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(Political Wire)   Do news reporters or politicians lie more often?   (politicalwire.com ) divider line
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2014-04-25 12:34:52 PM  
Please to remember who the real enemy is.
 
2014-04-25 12:45:51 PM  

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.


www.politifake.org
 
2014-04-25 12:46:43 PM  
It used to be that telling a lie meant you intended to deceive, but that was before Internet snark took over and everyone got too lazy to say that someone said something that simply wasn't true.

I miss those days, especially since knowing someone lied meant knowing what was in their head and that was before we all became mind readers.
 
2014-04-25 12:47:26 PM  

R.A.Danny: 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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It's too bad he was never caught and punished.
 
2014-04-25 12:49:23 PM  
Politicians lie by committing it.
Reporters lie by omitting it.
 
2014-04-25 12:52:04 PM  

Jekylman: R.A.Danny: 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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It's too bad he was never caught and punished until he started acting like a Democrat


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\\ I blame Obama
 
2014-04-25 01:06:00 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


Also, "lying democrats" is a redundancy, and "lying Republicans" is an oxymoron.
 
2014-04-25 01:12:00 PM  

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


i.huffpost.com
www.vanityfair.com

We agree! God damn lying politicians.
 
2014-04-25 01:27:18 PM  
What's the difference between a duck?
 
2014-04-25 01:29:21 PM  
of course our demon king is not capable of telling the truth & the news reporters report what they are paid to report!
 
2014-04-25 01:31:33 PM  
I used to think politicians were the lyingest pieces of crap around. Then I started watching CNN's coverage of MH370 and I did a complete 360.
 
2014-04-25 01:32:03 PM  
Did anyone actually RTFA (yeah this is Fark)?

"Producers asked the mayor's office to help them set up key interactions in what the cable network has billed as a nonscripted eight-part series."

and

"More than 700 emails reviewed by the Tribune reveal that the production team worked hand in hand with the mayor's advisers to develop storylines, arrange specific camera shots...."

How is developing storylines and arranging specific camera shots ahead of time  nonscripted?  That's the reason for the article, that's the lie being presented.

Not that this changes my perception of Chicagoland any as I assumed that was standard procedure for anything with Emanuel's office, but for CNN to bill the series as  nonscripted just seems quite dishonest.
 
2014-04-25 01:35:50 PM  

TrixieDelite: I used to think politicians were the lyingest pieces of crap around. Then I started watching CNN's coverage of MH370 and I did a complete 360.


Are you saying you had sex with a whole XBox, or that you came all the way around to believing the same thing you did before?
 
2014-04-25 01:40:07 PM  

DoctorCal: TrixieDelite: I used to think politicians were the lyingest pieces of crap around. Then I started watching CNN's coverage of MH370 and I did a complete 360.

Are you saying you had sex with a whole XBox, or that you came all the way around to believing the same thing you did before?


As others have said...yes.
 
2014-04-25 01:42:11 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2014-04-25 01:45:33 PM  
Yes. Who cares? We all should.
At least we all should know who pays their paychecks- tells them what to say or vote.
 
2014-04-25 01:46:59 PM  

Seraphym: How is developing storylines and arranging specific camera shots ahead of time nonscripted?


Because they didn't write lines for anyone beforehand? There was no script.

David Cross' appearances in Arrested Development were largely unscripted too - they let him improvise his own lines as Tobias once they realized he could off-the-cuff funnier things than Hurwitz/Mitchell could write.

Might be a pedantic difference, but selling the doc as "unscripted" is just that - a sales pitch.
 
2014-04-25 01:53:26 PM  
Remember that there is nothing "real" in "reality TV".
 
2014-04-25 02:47:23 PM  

Lee451: 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.


You realize that "highest rated cable news" is in no way synonymous with "most Americans", right? 99% of Americans don't watch Fox.
 
2014-04-25 03:05:59 PM  
only weather forecasters lie
 
2014-04-25 03:23:55 PM  

boloabs: only weather forecasters lie


Nuh uh, they are technically always right, and we all know that is the best kind of right.
 
2014-04-25 03:24:06 PM  

vpb: It would be fairly difficult to make a documentary about a city without involving the city hall.


This says differently...

http://www.beachwoodreporter.com/tv/exposing_chicagoland.php
 
2014-04-25 03:29:58 PM  

odinsposse: Lee451: 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.

You realize that "highest rated cable news" is in no way synonymous with "most Americans", right? 99% of Americans don't watch Fox.


Very true. However, more people watch Fox throughout the day than watch the next 4 channels combined. That doesn't really mean anything about the accuracy of the reporting or the intelligence of the viewers. The highest ranking cable show last week was Game of Thrones but the next three slots are for WWE "wrestling".

I think some people watch Fox for the same reason they watch Honey Boo Boo or used to watch Fear Factor. It's rubbernecking at the accident or gawking at the sideshow. Since you can no longer trot out Bobo the Dog-Faced Boy and The Lobster Girl you put the freaks on TV and Fox has turned into the Greatest Show on Earth. The other networks seem to fawn over progressive/Democrat/liberal talking points and spew a vomitus of pablum that the brain dead viewers suck up like Brundlefly. Fox provides an alternative of bile and effluent, smearing the political halls with muck and mire, and some viewers tune in just to watch the mighty get blasted by a stream of shiat. As Alfred once said, "Some men just want to watch the world burn." And so do many viewers.
 
2014-04-25 03:50:35 PM  

TrixieDelite: DoctorCal: TrixieDelite: I used to think politicians were the lyingest pieces of crap around. Then I started watching CNN's coverage of MH370 and I did a complete 360.

Are you saying you had sex with a whole XBox, or that you came all the way around to believing the same thing you did before?

As others have said...yes.


Spinning scissors
 
2014-04-25 04:50:05 PM  
More often than what?
 
2014-04-25 05:57:44 PM  
Yes
 
2014-04-26 08:29:52 AM  

R.A.Danny: boloabs: only weather forecasters lie

Nuh uh, they are technically always right, and we all know that is the best kind of right.


There standard expression is "we dodged another bullet".
 
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