Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza

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    Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza

    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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    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 :rofl: Their hate knows no bounds :(
     
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    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.

    :rofl:
     
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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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    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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    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 [​IMG] 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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