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Old 1st February 2018, 16:42   #1 (permalink)
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Fake news

What are we to do ? Trump for example, anything positive is dismissed as "Fake news" by one side, anything negative is dismissed as, youv'e guessed it "Fake news" by the other side.
So newspapers?, are they any more ? It used to be, 99% news reporting, 1% opinion [editorial] now it seems to be 99% opinion, 1% news.
It cannot go on like this, I am near the stage where I disbelieve anything in the mainstream newspapers.
It is driven by the desperation to catch the readers attention, even to pandering to and inflaming their unreasonable fears and prejudices, all to sell advertising! Is said advertising the root of the problem and is it time to try and reign in the excesses of our lying, cheating news sources?
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Old 1st February 2018, 16:48   #2 (permalink)
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The other issue that p's me off is the click bait that is all pervading. Tempting you to click to learn more '10 ways to lose weight fast', 'what the vicar didn't tell the bride'. they must think we have the mentality of a retarded dormouse, they can't all be aimed at Trump.
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Old 1st February 2018, 16:51   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Fake news

Isn't "fake news" just a spin on words for lying? Call something fake news is one thing, calling someone a liar becomes a resignation or a court case.

Just about every politician is now using those words, fake news. Just another get out of jail free card.
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Old 1st February 2018, 17:26   #4 (permalink)
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The other issue that p's me off is the click bait that is all pervading. Tempting you to click to learn more '10 ways to lose weight fast', 'what the vicar didn't tell the bride'. they must think we have the mentality of a retarded dormouse, they can't all be aimed at Trump.
Didnt intend that they did, Trump was just an example, J Corbyn would suit just as well.
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Old 1st February 2018, 17:45   #5 (permalink)
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Unfortunately it seems to be a worldwide trend.
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Old 1st February 2018, 17:47   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Fake news

As said, just a couple of words that have replaced lying. Got to the stage now where what you read in one newspaper is the complete opposite in another. Luckily I have no preference on any newspaper..........you read a story nowadays its quite easy to check the facts out or the lack of them.
Personally I would like all politicians to tweet (I'm not on twitter), that way its straight from the horses mouth so to speak before the media outlets can change it.
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Old 1st February 2018, 18:43   #7 (permalink)
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The other issue that p's me off is the click bait that is all pervading. Tempting you to click to learn more '10 ways to lose weight fast', 'what the vicar didn't tell the bride'. they must think we have the mentality of a retarded dormouse, they can't all be aimed at Trump.
Re-read my post, there was not meant to be any connection to yours.
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Old 1st February 2018, 19:22   #8 (permalink)
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Isn't "fake news" just a spin on words for lying? Call something fake news is one thing, calling someone a liar becomes a resignation or a court case.

Just about every politician is now using those words, fake news. Just another get out of jail free card.
There used to be another political expression for it that I haven't heard for a while ------- 'economical with the truth'.
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Re: Fake news

Yeah there are some great political phrases

I love the one used when each side tells the other to eff off- " a frank exchange of views!!"
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Fake news has been with us for decades, itís only fairly recently it has been brought to everyoneís attention. The first time I encountered a glaring example of it was over forty years ago. It was a BBC news item about the Queen and the royal family. At the time and as now, I lived in Fife Scotland. For those that donít know the place itís kind of like the Scottish equivalent of Norfolk in England. If you donít come from there, then itís the sort of place you drive past on the motorway but never really get round to visiting. Nothing much happens there and most people donít have any extreme opinions on, well anything really. At the time our only claim to fame was a local MP called Willie Hamilton, who some of you older forum members may remember. Now our Willie was well known throughout the land for his views on the Queen and her assorted family, who, according to our Willie, and to put it mildly, the country would be a much better place if they were respectfully invited to leave and not return. The vast majority of Willieís constituents then, as now, held similar views. Although possibly not quite to his extremes. If someone were to ask a random selection of, say, one hundred Fifers what they thought of the Royals then the vast majority would have no particular interest, but also see no point in keeping them, and the sooner they were put out to grass the better. Anyway, forty or so years ago Iím sitting down to my tea and on the telly is the BBC current affairs programme Nationwide. Their roving reporter is in the Fife new town of Glenrothes. And in usual chirpy BBC Nationwide style they are asking an allegedly random selection of ten or so of the good citizens of Glenrothes what their views were on our incumbent royal family. To a man, each and every person thus interviewed, waxed lyrical on how lucky we all were to have such a hard working and conscientious Royal family, and Willie Hamilton was talking out of his trousers. I nearly choked on my mince and tatties.
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