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Post Reply All news media is fake news, some are just more fake than others.
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It's disingenuous, certainly. Embarrassing, definitely. Fake news? I suppose, in that nothing this guy said can be trusted. He went from what could be assumed to be an A or B level source to a D or an F level source.

Nils Bildt, as he identifies himself, appears to have told them that he was "Sweden's National Security Advisor", and they apparently did not do enough fact checking. This has been a problem for many news agencies for at least the entire length of history. It almost always goes this way, too, so far as I can recall. Embarrassments all around and maybe some apologies and retractions.


Those are sometimes mistakes, and sometimes intentional, especially when the retractions are little blurbs that are missed.

What I regard "Fake News," is actual fabrication. When you see multiple takes of the same scene, and it is called "live," that is misleading. When you see a reporter interviewing a "random angry voter," and that "random angry voter" turns out to be your own camera man, that is fabrication. When you see the same woman crying and weeping, for the news cameras, at four different shooting incidents, that is fabrication. When you see the same mother and daughter walk passed the same camera, twice, once without a big brown purse, and once with a big brown purse, something smells fishy about it - fabrication.

That's what one of the links I posted above shows - with side by side comparisons. That is the mainstream media's doing.

All of the major news sources have been caught, in one way or another, embarrassingly getting duped, or outright fabricating events, or adding their twist to events, for one reason or another. They have all been caught. That's why they have lost so much trust, and why the search is on for an alternative news site that is trust worthy. It's tough to do, but that's why alternative news sources have carved away so much of the mainstream media's market share of viewers.

What gets my blood boiling, for example, is when a news show invites someone for an "Interview," but the "interview," turns into a badgering session, where the "guest" (the subject) can't even get a word out edgewise to answer a question, before the "host" (interrogator) cuts him or her off with another question.

I'm thinking, "let the guy answer. I want to hear his excuse." Other times, I'm thinking, "What? That's not the answer the host wants to hear?" Other times, I think, "He answered your question three times already, move on to the next question. What, you want him change his answer?" And it doesn't matter what news organization is involved, they all do this, and it is annoying. It's like they invited the guy or gal over, not to pick their brains about an issue, but rather to simply badger and embarrass the subject. In the end, they say, "Thank you for coming to our program, but I wish you had answered the questions." It is a total farce!

Interviewers are suppose to ask questions, wait politely for answers, and then ask follow up questions as needed. What the mainstream does is nothing of the sort. They get mad at the guest, and start arguing with them. No information is gained. They cut off the guest, not allowing them to finish their thoughts, and instead of a follow on question, they challenge the thoughts of the guest, and it turns into a debate, instead of an interview. It's utter garbage!

The opposite of that, is when the guest offers opinions that are in line with the news organization's ideology, then they ask easy and obvious questions, smile and agree with the guest, and don't probe deeply with follow on questions. Reporters need to ask tough questions. Reporters are not in the business of agreeing with their guests, their in the business of getting information. Nothing is learned or gained from that kind of environment either. I come up with questions in my head and wonder, "why aren't you asking about that?!"

CNN, in particular, (I've not seen this with other news organizations) seems to have a track record of having "technical difficulties" when a person being interviewed says something that is completely not in accordance to the narrative of what their story is. Their cameras or satellite feeds, very often, seem to get glitchy or cuts off. Then the news anchor is left to give a crappy and uninspired performance, "Oh! We lost our guest," with the why am I not surprised look on their faces. I haven't seen any other news organizations with such a consistent track record of conveniently timed equipment failures.

So, yeah. I don't give mainstream media any respect. I see them as fake news.
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