Anatomy of a Hoax

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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby simonshack on March 30th, 2016, 1:27 pm

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A pen pal just e-mailed me this video...


"It's been the worst days of my life...!" :) :) :) (from ear to ear)


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BglarIASs5g
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on March 30th, 2016, 2:14 pm

simonshack wrote:*

A pen pal just e-mailed me this video...


"It's been the worst days of my life...!" :) :) :) (from ear to ear)



Well aside from the obvious, I'd like to make a couple of observations.

One, the reporter says "his plane was supposed to take off at 10:30, but she thinks he never made it". What the...?

So, we are to believe that she isn't certain to whether he made the flight or not? :rolleyes: And that two days later she's "waiting for a sign"? What could such a sign be? :wacko:

Maybe he's wandering the streets of Belgium dressed like a mummy and has a bad case of amnesia? Or he's stuck under a pile of body parts waiting to be rescued? :lol:

As for his parents? Well "they haven't heard from him either". I guess they will call her or the news station if he turns up. :P

Lastly, the very end of this "report" is quite bizarre in my opinion. She ends it by throwing in that the couple met in Georgia "at a health and fitness retreat" last year.

Is this a subtle tragic irony?

They met at a HEALTH and fitness retreat, and the relationship ends with him being blown apart by terrorists? It sure is a strange thing to say in any event.

Why not something a little more believable like "she and his parents are searching desperately for him (when not smiling in interviews) and are asking anyone with information or knowledge of his whereabouts to call 800-jks-onyu ". :D

Seriously, if I had a loved one missing, the only reason to take even a moment to go on the news would be to increase the chances of finding that person.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby CluedIn on March 30th, 2016, 2:39 pm

Her boyfriend, Bart Migom, shares the same facial structure as another victim, Justin Shults:

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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby brianv on March 30th, 2016, 6:54 pm

The Joker's Mouth again. Pointing to the same gang of liars and fakers.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby CluedIn on March 30th, 2016, 9:10 pm

brianv wrote:The Joker's Mouth again. Pointing to the same gang of liars and fakers.


I'm not a Batman fan, so I never would have picked up on that, thanks brianv. I found this picture to be a perfect specimen because it includes a round spot right above the right nostril, which Bart Migom also has. (the round spot does not show up as prominently when the Joke pic is this large - the "spot" has a little arrow pointing upwards)

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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby Farcevalue on April 2nd, 2016, 12:51 pm

CluedIn wrote:Her boyfriend, Bart Migom, shares the same facial structure as another victim, Justin Shults:

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A vicsim walks into a bar and the bartender says: "Hey buddy, why the long face?"
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby CluedIn on April 2nd, 2016, 1:26 pm

Thanks for the morning chuckle, farce. :)
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby CluedIn on April 6th, 2016, 4:42 pm

The hoaxers are hoaxing other hoaxers! They are now conducting drills without informing other departments (yeah, ok, sure):

I-Team: Port Authority Cops Say Surprise Terror Drills Pose Danger to Officers, Public

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigation ... 51241.html
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby hoi.polloi on April 7th, 2016, 3:53 am

CluedIn wrote:The hoaxers are hoaxing other hoaxers! They are now conducting drills without informing other departments (yeah, ok, sure):

I-Team: Port Authority Cops Say Surprise Terror Drills Pose Danger to Officers, Public

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigation ... 51241.html


Interesting, but also laden with typical unresearched un-fact checked propaganda.

While it starts promising:

According to an incident report obtained by the I-Team, the two men said they were "testing the system." But what made this test different than the regular drills practiced is that none of the officers in the police department -- not even the supervisors -- knew it was a test. According to president of the Port Authority police union, the consequences could have been deadly.


... it goes on to make this ridiculous statement:

[My bolds - HP] wrote:“This is the first time that I’ve heard that a police department has not provided a public notice both to their officers and to the civilian population regarding a terror drill,” Roman said.


Hmm. Although we might thank twitchy reporters for jumping on this quickly, that might only be a fantasy we imagine is happening, while in truth the report was written, sanctioned and spun as the drill was happening — just as we must be sure they were doing with 9/11 and so forth.

Is the video, do you suppose, made by "vigilant citizens", or not? We'd better stay sharp while investigating the path to totalitarian Statism. There are some weird mind games afoot, now that the hoaxers know most people are just looking for a "savior"-type watchdog rather than investigating things for themselves.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on June 20th, 2016, 1:57 pm

[Note: This was originally posted in the Orlando thread, but the tactic (below) pointed out by nonhocapito is well made and I think appropriate to this topic. I have also taken the liberty to incorporate a comment made by Hoi previously in this topic.]

hoi.polloi wrote:
There are some weird mind games afoot, now that the hoaxers know most people are just looking for a "savior"-type watchdog rather than investigating things for themselves.


It is in that spirit of determination (to not hand over our responsibility to think critically on our own) that I propose to begin a catalog of known and suspected YT and Google pushed clowns/shills/agents on a new topic so as to not derail either this or the Orlando thread.

nonhocapito wrote:

What's better than using a few internet trolls, mixed with real people with real questions, lumping everybody under the 'kooks' epithet, all the while dismissing the idea of "crisis actors" and fakery?


Yea it must be nice to be able to set up all the props, straw men, and dummies and then smack em' around as needed. Their tactics are all circular and self serving. They will have to try much harder if they think I'm going to shut up. Being in a defensible position based on logic and facts sure helps during times like this.

It looks to me like these scams are becoming more and more obvious with each passing day. Or maybe it is confirmation bias on my part. But from an objective standpoint, the acting and the stories just get worse each time.

This appears deliberate, and I suspect they are testing both the boundaries of public credulity, and simultaneously the usefulness of the good old fashioned fear of ridicule as a suppressant.

nonhocapito wrote:
Don't know this channel... I wonder if this is more of that "wellaware" distraction...


Well these channels [the YT video posted by noho was a Jeff C. shill Channel (since removed) just FYI] are breeding at a staggering rate. That just highlights the importance of specifically calling out the disinformation specialists as we come across them (as I mention above).

I have grown tired of these channels, but on occasion I will go and comment with a link to CF. It's always interesting to see the responses. Recently I tried to follow "LiftTheVeil" after he did some good videos on San Bernardino.

Soon thereafter I noticed he did one where he was "interviewed" by the FE and Hot Potatoes garbage lady. So I tested him with a CF link. He responded promptly (but not directly to me) by warning others that "cluesforum is a honey trap" like the other "conspiracy sites" that should be avoided.

He also speaks openly about dealing with mental illness etc. so I can only conclude (based on a combination of the above) at this point that he is a prop to discredit and drown out real researchers.

He also did a full meltdown over alleged YT suppression of his channel and how he has been told he can make a living with his channel (if he isn't sabatoged of course) so he's taking it very personally. He's also evidently unemployed and now unemployable since he shows his face on his channel. I'm calling BS on all that.

There are certainly many other such channels, so I'll start compiling a list and either post it here or on a new topic later. That is unless someone beats me to the punch, and for that I would be delighted.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on October 6th, 2016, 12:58 pm

By SacredCowSlayer on October 5, 2016 (from the Q&A With Simon thread):

When barricades are up and surrounded by cops and military, people stay the hell away. Period. Plus all the rhetoric of "we are at war" (and the phony "unity") would have been plenty to keep away the most curious of people.

And if such a person managed to get close enough to take pictures or video, I wonder where the imagery went? It's not as though anyone would hear about the confiscation of cameras, videos, film, etc. Who would remedy such an injustice? The government? The media? :lol:


While my quote above was in the context of discussing 9/11 imagery control, I think it belongs in this topic in a more broad sense. I'm seeing this type of thing routinely, even at the local level, and it's downright creepy.

It could hardly be denied that the control and maintenance of scenes at the umpteen hoaxes around the world since (9/11 and before) then have shared this common feature. I will just add it as yet another element in the Anatomy of a Hoax, which I believe is important to maintain and update here for future hoax analysis.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on October 7th, 2016, 1:59 pm

This minor media story is not worth a "New Topic" on this fine forum, but I came across an interesting phenomenon last night while taking a look into this seemingly run of the mill shooting being reported by local "media". Basically it's a story about a "shooting victim" by the name of Roger Dale Aliff, and it may be viewed at http://www.texomashomepage.com/news/loc ... ing-update for those interested enough to read. But the part I consider most interesting is the following:

This "victim" is reported to have a lengthy criminal history with arrests and incarcerations over the years, mostly for drug charges, and even a murder charge (reduced to manslaughter) in 1980. Well that's all very boring. But the name did not stand out to me at all, and in my line of work I found that a little surprising, although by no means impossible. So I did a quick Google Image search for Roger Dale Aliff, and this is where it gets weird. Note: there are other weird things about this story, but I'll table those for a moment.

My search led me to this image first:

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So I looked into this gunmemorial.org site, and I saw:

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So naturally, I thought, what the hell is going on here? How could the same blurry head, formerly called Robert Bryant, be killed in Florida in September, and then have his head assigned a new name (Roger Dale Aliff) for the Wichita Falls, TX shooting in Lucy Park on Tuesday October 4, 2016? :wacko:

So I went back and ran another search for Roger Dale Aliff, and his previous head (above) was replaced with:

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And:

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So, from 8:38 PM (Central Time) to 8:48 (Central Time) "they" caught the duplicate and replaced the head with a flower?

I plan to come back with a LOT more in this, and the gunmemorial.org site. But I wanted to share this with members who like to follow the minor media scams and how sloppy the "reporting" has become.
The gunmemorial.org site is one of the most pitiful sights you'll ever see in your life. I dare say it rivals the 9/11 memorials in its mirthfulness.

Note: the local media is now showing the "photo" of a skinny white guy as depicting Roger Dale Aliff. I'll be back. So much to cover and not nearly enough time.

Edited to add an image and correct a typo.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on October 17th, 2016, 11:39 pm

I took a stroll through a pile of digital garbage over at Gunmemorial.org, and came across a striking image that reminded me of a head I've seen somewhere before.

This poor soul referred to as David Loera, was gunned down in Austin, TX on January 22, 2016 according to the memorial page found at http://gunmemorial.org/2016/01/22/david-loera.

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Oh yes, now I recall where I've seen it!! This sad gender confused (wo)man has now been killed in two events, as both a woman (OKC) and a man (TX)!!

See the key image below that I have enlarged of "LOL(a) Bolden" :lol: for the obvious purpose of comparison.
The only edit to my previous post is the size of said Bolden.


SacredCowSlayer » May 22nd, 2016, 8:19 am wrote:I suppose this topic wouldn't be complete without formal nominations for the Pat/Gender Confused Award nominees.

Without further ado, I'll introduce you to our contestants:

Cassandra Kay Booker
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Rheta Bender Long
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Lola Bolden
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Robbin Ann Huff and Baby
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And finally, Peter R. Avillanoza
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I'll let the mods decide if and how the votes should be tallied.

Atrocious would be a kind word to describe this "memorial" site.

Perhaps I'll take a field trip to the memorial museum in OKC soon. If I can convince my daughter to keep a straight face while we are there I might take her. Maybe I'll learn something.

Note: Special thanks to Simon for jumping right in here and gushing so much so fast! It would have taken me many hours to get that much posted. Also, I may need a tutorial on how to resize images.


Edit to complete my thought:

I think we should be on the lookout for duplicated sim heads being recycled over time. There's just such a lack of imagination from these clowns, plus their knowledge that images are rarely (if ever) scrutinized. Seriously, how many people have gone through and looked at the OKC "victims" closely (or ever)?
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby CluedIn on October 18th, 2016, 1:26 pm

That is a great thought, SCS, and one I've had myself recently. I've been meaning to start looking at vicsims over the years, to see if any pop out at me as having been portrayed as others recently.
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Re: Anatomy of a Hoax

Postby SacredCowSlayer on October 18th, 2016, 3:24 pm

CluedIn » October 18th, 2016, 7:26 am wrote:That is a great thought, SCS, and one I've had myself recently. I've been meaning to start looking at vicsims over the years, to see if any pop out at me as having been portrayed as others recently.


Yes, I do think it's worth a look every now and then to see what kinds of imagery appears (and disappears) from the various "memorial" sites.

Let's be perfectly clear. These sites are not meant to be viewed with and degree of scrutiny. People see a page filled with faces and they move on.

You have to love the Gunmemorial.org phrase at the top of their page that says "Real people, not just statistics". :lol:

It took me all of about 1 minute to come across this image last night that I had to share here:

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So, is that name pronounced "Fake-All-Of-You"? :lol:

Seriously, this stuff is just garbage, plain and SIMple.

I must wonder if there are any genuinely killed people archived on this site. What would an authentically grieving family member think if he saw his loved one contained in the midst of such utter digital muck?

If I had such a loved one killed in a manner categorized as "gun violence" I would demand they Not put them on that filthy website. At best that site is flat out disrespectful to humanity.

This is the image of Lorne Ahrens, one of the police officers killed in the Dallas psy-op.

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And check out the Nickname and all the love poured out for him below the head :wacko: :

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Now somebody come tell me he was real. I double dog dare you. :P
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