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by Johnny Briefcase @, Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:17 (134 days ago)

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by midalake @, Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:44 (134 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase
edited by midalake, Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:49

YUP!

Baboon in a china shop................

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by Johnny Briefcase @, Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:07 (134 days ago) @ midalake

H0w did this asshole get elected ??? ...JB

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by cantinero46, Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:36 (134 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

J.B, The rubes elected a clown,now we have a circus:jam:

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Monday, July 31, 2017, 12:38 (134 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

Watch CNN special tonight by Fareed Zakra. Fareed says he will explain it.

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by Clrach, Monday, July 31, 2017, 20:34 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

CNN as in fake news? Hmmm

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 07:44 (133 days ago) @ Clrach

IMHO virtually all, if not all, news is fake news. I watch both sides and try to get enough facts to sort out the truth. The only two channels, FOX and CNN, so finding the truth is a real challenge. I get really tired Of hearing people give me their opinion and speculate. 'That goes for all types of media including message boards.

On occasion in my life I have been at the origin of news stores and say what was really happening. In some cases by the time the media got thru with reporting I couldn't even recognize it.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 09:03 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I don't agree. While I don't agree with stories being intentionally mis-reported, journalists are human beings and, like all of us, tend to have a personal bias.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 09:08 (133 days ago) @ frostbite

What I mean is almost all (if not all) are intentionally slanted to one or the other political viewpoint . I agree journalists should report facts but I think that seldom happens anymore.

FB, it is great we can have different opinions and discuss them without shooting the messengers.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 09:33 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

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by Marty, Colorado / Ixtapa, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 10:07 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

I'm Sorry, but I believe anyone who watches Fox news wants a conservative slant and will believe what they say.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 10:14 (133 days ago) @ Marty

Then I take it you believe one should only watch CNN or other obviously liberal slanted news channel to get all their news? I want to look at ALL sources and then separate the wheat from the chaff.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 10:19 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

You gonna go hungry my friend!

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by Marty, Colorado / Ixtapa, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 11:11 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

You assume quite a bit about my viewing and reading. I watch and read many different news outlets and newspapers. From my local papers and TV stations to national and worldwide outlets. With the exception of Fox news. I refuse to watch that garbage.


Where do you think the Term "Fake News" started?

Fox started it all when they first became a business. And a Business it is. It's all about profits and not real news reporting. When Fox news started, they wanted to get a large share of the advertising dollar and to do that they needed market share. To get a large market share they targeted the angry conservatives and told them not to believe the liberal media and started with a very slanted conservative view. The conservatives bought it "Hook, Line and Sinker" They believed that only Fox News would tell them the truth. Which in reality was only what the conservatives wanted to hear.

Then came "Fake News"

When it became apparent that everyone, including known mainstream news organizations, was reporting the failures of the conservatives , the fake news era started. Now, the conservatives are yelling "Fake News" any time they read a story that shows a negative view of the GOP and Trump. Yelling "Fake News" is like a child putting their fingers in their ears and yelling so they don't hear what others are saying. This whole concept has worked very well for Fox News. They make lots of money reporting slanted view points. And that what Fox news really is. A view point. And not a real news organization.

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by Gringo Viejo @, Kansas/Zihuatanejo, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 11:44 (133 days ago) @ Marty

Your last sentence reflects my point. Yes, Fox news is slanted and it is laid bare. Other news outlets are just as slanted, some liberal and some conservative, and that is why I watch anything and everything. Admittedly my sources are somewhat limited as I have SKY TV at the local level.

I think, IMHO, that limiting yourself to one news outlet or one side of the story doesn't allow you to see the total picture, only parts of it.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 11:48 (133 days ago) @ Gringo Viejo

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, August 02, 2017, 06:52 (132 days ago) @ Marty

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by Roberto G., Tuesday, August 01, 2017, 20:51 (132 days ago) @ Johnny Briefcase

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