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I Give Up. Daily Mail is Using 4Chan as a Source.

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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:02 AM
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Before I crash, I just wanted to leave this here.

Daily Mail is reporting "complete panic at the highest levels of the DNC" over KDC's claims that he can prove Seth Rich was the source of the DNC emails released by WikiLeaks. Their source for this?

Daily Mail - 'Complete panic' at highest levels of DNC over internet hacker Kim Dotcom's claims murdered Democratic aide Seth Rich WAS the source of Wikileaks


An anonymous 4 Chan poster claims that internet hacker Kim Dotcom's allegations that murdered Democratic aide Seth Rich was the source of Wikileaks has sparked 'complete panic' within the DNC.

The nameless individual, who claims to have spent 20 years working in DC, said the latest conspiracy theory, that Rich was killed because he was the source of the DNC leaks, had terrified high ranking officials.


There you have it. The source for this? Somebody posted a not very convincing post on 4chan claiming it was true. That's it. Hell, right in there little bulletpoint rundown at the top, they admit that the poster didn't even proof:


He provided no evidence on 4Chan to the claims, or those he worked in DC


So why the hell are you "reporting" it Daily Mail? Jesus. When used, unnamed sources are vetted by the journalist (or should be) and effectively, the journalist is putting their reputation and credibility on the line. Clearly, using a "source" that is an anonymous 4chan post offering no evidence of anything is not that.

Why would anyone print this? The editorial decision making at Daily Mail is often questionable but this, this is sub-National Enquirer. Is there an anti-Pulitzer?



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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:06 AM
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Ante, it's called The Daily Fail for a reason.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:17 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Not sure why you should give up.

Surely the Daily Heil using 4chan is an improvement on their normal journalistic standards.?


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:18 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

kudos to the daily fail - 4chan is a step up from thier usual " sources "


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:37 AM
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Why?
What's the difference with an anonymous source? Or a Senior anonymous source? Or A senior anonymous official?

At least they they have a source you can look up... Whether you believe it.. ok, thats another story.

Ever tried to look up a WAPO or NYT source?

Good luck !
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 03:46 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

They regularly use Scott C. Waring as a source too , the paper is a rag not taken seriously by anyone other than the mentally deficient.

Daily Fail indeed.


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:02 AM
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Glad you are finally giving up.

I hope you keep your word,


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:18 AM
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So how is this any more worse than some other shady sources some of your threads rely on?... If it´s "a former official source" it´s okay? In the end it´s the same bull# wrapped in another color.

Keep your word.


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:33 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Washington Post is a alphabet agency compromised media outlet and I see it used as a source.

CNN ran a story the other day citing a source that 'thinks like Comey'.

Operation Mockingbird never stopped, it grew bigger and more effective.
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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 04:52 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Wow. I hope they use 4chan for paranormal related articles. 'the true story of the phantom phone' probably would be their greatest piece of investigative journalism.



"So ur with ur honey and yur making out wen the phone rigns. U anser it n vioce is "wut r u doing with my daughter?"
U tell ur girl n she says "my dad is ded" THEN WHO WAS PHONE?


So who was phone Daily Mail? I bet after a thorough five minute investigation I'm guessing that phone isn't a real person but still the Daily mail would pick up the ball and run with it anyway.

How embarrassing.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 05:45 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

4chan is the autistic capitol of the World and its full of genius investigators I would listen to them before the BBC CNN and the usual suspects anyway day of the week.


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:00 AM
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originally posted by: Deny Arrogance
Glad you are finally giving up.

I hope you keep your word,


This is my first post in this arena so please bare with me... This is also my last so pointless looking for a fight as partisan trolls/shills are not worth à silent fart as far as I am personally concerned.

I hope the OP keeps to his/her words and finally disappears off the face of this site that deserves much better... (as well as the other partisan trolls and shills EVERYONE HERE KNOWS THEIR NAMES)) and we can finally rediscover ATS as is defined by ATS.

Thank you

Lags



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:07 AM
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Next up:

As per source of Ms. Cleo.

"The world will be endin soon, don'cha kno!"


theantediluvian, you show such outrage over the silliest things. Almost as bad as your hated "trumpkins" on this one.

I suggest you take a few neat scotch and relax with a nice comedy movie, perhaps a stroll in the park first.

Most of us already knew the MSM, and most all media outlets were seriously impaired already. No surprise here that 4chan is being quoted as a source.

Time to tune out the MSM as a major source, bud.

If you must tho, scan ALL sources, and than form your own opinion. Certainly never base off of just 1 or two, that is the smarter way to go, especially if you go with opposing viewpoints, as painful as that might be for you.

btw, sip the scotch slowly, ice is always a good choice, a cube or two.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:11 AM
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i suspect that the term :

" i give up "

will mean different things to different people [ in the context of this thread ]

and further - anyone that thinks it signals the retirement of the OP is < cencored >



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:19 AM
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a reply to: EartOccupant


What's the difference with an anonymous source? Or a Senior anonymous source? Or A senior anonymous official?


Generally, when a journalist uses the expression "anonymous source" s/he knows who the source is, knows they are reliable, and are keeping their identity secret to protect them. (In fact, journalists have a specific vocabulary to classify their sources, eg; "speaking on background" means that a known official wants the information to be made public, but without specific attribution for policy reasons. This is how we learned that "Curveball" was not reliable.)

When a "user generated" source posts things without any editorial vetting, it is, by definition, unreliable.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:26 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

For my interest, I don't want this issue of his killing to simply get stale and get relegated to an "Unknown Homicide" file. Unfounded leaks have a peculiar way of being the shaded truth. Let us not throw out the baby....

Since Kim has put the spotlight on himself, either bulb will burn out or he'll start sweating bullets in short order.

Wait until the fog clears.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:29 AM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: theantediluvian

They regularly use Scott C. Waring as a source too , the paper is a rag not taken seriously by anyone other than the mentally deficient.

Daily Fail indeed.


As bad as the physical version of the paper is, the online version is just as bad as any other. I'm not sure how many if any do any kind of investigation into half of the sh!te they include in their news feeds.



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 06:38 AM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

How is this any different from when a newspaper reporter would do the same thing 50 years ago. I'm not sure you want to have a law making it a crime to give false information to media outlet. It would probably have bad unintended consequences. Maybe laws already exist for this sort of thing. Disturbing the peace with false information or something.

I'm not sure there's anything you can do for this. Hillary lost the election for a lot of reasons. Some fake news contributed to her loss but her character in general made it very easy for the fake news to stick.

I have said many times I'm socialist liberal but I thought Hillary was a Nixon Republican. I liked Bernie a lot more. So when he lost in the primaries Hillary just did appeal to me that much.

I think people are getting too hung up on who is president anyway. It doesn't really matter that much. We've survived 9/11, GWB and Obama. We will survive Trump and President Pence.


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posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:02 AM
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>>meanwhile @ 4chins
>>we the msm now.

bravo



posted on May, 23 2017 @ 07:19 AM
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a reply to: DJW001

Yup you are right, that is how it is supposed to work.

But in this day and age.. I won't bet on it.




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