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Fake News
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Interesting. Tried to resize but didn’t work. I have to zoom to see it.

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Re: Fake News
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If you believe that chart, I've got some ocean front property in Arizona for ya.

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Re: Fake News
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Interesting. Tried to resize but didn’t work. I have to zoom to see it.

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Overall, I would agree with that chart. I might move some people around a little but I think it is pretty fair. I think it would be nice to add a few more Conservative pages that I don't see on the list that I use sometimes. I am thinking about sites like RealClearPolitics. I think most of the articles on there are more mainstream with a conservative bent but they are indeed an opinion site.

I don't have a problem with people reading things like Breitbart as long as you understand that any given "fact" reported by them has a 50/50 chance of actually being true.

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Re: Fake News
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The discrepancy in this chart comes from the fact that a lot of articles produced on what they consider less credible organizations are copied or based almost entirely off information put out by what they consider more reputable sources. It takes actually clicking on the links embedded in an article to find the basis by which the story is written upon. Some of the “more credible” sources in that chart have a tendency not to provide links to verify the basis by which the article is written, or when there is embedded links, it just takes you to another article put out by the same site.

And there’s no way CNN falls dead center of that list. They are as progressive biased as they come. Let alone all the false reporting they’ve had to backtrack on in recent years. It’s obvious to see that whoever produced this chart had an agenda.

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Re: Fake News
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This list is true if you make "Hyper partisan conservative", neutral, and go left from there. Fpr example. CNN skewing a little left is a joke. But they have FOX and OANN as untrustworthy. Everything in the "neutral" section is inherently leftist.

Did some digging. The creator of this chart, Vanessa Otero, is a Trump hating liberal from Denver, Colorado. You can look at her tweets and realize this in a matter of seconds. Which is why this chart about fake news, is fake news.

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Re: Fake News
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It's odd that most of my reading is from the green and yellow areas. Big fan of Reason

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Re: Fake News
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Reason is a good news site in my opinion.

Just noticed they have the Drudge Report on there. That is the funniest thing I have seen all day. Drudge doesn’t produce news, they link to news articles from all across the web. On any given day they could link to all the other news sites listed on that graph, and others sites from around the world. I don’t think this person did their homework very well.

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Re: Fake News
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Drudge only provides links to conservative viewpoints and juices up the verbiage in those links to set the tone. I’d say it is appropriately positioned...as is CNN (not saying those two are the same).

Posted on: 3/7 6:39 am
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Re: Fake News
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Drudge only provides links to conservative viewpoints and juices up the verbiage in those links to set the tone. I’d say it is appropriately positioned...as is CNN (not saying those two are the same).


I’m going to have to call BS on this one. Featured link on Drudge right now is titled, “Cohn Walks Stocks Tank”. It links to a CNBC article.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/gary-c ... visor-new-york-times.html

How is that slanted and linked conservative?

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Re: Fake News
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LOL they only believe in what fits their narrative. Literally all he had to do was go to drudge website, take the 3 seconds, see the article and not look like a dumbass. But he couldn't.

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Re: Fake News
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
Drudge only provides links to conservative viewpoints and juices up the verbiage in those links to set the tone. I’d say it is appropriately positioned...as is CNN (not saying those two are the same).


I’m going to have to call BS on this one. Featured link on Drudge right now is titled, “Cohn Walks Stocks Tank”. It links to a CNBC article.
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/gary-c ... visor-new-york-times.html

How is that slanted and linked conservative?


As a person that has read the Drudge Report for probably most of its existence.....It is conservatively slanted. At least 60% of the articles are conservative content.

But even more than that they can't wait for an article about Hillary Clinton so they can pull out one of the five pictures of her that have her eyes bugging out or a scowl on her face even if the actual article is about petting puppies.

I love Drudge don't get me wrong but it is a conservative site at heart.

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Re: Fake News
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It's odd that most of my reading is from the green and yellow areas. Big fan of Reason


Ha! Ha! Ha!

And you believe that the New York Times reports "facts." And they are "minimally" partisan???

Puh-Lease.

And CNN is opinion with "fair persuasion" with "minimal" partisanship???

Ha! Ha! Ha!

This chart is a JOKE!!!

REASON has left the building.

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Re: Fake News
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Like I said. The chart was created by a Trump hating liberal. Anyone who believes this chart is an idiot.

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Re: Fake News
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Conservative doesn’t like what he sees or hears...attacks the messenger...

This person can’t have an opinion on media...they don’t like Trump!

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The FBI is too infiltrated with liberals to br fair!

Mueller can’t investigate Trump, deep state!

The dossier is 100% fake because Hillary helped finance it!


Trump still has an approval rating in the high thirties or low forties so I guess 60% of America is not credible in anything that they do.




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Re: Fake News
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Liberal doesn’t like that independent media is reaching more people than the tired compromised mainstream media. Therefore said person makes a chart depicting all the favorite groups as credible, and places the more popular independents as overly biased and fake.


It works both ways. Just like when you follow the money backing all these fact checkers that overtly tend to side with the liberal viewpoint. Its just more of the same of progressives trying to assume the position of authority on any topic or source by which a topic is covered. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see it for what it really is.

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Re: Fake News
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Conservative finds fringe media that supports their personal views. Openly attacks other sources as fake while ignoring shortcomings in fringe media. Says mainstream “just doesn’t get it”.

Follow the money. Appropriate for media source scrutiny but not government investigations, eh?

Posted on: 3/8 6:53 am
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Re: Fake News
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
Conservative finds fringe media that supports their personal views. Openly attacks other sources as fake while ignoring shortcomings in fringe media. Says mainstream “just doesn’t get it”.

Follow the money. Appropriate for media source scrutiny but not government investigations, eh?


Speaking of following the money, whatever happened to Mueller digging into Trumps offshore accounts, that the Russians were supposedly sifting money into? Seems all that fuss was much to do about nothing. Though your “credible” mainstream sources were crowing for a couple months over it. Not too much being said about it these days.

Mainstream media is like my old boss from a past job. When he made a mistake he would either blame someone else, or pretend like it never happened, and when there was news he didn’t like, he would just bob along as if he was blissfully unaware of its existence.

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Re: Fake News
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eer_4da_beer wrote:
Conservative finds fringe media that supports their personal views. Openly attacks other sources as fake while ignoring shortcomings in fringe media. Says mainstream “just doesn’t get it”.

Follow the money. Appropriate for media source scrutiny but not government investigations, eh?


Oh my goodness. You're being stupid on purpose right? That is literally what you are doing with this chart.

Would you believe a news chart made by a Hillary hating Republican? One that puts FOX as skews right but places CNN as can't believe due to left wing bias? Would you believe a dossier against Obama or Hillary that Trump financed? Would you be happy about an investigation that wasted millions of dollars and has only found out garbage we've already known for 4 years? No way because you go crazy whenever anybody posts any source that isn't CNN or Huffington post.

Alex Jones gets more viewers/listeners than CNN does. More people watch Friends, Full House, and Yogi Bear reruns than primetime CNN gets.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/ ... ends-reruns-doing-better/

Hannity and Tucker are the most watched news program in the country.

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Re: Fake News
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But by all means continue believe his approval rato g is in the 30's when in fact its higher than Obama's was at the same point in their presidencies.

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Re: Fake News
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Reason is a good news site in my opinion.

Just noticed they have the Drudge Report on there. That is the funniest thing I have seen all day. Drudge doesn’t produce news, they link to news articles from all across the web. On any given day they could link to all the other news sites listed on that graph, and others sites from around the world. I don’t think this person did their homework very well.


That's a valid point. Many of these sites are to a greater or lesser extent news aggregation sites, but most of them also have some level of original content.

Drudge has always been a partisan news link page with no original content.

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