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Key 01-13-2017 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1794816)
If they're going to be publishing news, they have to abide by journalistic standards. Period.

Well of course. I'd agree with you on that one until the day I die. My only point is that if people are choosing not to be skeptical (which you should always be when news breaks out, whether it's presidential, a celebrity death, or w/e) this type of stuff will always blow up. I looked at it with skepticism and checked if other sites were reporting it, and I came up with nothing. At that point, I just played the waiting game and nothing has really been said about as far as I know.

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This election proves that you can't expect the populace not to be a flock of idiots.
That's pretty much what I'm getting at.

Chula Vista 01-13-2017 11:48 AM

Funny thing is it was Donald Trump who really got the whole fake news **** going when he went public saying he had "very reliable sources" who could prove that Obama wasn't born in the USA. What goes around, comes around.

Frownland 01-13-2017 11:50 AM

Imo, the ease in going viral should be one of the main drivers in maintaining journalistic integrity.

Frownland 01-13-2017 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Chula Vista (Post 1794818)
Funny thing is it was Donald Trump who really got the whole fake news **** going when he went public saying he had "very reliable sources" who could prove that Obama wasn't born in the USA. What goes around, comes around.

You don't need to lie to make him look like **** though. He's made it reaaaaallly easy to stick to the facts.

Key 01-13-2017 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1794819)
Imo, the ease in going viral should be one of the main drivers in maintaining journalistic integrity.

I think that if this were any other election, people wouldn't be shelling out fake news to attempt to take down the next president to take office. At least not to this extent. Buzzfeed at the end of the day were really just trying to get under Donald Trump's skin because we all expected it to get to him. The same could be said about Merryl Streep's speech. She said that and purposely didn't say his name because she knew that it would get to him. And guess what? It did.

Frownland 01-13-2017 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Kiiii (Post 1794821)
I think that if this were any other election, people wouldn't be shelling out fake news to attempt to take down the next president to take office.

Lol you haven't seen much conservative media these past eight years have you.

Key 01-13-2017 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1794825)
Lol you haven't seen much conservative media these past eight years have you.

You purposely left out when I said "at least not to this extent".

Frownland 01-13-2017 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Frownland (Post 1794825)
Lol you haven't seen much conservative media these past eight years have you.

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Key 01-13-2017 11:57 AM

I still don't see what you're getting at. I'm not implying it's never been done. But show me in the last 8 years when Obama got upset and threw a tantrum over a report on the internet.

Frownland 01-13-2017 12:00 PM

I'm talking about media factions campaigning against the president, not the president's reaction.


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