Showing posts with label Faulty News. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Faulty News. Show all posts

July 7, 2020

Postings Internationally that Can Make One Feel The World Turns In The Opposite Direction

 There are certain things that appear in the International news that when I can be convinced they are true, tend to make my stomach sick.  One  example is when I see pedophiles occupying the Queen's chair, Both of whom you will see and neither is paid for his crimes. I will give you some of those examples and let's see how you feel.
1. Kanye running (not far)
Rapper Kanye West is loving the frenzy he touched off during fireworks: 
  • He's retweeting every story about him running for president, from the Philippine Star to Reuters
  • Reality check: Kanye announced last year that he'd run in 2024. The hurdles to getting on enough ballots for Nov. 3 (121 days) are beyond formidable, and the date is late. (Shhh! Don't tell Twitter!)
As ABC's Terry Moran put it on the "This Week" roundtable: "These are serious times. ... We have two old men running for office. America is a tomorrow country. I think the person who better defines what tomorrow looks like is going to win. My hunch is that's not gonna be Kanye. ... His videos will be great, I'm sure."
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2. 🇬🇧 There'll always be an England, in two acts
Spotted yesterday in Shaldon, England. Photo: Tony Hicks/AP
Act I ... "Naked men and drunks: England assesses the reopening of pubs" ... AP headline as UK restaurants and pubs reopen for the first time in three months. 
Act II ... BBC presenter Lewis Vaughan Jones had this deadpan opening for a newscast on July 4, which they could take a little personally across the pond:
  • "Welcome to the program. President Trump has declared the United States to be the greatest and most virtuous nation in the history of the world, in a speech marking Independence Day." 
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3. 📷 Caught in the act
Photo: Christopher Sadowski for the New York Post. Cover courtesy N.Y. Post
The New York Post spotted Michael Cohen, who was released from federal prison in May to serve his sentence at home because of the pandemic, dining out Thursday night on the Upper East Side.
  • The president's former fixer lingered at a sidewalk table at Le Bilboquet, a French restaurant around the corner from his Park Avenue apartment.
"Cohen, his wife, Laura, and another couple spent about an hour chatting before they became the last patrons to leave around 11:30 p.m.," the Post reports.
  • Why it matters: Legal experts told the paper that the meal may cost Cohen his freedom.
Photo: The Daily Telegraph. Cover: Courtesy N.Y. Post
4. In a second classic Post cover, the paper today shows a newly surfaced 2002 shot of Ghislaine Maxwell, just-captured accused madam of Jeffrey Epstein, sitting on Queen Elizabeth II's throne, next to Kevin Spacey.
  • The private tour of Buckingham Palace, including the stop in the throne room, had been arranged by Prince Andrew, reports The Daily Telegraph.
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April 30, 2018

Joy Reid is Her Worse Enemy and PFLAG Was Wrong In taking Back The Award Over a Charlie Crist

Below you can read the letter PFLAG sent to Joy Reid because of material she wrote on her blog about Charlie Crist. I am so sorry that PFLAG picked this particular writing about Crist who was closeted at the time even though most gays living in Florida at the time (I was one) knew the guy was gay and let me quickly add that was not the problem any of us had with him. The problem with Crist was that he was a gay closeted Republican running on anti-gay issues or siding with the GOP on the same issue or staying quiet while the Republicans had a field day in the media and in Captitals across the nation. The guy when running for Congress was running from a Republican district (13 Dist) but being a more educated district one could argue you did not have to be a GOP to win there but that is Florida Water under the bridge. Back on Y2K, those were the times the "Moral majority' was fighting any legislation to give the LGBT community any security in jobs or not getting rented because of being gay and in every issue big or small. Gay marriage was way out there as a national agenda but we were fighting it in the states to get same-sex marriage one at the time while at the same time going through the courts. This was a winning stragegy as history shows. Ok so Crist was a hipocrite!Next..

I don't want to rehash any of this I just want to make two points:

Using Crist as an example of anything is like defending a bully because he broked a finger while punching a skinny, small gay kid.

1} Charlie Crist was a hypocrite and he worked against issues by either speaking against them or staying quiet when Republicans were saying all the things you heard about us. Cant be school teachers because we can't be trusted with the kids. Can't work in a position high in the government because we would get blackmailed and give the secrets away.

No matter what Joy is written or said Charlie is no reason to send that letter and take something away from her. Eventually, Charlie ran for governor and when he ran for re-election he was so unpopular in the GOP by just staying in the middle of issues and not wanting to offend anybody he offended everybody. He Even Changed his party affiliation to Democrat to see if he could be reelected because he had no support from the people he had supported. I'm sure I have written worse things about Crist
(but Im a small fish and gay) and I always said: "We, Florida Gays knew who Charlie Crist, whether he got married or not or whether he got rid of all his gay porn or not." He was gay and not liked because he was working with the people working against us. That is the threshold I hold on outing someone and I have written this before. If the person is closeted the person deserves the time and the form to come out or not come out. But if you are closeted and are working against LGBT interests, then you are a hypocrite and I will take the opportunity to out you and if someone else does I will applaud that and printed it.  

Joey Reid: The problem with her is her

2} As far as I'm concerned as a gay man the big problem is not what she wrote but what she denies and then semi accepts. She awful things in the past but so have a lot of people in the press and the government but now they support us 100%. We are happy about the support!and there is no need to accept what was said in the past but to accept the present time behavior. When asked Hillary Clinton  why she was not pro-gay marriage earlier. Whether you agree or not she would not deny it and say  it's true but at the time many were like her but she came along wiht the times. I never liked that but I also remember what she did in the state dept for gays in the military and in the civil service of the state dept. Also as a first lady she defended the right to be what we are. What she would not say is,"No I was always pro-same-sex marriage no matter what anybody said". Or do like Trump and say "fake news!"

Joy has denied and then apologized for this and not for that. If you read about what she says about it you really don't understand what she is really meaning by it all. She gets confusing and and apology should never be confusing but uncomplicated, precise and honest sounding. She apologizes for saying some things but then says someone else wrote them for her and put them in her past blog pages. 

If she would just come out and say she is sorry and take responsibility for all of it and say some might not be mine but it appeared on my blog and I had a quick mouth (like many straights) in blaming being gay for stupidity,  girlish or not macho enough. Even parents to their kids. My father was calling me a faggot since I can remember and If you saw me you would not know I'm gay unless I let you know. When I was younger and closeted I and with a dad calling faggot I made sure I even dance straight. Where he got that? I was different. I looked different than my brothers and would scare easy and I was very close to my mom. That made me gay in his book.

I used to like Joy but because her being dishonest about what she writes and say; A person who is in the business of reading and reporting the news, should at least be trusted.  If she was someone else I would not care but because of what I just said, I really don't like her anymore nor trust her. I hope she finds peace with her thoughts and feelings. I hate to be gay with her as my mom. My dad was not in the news business so his awful remarks only hurt me and no one else. She is hurt people that like her.

APRIL 24, 2018
PFLAG National—the nation's first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people, their families, and allies—today has rescinded its Straight for Equality in Media award to political analyst Joy Reid.

Said PFLAG National president Jean Hodges, “When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we did so knowing about the blog posts from the late 2000s regarding Charlie Crist. We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better—this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally. However, in light of new information, and the ongoing investigation of that information, we must at this time rescind our award to Ms. Reid.”

Liz Owen, Director of Communications
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April 20, 2018

A Weekend Real News Laugh For Subscribers Red HOT Beans on The Car

Emma, 30, took pictures of the bean attack and note and posted them to social media.  

 A woman who left her vehicle in the car park of a weapons manufacturer returned to find she had been attacked – by a load of baked beans. 

The woman, known only as Emma, found the beans dumped on top of her motor in a car park at submarine makers BAE in Barrow, Cumbria, this week. Holby City actor's daughter 'first person to die' from taking party drug 2CP She also found a note attached to the windscreen which threatened to report her to BAE’s HR department. It said: 

"This is not a parking space. People need regular access to these back gates and you’re stopping them! ‘There is clearly signs on both gates indicating that access is needed and not to park there. She also found a note attached to the windscreen which threatened to report her to BAE’s HR department. (Picture: Deadline News) ‘Do this again and we will contact BAE Systems HR Department and we will also go to the council. If you want a proper parking space wake up earlier."🦊

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November 25, 2016

Russia Started “The Fake News” This is Why…

The Washington Post has published an article which claims that a Russian propaganda campaign created and spread "fake news" articles in the lead up to the US presidential election.
Experts say Russia had teams of “human trolls” and thousands of botnets to help damage Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Some of the tactics allegedly used included releasing a number of hacked emails that embarrassed the Democrat candidate.

Here are five reasons why the independent research teams have come to this conclusion:
1. Vladimir Putin’s past

In 2011, Russian President Vladimir Putin was accused of rigging elections. Putin blamed Barack Obama – and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – for initiating protests about the allegations.
The Russian then spoke about his desire to “break the Anglo-Saxon monopoly on the global information streams”.

A coincidence? Sufian Zhemukhov, a former Russian journalist conducting research at George Washington University, doesn’t seem to think so.
2. Russia’s army of botnets and trolls

According to the research, Russian sites used social media to amplify misleading stories already circulating, resulting in them becoming “trending” topics.
As a result, phony news got an abundance of coverage.

Researchers found that Russian botnets and trolls tweeted sensationalised information after Hillary Clinton fell ill at the 9/11 memorial event in New York.
3. Russia’s far-right views

Content from Russian sites was widely shared on US based websites pushing far-right conservative messages.
The research states that phony stories shared by Russian sites had an audience of 90,000 Facebook accounts and were read more than 8 million times.

One story shared stated that anti-Trump protesters paid thousands of dollars to participate in demonstrations, an allegation which was initially made by a self-described satirist and later repeated publicly by the Trump campaign.
“The way that this propaganda apparatus supported Trump was equivalent to some massive amount of a media buy,” said the executive director of PropOrNot, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to avoid being targeted by Russia’s legions of skilled hackers.

4. #CrookedHillary

Russian site Sputnik expressed support for Trump throughout the campaign, and even started using the hashtag #CrookedHillary.
5. They’re not new to propaganda campaigns

The Rand report traced the country’s generation of online propaganda work and found that they used the same tactics to shape international views on its military intervention in Syria. Russian propaganda operations also worked to promote the “Brexit” departure of Britain from the European Union.

You can read the full article here.Russia Started “The Fake News” This is Why

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November 23, 2016

Fake News Even Duping Internet Savvy Students-How to Detect it?

 Fake news. Learn how to find the truthful

Internet powerhouses have for days been scrambling to come up with a way to answer those who blame them for an onslaught of fake news and false information that permeates the Web and, some believe, may have affected the course of the presidential election.

Their most recent strategy, announced Friday by Facebook and Monday by Google, would stop grouping websites that peddle falsehoods alongside legitimate news outlets.

Teenagers are thought to be fluent in the ways of the Web. Yet students from middle school through college are easily duped by unreliable sources and deceptive advertisements peppered throughout news sites and social media feeds, according to a Stanford University study.

The study, which measures how teenagers assess information they encounter online, is the biggest of its kind, surveying more than 7,800 students. It may, scholars said, illuminate how shallow our society’s understanding is of information found on the Internet.

Sam Wineburg, a professor at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education and lead author of the study, said even among college students, the “ability to discern truth from falsehood on the Internet is bleak.”

Asked to research the U.S. health care system, more than 40 percent of middle school students said they would use statistics from an online comment by “Joe Smith.” The statistics, which are false, did not cite a source or provide context. And yet less than half of the students rejected the information as patently unreliable. The vast majority of middle schoolers — 82 percent — also could not distinguish an advertisement masquerading as a news story, researchers found.

When presented with a big, colorful chart sponsored by the oil company Shell versus a screenshot of an article from the Atlantic, high school students overwhelmingly argued that Shell’s post was the more reliable of the two “because it provided more data and information” than the article did. Only about 15 percent of students noticed the paid post was sponsored by Shell and said the science article was the more trustworthy source.

This inability to evaluate information persists even after students are accepted to major colleges and universities — including Stanford, Wineburg said.

The “great majority” of college students tasked with evaluating information from the American College of Pediatricians, a conservative advocacy group that has been named a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for its vehement opposition to women’s and LGBT rights, were unable to suss out the group’s bias, even when given the chance to independently check the group’s credentials. Some even cited the professional-looking website of the organization as reason to trust its pseudo-science.

“These issues are the new basic skills,” Wineburg said. “When we all consumed a printed newspaper that was vetted by people who produce the content, we could rely upon others for fact-checking, but that’s not the age we’re in.”
Students — along with many adults — are largely unable to discern truth from fiction because they have never been taught how, said academics. Even when a video or written article that looks trustworthy is labeled as “sponsored content,” people may not know what that means.

This gap in understanding has given rise to programs like the News Literacy Project, which brings journalists into classrooms to help students understand the difference between reliable and unreliable sources.
“There is simply no reason why this shouldn’t be a part of a high school curriculum,” said said Gabriel Kahn, a professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. “This is Civics 101 for the 21st century. It has massive implications for our democracy.”

In the wake of the 2016 election, many blamed social media for falsely equivocating real news with falsehoods. Fake news typically falls into one of two categories: those that seek to manipulate people, spread misinformation and sow mistrust of traditional media, and those that use sensational — and false — stories to attract enough readers to make money through advertising.

Last week, Google announced that it would no longer allow websites that peddle falsehoods as fact to use its online advertising services. Facebook has done the same. But social media experts have said it likely won’t do much to stop fake news and false information from spreading.
In the past several days, both companies have taken it a step further: Google and Facebook announced that they’ll stop labeling such sites as news.

Google, which on the top of its main search tab offers a list of articles under the header “In the news,” will change that title to “Top stories,” to remove the implication that they are all news items. Google’s “news” tab offers news stories that are vetted more closely than on its main page.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, meanwhile, presented a seven-point plan that includes fitting fake news with a warning label once it has been confirmed false.

“We’ve been working on this problem for a long time and we take this responsibility seriously,” Zuckerberg wrote in a post on his own Facebook page Friday, just days after he claimed it was “extremely unlikely” that fake news and hoax posts on social media had altered the election’s outcome. “Historically, we have relied on our community to help us understand what is fake and what is not.”

That might be part of the problem, experts said. Users may not know what’s real or not — especially when their main source of news is Facebook itself.

As manually I scan the internet for important and current news stories my readers would be interesting in, one of the main tell tale is *who is putting out the news. If you the reader don’t recognize the news site for what ever reason then you most *examine the site and see what other stories they have.  Are they *recent? Are they *serious? Do they have stories about *incredible things like reports of a famous person who’s dead and now there are reports someone saw them at the supermarket.
Pay attention to *the tittle. Are they *all caps? Does it makes sense in the way a *serious person and not a comedian would address the readers.

You can also see who is the *author or reporter writing the story. You can click on their *name or copy and paste into a search engine preferably *google it ( and make sure you are on the real by seeing that you are on a secure site and the big G in color appears at the beginning of the url on your browser window.  i.e;: G https  “s” is for secure. Those should be the only sites you visit.

You can also google the name of the site of you don’t recognize it. If you get other stories from them then you know they are established. My first rule of all Ive told you is to google the name of the site. It’s worked very well for me. I never had to pull a story for any reason since I went from blogger or commentator to publishing this blogging
Media site.

I hope these tips help you to spot fake news. In Facebook I know is a real problem to the point of being unfriended many times or blocked because I was trying to convey the news they were sharing were no news. When people share fake news as I told someone who was sharing something I no longer remember but I do remember to my shock that he messages me that he knew it was not true but that was not hurting anyone and he was looking for “likes.” Fake news are dangerous because it starts untrue rumors that can affect someone for real. I believe the election was tipped (to what degree I don’t know) by fake news that the pope or someone also important endorsed Trump or that Hillary was indicted and was going to jail. I was abhorred when Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook originally announced (they have changed their tuned even though they have not reversed their statements) fake news was not a real problem. Being the biggest Face book has been the problem!

Fake news is like having a plate of good nutritious food and having someone while you are looking away exchange it for junk food that will not sustain you but the way it was prepared might just make you real sick.


November 27, 2013

CBS Finally Suspends Lara Logan for the FAULTY Benghazi Report

Lara Logan
Lara Logan apologizes for the faulty 60 Minutes report on the 
Benghazi incident. (Courtesy of CBS.)
Finally, this afternoon, CBS suspended Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan after the network’s internal probe found serious problems in their 60 Minutes Benghazi report.
The report hit Logan for not knowing, or knowing and not caring, about key source Dylan Davies telling a different story to his employer and FBI; for not really substantiating her claims that Al Qaeda led the assault; and for her now-famous October 2012 speech that suggested she was far from objective on this issue.
Her boss, Jeffrey Fager, now says he needs to “make adjustments” at the show. But he did not say how long the pair would be suspended.
This added injury to insult as Logan had just been disinvited to host the Committee to Protect Journalists dinner tonight.
Summary of the findings by CBS’s Al Ortiz, courtesy of The Huffington Post, do not add much that we don’t already know, but perhaps those details exist in the full report. And many questions remain. Ace blogger “Digby” hits the mere “slap on the wrist” and points to other examples of Logan’s reporting-with-an-agenda. Ortiz:
• From the start, Lara Logan and her producing team were looking for a different angle to the story of the Benghazi attack. They believed they found it in the story of Dylan Davies, written under the pseudonym, “Morgan Jones.” It purported to be the first western eyewitness account of the attack. But Logan’s report went to air without “60 Minutes” knowing what Davies had told the F.B.I. and the State Department about his own activities and location on the night of the attack.
• The fact that the F.B.I. and the State Department had information that differed from the account Davies gave to “60 Minutes” was knowable before the piece aired. But the wider reporting resources of CBS News were not employed in an effort to confirm his account. It’s possible that reporters and producers with better access to inside F.B.I. sources could have found out that Davies had given varying and conflicting accounts of his story.
• Members of the “60 Minutes” reporting team conducted interviews with Davies and other individuals in his book, including the doctor who received and treated Ambassador Stevens at the Benghazi hospital. They went to Davies’ employer Blue Mountain, the State Department, the F.B.I. (which had interviewed Davies), and other government agencies to ask about their investigations into the attack. Logan and producer Max McClellan told me they found no reason to doubt Davies’ account and found no holes in his story. But the team did not sufficiently vet Davies’ account of his own actions and whereabouts that night
• Davies told “60 Minutes” that he had lied to his own employer that night about his location, telling Blue Mountain that he was staying at his villa, as his superior ordered him to do, but telling “60 Minutes” that he then defied that order and went to the compound. This crucial point—his admission that he had not told his employer the truth about his own actions—should have been a red flag in the editorial vetting process.
• After the story aired, The Washington Post reported the existence of a so-called “incident report” that had been prepared by Davies for Blue Mountain in which he reportedly said he spent most of the night at his villa, and had not gone to the hospital or the mission compound. Reached by phone, Davies told the “60 Minutes” team that he had not written the incident report, disavowed any knowledge of it, and insisted that the account he gave “60 Minutes” was word for word what he had told the F.B.I. Based on that information and the strong conviction expressed by the team about their story, Jeff Fager defended the story and the reporting to the press.
• On November 7, The New York Times informed Fager that the F.B.I.’s version of Davies’ story differed from what he had told “60 Minutes.” Within hours, CBS News was able to confirm that in the F.B.I.’s account of their interview, Davies was not at the hospital or the mission compound the night of the attack. “60 Minutes” announced that a correction would be made, that the broadcast had been misled, and that it was a mistake to include Davies in the story. Later a State Department source also told CBS News that Davies had stayed at his villa that night and had not witnessed the attack.
• Questions have been raised about the recent pictures from the compound which were displayed at the end of the report, including a picture of Ambassador Stevens’s schedule for the day after the attack. Video taken by the producer-cameraman whom the “60 Minutes” team sent to the Benghazi compound last month clearly shows that the pictures of the Technical Operations Center were authentic, including the picture of the schedule in the debris.
 • Questions have also been raised about the role of Al Qaeda in the attack since Logan declared in the report that Al Qaeda fighters had carried it out. Al Qaeda’s role is the subject of much disagreement and debate. While Logan had multiple sources and good reasons to have confidence in them, her assertions that Al Qaeda carried out the attack and controlled the hospital were not adequately attributed in her report.
• In October of 2012, one month before starting work on the Benghazi story, Logan made a speech in which she took a strong public position arguing that the US Government was misrepresenting the threat from Al Qaeda, and urging actions that the US should take in response to the Benghazi attack. From a CBS News Standards perspective, there is a conflict in taking a public position on the government’s handling of Benghazi and Al Qaeda, while continuing to report on the story.
• The book, written by Davies and a co-author, was published by Threshold Editions, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, part of the CBS Corporation. “60 Minutes” erred in not disclosing that connection in the segment.

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