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Fake News 2020
« on: May 12, 2020, 05:08:08 AM »
Just making a list of lies and falsehoods reported by mainstream media this year. I'm counting stories from events that occured in 2020 as well as older stuff that was exposed as a lie in 2020. I'm curious to see which outlets have the most. I'll keep a tally till the end of the year. I'll have to distinguish and separate lies from mistruths. I'm not interested in evidence of bias or extremely minor slip ups. Lie implies deception while mistruth/falsehood implies inaccuracy. Not sure how I'll seperate the 2 yet. Maybe if an outlet has 5 lies and 3 mistruths I'll designate it "5 + 3". If you come across evidence of these things, post a link here. I'll just keep editing this thread. Starting it off with a few likely suspects.

FAKE

MSNBC - 1
CNN - 2 + 1
FOX -
ABC -
CBS - 2
NBC -
NY Times - 1
Washington Post -
Vox - 1
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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2020, 08:08:41 AM »

https://youtu.be/MI_8MVF5VaE?t=8m22s

There's another for CNN.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/31/us/semi-truck-george-floyd-protesters.html

Deliberately misleading title. +1 NYT

I will try not to bump this thread so much and try to condense at least 5 links per post, maybe more. Plenty of fake news out there, so if you come across something, post it and I'll update the OP.
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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2020, 02:53:43 PM »
Delete this thread quadz. I'm hundreds of articles behind. NO ONE has the time for this.
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Re: Fake News 2020
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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2020, 11:39:59 AM »
Headline vs. article:





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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2020, 11:52:53 AM »
Well technically... Communists masquerading as Democrats aren't really True Democrats.

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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2020, 07:54:36 PM »
Headline vs. article:







1 Rep Mayor on one chart and 0 Rep mayors on the other chart.

TRUMP LIED, TRUMP LIED, TRUMP LIED

This reporter just helped Trumps case  :dohdohdoh:
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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 08:10:50 PM »
1 Rep Mayor on one chart and 0 Rep mayors on the other chart.

TRUMP LIED, TRUMP LIED, TRUMP LIED

This reporter just helped Trumps case  :dohdohdoh:

I think the main idea of the article was to show that the fact that the cities with the most crime are run by Democrats likely has nothing to do with the fact that they are run by Democrats, and more to do with the fact that large cities almost universally have worse crime than more rural areas (rural areas tending to be more right leaning).

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In other words, Democrats won 81 of the 82 congressional districts identified as fully or partially urban.

People in large cities prefer Democrats for some reason, so large cities are going to be run by Democrats, and because they're large cities, they're going to have worse crime.
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Re: Fake News 2020
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 08:40:34 PM »
Yes, more population = more crime, and urban has far more crime than rural. But... San Diego, El Paso, ft worth, Jacksonville, Fresno, Omaha, Miami, Virginia Beach, Oklahoma city, etc. are all republican controlled cities, and Jacksonville is the only one that makes the list. That alone shows a correlation between democrat controlled cities and crime. Stating that democrat policy is the CAUSE for those statistics is a different discussion, but when compared to the republican controlled cities the author failed to make any point at all, other than a minuscule fact check. The 2nd list(per 10k residents) kinda debunks any point too.
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« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 11:03:40 PM »
Stating that democrat policy is the CAUSE for those statistics is a different discussion.

Right, this is what Trump is implying.
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« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 05:01:37 AM »
Sure, but is it that outlandish of a statement? You certainly can't say the same about republican cities, the data debunks that. I'm sure there are other correlations aside from policy, and I'm also sure there are some policies that would make sense to facilitate specific crimes on both sides. Perhaps the democrat party has more of these policies? If I recall correctly studies have shown ex-felons are more likely to be democrat than republican, and by far are more likely to vote democrat.
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