Episode 329 – The First Annual REAL Fake News Awards

by | Feb 2, 2018 | Podcasts | 19 comments

You’ve seen the GOP’s version, but now it’s time for the REAL fake news awards. Join James for this special edition of The Corbett Report where he hands out dinos to some of the biggest propoganda poisoners and fake news stinkers of 2017!

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Fake Eco-scare of the Year Award goes to National Geographic for “Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land

The Award for Fakest Fake Interview to Ever Be Faked goes to CNN for “Bana Alabed’s full interview on Syrian attack” (April 5, 2017)

Fake UFO Story of the Year Award goes to The New York Times for “Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

The Award for Worst Piece of Fake News Propounded by “Independent” Media goes to the thounsands of people on Twitter who retweeted The Neverending Stupid Fake Pentagon GIF!

The Award for Fakest Russian Fake News Tracking Service goes to Hamilton 68.

And the winner of The Fakest Fake News Story of 2017 goes to The Guardian for “How Syria’s White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine



Heart-Wrenching Video Shows Starving Polar Bear on Iceless Land
Time Reference: 03:22
Won’t Someone Think of the Polar Bears?!?
Time Reference: 05:31
One starving bear is not evidence of climate change, despite gruesome photos
Time Reference: 11:21
Where were the appeals to feed starving polar bears in 1974?
Time Reference: 12:59
Jeff W. Higdon chides his fellow alarmists over polar bear hysteria
Time Reference: 14:09
Bana Alabed’s full interview on Syrian attack
Time Reference: 17:38
Eva Bartlett Exposes the Lies on Syria
Time Reference: 20:54
Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program
Time Reference: 26:20
Interview with Ralph Blumenthal – the Pentagon UFO Study
Time Reference: 29:16
Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what… the US govt found UFOs?
Time Reference: 30:24
zyxzevn’s take on the UFO story
Time Reference: 34:53
How to Spot Disinfo
Time Reference: 39:21
Unmasking Propornot- Exposing Deep State Crimes
Time Reference: 45:41
Hamilton 68
Time Reference: 46:07
I Predict a ‘RIOT’ as Dissent in American Media Becomes Illegitimate
Time Reference: 47:52
How Syria’s White Helmets became victims of an online propaganda machine
Time Reference: 52:21


  1. I can’t think of any better name for this than the William Randolph Hearst awards, or the Hearsties for short. Maybe the Duranty’s would be a close second?
    Or if we’re giving out dinosaurs why not call it the fake Archaeoraptors?

  2. The REAL Fake News Awards would have to be The Most Entertaining/Alarming/Sobering/Enraging/Enlightening awards show ever! Many thanks James, and to all who contributed.

    Looking forward to your critique of The Dino-Guardian’s Fakey-fakety-fake WH article… with every cloud, a silver lining 🙂

  3. So…the Nunes memo is released, and the most interesting part for me is the role that the Yahoo News played in the legitimization of the Steele Dossier.

    So…in an effort to get to the bottom of why Yahoo News would use the author of the Dossier as a source to vouch for its legitimacy, I called them: (Yahoo is now Altaba):

    This telephone number says the company has been sold to Verizon and Altaba:


    Here’s the current Investor relations page:


    Here’s the info from the SEC regarding their ownership, registration and current number:


    “Altaba Inc.
    (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

    Delaware 811-23264 77-0398689
    (State or other jurisdiction
    of incorporation)

    File Number)

    (IRS Employer
    Identification No.)
    140 East 45th Street, 15th Floor, New York, New York 10017
    (Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
    Registrants telephone number, including area code (646) 679-2000”

    The nice lady who answered at the “investor relations line” told me that I would have to call their outside PR firm for their response at this number: 212 3781 5999. The name of the executive that handles that “client” is a guy named Alan, for whom I left a message and am waiting his reply.

    I’m just posting this in case anyone else wants to try to get an answer about why Yahoo took part in this deception and what they have to say for themselves:

    From the NUNES memo:

    —-BTW, whats REALLY interesting is the propaganda that Yahoo News CONTINUES to pump out EVEN in light of these revelations…WOW:

    https://www.startpage.com/do/search?q=yahoo+news+nunes —-

    Anyway…here’s the text of the memo that describes Yahoo News role:

    From the second page of the now unclassified memo:


    “The Carter Page FISA application also cited extensively a September 23, 2016 YAHOO NEWS article
    by Michael Isikoff, which focuses on Page’s July 2016 trip to Moscow. (bold and underlined:) This article does not corroborate the Steele dossier because it is derived from information leaked by Steele himself to Yahoo News. The FISA application incorrectly assess that Steele did not directly provide information to Yahoo News. Steele has admitted in british court filings that he met with Yahoo News –and several other outlets in September 2016 at the direction of Fusion GPS. Perkins Coie was aware of Steele’s initial media contacts because they hosted at least one meeting in Washington D.C. in 2016 with Steele and Fusion GPS where this matter was discussed.”

    If that’s not fake news, I”m not sure what is. Maybe someone else already suggested this as a candidate for the award, but if not there ya go. Maybe next go-round it will be considered.

    The FAKE NEWS AWARD maybe could be given to the very foundation of the worst political disaster the country has experienced even before Watergate. Maybe that’s an exaggeration, maybe not….but in any case, someone should call Yahoo News on their bullshit. It’s still spewing as we speak.

    If anyone gets in touch with Yahoo News or Isikoff for a comment I’d appreciate hearing about it. Otherwise if anyone has Isikoff’s telephone number..I’ll call him myself and let you know what he has to say.

    Thanks for all this community does.

  4. The reason no one was crying over the great number of mother/baby polar bear deaths in 1974 was because there were no carbon credits to trade and from which to profit. Therefore, no MSM marketing BS.

    Woah James, you got really red in the face about the Bana Alabed story/award. Agree–psyop BS from the usual suspects. I, too, was disgusted by the use of the child as a pawn.

    The ridiculous UFO lie, shaky images and all? No one is paying attention because that story was too stupid for anyone’s attention. All those involved, including the To The Stars Academy and the insiders, were just another psyop befitting the entire stupid lot of them.

    I suppose I won’t get to be afeared of the Russia boogieman truths as stated by the usual suspects as I don’t use social media.

    And, thank the gods for Eva Bartlett, et al when it came to the White Helmet story BS. At least Eva was able to lay that ugly bag of snakes out in a straight line.

    James, I hope you actually ship these awards to the corporate heads of each corporation winner. (Glad to see the bug didn’t get you for long.)

  5. Update on Isikoff response to the Nunes memo release and his “secret meeting” with Steele:

    The head of Yahoo News as well as his Chief Investigative Reporter, Isikoff do 45 minutes on their response to the memo release and cover ass non-stop:


    Listening now..”I didn’t know” that the Hillary Clinton campaign paid for the research….., etc, etc…

  6. Thank you, James, for the great selections, nominations, support-videos and the engaging-narration of sombre content within Corbett humour. Encourages year-round critical-thinking and research instead of being passive-receptors. I look forward to the 2018 Awards.

    • I wholeheartedly second those comments from Philomen and will add that JC is bang right to feel so angry that it has become ‘acceptable’ to pimp out a child as a means of adding fuel to a corrupt proganda machine. It’s utterly heartbreaking.

  7. Damn it James, now my 3D printer is going to have to be really busy churning out fake golden dinos to award the local media with!

  8. Woah James, the flu bug has manifested into “The Corbett Report” . And I share your total disgust at the child abuse. There is no funny to be found there. The expression on the mothers face is in itself the telltale signs of abuse . This is not a poster child and burning bed abused wife of a religion of tolerance and mercy.
    What has happened to the Guardian? Go for it, they shall too suffer the manifestion of the Koyoto flu.
    Hope you get well soon.

  9. James,
    Tell your son “Thankyou” for his contribution towards the “Dino Awards”.

  10. wow…..you are different and more powerful since your flu. Keep up your fight against fake news. Thank you.

  11. Can’t wait for the report on the White Helmets. Great episode as always. Thanks.

  12. Very interesting observation.

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