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Yeah man. I'm responding. I can only type so fast and I'm responding to more than just you.
Relax. I'll get there.
How do you know they didn't investigate them???
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
Again, I am basing my position on the information they are providing me through their reporting.
I don't see or hear any of these news outlets anywhere talking about police investigations or identifying suspects. No mention even, of any kind of investigation.
They're just doing this because they know that TV news is slowly going the way of the dinosaur.
originally posted by: desert
a reply to: BuzzyWigs
The far left fringe can buy into conspiratorial, biased, fake news also, but they were never given political power through the democratic Party. (In fact far left conspiratorial extremists are not allowed to run as Democrats.) The Republican Party never shed themselves of their far right fringe, who formed and joined the John Birch Society in the 1950s (which the senior Koch helped at the founding).
There was no political power or money behind the far left fringe, as there came to be with the Koch funded fringe, which rose to Rep Party prominence as conservatives to their left were RINOed out since the 1990s, leaving the true believers claiming the title "conservative".
Here is a tiny part of an interview with Claire Conner, who speaks out about her JBS parents and growing up in the JBS
They just didn’t care about the actual facts?
Well, they just assumed there were no facts. It wasn’t like they investigated it. They said, “No, that can’t be, and I don’t want to hear another word about it.” It’s a very strange way of looking at the world, because my parents, as well read as they were, they read only books that were on the approved list. And it’s probably a very good lesson for all of us: You can’t just read what you already agree with. You can’t, and we shouldn’t. But it is certainly more comfortable.
The Tea Party, the John Birch Society, and the Fear of “Mob Rule”: An Interview with Claire Conner
The GOP was warned by its prominent members in the 1960s not to let their fringe take power. Too bad the party didn't listen.
originally posted by: LifeMode
Hillary broke OPSEC laws. Anyone who has dealt with sensitive information is well aware of it. It does not matter if a contributor to her campaign with no grandkids and who does not play golf agrees with it or not. Hillary broke the law. Says so in the NDA she forgot she signed with a witness present who is now blacked out on the form.
People were pissed. Go talk to ANYONE in the military and they will say the same thing. She broke OPSEC laws. Whatever Comey or Lynch said is irrelevant when it comes to voting. People generally know she is a criminal. Those in the know absolutely know it.
It is one of the main reasons she lost. She broke the law then lied, then Comey and Lynch tried to sell the public a broken pencil with no eraser.
General public finally had enough. They used the only power they had; their vote.
So yeah. This is actually really real news......
A lot of fake and misleading news stories were shared across social media during the election. One that got a lot of traffic had this headline: "FBI Agent Suspected In Hillary Email Leaks Found Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide." The story is completely false, but it was shared on Facebook over half a million times. We wondered who was behind that story and why it was written. It appeared on a site that had the look and feel of a local newspaper. Denverguardian.com even had the local weather. But it had only one news story — the fake one. We tried to look up who owned it and hit a wall. The site was registered anonymously.
So we brought in some professional help. By day, John Jansen is head of engineering at Master-McNeil Inc., a tech company in Berkeley, Calif. In the interest of real news he helped us track down the owner of Denverguardian.com. Jansen started by looking at the site's history. "Commonly that's called scraping or crawling websites," he says. Jansen is kind of like an archaeologist. He says that nothing you do on the Web disappears — it just gets buried — like a fossil. But if you do some digging you'll find those fossils and learn a lot of history.
On a warm, sunny afternoon I set out with a producer for a suburb of Los Angeles. Coler lived in a middle-class neighborhood of pastel-colored one-story beach bungalows. His home had an unwatered lawn — probably the result of California's ongoing drought. There was a black minivan in the driveway and a large prominent American flag. We rang the front doorbell and a man answered, his face obscured by a heavy mesh steel screen. I asked for Jestin Coler. The man indicated that's who he was. But when I asked about Disinfomedia, he said, "I don't know what to tell you guys. Have a good day." But a couple of hours later he had a change of heart. He sent us an email and we set up an interview.
Sounds pretty real to me.
Coler is a soft-spoken 40-year-old with a wife and two kids. He says he got into fake news around 2013 to highlight the extremism of the white nationalist alt-right. "The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly or fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction," Coler says. He was amazed at how quickly fake news could spread and how easily people believe it.
Am I being played? Maybe. But no more than any of us are, and probably a great deal less. Because critical thinking is critical. And Occam's Razor.
originally posted by: samerulesapply
Seems entertainment and the opinions of various celebrities and public figures is important to some folks.