Monday, June 25, 2018

"Comments Disabled" = Fake News

I get sick of faux-journalists that write rank propaganda and advance political agendas, but then are too cowardly to allow for a comments section:


8 comments:

Tucanae Services said...

Simply put, no comments, then the article originated from a Safe Place (TM).

Un Americano said...

Jillian Berman was named young business journalist of the year a year ago. She toes the line.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/marketwatchs-jillian-berman-honored-as-years-top-young-business-journalist-2017-09-28

Faithless Cynic said...

No surprise. Our county executive was pulled over by the cops for weaving across lanes. The prick smelled strongly of alcohol, admitted drinking to the cop, and refused a breath test. He got PROBATION BEFORE JUDGEMENT. Any online comments or letters to the editor criticizing the behavior of " Drunko The Clown" are never posted. Our local newspaper was bought by an out of state company. They have become a forum for rabid Trump Haters and little else. If you are " IN " with the local fake news you can do no wrong.

DoubleD said...

Fox News is the biggest shill for Trump out there. The rest literally do news on only what is news. I had a conservative friend try to convince me that a local news segment, LOCAL NEWS, was "fake news." I said simply, "Just because you don't find it newsworthy doesn't mean it's fake news." He acted dumbfounded that someone found someone else using the term "fake news" for local news as ridiculous. Fake news is just a catch-all for dumb conservatives to call anything they don't like or agree with. Liberals, lefties, what derogatory term there is them, don't use the word ironically or sarcastically or to insight an argument. Only conservatives too dumb to have a sound thesis.

Red Pill Wisdom said...

The very last thing that propagandists want to hear is an 'opposing point of view' or anyone who disagrees with them in the least. These Leftists are pushing stuff right out of the "Communist Playbook" which Stalin would be proud of...
maybe we should call these propaganda-pushers "Stalin's Children"?

Jay Dee said...

Another indicator of fake news is the name of the alleged journalist. Many have distinctive names that have no history at all when searched on the Internet. No one has no history. My father died 20 years before the advent of the Internet. I can find records of him online. Yet, many journalists appear with no antecedents. In other words, these are not real people.

Post Alley Crackpot said...

News papers publish their propaganda on the basis that they deliver "all the news that's fit to print", meaning that they're up to their eye sockets in printer's ink costs if they don't edit the stuff down to a manageable volume, or so the half-truth goes ...

Actual print news papers also had a "readers comments" section, and in some cases news papers had an open comments policy that allowed journalists from other organisations to get their responses published. (That's probably what "Comment is free" at the Grauniad was meant to be, but isn't quite so much anymore in the era of bland "Opinion" instead.)

These days news papers would be better served by having separate forums for article discussions, and those would serve the needs of the editors who need to know how well or how badly each article is doing in terms of attention, whether good or bad. If you want to read the swill of reader discontent, a convenient forum link for each article would suffice.

But on today's Internet, everyone is a late night radio crank caller.

So each and every one of you is also fake news.

And I am fake news too, so put that in your Pulitzer Prize Pipe and smoke it. :-)

SM777 said...

A third indicator is when President Trump points his finger at a known socialist and says, "Fake News! You are Fake News!"