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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    I've been here since March. I'm quite well assimilated here and require no approval from you.

    Move along. :eusa_hand:
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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 :rofl:

    You also think I forgot about your meltdown just the other day :eusa_eh: :eusa_hand:
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    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.

    :cuckoo:
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    Well, according to the liberal, any issue is better than dealing the main issue. :eusa_whistle:
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    Tocqueville: Book 1 Chapter 11

    Still so true today.
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    Let's get back to the topic folks (hint: it's not meltdowns or assimilation) :)
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    Every news group gets caught every now and again.

    No biggie.

    This article got me at first, and I commented on it, but since I had not heard of that site before, I did some double checking it and had to pull my post.

    The fact he pulled the story speaks more of his standards than the fact that he got fooled.
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    we have had RWrs here fooled by The Onion.
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    Drudge reports on story and provides a link.....like many here do.....at least he does what Dean says no righties do.....so give me a left wing answer to the "Drudge Report".....so i can compare.....

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