Another Socialist/Progressive 'News' Source Gets Busted For Lying...

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    Now i think we're beginning to better understand why Socialists/Progressives in this country are so hateful & ignorant. They get their 'News & Information' from bizarre & incompetent Media sources like CNN,The Huffington Post, and The View. What a bunch of nutters. :cuckoo:


    HuffPo Ignites Class Warfare with Hoax Story

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    Last week, the Huffington Post ran with the story of a banker who, as a sign of contempt for the 99%, crudely tipped a waitress a mere 1% ($1.33 on a $133 bill) and scribbled in a snarky “get a real job” on the bill. A photo of the receipt, posted on an anonymous Wordpress blog entitled “Future Ex Banker” (now removed), allegedly by the banker’s subordinate/dining companion, noted:

    I work in the corporate office of a major bank for a boss who represents everything wrong with the financial industry: blatant disregard and outright contempt for everyone and everything he deems beneath him. … Mention the ‘99%’ in my boss’ presence and feel his wrath. So proudly does he wear his 1% badge of honor that he tips exactly 1% every time he feels the server doesn’t sufficiently bow down to his Holiness. Oh, and he always makes sure to include a ‘tip’ of his own.

    Needless to say, class warfare proponents everywhere salivated with delight over the story, proof positive of the ‘evil’ 1%. The story was picked up and posted by nearly every major news site. For several days, the story made the rounds, with Yahoo! still posting about it yesterday afternoon, in article entitled “Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%.” [Interestingly, four paragraphs into that same article, the Yahoo! writer switches gears to discuss “a battle between environmentalists and big oil companies” about actress Lucy Lawless’s weekend arrest at a Greenpeace protest. Because, you know, a story about an "evil banker" goes hand in hand with a story about ‘evil oil companies.’]

    Subsequent to its initial reporting, Huffington Post breathlessly continued to report on the matter, issuing such Pulitzer-worthy updates on the situation as: “UPDATE II: As many have noted, a true 1% tip correctly rounded to the nearest penny would have been $1.34, leaving this tip just shy of that threshold, mathematically speaking.” Well, thank heavens its readers were on top of that.

    A CNN Panel, led by Soledad O'Brien, expressed their horror. "Some of these people (the 1%) really are who the anarchists in Zucotti Park think they are."

    But on Monday night, the Newport Beach restaurant in question, True Food Kitchen, released its investigation’s findings. No surprise: the story is a hoax, the product of a photoshopped receipt. The amount on the actual bill/receipt? $33.54, not $133.54 (a “1” was clearly added). The actual tip? Over 20%. And no, there was no “get a real job” scribbled on.

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    CNN especially, has fallen on some very hard times. I mean they rushed so hard to take this bait hook,line, and sinker. Shame on them.
     
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    After all the rapes and murders that have occurred at the #OWS protest sites CNN decided the movement needed a little more help. After all didn't Barry, CNN's hero, whole heartedly embrace the movement?
    I think it was a poster who calls himself "The Rabbi" here who asked what would be happening without the internet today?
    Probably a repeat of something like CBS's Walter Cronkite flying anti Vietnam War speaker Edmund Muskie by helicopter from one anti Vietnam War speaking engagement to another with absolutely no one aware of the complicity after Cronkite remarked "The War Is Lost" publicly on the airwaves.
     
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    Yeah, these incidents really do give you a better understanding of why Socialists/Progressives are generally very hateful & ignorant. This is where they get their 'News & Information' from. And CNN especially, has become a sad disgrace.
     
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    CNN was present at that rumored clandestine meeting in the secretive upper westside Manhattan apartment in late 2003 when the Media decided that John Kerry, rather than Howard Dean, would be the Media choice for Democratic candidate for President against GWB in 2004.
    It was CBS's Dan Rather who came up with the "Fake But Accurate" Texas Air National Guard Documents against GWB in an attempted October Surprise that ended with Danny and Mary crashing and burning instead. There is a profound and widespread Media cabal in place, ready and waiting against any prominent Conservative.
     
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    Yup, been that way for several decades. Our MSM is very corrupt.
     
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    From a linked article provided in your link dated Feb 27:

    Restaurant Calls Photo Of Banker’s 1 Percent Tip, ‘Get A Real Job’ Message A Hoax « CBS Los Angeles

    The Huffington Post posted a correction to their story, indicating that the restaurant called the blog’s photo “altered and exaggerated”.


    So why are we bringing this up again?
     
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    What's your point?
     
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    ROTF

    As opposed to the Fox "WMD destruction have been found", Hotair, and BigGovernment.com hate filled networks huh.

    It's the reason you pseudo-cons are so misinformed and hatefull.
     
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    Yes we know, whenever your fellow Left-Bots get busted for being shallow liars, it just has to be someone else's fault. You should read this article and see for yourself how dishonest & incompetent your 'News' sources really are. Go for it.
     
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