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Thread: Fake News/Media Syndrome

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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Fox
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    Town Hall -- who gives a crap? Just an example of a run-of-the-mill right-wing propaganda site
    Possible erroneous reporting for sure, but I would like a link to those publications and their reporting. While they certainly do raise some questions and I am not saying I think they are wrong, none of the links you have posted are conclusive that any of them were intentionally engaging in fake news. I am always leery of biased reporting about what somebody reported which is in part the topic of this thread. Sometimes they get it right. Sometimes they don't.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    The attacks the the right uses against the MSM are misleading and blown way out of proportion. They should look at themselves first before acting all high and mighty. I'll admit I don't like how the left has handled sexual assault cases in the past, but the right doesn't do it any better!
    You could definitely be right about that, but again I ask you for a specific example or examples IN CONTEXT that would support your argument. I am trying to be pretty meticulous in backing up mine.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    You could definitely be right about that, but again I ask you for a specific example or examples IN CONTEXT that would support your argument. I am trying to be pretty meticulous in backing up mine.
    Easy you guys are freaking out about the left and how they chose not to talk about sexual assault until right now but yet you support candidates who do the same thing and worse! Republicans are still largely ignoring the issue unless another Democrat goes down.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Maybe you have a serious example of fake news or inaccurate reporting? Surely one lighthearted moment in a newscast does not constitute objectionable reporting. Fox is after all a 24/7 news station and they do break from the serious stuff now and then as ALL such news organizations do.
    Great googily moogily. Your thread is obviously a means to defend against what you know to be true. But there is just no escaping the truth....

    A new study shows that viewers who get their news from Fox News are the most misinformed in the country.

    World Public Opinion, a project managed by the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, conducted a survey of American voters that shows that Fox News viewers are significantly more misinformed than consumers of news from other sources. What’s more, the study shows that greater exposure to Fox News increases misinformation.
    It's not exactly a revelation that Fox News viewers are spectacularly ill informed about current events compared to people who watch other networks. But according to a recent report, the Fox audience knows less even than folks who don't watch any news at all.
    Yet another study has been released proving that watching Fox News is detrimental to your intelligence.
    According to a new study by Farleigh Dickinson University, Fox viewers are the least knowledgeable audience of any outlet, and they know even less about politics and current events than people who watch no news at all.
    There are actual documentaries on news bias and Fox is the favorite subject in each.

    The fact that people on the right are so fond of tossing out "fake news" at every turn unless it comes out of Fox should tell you something. The fact that Trump only wants you to learn about the world through his moronic Tweets should tell you something. Trump needs the faithful to believe in the idea of "fake news" because it allows him to de-legitimize whatever he wants to at a whim, while applauding aspects of the media he likes. Looking for the occasional errors and goofs in reporting from other outlets to legitimize the fantasy of "fake news" does not and will never excuse the rampant, very obvious, and thorough propaganda machine that FOX News passes off as journalism.

    Conduct your own study. The next time you receive a report from a Fox anchor, notice the obvious body language and whimsical dismissals that help you achieve the opinion of their choice. Notice the obnoxious red, white, and blue colors that invoke your sense of patriotism. Notice the ridiculously busy ticker tape parade that goes on all around the screen to invoke a sense of "business." And why is almost everything a dramatic "breaking news" event?

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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    The attacks the the right uses against the MSM are misleading and blown way out of proportion. They should look at themselves first before acting all high and mighty. I'll admit I don't like how the left has handled sexual assault cases in the past, but the right doesn't do it any better!
    You have already stated that several times. I get what your opinion of it is without any question. All I am asking for is that you give us one or two actual examples from the sources themselves presented IN CONTEXT to back up your opinion. Otherwise, it is pretty safe to believe that it is only your opinion based on personal bias/prejudices.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    Easy you guys are freaking out about the left and how they chose not to talk about sexual assault until right now but yet you support candidates who do the same thing and worse! Republicans are still largely ignoring the issue unless another Democrat goes down.
    Give me some examples in context please. The topic is media bias/dishonesty/misinformation.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    Give me some examples in context please. The topic is media bias/dishonesty/misinformation.
    That is an example.
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    That is an example.

    No. You stated your opinion. That is NOT an example of media bias/dishonesty/errancy.

    Here is an example undergirding the thesis of the OP.

    Note CNN made the same mistake ABC did but at least they did publicly retract the error.

    CNN Botches Major Donald Trump Jr. 'Bomb | The Daily Caller
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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Seth Rich, Pizzagate, Benghazi, etc,

    The right has some nerve talking about fake news, when they're kings of it.

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    Re: Fake News/Media Syndrome

    Quote Originally Posted by AlbqOwl View Post
    I hope it is possible at DP to have a serious, civil discussion re the serious business of media coverage that is:

    1. Biased to the point of dishonesty
    2. Erroneous to the point of incompetence
    3. Fake news in that it is information created or repeated or represented in a way that is deliberately false.

    Based on posts and people recruited to be talking heads on television, it seems obvious some think this syndrome doesn't exist at all or it is purely an invention of Fox News. Others are diligently pointing out that it does exist and is mean, cruel, hateful, and detrimental to us as a society whether in the mainstream media, on the internet, or on social media.

    So what do you think? This is the thread to express your opinions and impressions and also to post examples of fake/erroneous/misrepresented news that you run across and/or examples of news labeled 'fake' that turned out to be true.
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