Fake News Awards

  1. 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-anticipat...e-news-awards/
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  3. by   heron
    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.
  4. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from heron
    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.
    Last edit by itsybitsy on Jan 18
  5. by   BCgradnurse
    Fake News Awards? Could this sham of a president get any more childish?

    Get off the golf course and do your freaking job.
  6. by   itsybitsy
    Quote from BCgradnurse
    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?
  7. by   toomuchbaloney
    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.
  8. by   BCgradnurse
    Quote from itsybitsy
    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...
  9. by   herring_RN
    Fact-checking Donald Trump's fake news awards
    Fact-checking Donald Trump's fake news awards | PolitiFact
    Trump's "Fake News Awards" Are Both Absurd and Dangerous
    Behavioral science research suggests they could actually give weight to his media-bashing agenda
    Trump's "Fake News Awards" Are Both Absurd and Dangerous - Scientific American Blog Network
  10. by   MunoRN
    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.
  11. by   MunoRN
    The GIF that is supposedly evidence of misleading editing (which is actually from the Gaurdian)

    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)
  12. by   herring_RN
    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.
  13. by   toomuchbaloney
    ‘Our democracy will not last’: Jeff Flake’s speech comparing Trump to Stalin, annotated - The Washington Post

    Patriots do not ignore obviously wrong conduct. This man is concerned about the complicity in his party. They are normalizing things that will take more than a generation to overcome, IMV.
  14. by   Lil Nel
    Well look at how the "normal" it now seems that Trump paid off the porn star (just before the 2016 election) he had sex with!

    Not that long ago, such a story would have caused a scandal. But with Trump, is it a minor blimp because of the other horrible stuff he says and does on a daily basis.

    The dotard is a real piece of work. And I don't mean that in a good way.

    Of course Trump and his followers don't like the NY Times or the Washington Post. And that is because they don't fawn over the dotard. They actually do their job as the Fourth Estate.

    Geez, Putin has journalists killed in Russia. Why is that? Is it because their reporting is "fake?" No. It is because they are speaking truth to power.

    If Trump didn't have something to hide, he wouldn't be so worried about the media. It is just that simple.

    And what kind of leader has time to conduct Fake News Awards? One who doesn't want to do the job, or understand the job, or cares about the job.

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