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(The New York Times)   Remember a couple weeks ago when the cult lost their minds over a video of a Bible being burned in Portland? Yeah, turns out the video was Russian disinfo, and the NY Post, Federalist, and Junior all swallowed it hook line and sinker   (nytimes.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Donald Trump, Bible, Protest, Russia, Civil disobedience, Donald Trump, Jr., Flag of the United States, Ivana Trump  
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2020-08-11 1:33:38 PM  
The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.
 
2020-08-11 1:38:20 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.


Tomato, tomahto.
 
2020-08-11 1:40:48 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.


A distinction without a difference.
 
2020-08-11 1:41:23 PM  
Just came to submit this one. Thanks subby.
Looks like the Goober Old Party got scammed again.
 
2020-08-11 2:09:23 PM  
This information will never reach those people and they'll be talking about this as a Portland incident 20 years from now
 
2020-08-11 2:22:52 PM  
It isn't getting scammed when your art department works up your art for the article.

It's just deniability "journalism."
 
2020-08-11 2:39:59 PM  
If your deity can't handle their book being burned, then they don't sound like they're worth worshiping, much like countries who can't stand their flag being burned.
 
2020-08-11 2:40:24 PM  
In before the Canadian Bro claims that the benevolent and girthy Vladimir Putin isn't the boogeyman and that anyone that thinks otherwise is a victim of US Intelligence misinformation.
 
2020-08-11 2:41:43 PM  
But it's freedom of speech to burn a Quran or Buddha's sweater?  Or maybe climb Mount Fuji and take photos with Kodak film?
 
2020-08-11 2:43:15 PM  
Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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2020-08-11 2:43:36 PM  
They dodn't swallow anything. They're willing participants in the disinformation.

Or in other words, they're traitors.
 
2020-08-11 2:43:55 PM  

Epic Fap Session: In before the Canadian Bro claims that the benevolent and girthy Vladimir Putin isn't the boogeyman and that anyone that thinks otherwise is a victim of US Intelligence misinformation.


Is that the Canadian bro who lives in the UK who is also an irish citizen?
 
2020-08-11 2:43:57 PM  
"gays" "women" "wharrrgarble!" - rightwing nutjobs

"VLADIMIR PUTIN BURNS BIBLES FOR POLITICAL POINTS, STFU!" - what I plan to yell in the future at rightwing nutjobs who attack gay people and women people over nonsense that isn't even in the bible
 
2020-08-11 2:43:57 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.


Came here to say this.

Well, more to intimate that the Federaltits was probably involved in making the damned propaganda to begin with. The Post just doesn't give a shiat.

/I misspelled the Federalist as I wrote this & I really like how it turned out. Gonna keep that one.
 
2020-08-11 2:44:11 PM  
Ted Cruz retweeted it too. I'm sure there are others.
 
2020-08-11 2:44:28 PM  
The Ruptly bug in the corner of the video should have been a flag for anyone with a functioning brain and an ounce of nuance...
 
2020-08-11 2:45:15 PM  
And Ron Johnson!

C'mon.  If you're going to name names, make a complete list!

I use and app called "TraitR" to track them.  Free!
 
2020-08-11 2:45:54 PM  

thorpe: Just came to submit this one. Thanks subby.
Looks like the Goober Old Party got scammed again.


They weren't scammed. They knew where it came from. They are actively working with Russia now in plain sight.
 
2020-08-11 2:45:59 PM  

Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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If they loved the Vietnam Veterans Memorial like they say they do, they should know that it looks nothing like that.
 
2020-08-11 2:47:15 PM  
The Republican Party is a Russian asset.
 
2020-08-11 2:47:24 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.


Modnims?

I don't like this Pocket Ninja, it's not funny and I think it's defective. I want to return it and this 2020 for a new ones.
 
2020-08-11 2:48:54 PM  
I've heard that some dirty-farking-hippies take bibles out of hotels and use the pages from Revelations to roll up and SMOKE the devils lettuce.  As a minister in the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I do recommend that if you see or smell someone doing this, you should CONDEMN them until they see the LIGHT!!!!

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2020-08-11 2:49:34 PM  

Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.

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The 90s-era "NOT!" really lets you know they're super-duper serious, and not just acting out on social media.
 
2020-08-11 2:50:06 PM  

Mrtraveler01: Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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If they loved the Vietnam Veterans Memorial like they say they do, they should know that it looks nothing like that.


Yep.

https://apnews.com/afs:Content:899927​0​152
 
2020-08-11 2:50:08 PM  

theflatline: Epic Fap Session: In before the Canadian Bro claims that the benevolent and girthy Vladimir Putin isn't the boogeyman and that anyone that thinks otherwise is a victim of US Intelligence misinformation.

Is that the Canadian bro who lives in the UK who is also an irish citizen?


Nope. The one that claims to be a dual citizen that appears to be in a deeply committed sexual relationship with the staff of The Intercept and cites right wing websites as proof Biden is basically a vegetable.
 
2020-08-11 2:50:58 PM  

Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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Is that for real? Do people really think the Vietnam memorial is written on a chalkboard?
 
2020-08-11 2:52:44 PM  

saturn badger: Mrtraveler01: Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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If they loved the Vietnam Veterans Memorial like they say they do, they should know that it looks nothing like that.

Yep.

https://apnews.com/afs:Content:8999270​152


No offense but that's one shiatty looking "replica".
 
2020-08-11 2:53:30 PM  

Safari Ken: Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.


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Is that for real? Do people really think the Vietnam memorial is written on a chalkboard?


Posted this above. LA 2016 traveling wall. The dude who did it got four years.

https://apnews.com/afs:Content:899927​0​152
 
2020-08-11 2:54:40 PM  
Nope, that whole thing completely whizzed by me. No idea what you're talking about.
 
2020-08-11 2:55:35 PM  
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2020-08-11 2:55:55 PM  

andrewagill: Well, more to intimate that the Federaltits was probably involved in making the damned propaganda to begin with. The Post just doesn't give a shiat.


The NY Post is owned by News Corp, which owns Fox News and the opinion part of the Wall Street Journal. They put out what they're told to put out.
 
2020-08-11 2:58:13 PM  

saturn badger: thorpe: Just came to submit this one. Thanks subby.
Looks like the Goober Old Party got scammed again.

They weren't scammed. They knew where it came from. They are actively working with Russia now in plain sight.


I was referring to all the consumers of the story who believed it was true. You're referring to the news outlets.
 
2020-08-11 3:00:05 PM  

skyotter: Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.

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The 90s-era "NOT!" really lets you know they're super-duper serious, and not just acting out on social media.


So what you're saying is the tweet came from Kazakhstan?

Borat - Not Joke (full scene)
Youtube fhIdbRp6xeg
 
2020-08-11 3:01:03 PM  
You gotta be a real piece of shiat to care about that anyways. "See they deserve those jack boots on their necks because they burned our magical inanimate object. ALL LIVES MATTER."
 
2020-08-11 3:01:54 PM  

thorpe: andrewagill: Well, more to intimate that the Federaltits was probably involved in making the damned propaganda to begin with. The Post just doesn't give a shiat.

The NY Post is owned by News Corp, which owns Fox News and the opinion part of the Wall Street Journal. They put out what they're told to put out.


I fully believe the Post doesn't care whether it's true. The Federalist does, because they probably helped fake it.
 
2020-08-11 3:05:03 PM  
There's a big difference between swallowing and snowballing...
 
2020-08-11 3:06:12 PM  

theflatline: Epic Fap Session: In before the Canadian Bro claims that the benevolent and girthy Vladimir Putin isn't the boogeyman and that anyone that thinks otherwise is a victim of US Intelligence misinformation.

Is that the Canadian bro who lives in the UK who is also an irish citizen?


Is that the Canadian bro who was moved by his parents to Switzerland at a young age, and attended school there before moving to Ireland and (today) England who seems to be on the wrong clock most of the time?
 
2020-08-11 3:06:44 PM  

thorpe: saturn badger: thorpe: Just came to submit this one. Thanks subby.
Looks like the Goober Old Party got scammed again.

They weren't scammed. They knew where it came from. They are actively working with Russia now in plain sight.

I was referring to all the consumers of the story who believed it was true. You're referring to the news outlets.


I was more talking about the elected Repubs than the news outlets but they both work. Like Cruz and others passing it along. They know where it came from. I have no doubt there are backdoor communications going on.
 
2020-08-11 3:08:49 PM  

Rucker10: You gotta be a real piece of shiat to care about that anyways. "See they deserve those jack boots on their necks because they burned our magical inanimate object. ALL LIVES MATTER."


Hmmm... I see a market for fireproof bibles. With MAGA covers.

Off to the googs!
 
2020-08-11 3:09:24 PM  
Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil:

There's a big difference between swallowing and snowballing...

Today's thoroughly disgusting yet utterly apt metaphor.

Pass it on.
 
2020-08-11 3:10:12 PM  
FTA:  "American intelligence officials said last week that Russia was using a range of techniques to denigrate Democrats and their presumptive presidential nominee, Joseph R. Biden Jr."

Russia best hope we don't take the Senate in addition to the presidency in November.

Given what shiatheads the Russians are, I do not understand why countries allow internet/fiber cables going to/from Russia to transit their territory.
 
2020-08-11 3:13:58 PM  

Naido: This information will never reach those people and they'll be talking about this as a Portland incident 20 years from now


Christ, there are people, if shown the aftermath of the Beruit blast and told it was Portland, would absolutely believe it.
 
2020-08-11 3:19:44 PM  
I had read somewhere that someone was handing out bibles at the Portland protests. Who? I'm sure the protestors who burned the one bible didn't bring it from home for that purpose.'
 
2020-08-11 3:33:52 PM  
In guessing Russian handlers we're quite explicit I'm their instructions.
 
2020-08-11 3:34:13 PM  

Surrender your boo-tah: In guessing Russian handlers we're quite explicit I'm their instructions.


Were*
 
2020-08-11 3:35:26 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: There's a big difference between swallowing and snowballing...


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2020-08-11 3:36:50 PM  
From the Federalist:  Other Twitter users acknowledged that burning Bibles confirms what many have thought all along about the riots.
"There is a purpose to this. The protesters are signaling they will dismantle and replace our whole entire narrative," tweeted another user.

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Technically, this narrative really does need to be replaced...
 
2020-08-11 3:37:19 PM  

skyotter: Fart_Machine: Meh we don't need Russian disinfo.  Our domestic alt-right trolls have that covered.

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The 90s-era "NOT!" really lets you know they're super-duper serious, and not just acting out on social media.


The "Let's see who's brave enough to share this!"-type language is also a pretty good indication of trollery too.
 
2020-08-11 3:43:47 PM  

HairBolus: I had read somewhere that someone was handing out bibles at the Portland protests. Who? I'm sure the protestors who burned the one bible didn't bring it from home for that purpose.'


Mrs. Krabappel and Principal Skinner were in the closet making bibles and I saw one of the bibles and the bible looked at me!
 
2020-08-11 3:44:08 PM  

Pocket Ninja: The NY Post and Federalist did not "swallow" anything. They reported something that fit a narrative they want to extend as broadly into the mainstream as possible, and they don't care if they end up having to print a retraction because they know that nobody reads those.


What's there to retract? Nothing in that article refutes the fact that a bible and flags were burned. It confirms it in fact.

"The truth was far more mundane. A few protesters among the many thousands appear to have burned a single Bible - and possibly a second - for kindling to start a bigger fire."

Obama even said that it is "completely contrary to our values as Americans, that this country has been built on the notion of freedom and religious tolerance."
 
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