“We are now in an era when you have to engage in false statements." Really?

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    Thread title is a quote from The Guardian, 2nd to last paragraph.

    This is more than just a little troubling, this is downright outrageous.

    To be fair, BuzzFeed was never a source that deserved to be taken too seriously. But for their editor to straight out admit that they were lying and that it is their policy to lie in order to sell their publication? Amazing.

    For those of us on the right, this epitomizes why the media is to be taken with a grain of salt. Is it fair to lump the entire media in with a trash publication like BuzzFeed? Probably not. But that is what is happening, has happened & will continue to happen with roughly half the country.

    How do you walk back something like this? I don't think they can, if they ever had a chance to be taken seriously as a news organization, that chance is gone now. CNN also got involved with this "fake news" story (although not in quite an as egregious way).

    The traditional media needs to condemn this and work towards regaining trust. After the election results came in, we did see publications like The New York Times & Washington Post offer a "mea culpa" of sorts; they acknowledged that they engaged in practices never seen before in an election cycle. Joe Scarborough commented on it on his show on MSNBC.

    There are PLENTY of things to criticize Trump on, so why make stuff up or report on things that are unsubstantiated? Dan Rather got fired from CBS for a false report about George Bush - seems that our "traditional/mainstream media" has gone downhill from there.
     
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    Well, we've been in an era when Democrats have to engage in false statements. It's been that way for them for years, because they don't dare tell the truth about what they want government to do to us. Normal people would vote them out of office in a blink, if they did that. So they MUST "engage in false statements", or die politically.

    Of course, one of the problems with that is, once normal people see them actually trying to DO what they want with government, and they see the disasters that result, the Democrats' false statements won't help them any more. Witness the Nov. 2016 elections as a classic example.
     
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    Wrong far left drone!

    CNN posts fake news and you ignore it!
     
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    The CIA/White House leaked fake news to fake news organization that is CNN…
     
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    It's funny how the tards were okay with Trump getting all the airtime he wanted over a period of years to lie about Obama's birth, but now they are suddenly all up in arms over this.

    What goes around, comes around, bitches. I warned you. Many, many times. For years.

    You are reaping what you have sown.
     
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    There was a blizzard of fake news over Benghazi, and Clinton rape tapes, and a shit ton of other manufactured bullshit. And you tards were not only okay with it, YOU OBEDIENTLY PARROTED IT. For years and years and years.

    Reap what you have sown, tards. Reap what you have sown.
     
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    The 4th estate is in its dying days. People do not trust the media, and these types of blatantly "fake news" stories will only exacerbate and accelerate the inevitable.
     
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    Please give us some examples of these fake news stories about Benghazi and Bubba.
     

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