Actual “fake news”

Credit Karma EllisDee25
Mar 11 13 Comments

And how the media rushed to support Trump’s narrative.

For example: “far left” CNN claimed: “a CNN team saw incendiary devices from police on the Venezuelan side of the border ignite the trucks.”

...but it was a Molotov cocktail from anti-regime protesters. The government of Columbia (#2 in receiving US aid) doctored the footage and US officials passed it on as proof - even calling it a war crime or crime against humanity by Venezuela.

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/100000006385986/the-us-blamed-maduro-for-burning-aid-to-venezuela-new-video-casts-doubt.html?

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TOP 13 Comments
  • Microsoft lMQO62
    Who cares
    Mar 115
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      OP
      Marco Rubio, Trump, the Democrats and the media all seemed to care about it when it could be used as war propaganda.
      Mar 11
    • Microsoft lMQO62
      Are you an astronaut?
      Mar 11
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      OP
      A gay space-man, yes. What does my career have to do with it?
      Mar 11
    • Microsoft lMQO62
      It means you gotta get your head out of the clouds and come back down to earth with the rest of us
      Mar 11
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      OP
      There aren’t precipitation clouds in space. You should really get your basics facts straight.
      Mar 11
  • Uber (:-:)
    Little Marco was pushing for a war with maduro... funny how right wing lunatics suddenly shit up about this news now
    Mar 110
  • Google anons2
    What is your point here? That CNN was pushing fake news to support propaganda for regime change in Venezuela? Literally nothing new here, they did the same thing for Iraq and Syria
    Mar 115
    • Microsoft Did didn’t
      And the US. Gotta love CNN
      Mar 11
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      OP
      Why so defensive? It is literally a new instance of a widely read and reported story that was not looked at critically because it suited the needs of politicians of both parties and was therefore taken for granted as true by the media.
      Mar 11
    • Google anons2
      No doubt... But you are posting as if CNN = fake news is something new. It's not. CNN is fake news, as any Ron Paul or Bernie supporter coulda told you years ago, but wasn't really called out until Trump entered the picture
      Mar 12
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      OP
      No I didn’t say it was new - just an actual example compared to the things that are generally called “fake news”

      I don’t think CNN or NY Times is fake news, just corporate news which often passes information on that assumes certain political/social myths... this leads to distortion and confirmation bias and individual stories being false or “fake”.

      There’s a structural part too which is that News orgs have cut investigative journalism and so often their information is just partisan op-Ed (most cable news is just talking heads “analysis” from people that worked in one or the other 2 parties) or re-worked copy from a police/industry/lobbying/DNC/RNC statements.

      When world events happen, unless it’s the foreign press, the TV news investigation is simply a reporter waiting for the White House to release a statement.

      Most of what gets called fake news is just a click-bait or sensational headline - not really “fake news”.
      Mar 13
    • Google anons2
      Most of CNN is fake news. I agree that NY times is generally a quality source
      Mar 13

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