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Month: October 2022

Media: Fake Trump Twitter statement dupes the media

Media: Fake Trump Twitter statement dupes the media

Been quite a week for media bloopers: A number of media and political personalities shared the statement with their followers and viewers, including newly minted MSNBC host Alex Wagner. “In the rush of reporting on Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter we included some bad information about Donald Trump’s reaction to the deal. We regret the error,” the Twitter account for Wagner’s show wrote late Thursday evening after her show noted the fake statement. Conservative media personality Dinesh D’Souza also shared the fake…

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Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Two days ago: Do accurate details matter in forming an argument?

Reporter for the UK Independent newspaper, Eric Michael Garcia, wrote an entire story saying SCOTUS Justice Clarence Thomas met with Florida Governor Ron DeSantis one day before the Roe versus Wade “abortion” ruling. But the story was easy shown as false. Garcia has apologized and the entire story has been retracted. Details matter, except it seems, in the media.

Perpetual Culture of Outrage: Wow, people got bent out of shape over an innocent social media comment

Perpetual Culture of Outrage: Wow, people got bent out of shape over an innocent social media comment

Wow – a woman posts on social media that she and her husband enjoy coffee each morning, sitting in their garden. The perpetual culture of outrage piles on and turns her tweet into a viral, and then mass media, story, about how everyone has a need to be perpetually outraged!!!!!

The Oregonian newspaper admits to long history of racism

The Oregonian newspaper admits to long history of racism

The Oregonian, published since the 19th century, admits to a long and powerful history of deliberate, cruel racism and as an advocate of xenophobia, much like the admission of National Geographic in 2018. Powerful publishers have spread hate and disinformation for more than a century – how can we trust anything they produce today? They have all lost our trust.