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arinka is a freelance journalist, and is the author of Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power to Reemerge in Power, and Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer.

She has served as a United Nations correspondent, covered Presidential elections, and has collaborated, ghostwritten, and contributed to books, film treatments and stories from showbiz and celebrities to true crime, politics, and the United Nations.

She has also served as a judge for the International Emmy Awards in the news category.

Her first book collaboration, the critically acclaimed Hollywood memoir The Kid Stays in the Picture (Hyperion) was made into a documentary by Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter and aired on HBO.

While the media has become so politicized, her work does not fit in either a left or right category. Assumptions are assumptions, and not based on facts.

Corruption is corruption. One must go where the evidence leads…

She has freelanced behind the scenes in the mainstream press, and the so-called “new” media.

The Weaponization of the Internet

Update: Marinka lives her life as a private citizen because of the weaponization of the Internet.

Do not be deceived by individuals making false claims about being censored or “silenced” on the Internet. The reality is Marinka does not care if individuals want to live on the Internet and publish all day long –-if they are lawful.

Freedom of speech is not the freedom to defame, to defraud, to intimidate, to incite violence, and/or the freedom to solicit crimes.

Real people, not “crisis actors,” are being seriously hurt.

A person can be criminally charged with a crime if they solicit a crime even if a crime has not been committed. The intent is the intent. When any honest, ethical journalist/individual exposes corruption, refuses to be complicit, and blows the whistle the motive is clear.

Thus, it is also reasonable to assume if something terrible happens to a plaintiff in a court case, the defendants and their followers would be on top of the list of suspects.

Please read the elements of the crime of solicitation here

As David A. Anderson wrote in Is Libel Law Worth Reforming? Without defamation law, public discourse “would have no necessary anchor in truth.” 

Corruption is not left or right. It is corruption.

Anyone can pretend to be anything, and publish damaging and dangerous falsehoods on the Internet with no accountability unless injured parties file a lawsuit.

Holding individuals accountable who defame people, spread harmful disinformation and provable lies is not censorship or anyone’s attempt to “silence” someone. Please learn the difference.

It is worth pointing out that individuals can avoid being sued if they retract and apologize. People who do not retract and apologize are choosing to incur legal fees. Typically, you will find them begging for money and screaming censorship.

The weaponization of the Internet must stop.  Already, too many people have ended up in prison because they believed individuals on the Internet who claim to bring the real “news.”

Please do not become the next person who ends up in prison over false/fake “news.”

See for e.g.:

  • Anatomy of a Fake News Scandal: Inside the web of conspiracy theorists, Russian operatives, Trump campaigners and Twitter bots who manufactured the ‘news’ that Hillary Clinton ran a pizza-restaurant child-sex ring, Rolling Stone Magazine. September 16, 2017.
  • Pizzagate’ gunman pleads guilty as conspiracy theorist apologizes over case,The Guardian, March 27, 2017.
  • Edgar Welch, ‘pizzagate’ gunman in Washington, sentenced to 4 years in prison, CBC, June 22, 2017.
  • Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff, Reuters , July 26, 2017.
  • Sandy Hook hoaxer gets prison time for threatening 6-year-old victim’s father, Washington Post, June 8, 2017.
  • How YouTube Pulled These Men Down a Vortex of Far-Right Hate: The algorithm that keeps people watching more and more videos has a dark side: It’s being used to radicalize young people.” The Daily Beast, December 17, 2018:
  • “On Dec. 4, 2016, Edgar Welch fired an AR-15 rifle in a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant. Welch believed Democrats were conducting child sex-trafficking through the pizzeria basement, a conspiracy theory called “Pizzagate.” Like many modern conspiracy theories, Pizzagate proliferated on YouTube and those videos appeared to influence Welch, who sent them to others. Three days before the shooting, Welch texted a friend about the conspiracy. “Watch ‘PIZZAGATE: The bigger Picture’ on YouTube,” he wrote. Other YouTube-fed conspiracy theories have similarly resulted in threats of gun violence.
  • A man who was heavily involved in conspiracy theory communities on YouTube allegedly threatened a massacre at YouTube headquarters this summer, after he came to believe a different conspiracy theory about video censorship.”
  • Mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty; devices were sent to critics of Trump, NBC, March 21, 2019.
  • Qanon-Believing Proud Boy Accused of Murdering ‘Lizard’ Brother With Sword: Prosecutors say Buckey Wolfe spoke about reptile people and the illuminati, showing his beliefs are straight out of a wild pro-Trump conspiracy theory. Daily Beast, January 9, 2019.

There are very real issues, problems and crimes to be concerned with. There is no need to make anything up.

Lastly, it is worth pointing out that when individuals who have repeatedly published, disseminated and echo chambered false/fake “news” show no contrition when any of their followers end up in prison who acted upon it, it is reasonable to assume they are showing you who they really are.

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Some of my old press credentials. Not comprehensive.