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Real Example of "Fake News", that I think most can agree with

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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 10:44 AM
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To me, "Fake News" isn't only what's being covered by the MSM, but what isn't being covered.

Remember when America found out that Congress paid 17 million in sexual assault claims. How quickly did that story get dropped from the news?

compare it to:

Stormy Daniels, who said she had consensual sex with the President, is always in the news.

One is news, one helps you form an educated opinion on who you vote for. The other one is gossip. interesting(maybe interesting AF to some) but not news.




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 10:48 AM
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a reply to: SocratesJohnson

Isn't trump someone you vote for too?
I'm not seeing the distinction here.


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posted on May, 2 2018 @ 10:50 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: SocratesJohnson

Isn't trump someone you vote for too?
I'm not seeing the distinction here.


Trump didn't spend 130,000 of our tax dollars to pay her off.

Congress did.

In fact, i'd hazard a guess that the reason we saw the legislative branch spring into action to begin with is all about burying the slush fund story by pointing at a more favorable boogey man: Hillary and her deep state.

Its yielding some returns (look at how dirty the FBI has been found to be), but in the end its ignoring the bigger problem: that we elect a bunch of rapists and perverts who pay off their victims using OUR tax dollars.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:02 AM
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a reply to: SocratesJohnson

Here's another real example of fake news we can all agree on: the mainstream media praising Kim Jong Un during the Olympics. After the debacle of praising Hitler and Stalin, the media should have learned their lessons but nope they fell for his charms.




The New York Times, The Washington Post and ABC News, among others, have faced backlash for articles that borrowed comparisons of Kim Yo Jong and Ivanka Trump from South Korean media, and for using cheery descriptions of North Korean spectators’ “synchronized chants” at sporting events.


www.politico.com...
edit on 5/2/2018 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Trump was a private citizen who had consensual sex(per Stormy). If anyone reading this really thought Trump was monogamous, I got a bridge in Brooklyn you might want to buy, I will sell it to you cheap.

Trump's sex life is similar to the one JFK had, or MLK(but MLK probably had more hookers)



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

Look from a few steps back.

The CIA seems to exert quite a bit of control over the programming run on the news. Maybe not "department of propaganda" control...but there is some control there.

I'd posit that this NK deal has been planned, and our first glimpse of this was the olympics. The writing was on the wall at that point.

Its like watching wrestling. Hulk Hogan isn't wearing black anymore. He's back in his red tank top and encouraging kids to eat their vitamins again.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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Remember when America found out that Congress paid 17 million in sexual assault claims. How quickly did that story get dropped from the news?


You would think CNN and fox news would be all over this, but their not.

I think in cnn's case it's because they think what is going on with the president is more important or will at least get them more clicks.

Foxs is probably ignoring it because the republicans control the congress and they don't want to cause any negative press for their team. You can bet if the dems controlled the congress fox would be screaming about this every day.

Both those media outlets are disgusting for keeping quit about it.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:06 AM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
To me, "Fake News" isn't only what's being covered by the MSM, but what isn't being covered.

Remember when America found out that Congress paid 17 million in sexual assault claims. How quickly did that story get dropped from the news?

compare it to:

Stormy Daniels, who said she had consensual sex with the President, is always in the news.

One is news, one helps you form an educated opinion on who you vote for. The other one is gossip. interesting(maybe interesting AF to some) but not news.



Great attempt! I can see a couple already who don’t get it, and I’m sure there will be many more since they can’t escape their leftist bubble, even in the interest of the Country. I am quite sure there were perpetrators on both sides of the aisle that the $17 million (MILLION) covered. You’d think they would all want to know!



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:07 AM
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Trumps sex life fails in comparison to a sitting president named Bill Clinton.

That's why the whole Stormy bull snip is fake news.

It's propaganda designed to do one thing.

Create hatred against Trump just like the left did to GW to elect Obama.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:09 AM
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As an aside, and as a true Independent, it will sure be nice if I can ever discuss with folks why I should vote for somebody instead of why I shouldn't. Trust me, not holding my breath...



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

The UK seems to be making a move addressing "fake news" that the US may try if they haven't already been doing it for years .

If you’re a reporter or a computer geek, then Gavin Williamson wants you to help him in the war on fake news. The UK defense secretary issued to a call to arms to tech and communications experts to fight the cyber propaganda war.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: SocratesJohnson

Isn't trump someone you vote for too?
I'm not seeing the distinction here.


Oh, Silly, why do you try so hard?

I feel embarrassed for you.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:14 AM
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originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
To me, "Fake News" isn't only what's being covered by the MSM, but what isn't being covered.

Remember when America found out that Congress paid 17 million in sexual assault claims. How quickly did that story get dropped from the news?

compare it to:

Stormy Daniels, who said she had consensual sex with the President, is always in the news.

One is news, one helps you form an educated opinion on who you vote for. The other one is gossip. interesting(maybe interesting AF to some) but not news.



That's not an example of fake news. It's selective reporting.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:18 AM
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The sad thing, you probably believe that, sigh.... a reply to: neo96



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 11:32 AM
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but what isn't being covered.


So, so, very true! The "selectivity" of coverage amounts to both soft censorship and agenda-pushing. The MSM is quite intent to "stay-on-point" by rehashing the same thing repetitively, squeezing out consideration of other issues and/or news events that might detract from their agenda. Furthermore, their "censoring" of certain types of news events is done to prevent coverage of any event that might counter their chosen narrative. Thus for example, there's endless coverage of Cop-on-Black shootings, but rarely any mention of Cop-on-White shooting; there's endless coverage of "Whites behaving badly", shootings, etc, but no mention whatsoever of "Homeowner Stops Intruder with firearm".

Then of course, they're very careful to lightly parse through international news; presenting as little of it as possible and only from the framework that supports their talking-points.

This type treatment is why I've always railed against the MSM "Information curtain", now becoming a "Digital Curtain" that they have drawn around the US, carefully screening news from outside sources/jurisdictions. Very similar in many ways to the old USSR "Iron" curtain.

Oddly enough, in many ways, this treatment by the MSM has rendered both politics and themselves near irrelevant.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:15 PM
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a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Ah I see, so never mind the fact that Trump is a sexual abuser (of multiple accounts), cheated on wives, screwed a porn star, tried to buy her off and all the other morally corrupt things (& this is just in Trumps mess of a sexual arena) that the conservatives of yesteryear would have considered an absolute trainwreck of a human.

Let's throw all that out the window, legitimize that kind of behavior (and defend it to no end), basically give the finger to the women of this country, and look right past the irreversible damage that you've done to the word 'conservative'. That's all ok cause he didn't 'directly' pay? We really are in bizarro world.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:21 PM
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How about CNN's "hands up, don't shoot" incident?




posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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a reply to: okrian

Cheating on wives and screwing porn stars may be despicable but you really do a disservice to actual abuse victims when you call him an abuser. Everything he has done (as far as we know) was consensual, even the pu##y grabbing ("They let you do it" was his exact quote). As far as who paid for what, I couldn't care less as long as it's not my money, which is what the OP is about.



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:35 PM
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originally posted by: okrian
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan

Ah I see,


I really doubt it....but lets read on....


so never mind the fact that Trump is a sexual abuser (of multiple accounts), cheated on wives, screwed a porn star, tried to buy her off and all the other morally corrupt things (& this is just in Trumps mess of a sexual arena) that the conservatives of yesteryear would have considered an absolute trainwreck of a human.


Why do I care about conservatives, be they yesteryear or today?

But as evidenced by this statement, you don't see anything. You counter claims of legal malfeasance with moral gossiping. Do you know the difference between legality and morality?



Let's throw all that out the window, legitimize that kind of behavior (and defend it to no end), basically give the finger to the women of this country, and look right past the irreversible damage that you've done to the word 'conservative'. That's all ok cause he didn't 'directly' pay? We really are in bizarro world.


Ill save the moral handwringing for people who like to waste time doing things that have no bearing on the real world. For me, im more concerned with the illegality being discussed as it regards the slush fund.

Out of curiousity....what "irreversible damage" have I don't to the word "conservative", and how did I manage to do this?



posted on May, 2 2018 @ 12:49 PM
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originally posted by: introvert

originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
To me, "Fake News" isn't only what's being covered by the MSM, but what isn't being covered.

Remember when America found out that Congress paid 17 million in sexual assault claims. How quickly did that story get dropped from the news?

compare it to:

Stormy Daniels, who said she had consensual sex with the President, is always in the news.

One is news, one helps you form an educated opinion on who you vote for. The other one is gossip. interesting(maybe interesting AF to some) but not news.



That's not an example of fake news. It's selective reporting.


So s justified because it favors Leftists. Got it.



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