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Old 05-03-2013, 09:37 AM
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Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza

Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza

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The Drudge Report was fooled by a fake story about Mayor Bloomberg being denied pizza on Friday morning.

The website picked up a piece by the Daily Currant which said that Bloomberg "was denied a second slice of pizza" at a Brooklyn restaurant in retaliation for his soda ban. The Daily Currant, however, is a satirical website.

The Drudge Report splashed a photo of Bloomberg eating a slice of pizza with the headline "No Pizza For You!" before taking it down moments later.

The site isn't the first to be fooled by "The Daily Currant." The Currant's fake report about Paul Krugman going bankrupt was picked up by Breitbart. Its version of events had the Nobel Prize-winning econominst racking up bills on his American Express black card at Tiffany's, and buying rare Portuguese wines and 19th century English cloth.
I put this in politics because I think it's an example of a bigger problem. Studies have show that people will gravitate toward information sources that confirm their beliefs or preconceived notions about an issue.

This is extremely dangerous to us as a society-- especially when an unstable fringe element (readers of Drudge or Breitbart) go to a completely unreliable source for what seems like a daily dose of hate and fear-mongering. Drudge and Co. have built a business up around the notion that sick and angry people need to be reassured all their rage is not impotent, and that they're not alone.

The fact that Alex Jones and Limbaugh have a following, a loyal audience, tells us that sick people want to feel part of a group--thus making them feel more "normal".

What goes on at the fringes of our American political spectrum is not normal at all.

Look at what happened when CNN got the facts wrong about the bombing suspect being captured. They were raked over the coals. But these popular fringe websites have not ethics or accountability.
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Good story though and harmless enough. Doesn't merit a whole paragraph of hate speech about Drudge.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:39 AM
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Fox got it wrong too like CNN did


MSNBC refused to go with the story because it was flimsy.

lies have become the norm for some media.

They seem to think you are allowed your own made up facts
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& that is most RW'ers homepage tab Their hate knows no bounds
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Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza

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The Drudge Report was fooled by a fake story about Mayor Bloomberg being denied pizza on Friday morning.

The website picked up a piece by the Daily Currant which said that Bloomberg "was denied a second slice of pizza" at a Brooklyn restaurant in retaliation for his soda ban. The Daily Currant, however, is a satirical website.

The Drudge Report splashed a photo of Bloomberg eating a slice of pizza with the headline "No Pizza For You!" before taking it down moments later.

The site isn't the first to be fooled by "The Daily Currant." The Currant's fake report about Paul Krugman going bankrupt was picked up by Breitbart. Its version of events had the Nobel Prize-winning econominst racking up bills on his American Express black card at Tiffany's, and buying rare Portuguese wines and 19th century English cloth.
I put this in politics because I think it's an example of a bigger problem. Studies have show that people will gravitate toward information sources that confirm their beliefs or preconceived notions about an issue.

This is extremely dangerous to us as a society-- especially when an unstable fringe element (readers of Drudge or Breitbart) go to a completely unreliable source for what seems like a daily dose of hate and fear-mongering. Drudge and Co. have built a business up around the notion that sick and angry people need to be reassured all their rage is not impotent, and that they're not alone.

The fact that Alex Jones and Limbaugh have a following, a loyal audience, tells us that sick people want to feel part of a group--thus making them feel more "normal".

What goes on at the fringes of our American political spectrum is not normal at all.

Look at what happened when CNN got the facts wrong about the bombing suspect being captured. They were raked over the coals. But these popular fringe websites have not ethics or accountability.
how come you did not mention the Lefties who follow the same type of people on their side?......not able too?......head start hurting?.....or are you one of them and believe what they say?.....
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Says an OP who among other Liberals on this board think The Onion is a legitimate news source.

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is it really?.....one of your buddies here say its the World Daily News.......so who is right?....
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is it really?.....one of your buddies here say its the World Daily News.......so who is right?....
ummm.....I have 5 tabs set to open-up when I start my browser. A rw'er could have 5 as well and invariably Drudge will be one of them, not the ONLY one, but one of them.
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is it really?.....one of your buddies here say its the World Daily News.......so who is right?....
ummm.....I have 5 tabs set to open-up when I start my browser. A rw'er could have 5 as well and invariably Drudge will be one of them, not the ONLY one, but one of them.
I have had 192 tabs open in my FireFox browser at one time. It never occurred to me to make Drudge Report a staple of my newsday in any one of them.

Shut your stupid face.
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^ model rw'er I was contemplating pos-repping you around 90 seconds ago simply because you're new and made a funny post near the top of the OP. Not mulling it over anymore
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^ model rw'er I was contemplating pos-repping you around 90 seconds ago simply because you're new and made a funny post near the top of the OP. Not mulling it over anymore
I've been here since March. I'm quite well assimilated here and require no approval from you.

Move along.
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Anything is better than talking about the issues I guess.
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"since March" eh? "assimilated" is EXACTLY what you are, to the USMB eXtreme rw bunch

You also think I forgot about your meltdown just the other day
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"since March" eh? "assimilated" is EXACTLY what you are, to the USMB eXtreme rw bunch

You also think I forgot about your meltdown just the other day
Uh.. what meltdown is that? I hardly ever self destruct like you liberals routinely do.

Seems like you're not unlike Chernobyl, DC, you're in a perpetual state of meltdown. Day in and day out. Such as you are and with such a hot head, you'd melt right through your chair. It's why you can't refrain from ad hominem attacks on other posters, when you lack an argument or a coherent point to make.

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Anything is better than talking about the issues I guess.
Well, according to the liberal, any issue is better than dealing the main issue.
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