In the odd media-dictated world we inhabit – one where the counter-intuitive and unnatural interpretation is presented as just a new natural norm – it would be hard to find two countries more likely to influence the near future than America and China. The three examples below demonstrate, I think, just how much of the Establishment’s media coverage about them is worth believing: none.
HYPE: CLINTON IS A SHOO-IN FOR THE WHITE HOUSE
FACT: Republican nominee for president of the United States Donald Trump continues to surge in the polls against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results that were released on Saturday morning. The poll is done online and takes replies from 15,000 people per week. In order to get more accurate results, it also analyses voting patterns under various election scenarios.
Clinton still has a 60 percent chance to win the election by 18 electoral votes, but this figure has been dropping dramatically over the past few weeks: in August, Clinton had a 95 percent chance of winning the election by 108 votes in the Electoral College.
Her College lead has been cut by 90%
HYPE: THE WASHINGTON POST IS A LIBERAL NEWSPAPER
FACT: Three of the four media outlets that received and published large numbers of secret NSA documents provided by Edward Snowden — The Guardian, the New York Times, and The Intercept – have called for the U.S. government to allow the NSA whistleblower to return to the U.S. with no charges.
But not the Washington Post. In the face of a growing campaign to secure a pardon for Snowden, timed to this weekend’s release of the Oliver Stone biopic “Snowden,” the Post editorial page today not only argued in opposition to a pardon, but explicitly demanded that Snowden — the paper’s own source — stand trial on espionage charges or, as a “second-best solution,” accept “a measure of criminal responsibility for his excesses and the U.S. government offers a measure of leniency.”
The Washington Post has been captured by the élite
HYPE: CHINA IS JUST FINE REALLY, SO SHUT UP
FACT: Risks of a Chinese banking crisis are mounting, according to a warning indicator from the banking industry’s global watchdog, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). Its key gauge of stress in the banking sector is now more than three times above the danger level: China’s credit-to-GDP gap hit 30.1 in the first quarter of 2016,whereas the BIS considers a credit-to-GDP gap of 10 to be a sign of potential danger.
In turn, the IMF estimates that loans worth $1.3 trillion are at risk of default.
The Jim O’Neill/Davros take on China was bullshit