National media news & headlines compiled by CLG
Breaking: Multiple Missiles Descending on Different Regions of Ukraine, Local Media Reports –Several explosions reported in the center of Kiev, according to Ukrainian media. | 10 Oct 2022 | Ukrainian media claims that several explosions have been heard in Kiev, and information about the blasts was confirmed by the city’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko. Videos posted on social media show black smoke rising from several areas in Kiev. “Four explosions were heard in Kiev. There are also reports of air defenses operating in the Kiev region…After the explosions, smoke was noticed in the city,” the UNIAN news agency reports on its Telegram channel. According to Kiev’s mayor, Vitali Klitschko, explosions were heard in the city’s center. Anton Gerashchenko, the adviser to Ukraine’s Minister of Internal Affairs, wrote on Twitter that one of the rockets in Kiev fell near the monument to Mikhail Grushevsky in Vladimirskaya Street. Ukraine’s security services are in this street and the office of President Volodymyr Zelensky is nearby.
Ukraine blows up border bridges with Belarus – Minsk –The move comes a day after Belarus accused Ukraine of plotting a strike on its territory | 9 Oct 2022 | Ukrainian forces have destroyed almost all bridges and mined the roads along the border with Belarus, Anatoly Lappo, chairman of the State Border Committee of Belarus, said on Sunday. Minsk has accused Kiev of planning imminent strikes on its territory. “Today, almost all border bridges have been blown up, and automobile and railway border routes are completely mined,” Lappo told Belarusian TV, according to Russia’s Interfax news agency. Ukrainian forces have fortified the border “to the extent that they put anti-tank mines in three rows on the roads,” Lappo said.
Ukraine behind terrorist attack on Crimean Bridge – Putin –The Russian Security Service (FSB) has identified the suspects behind the deadly explosion | 9 Oct 2022 | Ukrainian intelligence is behind the deadly attack on the Crimean Bridge, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday following a report by the head of the national Investigative Committee, Aleksandr Bastrykin. The attack was organized by the Ukrainian security services, which were “aided” by some Russian and foreign nationals, according to Bastrykin. The Investigative Committee head also said that the Federal Security Service (FSB) had identified suspects in the blast. The attack on the bridge was aimed at Russia’s “critical infrastructure,” Bastrykin said, adding that it was “an act of terrorism.” According to Bastrykin, the truck that exploded on the bridge had arrived in Russia from Bulgaria through Georgia and Armenia.
Ukraine is preparing a law on full control over the media, as the last vestiges of press freedom disappear in Kiev –A bill approved by the Verkhovna Rada will finally finish off freedom of speech in Ukraine | 9 Oct 2022 | While fierce battles continue to rage between the Ukrainian and Russian armies in Donbass, Kherson Region, and Zaporozhye, the Kiev regime is busy eradicating the last vestiges of freedom of speech in the country. On August 30, Ukraine’s rubber-stamp parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, passed a bill on the media at the first reading. Despite the numerous changes that the 300-page document has undergone since President Vladimir Zelensky’s team developed and submitted it a few years ago, its essence remains unchanged. If it becomes law, the authorities’ power over virtually all outlets will be essentially limitless. The main danger this bill presents is that it grants government agencies the authority to block internet resources without any court proceedings, and revoke licenses from broadcast and print media solely on the basis of complaints. This huge power would be vested in the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting.
Assange supporters surround UK Parliament –Activists spoke out against the WikiLeaks co-founder’s imminent extradition to the U.S. | 9 Oct 2022 | Supporters of WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange gathered outside the UK Parliament in London on Saturday to protest his impending extradition to the US, where he faces espionage charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 175 years. Videos posted on social media show hundreds of people, including former UK Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, having formed a human chain that spanned the parliament’s perimeter and wound across the nearby Westminster Bridge to the other side of the Thames River. The protesters held signs reading “Free Assange, No Extradition,” “Journalism is not a crime” and “Prosecute war crimes, not Assange.”
Feds Cooked Up Detailed Propaganda Plan to Push COVID Shots, Documents Reveal | 7 Oct 2022 | Judicial Watch announced this week that it received 249 pages of records from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) detailing the extensive media plans for a propaganda campaign to push the COVID-19 vaccine. The records were received in response to an August 2021 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after HHS failed to respond to an April 19, 2021, request for records related to the Biden HHS “COVID-19 Community Corps” program (Judicial Watch v. HHS No. 1:22-cv-02315). Judicial Watch is asking for all records regarding the application process; all organizations asking to be chosen to participate; all grants and all communications of representatives of the HHS regarding the program. The newly released records include a document titled “PEC [Public Education Campaign] Plan April 19 — May 31 ,” which includes (pages 30-34) the following media plans and action items: Major [public education] projects in April: Vaccine engagement package to all entertainment talent and management agencies. –Vaccine engagement package to all media companies and show producers. –Outreach to major culture event producers.
Researchers Use GMO Mosquitoes to Vaccinate Humans in NIH-Funded Malaria Study | 3 Oct 2022 | The National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded a malaria vaccine trial study that used genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes to vaccinate humans. A team of researchers at the University of Washington conducted the study, which was published in the Science Translational Medicine journal. The study involved 26 participants who received three to five “jabs” — or bites from a small box containing 200 GM mosquitoes — over a 30-day period. Sanaria, a company funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), is closely connected to the research, and the researchers involved in the trial use a gene-editing technology heavily promoted by Bill Gates.
Twitter Censors Florida’s Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo for Recommending Young Males Refrain from Receiving COVID Vaccine | 9 Oct 2022 | Florida Surgeon General released a shocking report on Friday. According to Dr. Joseph Ladapo, there was an 84% increase in the incidence of cardiac-related death among males 18-39 years old within 28 days following mRNA vaccination. Dr. Ladapo recommended that young males from 18 to 39 refrain from taking the COVID Vaccine. Denmark and Sweden recently halted vaccines for healthy children. The social media giant decided they knew more about medicine than Dr. Ladapo and took his tweet down…Twitter later allowed the tweet after the uproar.
Democrats are operating a series of 51 ‘fake news’ websites pushing left-wing stories in toss-up states in a bid to turn the midterms in their favor, shocking investigation finds –A new report from Axios details 51 fake news websites that promote liberal political causes –All of the websites, which have popped up in the past 12 months, are based in what are considered to be swing states –Some of the publications are the Milwaukee Metro Times, the Tri-City Record and the Mecklenburg Herald | 7 Oct 2022 | A liberal political media operation being run out of Washington, D.C., and Florida is pushing left-wing stories in 51 different fake news outlets in order to influence the outcome of the November midterm elections, it is claimed. The allegations came in a shocking new investigation from Axios that was published on Thursday. The report alleges that in the past 12 months, multiple new ‘news’ website have appeared across the country, all run by a company named Local Report Inc. They do report a wide variety of stories – but sprinkled throughout are news items pushing Democrat lawmakers and policies. Online records show that the Local Report was founded in Tallahassee, Fla.
Wisconsin Judge Orders Officials to Stop Allowing Voters to ‘Spoil’ Ballots and Cast New Ones | 9 Oct 2022 | Voters in Wisconsin can’t cancel their ballot and cast a new one once a vote has been cast, a state judge has ruled. Waukesha County Circuit Judge Brad Schimel granted a request on Oct. 5 for a temporary injunction against the practice, which had been promulgated to officials across the state by the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC). Wisconsin voter Nancy Kormanik sued the WEC over its guidance, which states that clerks can give completed and submitted absentee ballots back to a voter, arguing that doing so violates a Wisconsin law that states that the clerk “shall not return the ballot to the elector” once submitted.
FBI Team Involved in Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story Identified | 8 Oct 2022 | The FBI team that was in communication with Facebook before the social media company censored the original Hunter Biden laptop story has been identified, according to a new court filing. Meta, Facebook’s parent company, identified the team as the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF), according to an updated complaint entered late on Oct. 6. Meta named the team after receiving a subpoena in a case alleging the federal government pressured Big Tech firms to censor users. “Pursuant to the third-party subpoena, Meta has identified the FBI’s FITF, as supervised by Laura Dehmlow, and Elvis Chan as involved in the communications between the FBI and Meta that led to Facebook’s suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story,” the updated complaint states.
PayPal Reverses Course, Says Company Will Not Seize Money From People for Promoting ‘Misinformation’ | 8 Oct 2022 | PayPal on Oct. 8 said it was not implementing a new policy that would have enabled the company to seize money from users who allegedly promote “misinformation” or “hate.” “An AUP notice recently went out in error that included incorrect information. PayPal is not fining people for misinformation and this language was never intended to be inserted in our policy,” a PayPal spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an email. “Our teams are working to correct our policy pages. We’re sorry for the confusion this has caused,” the spokesperson added. The company in September announced that it was amending its acceptable use policy, or AUP. The policy, due to take effect in November, said that users may not use PayPal to for the “sending, posting, or publication of any messages, content, or materials that, in PayPal’s sole discretion, (a) are harmful, obscene, harassing, or objectionable…(g) are fraudulent, promote misinformation, or are unlawful…” For each violation, PayPal says users are subject to repercussions. Those include “liquidated damages” of 2,500 per violation.
‘Dilbert’ creator says 77 newspapers canceled comic strip as it tackles woke culture | 21 Sept 2022 | The creator of Dilbert, Scott Adams, announced Tuesday that his comic has been canceled by nearly 77 newspapers, which he says are owned by one media company. Dilbert follows the titular character as he navigates American office culture. Recently, as “woke” culture has permeated workplaces, it has been addressed in Adams’s comics. “All of the wokeness and anything that permeated from ESG [environmental, social, and governance] …so that stuff made its way into the business world, and then, it became proper content for Dilbert,” he told Fox News. Coincidentally, Adams announced on Twitter that his comic is being stripped from 77 newspapers, which is coming as a “substantial” financial blow to the creator.
Kanye West’s Ye account locked out of Twitter due to ‘violation’ of policies | 9 Oct 2022 | Ye’s Twitter account was locked on Sunday due to a violation of the social media platform’s policies, according to the company. “The account in question has been locked due to a violation of Twitter’s policies,” a Twitter spokesperson told Fox News Digital. Kanye West, who goes by Ye, was locked out in response to a tweet he posted on Saturday that said he was going “death con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE.” “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE,” Ye tweeted on Saturday. “The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.” The tweet has been replaced with an automatic message explaining that it violated Twitter’s policy. Ye was also kicked off of Instagram on for an exchange he posted with rapper Diddy in which users criticized Ye for language that appeared to be antisemitic. Ye and Diddy sparred over West’s “White Lives Matter” shirt that he wore to Paris fashion week.
Lee Zeldin, NY GOP gov. candidate, says two people shot outside his Long Island home with daughters present –Zeldin said in a tweet that one of the bullets landed just 30 feet from his two daughters. | 9 Oct 2022 | Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., the New York GOP gubernatorial nominee, says that two people were shot outside his Long Island home on Sunday. Suffolk County Police tell Fox News that the shooting happened around 2:20 p.m. on Sunday in Shirley on Long Island. Zeldin said in a statement that his two 16-year-old daughters were inside the home when the shooting happened… “My 16-year-old daughters, Mikayla and Arianna, were at our house doing homework, while my wife, Diana, and I were in the car, having just departed the Bronx Columbus Day Parade in Morris Park,” Zeldin said. Zeldin added that his daughters locked themselves in a bathroom when they heard the gunshots and called 911.
Putin gets heavy-duty birthday gift from Belarusian leader | 7 Oct 2022 | Vladimir Putin has received the unusual gift of a tractor as a birthday present from Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The Russian leader turned 70 on Friday. Lukashenko was asked what he would give Putin as he arrived at the Konstantinovsky Palace in St. Petersburg for an informal summit of leaders from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). “A tractor,” he told journalists. “It’s the same as I work on, Belarus. The very best. It’s manually assembled.” ‘Belarus’ tractors are iconic four-wheeled vehicles which have been produced by the Minsk Tractor Works since the 1950s.
Alaska’s ‘Fat Bear Week’ underway to crown fattest bear ahead of winter hibernation –Katmai National Park invites the public to rank the heft of 12 bears | 7 Oct 202 | The bigger the bear, the better! Katmai National Park has kicked off its annual Fat Bear Week from Oct. 5 to 11, 2022, in which some of Alaska’s biggest bears are ranked ahead of winter hibernation. The week celebrates the resilience, adaptability and strength of Katmai’s brown bear population as the animals prepare to hibernate, according to the National Park Service (NPS). The single elimination tournament has matched up 12 bears to compete for the title of fattest bear. Voters can participate and make their bracket picks at fatbearweek.org, as well as learn more about each bear and its importance to the Alaskan ecosystem. A Fat Bear Week winner will be announced on “Fat Bear Tuesday,” Oct. 11, 2022.