5 Stories The Mainstream Media Ignored While Reporting On Kim Kardashian's Robbery

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Submitted by James Holbrooks via TheAntiMedia.org,

One of the saving graces of the ailing corporate media - for the folks setting the agenda, anyhow - is its relentless ability to hyper-focus the public’s attention on altogether meaningless events.

Take, for instance, an armed robbery that sees property stolen but no one harmed. Such an event is unfortunate, yes, but such is life. People get robbed. It certainly isn’t something that should consume the news cycle — particularly when developments of actual importance are unfolding around the world.

Yet that’s exactly what happened this week after reality TV star Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in Paris on Monday morning. Kardashian, who was in town for Fashion Week, was forced into the bathroom of her hotel room, tied up, and robbed at gunpoint. The perpetrators, men dressed as police officers, stole about $10 million.

Again, it was an unfortunate incident, but the starlet is fine, and Paris officials have assured the Kardashian clan the perpetrators will be brought to justice. At this point, had the celebrity been an average citizen, the media would have likely concluded there was nothing more to the story and moved on. But then, if she were an average citizen, the media wouldn’t have covered the story in the first place.

And that’s the point.

In truth, the Kim Kardashian incident is precisely the type of filler story the corporate media has used time and again to keep the celebrity-obsessed masses distracted from reality. And while — in this instance — the bought and paid for networks fixated on the fact that the assailants are still at large, interviewed the starlet’s friends about her mental state, and tried to pass off reports of her being tailed prior to the incident as breaking news, there were events taking place in the world that the masses following Kim Kardashian should be informed of.

As such, here are five stories you might’ve missed while the corporate media was obsessed with Kim Kardashian and her stolen jewelry.

1. DIPLOMACY BETWEEN RUSSIA AND THE US IN SYRIA IS DEAD

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Following weeks of failed talks and escalating violence in the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo, diplomatic efforts between Russia and the United States officially cratered on Monday, with the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister declaring “there has been no exchange of information” between the two countries of late and State Department spokesman John Kirby saying the U.S. is “suspending its participation in bilateral channels” with Russia.

For those paying attention, the news shouldn’t have come as a shock. Following a U.S. airstrike that killed 62 Syrian soldiers — for which the U.S. blamed bad intel — and an attack on a U.N humanitarian convoy near Aleppo that killed a dozen aid workers — for which the U.S. blamed Russia — the latest Syrian ceasefire brokered by Washington and the Kremlin officially collapsed two weeks ago.

Since then, the fighting in Aleppo has intensified, and the accusations being hurled have grown bolder. One U.S. ambassador equated the Russian air campaign in Syria to “barbarism.” Indeed, all the official breakdown of diplomacy regarding Aleppo really means is that the fighting will go on and it will undoubtedly get much worse. The only difference is that now, our leaders don’t have to pretend to be trying to talk a way out of it.

2. THE PENTAGON DUMPED HALF A BILLION DOLLARS INTO MAKING PROPAGANDA FOR TERRORISTS

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On Monday, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reported on the revelation the Department of Defense spent more than $500 million from 2007 to 2011 creating fake news and propaganda for terrorist groups in Iraq. The largest recipient of said funding was a British PR firm.

The Bureau of Investigative Journalism writes:

“The Pentagon gave a controversial UK PR firm over half a billion dollars to run a top secret propaganda programme in Iraq, the Bureau of Investigative Journalism can reveal.

“Bell Pottinger’s output included short TV segments made in the style of Arabic news networks and fake insurgent videos which could be used to track the people who watched them, according to a former employee.”

Once the propaganda items were created, “the team embedded a code into the CDs which linked to a Google Analytics account, giving a list of IP addresses where the CDs had been played,” says former Bell Pottinger worker Martin Wells.

He goes on:

“If one is looked at in the middle of Baghdad…you know there’s a hit there. If one, 48 hours or a week later shows up in another part of the world, then that’s the more interesting one, and that’s what they’re looking for more, because that gives you a trail.”

In truth, this all sounds like par for the course given what we know about the machinations of the War on Terror.

3. THE PUBLIC GOT A RAW LOOK AT HILLARY CLINTON

Hillary Wasserman Schultz

Audio from hacked emails, recently made public by the Washington Free Beacon, once again highlights Hillary Clinton’s flip-flopping ideological nature and her true thoughts about voters. On Monday, the Intercept reported on the new audio, which was recorded at a campaign function in February, pointing out her contradictions:

“Clinton has been inconsistent in the past about espousing political labels. She has at times touted herself as a stalwart liberal. For instance, she said last July: ‘I take a backseat to no one when you look at my record in standing up and fighting for progressive values.’ But a few months later, she told a group in Ohio: ‘You know, I get accused of being kind of moderate and center. I plead guilty.’”

In the new clips, Clinton seems to affirm her fluid ideological state, saying of this year’s election cycle that on one hand there’s “the kind of populist, nationalist, xenophobic, discriminatory kind of approach that we hear too much of from the Republican candidates,” and on the other it’s “a deep desire to believe that we can have free college, free healthcare, that what we’ve done hasn’t gone far enough…”

Of her place in that pageantry, she added:

“I am occupying from the center-left to the center-right. And I don’t have much company there. Because it is difficult when you’re running to be president, and you understand how hard the job is — I don’t want to overpromise. I don’t want to tell people things that I know we cannot do.”

She also spoke of the supporters of then-challenger Bernie Sanders, suggesting it was disillusionment with the future — and not any genuine dislike of her — that drove young people to favor the senator from Vermont.

“They’re children of the Great Recession,” she said, “and they are living in their parents’ basement.” She added that “if you’re feeling like you’re consigned to, you know, being a barista…then the idea that maybe, just maybe, you could be part of a political revolution is appealing.”

4. MILLIONS OF RUSSIAN CITIZENS PREPARE FOR NUCLEAR WAR

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On the heels of the official breakdown of talks to halt the fighting in Aleppo, Syria, the Kremlin ordered emergency preparedness drills to be carried out among the Russian citizenry beginning Tuesday. As Common Dreams reported:

“Amid collapsed diplomatic efforts over Syria and increasing tensions with the United States, the Russian government is beginning emergency response exercises on Tuesday that will include the participation of thousands of government officials and many millions of citizens who will respond to a mock nuclear attack or other large-scale catastrophe.

“The four-day drill will reportedly include 200,000 rescue professionals, tens of thousands of emergency vehicles, and an estimated 40 million civilians from around the country.”

The drills are purportedly intended to “practice organization of management during civil defense events,” according to Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov. Though, given the timing — literally hours after DOD spokesman John Kirby confirmed U.S.-Russian diplomacy in Syria was over — it isn’t a reach to interpret this move as the next logical step toward another cold war with Russia.

5. BEES PUT ON ENDANGERED SPECIES LIST FOR FIRST TIME EVER

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While it may not grab headlines like endless global warfare or rampant political criminality, the fate of the bumblebee nevertheless has an extreme impact on the existence of human beings. And as was reported Tuesday, for the first time ever, the bumblebee was recently labeled an endangered species.

“Seven species of Hawaiian yellow-faced bee in the genus Hylaeus, once the most abundant insects on the tropical islands,” writes the Free Thought Project, “are now so scarce that they are one of the state’s least observed pollinators.”

The pollination habits of bees are vitally important to the native flowering plants of the ecosystems they occupy. If the bees disappear, certain plants will disappear, which will lead to certain animals disappearing, and so on — creating a domino effect.

And that effect would touch human beings as well, as the Free Thought Project highlighted:

“Not only is this driving many species to extinction, but it also poses a grave threat to our agricultural integrity…The bumblebees’ contribution to farms is estimated at $3.5 billion.”

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What Kim Kardashian and her jewelry contribute to society is, at the current date, yet to be determined.

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gonetogalt's picture

Old California joke: Whats the 'ian' that all Armenian names end with mean?

Answer: I'm all nose.

It's a hell of a lesson to see the great grand daughter of an Armenian who lived through the Turkish genocide end up as a mudshark who gets an ass enlargement so her nigger boyfriend can have a white woman with a nigger size ass.

Family prolly shoulda stayed in Armenia, so great the shame...

Consuelo's picture

 

 

With regard to the bees and and empty-headed nonsense like the Kardashian theme - and what nightmares may come of same:

 

'An empty belly brings focus to the mind...'

Erek's picture

Without the bees there will practically be no way for the plants to pollinate.

No little bees - no more food.

dizzyfingers's picture

Also this doesn't help: Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean (And It's Going To Get Worse)

The photo used for the story illustrates the tsunami, not the radiation but still the story should shake our assumptions about the future of... everything.

10,000-year-half-lives, and all.

ebear's picture

"No little bees - no more food."

Here's a question: How many bees were around before the era of mass human agriculture?  Fewer, I would guess.  Animal populations rise and fall relative to the available food supply, and mass agriculture provides plenty of food.  Also, population expansion, both in numbers and in territory, exposes said population to new pathogens which results in die-offs, leaving only those who develop resistance to those pathogens.

The bees will return.  These things are part of the natural cycle.

Erek's picture

You're only guessing!

Show some real facts!

You probably would know a bee if it stung you in the ass. But then you would mistake it for a wasp.

ebear's picture

"You're only guessing!"

Yeah, but it's a really good guess, based on all kinds of scientific facts and stuff.

"Show some real facts!"

As opposed to what?  Fake facts? 

First off, it's not my job to educate you.  You have the internets.  Do your own research. 

But for the record:

I stated a basic ecological principle: The Balance of Nature, which applies to all species.  Look it up.  We may have a bee problem as far as our own food supply is concerned, but that's not an extinction event, it's just the natural outcome of too many bees, which, as I pointed out, is a result of the rise of agriculture over the last 5000 years.  Today's so-called bee shortage is just nature reasserting itself after a bee surge which was caused by us. As long as there are flowering plants there will be bees.  They've been here much longer than us, and will "bee" here long after.

"You probably would know a bee if it stung you in the ass. But then you would mistake it for a wasp."

Wow, you're really taking this personally.  I dare say, you've got a bee in your bonnet..LOL.

I know what bees look like.  I have lots of them in my garden.  If you're short you can have some of mine. In the meantime, I suggest you do some serious reading before latching onto the latest "scientific" hysteria. 

Start here:

http://www.panarchy.org/miller/livingsystems.html

Plata con Carne's picture

"If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination ... no more men!"  ~Albert Einstein

Shed Boy's picture

6. China's currency was approved and added to the "basket" of currencies by the IMF. Main stream media completely ignored this one and it's a BIGGIE. It could easily be the first big step in China having the next reserve currency.

RiverDrifter's picture

Wellll....technically if the new reserve currency is one that is made up of the "basket" (not to be confused with the deplorables basket mind you) then it wouldn't be a step in China having the next reserve currency, it'd be a whole new one that supposedly keeps all in the basket honest as devaluing one, devalues all.  

I'm sure they'd all still devalue together as they are now but let's all jump off one bridge at a time here....

MrSteve's picture

The Almighty Dollar maintained its percentage share in the basket of currencies making up the SDR. All other fiat currencies were squeezed down to make room for the yuan. This shows the true value of all fiat currencies: like, whatever.

wmbz's picture

Could not care less about some big assed slut and her spook husband, but most likely a put up job to defraud ins.

freeranger100's picture

ZEROHEDGE REPORTED ON THE ROBBERY TOO !!! WHAT A BUNCH OF HYPOCRITES !!!!

silverer's picture

Ah! But you had a choice! I read the headline, but didn't read the story! FREEDOM!

Deathrips's picture

Did they miss the other important stories?

 

Nope?

 

Sit down.....shut mouth....listen more.

 

RIPS

messystateofaffairs's picture

OMG did you all hear? Kim Kardashian was robbed at gunpoint in her hotel in Paris of what is said to be some 10 million worth of trinkets she was wearing.

My sympathies to the insurance company who have to cough up this scam money.

Erek's picture

What's a Lard-assian anyway?

Sledge750's picture

I awake to my alarm clock every morning and sigh....

 

Just give us 1 decent EMP so I can spend my final days on my farm, tending my crops and animals, not giving flying-frog-fart about the rest of the world...

silverer's picture

You mean just the EMP, without the follow-up, right?

Farmerz's picture

Thats the problem, you and your closest 1000 neighbors will also be on your farm, and they won't be there to help

hoist the bs flag's picture

Preppers often overlook that one...and the amount of sustainable ammo and man power it will take to fend off the zombie hordes. thats not even mentioning what the Feds have prepped Waco style on 'em.

whatamaroon's picture

I want to know if Kim broke a nail during the robbery.

Berspankme's picture

I bet crackhead Obama has a tiny penis

WTFUD's picture

The US Treasury & accomplices at the FED have plenty $Fiat lying around in crates that Iran turned down to make their DAESH crockaganda moovees and will supplement MSM payrolls as Joe Public ain't buying their hogwash.

Let's see so the tax-payer is now funding the Alphabet Agencies, Hollyhoax and MSM outlets not to mention the Banker's & Hillary & Co's Private Security.

It's all good folks!

MarcusFarcus's picture

Sold the house, sold the cars...took the kids out of school...bought a hut in Tortolla..gonna bang my wife everyday, play with my kids on the beach and wait for the end of the world that these fuckers think they have a right to do anything about.

We Are The Priests's picture

Smart...I'd do the same if I was still married with young children around.  Now I'm just a middle-aged white male bitter clinger with a Bible and lots of guns, gold, and MRE's planning on going out in blaze of glory under a hale of bullets.  With any luck, I'll make it onto the six o'clock news. /sarc.

We Are The Priests's picture

Hmmm...Interesting.  I'll keep this mind should I be in DC when the SHTF.

MrButtoMcFarty's picture

DId basically the same....although "kid" is 23 year old CPA....she's on her own.

Going Galt Caribe stylee! 

CHX's picture

All 5 points should be no news whatsoever to informed citizens / regular readers of this site. 

Berspankme's picture

Ever notice how Tom Brokaw always sounds like he is pinching one off?

DuneCreature's picture

Oh, this war is going to be different and Ass Wipes Inc. know it.

If they get the whole planet into a war they're eyeball deep in the shit too.

No safe haven for TPTB. ... There are plenty of us that will make sure of that. ... The Internet destroyed their ability to front run the chaos.

AI AL = A Rambling Interview With A Shaman Who Has Seen AL In His Dreams And Visions (go to about 26:00 if you want his take. ... Pretty darn accurate, IMHO)

Live Hard, I Had My Chance To Leave The Alamo And Flee South And I Took A Pass On It Because I Have An Important Mission Right Here, Die Free

~ DC v2.0

We Are The Priests's picture

Where's the reporting on Merkel's negotiations with Obama over the DoJ's fine of DB? With hundreds of trillions in counter-party risk at stake, you know that has to be a tense conversation.

insanelysane's picture

I am working on a polinating mechanical drone to save the world when bees are extinct.  I am getting funding from the NSA because each drone will be equipped with cameras.

quasi_verbatim's picture

$10 million? Cash, jewelry, gold, furs? What kind of bimbo doesn't use the hotel safe, or debit cards? Looks like the insurance co. is being set up for a big one.

MrSteve's picture

The fine print in most insurance jewelry riders specify the insurance is only good if the gems are in a safe (read your homeowners policy re: collectables). This is why people own fine gems, store them in a safe and then wear duplicates of colored glass to show off their treasures.

They will insure you for taking it out of the safe but then the special rider costs as much as the jewelry. An artiste friend owned a small Picasso and he could not afford the full boat value insurance costs to have it loaned out to museum exhibits who requested that he supply his own insurance.

Insurance investigators know more about crime than most novelists could ever imagine.

I bet the only payoff KK gets is the publicity from this situation.

insanelysane's picture

I can't believe robbers didn't cop a feel when they were tying her up.

Joebloinvestor's picture

Just another slice from a cut loaf.

death2Tyrant-asauras's picture

would you? anyway, it was a publicity stunt. these are insane people whose brand requires constant public attention.

dizzyfingers's picture

No-Justice Department:

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/10/doj_drops_charges_against_arms_dealer_who_says_he_can_implicate_clinton_in_scheme_to_arm_libyan_rebels.html 

Also interesting:

Bill Clinton pardon controversy From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search

President Bill Clinton was criticized for some of his pardons and acts of executive clemency.[1] Pardoning or commuting sentences is a power granted by the U.S. Constitution to all sitting United States Presidents.

While most presidents grant pardons throughout their terms, Clinton chose to make nearly a third of them on January 20, 2001, his last day in office. This came to be known as Pardongate.[2] While Clinton pardoned a large number (450)[3] of people compared with his immediate predecessor Republican George H. W. Bush, who only pardoned 75, the number of people pardoned by Clinton was comparable to Republican Ronald Reagan and Democrat Jimmy Carter, who pardoned 406 and 566 respectively.[4]

Federal prosecutor Mary Jo White was appointed to investigate the pardon of Marc Rich. She was later replaced by then-Republican James Comey, who found no illegality on Clinton's part. https://en.wikipedia.org 

 

 

Moe Howard's picture

She was later replaced by then-Republican James Comey, who found no illegality on Clinton's part.

 

Surprise, surprise, surprise said gomer pyle.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TnkJ8_BmSI

ebear's picture

"Pardoning or commuting sentences is a power granted by the U.S. Constitution to all sitting United States Presidents."

One of the gravest errors of the Founders, second only to lifetime appointments to the Supreme Court.

Dig Deeper1's picture

KK stickup was a false flag diversion.  All of life is a circus and we are the clowns.

death2Tyrant-asauras's picture

I would say rather that Life is a Circus, but we are the Rubes and the Carnies are robbing us blind.

Squid Viscous's picture

and Paris Hilton is now a well respected entrepreneur, she was on CNBS the other week.

no mention of her Special K- trance porn video...

bizarro world Exhibit#134253

northern vigor's picture

Gendarme..."Could you describe the thief, madam?"

Kim, "He was a  black man...5'8"...158 lbs...size 7 shoe

How can you be sure?

Kim, "Well don't be silly...I buy his clthes for him".

Hope Copy's picture

After the needed 'conversion' of Kim's jems.. the bandits may make out with 1/10th the retail value, what ever it really was (, starting a ^6M and going to $10M is a sign of massive fraud).  As for bees, they are dong OK on my land, but I raise hay, have wooded areas and use few pesticides and herbicides.  They seem not to go after me as much as I remember as a kid.

Umh's picture

Not that I was stung more than a few times as a child, but I have noticed that the bees and wasps seem calmer. Actually it is probably that I am calmer.

DaveA's picture

Please do tell us all about Kim Kardashian -- she burned the coal, now she pays the toll!

As for American foreign policy, read this and repent your sins:

http://blog.jim.com/war/cathedral-decision-making/