Of course, I'd seen the story about the death squad allegedly taking out the "journalist" Khashoggi !!! Read it and knew immediately the whole claim was a giant disinfo smokescreen pile of sensationalized rubbish. Wouldn't touch it with a 100 ft pole. Took time to check multiple stories from other places- Particularly Turkish accounts and nothing of that sort was reported. Nothing.
Zero Hedge ran with it. Of course. When it comes to spreading disinfo as well as the mainstream Zero Hedge is right up there with the best of them. And then to exacerbate there non credibility, in my opinion, Tyler Durden followed up with more non credible excrement
5 eyes main stream and 5 eyes alternative all ran with this unsubstantiated. Unsourced. No context news. As a result of that..... What am I reading today? Comments about the same nonsensical, unsubstantiated and quite frankly absurd story.
Clearly most people didn't miss the spin.
But surely they missed the retraction.
Al-Jazeera distances itself from Khashoggi death claims, blames Reuters
Qatari broadcaster Al-Jazeera has distanced itself froma news item speculating that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered while visiting the Saudi consulate in Turkey.
Al-Jazeera Arabic, which had repeated the Reuters story extensively, has acknowledged the claims to be unverified and instead blamed newswire Reuters for the information.
The Reuters story cited only Turkish sources without naming them or providing any substantial evidence to support Khashoggi's death claims.
"No Turkish media mentioned the Reuters news regarding Khashoggi. The story regarding dismembering and killing Khashoggi was only featured on Reuters and AFP.
Related- not fake, but, well sourced information regarding Khasshogi