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So does this mean NYT won first? Or are they all equally fake? Kind of like everyone gets a participation trophy.

2017 was a year of unrelenting bias, unfair news coverage, and even downright fake news. Studies have shown that over 90% of the media's coverage of President Trump is negative.

https://gop.com/the-highly-anticipated-2017-fake-news-awards/

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Speaking of fake news, I was listening to a podcast a couple of weeks ago that was discussing a particular incident involving a paid Russian troll. There was a lefty website that published articles by freelance writers. It appears that a troll hacked the account of a member - don't remember whether it was just that specific account or full-blown identity theft - and proceeded to post pro-Trump articles on the site.

Every time I read the same old memes with the same old debunked arguments sourced from the same old radical right sources, I gotta wonder.

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Speaking of fake news, I was listening to a podcast a couple of weeks ago that was discussing a particular incident involving a paid Russian troll. There was a lefty website that published articles by freelance writers. It appears that a troll hacked the account of a member - don't remember whether it was just that specific account or full-blown identity theft - and proceeded to post pro-Trump articles on the site.

Every time I read the same old memes with the same old debunked arguments sourced from the same old radical right sources, I gotta wonder.

Damn, you must think I'm sexy.

I didn't know the official GOP website was radical.

Much wow, such alt-right.

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Fake News Awards? Could this sham of a president get any more childish?

Get off the golf course and do your freaking job.

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Fake News Awards? Could this sham of a president get any more childish?

Get off the golf course and do your freaking job.

What's "childish" about calling out blatant slander and false reporting?

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I want to know what isn't considered fake news in this Trump era of charlatans and grifters.

The experts on this topic should outline what the approved media outlets are.

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What's "childish" about calling out blatant slander and false reporting?

Oh dear Lord, is this a real question? Blatant slander and false reporting according to who? Breitbart??? And spending money and time to host some stupid reality show thing to whine about people who don't like him? You'd think some people wanted an obnoxious reality show host for president...oh, wait...

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That's a pretty anticlimactic list given that Trump has referred to the free press as an "enemy of the people", which is literally a Stalinist tactic to delegitimize the free press, and it's particularly sad that of the rather petty things on the list, at least one is actually a clearly false claim of "fake news". It certainly pales in comparison to running lists of "fake news" spread by Trump himself. which include far more consequential lies than whether or not someone shook his hand or if he was the first to overfeed some fish.

Number 6 is "CNN FALSELY edited a video to make it appear President Trump defiantly overfed fish during a visit with the Japanese prime minister. Japanese prime minister actually led the way with the feeding." The evidence provided is a looped GIF made by someone on the internet, depending on what you decide is the beginning of loop I guess it could appear that trump is the first to dump his box food, but that's only if you don't understand how a looped video works.

The actual CNN video is here, and clearly shows Abe first dumping his box of fish food, so CNN never actually did what the award claims. If you're going to have "Fake news" awards which criticize sloppy reporting, don't use sloppy reporting yourself in making the awards.

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The GIF that is supposedly evidence of misleading editing (which is actually from the Gaurdian)

cnn-fishfeeding-edits_1516223981.gif

The version posted by CNN (alternate version used since I can't paste the CNN video directly to this post, but the link is above)

[video=youtube_share;yAaFzb0sG3s]

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I clearly remember when I learned the meaning of "ironic".

I was five years old in the car with my Daddy when I asked him what it meant after seeing the word in a Superman comic.

When we got home he had me look it up in the dictionary.

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