Guess Who's Spreading FAKE NEWS?!


mentalfloss
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Danbones Alert!
Danbones Alert!


Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that ‘isn’t going to give us a fair shake’

Tom Blackwell
May 3, 2018 7:10 AM EDT
A microphone-toting reporter stands by the side of the road, her hair whipped by the wind, as if breathlessly reporting breaking news. Clips show Doug Ford addressing the media at a press event. There are interviews with “ordinary citizens” at an auto body shop and a pub, shots of concerned voters at a town hall-style meeting.

The report on the Ontario Conservative Leader’s electricity-rates announcement this week looked and felt like an actual TV-news item.

But the video was not produced by a television station or working journalists.

It was one of several generated in recent days by the Ford campaign itself, a seemingly unprecedented way to showcase his message before the June 7 election — and compete with real news coverage that tends not to be so glowingly positive.

Playing the part of the reporter in all of the videos Lyndsey Vanstone, Ford’s executive assistant and, until recently, his press secretary.

The simulated news items, posted on Facebook, have been viewed as many as 732,000 times each, and generated hundreds of shares.

“I think this is a first, or at least a first in Canada,” said Brett James, partner with the Sussex Strategy Group and a veteran Conservative consultant. “Part of me thinks, ‘Wow, what took people so long?’ … I think it’s an effective format.”

Behind it all is a Ford campaign manager with both partisan and television experience. Kory Teneyke was a press secretary to ex-Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and head of the now-defunct conservative Sun TV network.

Doug Ford creates simulated news to counter media that
 
Jinentonix
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Awwww s'matter Flossy, don't like the competition?
 
mentalfloss
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Competition for what?
 
Hoid
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Alternate facts abound
 
mentalfloss
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You know a nerve has been struck when they avoid threads like these like the plague.
 
Danbones
Free Thinker
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Speaking of hitting a nerve, did you hit your tongue with a hammer again?
 
mentalfloss
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Danbones!

I knew you'd like the fake news!
 
DaSleeper
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#8  Top Rated Post
how much did you pay Waldo to back you up??
 
Danbones
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(LOL, They weren't magic beans, heh heh, they were just jube jubes )

I wouldn't be surprised after the way Brown got trashed...I think his fakenews lawsuit will bury at least one TV nutwerks. As I said before, there are some people who are very concerned by the UNfactual reporting that occurred there and who paid for it...
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Danbones!

I knew you'd like the fake news!

All the con bots love fake news.

 
Murphy
Conservative
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You really should see a psychiatrist, Cliffy. . Go voluntarily, before someone talks to the health authorities about you.
 
DaSleeper
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His obsession with posting facebook memes is a sing of full blown OCD
He must have forgotten his Zoloft again or should up his dose......
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Competition for what?

The Fakies, of course. I mean what with your selectively edited cut and pastes and intentionally misleading thread titles, what else could I have meant.
 
petros
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Who is stupid enough to believe the news is 30 seconds long and stuffed between Nissan Rogue and Tide commercials?
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Hoid View Post

Alternate facts abound

Alternative facts is an oxymoron. It is either a fact or a lie. There is no in between. Lefty's lie a lot.

Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Who is stupid enough to believe the news is 30 seconds long and stuffed between Nissan Rogue and Tide commercials?

People that read Tyee news.
 
Dixie Cup
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It's hardly fake news. He is using a format that will ensure his msg gets through since the msm won't. There's nothing fake about it so the headline here is itself "fake".


In case you don't know MF fake news is false news, not that you would know the difference.
 
Blackleaf
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Arsenal have been relegated and Bolton Wanderers will be promoted if they beat Nottingham Forest tomorrow.
 
Jinentonix
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If you can't tell the difference between a slick 30 second political ad and an actual news story, you probably shouldn't vote.
Oh and uh flossy? Since you hate fake news so much, I do hope you plan on apologizing for all the fake news reports about the so-called Trump/Russian collusion that you posted. Of course anyone who doesn't have a fridge temp IQ and doesn't suffer from Trump Derangement Syndrome knew it was a load of shit from day 1.
Notice how quickly the whole Russian thing fell by the wayside once this Stormy Daniels stuff came to light. This is the "sword" the democrats think will fell Trump. I don't know about anyone else but of the two, colluding with the Russians would be the killer, not the fact he bunted some porn star who was paid off to keep quiet about it.

Two: the fact that the Russian thing is now part of a lawsuit says to me they have zero concrete criminal evidence of this alleged collusion so they're taking a crack at civil court where circumstantial evidence is acceptable evidence.

But yeah, keep pushing fake news there buddy while you laughingly whine about the scourge of fake news.
 
petros
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He is one confused puppy.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Simulated news reports is a common campaign ad strategy. Used by all parties at one point or another. Usually used to focus on what you are doing not 'how bad is the other guy' strategy.
 
mentalfloss
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Wynne is Right: Doug Ford is Our Donald Trump
 
Blackleaf
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Come on, you Wanderers! 1-0 now against Nottingham Forest.

Feck. 1-1.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

Wynne is Right: Doug Ford is Our Donald Trump

You pretty much believe anything the Wynned Bag tells ya, don't you. Aren't you sick of being lied to Flossy? I mean c'mon dude, they even make you look like an asshole when post theirreports on the budget and then the Auditor General comes along and says "Nuh uh, the deficit has been understated by as much as 75%".

And for the first time ever since I've lived in Ontario, we got a medical bill for our son who was run over by a hit and run texting driver the other month. Didn't the Wynned Bag call it a "world class health care system"? Really? I must have missed the announcement where they quit covering special needs people when they get run down by a hit and run driver. Well, that's not entirely true, the did cover $91 of the $1600 we are being charged. Mind you, this is the same "world class health care system" that has doctors working for OHIP who consider closing an open wound to be a "cosmetic" procedure.
 
Danbones
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Special needs children are a guaranteed income for the industry...and people wonder what might be causing so many of them.

Funny about that study recently that shows autism rates reflect the vaccine rates province to province in canada.
https://www.drzimmermann.org/blog-va...ence-in-canada

Guess where the state elites have their pension money invested.
Last edited by Danbones; May 6th, 2018 at 08:50 AM..
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by Jinentonix View Post

You pretty much believe anything the Wynned Bag tells ya, don't you. Aren't you sick of being lied to Flossy? I mean c'mon dude, they even make you look like an asshole when post theirreports on the budget and then the Auditor General comes along and says "Nuh uh, the deficit has been understated by as much as 75%".

And for the first time ever since I've lived in Ontario, we got a medical bill for our son who was run over by a hit and run texting driver the other month. Didn't the Wynned Bag call it a "world class health care system"? Really? I must have missed the announcement where they quit covering special needs people when they get run down by a hit and run driver. Well, that's not entirely true, the did cover $91 of the $1600 we are being charged. Mind you, this is the same "world class health care system" that has doctors working for OHIP who consider closing an open wound to be a "cosmetic" procedure.

All that anger and not one salient point.
 
Blackleaf
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Yay, Bolton Wanderers!

 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Special needs children are a guaranteed income for the industry...and people wonder what might be causing so many of them.

Funny about that study recently that shows autism rates reflect the vaccine rates province to province in canada.
https://www.drzimmermann.org/blog-va...ence-in-canada

Guess where the state elites have their pension money invested.

It's not vaccines. It's the age of the mother.
 
Jinentonix
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

All that anger and not one salient point.

Awwwww s'matter pumpkin, still in denial that your ideological master have been lying to you? How's that Apple thing working out for Toronto? Oh THAT'S right, Vancouver got it because your "world class city" is located in a province that quickly gaining a world class reputation for being rather business-unfriendly.
 
mentalfloss
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Surely, you realized Vancouver is in a province that has been dominated by NDP and Liberal governments.

No, of course you didn't.

Because you're a standard fare, run of the mill, curmudgeon conbot.
 
taxslave
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Conveniently forgetting that BCLiberals are not related to the retards in Ottawa and Ontariowe.