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21 March 2013 No Comment

Welcome!

You have found the official online resource for news and information from Marinka Peschmann and some of my reporting that’s fit to print (for now).

I am a journalist, ghostwriter, collaborator, and the author of The Whistleblower: How the Clinton White House Stayed in Power, and the sequel, Following Orders: The Death of Vince Foster, Clinton White House Lawyer.

Take off your ideological glasses, and settle down.  I do not have a political agenda, despite having written two books about the Clinton White House.

Had my experience with the Clinton White House occurred in the Bush White House I would have written the same books.  I go where the evidence leads and I do not report to please party lines, hence the reaction to my Clinton books.

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

Cheer leading and pandering to the choir is not journalism.

Journalists are not supposed to only cover one side’s negatives.

As such, the alt-right and Clinton/Obama murder conspiracy peddlers are thankfully no fans of mine.

The same applies to some knee jerk left-leaning-ideologue-journalists. Especially those who do not read books, or speak to me, before publishing falsehoods to fit their political leanings.

There is a difference between being a journalist and a partisan hack.

While fear porn for profit might be lucrative click bait on the Internet, it is not news, it is fake news.

I also do not vote in U.S. elections.  Corruption is corruption.  Right is right, and wrong is wrong.  There are problems on both sides of the aisle.

If you want more peace and joy in your life turn off the echo chamber of internet talk-radio.

Helpful Tip: Fraud on the Internet

From The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica

Fraud, in law, the deliberate misrepresentation of fact for the purpose of depriving someone of a valuable possession. Although fraud is sometimes a crime in itself, more often it is an element of crimes such as obtaining money by false pretense or by impersonation.

European legal codes and their derivatives often broadly define fraud to include not only intentional misrepresentations of fact, clearly designed to trick another into parting with valuable property, but also misunderstandings arising out of normal business transactions. Thus, any omission or concealment that is injurious to another or that allows a person to take unconscionable advantage of another may constitute criminal fraud. In Anglo-American legal systems, this latter type of fraud may be treated as deceit, subject to action in civil rather than criminal law.

A common type of criminal fraud is the obtaining of property by giving a check for which there are insufficient funds in the signer’s account. Another is the so-called confidence game (q.v.), which involves not only a misrepresentation of fact but also the betrayal of confidence induced by the offender in the victim. The fraud of impersonation is the false representation by one person that he is another or that he occupies the position of another.

Beware of “sources” who will not look you in the eye or produce promised bona fides.

Anyone can publish anything on the Internet and claim to be anyone. Pretending to be someone you are not for unjust gain and gratification and the furtherance thereof is a crime.

See for instance:

♦ Judge Orders Alleged Fake CIA Operative Wayne Simmons to Remain in Jail, ABC News, October 20, 2015.

♦ Frequent Fox Business ‘Expert’ Arrested for Felony Fraud and Embezzlement, Mediate.com, May 5, 2017.

♦ Kevin Trudeau sentenced to 10 years in prison over book, TV claims, Los Angeles Times, March 19, 2014

♦ Fake Priest Sentenced To Jail For Swindling Los Angeles Parishioners, Associated Press, March 26, 2016

Alt-media online echo chambers is like the broken telephone of the Internet.  It is also not journalism.

Group think is cult-like.  It is also not journalism.  It is disturbing, destructive and creepy.  Snap out of it.  Think critically.  No one is an expert on everything.

Just because you have read something online, or you listened to some unsubstantiated claim on internet talk radio, or you have a friend of a friend, with another friend, with a cousin who said …. it does not make it true.

Everyone makes mistakes. It is what they do about it after the fact which is a measure of their true character.

And it is worthwhile to learn the difference between censorship versus protected speech and unprotected speech.

See for instance:

Without defamation law, public discourse “would have no necessary anchor in truth.” —David A. Anderson, Is Libel Law Worth Reforming?, 140 U. PA. L. Rev. 487, 490 (1991).

The Weaponization of the Internet

I have been living as a private citizen as a result of the weaponization of the Internet.

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” and acted upon it.

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.
  • ‘Pizzagate’ gunman pleads guilty as conspiracy theorist apologizes over case,” The Guardian
  • Edgar Welch, ‘pizzagate’ gunman in Washington, sentenced to 4 years in prison, CBC
  • Bundy follower gets 68 years for role in armed Nevada standoff, Reuters
  • Sandy Hook hoaxer gets prison time for threatening 6-year-old victim’s father, Washington Post
  • Mail bomber Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty; devices were sent to critics of Trump, NBC
  • 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

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 do not become the next person who ends up in prison over false/fake “news.”  Innocent people, not “crisis actors,” are being seriously harmed.

Please spare me from more conspiracy theories disguised as news–that April 2017 Vince Foster murder conspiracy, where people seriously believed Vince Foster’s body had been exhumed under order of a Federal Judge, was an obvious whopper.

Thanks.

With gratitude,

Marinka