Fake news and propaganda

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    To think that we should trust any news source is insane.

    Everything should be taken with a grain of salt and questioned.
     
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    That's not only a non sequitur and an idiot-gram, it is a testament to the dysfunction of your thought process. When flummoxed by a truth, or anything which disturbs what you believe to be, or might be true, your are struck dumb. What normal people do is offer a rebuttal when exposed to something thoughtful or thought provoking, you (sadly) go blank, and react with emotion.
     
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    Finally, something that explains you! Of course you didn't quite elaborate that the grain of salt includes a lime and a shot of Tequila. Now I understand you.
     
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    Fake news is not the same as propaganda. We live in the tower of babble era of folks making up their own definitions to fit their intelligence and knowledge instead of increasing their intelligence and knowledge to learning actual definitions. If something is not understood it is just easier to make up something. Propaganda is often like a glass half empty glass half full debate. Fake news is news that can include no glass whatsoever. Fake news can be used as propaganda, but all propaganda is not fake news.
     
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    So tell us, what news source do you trust implicitly?
     
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    Implicitly? None, in fact (much to my surprise) your post is valid. At heart I'm a historian; I read TIME and The Economist, The SF Chronicle and on line the Christian Science Monitor. When intrigued by a subject/article or editorial I'll do some research, my TIME subscription allows me to read every magazine ever published by them, and many other sources on the Internet provide historical documents.

    Your comment was thought provoking and thoughtful, something you ought to engage in more often, IMO.
     
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    You're a little monkey parading around in king's cloths. A buffoon projecting his weaknesses. Thought provoking? No, just humor.
     
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    Wrong answer, only Fox news is fair and balanced. :dance:
     
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    Time, the mag, has become what People used to be and People's simply a celebrity rag these days. Time's on the Newsweek slippery slope IMO.
     
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