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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,809

    Clicked on the link. Article has been taken down. Apparently the identity of the blogger can't be identified

    Hmmm strange.
    Wait, no it isn't.

    It was a wacky fringe belief posted on a blog, which was taken down when people who weren't wacky fringers read it.
    It would take a wacky fringe believer from the other end of the spectrum to take it seriously as a representation of anything beyond a wacky fringe.
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    HuffPo is fake news apparently. Big shocker.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,849
    unsung said:

    HuffPo is fake news apparently. Big shocker.

    HuffPo has a ton of weird blog posts. I didn't expect that people would take them seriously as "news" at all.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 5,522
    unsung said:

    HuffPo is fake news apparently. Big shocker.

    Essays aren't news.
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    They made it viewable. They endorsed it.
  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,849
    Was there a comment to the effect that they endorsed it? I would assume this, like many of the blog posts, falls under "opinion expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the organization".
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,849
    Further thoughts - yes, by putting it on their site they made it viewable and accessible by a wide audience. I think it's naive to believe that means they endorse the idea itself or think it would ever possibly come to pass. I think it means that they judged it as controversial enough to guarantee discussion and increased traffic on their site and a small amount of outrage in certain circles, but not enough to damage them. The perfect click bait.
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725

    Further thoughts - yes, by putting it on their site they made it viewable and accessible by a wide audience. I think it's naive to believe that means they endorse the idea itself or think it would ever possibly come to pass. I think it means that they judged it as controversial enough to guarantee discussion and increased traffic on their site and a small amount of outrage in certain circles, but not enough to damage them. The perfect click bait.

    And also perfect for furthering their agenda. Test the waters, if nothing else they can remove it and claim it was an unendorsed blog post. But it still gets the idea out there, gets them talking, and before long someone like Hillary Clinton thinks she can gain one vote by it and boom, it is the party platform.
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 8,199
    unsung said:

    Further thoughts - yes, by putting it on their site they made it viewable and accessible by a wide audience. I think it's naive to believe that means they endorse the idea itself or think it would ever possibly come to pass. I think it means that they judged it as controversial enough to guarantee discussion and increased traffic on their site and a small amount of outrage in certain circles, but not enough to damage them. The perfect click bait.

    And also perfect for furthering their agenda. Test the waters, if nothing else they can remove it and claim it was an unendorsed blog post. But it still gets the idea out there, gets them talking, and before long someone like Hillary Clinton thinks she can gain one vote by it and boom, it is the party platform.
    Please let me know when the Democrat Party endorses elimination of the white race as a party platform plank.
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,849
    Yeah, sure, that's the next party platform. A guaranteed winner.

    And I return to the fact that this wasn't even suggested by an American, for the US. The rest of the world can have independent thoughts about their own countries without it revolving around the US.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,713

    unsung said:

    Further thoughts - yes, by putting it on their site they made it viewable and accessible by a wide audience. I think it's naive to believe that means they endorse the idea itself or think it would ever possibly come to pass. I think it means that they judged it as controversial enough to guarantee discussion and increased traffic on their site and a small amount of outrage in certain circles, but not enough to damage them. The perfect click bait.

    And also perfect for furthering their agenda. Test the waters, if nothing else they can remove it and claim it was an unendorsed blog post. But it still gets the idea out there, gets them talking, and before long someone like Hillary Clinton thinks she can gain one vote by it and boom, it is the party platform.
    Please let me know when the Democrat Party endorses elimination of the white race as a party platform plank.
    Wouldn't the platform be the elimination of white males?
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 8,199

    unsung said:

    Further thoughts - yes, by putting it on their site they made it viewable and accessible by a wide audience. I think it's naive to believe that means they endorse the idea itself or think it would ever possibly come to pass. I think it means that they judged it as controversial enough to guarantee discussion and increased traffic on their site and a small amount of outrage in certain circles, but not enough to damage them. The perfect click bait.

    And also perfect for furthering their agenda. Test the waters, if nothing else they can remove it and claim it was an unendorsed blog post. But it still gets the idea out there, gets them talking, and before long someone like Hillary Clinton thinks she can gain one vote by it and boom, it is the party platform.
    Please let me know when the Democrat Party endorses elimination of the white race as a party platform plank.
    Wouldn't the platform be the elimination of white males?
    I stand corrected.
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  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    edited April 16
    Don't you have a Richard Spencer blow up doll to play with, woman punching supporter? Mansplain to someone who cares, Nazi commie.
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725

    Don't you have a Richard Spencer blow up doll to play with, woman punching supporter? Mansplain to someone who cares, Nazi commie.

    Haha, another internet tough guy punching away on his keyboard in mommy's basement.
  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    unsung said:

    Don't you have a Richard Spencer blow up doll to play with, woman punching supporter? Mansplain to someone who cares, Nazi commie.

    Haha, another internet tough guy punching away on his keyboard in mommy's basement.
    A simple, "You're right. I'm an anti American fascist ahole. What Have I done?", would have been just fine. I hope you don't ever breed. You got a problem with me and others not normalizing this? Kiss my ass.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 3,713
    I sense a banning and/or a thread locking coming tomorrow.
  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    edited April 17
    Nah, don't ban inhiding, I didn't take the threat personal.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 2,446
    This thread is dead anyway, so let the lock begin for scrubbing.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • Honestly... I think it's a little unfair to paint Unsung as he has been painted recently given his posting history.

    He has an alternative point of view and even though he hasn't done the greatest job detailing it recently... it's important given it's one of the few coming from that 'alternate dimension' that doesn't look like hieroglyphics or a kid's drawing when presented in these threads.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 8,770

    Honestly... I think it's a little unfair to paint Unsung as he has been painted recently given his posting history.

    He has an alternative point of view and even though he hasn't done the greatest job detailing it recently... it's important given it's one of the few coming from that 'alternate dimension' that doesn't look like hieroglyphics or a kid's drawing when presented in these threads.

    You mean like this gem from another thread?
    unsung said:

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  • InHiding80InHiding80 Upland,CAPosts: 7,623
    edited April 17

    Honestly... I think it's a little unfair to paint Unsung as he has been painted recently given his posting history.

    He has an alternative point of view and even though he hasn't done the greatest job detailing it recently... it's important given it's one of the few coming from that 'alternate dimension' that doesn't look like hieroglyphics or a kid's drawing when presented in these threads.

    Actually it's quite fair. His posting history is full of Trump apologist crap. Ron Paul wouldn't want someone like him in his fan club. I'm equal opportunity towards the crap on both parties. He has no excuse.
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  • Honestly... I think it's a little unfair to paint Unsung as he has been painted recently given his posting history.

    He has an alternative point of view and even though he hasn't done the greatest job detailing it recently... it's important given it's one of the few coming from that 'alternate dimension' that doesn't look like hieroglyphics or a kid's drawing when presented in these threads.

    You mean like this gem from another thread?
    unsung said:

    image

    As I said... he hasn't been his best lately.
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  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,702
    unsung said:

    They made it viewable. They endorsed it.

    ...and then they corrected themselves by pulling it down and un-endorsing it.

    Now that Alex Jones has been been unmasked as a total charade, will InfoWars disavow all of his articles and opinions? Not likely.

    That's the difference between what you call real or fake news.
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    I don't listen to Alex Jones, first I have heard it. I checked his show out once but it was all infomercials trying to sell supplements.
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,702
    unsung said:

    I don't listen to Alex Jones, first I have heard it. I checked his show out once but it was all infomercials trying to sell supplements.

    So if a real news organization publishes a fake news article and retracts it, are they now and forever fake news? Are they fake-fake news? Fake news that's been un-faked? Do 2 fakes make a right? Or is it more like a double negative?
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  • oftenreadingoftenreading Victoria, BCPosts: 5,849
    CM189191 said:

    unsung said:

    I don't listen to Alex Jones, first I have heard it. I checked his show out once but it was all infomercials trying to sell supplements.

    So if a real news organization publishes a fake news article and retracts it, are they now and forever fake news? Are they fake-fake news? Fake news that's been un-faked? Do 2 fakes make a right? Or is it more like a double negative?
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 8,809
    Two fakes make a right-winger lol
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  • unsungunsung Posts: 7,725
    CM189191 said:

    unsung said:

    I don't listen to Alex Jones, first I have heard it. I checked his show out once but it was all infomercials trying to sell supplements.

    So if a real news organization publishes a fake news article and retracts it, are they now and forever fake news? Are they fake-fake news? Fake news that's been un-faked? Do 2 fakes make a right? Or is it more like a double negative?
    It is HuffPo, they have an agenda just as much as the rest of them.
  • CM189191CM189191 Minneapolis via ChicagoPosts: 2,702
    unsung said:

    CM189191 said:

    unsung said:

    I don't listen to Alex Jones, first I have heard it. I checked his show out once but it was all infomercials trying to sell supplements.

    So if a real news organization publishes a fake news article and retracts it, are they now and forever fake news? Are they fake-fake news? Fake news that's been un-faked? Do 2 fakes make a right? Or is it more like a double negative?
    It is HuffPo, they have an agenda just as much as the rest of them.
    ...ok....just so I follow....

    news media with an agenda is fake
    all news media outlets have an agenda
    ergo, all news is fake

    that pretty well sum it up?
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