Fake News

It’s another special episode of HWX, with Brian Ward and Paul Happe reconvening to bring you all the fake news that’s fit to broadcast. Topics addressed include:

* The Green Party sponsored recount of the 2016 election, including a principled debate on the propriety of accepting the results between Hillary Clinton and Hillary Clinton.

* The scourge of fake news, including the latest irresponsible Tweeter spreading falsehoods to millions of gullible partisans.

* The exclusive new vocal stylings of Julie Andrews and Kenny Loggins.

* What were we drinking during this episode? Maker’s 46 and Not Your Father’s Vanilla Cream Ale.

All member feedback welcomed in the comments section. Hope you enjoy.

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There are 11 comments.

  1. TKC1101 Inactive

    Is that Huma without makeup?

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    • December 4, 2016, at 3:40 PM PDT
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  2. T-Fiks Member

    Funny thing: just today I read a post about a distinction between liberals and conservatives regarding the use of language. In the link that follows, research is presented that liberals eschew nouns in favor of the more flexible adjectives.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3463607/The-simple-trick-reveal-conservative-liberal-Study-discovers-words-away-political-beliefs.html

    My response was (in part)…
    Because modern liberals respond more to emotional appeals and like to maintain flexibility in the application of principles to facts on the ground, it makes sense that their language would be less categorical.

    And lo and behold, I tune into HWX and that same flexibility in the application of principles to facts on the ground is one of the themes of the podcast. You guys are just brilliant.

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    • December 4, 2016, at 5:30 PM PDT
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  3. OccupantCDN Coolidge

    Funny, liberals used to love fake news when it was Jon Stewart using deceptive edits and out of context quotes to “advance” an agenda, and ridicule opponents.

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    • December 4, 2016, at 8:32 PM PDT
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  4. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    TKC1101:Is that Huma without makeup?

    On the right? I think that’s Hillary on the left, but she’s hard to recognize because she’s … smiling. Looks a lot younger, too. The person on the right obviously can’t be Bill. According to a recent South Park episode, Bill Clinton admitted of having done so many bad things to her that he broke her spirit. (BTW, as far as celebrity impersonations go supposedly being intentionally bad, I think South Park broke their own rule on that episode.)

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    • December 4, 2016, at 11:56 PM PDT
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  5. Kim K. Member

    Please don’t drink away your Minnesota accents. It’s your most charming feature!

    • #5
    • December 5, 2016, at 7:41 AM PDT
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  6. Brian Ward Contributor

    T-Fiks: My response was (in part)…
    Because modern liberals respond more to emotional appeals and like to maintain flexibility in the application of principles to facts on the ground, it makes sense that their language would be less categorical.

    Interesting stuff T-Fiks. I think this also explains the evolution of “global warming” into “climate change”.

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    • December 5, 2016, at 6:43 PM PDT
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  7. Brian Ward Contributor

    OccupantCDN:Funny, liberals used to love fake news when it was Jon Stewart using deceptive edits and out of context quotes to “advance” an agenda, and ridicule opponents.

    Good point OccupantCDN. This also relates to the situational ethics we were discussing Fake news is a scourge upon the land, except when it advances their agenda.

    • #7
    • December 5, 2016, at 6:44 PM PDT
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  8. Brian Ward Contributor

    Kim K.:Please don’t drink away your Minnesota accents. It’s your most charming feature!

    Heh. The phrase Damning with Faint Praise comes to mind.

    • #8
    • December 5, 2016, at 6:46 PM PDT
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  9. Podkayne of Israel Member

    Kim K.:Please don’t drink away your Minnesota accents. It’s your most charming feature!

    I agree. Paul, your Minnesotan accent is adorable.

    • #9
    • December 6, 2016, at 3:21 AM PDT
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  10. WinterMute Coolidge

    Love the fake news anthem.

    • #10
    • December 9, 2016, at 3:53 PM PDT
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  11. Podkayne of Israel Member

    WinterMute:Love the fake news anthem.

    Yes. Paul, at least, is a shoo-in for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for unquestionable musical talent.

    • #11
    • December 11, 2016, at 12:22 AM PDT
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