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Oath Keepers Racism/Terror Smear Raises Unavoidable Questions as to Which News is Really Fake

Lenin reading Pravda: If it’s not “authorized journalism,” it must be “fake news.” Right?

“White nationalists plot Election Day terror attacks,” a purported “news” report from an outfit calling itself “World Bulletin” claimed in a beginning-of-the-month hit piece on the patriot community. “The Oath Keepers, a prominent anti-government force that sent gun-toting members to the 2014 race riots in Ferguson, Missouri, called on members last week to monitor voting sites on election day for any signs of fraud.”

That warning never came to pass, of course. Nor did World Bulletin’s crack news team even attempt to present any text supporting their hysterical headline.  That’s because they had none.

What they did instead was quote from a Reuters “report,” one totally conflating a peaceable exercise in civic responsibility with terrorism, all the while bolstering the lie that a group which exists to uphold the Constitution, and that specifically repudiates both advocating “the overthrow of the government of the United States” and “discrimination, violence, or hatred toward any person based upon their race, nationality, creed, or color” in its Bylaws, is “anti-government” and racist.

We’ve seen it before, all the time, from the lies promulgated by the Southern Poverty Law Center, to having that lie acted upon by politically-motivated “law enforcement” groups. And if you want to see how complicit the media has been in spreading those lies, simply do a Google news feed search for the terms “’anti-government’ + ‘Oath Keepers’.”

Likewise, we see “Three Percenters” maligned as “terrorists.” Those with an agenda to poison the public perception of patriotic Americans have no interest in sharing the true meaning of what Mike Vanderboegh’s concepts actually entailed. It’s not like we’re dealing with honest brokers here.

So who are these “journalists” at World Bulletin? Ah, here they are. They’re based in Istanbul. And what is Editor-in-Chief Erhan Erken’s mission for his publication…? It appears to involve questioning whether innovation, change and modernity are “best for humanity,” as opposed to the “accepted principle” of “ancient culture,” which instead commands “do not act in contrast with what is everlasting.”

In case you’re confused about what he’s referring to, he punctuates his contention several times by appealing to “the grace of Allah almighty.”

Whatever. I’m not going to adopt the insidious SPLC practice of conflating Mr. Erken with Al Qaeda or the Islamic State. That’s what “progressives” do, and after all, look where World Bulletin got its information on Oath Keepers from.

Some years back, Michelle Malkin justifiably slammed down Juan Williams of Fox News for his claiming status as a “real reporter,” as opposed to being #justablogger, specifically adding:

screenhunter_05-nov-30-15-51(As an aside, in case you’re wondering who she was referring to…)

This new, accusatory “fake news” pejorative is an expansion of Williams’ insufferable self-assessment. It’s just as offensive and implausible, and actually merits being dismissed with more contempt. That’s because, in addition to being unjustifiably egotistical, it has been put out there to destroy reputations, to shut down alternative (and many times more honest) information providers, and to suppress the truth.



David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (, and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.



  1. Clear thinking and critical thinking individuals do their homework and research the truth; however it’s always in the eye of the beholder what is real or not. Just as we see with NTSB investigation or other incident investigations, people see the exact same thing, but how they perceive what they see can widely differ. It’s a humane trait we cannot change.

    In the real world there is a group that places their “beliefs” that interferes in the way of real truth, that is why we have what appears to be idiots voting for politicians that are pathological liars and psychopathic narcissists. Being human is what it is; we evolve and adapt which will never change. The left want robots like Juan Williams et al who are simple lazy thinkers and get in step with the left. And there are politicos on the right who with the same. There are examples of lazy thinkers on the right, but the right will always be more fractured because that is the group who is critical of each other and the left. We see it here on this blog where we as a group who agree on our oath keeping but are critical thinkers for the most part.

    I think a good example of how the left operates is in climate change. A critical thinker discovers the truth. The truth being climate has been changing since the beginning of time. The science has been politicized and the group of non-thinkers get in step with the anthropogenic false news regarding climate change be “your” fault because that is what their false godly leaders tell them to think. They cannot correlate that if the claim is man changes climate, then it must be true that human caused climate change since the beginning of time. We see this in all things from politics.

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