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    ROFL !!! – Pot… Meet Kettle…

    NYT Accuses CNN, BuzzFeed Of Peddling “Fake News” Over Russia Report – ZeroHedge



    In a fascinating retort by the left-leaning NYT to the story of the day, namely the CNN-BuzzFeed narrative based on an unverified 35-page memo allegedly prepared by a UK intelligence officer, even “the paper of record” takes the two media outlets to town, and in an article titled “BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate” essentially accuses them of doing what CNN has accused so much of the ‘alternative media’ in doing when distributing “fake news.”

    Here are the key excerpts:

    The reports by CNN and Buzzfeed sent other news organizations, including The New York Times and The Washington Post, scrambling to publish their own articles, some of which included generalized descriptions of the unverified allegations about Mr. Trump. By late Tuesday, though, only BuzzFeed had published the full document.

    BuzzFeed’s decision, besides its immediate political ramifications for a president-elect who is to be inaugurated in 10 days, was sure to accelerate a roiling debate about the role and credibility of the traditional media in today’s frenetic, polarized information age.

    And the punchline, where the NYT essentially accuses both CNN and BuzzFeed of stooping to the level of “fake news” disseminators:

    Of particular interest was the use of unsubstantiated information from anonymous sources, a practice that fueled some of the so-called fake news — false rumors passed off as legitimate journalism — that proliferated during the presidential election.

    It then continues its scathing critique of what now passes as “journalism”…



    More: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-11/nyt-suggests-cnn-buzzfeed-peddled-fake-news




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  • jwirr (4102 posts)
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    1. Don't they know that they are creating their own problems? We do not trust any

    of them because of the BS they have been selling us for years.

  • tularetom (2309 posts)
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    2. NYT, WaPo, CNN and the rest have now descended to the same level of credibility

    as the 40 year old guy covered with Cheeto dust posting from his mom’s basement.

    We’re all going to have to be our own judge of what to believe and what to discredit, because everybody including the government has gotten into the fake news game.

    Actually, especially the government.

    I went home with a waitress the way I always do  How was I to know she was with the russians, too?
    • Cleita (2768 posts)
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      4. ^^this^^

  • Marym625 (28359 posts)
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    3. Oy vey!

    Just sigh

    Take Action #StopFCC https://www.battleforthenet.com/breaktheinternet/ "Once the decision was made to go into Iraq as an invader and occupier,  it’s like our nation lost its conscience. And it has not yet gotten that conscience back." Madfloridian  
  • Scuba (4470 posts)
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    5. They talk about it like fake news was something new …

    “The heaviest restriction upon the freedom of public opinion is not the official censorship of a press, but the unofficial censorship by a press which exists not so much to express opinion as to manufacture it.”

    Dorothy L. Sayers

    British writer, essayist, playwright and translator.