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Media spreading fake news, again.

Discussion in 'Politics Forum' started by osubuckeye89, Feb 17, 2017 at 10:09 AM.

  1. osubuckeye89

    osubuckeye89 Well-Known Member

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    so that memo either never existed or was created by AP?
     
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    not sure how you can conclude this is fake news. The linked article states that it was a draft memo that has been circulating around DHS. If so, then this is true.
     
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    Yeah because Sean Spicer is the bastion of truth.
     
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    "Trump weighs" = the thought might have passed his mind while taking the morning dump.

    It's garbage journalism meant to create clicks and rustle jimmies.
     
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    None of the states mentioned admitted knowing about it:

    "Spokespeople for the governors of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, California, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and New Mexico said they were unaware of the proposal, and either declined to comment or said it was premature to discuss whether they would participate. The other three states did not immediately respond to the AP."
     
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    :think:

    Yeah....he's no Hillary. :laugh3:
     
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  8. osubuckeye89

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    This guy hits it on the head

     
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    definitely click bait. I'm sure there were tons of "draft memos" that circulated during the Obama administration that he would never pull the trigger on.
     
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    It's trash journalism period. The headline is also extremely misleading and sensational. Id wager that most people these days are more likely to form a opinion based on a headline rather than reading the actual story contained inside. Which is the main problem. The click bait era is shit.
     
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    I'd agree with that. Article doesn't state what the headliner says it does. This is going to blow up FB and take on a life of its own
     
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    I'll say it's fake news based on the headline.

    As I said, I can't say 100% for sure, but i'd bet that a good amount of people just read the headlines rather than actually looking into the story.

    The MSM has been really bad about sensational headlines lately.
     
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    Ok ... :wtf:

    The article even states:

    WTF is the media doing, here?
     
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    Even if it was true, so what? It's been done before under at least our last 2 presidents. The fact it appears they made it up is pretty funny though.
     
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    If you don't like something you call it fake. Like beets, beets are fake. Or dudes who wear a visor, that shit is fake too
     
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    It's all about the headline, this shit will blow up solely based on the title of the article. Since people don't actually read anymore.
     
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    This White House continues to treat the media as the enemy while ignoring the fact that they have the most porous administration in memory.

    I'm sure this memo is real. I'm sure there are lots of memos that would seem really scary to the outside observer but are little more than internal communication spitballs.

    Of course, if the Administration had a competent press secretary they would have NOT given this story legs and would have instead treated it as a meaningless memo that shouldn't be taken seriously.

    Instead by denying the legitimacy of the memo entirely, they set themselves up to look like liars for no reason. Again.

    But good luck with your war on the media, Sean. It's really helping those approval ratings.
     
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    Yes, it's the admins fault the AP is running with stories they apparently can't verify on an issue that is pretty much in the playbook the past 20 years anyway. How about they ask for verification from the administration and get their official position before publishing so that Spicer doesn't have to tweet a denial in the first place.
     
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    This is clearly the Trump team's practice, though.

    Everything that isn't approved by them is "fake". Media is getting caught up in it by chasing every scrap and crumb that falls off the table, instead of actually focusing on the steak on the plate.
     
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    Ahhh ... so this gives the somewhat 'respectable' AP the 'license' to go ahead and put in print ... why, again?

    There is no doubt the media is out to undermine/politically assassinate this admin. You gonna be in denial about that crappy arm of the Prog Party, too?