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Month: August 2017

Old News now: NY Times “large screw-up on climate change story”

Old News now: NY Times “large screw-up on climate change story”

The NY Times reported it had obtained a secret, suppressed government study on climate change that had not been made public … blah blah blah. Except it turned out that (a) the study draft had gone out for public comment in December 2016, and (b) the full draft was readily available in The Internet Archive since January. In other words, it was not secret and not suppressed. The NY Times reporter has since said they were not familiar with The…

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CBS publishes fake fact in first paragraph

CBS publishes fake fact in first paragraph

As a result, dozens of counties throughout the country have been left with only one or no insurance choice on their exchange. Source: Anatomy of a suddenly sick Obamacare insurer – CBS News Actual number is currently 1,332 counties with 1 or less ACA insurers in 2018, or more than 2 orders of magnitude different than what CBS has reported. The media keeps digging itself into a fiction news hole. In this case, CBS is likely – and intentionally –…

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Update to Oregon Health Authority Propaganda Story from yesterday: Director fired today

Update to Oregon Health Authority Propaganda Story from yesterday: Director fired today

Propaganda, propaganda, propaganda: Oregon Health Authority Lynne Saxton has resigned in the wake of news of her involvement in a plan to plant negative and misleading news about a local nonprofit health provider to influence lawmakers. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton resigns in the wake of planted news coverage OHA has a long track record of incompetence and poor management and leadership and public relations staff that tell lies.  

Advertising IS Propaganda, and is the business model for Google and Facebook

Advertising IS Propaganda, and is the business model for Google and Facebook

“Facebook and Google get their revenue from advertising, the effectiveness of which depends on gaining and maintaining consumer attention.” Source: My Google and Facebook investments made a fortune, but now they’re a menace The very essence of Google and Facebook, at their core, is to operate as the world’s most sophisticated propagandists. Their business model is based on advertising, which is literally propaganda messaging intended to encourage you to adopt someone’s agenda, specifically, to buy something (products and services) or…

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Oregon sought propaganda campaign to publicly demean nonprofit health care provider

Oregon sought propaganda campaign to publicly demean nonprofit health care provider

Oregon’s Oregon Health Authority put together a taxpayer funded “communications plan” (a.ka. propaganda program) to publicly demean and malign a non-profit health care provider because the OHA did not want the state legislature to pass laws supported by the non-profit health care provider. OHA was responsible for Oregon’s failed Cover Oregon, a health exchange that never enrolled anyone before being shut down after wasting nearly 1/2 billion taxpayer dollars and disrupting the lives of hundreds of thousands of citizens. OHA…

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The least and most trusted news sources in the United States

The least and most trusted news sources in the United States

Which ones are the most widely shared on social media? (Story doesn’t answer that question) Something you can do for fun – visit any of these organizations’ Facebook pages and FB will tell you which of your friends “like” that page. Kinda scary to see which friends like pages that are among the least trusted sources of news. Source: These are the most — and the least — trusted news sources in the U.S. – MarketWatch The survey was conducted…

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“Fake news is designed to create an emotional response so you do something, so you share it.”

“Fake news is designed to create an emotional response so you do something, so you share it.”

Fakes news sites have been so successful (they make a lot of money from advertising) that many traditional news services began to adopt the fake news techniques and you won’t believe what happened next! We end up with hastily written, weakly reviewed, often inaccurate stories with click bait headlines: In the fight to be heard, journalists now turn to search-engine optimization (SEO)—tagging every story with its most trend-worthy terms. They bend stories into clickbait. It’s a trend that can’t be…

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Nonsense: “the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT life on Earth”

Nonsense: “the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT life on Earth”

Really? YELLOWSTONE volcano has been struck by 1,400 earthquakes in recent weeks, leading to fears that the supervolcano is ready to blow and WIPE OUT life on Earth. Source: Fears that deadly Yellowstone supervolcano about to BLOW after 1400 earthquakes hit | Science | News | Express.co.uk Click the link and play the video with am ominous and scary musical sound track to really drive home the point – IT’S GOING TO BLOW AND KILL US ALL! This story does…

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