Episode 462 – The Corbett Report Hall of Shame

by | Jul 5, 2024 | Podcasts, Videos | 40 comments

Today, James begins inducting MSM liars, dodgy politicians and intelligence agency scoundrels into The Corbett Report Hall of Shame. Simultaneously, he begins inducting truth-telling whistleblowers and courageous journalists into The Corbett Report Hall of Fame. Who will make the cut? Who do you think should make the cut in the future? Join James for this week’s edition of The Corbett Report podcast and get your thinking cap on!

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Dan Rather’s account from November 25, 1963
Time Reference: 03:39
Description: Young CBS journalist Dan Rather became one of the first people on the planet  to see the Zapruder film of the JFK assassination in November 1963. He then immediately rushed to the TV studio to lie about what he saw! SHAAAAME!
Link To: YouTube.com


The CIA’s Zapruder Film Secrecy
Time Reference: 05:55
Description: Jacob Hornberger uncovers the true story of how the Zapruder film was altered by the CIA before it was deposited in the Life Magazine archives.
Link To: Future of Freedom Foundation


Michael Ruppert- CIA involvement in Drug Trafficking
Time Reference: 11:24
Description: Michael Ruppert throws a 1996 CIA PR event into disarray when he tells Director Deutsch to his face that the CIA has dealt drugs in the USA for a long time. FAAAME!
Link To: YouTube


The CIA and the Drug Trade
Time Reference: 12:51
Description: A 2011 report on how the CIA helps ship in the drugs.
Link To: The Corbett Report


Requiem for the Suicided: Gary Webb
Time Reference: 13:30
Description: A 2010 report on Gary Webb’s reporting and untimely death..
Link To: The Corbett Report


A Crack in the Story — NBC Dateline (13 June 1997)
Time Reference: 14:45
Description: An extensive 1997 report on the CIA drug running story that features CIA officer Duane Clarridge denying that there has EVER been a conspiracy in the USA! SHAAAAME!
Link To: YouTube


“The CIA and the Media” by Carl Bernstein
Time Reference: 17:22
Description: 1977 report expanding on the Church Committee revelations of CIA involvement in the news media.
Link To: CarlBernstein.com


Truth At Last: The Assassination of Martin Luther King
Time Reference: 17:38
Description: 2018 report documenting the US government’s role in the MLK assassination (including the FBI’s attempt to blackmail King into killing himself).
Link To: The Corbett Report


Frank Church on The Intelligence Gathering Debate (1975)
Time Reference: 17:59
Description: Senator Frank Church warns about the electronic surveillance capabilities of the US intelligence agencies and the threat that they pose to “democracy” itself.
Link To: YouTube


William Colby presents the “heart attack gun” to the Church Committee
Time Reference: 18:43
Description: CIA Director William Colby interrogated by Senator Frank Church at a Senate committee hearing on intelligence operations. Colby exhibits and explains the use of a poison dart firing pistol that fires shellfish toxin and other poisonous ammunition. FAAAAME!
Link To: YouTube


The Disturbing Story Of The Heart Attack Gun Invented By The CIA During The Cold War
Time Reference: 21:25
Description: One of the many mainstream articles detailing the history, development, presentation and “retirement” of the CIA’s previously secret heart attack gun.
Link To: All That’s Interesting


Congressional Oversight and the Crippling of the CIA
Time Reference: 22:50
Description: Intelligence shills STILL blame the Church Committee for 9/11 and every other bad thing that’s ever happened.
Link To: CorbettReport.com


Gerald Ford’s Remarks at the Swearing In of George H.W. Bush as Director of CIA
Time Reference: 23:49
Description: President Gerald Ford spoke in the auditorium at CIA headquarters on the occasion of George H. W. Bush’s appointment as Colby’s replacement as DCIA.
Link To: YouTube


David Rockefeller and Dick Cheney joke around at the CFR
Time Reference: 24:59
Description: Dick Cheney admits he never told voters back home in Wyoming that he was once a director of the CFR. SHAAAME!
Link To: YouTube


Dick Cheney’s 2003 CNN obituary
Time Reference: 27:48
Description: Snopes “fact checks” the idea that CNN prematurely published their ready-made Cheney obituary in 2003. (SPOILER: THEY SURE DID!)
Link To: Snopes


How to Make a Lobbyist Squirm
Time Reference: 29:08
Description: A 2015 report on the infamous Moreira / Moore exchange about drinking glyphosate.
Link To: The Corbett Report


Patrick Moore, Man Who Refused to Drink Roundup, is Not a Monsanto Lobbyist
Time Reference: 30:34
Description: Thanks for the clarification, Newsweek!
Link To: NewsWeek


Bayer ordered to pay $2.25 billion after jury concludes Roundup weed killer caused a man’s cancer, attorneys say
Time Reference: 31:26
Description: Report on the monumental judgment against Monsanto in the Roundup cancer trial.
Link To: CNN


The man who unmasked Patrick Moore
Time Reference: 31:44
Description: Important GMWatch interview with Moreira about how the viral Moore interview moment came about.
Link To: GMWatch



  1. James – This is a great way to link in your larger thesis about “mediated reality” (media) and how powerful it is. If people are actually going to free themselves from oppression, they need to reclaim their ability to process information with as clear of a lens as possible.

    Thank you for your efforts.

  2. Oh, lord, thank you. This will end my day brilliantly and with lots of humor, I’m sure.
    As I just reviewed the Who’s Bill Gates documentary, I’m low on humor at the moment.
    I could barely get into the second one as I so wanted to rip that smug shy smile off of his maw. So I quit watching and just listened.
    It’s fascinating to turn off the sound and just watch the suits. If you don’t know they’re talking about murder, you’ll think they’re just having the grandest time. All smiles and laughs they are.
    Except those scenes where his head is purposely turned sideways so you can’t see both of his lying eyes at once. Interesting, that.

  3. I heard MKNaomi. Guess who worked on that program, amongst others?

    Robert Mal-one. The horsey guy with the Darpa hat on.

  4. oh, dang, rockefeller goes beyond incestuous to autoerotic
    like, he has these meetings with six other versions of himself?gates too…?

  5. YES ! ! I LOVE this kind of reports – with a touch of cynisism/sarcasm/humor – . Smiling and laughing has proven to be good for your health; thank you so much 🙂

  6. I love the hall of shame and fame. Is the nomination of Tony Fauci for the hall of shame too obvious? The piles of bodies he’s been willing to walk over to make a buck make my head explode.

    I hope you make more shows like this.

  7. “There is no such thing… in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with…

    The business of the Journalist is to destroy truth; To lie outright; To pervert; To vilify; To fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread.

    You know it and I know it and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals for rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance.

    Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.”

    – John Swinton, the former chief of staff of the New York Times, called by his peers,
    “The Dean of his profession,” in a speech at the New York Press Club.


  8. James

    Certainly not a waste of time. Especially for those of us who were there when it actually happened. I
    was in a church in Waterloo, Iowa when I heard that JFK had been shot. I remember it vividly.

    And of course I was subjected to all the lies and deceptions that followed. And I was taken in by many of them. Learning about them in this way just makes it a whole lot easier to identify them now.

    It’s just too bad that those guilty ones are not required to pay a price equal to the damage that they have
    caused. Exposure seems like such a trivial price to pay especially for those who perpetrate things like the
    covid hoax and the climate hoax and the WMD hoax et al.

    Seems like there is not near enough “eye for an eye”, “what goes around comes back around”, “as you sow so shall you reap”.


  9. The one responsible for many deaths in this country and around the world Hall of Shame: Fauci
    For all the truths we would not be aware of Hall of Fame: James Corbett
    For to many atrocities to list Hall of Shame: Bill Gates
    For showing us the many ways our government spy’s on us and the tools they use to do it Hall of Fame: Snowden

    • re: Snowden…

      I think he is disqualified.
      I don’t think you can be both a Hall of Famer and a Gatekeeper at the same time. 😉

      And yes James, I think these episodes are worthwhile here.

  10. I enjoyed this podcast much and would welcome seeing more like it. I was around for the three instances you highlighted and a fresh take on those events is quite enjoyable to see. Thanks, James…

  11. Great work James, Thoroughly enjoyed watching and all the many references to follow.

    I would like to propose David J. Sencer (9th Director of the CDC) for a future hall of Shame. Reference 60 Minutes: Swine Flu (1976) documentary.


    At the 9:17 mark.

    • Remember Chevy Chase ridiculing Jerry Ford, standing at a podium with a syringe sticking out of his arm? That could be the complementary hall of fame clip.

  12. I rarely comment on anything on social media, but for this I will make an exception. Absolutely James, this Hall of Shame/fame concept is a keeper. I am so enamored with this that I feel compelled, nay forced, to submit a nominee for each category. Gee thanks buddy for the homework assignment. Now, where to start? I know….perhaps Pappy Bush for high crimes innumerable, just for starters? Surely he’s already a frontrunner

  13. [ In case folks haven’t heard about William Cooper on JFK’s death… ]
    “I saw documents that stated, with no hesitation whatsoever, with clear understanding, that president Kennedy was killed William Greer, the secret service agent, driving his limousine in the motorcade… ” – Bill Cooper
    This segment begins with a Zapruder showing – but in it you see the limo slow down, which explains how a guy runs up to catch it.

    Also worth mention is William Cooper’s book, “Behold a Pale Horse’ – https://archive.org/details/behold-a-pale-horse-william-cooper_202302

  14. I really like this as an ongoing series. At a minimum, I hope you casually nominate new examples to the hall of shame when appropriate and keep a dedicated page on your website with the master list of members/video clips.

    There’s so many potential shameful examples to choose from, but the hall of shame wouldn’t be shameful without CNN’s fiery but peaceful protests and BBC’s building 7 coverage.



    Hall of Fame should include Dr. Erickson’s Covid-19 Briefing and Senator Johnson’s Expert Panel on Federal Vaccine Mandates and Vaccine Injuries.



  15. “…all I want to do is save people’s lives… So, it’s easy to criticize,” he added. “But they’re really criticizing science, because I represent science.”

    Tony Joseph Mengele Fauci

  16. Hello James,

    Yes please do more of those. It was fun and informative. It is also a good fix while waiting for the fake news awards.
    I have some nominees:

    1) Hall of Shame
    a) Nayirah with “They took the babies out of incubators”: https://www.c-span.org/video/?14441-1/human-rights-violations-kuwait
    b) Donald Rumsfeld with the missing Trillions:https://corbettreport.com/episode-308-911-trillions-follow-the-money/

    2) Hall of Fame
    a) Danny Casolaro: https://corbettreport.com/episode-209-requiem-for-the-suicided-danny-casolaro/
    b) Terrance Yeakey: https://corbettreport.com/flashback-yeakey/

    • The Terry Yeakey story always strikes an emotional chord with me.
      I hope someday that statues are built to honor Terrance Yeakey and to expose the evil against which he stood.

  17. The question is not whether this should become a new series, the question is how to choose the participants and to deliberate on a better fitting title. The title can not be “hall of shame” when shame is only half of it.

    As for nominees:
    – Hall of Fame: the fellas who creamed BGoH in the face
    – Hall of Shame: BGoH for getting creamed in the face

    I think getting those pies in the face really hurt that rat bastard. Maybe his “vaccine” push is a consequence of it, which would be ironic.

    Excellent episode, I will revisit many times.

  18. Hallo,

    I like his work. But what I’ve been wondering for a while is, why hasn’t Mark Lombardi been mentioned anywhere yet?

    best MPS

  19. Great work, as always, James! Many “wonderful” future episodes nominees in the comments, too. Please keep this going.

  20. As much as I enjoyed this episode as I do everything that you produce James, and as much as I agree with others that a series along these lines would likely be popular. I can’t help but wonder if, since the events covered in this episode have been so well explored in other videos of yours, there isn’t a possibility that your talents and time might not be better utilized.
    I certainly see a value in presenting information that might be familiar to some in your audience in new ways for others who perhaps are just learning about the true nature of things. But for me personally, I don’t really feel like I’m benefiting much from revisiting the shameful incidents of recent history or even the acts of bravery that they sometimes necessitated.

    But my opinion is rightfully in the minority and probably mostly based upon how precious time is becoming to me lately. So take it with the appropriate quantity of salt.

  21. This is a great short format primer for information. I hears some familiar and unfamiliar snippets. I appreciate the history primer and hope you continue this format.

  22. What I like about the concept is its brevity and punchiness.

    It lends itself as a tool to wake up normies out there.

    I have forwarded the link to someone who refuses to believe that ‘there could ever be a conspiracy’.

  23. Thank you for this episode. It was great. I was 11 years old when Kennedy was shot. It felt like the world just lost its “innocence”. It was traumatic. All the lies that we have been told for years. It is good that you bring this up as this generation seems to know very little about history. My hall of shame: Trudeau saying that unvaccinated will not be tolerated in busses, or planes or train. He will be taken out of power soon but not soon enough. Thanks for all the good work you have done. It will be interesting to see what happens next. It will be interesting to see if Polievre walks the talks once he is elected. I doubt it. He was Harper’s main dog. It will be interesting how the elite will regroup and recuperate the movements as they always do.

  24. This is a potential goldmine of opportunity for reaching out to and teaching the Tik-Tok Gen and and their like to think critically about media lies. I will definitely be sharing it with my kids (and laughing along again). I’m fairly new to the scene so you’ve brought up links I’m eager to look into. Please, keep up this series. It’s like a primer to rabbitholes of conspiracies that have never existed – very valuable stuff!

    Here’s a deserving nominee for Shame: https://www.today.com/health/dr-fauci-shows-how-wear-2-masks-correctly-today-t208765

  25. Hall of Fame Candidates:

    Jimmy Dore exposing Rachel Maddow’s (MSNBC) lies: https://www.greanvillepost.com/2020/09/23/msnbc-lies-rachel-maddow-caught-doing-fake-news-again/

    A partial hangout on CIA cocaine smuggling from Central America, but still good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IF-IYdsFGrw

    Sally Denton and Roger Morris’ article, ‘The Crimes of Mena’, on deep state drug smuggling into Arkansas under the Clinton governorship and the Reagan/ Bush I presidency. Rejected by the Washington Post despite being based on 2,000 primary documents: https://ratical.org/ratville/JFK/crimesOfMena.html

    Jim DiEugenio exposing Chomsky’s lies on JFK and Vietnam (and much else) and the media’s fawning treatment of him: https://www.kennedysandking.com/john-f-kennedy-articles/noam-chomsky-needs-an-intervention

    Hall of Shame Candidates:

    Judith Miller of the NYT continuing to parrot the lie that the Anglo-American security state didn’t fabricate the ‘Saddam has WMD’ story and that it was all just an honest mistake:

    BBC reports Building 7 had collapsed 20 minutes before it fell:

    Rolling Stone claiming ivermectin sickening and killing people and blocking up casualty wards, leaving gunshot victims waiting:
    Rolling Stone forced to ‘correct story’. https://nationalfile.com/rolling-stone-caught-running-sham-story-about-oklahoma-hospital-ivermectin-overdoses/

    Rachel Maddow for above.

    Washington Post for above.

    Chomsky for above.

  26. Madeleine Albright was definitely worth an entry into the hall of fame

    • You meant to type the ‘hall of SHAME’, right?

  27. Great episode, James, you can do this inbetween the making of your doc WW2 as some distraction😏

    A Janus style pedestal, well, the brave ones who come to mind first is Sibel Edmunds, Martin Armstrong, Udo Ulfkotte.

    The evil ones, well, this is a huge cesspool…I would definetely show
    Agustín Carstens, Bill Gates licking his lips while showing how children would be jabbed, the announcement of “weapons of mass destruction”. Bill Clinton “I did not have sex with that woman”

    This could become a huge collection, so beware what you start😊

  28. Great stuff James yet again…
    I’m waiting for the next one.

  29. Hi James

    Your hall of shame video and couldn’t stop think about the BBC reporting on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on the afternoon of 9/11. The incredible footage shows BBC reporter Jane Standley talking about the collapse of the Salomon Brothers Building while it remains standing in the live shot behind her head after you asked for our input.



  30. Episode 462 – The Corbett Report Hall of Shame
    This is a great dissemination piece!

    “The CIA’s Zapruder Film Secrecy” really peaks my interest, because I was trying to figure out how that came about…and I evidently got it wrong.

    Robert Groden: The man who brought the Zapruder film to the world!
    On Thursday March 6, 1975 ABC’s “Good Night, America” with Geraldo Rivera featured guests were Dick Gregory and Robert Groden who had the Zapruder film.
    This was the first time that the broad American public saw the Zapruder film!
    [Watch it – 20 minutes]
    [On the flip side of that night’s show was Raquel Welch and talk about the Bermuda Triangle.]

    I strongly encourage folks to watch the interview with Robert Groden…
    (He is not getting younger.)
    JFK: Absolute Proof: The Killing of a President – Robert Groden
    Published Nov 25, 2021 – Allen City TV – VIDEO 1:46:55

    I would love for James Corbett to interview Robert Groden.

    There is an email address for getting books from Groden at the first post of the sub-thread.

    Early-mid 1970’s

    I’m trying to piece my personal timeline with the events of the era, because I had rarely watched TV or read the news. I was unaware of many ‘events’, such as the Church Committee.

    In central Texas at college, I had two wonderful friends, twins, from Chile. Both fellas had very long, shoulder length brown hair. Often, we would hitchhike together or go on local excursions. We were planning to temporarily drop out of college at the end of 1973 in order to hitchhike from Texas through Mexico, central and South America and finally land in Santiago, Chile.
    September 11, 1973 – I remember the day. I was with one of the brothers when his twin came with the news of the Chilean coup d’état against Allende. They kept me briefed with all kinds of stories. Anyway, that nixed our hitchhiking plans.

    Around that same time period in the winter, Dick Gregory came to our college to give a talk in the commons cafeteria. I remember sitting at a round table by myself wearing a green Army surplus jacket.

    March 6, 1975 ABC’s “Good Night, America” – By this time, I was married to my first wife. We both worked long hours, often 6 or 7 days a week. We managed a Donut shop and then later a Kentucky Fried Chicken. I was a pot-head, so I’m not sure when we transitioned jobs.
    Regardless, I never knew about the show or the Zapruder film.

    It wasn’t until Oliver Stone’s “JFK” (1991-92) that I really knew about the Zapruder film. I had never paid much attention to “conspiracy theories” or the news.
    I was in Dallas during that JFK filming and the following movie “Ruby”. My old 1959 bread truck was used in the “Ruby” film.
    You can see it at Velvet Elvis Paintings – https://corbettreport.com/interview-1281-new-world-next-week-with-james-evan-pilato/#comment-39943

    Correct me if I am wrong on these dates…
    September 11, 1973 – Chile
    December 22, 1974, Seymour Hersh – Chile and CIA
    January 27, 1975, Senator Frank Church led a new Senate committee formed to investigate allegations of U.S. government spying on its own citizens.
    March 6, 1975 ABC’s “Good Night, America”

  32. Thank you for doing this. Great intro. It is a tough choice. Michael Ruppert is very worthy, although I almost voted for the Frank Church committee. But Paul Moreira is the winner if I had to choose. And Duane Clarridge is definitely the loser.

  33. Hey James, have you seen the stabilized Zapruder film?


    James Fetzer gave it to me a few years ago. A bunch of neat stuff him and his friends did with the last batch

    scans of the Zapruder frames actually.

  34. >What clips would you choose?
    Well seeing as you’re asking…

    Barbara Spectre setting up an institute with the help of the Swedish government
    Shameful she was allowed to spread such a theory

    Reminds me of a line I’ve heard before
    Japan Makes Quiet Shift on Immigration to Save Population

    “Save population” as though you can’t bounce back from a decline on your own. God forbid the housing market gets easier on the native Japanese and they don’t have to compete with the other parts of the globe where the average takehome pay is $2 a day or whatever it is now. Call me what you want but ask yourself why the people running the show take the globalist line of no borders. Is it because they have such a large heart?

  35. I would love to see this as a series. I’m looking for materials that can be shared with tweens and teens to get them introduced to the truth, and I think this format is a winner.

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