FakeNews Ongoing

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by ed » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 am

What is this, fakewise?
Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won’t Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/p ... v=top-news

Gushy and nary a mention of the charges against Manafort.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:47 pm

Way back when I interned at IBM Boardman Road Laboratories ( :oldman: ), the lunchroom menu was typed (yes typed) on "IBM internal use only" letterheads. :)
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by gnome » Sat Aug 18, 2018 12:30 am

ed wrote:
Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:42 am
What is this, fakewise?
Meet the Special Counsel Team: So Careful They Won’t Even Disclose Their Shake Shack Orders
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/us/p ... v=top-news

Gushy and nary a mention of the charges against Manafort.
Fluff. It seems devoid of any actual informative content.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by ed » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 am

I probably should have posted this
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=48261
here but it is, IMHO, an egregious example of fake news.
The Times, in an "opinion" piece headline suggests that a number of respected ex-intelligence officials are reccomending mutiny on the part of our armed services.

Ain't so.

BTW, does anyone think that the op-ed pieces in the Times are anything more that outlets for rants by the Times editorial board?
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:51 pm

ed wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:53 am
BTW, does anyone think that the op-ed pieces in the Times are anything more that outlets for rants by the Times editorial board?
Plus rants from various pseudo-intellectual quasi-celebrities who follow the line. 8)
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:47 pm

Change of pace. I'm calling 'fake' on this story.

Someone trying to sell something is claiming it's selling.

Lacy bras for men are now a thing - and you can also buy matching knickers
Daily Mirror (UK)
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Giz » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:21 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Change of pace. I'm calling 'fake' on this story.

Someone trying to sell something is claiming it's selling.

Lacy bras for men are now a thing - and you can also buy matching knickers
Daily Mirror (UK)
From the article:

"A review posted for the turquoise Annabelle bra said: "So sexy, my gf loves me in this and the matching panties"

Uh huh.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:30 pm

Maybe it's only straights who are into this? :notsure:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Grammatron » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:40 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:30 pm
Maybe it's only straights who are into this? :notsure:
Oh yes, everything about this sounds straight

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:44 pm

:lmao:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:35 pm

Fake news gets offended at being called untrustworthy. Holy fuck this is cringeworthy...

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by xouper » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:09 pm

WildCat wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Fake news gets offended at being called untrustworthy. Holy fuck this is cringeworthy...
Wow, Sununu spanked her good. I approve.

This is exactly the kind of bullshit from CNN that ruins their credibility. And then CNN wonders why they have fewer viewers than the Food Network.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:20 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Change of pace. I'm calling 'fake' on this story.

Someone trying to sell something is claiming it's selling.

Lacy bras for men are now a thing - and you can also buy matching knickers
Daily Mirror (UK)
Sounds real enough to me. Ever heard of cross-dressers? Transgender? Drag queens? It may be a small niche and a small minority of men, but these people do exist and probably in large enough numbers to be an "untapped market" just waiting for a clever capitalist to realize it.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Giz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:25 am

I would’ve thought that “untapped” would describe the guys that buy this rather well.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:33 am

I don't doubt the product exists, only the claim that it is becoming fashionable.

It's really sneaky advertising not news.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:36 am

WildCat wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:35 pm
Fake news gets offended at being called untrustworthy. Holy fuck this is cringeworthy...

This one deserves more attention that those bras.

Notice the threatening tone the noozbabe takes? As if to say how dare you sirrah? :lmao:



And for all that, they think if they can only shut up everybody else people will go back to believing them.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:39 am

Quick informal poll:

Who here actually watches CNN on TV, as distinct from short clips of denunciation fodder posted on various websites?

Anyone? :mrgreen:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Giz » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 am

Anyone? Mueller, Mueller?

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:13 am

Giz wrote:
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 am
Anyone? Mueller, Mueller?


Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Witness » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:20 pm

From Vox (https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics ... s-violence), end of article:

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That last sentence is a tad puzzling… :P