FakeNews Ongoing

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Skeeve » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:25 pm

WATCH: CNN 'Randomly' Interviews Woman Who Says Obama Influenced Her To Vote For Gillum. The Woman Is Gillum's Mother.

Nice to see folks on this side of the pond competing with the Brits for length of title award....anyway...
CNN reporter Randi Kaye "randomly" interviewed a woman at an Obama rally for Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Friday, who indicated that the former president has influenced her to vote for Gillum. The woman was Gillum's mother, Francis Gillum.
Then Skank Of America could start in...

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by WildCat » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:18 am

Sometimes it's fake because of omission.
Students spelled out racial slur while performing with school marching band
Students at a Georgia high school will be disciplined this week after spelling out a racial slur while performing with the school marching band.

Bo Ford, principal of Brookwood High School in Snellville near Atlanta, sent a letter to parents over the weekend apologizing for the incident, CBS 46 reported Monday.

Ford said that some of the brass instruments have covers that, when arranged properly, spell out the school’s mascot, “Broncos.”

The covers are not normally worn on the instruments while the musicians are on the field.

A group of students, however, rearranged the letters to spell out a four-letter racial slur during a halftime performance at a Friday football game.

Ford condemned the use of the "hurtful, disrespectful and disappointing” term.

“We are a very inclusive community and we care about all of our students,” Ford wrote. “We are concerned that this situation occurred and are committed to taking steps to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

“In addition to reviewing our halftime procedures, we will also be taking disciplinary actions with the students involved,” he continued.

The band director was not on the field when the performance started because it was also the "Senior Night" event, Ford wrote.

Gwinnett County Schools spokeswoman Sloan Roach told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she doesn’t anticipate any action against the staff.
The slur was "coon".

And what was omitted? Just one little inconsequential fact...
In our interviews, the students-- two of whom are African American, one of whom is Asian, and one of whom is Hispanic -- indicated that this was intended as a joke, one that they thought would be funny.
https://www.myajc.com/blog/get-schooled ... Kcqm8R1DM/

The intent, of course, was to give the impression that the students who did this were white, probably white supremacist good ol' boy bubbas, and of course it's all Trump's fault. And that is in fact the impression that people took from the story, as the comments in The Hill article show.
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:02 am

WildCat wrote:
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:18 am
Sometimes it's fake because of omission.
. . .
Then there's fake by addition of irrelevant information, like this one:

Woman Calls Cops City on Portland Man’s Parking Job. She’s White. He’s Black.

(The original headline, which wasn't true, said "Woman Calls Cops on Portland Man’s Parking Job. She’s White. He’s Black.")
Remove those last two sentences and you have "Woman Calls Cops on Portland Man’s Parking Job." A non-story. (In fact she called a non-emergency number provided by the city for people to report exactly this sort of thing. The number is not the cops.)
But if you add "She’s White. He’s Black." all of a sudden you have an angry mob of keyboard warriors doxxing her, harassing her employer and family. (Pyrrho posted this first in another thread, but it's also an example of Fake News.)
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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by corplinx » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:27 pm

Sean Hannity, the right wing editorial shill on FoxNews who is not a journalist or reporter and is never attributed as one, is the focal point of Democrat FakeNews today.

He spoke at the final Trump rally last night. Big whoop. He's been an outspoken Trump supporter forever.

"FOX NEWS CAMPAIGNING FOR TRUMP"

????

Rachel Maddow campaigns for Democrats every single night to an audience much larger than a stadium. Umpteen places are reporting this FakeNews today almost as if the talking points were sent out. So does Steve Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Kimmel, the fat english guy, Conan; and they claim to be a journalist as much as Sean does but have larger potential audiences because they are on the public airwaves.

Big nothingburger.

Wait a sec, is it time for Republicans to bring back the Fairness doctrine (unseriously) as a mega troll?

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Re: FakeNews Ongoing

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:06 am

https://www.reddit.com/r/worldnews/comm ... _i_really/

So many white peoples offended on behalf of this Japanese reporter. (Click through to the Huffington Post story for all the angry tweets about this.)

I'm not usually one to defend Trump but my issue with what he said isn't that he "mocked" the reporter. I don't think he did. It's that his answer to the question was full of falsehoods, like claiming that the Japanese put very high taxes on American cars imported to Japan. I'm pretty sure that taxes (import tariffs) are actually zero. It's just that Japanese consumers tend to prefer Japanese cars pretty overwhelmingly. Most of their ideas about American cars were formed decades ago when American cars tended to be UAW-made gas guzzlers that were expensive to maintain and tended to break down a lot. The image kinda stuck, even though American cars are better than they used to be. Japanese cars are seen as a better value, and tariffs have little to nothing to do with it.
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