Friday, December 9, 2016

Fake News INC.

Hiss ... I like fake news . Guess what . Just maybe
the fake news was not
fake after all .....
When I first heard about "Fake News" I was rolling over . Yes . My first thought was something out of Orwell's 1984 . A new word was coined by the propagandists right our out of ***NEWSPEAK .There is conspiracy theory and there is conspiracy fact, and what we have on our hands is one mother of a left-wing conspiracy parading as a right wing conspiracy. You can’t make this stuff up. It’s diabolical.   Fake News! But my question is this . How fake is "fake news" ??? , or is it a attempt to squash free-speech ?  It takes a hair trigger to trample on the rights of a free press and free though . Someone is playing with our minds here , they want us to believe that during this election there was a lot of false information spreading around that { interjecting here , it reminds me of the nonsense that filled the news media during the aftermath of September 11th attack. WE used to have terror alerts that were color coded from green to red . It fooled the American public , kept up the suspense ! }  (1)>>could have led to the election outcome .  So how this began ? Here is some dirt on this . Fake news became all too real over the weekend after a North Carolina man entered a (1.2)>>Washington pizzeria with an assault rifle in an attempt to "self-investigate" a false but persistent conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton. The baseless theory is that the business was a front for a child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton and her campaign manager. The Democrats are crying , and are behind much to say of this theory that their pushing to enact anti -free speech legislation under the guise of "fake news" . I personally think its one sneaky game to snuff out alternative news media. Even more concerning, the United States House of Representatives quietly passed legislation targeting 'Russian propaganda' websites.But the calls for censorship do not end with the United States.The European Union is demanding that Twitter, YouTube and Facebook censor “illegal hate speech” within 24 hours and content that includes so-called “fake news,” a term so broad that it includes perfectly legitimate news content. Microsoft, Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have also announced that they will be ramping up efforts to remove "extremist" content from their websites by using a shared database of offenders.It seems that more and more people are starting to turn away from reputable, established news sources, and are instead trusting the buzzy (and often outright not so  false) headlines they see on social media.  (2)>>Question for me is . { repeating my self }  Just what constituted fake news ? I searched the media via internet trying to look up stories that were called false . There were only a relative few stories that were truths twisted around for fair game . One of them was that Hillary was selling arms to ISIS ! That's a chuckle' r for me . If I read the "fake news" correctly it may have meant that " American weapons were found in Islamic State territories " . Just compare it with Trump's tweet that "Hillary Created ISIS !"  . YOU might say MAYBE TRUMP was creating with his tweets on Twitter a "fake news" haven . Since he had accused the election full of voter fraud in states like California  having illegals voting . My favorite " fake news" was this one that could only have have come right out of the the old Daily Globe tabloid that  from a website called 'Winning Democrats.' The article claimed Ireland would begin accepting refugees who wanted to flee America in case of a Trump presidential victory. The story racked up more than 800,000 engagements on Facebook.  What ever the case "  fake news" coined as it is , it may not be nothing but a one of those "false flags" to distract people to create mistrust in alternative media . It's EASY to create a bunch of shleep who would swallow propaganda from national so call "trusted" sources that too many MORE MANUFACTURED NEWS than the obvious lone journalist . Even the term “fake news” itself has no coherent meaning,but it keeps the press rolling ............

I wanted to illustrate that fake news may NOT BE FAKE NEWS . IN this lively world of electronia media we may be bombarded with subliminal messages  The truth also  can be twisted around by our OWN GOVERNMENT . Regardless we don't want an infringement on FREE SPEECH.  Author Samuel Clemens  FOR EXAMPLE (Mark Twain) was employed as a newspaper reporter before becoming famous as a novelist and in this position he published many hoax articles. He left two separate journalism positions, Nevada (1864) fleeing a challenge to duel and San Francisco fleeing outraged police officials because his satire and fiction were often taken for the truthful accounts they were presented as. Ironically, the accuracy of many newspaper and autobiographical accounts used to follow the early life of Samuel Clemens are in doubt. Remember His fake news, like all fake news was protected by the First Amendment. I DO NOT WANT THE CONSTITUTION CHANGED. Another side of the mainstream media lament that has been relatively unexplored is what the media chooses not to report . Thankfully we have alternative news sources now that opens the door to the unexplored options .

***NEWSPEAK .  Newspeak, a language “designed to diminish the range of thought,” in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell.  The term "newspeak" was coined by George Orwell in his 1949 anti-utopian novel 1984. In Orwell's fictional totalitarian state, Newspeak was a language favored by the minions of Big Brother and, in Orwell's words, "designed to diminish the range of thought." Newspeak was characterized by the elimination or alteration of certain words, the substitution of one word for another, the interchangeability of parts of speech, and the creation of words for political purposes. The word has caught on in general use to refer to confusing or deceptive bureaucratic jargon. (1)>>could have led to the election outcome . The New York Times reported shortly after the election that Google and Facebook “have faced mounting criticism over how fake news on their sites may have influenced the presidential election’s outcome.” That was fake news in itself: “fake news” didn’t influence the presidential election’s outcome, all too real news about the wrong direction in which our nation was headed under Barack Obama did. Nevertheless, the Times said that “those companies responded by making it clear that they would not tolerate such misinformation by taking pointed aim at fake news sites’ revenue sources.”Fake news stories that went viral during the election included claims that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump, that Hillary Clinton has sold weapons to ISIS and that an FBI agent died by suicide in connection with the investigation into Clinton’s private email server. Americans are likely to believe fake news headlines 75 percent of the time, according to an Ipsos poll conducted for BuzzFeed after the election. While a majority of the top-performing fake news stories leading up to the election had a pro-Trump bias, it's not just conservatives who are falling for fake news. In a survey conducted by Ipsos Public Affairs for BuzzFeed News, 71 percent of self-identifying Democrats surveyed mistook fake news headlines for real stories. Those who identify as Republicans fell for the false headlines at a higher rate, with 84 percent of those surveyed believing they were true.(1.2)>>Washington pizzeria.  On December 4, Edgar M. Welch carried a rifle into the Comet Ping
Pong pizzeria in Washington, D.C. Welch had stumbled on the "PizzaGate" conspiracy theory, which claims that the restaurant is part of a sex-trafficking ring tied to Hillary Clinton and her associates; children are supposedly being held prisoner and transported through secret tunnels beneath the business. Welch was armed because he wanted to rescue the kids. He didn't find any prisoners there, but he wound up firing his weapon anyway. No one was injured, fortunately.
 This is what irrational curiosity does to people. It forces them to behave in a way that they might not ordinarily behave and as much as they know it’s rationally impossible try to help make the world a nicer safer better place they go on insisting on behaving just as radically as the thing they are supposedly trying to put a stop to. Nearly 50 percent of Trump voters think the Pizzagate theory is either true or could be true, according to a new poll released today from Public Policy Polling.
 (2)>>Question for me is . { repeating my self }. To state what should be obvious, these are not stories fabricated by hoaxsters or Macedonian teenagers looking to make a buck. They are opinions and analyses with which the tweeters happen to strongly disagree. But throwing the term fake news back at the mainstream media allows the right-wing fringe not only to insult their specific targets, such as CNN, but to devalue the term itself and along with it the idea that there is any clear distinction between truth and fiction.

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