FakeNews Ongoing

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 pm

WATCH: CNN 'Randomly' Interviews Woman Who Says Obama Influenced Her To Vote For Gillum. The Woman Is Gillum's Mother.

Nice to see folks on this side of the pond competing with the Brits for length of title award....anyway...
CNN reporter Randi Kaye "randomly" interviewed a woman at an Obama rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Friday, who indicated that the former president has influenced her to vote for Gillum. The woman was Gillum's mother, Francis Gillum.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:18 am

Sometimes it's fake because of omission.
Students spelled out racial slur while performing with school marching band
Students at a Georgia high school will be disciplined this week after spelling out a racial slur while performing with the school marching band.

Bo Ford, principal of Brookwood High School in Snellville near Atlanta, sent a letter to parents over the weekend apologizing for the incident, CBS 46 reported Monday.

Ford said that some of the brass instruments have covers that, when arranged properly, spell out the school’s mascot, “Broncos.”

The covers are not normally worn on the instruments while the musicians are on the field.

A group of students, however, rearranged the letters to spell out a four-letter racial slur during a halftime performance at a Friday football game.

Ford condemned the use of the "hurtful, disrespectful and disappointing” term.

“We are a very inclusive community and we care about all of our students,” Ford wrote. “We are concerned that this situation occurred and are committed to taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

“In addition to reviewing our halftime procedures, we will also be taking disciplinary actions with the students involved,” he continued.

The band director was not on the field when the performance started because it was also the "Senior Night" event, Ford wrote.

Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she doesn’t anticipate any action against the staff.
The slur was "coon".

And what was omitted? Just one little inconsequential fact...
In our interviews, the students-- two of whom are African American, one of whom is Asian, and one of whom is Hispanic -- indicated that this was intended as a joke, one that they thought would be funny.
https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled ... Kcqm8R1DM/

The intent, of course, was to give the impression that the students who did this were white, probably white supremacist good ol' boy bubbas, and of course it's all Trump's fault. And that is in fact the impression that people took from the story, as the comments in The Hill article show.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 am

WildCat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:18 am
Sometimes it's fake because of omission.
. . .
Then there's fake by addition of irrelevant information, like this one:

Woman Calls Cops City on Portland Man’s Parking Job. She’s White. He’s Black.

(The original headline, which wasn't true, said "Woman Calls Cops on Portland Man’s Parking Job. She’s White. He’s Black.")
Remove those last two sentences and you have "Woman Calls Cops on Portland Man’s Parking Job." A non-story. (In fact she called a non-emergency number provided by the city for people to report exactly this sort of thing. The number is not the cops.)
But if you add "She’s White. He’s Black." all of a sudden you have an angry mob of keyboard warriors doxxing her, harassing her employer and family. (Pyrrho posted this first in another thread, but it's also an example of Fake News.)
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Sean Hannity, the right wing editorial shill on FoxNews who is not a journalist or reporter and is never attributed as one, is the focal point of Democrat FakeNews today.

He spoke at the final Trump rally last night. Big whoop. He's been an outspoken Trump supporter forever.

"FOX NEWS CAMPAIGNING FOR TRUMP"

????

Rachel Maddow campaigns for Democrats every single night to an audience much larger than a stadium. Umpteen places are reporting this FakeNews today almost as if the talking points were sent out. So does Steve Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel, the fat english guy, Conan; and they claim to be a journalist as much as Sean does but have larger potential audiences because they are on the public airwaves.

Big nothingburger.

Wait a sec, is it time for Republicans to bring back the Fairness doctrine (unseriously) as a mega troll?

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am



So many white peoples offended on behalf of this Japanese reporter. (Click through to the Huffington Post story for all the angry tweets about this.)

I'm not usually one to defend Trump but my issue with what he said isn't that he "mocked" the reporter. I don't think he did. It's that his answer to the question was full of falsehoods, like claiming that the Japanese put very high taxes on American cars imported to Japan. I'm pretty sure that taxes (import tariffs) are actually zero. It's just that Japanese consumers tend to prefer Japanese cars pretty overwhelmingly. Most of their ideas about American cars were formed decades ago when American cars tended to be UAW-made gas guzzlers that were expensive to maintain and tended to break down a lot. The image kinda stuck, even though American cars are better than they used to be. Japanese cars are seen as a better value, and tariffs have little to nothing to do with it.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:13 pm

'They threw us under the bus at every opportunity': Facebook fact-checkers say its mission to weed out fake news was a PR stunt
* Facebook has been slammed by current and former fact-checkers for using them as "crisis PR" rather than to genuinely combat misinformation.

* Two former employees for the fact-checking site Snopes said Facebook threw fact-checkers under the bus when their work prompted a backlash.

* Some fact-checkers also expressed dismay at the news that Facebook hired the Republican-linked PR firm Definers to smear prominent critic George Soros.

Current and former fact-checkers for Facebook have slammed the company in interviews with The Guardian, saying it cared more about "crisis PR" than actually combatting the spread of fake news.
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The news that Facebook hired PR firm Definers to push narratives discrediting billionaire George Soros, who is the subject of numerous antisemitic conspiracy theories, also gave fact-checkers cause for concern.

"Why should we trust Facebook when it's pushing the same rumors that its own fact checkers are calling fake news?" an anonymous journalist fact-checker told The Guardian.
It seems the folks were hired more to white-wash facebook, than root out 'fake news.'
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Star Der Spiegel reporter Claas Relotius was just caught falsifying stories on a massive scale. Relotius was CNN's 2014 "Journalist of the Year".

Pretty much everything he produced was fake news.

https://www.dw.com/en/der-spiegel-admit ... a-46808277
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:06 pm

Writer touted by CNN as 'Journalist of the Year' forced to resign for fabricating stories
The reporter contributed around 60 articles to Der Spiegel, one of the leading German magazines for investigative reporting. He previously worked for other publications in Europe and won awards such as CNN Journalist of the Year in 2014.

Claas Relotius, a reporter and editor, admitted to fabricating parts of at least 14 stories following the magazine’s internal investigation. The publication said the issue “marks a low point in the 70-year history of Der Spiegel.”
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Somehow that is so fitting....

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:32 pm

The media went full #RESIST last night declaring "ORANGE MAN BAD, WE WILL FACT CHECK HIM!"

After his address, one of the early "corrections" was a CBS one showing that reality was far more morbidly worse than Trump portrayed.

So, CBS deleted it.

It's also the reason why I support a border barrier. Because Human Trafficing is Evil and the rape/murder of women and children is evil.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:40 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:39 am

There have been a couple of articles. I read one over the holidays from a woman interviewed by the fool.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 am

Apparently the movie theater in this town was still showing American Sniper, to a packed theater, two years after it was released.

It's almost like he was trying to see how big of a whopper he could get away with.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Doctor X » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:40 am

I think he simply expected his readers not to question having their stereotypes justified.

I could write an "article" about a town in Germany where people "many people" are turning conservative to "Nazi" in response to the influx of immigrants. I suppose if I go to the right place I can cherry pick interviews, make up things, even people, and unless someone reads my article in English, how will they know? Of course, with the Internet[Tm.--Ed.] people may hear of it back in Germany.

This guy seems to have had a history of making up things that fit the narrative he wants.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:49 pm

Anaxagoras wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:27 am
Apparently the movie theater in this town was still showing American Sniper, to a packed theater, two years after it was released.

It's almost like he was trying to see how big of a whopper he could get away with.
"It's movie night hon, want to go see American Sniper for the 75th time?"

"Of course dear!"
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