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  • Let's keep track of that "fake news" here.

    You know, that stuff that the media has been wailing about lately.
    Turns out that the Media is who has been purveying it all along.
    Here is a partial list, anyone that would like to add to it is welcome-

    – The fake news that the rebels in Syria were “moderates” who did not have jihadist sympathies and should be supported led to the destruction of Syria, Libya and the rise of ISIS.

    – The fake news narrative that the media was balanced in its coverage of the presidential election was completely obliterated when Wikileaks emails revealed that countless mainstream media reporters were in bed with the Clinton campaign, feeding them debate questions beforehand and conspiring with Hillary’s staff to portray her in a positive light.

    – The fake news that George Zimmerman was obsessed with Trayvon Martin’s race before the altercation that led to Martin’s death was accomplished by means of NBC deceptively editing an audio tape. This incident stoked racial tensions across the country and laid the groundwork for the violent ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement that was to follow.

    – The fake news that produced the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative, which was proven to be completely fraudulent, led to riots, violent attacks and looting in Ferguson, Missouri, as well as numerous other U.S. cities. Even after the rioting began, the mainstream media continued to legitimize the unrest. Fake news outlets continued to parrot the “hands up, don’t shoot” narrative even after it was proven false.
    – The fake news that saw innumerable people accused of rape at college campuses across America, claims that were proven wrong, ruined people’s lives and perpetuated the myth (fake news) that one in five women are raped on college campuses.

    – The fake news that George W. Bush served dishonorably during his time in the Air National Guard was broadcast by CBS News with the aid of fake documents. In circulating this fake news, CBS tried to influence the 2004 presidential election but only ended up crucifying their own credibility, leading to Dan Rather’s resignation six months later.

    – The fake news that NBC anchor Brian Williams faced enemy fire while helicoptering into Iraq in 2003 was exposed when soldiers who were aboard the helicopter blew the whistle on his lies. Despite admittedly putting out fake news, Williams still has a career in broadcast journalism.

    – The fake news narrative that Donald Trump somehow represents the next coming of Hitler has provoked a hysterical anti-Trump hate crime wave across America, with people and property being attacked on a routine basis. The same hysterical fake news narrative was also responsible for violence and riots at Trump events throughout the campaign cycle, as well as assassination attempts on Trump’s life.

    – The fake news that Donald Trump had no chance whatsoever of winning the presidential election was proudly pushed by countless mainstream media outlets, with the Huffington Post even predicting that Hillary Clinton had a 98% chance of winning the presidency. When this fake news narrative was completely demolished on November 8, it swept away trust in political polling and the mainstream media to an even greater degree, prompting the backlash that you now see with the corporate press calling everyone else “fake news” when they are the real fake news.
    The offenders;

    – The New York Times
    – The Washington Post
    – CNN
    – NBC News
    – MSNBC
    – CBS News
    – ABC News
    – Salon.com
    – The Huffington Post
    – Rolling Stone
    – BBC News
    – Sky News
    – Financial Times
    – Politico
    – New York Daily News
    – L.A. Times
    – USA Today
    – US News & World Report
    – CBC
    – Gawker
    – Newsweek
    – Time
    – Business Insider
    – Daily Beast
    – VICE
    – Yahoo News
    – Daily Kos
    – Young Turks
    – Slate
    – NPR
    – PBS
    – Raw Story
    – New Yorker
    – Buzzfeed
    "Why is the Rum gone?"

    -Captain Jack

  • #2
    You missed the Guardian, which has transmorphed from a nominally left-wing paper into a neo-liberal ragsheet.

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    • #3
      That's why they want the guns taken away from their political opponents because they are finding they cannot wield their pens in a way that is more powerful than the gun.
      We hunt the hunters

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      • #4
        Reuters?
        Al (Gore) Jazeera...
        InfoWars...
        The Nation...

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        • #5
          This post is not a fake news story, but an acknowledgment....

          An Australian movie called NEWSFRONT covered this very issue, but about reporting in the 1930s? or 1940s? Ive not seen the film, but I do remember the advertising for it intimating something like...

          "They MADE the news".

          Unfortunately, "Newsfront", which was probably meant to reflect our modern times as much as the period that it was set in, falied to gain much traction with the aussie public.

          But its there...
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          • #6
            Don't forget ABC Australia...the vey day of Trump's election, one of our ex-defense ministers (Kim Beazely) was interviewed, and expressed his concern that...

            "We have to re-examine our entire defense policy in SE Asia"

            Kim was pulling his pud. Trump is on record as stating very clearly that our country, Australia, would be one of the few if olny country that he was aware of where our defense arrangments with the United sattes would remain as they are.

            Funny how we've not heard a word since, for an issue of such supposed National importance!

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            • #7
              Well a lot of hysteria about "fake news" I found a very good take on this on a channel I subscribe to.



              Guy calls himself "progressive" but is pretty critical of most "progressives" - states quite bluntly and I agree this is just another attempt to blame Trumps' win on anything except Hillary Clinton, her campaign team, and indeed the Democratic party as a whole.

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              • #8
                Let's not be shy, people. Fox News is another purveyor of unadulterated BS.

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                • #9
                  It's all fake news ever since it came about harvesting clicks in the internet...at this point there exists an industry which publishes fake news THEN publishes real news to correct those on the other side. Double the clicks and revenue.
                  Wisdom is personal

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
                    You missed the Guardian, which has transmorphed from a nominally left-wing paper into a neo-liberal ragsheet.
                    When was The Grauniad only nominally left-wing?

                    It ranks right up there with Vox, NatGeo and Unscientific Unamerican in the publication of Enviromarxist propaganda. From my observations, The Grauniad was the pathfinder of this genre of fake news...
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                      When was The Grauniad only nominally left-wing?
                      It ranks right up there with Vox, NatGeo and Unscientific Unamerican in the publication of Enviromarxist propaganda. From my observations, The Grauniad was the pathfinder of this genre of fake news...
                      I know it is difficult for someone who believes the anti-industrial agenda of radical environmentalism is somehow equatable with the pro-industrial agenda of Marxism, but the Guardian has only ever been nominally left-wing and has now even dropped that pretence in supporting free-trade, globalisation, regime change and anti-Russian hysteria.

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                      • #12
                        New York City college student Yasmin Seweid who claimed to be the victim of a hate crime by Trump supporters is under arrest and charged with filing a false report.
                        http://heatst.com/life/she-made-it-u...mp-supporters/
                        No doubt, the ALPHABET Lame Stream didn't bother checking it out before declaring the event as real.

                        The ultimate faked news; The claim, it was a typed document. They have yet to prove that a typewriter existed back in 1972 that could type using superscript or that Microsoft Word using Times New Roman was in existence back then in this so called fax.
                        Last edited by SRV Ron; 15 Dec 16, 06:41.
                        “Breaking News,”

                        “Something irrelevant in your life just happened and now we are going to blow it all out of proportion for days to keep you distracted from what's really going on.”

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                        • #13
                          Speaking of fake news...
                          Pro-EU think-tank says Russia and Syria could be orchestrating migrant sex attacks to swing the upcoming German elections
                          Gustav Gressel, from the European Council on Foreign Relations, warned that refugees could carry out orchestrated sex attacks, prompted by Russia
                          He said this would destabilise Angela Merkel ahead of September's election
                          Merkel has already warned about Russian interference
                          http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...elections.html

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Skoblin View Post
                            Do you ever get the impression that fake news generally takes the form of blaming someone or something for events that would have occurred anyway?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by The Doctor View Post
                              Do you ever get the impression that fake news generally takes the form of blaming someone or something for events that would have occurred anyway?
                              It also relies heavily on conditional modal verbs: could..., might..., may..., would...

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