Miami Standard CEO and founder Andrew Powell, who is also the editorial manager of LOP Solutions and a governing board member of the Miami Young Republicans, was recently attacked with a propagandist “fact check” by Snopes — a left-wing organization that has been caught spreading ‘fake news’ on multiple occasions with false “fact checks”.
In February 2022, Russian propagandists went into overdrive in an attempt to justify their unprovoked attack on Ukraine. They claimed that Ukraine was run by Nazis (false), that Ukraine was committing genocide on its own people (false), and that Russia was attacking biolabs to prevent “COVID-2” (false).
Another line of disinformation attempted to downplay violence in Ukraine. This was largely done when people posted photographs and videos that supposedly showed “crisis actors,” or people pretending to be in crisis there. A video of a camera crew filming people running through the street, for example, was posted to Bitchute (a video platform known for hosting far-right, conspiratorial, and hate content) along with the title “How to Make a Propaganda Video?” and the hashtags #UKRAINE #RUSSIA and #PROPAGANDA.
I have also attached a screenshot from a news outlet using a screenshot from this video to report on the “helpless Ukrainian people.” Better believe it: A lot of you guys are falling for Globalist propaganda. pic.twitter.com/MOzXeDSMdm— Andrew Powell (@AndrewPowellFL) February 26, 2022
“It was shared as if it showed ‘crisis actors’ filmed ‘in the middle of the ‘massive and scary’ Russian invasion,’” stated Snopes, followed by a “FALSE” branded “fact check” printed on top of a darkened screenshot of one of Powell’s tweets.
This video was not filmed in the Ukraine, and it was not filmed in 2022.
This video was originally posted in 2013 and shows a behind-the-scenes look at the making of “Invasion Planet Earth” (originally titled “Kaleidoscope Man“), a sci-fi adventure movie about an alien invasion. The above-displayed scene was filmed in Birmingham, England, not Ukraine.
So, was Powell incorrect with his reporting?
Well, yes and no.
According to a Miami Standard fact check, Snopes is correct that Powell shot the gun with stating that the posted video was from Ukraine, but that’s where the truth stops with Snopes.
“I admit, I should have done a better job with fact-checking that video, my mistake there,” said Powell. “But there’s a lot of propaganda out there [about the Russo-Ukrainian War], from both sides [Russia and Ukraine], so you’re going to have to forgive me with that. But there was never any lying on my part, I just made a journalistic mistake. It happens.”
“But you’re not going to tell me that Snopes didn’t take advantage of this situation to cover up the fact that Globalists are just as guilty as the Russians in pushing propaganda, if not worse,” Powell went on to say. “I’m glad this happened, if anything, it exposed the New World Order and their bullsh*t.”
Powell is referring to propaganda that was pushed by Snopes later in this “fact check”.
Another version of this rumor hinged on the claim that the news media was sharing an abbreviated version of this video that only showed people running (with no hints of a camera crew) in order to exaggerate the state of affairs in Ukraine. By claiming that a miscaptioned version of this footage was being shared by the news media, social media users could claim that this was an example of “globalist propaganda.”
This was followed by more darkened Twitter screenshots from Powell with Snopes‘ trademark “FALSE” branding.
Snopes would also state in their “fact check”:
But we have not found a single post from a genuine news outlet that presented this footage as if it were real. The “news outlet” included the above-displayed screenshot is a weeks-old Twitter account, @mightyfarooz200, that has no apparent connections to any credible news outlet.
These claims from Snopes are FALSE.
@mightyfarooz200, now a suspended Twitter account for covering Globalist propaganda out of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, was specifically designed to cover the Russo-Ukrainian War (which is why it was only a “weeks-old” account, notice how Snopes left that out?), and did so on an everyday basis since the crisis started.
Snopes‘ “fact check” highlights a couple of things: 1. The left-wing propaganda outlet’s elitism in automatically dismissing @mightyfarooz200’s journalism — which was putting out consistent quality information about the alleged invasion and Globalist propaganda — because it doesn’t fit the mainstream agenda, despite @mightyfarooz200 clearly stating they support Ukraine. They were simply reporting from both sides. 2. The fact that @mightyfarooz200 was suspended off of Twitter after this “fact check” is telling, giving them even more credibility in an age where the mainstream have been caught in countless lies and censorship towards opposing thoughts — COVID-19, anyone?
So, the fact check on Snopes‘ “fact check”: One truth with a multitude of LIES. This was simply the Globalist establishment taking a journalistic mistake to cover up the truth that Globalist propaganda is being pushed in the Russo-Ukrainian War. Andrew Powell wasn’t lying about that, we’ve already seen it countless times — does the “Ghost of Kiev” ring a bell?
Doug Mastriano Wins Pennsylvania Republican Gubernatorial Primary
Pennsylvania state Sen. Doug Mastriano (R), endorsed by former President Donald Trump days ago, has won the state’s Republican gubernatorial primary and will face Democrat Josh Shapiro in the general election.
Mastriano, who billed himself as an anti-establishment outsider who would investigate Pennsylvania’s 2020 election results, took a large lead with election day voters and swept some counties with more than 50 percent of the vote.
Trump jumped in to back Mastriano last week while the candidate led multiple polls, some by double digits ahead of former Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA).
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
Barletta had called on other Republican candidates Bill McSwain and Dave White to drop out of the race and endorse his candidacy to help consolidate support.
Mastriano faces Shapiro in the general election which takes place on November 8.
John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter here.
Chuck Edwards Unseats Madison Cawthorn in North Carolina’s 11 District
North Carolina State Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) unseated Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) in the state’s 11th congressional district primary.
Dave Wasserman, the House editor of the Cook Political Report, reported that Cawthorn lost his renomination to state Sen. Edwards.
I’ve seen enough: Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R) has lost renomination to state Sen. Chuck Edwards (R) in the #NC11 GOP primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
Cawthorn faced increasing attacks from the left and establishment media outlets over many issues, including:
That’s in part because of a striking pattern of unusual behavior: speeding without a valid driver’s license; taking a firearm through security at an airport; wearing lingerie in photos; appearing in a video in which a staffer pantomimes a grab for his groin; gyrating naked on top of another man in bed; accusing unnamed lawmakers of inhaling cocaine and inviting him to an orgy; promoting a cryptocurrency in ways that prompted critics to claim he engaged in insider trading; and calling Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy “a thug.”
“I’ve really never seen the swamp launch such a coordinated attack against any individual in politics except for Donald Trump,” Cawthorn said in reaction to the attacks against him.
Former Texas Gov. and Trump Energy Secretary Rick Perry endorsed Edwards during the 11th congressional district primary:
— Chuck Edwards (@ChuckEdwards4NC) May 14, 2022
Sean Moran is a congressional reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter @SeanMoran3.
John Fetterman Wins Pennsylvania Democrat Senate Primary
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman is now the projected winner in the state’s Democrat primary for the U.S. Senate seat.
“John Fetterman wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania primary election,” the Associated Press declared on Tuesday.
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) May 18, 2022
I’ve seen enough: Lt. Gov. John Fetterman (D) defeats Rep. Conor Lamb (D) in the #PASEN Dem primary.
— Dave Wasserman (@Redistrict) May 18, 2022
PA — THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AS YOUR DEMOCRATIC NOMINEE FOR U.S. SENATE IN PENNSYLVANIA!!!!!!!! 😭😭
I’m *so* deeply honored. pic.twitter.com/6sa7bC5Vrw
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 18, 2022
Fetterman’s victory in the primary comes after he suffered a stroke and underwent treatment at Lancaster hospital well into election day.
“I hadn’t been feeling well, but was so focused on the campaign that I ignored the signs and just kept going. On Friday it finally caught up with me,” Fetterman said on Sunday. “I had a stroke that was caused by a clot from my heart being in an A-fib rhythm for too long.”
On Friday, I wasn’t feeling well, so I went to the hospital to get checked out.
I didn’t want to go – I didn’t think I had to – but @giselefetterman insisted, and as usual, she was right.
The good news is I’m feeling much better + I’m well on my way to a full recovery. pic.twitter.com/WQ5X6QgQen
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 15, 2022
Doctors said that Fetterman did not suffer from any cognitive injuries as a result of the stroke. He credited his wife for having him visit the hospital early.
“Fortunately, Gisele spotted the symptoms and got me to the hospital within minutes,” Fetterman said. “The amazing doctors here were able to quickly and completely remove the clot, reversing the stroke, they got my heart under control as well. It’s a good reminder to listen to your body and be aware of the signs.”
John Fetterman has taken a radical position on abortion, referring to the unfettered practice as a “sacred” act.
“Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred. Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law. We cannot afford to wait,” he tweeted this month.
Let’s be clear: The right to an abortion is sacred.
Democrats have to act quickly – get rid of the filibuster to pass the Women’s Health Protection Act + finally codify Roe into law.
We cannot afford to wait.
— John Fetterman (@JohnFetterman) May 3, 2022
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