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Provocative and misleading headline of the day “Russian Official Who Carried Putin’s Nuclear Codes Found in ‘Pool of Blood'”

Provocative and misleading headline of the day “Russian Official Who Carried Putin’s Nuclear Codes Found in ‘Pool of Blood'”

What actually happened: A retired colonel whose past job had him carrying government nuclear launch codes attempted suicide after getting drunk. A bit different than the headline implies considering current world events.

Misleading bull shit headline: “9 in 10 Floridians at ‘high’ risk of COVID as hospitalizations rise”

Misleading bull shit headline: “9 in 10 Floridians at ‘high’ risk of COVID as hospitalizations rise”

This news report is inconsistent, contradictory and incoherent. It claims 9 in 10 Florida resident are at “high” risk for Covid – in a state where up 80% are estimated to have had Covid, and hence, acquired immunity, and 70% have been fully vaccinated. This is news report is complete nonsense. And they wonder why people don’t believe anyone anymore?

Fake news: “COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?”

Fake news: “COVID-19, shootings: Is mass death now tolerated in America?”

Reporter asserts all Covid deaths in the U.S. were preventable. My pointing out that Covid was not controlled anywhere in the world (having accurate data collection and reporting), and my pointing out that 27 other countries had worse outcomes than the U.S. is “denying that the deaths were preventable”. Therefore, you are cautioned that my inconvenient questions and observations are official disinformation, as determined by the Associated Press. Also, remember Betteridge’s Law – any headline that ends in a question mark means the story is bull shit.

Why are rants on social media now news stories?

Why are rants on social media now news stories?

“Journalists” now pretend they commit journalism by creating a story out of anonymous person’s online rants. Every day we can see fake news stories like this. At best, this is blogging – if even that. It certainly is not journalism.

It’s time for the annual Happiest Country in the World Scam Report

It’s time for the annual Happiest Country in the World Scam Report

It’s time for the annual “Happiest Country in the World” selection, which as always, is a Scandanavian country, since they use metrics that intentionally result in Scandanavian countries ranking high. The metrics, oddly enough, have nothing to do with anyone’s happiness! And every year, the media morons publish this ranking as if it is a meanginful news report. It’s not, the rankings are bogus. Read why.

Stanford’s Professor Michael McFaul is a fool [has since apologized and backpedaled on his original comment]

Stanford’s Professor Michael McFaul is a fool [has since apologized and backpedaled on his original comment]

Stanford’s Professor Michael McFaul is a fool. He said on MSNBC that Hitler never targeted ethnic Germans. McFaul is a fool, an idiot, and makes us wonder if his biography is a fraud. He is a professor of International Studies at Stanford, Director of their International Studies Institute, and was a White House policy advisor for five years on Eurasian affairs. He also is why “expert” has become synonymous with idiot.

Now is a great time to not get news from social media

Now is a great time to not get news from social media

Be extremely cautious about anything your read, see, or hear on social media about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, even from what might initially sound like an authoritative source like a YT channel labeled something like “US Defense News”. These channels are created by individuals, who re-package public domain footage, often with a synthesized narration voice over. They are not authoritative, and in the fog of war, should be treated as fake news.