As if we needed further proof that the mainstream media are barren of a single shred of journalistic integrity and that its members are in dire need of public flogging...
So desperate are media elite for a Brexit vote reversal that they are literally reporting lies as incontrovertible fact. No sooner had the majority of British voters made their voices heard with a vote to exit the European Union, than mainstream media at home and abroad begin peddling the narrative that Brits were "remorseful" over their decision and wanted a "do-over."
How on earth members of media knew precisely how millions of British voters felt in the 24 hours following the vote is beyond us. Perhaps they went door to door to ask. Perhaps they acquired new telepathic abilities.
No. They just lied. As they always do.
You've probably seen the popular story circulating MSM this weekend that claims a referendum petition is in the works calling for a Brexit re-vote and that it's garnered around 3 - 3.5 million signatories thus far.
As recently as Monday, June 27, CNN reported that so many people rushed to sign the petition that the official government site where it is housed crashed. Yes, that's how badly MSM wants you to believe that Brits realized the "error of their ways" and that, despite their conclusive vote to exit the E.U., what Brits "really want" is a chance to re-cast their votes to "remain."
Worst of all was ABC's George Stephanopolous, who on Sunday touted the 3-million "strong" petition and who, along with guests, actually had the gall to say Britain's standing in the world has been, "slightly diminished" and that also diminished is the U.S.-Britain "special relationship."
Only it turns out that many of the petition's signatories are fabricated in a prank engineered by hackers 4Chan and Anonymous (we are unclear if it is "the" Anonymous or just a lone hacker posting as "anonymous").
The blog HeatStreet did the journalistic work the BBC, CNN, NBC, ABC, SkyNews and just about every other mainstream outlet failed to do, exposing the petition's signatories as fraudulent. The site reports:
The BBC’s desperate shilling for Remain will come under increasing scrutiny as we exclusively reveal that the supposed ‘popular petition’ for a second referendum – wholly illegal and unworkable, and unprecedented in British history – is a prank by notorious sh*tposters 4 Chan.
The BBC, the UK’s national broadcaster, gleefully reported, as real, with no basic journalistic checks, an online petition that appeared to be growing at a colossal rate. By 1:30 pm, it was one of the fastest-growing petitions in history.
So fast, in fact, that somebody should have checked for bots and scripts. The BBC is failing totally in its Charter Duty to perform basic journalistic research.
HeatStreet provides a screenshot of the actual script used to fabricate the new Brexit re-call petition votes:
HeatStreet rightfully boasts that it did the "basic journalistic work that the BBC failed to do" and that it alone brought readers "the proof that the spamming of the petition is a magnificent 4Chan prank that the Chads and Stacys of the BBC and liberal media swallowed whole." Indeed.
Among the more glaringly obvious indicators that the petition was a prank? The IP addresses for so-called signatories came from all over the globe, including Ghana, Vietnam, Uganda and Turkmenistan. In addition, between 40,000 to 50,000 "signatories" came from Vatican City, which has a population of about 800 and another roughly 30,000 signatories came from -- wait for it -- North Korea.
HeatStreet also scoured online hacker forums and found what some on the web are saying about the hoax:
They’ll look at the IPs and wonder how the fuck people from north Korea and the Vatican are voting
Most online petitions are fraudulent as fuck anyway due to the lack of any verification needed and the fact that you can make a petition over anything.
Anyone remember the whitehouse.gov petition by /jp/ to ban normalf*gs and janitors? Something to that effect anyway.
How long until they blame Putin’s hackers for it?
Hackers were boasting on social media about their hilarious prank from the get-go, yet the MSM and leftwing globalists just couldn't accept it:
The HeatStreet site provides additional proof, however, that the hoax goes deeper than a mere 77,000 signatures. The site shares screenshots of hackers boasting about the prank as well as additional code hackers have used both past and present to crash Parliament's websites and petitions.
Obvious questions that should have been ever-present in any journalist's mind are: how could a petition garner that many signatures in such short order, and, where do these signatories come from? Prompting said journalist to think: surely, there must be something awry with that poll, I best look into the origins of these so-called "signatures" before reporting them to the world as factual.
That would, however, mean doing one's job and presenting facts rather than revisionism.
There are no depths too low for the mainstream media, which time and again expose themselves as the shameless cretins that they are.