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  • Twitter suspends account that helped incident with Native American man go viral

    01/21/2019 9:37:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Justin Wise
    Twitter has suspended an account that helped a widely publicized encounter between Catholic high school school students and a Native American man go viral. CNN Business reported on Monday that Twitter took the step after receiving questions from the news network about the account. The account, @2020fight, posted a minute-long video of the interaction on Friday night with the caption, "this MAGA loser gleefully bothering a Native American protester at the Indigenous Peoples March." According to a cached version of the video seen by CNN, the post garnered at least 2.5 million views and at least 14,400 retweets. The network...
  • We’re well past the point of urging the press to do better. .....

    01/21/2019 5:53:38 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Becket Adams
    In the past 72 hours, there have been two major, all-consuming news cycles based on either inaccurate or outright false allegations. Equally distressing as the fact that the press promoted these stories, despite obvious red flags, is that some reporters continue to cling to the original bogus narratives. Because when it comes to accusations leveled against President Trump and conservatives, many in the nation’s largest and most powerful newsrooms are less arbiters of the truth and more active participants in the toxic, hyper-partisan culture wars. If there’s one takeaway from this weekend of clown-shoe news reporting, it’s that a disproportionate...
  • Seattle TV Station Fires Employee After Airing Doctored (and Insulting) Video of Trump

    01/10/2019 7:27:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 10, 2019 | Tim Graham
    The Seattle Times reports a staffer at local Fox affiliate Q13 has been fired after the station aired a doctored (and insulting) video of President Donald TrumpÂ’s first primetime speech from the Oval Office on Tuesday. Local radio host Todd Herman was sent a video from a listener. As the Times reported, "The video was changed to make it look as if Trump was sticking his tongue out languidly between sentences. In addition, the colors in the video look more saturated, leading the presidentÂ’s skin and hair to appear more orange." Here's a side-by-side video: Was video of President Trump's...
  • ‘The Thrust of this Article Is No Longer Correct’: NBC News Backs Down from Fake News Hit(TR)

    12/27/2018 6:41:06 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 December 2018 | Matthew Boyle
    NBC News has finally, a full day after being called out for printing the fake news, admitted that its article published on Christmas alleging President Donald Trump snubbed the troops during the holidays this year is incorrect. NBC has altered its headline and story, changing their meaning to remove the original anti-Trump thrust, and added an extended editor’s note beyond the original editor’s note appended when it was first discovered to be an inaccurate piece. The new editor’s note admits in no uncertain terms that NBC News printed fake news, and that it was only leaving the article up in...
  • Here Are The Most Egregious Fake News Stories Of 2018

    12/22/2018 8:02:29 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 22nd, 2018 | The Daily Caller
    1. WaPo Blames Border Patrol For Death of 7-Year-Old Migrant 2. CNN And The Hill Spread Retracted Sexual Assault Claim Against Kavanaugh 3. Boston Globe Corrects Liz Warren Story — Makes Her Less Native American 4. NYT Accuses Nikki Haley Of Purchasing Expensive Curtains 5. Media Still Blaming Republicans For Steele Dossier 6. CNN Analyst Publishes Dubious Report On Additional Kavanaugh Allegations 7. CNN Accuses Ted Cruz Of Being Afraid To Appear On Their Network 8. CNN Spreads False Statistic On School Shooting 9. NBC Sat On Information That Contradicted Kavanaugh Allegations 10. McClatchy Claims Mueller Has Evidence That Corroborates...
  • DEMOCRATS SPENT SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY BUILDING FAKE RUSSIAN BOTS AS RUSSIA DID ON REAL RUSSIAN BOTS

    12/21/2018 7:31:41 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4:30 PM 12/21/2018 | Joe Simonson
    While the debate rages on over how much Russia really influenced the results of the 2016 presidential elections, one detail put the entire controversy in perspective: Democratic operatives spent an identical amount of money on their project to create a Russian bot “false flag” campaign during the Alabama 2017 special election. Multiple reports detailed the Russian government-backed Internet Research Agency spent up to $100,000 on Facebook advertisements throughout their entire disinformation operation. As The Daily Caller News Foundation reported Wednesday, billionaire-backed Democrats “created more than a thousand Russian-language accounts that followed [Roy] Moore’s Twitter account overnight.” The group of Democrats...
  • French media alters protest photo to change anti-Macron sign into pro-Macron sign

    12/19/2018 11:11:32 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 19, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a protest to change an anti-Macron sign into a pro-Macron sign France3, a French media outlet, has altered a photograph of a political protest sign to make the message on the sign the exact opposite of what is actually on the sign.The original sign (if translated to English) says, “Macron Resign.”But France3 removed the word “resign,” thus changing the meaning of the sign from anti-Macron to pro-Macron.A spokesperson from France3 said this alteration was due to “human error.”I’m not buying that. How do you “accidentally” use Photoshop (or whatever they were...
  • We Gave Four Good Pollsters the Same Raw Data. They Had Four Different Results.

    11/05/2018 9:57:14 AM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 20, 2016 | NATE COHN
    You’ve heard of the “margin of error” in polling. Just about every article on a new poll dutifully notes that the margin of error due to sampling is plus or minus three or four percentage points. But in truth, the “margin of sampling error” – basically, the chance that polling different people would have produced a different result – doesn't even come close to capturing the potential for error in surveys. Polling results rely as much on the judgments of pollsters as on the science of survey methodology. Two good pollsters, both looking at the same underlying data, could come...
  • Photos Show Swastika-Scrawling Suspects In Brooklyn, Cops Say

    11/05/2018 6:25:30 AM PST · by Phillyred · 35 replies
    Police released photos of two teens they believe drew swastikas on a Brooklyn Heights block the night before Halloween. BROOKLYN HEIGHTS -- Police have identified two suspects who allegedly drew swastikas and other hate messages on a quiet Brooklyn Height block the night before Halloween. Two men scrawled their hate-filled messages on a garage door and several homes on Garden Place between Joralemon and State streets at about 9:35 p.m. on Oct. 30, police said. Police released photos of two approximately 18-year-old suspects on Saturday. This act of vandalism was just one of several anti-semitic acts to occur in Brooklyn...
  • NYC SYNAGOGUE VANDALISM SUSPECT IS FORMER CITY HALL ANTI-HATE CRIME INTERN

    11/03/2018 11:07:13 AM PDT · by Chickensoup · 88 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11.03.18 | Luke Rosiak
    The suspect in a synagogue vandalism act that forced the cancellation of a Democratic event is reportedly a former City Hall employee who worked on anti-hate crime issues and is a Democratic activist, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The New York Times and a Jewish couple helped the impoverished gay black man attend college where he studied African American studies, according to The Times. He resented New York liberals as patronizing, and railed against Israel and cultural appropriation, according to his Facebook profile. Before knowing his identity, politicians said the vandalism demonstrated why voting Democratic was needed and...
  • Arctic warming alert moves on from polar bear symbol [because of non-extinction]

    10/29/2018 10:33:41 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    EU Observer ^ | Oct. 25, 2018 08:25 | Martin Breum
    The widespread image of the polar bear and the threat of its extinction is perhaps the world’s most powerful image of climate change, but for at least one of the large environmentalist groups behind it, the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), this image has become a dilemma. According to UN scientific assessments, the polar bear does not face extinction, and the common understanding that it does now stands in the way of more nuanced communication about climate change in the Arctic. “When the symbol gets bigger than the region itself and people don’t realize that the polar bear is...
  • CNN's Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks

    10/22/2018 4:55:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 59 replies
    CNN's Acosta calls for Trump to halt media attacks By Associated Press Published: 18:17 EDT, 22 October 2018 | Updated: 18:41 EDT, 22 October 2018 NEW YORK (AP) - CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta says President Donald Trump's attacks on the media must stop or there's a risk someone will get hurt. Acosta is one of the most visible members of the press corps covering Trump and a target for verbal abuse at the president's rallies. He said Monday that Trump has, in Acosta's words, "normalized and sanitized nastiness and cruelty" in an unprecedented way. The White House didn't...
  • Clinic escort pretends to be woman seeking abortion for media

    10/17/2018 7:49:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    Clinic Quotes ^ | September 20, 2018 | Sarah Terzo
    Randy Alcorn, who participated in pro-life rescues, told the following story: “A Minneapolis pastor told me of an incident at a rescue he observed firsthand. While rescuers were blocking access to an abortion clinic, news cameras arrived. A young woman then tried to make her way into the clinic and was peacefully prevented by the locked arms of the rescuers. She sobbed, right in front of the television cameras, “I’m just here for a Pap smear – why won’t you let me in?” obviously, this made ideal footage to discredit rescuing. A little while later, the pastor saw the same...
  • Nikki Haley: New York Times ‘knew the facts’ about curtains and still released story

    09/20/2018 8:37:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 23 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/18 | Megan Keller
    Nikki Haley, President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations, said Thursday that The New York Times knew she had not been involved in the purchase of expensive curtains for her New York residence when it printed a story implying she did. "They knew the facts and they released the story anyway," Haley told Fox News' "The Story." "I hadn't even taken the job when these curtains were picked out," she said. "We told the reporters that these were the facts." The Times issued an editor's note at the top of its piece, which was originally titled "Nikki Haley's View of...
  • Super-Booze Me

    07/24/2018 9:56:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock first shot to national attention with his 2004 film Super Size Me. He ate nothing but McDonald’s food and chronicled his ill health during that time. Spurlock and his film became a cultural phenomenon. He received the Best Director award at Sundance and was nominated for an Academy award. But what if McDonald’s wasn’t the real problem with his health? Each day during his month-long experiment, he ate all his meals only at McDonald’s, and he ate large servings by any restaurant’s standards. No one forced him. By the experiment’s end, he reported experiencing shakes (as...
  • Mic reporter deletes tweet claiming Russian spy was photographed in the Oval Office with Trump

    07/17/2018 12:27:35 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/17/18 | Joe Concha
    Mic reporter Emily Singer has deleted a tweet and apologized after stating that an alleged Russian spy who was recently arrested was photographed in the Oval Office in 2017. "I thought this was a photoshop, but its not. This is Maria Butina --- arrested for being a spy --- in the Oval Office with Trump," Singer originally wrote on Twitter Tuesday morning. The woman in the photo was quickly confirmed by other outlets to actually be National Security Council staffer Cari Lutkins. The photo was retweeted nearly 4,000 times and liked more than 5,800 times before Singer deleted it. "OK...
  • Get the facts: Thousands of women weren’t dying from abortion before Roe v. Wade

    07/12/2018 7:29:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 17 replies
    live Action News ^ | July 12, 2018 | Carole Novielli |
    In the days leading up to the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in America, pro-choice advocates claimed hundreds of thousands of women had died from illegal abortions. Because of this, several lawmakers voted to decriminalize abortion prior to Roe, and even today, some lawmakers are hesitant to outlaw it because of this lie. These statistics were invented by the same people who would profit from the procedure’s legalization. False Claim #1: 5,000-10,000 women died annual from illegal abortion before Roe. FACT: These statistics were made up. The real number was a mere fraction of this. Abortionist Bernard...
  • Brian Ross is leaving ABC after botched Michael Flynn report

    07/02/2018 2:12:59 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    pagesix.com ^ | July 2, 2018 | By Mara Siegler
    <p>ABC News’ Brian Ross — who was suspended last year as chief investigative correspondent for a faulty report on Michael Flynn — is leaving the network, Page Six has exclusively learned.</p> <p>ABC suspended Ross last December for a month without pay for a botched report on ousted White House national security adviser Flynn that reported President Trump directed Flynn to make contact with Russian officials. The mistake even sent stocks tumbling, and ABC issued an apology saying: “We deeply regret and apologize for the serious error.”</p>
  • Reporter Resigns After Claiming Annapolis Shooter Had MAGA Hat

    06/30/2018 11:02:13 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 06/30/18 | Dean Weingarten
    In the early reporting of the Capital Gazette mass murder, Conor Berry, a reporter for a Massachusetts newspaper, The Republican, tweeted that the shooter had dropped his MAGA hat on the newsroom floor before opening fire. It was a stupid remark, not to mention one for which Berry had no supporting facts, which he has since acknowledged. What makes such tweets particularly toxic is that they color early perceptions of these events, and tend to become urban legends and the stuff of conspiracy theories. BerryÂ’s tweet was similar to earlier instances such as cable talking heads speculating that other shooters...
  • Adobe is using AI to catch Photoshopped images

    06/23/2018 7:30:21 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 30 replies
    Engadget ^ | Kris Holt
    Think of sharks swimming in the streets of New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy, or someone flying a "where's my damn dinner?" banner over a women's march. Those images were fake, but clever manipulation can trick news outlets and social media users into thinking they're real. Whenever someone alters an image, unless they are pixel perfect in their work, they always leave behind indicators that the photo is modified. Metadata and watermarks can help determine a source image, and forensics can probe factors like lighting, noise distribution and edges on the pixel level to find inconsistencies. If a color is slightly...