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Old 19th Aug 2018, 15:15
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No media outlet has cornered the market on boneheads. If you want to start that game, here's one of CNN's best:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/don-lemon-black-hole-malaysia-jet

And yet another one:


https://imgur.com/AaKdFsV
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 17:36
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Originally Posted by Davidsa View Post
Re post # 17 Where is the "Tri-Border region of South America" ?

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My guess is that it's this area, Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 19:12
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Originally Posted by bafanguy View Post
No media outlet has cornered the market on boneheads. If you want to start that game, here's one of CNN's best:

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/don-lemon-black-hole-malaysia-jet

And yet another one:


https://imgur.com/AaKdFsV
The difference between the CNN garbage and the Fox garbage is that one is preposterous nonsense whereas the other is downright lies. I just do not understand how they get away with it. Oh yeah, freedom of speech.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 19:21
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The difference between the CNN garbage and the Fox garbage is that one is preposterous nonsense whereas the other is downright lies. I just do not understand how they get away with it. Oh yeah, freedom of speech.
Like the lie that Russia influenced US election by Russian news organisations spending $100k on Twitter and Facebook on news stories V $100 million spend by George Soros on HRC.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 19:31
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Well, you get the 'news' you deserve.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 19:45
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Originally Posted by TURIN View Post
I just do not understand how they get away with it. Oh yeah, freedom of speech.
And your alternative to free speech/press is...?
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 20:11
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It's not a question of free speech, but of dollars and cents. Which translates to ratings, which in turn is best manipulated by pampering to a target audience. Truth, integrity and fairness doesn't even come into the equation.

Just happens to be, that the biggest target audience in the US are being pampered by Fox, and they do it better than anyone - not least by being utterly fact resistant and biased to the ultimate degree.

And in a stroke of marketing genius, and with more sense of irony than anyone would normally subscribe to an American, they came up with the slogan 'Fair and Balanced'.
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 20:18
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Originally Posted by SMT Member View Post
It's not a question of free speech, but of dollars and cents. Which translates to ratings, which in turn is best manipulated by pampering to a target audience. Truth, integrity and fairness doesn't even come into the equation.

Just happens to be, that the biggest target audience in the US are being pampered by Fox, and they do it better than anyone - not least by being utterly fact resistant and biased to the ultimate degree.

And in a stroke of marketing genius, and with more sense of irony than anyone would normally subscribe to an American, they came up with the slogan 'Fair and Balanced'.
ROFL you think MSM is full of Truth, Integrity and Fairness.........................
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Old 19th Aug 2018, 21:08
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10/1 she doesn't write her own material, but certainly does believe it..
There will likely be 3 or 4 dumb and dumbers behind her.
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 11:29
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ROFL you think MSM is full of Truth, Integrity and Fairness.........................
Considering Fox has the largest following in the US, wouldn't they be top of the MSM pile? But, rest assured, I'm under no illusion any of the US network news broadcasters are either truthful, fair or possess integrity in measurable quantities. It's just that Fox does seem to get 'caught' more often than not on their 'opinion pieces'. Here's another member of Fox' 'Tits, teeth and legs' squad who cherised the US victory over 'Communist Japan' in WWII. Yes, you read that right, communist ...

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/worl...-a3913921.html
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 11:47
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Fascist, communist - not much to differentiate between them at times - Mussolini copied most of his techniques from the USSR anyway - which is why there are interminable arguments about whether such ideologies were left or right wing.

As as far as Japan in the 1930/1940s, Shōwa nationalism seemed to incorporate elements of communism, fascism and militarism. Very difficult to pigeon hole it into any European political model.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statis...%C5%8Dwa_Japan
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Old 20th Aug 2018, 15:21
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Don't forget Ann Coulter:
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 00:16
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Sort of how Trump claimed that the MSM was biased and colluding to undermine the legitimacy of his administration.
Boston Globe newspaper responded by colluding with over 300 other newspapers to all publish - on the same day - nearly identical editorials aimed at undermining the legitimacy of the Trump administration.
Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. I guess they must have stopped teaching critical thinking in journalism school...
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 05:02
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Like the lie that Russia influenced US election by Russian news organisations spending $100k on Twitter and Facebook on news stories V $100 million spend by George Soros on HRC.
Didn't someone say that the USA has the best democracy that money can buy?
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 17:02
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".......and that's the way it is."
Cronkite, Walter

".......and that's the truth."
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 17:16
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That chart is absolutely hilarious! Time reports on Trump are found 92% negative. I would say, move all of the elements about 3 boxes to the left, and that would be a close approximation of actual bias. Mother Jones is a 'fair interpretation of news?' Just - wow, clearly developed by a leftist. Even the MSM itself admits that more than 90% of journalists are liberals. I really LOVE seeing AlJazerra in the green 'news' box right dead center. What a eye opening example of how the media sees itself. Slapstick....
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 18:27
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That chart is absolutely hilarious! Time reports on Trump are found 92% negative. I would say, move all of the elements about 3 boxes to the left, and that would be a close approximation of actual bias. Mother Jones is a 'fair interpretation of news?' Just - wow, clearly developed by a leftist. Even the MSM itself admits that more than 90% of journalists are liberals. I really LOVE seeing AlJazerra in the green 'news' box right dead center. What a eye opening example of how the media sees itself. Slapstick....
Care to turn that myopic critical eye on yourself? Let me guess, you have Fox, Brietbart and Infowars top centre and everything else bottom left? 92% of Time reports on Trump are negative? That surely couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that 92% of the words that come out of Trumps mouth are negative perchance, or that his words are 92% lies? You’re not the only one who can throw around unsourced statistics and pass them off as fact.

If you are willing to cast a blind eye to the never ending flood of dishonesty, lies and deceit emanating from the mouth of the President of the United States of America you don’t have the moral credibility to call into question the integrity of the MSM, or anyone else for that matter.
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 19:02
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Oh dear! Americans (and several others too) showing that they have absolutely not the faintest clue what the word "Liberal" really means!!
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Old 21st Aug 2018, 19:09
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Originally Posted by Hempy View Post
Care to turn that myopic critical eye on yourself? Let me guess, you have Fox, Brietbart and Infowars top centre and everything else bottom left? 92% of Time reports on Trump are negative? That surely couldnít have anything to do with the fact that 92% of the words that come out of Trumps mouth are negative perchance, or that his words are 92% lies? Youíre not the only one who can throw around unsourced statistics and pass them off as fact.

If you are willing to cast a blind eye to the never ending flood of dishonesty, lies and deceit emanating from the mouth of the President of the United States of America you donít have the moral credibility to call into question the integrity of the MSM, or anyone else for that matter.
Keep drinkin' the Koolaid. If cnn says it's a lie, then it must be a lie. Because - it was checked by snopes of course! baaahahahhahahhahhahaaa! Enjoy the leftist bubble. Too bad Trump has popped it and it's now deflating around everyone. There is no bottom that the left will not go. I just saw one of those weepy reports of a poor, itinerant Mexican who was arrested by ICE while on his way to the hospital to delivery a baby. Awwwwwwwwww, it was so cute, the way the story neglected to mention the guy has an intl warrant out for his arrest on murder charges. Oops!
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