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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:53 pm

Russia has a sort of free press (not all state owned but don't be a meanie about the big guy) and this was alleged to have happened in Russia, right?

So technically it's "Russian propaganda" but that phrase calls up the wrong image.

It's more like Fox or somebody staging a publicity stunt, though it happened in Russia.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:57 am

The fact that it's not state-owned doesn't necessarily mean it isn't state-controlled, perhaps indirectly by allies of Putin.

I don't think there's any perfect way to measure "press freedom" but there is something called the Press Freedom Index.

https://rsf.org/en/ranking

According to them, Russia has a bit more press freedom than countries like China, but not a lot. North Korea has the least.
Actually Russia scores a little better than Singapore according to the index.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:23 am

The only point is that bleach incident is very unlikely to have been staged by the Russian government to prove something or other, and very likely was a publicity stunt by a media company to drum up business.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:59 am


The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Doctor X » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:26 pm

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Pyrrho » Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:27 pm

The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO. Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket and reflected the light from Venus.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:07 am

They can take my pizza when they pry it from my cold, dead hands after I die from congestive heart failure!!! :x

Apparently Breitbart is on the case:

War on Choice: UK Government Sets ‘Calorie Cap’ for Pizzas, Burgers… Even Soup
Restaurants and supermarkets have been told to shrink pizzas or remove toppings under “drastic” new government plans to calorie cap thousands of foods sold in the UK.

Draft guidelines unveiled by Public Health England (PHE) would see recommended calorie limits set for regularly consumed items including sandwiches, cooking sauces, pies, soups, and processed meats, the Daily Telegraph reports.

While the limits would not be mandatory under current plans, which are part of a package aimed at reducing childhood obesity, the government has warned it would likely legislate if businesses failed to fall into line, with public health minister Steve Brine declaring the state was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country”.
How dare they take away my choices by making non-binding reccomendations!!! :x


It's probably doomed to failure anyway. If people are still hungry they'll just eat another slice. :notsure:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:32 am

Anaxagoras wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:07 am
They can take my pizza when they pry it from my cold, dead hands after I die from congestive heart failure!!! :x

Apparently Breitbart is on the case:

War on Choice: UK Government Sets ‘Calorie Cap’ for Pizzas, Burgers… Even Soup
Restaurants and supermarkets have been told to shrink pizzas or remove toppings under “drastic” new government plans to calorie cap thousands of foods sold in the UK.

Draft guidelines unveiled by Public Health England (PHE) would see recommended calorie limits set for regularly consumed items including sandwiches, cooking sauces, pies, soups, and processed meats, the Daily Telegraph reports.

While the limits would not be mandatory under current plans, which are part of a package aimed at reducing childhood obesity, the government has warned it would likely legislate if businesses failed to fall into line, with public health minister Steve Brine declaring the state was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country”.
How dare they take away my choices by making non-binding reccomendations!!! :x


It's probably doomed to failure anyway. If people are still hungry they'll just eat another slice. :notsure:
Fixed. Is it really non-binding if they declare they'll make it binding if they don't comply?
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:45 am

WildCat wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:32 am
Fixed. Is it really non-binding if they declare they'll make it binding if they don't comply?
That's not really what he said though. He said the government was “willing to do whatever it takes to keep children healthy and well in this country.” Breitbart read into that that they'll make it mandatory as a next step, but that's not clear.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:49 am

If too many toppings mean they cannot legally call it pizza, then they will call it something else and "Pizza" will still be in the brand name.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:58 am

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:47 pm

Somewhere in there he said n****r. I just know it. :lmao:
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:48 pm

A collection of in/fameous CNN fake news...reports, enjoy the laughs




full disclosure, some of it is a bit over the top IMHO, YMMV...
but hey, this is an attempt at comedy.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:39 pm

Now that the whole stormy Daniels thing has died in a dumpster fire, I'd like to point out once again that Anderson Cooper wasted an episode of 60 Minutes interviewing her.

Let that sink in.

Jeff Cohen of FAIR once pointed out that media bias isn't just the distortions or tone of stories, but also the stories you select to cover.

I will update and extend that to, FakeNews isn't just about lying or distorting the truth, but also in running bullshit stories to begin with.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by gnome » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:07 pm

What news organization wouldn't milk a story with a porn star and a president for all it's worth? No bias necessary except towards money.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Fri Oct 19, 2018 2:40 am

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Very Fake News

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:29 pm

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They gave up and just printed the narrative the DNC sent them on the news ticker.

Backstory: The Beto insurgency is dead, Trump headlines a rally in Texas where they had to keep finding larger venues. Crowd goes nuts. Everyone has a good time. Trump puts the nails in Beto's coffin. Crowd chants "USA USA USA" when Cruz mentions Kavanaugh, signaling that the Kavanaugh defamation attempt likely is making GOP turnout just to spite the media. CNN gets salty that their latest seditious efforts failed.

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:49 pm

Without carrying water for CNN, I would still say the crowd at a Trump rally is perhaps not representative of the entire population. :p
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:30 pm

corplinx wrote:
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:29 pm
... CNN gets salty that their latest seditious efforts failed.
Are you kidding? "The Base" loves it.

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