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Fake News??? (an alternate look)

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posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 02:41 AM
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Waaaaaaayyy back in 1997 there was a wildly popular movie released about two guys who chased down aliens for a living. They worked for secretive agency hidden from the public. The movie, Men in Black, had an interesting byline on "Fake News"...





Kay: [at newsstand] We'll check the hot sheets.

Jay: *These* are the hot sheets?

Kay: Best investigative reporting on the planet. Read the New York Times if you want, they get lucky sometimes.

Jay: I cannot believe you're looking for tips in the supermarket tabloids.

Kay: [front-age article about farmer's stolen skin] Not looking for. Found.

- Men In Black (1997) - Columbia Pictures, et al.






Now the point here is, contrary to Hillary Clinton and her cheering media's allegations, "fake news" has been around for quite a while. So what's the difference now? For as long as I can remember a person could go into the supermarket and pick up a copy of the National Enquirer, or the Sun or any number of others, nothing new there. The headlines of these papers were right there for everyone to see.

"The President's Dirty Secret", or "Aliens Set to Invade", or "The Prince's Gay Lover", or "Hitler Lives!"...crazy, over the top stories.

These stories were presented as fact, just like any other news story. Somehow, people back then were able to distinguish fake from real. Why not now? And why is this "fake news" thing all of a sudden 'news' at all? It's been around for ages. So why now, all of a sudden, has fake news been seized upon by the ultra-left leaning media as the most demonic threat to the human race since the Great Plagues? Why has this cause all of a sudden risen to the forefront of our entire culture?

Why? Because for the first time in history the "establishment" is actually being threatened. The 'establishment' is not unique to the left or the right, they're all in it together, but not everybody. And this is what's different. They're being exposed for the monsters they truly are. That's different. And they're lashing out. The proverbial "curtain" is being progressively pulled back and the men and women at the controls of the fire and lightning are being seen by the public. Sadly though, the fire and lightning they control is real, and the consequences of their exposure is epoch-ending.

They know it...and they don't like it, not one bit...and they're reacting. And thus we have...

"Fake News"
edit on 12/12/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)




posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 03:28 AM
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People have forgotten Dan Rather using fraudulent documents against Bush? Then a recent movie was released to justify the use of fake news and Rathers actions?

Or Benghazi reported as a mob action over a video.

Or the media totally ignoring Omama's use of the IRS to influence an election.

Obama positioning people in Israel to influence their Presidential election.

Or Obama telling Britain they would go to the back of the bus to influence their vote to leave the EU?


The lies and hypocrisy of the DNC? And they think they should have the authority to label what is fake news.

Vary dangerous infringement on free speech.



posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 06:33 AM
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a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

Shhhh....

MIB is no laughing matter around here!

You'd be surprised how every conspiracy under the sun can be explained by those films!

For example, back in the 9/11 No Planer Craze days, they never could explain how the plane parts ended up all over the NYC streets on 9/11, but then one day while arguing with them it finally hit me:

The MIB that carefullyplaced hot burned up jumbo jet parts all over the NYC streets in broad daylight (it really was a nice day that morning) surely must have used the FLASHY THING!



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posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 08:41 AM
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And what's more...

Over the past couple of decades the MSM has become more and more like those same supermarket tabloids such that distinguishing the difference is difficult if not impossible. Whereas before true "journalism" had clear ethical boundaries between where they would go, and who they would pander to; the hallmark of journalism was to avoid "yellow journalism" unless it was branded as such in some Op-Ed space. Now those lines are gone. Anything to make a buck is the order of the day.

The days of reporting the "facts" in the headlines, and keeping the "opinions" in the Op-Ed columns are gone. Sure, the MSM has always had some political 'leanings', but at least they reported facts. Now those leanings are outright, overt, bias and intentional manipulation of the facts for sensationalism and furthering of agenda.

Some blame the Internet for this blurring of the lines between true journalism and tabloid fiction, and perhaps there is some merit in this, but not in the way most of the people making these allegations think. Some argue that the speed and depth of information on the Internet have made it difficult for the media titans to profit with things like newspapers and hardcopy. They would be misguided in this thought. In fact, it is the media titans themselves who have made their lives difficult by lowering their standards to the point where buying one of their publications is no different than buying a supermarket tabloid. The only difference is the sheer weight (in pounds) of the advertisements in their publications.

Now, when something disagrees with the MSM's agenda, it is immediately branded "fake news". However, the MSM themselves are not above publishing the exact same thing when it suits their agenda. They have made themselves homogenous with the supermarket tabloids. And, as a result, they have no more authority to play the "fake news" card than anyone else...including those very same tabloids.


edit on 12/12/2016 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 12 2016 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
Waaaaaaayyy back in 1997 there was a wildly popular movie released about two guys who chased down aliens for a living. They worked for secretive agency hidden from the public. The movie, Men in Black, had an interesting byline on "Fake News"...





Kay: [at newsstand] We'll check the hot sheets.

Jay: *These* are the hot sheets?

Kay: Best investigative reporting on the planet. Read the New York Times if you want, they get lucky sometimes.

Jay: I cannot believe you're looking for tips in the supermarket tabloids.

Kay: [front-age article about farmer's stolen skin] Not looking for. Found.

- Men In Black (1997) - Columbia Pictures, et al.






Now the point here is, contrary to Hillary Clinton and her cheering media's allegations, "fake news" has been around for quite a while. So what's the difference now? For as long as I can remember a person could go into the supermarket and pick up a copy of the National Enquirer, or the Sun or any number of others, nothing new there. The headlines of these papers were right there for everyone to see.

"The President's Dirty Secret", or "Aliens Set to Invade", or "The Prince's Gay Lover", or "Hitler Lives!"...crazy, over the top stories.

These stories were presented as fact, just like any other news story. Somehow, people back then were able to distinguish fake from real. Why not now? And why is this "fake news" thing all of a sudden 'news' at all? It's been around for ages. So why now, all of a sudden, has fake news been seized upon by the ultra-left leaning media as the most demonic threat to the human race since the Great Plagues? Why has this cause all of a sudden risen to the forefront of our entire culture?

Why? Because for the first time in history the "establishment" is actually being threatened. The 'establishment' is not unique to the left or the right, they're all in it together, but not everybody. And this is what's different. They're being exposed for the monsters they truly are. That's different. And they're lashing out. The proverbial "curtain" is being progressively pulled back and the men and women at the controls of the fire and lightning are being seen by the public. Sadly though, the fire and lightning they control is real, and the consequences of their exposure is epoch-ending.

They know it...and they don't like it, not one bit...and they're reacting. And thus we have...

"Fake News"


Haha Dam I remember that line. In the same movie it was opening with them bashing Border Patrol as well as the Men in Black where the real Border Patrol stopping real Illegal Aliens.



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