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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Hopefully there has not nor will not be another swarm of calls for the internet to clean itself up for the sanctity of the journalist's profession....whose job it is to check on the authority of said story..... *recalls whining of mainstream media that they cannot take yet another shortcut to promote a story by using the internet*
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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    There is a lot of good information on the internet, along with a pile of manure and a lot of irony and satire. One would think that Maddow would have figured that out by now, and check her sources before reporting a story.

    "Sarah Palin led invasion into Egypt?" Why would anyone even have to check out anything so absurd to know it has to be either satire or nonsense?
    Sign of the times sadly. Too many are too willing to believe just about anything. However, we should nto pay too much attention to political entertainers. They don't serve us well for the msot part.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Seriously, there's being duped, and then there's this. How could anyone fall for this? It isn't even possible.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Seriously, there's being duped, and then there's this. How could anyone fall for this? It isn't even possible.
    Equally as retarded was bachmann going with the 200 million dollars a day story that a single unconfirmed source in an Indian newspaper said...

    Didn't see you harping then...

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Equally as retarded was bachmann going with the 200 million dollars a day story that a single unconfirmed source in an Indian newspaper said...

    Didn't see you harping then...
    now now... it was only 190 million a day... lets get our non-facts straight

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Equally as retarded was bachmann going with the 200 million dollars a day story that a single unconfirmed source in an Indian newspaper said...

    Didn't see you harping then...
    Well, Bachmann can say whatever she likes - right or wrong, she's protected as a member of congress from prosecution and is not bound to provide only factual information... that's the press's job and when they screw up, they should be laughed at accordinly. A politician spewing out misinformation is as common as air, grass or water.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    pretty sure if you bother to read the whole thread, you'll see her Twitter retraction was mentioned... as was her lack of a retraction on her actual show.
    Obviously, you didn't watch her show last night.


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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Obviously, you didn't watch her show last night.
    I watch it about as often as you watch Glenn Beck.

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    Oh, you have GOT to be ****ing kidding me PB... THIS is an retraction? :
    http://www.businessinsider.com/rache...k-palin-2011-2

    As promised, Maddow addressed the issue last night. Eventually. What she really did was couch her mea culpa in a long explanation about how politicians and now media figures like to use world events to their own advantage.

    No kidding.

    After a series of clips of George W. Bush and John Boehner and then Glenn Beck raging about the new Caliphate, Christwire finally came in:

    "Props to them for a brilliant piece of satire, shame on us for believing them. But in a world where China taking over New Zealand [cue visual of Glenn Beck] is what passes for real analysis on the situation in Egypt how do we know that's not satire too?

    Translation: Glenn Beck is so crazy, and so successful, how can I, Rachel Maddow, be expected to differentiate between him and false news stories?
    Last edited by Whovian; 02-02-11 at 05:15 PM.

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Well, Bachmann can say whatever she likes - right or wrong, she's protected as a member of congress from prosecution and is not bound to provide only factual information... that's the press's job and when they screw up, they should be laughed at accordinly. A politician spewing out misinformation is as common as air, grass or water.
    Show me where the press are required to tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth so help them god?

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    Re: Rachel Maddow Falls for Fake Story About Conservatives and Sarah Palin

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I watch it about as often as you watch Glenn Beck.

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    Oh, you have GOT to be ****ing kidding me PB... THIS is an retraction? :
    RACHEL MADDOW: How Was I Supposed To Know The Egypt Story Was Fake When There's People Like Glenn Beck Out There
    Did I say it was a retraction? No. Rachel made a mistake, there is no way around that. It was a relatively minor error in the fact it didn't hurt or smear anyone. She made it clear that the story didn't involve Sarah Palin. I noted above that Glenn Beck's The Blaze lied about that, but you have to expect that from almost anything from Glenn Beck.

    What she did last night, was to show how believable the 'fake' story really was. Watch the video and watch John Bolton at about the 2:00 minute mark you'll see why.


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