Naomi Wolf, a former Clinton groupie!
To be frank I'm not entirely sure what this is all about or what she will end up pushing...
'Where are they getting all these folks from?' Author Naomi Wolf is condemned for suggesting ISIS hostages are ACTORS and be-headings aren't real
I love the manufactured 'social media backlash*'...'The NYT (New York Times) yesterday ran a depressingly sloppy editorial claiming that all the ISIS beheading videos must be real because 'there are so many of them on youtube'.
'THAT's journalism? They also called ISIS 'evil' many times - which is not langauge of a news analysis, it is a theological category for some faiths and a Global War on Terror talking point... this may all be true but it takes five people to stage an event like this - two to be 'parents' - two to pose for the cameras... one in a ninja outfit... and one to contact the media that does not bother checking who ANY of these four other people are...'
Social media users quickly rounded on her with some suggesting her theories were 'crazy' while others said her views were 'harmful' and had disrespected the victims' families.
Naomi then received an actual media backlash....
The insane conspiracy theories of Naomi Wolf
From ISIS to Ebola, What Has Made Naomi Wolf So Paranoid?Like many other journalists who cover the Middle East, I had previously met both murdered American journalist James Foley and his parents (in my case, in 2011) and can attest, although I deeply regret that it is necessary to do so, that they are not actors.
Naomi Wolf and the Sponsors of Mass RapeIt’s quite something for Wolf to blather about journalistic sourcing. She regularly posts stories to Facebook from extremist conspiracy websites like Globalresearch.ca, the Iranian state broadcaster Press TV, and the Holocaust denial outfit Veterans Today. And beneath all of these stories, in the comment swamp, her fans obsess over Israel ("ISIS = Israel Secret Intelligence Service," one recently wrote) and “our fascist Nazi loving government.”
Naomi Wolf is not a feminist who became conspiracy theorist – she’s a conspiracist who was once rightWhen Naomi sold her soul to the oil sheikhs of Qatar, Great Mother Gaia, who knows all, officially registered feminism as a dead parrot. This time Naomi was selling out to the biggest propaganda channel in the Arab world, Al Jazeerah. No dollar figures were mentioned when Naomi sold out, but world famous radical feminists don’t come cheap.
In recent days, she’s propounded the following: that US forces’ involvement in combatting the Liberian ebola outbreak is just a convenient front for the militarisation of Africa; that the Scottish referendum was fixed; that hostages executed by Isis are neither hostages nor executed nor anything to do with Isis, but performers enacting a shoddy tableau for the purposes of terrifying an unquestioning Western populace into docility.
Naomi also features in this extraordinary (& seemingly unconnected) 'movie review'...
Gone Girl Is the Ultimate Truther Movie
In fact, Wolf’s suggestions follow the rough outline of several persistent and, frankly, heinous conspiracy theories floated after the massacre of school children in Newtown: The whole thing was faked, the footage was altered, and the mourning were simply actors, their grief an insidious ploy.
After the Kennedy assassination, every conspiracy was a cover-up. There was the official story, strung together from sparse and disputed “facts,” then there was everything else, not yet known, but waiting to be uncovered. Who exactly was on the grassy knoll? How many shooters were there? Who were the three tramps?
Even the notion that the moon landing is a hoax, which relies on the idea of faked footage, is essentially a conspiracy predicated on a dearth of evidence: We have only one account, so why should we trust it?
Think of the days following the Boston Marathon: The problem wasn’t too little proof, but too much, and a million nameless Redditors (and the New York Post) cluelessly Wiki-sorting through the endless amounts of evidentiary data. 9/11 was likely the most documented mass-tragedy in history. Thus we have the post-9/11 version of the conspiracy nut: the so-called “truther,” to whom every bit of the copious evidence must be questioned, repudiated, and disproved
It’s a conspiracy theory precisely tailored to the modern surveillance age. Sure, there’s actual video footage of the atrocity being committed, but guess what? The footage is fake. And the news reports detailing the crimes? Bogus — the reporters are in on it, too. And all those real people, filmed from a dozen angles, who were clearly left emotionally ravaged? Actors, every single one of them.
All very odd.
* Perhaps this is all that is being pushed... if you question 'reported events' then you'll receive a 'backlash' and/or be allied with Clinton-era feminists?