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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:30 AM

Although sensationalizing stories and fabricating narratives is nothing new, I am amazed at how quickly major media outlets are now pumping out narratives that are obviously staged, contrived or outright phony. IIRC, it used to take months for these narratives -- and by that, I mean a series of stories presented in a way that supports liberal orthodoxy -- to fall apart. Duke Lacrosse and the Zimmerman incident were dissected and debated for months before most people acknowledged that the initial media coverage was simplistic at best and deceptive at worst. Rolling Stone's fake rape story took a few weeks.

Now, it seems like news outlets pump out a phony outrage every single day. It almost always falls apart once new facts emerge, but not before doing a tremendous amount of damage and leaving a trail of very angry readers and viewers in its wake.

This is just the latest example:

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Little Sofía Cruz, 5, came from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. with a mission - to hand the Pope a letter about the 5 million children in the U.S. whose immigrant parents could be deported. As millions watched during the live coverage of Pope Francis greeting crowds in D.C., she got her wish.

Pope Francis beckoned to the little girl, who had stepped out of the crowd. Sofía was part of a delegation of 6 children and 19 adults who had come from their California church with one important mission - to seek the Pope's advocacy and support for legalizing the millions of undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

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"I think immigrants should be legalized since they have earned it. They work hard in the fields and the factories," said the girl, whose parents are immigrants from Oaxaca, Mexico.

What's the real story here? Did widdle Sofia's parents lose their legal status when they disassembled a clock and tried to pass it through Customs? Did mom flee Mexico after being brutally gangraped on a bed of broken glass?

Or maybe a 5-year-old girl who was traveling with a political advocacy group just happened to get through security to deliver this perfectly-spelled letter in Spanish:

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:librage: AND THEN A POLICE OFFICER WHO HAD TRIED TO STOP SOFIA BEGAN A SLOW CLAP, WHILE OBVIOUSLY HOLDING BACK TEARS. THE OTHER MEN ON THE FORCE JOINED IN AND THE MANAGER OF THE SECURITY DETAIL WINKED AT SOFIA KNOWINGLY.

People have gone straight to the skeptical phase on this one. Here are the comments on Slate:

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OK, so this story is a bit of a softball. The Ahmed clock hoax and the dead Syrian boy, to name two other examples, are a bit more complex. But what amazes me is the rate at these stories are being sloppily churned out, then debunked.

I believe it's the combination of the faster pace of news and the brain drain facing the journalism field, forces I talked about in greater detail in this post. To summarize, journalism isn't a very attractive industry anymore and media outlets can't retain their best people. News outlets increasingly gravitate toward hiring fresh college grads who will work for terrible pay, but are not savvy enough to sniff out bullshit. These young people are typically idealistic and eagerly embrace any story that seems to confirm their worldview.

What's really interesting is the proliferation of comments sections, forums and alternative news outlets where people can collectively dismantle these narratives. I'll cover that a bit in post #2, on the Ahmed clock hoax.

Though many of these stories could be posted in multiple threads, I wanted to start one dedicated exclusively to taking apart phony media narratives. Post some of your favorite examples from the past few years.

Edited by FAGGOT STRIVER POOR, 25 September 2015 - 01:22 PM.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:48 AM

View Postf****t STRIVER POOR, on 25 September 2015 - 11:30 AM, said:

Though many of these stories could be posted in multiple threads, I wanted to start one dedicated exclusively to taking apart phony media narratives. Post some of your favorite examples from the past few years.

one of my favorite aspects about stories like this is how eager shitlibs are to proclaim that the near-infant did this on his/her own with little to no assistance and/or encouragement from their parents. however, EVERY TIME the situation is reversed - say, for instance, if a significantly older black TEENAGER were to criticize the HNIC (e.g., http://gawker.com/te...m-on-1732738384) - the parents of said child are not only entirely responsible for the message, but they also should, literally, be investigated by child protective services. here is the top rated comment on gawker to that effect:

BobbySerious:

What in God’s name did this kids parents do to him to make a 13 year old black conservative right wing nut? Child services needs to look into this.


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Posted 25 September 2015 - 11:49 AM

Last week, we heard the tearjerking :gooncry: story of Ahmed Muhammad, a brown Muslim who was arrested for trying to share his love of electronics with classmates:

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The simple facts are enraging. Ahmed Mohamed is a ninth-grader who likes to invent things. On Monday, he built a clock and took it to school to show off to teachers and friends.

But Ahmed Mohamed's name is Ahmed Mohamed. His skin is brown. And so the school called the police, and the police told Mohamed his clock "looks like a movie bomb," and Mohamed was suspended from school and led out in handcuffs. Even after the school's mistake was made clear, administrators sent out an infuriating, victim-blaming letter patting themselves on the back for their actions.

Ahmed was showered with sympathy from status-signaling liberals in the #IStandWithAhmed hashtag on twitter. President Gaynigger himself praised Ahmed's righteous martyrdom.

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Conservatives on Twitter glumly said the whole thing smelled like a setup and the clock looked like a bomb but acknowledged it was a mistake. Then someone pointed out that Ahmed Mohammad's father is a political activist.

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He’s Mohamed Elhassan Mohamed, an immigrant from Sudan referred to in the media as a “Dallas imam” who once sold hot dogs in New York City, served as “defense attorney” at Pastor Terry Jones’ highly publicized mock trial and subsequent burning of a Quran in 2011 and a two-time candidate for President of Sudan

Breitbart's Jewish crimethinker Pamela Geller noticed something floating around in local media stories, largely ignored by national media.

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When police questioned the boy, WFAA reports, they said he was “passive aggressive” and didn’t give them a “reasonable answer” as to why he had brought his contraption to the school. “We attempted to question the juvenile about what it was and he would simply only say it was a clock. He didn’t offer any explanation as to what it was for, why he created this device, why he brought it to school,” said James McLellan of the Irving Police Department.

A discussion that started on the far right (this smells like bullshit) made it to the mainstream as engineers began speculating about the clock itself -- it was actually a premade clock that had been taken apart and stuffed in a pencil box. Richard Dawkins took notice and began tweeting about it.



On top of all that, Ahmed's sister was once suspended for a bomb hoax! How many false bomb accusations can one family have? Most Muslims in America manage to make it through school without even one. (:pussy: NATURAL GOP)

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:04 PM

Excellent topic. One of the most infuriating media trends that I've noticed recently is s**tlib journalists reporting stories about whats on their Twitter and Facebook feeds as if it's somehow newsworthy because their circle of friends are talking about it. It really shows how out of touch they are with the mainstream and it will go a long way to polarizing consumers of news.

The situation usually goes like this:

- Conservative politician says something
- Leftist journalist's friends on Facebook respond with snark and abuse
- Journalist dutifully reports: "Conservative politician draws sharp criticism on social media"

Another trend is the s**tlib tendency to subtly incorporate opinion pieces among actual news items so the reader is given a subconscious impression that hard-left snark is unvarnished truth.



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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:23 PM

For the absolute top shelf A-grade media bullshit go no further than children's drawings from inside immigration detention centers.

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You can almost hear the s**tlib journalist in their ear directing them: "more tears, make them streaming down the face, a few more bars, yeah good!"

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:35 PM

I can't think of any leftist media causes in the past year that have not completely fallen apart upon the slightest bit of investigation.  Not a single one.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:47 PM

These stories always involve children, preferably babies. Like this dead mothafucka:

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The father of Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi has hit out at an Iraqi mother who accused him of being a 'people smuggler' after she lost two children on the same boat that killed his own family.

Zainab Abbas, whose son and daughter died on the doomed boat trip, said Abdullah Kurdi was the driver of the boat and begged her not to 'dob him in'.


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I really don't care anymore if some immigrant baby has a hard time of it because we enforced law and order. If those parents really loved their children, they wouldn't be hiding behind them, using them as human shields or putting them in grave danger.

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Boo-f**king-hoo.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 12:55 PM

You Won't Believe What This Fetus Has To Say To 'Socialist' Bernie Sanders #inspiring #brave

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 10:23 PM

Here's a good one:

http://www.nytimes.c...mit-crimes.html

I think the picture at the top of the article says it all, really.

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Posted 25 September 2015 - 10:56 PM

View Postf****t STRIVER POOR, on 25 September 2015 - 12:47 PM, said:

These stories always involve children, preferably babies. Like this dead mothafucka:

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The father of Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi has hit out at an Iraqi mother who accused him of being a 'people smuggler' after she lost two children on the same boat that killed his own family.

Zainab Abbas, whose son and daughter died on the doomed boat trip, said Abdullah Kurdi was the driver of the boat and begged her not to 'dob him in'.


Link.


I really don't care anymore if some immigrant baby has a hard time of it because we enforced law and order. If those parents really loved their children, they wouldn't be hiding behind them, using them as human shields or putting them in grave danger.

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Boo-f**king-hoo.

There are photos of the press actually moving his corpse from its original, disturbing (but natural) placement by nature into its headline-ready position.  Then you find out that his parents were actually quite safe, living in Turkey for years, until his father decided that he wanted his teeth fixed and tried to move his family to Europe.  Coulter wrote in her recent magnum opus that (paraphrased) all refugee stories are bullshit, it's just a matter of figuring out the lie.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 07:58 AM

View PostKnow Buddy, on 25 September 2015 - 10:23 PM, said:

Here's a good one:

http://www.nytimes.c...mit-crimes.html

I think the picture at the top of the article says it all, really.

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Mr. Brown, whose criminal record includes drug and assault charges, is at the center of an experiment taking place in dozens of police departments across the country, one in which the authorities have turned to complex computer algorithms to try to pinpoint the people most likely to be involved in future violent crimes — as either predator or prey. The goal is to do all they can to prevent the crime from happening.

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The strategy, known as predictive policing, combines elements of traditional policing, like increased attention to crime “hot spots” and close monitoring of recent parolees. But it often also uses other data, including information about friendships, social media activity and drug use, to identify “hot people” and aid the authorities in forecasting crime.

It’s like precrime…a literal minority report :smug:

Interesting article, but this kind of reporting actually doesn’t bother me. The Times article wasn’t explicitly pushing false narrative, although the reporting emphasized the :gooncry: about disparate impact and how ennoblingly hard it is to be a black ex-convict.

What I’m talking about is when news outlets all misrepresent a story in a way that supports a left-wing cause – the way they keep trying to make dindus shot by police look like they dindu nuffin, for example.


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:04 PM

Mockingbird media. All of these azzholes are paid to spew bullshit propaganda. It's all psy-ops. They've been doing this for years. The 'mainstream media' is never going to report the truth. They're owned. We have six media companies--SIX--that control what you hear, see, and what you're going to know. The internet is the only place you can find out what's really going on. That's why the people that are manipulating information want to close down the internet. Unfortunately, the geriatric, drug-addled Boomers still plug into the 'mainstream media' and believe what they're being spoon-fed.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:09 PM

Another analysis...if you've ever fired any type of firearm, you have casings flying. Also, there's no holes in the clothes, nor is there blood spraying....or at least trickling. Sh*t!

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:45 PM

If we are headed to media conspiracies this one is better:
Always take comedians seriously. What's the agenda behind these media scripts?

Edit: Was meant to post this one:

Edited by fnd, 26 September 2015 - 01:49 PM.


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Posted 26 September 2015 - 01:57 PM

View Postfnd, on 26 September 2015 - 01:45 PM, said:

If we are headed to media conspiracies this one is better:
Always take comedians seriously. What's the agenda behind these media scripts?

Edit: Was meant to post this one:

These phrases were probably cribbed from wire service stories. Local TV news stations frequently steal entire paragraphs from print articles, and I guess in this case a bunch of dipshit producers from around the country decided they liked the phrases used in both of these stories. Some of this stuff can actually be explained by sheer stupidity and laziness.

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Posted 26 September 2015 - 05:40 PM

The mass stupidity conspiracy theory is both boring and frightening at the same time.

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 02:16 AM

don't s**t up this thread with crisis actor videos

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Posted 27 September 2015 - 08:35 AM

Take the conspiracy theory trash back to infowars or some other hillbilly website. This crap is a classic example of low-IQ people thinking too much and outsmarting themselves in the most extravagant manner imaginable.  



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Posted 27 September 2015 - 03:02 PM

The most extreme examples of bogus mainstream journalism recently have all been related to the feminist agenda, which seems to have entered into a new era of crazy. Standard leftist agitating in the guise of news tends to start with a kernel of something real, and then goes awry in the interpretation of an event––that is to say, Michael Brown really was killed, poor people really are poor, blacks as a group really are floundering, etc. With stuff related to female victimhood and feminism, the lies are cut from whole cloth. Whether it's the goals of the men's rights movement––which granted, is kind of sad––the premise of Gamergate––which granted, is also kind of sad––online harassment, the pay gap, "the war on women," and now the campus rape panic, nothing about the reporting begins or ends with something true.

A while ago, a much-publicized statistic was introduced: "1 in 5 female college students are raped." That one was debunked so many times and by so many sources they had to go back and make up a new one. Now, "1 in 4 female college students are raped." Despite the dubiousness of the notion, The New York Times and The LA Times and a host of other outlets wrote uncritical pieces decrying a collegiate rape culture that makes the Russian occupation of Berlin look tame by comparison.

Only problem is that in the study is completely, nakedly bogus!

Here's the study:

http://www.aau.edu/u... Misconduct.pdf

Near the bottom, they were dumb enough to reproduce the actual survey they used:

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...This next section asks about nonconsensual or unwanted sexual contact you may have experienced while attending [University]...

Then they ask this question:

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G5. Since you have been attending [University], has any of the following happened to you while you were unable to consent or stop what was happening because you were passed out, asleep or incapacitated due to drugs or alcohol:

• kissing

• touching someone’s breast, chest, crotch, groin, or buttocks

• grabbing, groping or rubbing against the other in a sexual way, even if the touching is over the other’s clothes

Then this one:

liars:

G8.48 Since you have been a student at [University], has someone had contact with you involving penetration or oral sex without your active, ongoing voluntary agreement?
Examples include someone:

• initiating sexual activity despite your refusal

• ignoring your cues to stop or slow down

• went ahead without checking in or while you were still deciding

• otherwise failed to obtain your consent

Then this one . . .

liars:

G9.49 Since you have been a student at [University], has someone kissed or sexually touched you without your active, ongoing voluntary agreement? Examples include:

• initiating sexual activity despite your refusal

• ignoring your cues to stop or slow down

• went ahead without checking in or while you were still deciding

• otherwise failed to obtain your consent

That puts all students who engaged in drunk kissing, non-affirmative consent approved sober sex, and even non-affirmative consent approved sober KISSING in the 1 in 4 camp!

Also, apparently, just so you guys know, every time you see someone drunk walking somewhere with someone you need to stop that person because it's possible that drunk sex may occur somewhere. From the "Bystander Intervention" portion:

liars:

>Students were asked whether they have been a bystander to the occurrence of sexual assault or misconduct, and if so, the extent to which they intervened and the reason for their intervention decision.

>Overall, 44.4 percent of respondents reported they have witnessed a drunk person heading for a sexual encounter. Among those who reported being a witness, 77.0 percent indicated that they did nothing, with 23.5 percent saying they weren’t sure what to do and 53.5 percent saying they did nothing for another reason.


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Posted 27 September 2015 - 06:43 PM

Yeah, the "1-in-4" thing is one of the most egregious examples, along with the wage gap, of a bogus narrative that has been debunked repeatedly but is flagrantly pushed every single year.

Unlike many of these other narratives, I think most people suspect that "1-in-4" is bullshit -- that it's mainly about very thin-skinned Millennial women bitching. If parents and their daughters really believed this crap, they'd boycott universities on a mass scale until police got the problem under control, or demand to be segregated by gender. Instead, they're content with more "education" and "awareness." Hmmmm.



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