“Fake news on a grand scale”

Discussion in 'The Dungeon' started by speeddaddy, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. blkduc

    blkduc no time for jibba jabba

    https://gizmodo.com/abc-news-broadcasts-fake-syria-bombing-video-thats-actu-1839028685

    Um no sir...this is Kentucky. :crackup:

    These people are human scum. This crap is believed by old folks who don't understand how corrupt the media is. I saw a screenshot of it and knew right away it was from a machine gun shoot that several ranges do annually. Look at all the people filming it with their phones. No ABC, this is not a fucking mistake you jerks.
     
  2. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    Between that and the CNN being Pravda expose things are hopefully getting to even the less informed.
     
  3. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Stupid people don't know they are stupid.
     
  4. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Fact checking just completely out the f'ing window these days for sure.


     
  5. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Journalistic Integrity is truly an oxymoron.
     
  6. speeddaddy

    speeddaddy Well-Known Member

    “ that ain’t what’s going on, journalism is dead and gone”
     
  7. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Journalism has never been what people think it was.
     
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  8. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    True, but there was this fantasy image of the journalist as a crusader for truth from the early B&W movies through Woodward & Bernstein. MAy or may not have been deserved, but the current "journalist as the news" is a relatively recent development. Probably goes back to Wolf Blitzer, the SCUD stud.
     
  9. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Eh, there have been celebrity reporters through history. Those owning the publications have always had a slant to what they choose to publish. The only thing new is how many outlets there are and the speed we see the lies.
     
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  10. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner Dungeonesque Crab

    There has always been a slant but they're just
    making shit up now. It isn't slanted left, it's
    totally left.
     
  11. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    They've always made shit up. I think that was the entire reason Ben Franklin started Poor Richards :D
     
  12. TXFZ1

    TXFZ1 Well-Known Member

    I am just realizing this. I heard that it even goes back to Ike, as he claimed some fake news in his day.
     
  13. Mongo

    Mongo Administrator

    Way further than that.
     
  14. tiggen

    tiggen Gringo AF

    Yep. It got us Puerto Rico and sent Spain into an existential crisis.
     
  15. ahrma_581

    ahrma_581 Well-Known Member

    Believe the Jeffersonian press claimed John Adams was a hermaphrodite.

    OTOH, I don't think the pro-Adams press used 'conspiracy theorists' as a counter argument. Difference between then and now.
     
  16. Fonda Dix

    Fonda Dix Well-Known Member

    Fake news is nothing new.

    The oldest example I have seen was a case of a missing child, blamed on Jews in Italy, in 1475. This little gem caused the entire Jewish community of Trent, Italy to be arrested and tortured.
     
  17. R Acree

    R Acree WTF

    Are we counting fake news before the printing press was invented?
     
  18. pickled egg

    pickled egg Who lives in an air bubble under the sea?

    You mean like the Jew trotting across bodies of water and rising from the dead? :Poke:
     
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  19. sheepofblue

    sheepofblue Well-Known Member

    You don't believe he was Jewish?
     
  20. pickled egg

    pickled egg Who lives in an air bubble under the sea?

    I wasn’t there for the bris.
     

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