Tag: Fake News

Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Quote of the Day: Crisis, Real and Imagined

 

“In just ten days, we discovered that neither the tampon issue, nor the participation of transsexuals in the Olympic Games, nor the climate emergency were real problems, nor emergencies, nor anything of the sort. They were just fictitious problems, the pastimes of a generation that hadn’t known tragedy.” – Itxu Diaz, National Review

How many times are we supposed to have died? Net Neutrality, Budget cuts, Donald Trump’s very existence were supposed to have killed us all already. How many failed predictions of global warming / climate change / ManBearPig destroying us in 10 years have we seen blow by us without incident? If there was an actual environmental catastrophe incoming, no one would actually believe it.

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In 2001, the Report from Inside the Bowels of the Matrix involved a Patriot Act which passed Congress just weeks after our military was caught unaware of the attack by some 19 hijackers armed with box cutters. At the time of its passage in October 2001, many news reports stated the Act was 300 pages […]

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Just in the last couple of weeks the fake news regarding the President has been relentless. Trump closed the CDC pandemic office! False. More

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On the opening segment tonight, leftist blowhard and admitted misogynist Chris Matthews announced his retirement. He was replaced after the first commercial break. More

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. When Trump Almost Started WWIII

 

Soon after Trump had Soleimani killed, a liberal friend of mine phoned.

“Was this not the last straw; even for you?” she queried. I could only say that I thought it was most excellent that this henchman of Al Queda and ISIS (or whatever) was finally meeting his Maker.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Journalism: The Obama Era vs. the Trump Era

 

CNN reports that “President Trump dined on ice cream as news of the air strike broke.”

Meanwhile, we still don’t know what President Obama was enjoying for dinner as our Ambassador and aides died in Benghazi.

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https://www.ecowatch.com/siberia-sea-boiling-methane-2640900862.html Just as the Left has weaponized the various alphabet agencies, the Left also enjoys weaponizing the English language in their reporting on “Global Climate Change.” The hype in debating this issue proceeds beyond any mortal’s expectation. More

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Today’s guest, Chris Pandolfo, covers politics from beyond the Beltway, and Jack asks him what it’s like to observe Beltway bedlam from afar.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. What’s Wrong With This Picture?

 

This screenshot is from The New York Times website on April 25, 2019. It was nestled among other stories. So, how do you think this lede got by the brain of the person who posted it alongside this photograph? Really?

You are looking at the school principal. Look at her. Now read the last sentence of the summary, intended to induce you to click and read more. “The dress code has been criticized as racist and elitist.” Roll that around your tongue. Swish to get all the flavor notes.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club political podcast for April 3, 2019, episode number 218 (!!!) it is the Tactile Politics edition of the show with your touchy-feely hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg and AI guy Mike Stopa.

This week, we return to an earlier era where we used to bring you *three* topics. Yes! This week you get a bonus topic. And, without further adieu, they are these.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. You Go Girl! Kellyanne Conway Goes after Adam Schiff

 

Kellyanne Conway is fighting back. She’s not just willing to say, “let’s just move along, folks”; for one, she’s going after Adam Schiff:

Adam Schiff should resign. He has no right as somebody who has been peddling a lie, day after day after day, unchallenged and not under oath. Somebody should have put him under oath and said ‘you have evidence, where is it’?

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Last week, I posted a story that I heard on the local TV news about how Walmart Greeters are being eliminated. It was a sad story about a senior, who also happened to be a veteran, at the local Walmart in the next county who was soon to be an eliminated greeter. This lead to […]

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Jimmy Dore show: Cohen Kills Collusion Conspiracy Theory117,115 views (His guest on the show is The Nation staff member Eric Mattei.) My comment while watching: Rachel Maddow, I await your retraction.And one of the more enjoyable comments made in the below discussion revolves around how Steele himself had blatantly stated he utilized conversations and information […]

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[Updated upon considering some comments. Deletions noted by strike-through; italics annotate additions.]

The conservative media space, social and otherwise, is abuzz with another woman of the left speaking truth we wish to hear to the power of Big Media. Lara Logan is a woman of immense physical courage and moral courage. She has spoken hard truths to real power. She is a real, old-fashioned reporter. Kudos to Lara Logan are warranted. And. Lara Logan is human, like all of us, and we may choose to overlook parts of her humanity that complicate our preferred narrative.

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Nick Sandmann Lawsuit against WAPO for $250 Million and Clarence Thomas’ Solo Opinion

 

Two stories have intersected making for intriguing discussions about the First Amendment as well as the laws against defamation.

The first story is the defamation lawsuit of Nick Sandmann against the Washington Post for $250 million. WaPo’s coverage of the confrontation between Sandman and a Native American man exploded into a national story and was fed by the inflammatory and reckless coverage by WaPo and other media outlets. Sandmann’s lawyer, Lin Wood, said, “Nick Sandmann was perceived as an easy target. He is 16. Inexcusable on every level.”

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Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Kudos to Lara Logan

 

Lara Logan’s outspoken comments in recent days regarding the biased media and the death of journalism came and went quicker than a lightning bolt. Yet this flash of light lingered long enough to spark a fire. Her comments were read across conservative radio, highlighted in the Washington Examiner, and talked about on Fox News. When I heard that she spoke out, claiming to commit journalistic suicide, my ears perked up. She called the left-wing media propagandists.

“Former CBS News foreign correspondent Lara Logan said, “responsibility for fake news” begins with journalists as she berated the “liberal” media in a recent interview. “The media everywhere is mostly liberal,” Logan said during a podcast with retired Navy SEAL Mike Ritland on Friday. Logan, who said the interview was “professional suicide for me,” also blamed the media for not pursuing objectivity anymore, arguing journalists have evolved into “political activists.

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A couple of days ago @henryracette had some thoughtful commentary on the nice writer’s block piece from @susanquinn: … what do I have to say that hasn’t been said, or that hasn’t been said clearly or often enough to whatever audience I imagine addressing. More

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This article is intended as a template to help conservative opinion writers the next time the “mainstream” news reports a scandal involving conservatives. It’s not directed at leftists, because they don’t care. (Or as the Red Queen Kathy Griffin usually says, “Off with their heads!”) WASHINGTON — Recently we were disturbed at a video released by […]

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Contributor Post Created with Sketch. Recommended by Ricochet Members Created with Sketch. Big D said “Lion Ted,” Not “Lyin’ Ted”

 

The corrupt, phony media intentionally misrepresented how President Donald J. Trump referred to Senator Ted Cruz in the 2016 debates for the Republican nomination. I listened to the debate audio a number of times, then loaded it on my audio analysis decoder, which came standard on my Commodore VIC-20. The results?

Big D clearly said “Lion Ted,” which is an honorific bestowed on political giants in the US Senate who have either killed an innocent woman (Ted Kennedy) or single-handedly derailed the repeal of Obamacare (John McCain).

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