Fake news and the masses


Retired_Can_Soldier
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It's strange that North America suddenly finds itself caught up in this whirlwind of sexual harassment. I am quite sure that many of the cases are legit, but I would hazard a guess that there is also some opportunism at play here as well. As usual the media is going to run with all the dirty laundry they can find. Especially the larger networks, like CNN, MSNBC, and Fox.

I don't buy all the FAKE NEWS propaganda, but there is a very clear cycle happening in the 24 hour news business. Right now, sexual harassment, #me too, and tainted politicians sells advertising products. People are tuning in to see who Roy Moore molested or who Harvey Weinstein threatened to black list if they didn't give him a bit of service on the casting couch.

Heck, we're talking about it on this forum.

Prior to this, the big draw was cop shootings. Isn't it amazing how many cops were allegedly shooting innocent people when the media had it's camera eye focused so steadfastly on them? Or school shootings and lock downs. When that was the media's focus, there also seemed to be an epidemic of school shootings?

Does anyone remember the SARS panic in Toronto? That was the horrible disease that was killing healthcare workers and it was linked to China. What was interesting about that, was the 24 hour news cycle went nuts with the story. Especially CNN and Fox. Worldwide 774 people died as a result of SARS, the line share of deaths were in China and Hong Kong, but there were 44 deaths in Canada and a number of people under quarantine. The United States had 27 cases of SARS, but zero deaths.

Talking heads were screaming at the top of their lungs about closing the border. Talking heads like, Bill O'Reilly, Rush Limbaugh, and any other opinion (Left or Right) you could find behind a radio microphone. This was fueled by CNN showing hundreds of people in China and Hong Kong wearing face masks while equating it to Toronto's Chinatown. It was insane.

While I don't buy into the FAKE NEWS mantra, I do know that organizations like CNN, Fox and MSNBC have come by this reputation because they are geared more to sensationalism than presenting the boring facts. Sensational sells soap and cars and pickles and any other commodity that pays to be advertised.

When I hear President Trump say, "That's fake news." I shake my head, because even though the mainstream media networks can be pretty over the top, the President himself is a part of the problem. Through social media he sends out tweets that are so unbelievably kooky that I sometimes wonder if we are living in a real-life rendition of a dystopian Roger Corman film like: Death Race 2000. What I find equally hard to believe are the people who lap all this crap up. And I'm not just talking about Trump. I'm talking about all of it. CNN, MSNBC, Hillary Clinton's reasons for losing...

Anyway, I thought I'd spread a bit of Christmas cheer and ask anyone on the forum what they think about the above subject.

Agree? Disagree? Thoughts? Observations?
 
Tecumsehsbones
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OK, so the next step is to identify the cases in which you think the accusers are lying, and give your reasons why you think that.
 
DaSleeper
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Media should just report the news......not create it!
 
Cannuck
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Fake thread

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Media should just report the news......not create it!

That's funny coming from a Faux fan.
 
Corduroy
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Just to get it straight here, your point is that the media sensationalizes the news flitting between subjects to keep people watching?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Media should just report the news......not create it!

Maybe they do and insane whackos with evils agendas like you twist it into pretzels.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Just to get it straight here, your point is that the media sensationalizes the news flitting between subjects to keep people watching?

Close enough.
 
DaSleeper
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https://storify.com/bocasper/does-th...s-or-create-it
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Maybe they do and insane whackos with evils agendas like you twist it into pretzels.

The funniest part is that Das has absolutely no idea why his post was so funny

Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

https://storify.com/bocasper/does-th...s-or-create-it

*Hug*
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

The funniest part is that Das has absolutely no idea why his post was so funny



*Hug*

You didn't have time to read the article so you must be just trolling
 
taxslave
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Not like he would understand much of it anyway.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

You didn't have time to read the article so you must be just trolling

Who published your article .... another evil sonovabitch with an extremist agenda?

News from nowhere... probably from Moscow, knowing you arseholes.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Corduroy View Post

Just to get it straight here, your point is that the media sensationalizes the news flitting between subjects to keep people watching?

I think that's a fair interpretation. But not just the media. Politicians and anyone who has access to an outlet that spreads information.

Members here on Canadian Content perpetuate misinformation. What I wrote above could be interpreted as such.

I just don't see things as black and white as some people do.

But, there are those who would accuse me of being extreme right or even a lefty.

Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Fake thread



That's funny coming from a Faux fan.

Move along then.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

Who published your article .... another evil sonovabitch with an extremist agenda?

News from nowhere... probably from Moscow, knowing you arseholes.

Your hemorrhoids bother you much today?
https://www.egr.msu.edu/people/profile/gunn
That would explain it ...if you actually read the article
 
petros
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I think I've seen this thread on Channel 7 Action News.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones View Post

OK, so the next step is to identify the cases in which you think the accusers are lying, and give your reasons why you think that.

You're missing the point of what I wrote. I'm not suggesting a witch hunt to find the opportunists.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Your hemorrhoids bother you much today?
https://www.egr.msu.edu/people/profile/gunn

That is a troll, asshole ... pure and simple ... just like you ... simple.
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

You didn't have time to read the article

Read it before


Quote:

so you must be just trolling

You have a problem trolling hypocrites?

*Hug*
 
Danbones
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There is a war on...A war for your mind...




They are after cannuck too!



 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

There is a war on...A war for your mind...

At least you're safe
 
Danbones
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Yeah from you at least

But you are the one who chooses to bring a knife to a gun fight an all
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

There is a war on...A war for your mind...

... another whacko who propagates insane news from Mosc ... from nowhere.

If Eagle Snack or Cap'n Organ shows up, you can have another one of your famous circle jerks.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Media should just report the news......not create it!

Agreed, but I doubt that the genie will ever be put back in the bottle. So people should revert back to the mantra, "don't believe everything you read."

Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Fake thread



That's funny coming from a Faux fan.


It would be strange to see a thread where Cannuck actually makes a point without his usual trolling. Unlikely, but strange.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious Cdn View Post

... another whacko who propagates insane news from Mosc ... from nowhere.

If Eagle Snack or Cap'n Organ shows up, you can have another one of your famous circle jerks.

You seem to be right up Cannuck circle jerk's ass this morning...
Whatsa matter with you this morning ....lackanookie?
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Danbones View Post

Yeah from you at least

Yes, I clearly don't want your mind. Far too much drug damage.
 
Danbones
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Ah 'illary we were wondering when you were going to show up...
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

It would be strange to see a thread where Cannuck actually makes a point without his usual trolling. Unlikely, but strange.

*Hug*
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by Cannuck View Post

Yes, I clearly don't want your mind. Far too much drug damage.

Not sure if you can see it from inside your own head, but when you think about it

that would mean you must be fairly sick in there
 
Cannuck
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I rest my case
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

Agreed, but I doubt that the genie will ever be put back in the bottle. So people should revert back to the mantra, "don't believe everything you read."

I pretty much have been doing that for decades. IT is impossible to tell the disinformation from the truth. Those that think in black and white are the most disillusioned of all.
 

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