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Washington Post Cries Uncle: Stop Using ‘Tainted’ Term ‘Fake News’

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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 08:49 PM
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a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Fake news is easy to spot. Examples:

1) Superstation95
2) Secureteam10
3) Hillary wears colostomy bag under suit/flashlight is diazepam injector
4) Queen Elizabeth is a reptilian.
5) Barack Obama, as a senator, had sex with a random guy who came to town asking a limo driver for someone to show him around.
6) Trump is screwing Ivanka. (I hope it's fake news, I really believe it is not true).
7) Obama signs secret paper to take your guns away.
8) Niburu is ready to show itself (year after year, it's ready!).
9) CNN interviews 'fake' protester who is an employee. (Guy was actually protesting and worked with the anchor at another station a few years before).

Conservatives are now trying to use the term 'Fake News' for most MSM soursces. I have posted real news from CNN or Huff PO or WaPo and even if it was covered by BBC or the AP Wire, I have gotten responses like 'More fake news from X'.

It is just silly. Reporting on polls that later proved unreliable is not fake news.

It should be obvious what fake news is, but conservatives HAVE used the term in the wrong way.







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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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originally posted by: Pyle

originally posted by: butcherguy

originally posted by: Pyle
Great job guys you co-oped a term that perfectly explained something. ATS helped make it completely worthless. Enjoy the continuation a BS news stories only made to get click revenue with no fact behind it. Long live Alex Jones and Macedonian Ad revenue.

MSM outlets like the Washington Post fertilized the ground to grow all of the alternative media out there today.
You know about fertilizer, right?


No dumb people that don't follow up on any claims are why Fake News is so popular. Alternative media is fine as long as they source their information.


Exactly.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 08:53 PM
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originally posted by: eluryh22
a reply to: Tardacus




I thought it was really foolish of the biggest purveyors of fake news to start throwing around the term fake news.


You have to remember the timing of all this.

None of the typical slander was working.

Once it became clear that Trump was going to be the Republican nominee, those on the left used the same old, yet typically successful, playbook.

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Trumps a racist.... crap... that isn't working.

Trumps a sexist.... what? that isn't working either?

Trump has mental issues (and there will be an "intervention")..... dang it! STILL not working?

Hillary damn near passed out after 9/11 function.... so lets say Trump has health issues. WHAT?!?!?! Still not working?

Okay... okay.... lets just call every dissenting opinion/bit of information "Fake News"... yeah, that's it. We'll just call if fake news.

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If you remember when this started, the Left was in very desperate dire straights. I sort of think of those behind the "Fake News" stuff as the Eye at the end of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If you recall, in the movie version, as the eye's structure began to break apart and the eye itself was falling, it wildly swung it's gaze up, down, left and right, DESPERATELY trying to find a way to survive, even if for a few minutes.

From that type of desperation and without time to think it through, the term Fake News was born.




Desperate?

Trump is racist and sexist.

Health issues? No one knows, as his doctor is a paid nut who wrote the bigly healthy letter.

As for mental issues, it is looking that way, though I can't state it as fact.
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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Simply a byproduct of lefties not thinking things thru and preferring to react off emotion.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 08:58 PM
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originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Simply a byproduct of lefties not thinking things thru and preferring to react off emotion.



Obamacare.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:03 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Simply a byproduct of lefties not thinking things thru and preferring to react off emotion.



Obamacare.


That thing that Republicans don't want to repeal so quickly when they have nothing to replace it with? That thing that 22.8 million have and don't want to lose? Ohhh, that emotional reaction thing.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:05 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Simply a byproduct of lefties not thinking things thru and preferring to react off emotion.



Obamacare.


That thing that Republicans don't want to repeal so quickly when they have nothing to replace it with? That thing that 22.8 million have and don't want to lose? Ohhh, that emotional reaction thing.


How come Obama couldn't fix the 30 million without insurance?

How could he allow such a failure.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:11 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: DBCowboy

originally posted by: MysticPearl
a reply to: sad_eyed_lady

Simply a byproduct of lefties not thinking things thru and preferring to react off emotion.



Obamacare.


That thing that Republicans don't want to repeal so quickly when they have nothing to replace it with? That thing that 22.8 million have and don't want to lose? Ohhh, that emotional reaction thing.


How come Obama couldn't fix the 30 million without insurance?

How could he allow such a failure.


States were given the option to expand medicaid, fully paid for to start and about 90% paid for after by the by the Federal government. A lot of Southern Conservative state governments said NO. NO to free medicaid expansion. It would have covered people who couldn't afford Obamacare yet made too much for Medicaid. That is what happened to those people.
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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:14 PM
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Trying to stop a derailment here:

Rep. Dave Brat: ‘We Have Five or Six Plans’ to Replace Obamacare; GOP Leadership Needs to ‘Pick One’


Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) discussed repealing Obamacare with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Monday, as well as alternate plans, including one he recently introduced in the House.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:21 PM
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originally posted by: sad_eyed_lady
Trying to stop a derailment here:

Rep. Dave Brat: ‘We Have Five or Six Plans’ to Replace Obamacare; GOP Leadership Needs to ‘Pick One’


Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) discussed repealing Obamacare with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Monday, as well as alternate plans, including one he recently introduced in the House.



He notes Healthcare Savings Accounts, which have been around since 2003. It is NOT health insurance. He says there are 5 or 6 plans but no one has seen them.


HSA's work best for those who already have cash on hand who can afford to fund the Savings Account portion of the HSA. That means people who have a steady job and/or who can fund their savings account through a payroll deduction. The focus of the ACA was to help those who are unemployed or underemployed.
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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: reldra

That thing democrats had to pass before we could know what was in it.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:24 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Actually most uninsured live in states that have expanded medicaid.

Unless you can show different.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: reldra

That thing democrats had to pass before we could know what was in it.



You know what is in it now. True, I never understood that part, but that time is long passed.
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posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

Actually most uninsured live in states that have expanded medicaid.

Unless you can show different.



That cannot be logically true. Unless they just decided to not take free healthcare.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:41 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

Actually most uninsured live in states that have expanded medicaid.

Unless you can show different.



That cannot be logically true. Unless they just decided to not take free healthcare.


But yet it's true.

Look it up.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:46 PM
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originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: sad_eyed_lady
Trying to stop a derailment here:

Rep. Dave Brat: ‘We Have Five or Six Plans’ to Replace Obamacare; GOP Leadership Needs to ‘Pick One’


Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) discussed repealing Obamacare with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam on Monday, as well as alternate plans, including one he recently introduced in the House.



He notes Healthcare Savings Accounts, which have been around since 2003. It is NOT health insurance. He says there are 5 or 6 plans but no one has seen them.



Trump isn't even in office and they are working on this. I just hope congress doesn't pull a “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:47 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen

originally posted by: reldra

originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

Actually most uninsured live in states that have expanded medicaid.

Unless you can show different.



That cannot be logically true. Unless they just decided to not take free healthcare.


But yet it's true.

Look it up.



CNBC- Uninsured drops below 10% but uninsured mainly in states that did not expand medicaid

Kaiser Foundation- More uninsured in states that did not expand Madicaid

Wallethub- States that expanded Medicaid have lower uninsured rates-2016




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 09:51 PM
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a reply to: reldra

Those stories all show percentages.

Looks like they do a good job of hiding the total numbers in each state.

California alone has more uninsured than many states combined.




posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 10:07 PM
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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: reldra

Those stories all show percentages.

Looks like they do a good job of hiding the total numbers in each state.

California alone has more uninsured than many states combined.



Hiding? I took a couple minutes to look it up.



posted on Jan, 9 2017 @ 10:16 PM
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a reply to: reldra

What are the total number of people uninsured in each state.

Good luck finding.





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