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originally posted by: Indigo5
originally posted by: Ohanka
Presumably fake news refers to CNN, ABC, MSNBC etc. etc.
The precise false equivalence that feeds the popularity of Fake News.
originally posted by: Diisenchanted
a reply to: Indigo5
Wow talk about fuzzy math. According to your cnn she has 232 electoral votes to Trumps 290 plus the 16 they still haven't awarded to him yet makes 306 and that is supposed to be 1% . You are reaching.(badly)
Honesty seems to be an issue with your party.
What would have happened if just 1 out of every 100 voters shifted from Trump to Clinton? That would have produced a net shift of 2 percentage points in Clinton’s direction. And instead of the map you see above, we’d have wound up with this result in the Electoral College instead:
originally posted by: Indigo5
Are we are flirting with an era where truth and facts are "alternative"...
originally posted by: RickinVa
CNN has been proven to be one of the biggest fake news sites there is.
The news that CNN tells is not always the truth.....false news = fake news.
We need to change the political culture. We can start with a restoration of public shame. “People like Colin Powell, Robert Gates, Bill Clinton, Tom Brokaw, George Schultz, and Oprah Winfrey, ideally through some collective effort, should have the goal of recreating in society some sense of shame for distortions, lies, and other efforts to coarsen the culture and discourse.” Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft should get together and find ways to reduce the falsehoods spread over the web.
Traditional media must stop pretending that the partisanship is equal. The public must be properly educated on the meaning and reality of asymmetric polarization. Politician’s lies or distortions about facts should be emphazised in news stories not buried in back pages. Reporters should reveal when a minority party kills a bill by filibuster and not treat a 60 vote hurdle as customary. It is of utmost importance that traditional media clarify the differences in the party platforms.
GINGRICH: The current view is that liberals have a whole set of statistics that theoretically may be right, but it's not where human beings are.
CAMEROTA: But what you're saying is, but hold on Mr. Speaker because you're saying liberals use these numbers, they use this sort of magic math. These are the FBI statistics. They're not a liberal organization. They're a crime-fighting organization.
GINGRICH: No, but what I said is equally true. People feel more threatened.
CAMEROTA: Feel it, yes. They feel it, but the facts don't support it.
GINGRICH: As a political candidate, I'll go with how people feel and I'll let you go with the theoriticians.
There are so many problems with Trump’s equal time demand, it is hard to know where to begin.