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2014-04-25 10:36:10 AM
Do news reporters or politicians lie more often?
yes.
Yes they do.
 
2014-04-25 10:39:35 AM

selena gomez has an anus: Do News Reporters or Politicians Republicans Lie More often?

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.


Bait?
 
2014-04-25 10:41:36 AM

Lucky LaRue: R.A.Danny: selena gomez has an anus: Do News Reporters or Politicians Republicans Lie More often?

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.

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2014-04-25 10:41:57 AM

R.A.Danny: Seems like a lot of people really don't get how bad it is in Chicago, and really don't want to since there is a (D) behind everyone's name.


Oh look, another mind-reading Fark Independent™ here to tell us what we think.
 
2014-04-25 10:43:13 AM
News reporters. They add their own lies to those of the politicians.
 
2014-04-25 10:45:51 AM
When you lie to the government it's a felony
When the government lies to you it's politics
When the media lie to you it's Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
 
2014-04-25 10:47:05 AM
Lucky LaRue:

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.

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My ... lips ... are ... not ... moving.
 
2014-04-25 10:47:10 AM

colinspooky: Reporters never lie. They pass on what others say. Figure it out.


Jayson Blair says hi.
 
2014-04-25 10:47:39 AM
Reporters: Tell only part of the truth in compliance with their personal beliefs and political alignment, and perhaps even those of their news employer (Fox News, MSNBC, etc.). Omit details, twist, contort and spin-off the truth and may or may not make the rest up. Degree and severity of these traits generally depends on bias of the news station/agency and efforts to remain unbias.

Politicians: They open their mouths when speaking, and that's it.
 
2014-04-25 10:51:50 AM
There's a difference between lying, and just being shiatty at your job.
 
2014-04-25 10:54:12 AM

selena gomez has an anus: Do News Reporters or Politicians Republicans Lie More often?

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.


Putting high faith and trustworthiness in a politcal party & their politicians, simply because you agree with them, is a GREAT way for you to be lied to and manipulated. Even so when they convince you to vote them  more power than they ever should have.
 
2014-04-25 10:55:09 AM

Wendy's Chili: R.A.Danny: Seems like a lot of people really don't get how bad it is in Chicago, and really don't want to since there is a (D) behind everyone's name.

Oh look, another mind-reading Fark Independent™ here to tell us what we think.


I have never accused you of thinking.
 
2014-04-25 11:00:05 AM
WhyNotBoth.jpg
 
2014-04-25 11:05:08 AM
I take issue with the use of the term "reporters" then referencing CNN. I see those two as mutually exclusive.
 
2014-04-25 11:05:29 AM

R.A.Danny: Wendy's Chili: R.A.Danny: Seems like a lot of people really don't get how bad it is in Chicago, and really don't want to since there is a (D) behind everyone's name.

Oh look, another mind-reading Fark Independent™ here to tell us what we think.

I have never accused you of thinking.


He is a member of the Democrat Party. They don't think

/See how stupid that looked?
//using Fark Independent or Democrat Party as derogatory words is childish
///And no, I am not actually saying that Democrats don't think. I was making a point within Danny's statement. Please do not take my comment as insulting.
 
2014-04-25 11:06:28 AM
Headline in the form of a question? The answer is probably no. Not a Yes or No question? The answer is probably Yes?

/needs further study.
//off to file grant request.
 
2014-04-25 11:07:47 AM

blatz514: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 617x434]


I do, who in the hell is the new Government monitor?  Over the past 200 years or so it has been the media.  Now they're deepthroating our politicians.  I'm guessing you'd be screaming like a baby if it was the FNC masturbating Boehner.

Who cares to be a hypocrite?  Go ahead and direct your loud angry words at me.
 
2014-04-25 11:08:16 AM

Wendy's Chili: R.A.Danny: Seems like a lot of people really don't get how bad it is in Chicago, and really don't want to since there is a (D) behind everyone's name.

Oh look, another mind-reading Fark Independent™ here to tell us what we think.


Because Fark Independents are so much worse than Fark Democrats?
 
2014-04-25 11:08:27 AM

ArtosRC: It's not just the large news organizations that outright lie. You'll find that local papers, stations, and the like are not exactly shy when it comes to that sort of thing.

/Kind of why I quit the business


Yeah, like we'd believe you.
 
2014-04-25 11:14:40 AM
blatz514 [TotalFark]


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Not obama voters that's for sure.
 
2014-04-25 11:18:19 AM

Wook: blatz514: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 617x434]

I do, who in the hell is the new Government monitor?  Over the past 200 years or so it has been the media.  Now they're deepthroating our politicians.  I'm guessing you'd be screaming like a baby if it was the FNC masturbating Boehner.

Who cares to be a hypocrite?  Go ahead and direct your loud angry words at me.


I was merely saying that reporters and pols have been "stretching the truth" since the dawn of time.  Hence, who the hell cares because this isn't anything new.

Also,

i1217.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-25 11:24:46 AM
Where's option C, Subby?/ It's always C!
 
2014-04-25 11:30:57 AM
Politicians. News reporters are morons who believe their story but don't check their sources.
 
2014-04-25 11:32:41 AM

Delta1212: selena gomez has an anus: Do News Reporters or Politicians Republicans Lie More often?

Fixed that for you subby.  Please don't lump in Democrats with the lying swine.

Bait?


ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.
 
2014-04-25 11:33:46 AM

ArkAngel: Yes


Barfmaker: Yes


That's the thread people~!

/Last one out should turn off the lights.
 
2014-04-25 11:35:52 AM
I can't believe that parts of a reality show were staged.  Next you'll tell me that Duck Dynasty isn't real.
 
2014-04-25 11:36:31 AM
Yes ... the answer is YES.
 
2014-04-25 11:36:50 AM

ArkAngel: Yes


Barfmaker: Yes


probesport: Yes


loonatic112358: Yes


SmellsLikePoo: yes


AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.


ShadowLAnCeR: AppleOptionEsc: ArkAngel: Yes

Barfmaker: Yes

nekom: Yep, definitely.

probesport: Yes.

SmellsLikePoo: yes

yep.

mmhmm


vudukungfu: Do news reporters or politicians lie more often?
yes.
Yes they do.

 
2014-04-25 11:39:22 AM

blatz514: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 617x434]


You say that but if you're an eyewitness to an event and the news reports something completely different than what you saw...
 
2014-04-25 11:42:41 AM
selena gomez has an anus:

Wait, your handle is what?

That lying biatch! She told me she couldn't do anal!


/wish I'd been that creative
//If Biebs tore her a new one (or she him) would they be "ani"?
 
2014-04-25 11:44:12 AM

Harry Freakstorm: Politicians have to lie in order to get you to vote for them.

Journalists have to lie in order to get you to watch their programs or read their stories.

So, it's your fault that they lie. You should feel bad.


So, don't vote and stop reading?
 
2014-04-25 11:49:27 AM
I get all of my important information from Hoda.Kotb.  She is honest as the day is long and has always done hard hitting pieces.
 
2014-04-25 11:49:33 AM

drumhellar: Harry Freakstorm: Politicians have to lie in order to get you to vote for them.

Journalists have to lie in order to get you to watch their programs or read their stories.

So, it's your fault that they lie. You should feel bad.

So, don't vote and stop reading?


The reading shall remain a necessary evil.
But writing? The clamps are already digging in.

"There are no correction filters on crayon and paper".
 
2014-04-25 11:50:24 AM
I've always found it funny that everyone agrees that politicians and the media lie constantly, but only the ones who say things they don't like. Their guys are always above board.
 
2014-04-25 11:50:49 AM

ManateeGag: what about news reporters who lie about politicians lies to make them sound worse than they really are.


What about news reporters who intentionaly don't report on things that politicians say/do in an effort to make politicians look better than they really are? Lie of omission...
 
2014-04-25 11:51:15 AM
Do you still beat your wife?
 
2014-04-25 11:53:45 AM

Rwa2play: blatz514: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 617x434]

You say that but if you're an eyewitness to an event and the news reports something completely different than what you saw...


No, I get what you're saying.  I obviously DNRTFA.  Just commented on the headline.

I'll see myself out.
 
2014-04-25 11:58:34 AM
Hannity/ Bundy 2016
 
2014-04-25 12:01:48 PM
The liberal media will always spread the lies of liberal politicians.  That's a well known fact.
 
2014-04-25 12:02:29 PM
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2014-04-25 12:04:36 PM

Delta1212: MmmmBacon: For the purposes of this question, are Fox News and CNN still considered to be journalistic? Because if not, that significantly changes the discussion.

Ok, I understand saying that about CNN, but Fox News? I don't think you can apply the word "still" there.


Fox News is only the highest rated cable news show in the country. Most Americans see something that you all can't.
 
2014-04-25 12:08:32 PM

ManateeGag: what about news reporters who lie about politicians lies to make them sound worse than they really are.



Such as Rachael Maddow and her edited videos?
 
2014-04-25 12:09:15 PM
What I got from this thread:
Lying Democrats are punished and humiliated
Lying Republicans are congratulated and held up as a positive example for all Americans
 
2014-04-25 12:16:05 PM

Jekylman: What I got from this thread:
Lying Democrats are punished and humiliated
Lying Republicans are congratulated and held up as a positive example for all Americans


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2014-04-25 12:17:03 PM
It's really a question of truth vs truthiness

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2014-04-25 12:20:47 PM
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2014-04-25 12:23:15 PM

Jekylman: What I got from this thread:
Lying Democrats are punished and humiliated
Lying Republicans are congratulated and held up as a positive example for all Americans


To be honest, the attempt is made equally.
Dems usually are not able to be so convincing.
Maybe they lack "real" faith.
 
2014-04-25 12:26:09 PM
It|'s like the old business claptrap: "Don't work harder--work smarter."

Politicians are almost all lawyers or business people--professional liars. Journalists are amateurs. Some of them are good amateurs and thus also professional liars, especially those who have been lawyers or business people--editors and publishers for example.

But politicians don't have to lie harder, they can lie smarter. And they have staffers to lie for them.

Politicians, like the slime hagfish (the "eel" in "eelskin" wallets, by the by) surround themselves with a bucket of slime when disturbed. This is not necessarily lies, it is mostly truthiness and misdirection, slight of hand, BS in a word.

A famous British TV interviewer said that he always asks himself a question before he interviews poltiicians: "Why is this guy lying to me?" Good question. If you know the answer to that the battle is half one.

Much of the lies you get from jouranalists and politicians consist of what journalists call "slant" and what politicians call "the Truth".


It isn't outright lies, it is rhetoric. If you understand rhetoric and a bit of logic you can discount anything a journalist or politician says and even find truthful and accurate news reporting on Fox News and the Fox news websites.

So protect yourself. Put on the armour of logic and rhetoric. Learn to parse a sentence, a paragraph and what seems to be a truth or lie but is probably neither.

Ask yourselves:

Why is this guy lying to me?
How is this guy lying to me?
What can I learn from reading between the lies and the lines?
 
2014-04-25 12:26:48 PM
Politicians don"t lie less or more than journalists. THEY LIE BETTER.
 
2014-04-25 12:34:37 PM
Came for "Why Not Both?" girl.  Leaving satisfied and suitably cynical.
 
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