The Fake News: A Gaslighting


#1

To ask which news is fake is to presume there’s such a thing as reliable, unbiased news. There isn’t. There never was.

Trust no one. The only way to read the news is between the lines. That way you won’t be surprised by stuff like:

[quote]In the latest example why the “mainstream media” is facing a historic crisis of confidence among its readership, facing unprecedented blowback
following Craig Timberg November 24 Washington Post story “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say”, on Wednesday a lengthy editor’s note appeared on top of the original article in which the editor not only distances the WaPo from the “experts” quoted in the original article whose “work” served as the basis for the entire article (and which became the most read WaPo story the day it was published) but also admits the Post could not “vouch for the validity of PropOrNot’s finding regarding any individual media outlet”, in effect admitting the entire story may have been, drumroll “fake news” and conceding the Bezos-owned publication may have engaged in defamation by smearing numerous websites - Zero Hedge included - with patently false and unsubstantiated allegations.[/quote]

Or: http://forumosa.trydiscourse.com/t/the-butthurt-news-a-meltdown/156424/55

Or: http://forumosa.trydiscourse.com/t/the-retarded-news-a-facepalm/83381/27

Or: http://forumosa.trydiscourse.com/t/the-really-reliable-as-opposed-to-authoritative-whatever-that-means-news-a-litmus-test/80708

Or: http://forumosa.trydiscourse.com/t/the-really-reliable-news-another-litmus-test/81886

(But don’t waste your time with: http://forumosa.trydiscourse.com/t/the-reliable-news-a-list/29787)

Walter Duranty lives on in many guises.


#2

I love how they changed the original list after consultation with various websites, one of which was a nutrition website. Imagine that conversation.

“We believe that you’re spreading Russian propaganda.”
“About how much vitamin C is in oranges?”
“Yes. It was part of a plot to get Donald Trump elected.”
[crickets chirping]
“Okay, we’ve decided that your website is not Russian propaganda.”

Good riddance to the lying and dying media. Next the universities, Hollywood and the rest of the leftist Leviathan.


#3

If it comes from sources like NPR, PBS and BBC, or the New York Times or the Washington Post, it’s far more reliable. The reports are sourced and can be cross-checked. If it comes from Breitbart, WorldNetDaily, National Enquirer, InfoWars or Trump’s Twitter account, you know it’s fake. If it’s not being reported in the mainstream media, there’s a good reason for it. It’s not because of some Reptilian-Illuminati pod-people cover-up; it’s because it’s simply a steaming pile of BS. Occam’s Razor, folks. Is the accusation mind-bogglingly outlandish (as in so-called “pizzagate”)? It’s because it’s not real!

Universities? That’s where the smart people hang out, who do actual research into the real world, and whose research is scrutinized through peer review, and can be verified. This is why right-wingers hate universities. “Edjamacation’s for them intelectshulz. All I need is teh bibble”, they think. But reality has a well-known liberal bias.

Gullibility is not something to be celebrated.


#4

You know, Chris - I can never tell if you’re kidding.


#5

I’m dead serious.


#6

Sure you are.


#7

rowland: I think you’re referring to Poe’s Law. He’s just upset because his side tried to rig polls and gaslight people and they still lost. He’s upset that people are seeing through the lies.There is a reason they call the Washington Post “Pravda on the Potomac”.

Still, I was beginning to miss him. I thought that he’d thrown all of his toys out of the cot when Sauron was defeated.


#8

Some context:

Climate of hate, civil tone… hypocrisy and projection from the true deplorables.

For example:


#9

What could possibly go wrong?

Well, the government gaslighters have appropriated “fact-based” so it’s only fair to appropriate “fake news”


#10

Lying and dying media. Good riddance.


#11

Too late…

Never use a term that can be so easily co-opted.


#12

Especially when the MSM is the one publishing the fake news.


#13

Unconscious hypocrisy leading to embarrassment. The consequences of zero self awareness.


#14

Golden showers, 4chan, McCain and the CIA. Some people just can’t lose gracefully.

Now they’ve got him riled. Again. They learn nothing.


#15

Chris you’re mistaken. Those mainstream media outlets you mentioned get a lot of their ideas from liberal social psychologists, the academics who you point to as unbiased: http://www.psychologicalscience.org/news/were-only-human/74794.html#.WHfL8RRYmu0

"conservative social psychologists perceive the field as hostile to their values. And it’s not just perception. The more conservative respondents were, the more they had personally experienced an intellectually unfriendly climate. Importantly, self-defined liberals do not see this—or believe it. The hostility is invisible to those who don’t run into it themselves.

“It gets worse. Inbar and Lammers also asked respondents to assess their willingness to discriminate against conservatives. Would they be more likely to reject a paper or a grant application that showed a politically conservative perspective? Would they be reluctant to invite a conservative colleague to a symposium? Would they favor a liberal job candidate over a conservative candidate? The disturbing answer to all these questions was yes, and the more liberal the respondents, the more likely they were to discriminate against conservatives in all these areas. So it appears that the well-hidden minority of conservatives have good reason to stay hidden.”

And this: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1Pqhj8WQAAg2z0.jpg

There are loads of screwed up studies, including by some academics who are touted as having done groundbreaking research on white racism and then wind up in jail for fraudulent data collection using government funds. (And some die before they’re found out.) It’s a racket, to be sure.

And the media. Whether it’s CNN or FoxNews, of the NYT or the Washington Times, they’re all full of it.


#16

Dupe, but putting here so it can be found later:

http://politicalconundrum.lefora.com/topic/19440000/Updated-Pic-Showing-Trumps-Inaugural-Crowd-Size-Greater-Ob?page=1


#17

Der Spiegel, lolol.
Just another skeleton in the big closet of mainstream media.

“The media world was stunned by the revelations that the award-winning journalist Claas Relotius had, according to the weekly, “made up stories and invented protagonists” in at least 14 out of 60 articles that appeared in its print and online editions, warning that other outlets could also be affected.”

Funny that they were stunned. Anybody stunned about the true goings-on in their own industry have heads in the sand. Blind leading the blind.