gl/YPSebES65DrfB8U86

Gladius
Gladius
May 15, 2024 1:21 PM

An “excellent” fake news fabricated by DigiTv from Romania.
Romanian journalist in Israel ducking for cover from Hamas attacks… while people casually walk in the background.

https://twitter.com/DD_Geopolitics/status/1716231702702665903

Another quality fake news is offered 2 years ago by Antena 3, another Romanian TV station. Watch the video

https://www.reddit.com/r/Romania/comments/t45h9u/sambata_seara_antena_3_a_difuzat_imagini_dintrun/?rdt=60681
The “battle” between Ukrainian anti-aircraft and Russian air force … actually it was footage from Arma 3 a video game simulating C-RAM (Phalanx).

Both situations have sparked waves of caustic irony against the mainstream media.

Anthony Murphy
Anthony Murphy
May 15, 2024 10:48 AM
TFS
TFS
May 15, 2024 8:18 AM

Oh, didn’t Theresa May, say in Parliament that a Red Card existed for the arrest of people connected with the Skripal poisoning?

TFS
TFS
May 15, 2024 8:15 AM
  1. Does the 40+ beheaded babies and mass rape on Oct 7 count?
  2. Didn’t Prime Miniature, Sunak just spout out that Russia is to blame for cutting off the oil and the like to the West?
  3. UNRWA funding/terrorists?
  4. S/S killing RFK. 4 inches separates media fiction from the truth.
  5. Oh its, May 2023, where are the Skripals……
  6. Covid was caused by 2 pangolins called Muchos & Gracious
  7. What about old school, epic type fakery…….there’s a God!
TFS
TFS
May 16, 2024 6:26 PM
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-4?

Cripes. Which one(s) are FACT?

Brian Sides
Brian Sides
May 15, 2024 7:03 AM

Salman Ramadan Abedi blew himself to bits during the Manchester Arena bombing. But his Bank Card was found at the scene although damaged the part with his name was undamaged. Proving his was there. This was definitely not planted you conspiracy nut. .webp Ok someone reported to the police a guy matching Salman Abedi leaving a grey Audi and running to the Arena Two people reported to the police he put down the bag and ran out of the Arena A police audio log had the grey Audi under observation and following it. There is mobile phone video of the grey Audi being stopped by armed police and arrested. Non of this was included in the Manchester Attack inquiry. Four of the hijackers’ passports have survived in whole or in part. Two were recovered from the crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. One belonged to a hijacker… Read more »

Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
May 15, 2024 12:28 AM

In principle everything you see in “news” is fake, until you have proven it true in real life.

Money exchangers, News exchangers, Religion exchangers, Prostitutes of any kind, all exchangers of the real thing, were kicked out of the Church by Christus.

nima
nima
May 14, 2024 11:16 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:16 PM

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nima
nima
May 14, 2024 11:15 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:14 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:12 PM

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Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
May 15, 2024 12:00 PM
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Its the only place where we can breath freely and be free.

nima
nima
May 14, 2024 11:11 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:08 PM

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Erik Nielsen
Erik Nielsen
May 15, 2024 12:03 PM
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Why were there so many Covid-1984 cases only 18 days after everybody were vaccinated? Just asking.

nima
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May 14, 2024 11:06 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:09 PM
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nima
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May 14, 2024 11:05 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:57 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:56 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:46 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:38 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:36 PM

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Jos
Jos
May 15, 2024 2:55 PM
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And remember Chris Witty said ‘We never thought we’d get away with it’.

nima
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May 14, 2024 10:35 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:33 PM
nima
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May 14, 2024 10:31 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:30 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:27 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:29 PM
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May 14, 2024 10:35 PM
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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:26 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:26 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:14 PM

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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:21 PM
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Veri Tas
Veri Tas
May 14, 2024 11:08 PM
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No reason to continue to have just boys in schools.

nima
nima
May 14, 2024 10:04 PM

“Inflatable plane” is a metaphor for “this story is full of nothing but not air.” The entire Afghan narrative, from the moment we waged a decades-long skirmish over nonexistent WMDs to the moment we watched nonexistent bodies fall from the sky attempting to flee, has been false.human vibration @humanvibration
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nima
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May 14, 2024 10:06 PM
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Jos
Jos
May 15, 2024 3:38 PM
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See the hanged man in a tarot deck – exactly the same position

nima
nima
May 14, 2024 10:23 PM
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May 14, 2024 10:02 PM

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Researcher
Researcher
May 14, 2024 10:02 PM

A reporter was caught playing fake gunshots at a Minneapolis protest in 2020.

Crowds are hired for staged protests, such as from the firm “Crowds on Demand”. They operate nationwide.

CBS news was caught faking footage to support a Covid test shortage narrative.

In empty, political town halls, they move the pre-screened participants with their fake questions to the front rows to create an illusion of interest.

This PDF on crisis actors (Military Media Asset) is highly informative.

nima
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May 14, 2024 10:02 PM

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May 14, 2024 9:58 PM

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Terje M
Terje M
May 15, 2024 4:28 AM
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That “Coronavirus leaves bodies in the street” story from the Sun is a good example of fake news. Even Italian corporate media wrote that the story was fake:
“Rome, coronavirus panic: illness for a 47-year-old on the street, but it was not because of Covid-19

A 47-year-old man felt sick while waiting for the bus and slumped to the ground in Rome, creating panic over the suspicion of a respiratory crisis caused by the coronavirus. Immediate alarm from some passers-by, who called for help. According to doctors, however, the man had a seizure possibly caused by a neurological problem.
[…]
Meanwhile, some British media are sounding the alarm to raise awareness of the danger of Covid-19 and the importance of avoiding contact […]
https://www.tgcom24.mediaset.it/cronaca/lazio/roma-panico-da-coronavirus-malore-per-un-47enne-in-strada-ma-non-era-per-il-covid-19_16487688-202002a.shtml

Simon D
Simon D
May 16, 2024 8:11 PM
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In China people were supposed to be keeling over in the street.

https://youtu.be/Uf4-Vzf1CyM

And here we have people barred (literally) from leaving their homes:

https://youtu.be/Aj8nfD6cy9s

The whole covid thing provides an embarrassment of riches for the fake-news connoisseur.

As for collaboration among broadcasters, this is a classic:

https://youtu.be/_fHfgU8oMSo