A War on Skepticism?

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A War on Skepticism?

Postby Tom Palven » Mon Dec 05, 2016 7:33 am

Government propaganda machine laments unauthorized reporting:
https://consortiumnews.com/2016/12/01/t ... kepticism/
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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby Tom Palven » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:56 pm

Newsweek staff denies writing their own magazine.

But who can we trust if we can trust Topix Media Lab?

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/04/f ... ent-issue/
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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby TJrandom » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:14 pm

Tom Palven wrote:Newsweek staff denies writing their own magazine.

But who can we trust if we can trust Topix Media Lab?

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/04/f ... ent-issue/


Sooo... is this fake news? PolitiFact and Snopes where are you?

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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby Gord » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:05 am

TJrandom wrote:
Tom Palven wrote:Newsweek staff denies writing their own magazine.

But who can we trust if we can trust Topix Media Lab?

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/12/04/f ... ent-issue/

Sooo... is this fake news? PolitiFact and Snopes where are you?

http://www.snopes.com/clinton-newsweek-cover/
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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby Flash » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:11 am

From Snopes:
On 7 November 2016, the day before the 2016 Presidential election, an image purportedly showing Hillary Clinton on the cover of Newsweek under the title "Madam President" was widely circulated on social media. Some disreputable web sites claimed that the photograph was evidence that the media had been colluding with the Clinton campaign in order to ensure a victory for the Democratic candidate:

No such thing as the media almost total support of the oligarch's candidate Clinton claims Snopes. Printing the cover showing Clinton was a precaution and distributing it prematurely was an honest mistake.

The distribution of the Clinton cover might had been an honest mistake but it really has nothing to do with the fact that those myopic snakes, en masse, did everything they could to {!#%@} Trump.
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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby Flash » Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:33 am

Tom.
Robert Parry writes a good stuff. I can't stop laughing at the name of what really is the State Department's Propaganda Department as the Underdepartment or Undersecretariat of Public Diplomacy.

It's funny that the people in the State Department don't seem to have a clue how Orwellian this entire subdepartment and it's name are.

I think that from now on we will have to refer to lies and propaganda as public diplomacy. Everybody does public diplomacy. The CIA and the the other sixteen secret agencies, the government, the other governments including the Russians.

When I was young I used a lot of this public diplomacy on my girlfriends. And now days when I walk into a car dealership just to look at the car the salesman does a lot of this diplomacy on me. :mrgreen:
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Re: A War on Skepticism?

Postby Gord » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:32 am

Flash wrote:From Snopes:
On 7 November 2016, the day before the 2016 Presidential election, an image purportedly showing Hillary Clinton on the cover of Newsweek under the title "Madam President" was widely circulated on social media. Some disreputable web sites claimed that the photograph was evidence that the media had been colluding with the Clinton campaign in order to ensure a victory for the Democratic candidate:

No such thing as the media almost total support of the oligarch's candidate Clinton claims Snopes. Printing the cover showing Clinton was a precaution and distributing it prematurely was an honest mistake.

The distribution of the Clinton cover might had been an honest mistake but it really has nothing to do with the fact that those myopic snakes, en masse, did everything they could to {!#%@} Trump.

What distribution? Even the email says "Stacks of boxes with the Special Edition ‘Madam President’ cover depicting Hillary Clinton winning the U.S. presidential race next week were secretly photographed by a Newsweek employee who says that there were no Trump versions made." It doesn't say anything about them being distributed, either on purpose or by accident.

The Hollywood Reporter says the cover was not distributed: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q ... 8-HqIN-b9Q

The cover, which was not distributed, went viral because of one reason: Images of Clinton on the cover were released before Election Day and before votes were ever counted.


The New York Post says the issue was printed, sent out to newsstands, where one place put them on sale prematurely and 17 issues were purchased: http://nypost.com/2016/11/09/national-r ... ton-cover/

A national recall went out Wednesday for the special “Madame President” issue of Newsweek that was prematurely shipped to stores and newsstands across the country....

...Romando claims only 17 Clinton magazines were sold — out of 125,000 printed and shipped.


However, there are dozens for sale on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Madam-President ... Swa~BYQFeO (It's rumoured that some are forgeries, but I don't know how much stock to put into rumours.)
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