Buzzfeed veröffentlicht „A dossier, compiled by a person who has claimed to be a former British intelligence official, allege Russia has compromising information on Trump. The allegations are unverified, and the report contains errors.“ (Hier als PDF.)
Ich kauf' das ungefähr genauso, wie die angeblichen Russen-Hacking-Stories und die Docs gehen wohl schon eine Weile rum.
Am interessantesten ist es jetzt zu beobachten, wie so eine (halb-offensichtliche) „Fake-News“ auf der linken Seite rumgeht. Da gibt es nämlich die eine Stelle in dem angeblichen Leak, die Trump nachsagt, er habe Prostituierte angeheuert, um im Ritz Carlton in der Präsidenten Suite auf das Bett zu pissen und Golden Shower-Spielchen durchzuführen, in dem die Obamas zuvor schliefen.
Ich gebe zu, das ist zu verführerisch (hihi) um da nicht mitzusharen und Witze zu reißen… ich mein, die ganzen Goldverschläge in Trumps Bude machen jetzt endlich Sinn und die Memes schreiben sich von selbst etc etc. The Orange one has a new Color. Und nochmal: Bei Fake-News und Hoaxes geht es nicht um „die Wahrheit“, es geht um Stories und Narrative.
[update] /r/The_Donald versucht, die Story als 4chan-Trolling zu verkaufen. Erscheint mir genauso Bullshit.
[update] Hier der 4chan-Thread:
Hier eine Zusammenfassung von Pastebin. Problem damit: Das Dokument geht teilweise bis zum August zurück, der Ursprungs-Post auf 4chan stammt vom 1. November, so, uhm, nope.
On january 10, Buzzfeed posted a story under the byline of Ken Bensinger, Mark Schoofs and Miriam elder titled “these reports Allege Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia” and posted a link to a document alleging, among other things, that russia has been cultivating trump for 5+ years, that trump has been in constant contact with the kremlin for information on his opponents, and perhaps most inflammatory, that there are many recorded instances of blackmail of trump in sexual misconduct. A prominent claim is that trump rented the presidential suite of the Ritz Carlton Hotel in moscow, where he knew that the Obamas had slept in; he them hired a number of prostitutes to perform a 'golden shower' (pissplay) on the bed and in the room. https://www.buzzfeed.com/kenbensinger/these-reports-allege-trump-has-deep-ties-to-russia?utm_term=.jdyKR56pj#.skw2lK8Nd
Noted #nevertrump voice Rick Wilson later commented on twitter, stating that the report “gave a new meaning to Wikileaks” (https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/818982395202379777) and that the report was the reason everybody was fighting so hard against the election of Trump. (https://twitter.com/TheRickWilson/status/818983514335047680)
The remarkable thing? It's all fake. And not only fake; it's a prank perpetuated by 4chan, on Rick Wilson himself. A post on 4chan on october 26 stated “mfw managed to convince CTR and certain (((journalists))) on Twitter there'll be an October surprise on Trump this Friday” along with a picture of a smug face with a hash name. http://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/94704894/#94705224
on november 1, a person without a picture but is assumed to be the same person posted “So they took what I told Rick Wilson and added a Russian spy angle to it. They still believe it. Guys, they're truly fucking desperate - there's no remaining Trump scandal that's credible.” https://archive.4plebs.org/pol/thread/95568919/#95571329
on january 10, moments after the story broke and began to gain traction on social media, a person with the same smug grin face, and the same hash title for the picture, stated “I didn't think they'd take it so far.” http://boards.4chan.org/pol/thread/106514445#p106520376
This story has taken on something of a life of it's own. Going through Rick Wilson's twitter, you can find many different stories from the time that he had shown the story to a wide number of anti-trump news sources, trying to find a news organization that would actually publish the story. During that time period, he referred to it often as 'the thing', and often playing coy with followers on the content with the story with anybody who was not also a #Nevertrumper. Unconfirmed sources has people as high up as John McCain giving the story to FBI Director James Comey to attempt to verify the story. Given that Rick Wilson runs in Establishment circles, it is not an impossible scenario that long-serving senators are falling for what amounts to a 4chan troll trump supporter creating an ironic October Surprise out of wholecloth to punk a GOPe pundit who derogatorily referred to them as single men who masturbate to anime.
[update] There we go. He sounds pissed.
"See how amazing I am? Tweets of mine from FOUR years ago are going viral! Can't stop my flow!" https://t.co/uFeSSTKBSi
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 11, 2017
Not only did he piss on a bed, he also had a shit in a lift. pic.twitter.com/Psn4Gh4ELN
— Mr Roger Quimbly (@RogerQuimbly) January 11, 2017
Ritz-Carlton Moscow. pic.twitter.com/yW81QmMhPy
— Michael Yerxa (@mikeyerxa) January 11, 2017
To INAURATE something is to cover it with gold.
— Haggard Hawks (@HaggardHawks) September 7, 2015
Anyway here's the Trump Tower penthouse bathroom. pic.twitter.com/eXJ8EG7qc8
— Brian Barrett (@brbarrett) January 11, 2017
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) January 11, 2017
Wow. This is pretty damning. pic.twitter.com/lckG1l2iFX
— oatmeal cream pie ho (@shanevader) January 11, 2017