Tag: Fake News

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington MonthlyThat is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection

In the run-up to the insurrection, Quinnipiac found that 77 percent of Republicans believed there was widespread fraud in the presidential election. They bought into the absurdities spread by Trump and his enablers in right-wing media. That is what fueled the atrocity of an insurrection. And still…the lies continue.

The Impeachment of Donald Trump Is Necessary, But Insufficient | Washington Monthly

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America

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Making money out of failure

Right-wing grifter James O’Keefe and his organization Project Veritas — along with its more political arm Project Veritas Action — are known for infiltrating progressive organizations, campaigns, and nonpartisan institutions and heavily editing recorded undercover footage to allege wrongdoing. In 2020, in a repeat of their efforts from past election seasons, O’Keefe and his group tried to spread various narratives about supposed voter fraud through dozens of videos released before and after the presidential election. Most of these claims were debunked quickly, but not before they were picked up by right-wing media and viewed millions of times on Twitter and YouTube.

James O’Keefe and Project Veritas spent 2020 trying to undermine the election. They failed. | Media Matters for America

Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results nearly 600 times | Media Matters for America

Claims on Fox News that cast doubt or pushed conspiracy theories about Biden’s victory

In the nine days after Fox News declared Joe Biden the president-elect, the network has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results at least 574 times — 208 times on Fox’s “straight news” shows and 366 times on its opinion shows.

Fox News has cast doubt on or pushed conspiracy theories about the election results nearly 600 times | Media Matters for America

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

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Fox executives have lined up behind Carlson before. Lachlan Murdoch reportedly gave personal support to Carlson after he went on an anti-immigrant rant in 2018. The Murdoch family knows exactly what Carlson stands for, and it’s exactly what they want the Fox brand to stand for.

Carlson has long been billed by Fox as a member of the network’s “entertainment” side. In September, a federal judge wrote, quoting Fox lawyers, that Carlson’s show “is not ‘stating actual facts’ about the topics he discusses and is instead engaging in ‘exaggeration’ and ‘non-literal commentary.'” U.S. District Judge Mary Kay Vyskocil found that no “reasonable viewer” would take Carlson seriously. 

Fox executives have decided to give you more Tucker Carlson | Media Matters for America

The importance of regulating disinformation and ‘fake news’

Stop calling it News when it’s not

It was interesting to see that, albeit belatedly, the American media started to stop giving Trump opportunities to spew out his lies across the country and beyond.

The importance of regulating disinformation and ‘fake news’

Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector

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The LNP won’t challenge this man

Something needs to change or we may be headed toward Rudd’s dystopian vision of an American-style media and social hellscape — and who knows what else.

Australia needs to give life support to Australia’s media sector

Old Dog Thoughts- The LNP aren’t problem solvers. The ALP have forgotten just how quickly Whitlam changed things. He didn’t just tidy up.

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Fighting Fake News with REAL,13/10/20; Humour and Fake News; How some people in the media are just a waste of unproductive money.

Right-Wing Conspiracists Linked Antifa to the Wildfires. Then They Got a Big Boost from Russian Media. – Mother Jones

RT & Pravda are boosting Biden’s health wildfires and spin for Trump as they always have

How overlapping false claims about the wildfires ricocheted around conservative social media thanks to a bogus story from Russia.

Right-Wing Conspiracists Linked Antifa to the Wildfires. Then They Got a Big Boost from Russian Media. – Mother Jones

Trump’s Campaign Is Testing The Ways It Can Distort Reality Online | HuffPost Australia

 

The presidential election is just 56 days away, and as Donald Trump struggles to gain ground in key states, he is increasingly relying on deceptively altered media to bend reality in his favor.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/trump-is-testing-the-ways-he-can-distort-reality-online_n_5f57f0dec5b67602f5fd6e8d?ri18n=true

Old Dog Thoughts-Yes LNP Vic caught Branch Stacking too, Morrison is sorry for Australia’s lack a healthy defence;

Illustration: Reg Lynch

Fighting fake News with REAL 17/8/20; Squeezing the truth out of this government; Stuart Robert rejected pleas for help; LNP Branch stack too shhhhh; The IPA Vote;

Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

President Donald Trump over the weekend used his massive platform on Twitter to again spread the outrageous and unsupported insinuation that Joe Scarborough — one of his most vocal critics on TV —murdered someone.

via Trump Spreads Baseless Conspiracy Theory Accusing MSNBC Host Of Murder | HuffPost Australia

Old Dog Thoughts- Politicians don’t “beat” a virus at most they get out of it’s way.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 13/5/2020; A Virus has been Eradicated, China haters in the media inspire violence on the streets; ICAC and Angus Taylor go together like scones and jam; Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Are these protests wanting to go back to the future. Are the Canary in the coalmine?

 Fighting Fake News with REAL 24/4/20 Robert Reich: Coronavirus and the Height of Corporate Welfare; Anti- lockdown protests; Will Iran cure COVID-19 and drive Trump insane? Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Sam Newman and News Corp are spreading the disease of American idiocy here

Fighting Fake News with REAL 20/4/20; Narcissism accusations by a leading Narcissist; Not all social-distancing bans work says Andrew Bolt a leading social-distacer

Old Dog Thoughts- Why the China hate? A Scapegoating West’s deflection of failure?

What did Henry Kissinger Tell Donald Trump? | Op-eds – Gulf News

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 7/4/20; LNP Spending; The Post Covid New Order; Pro China supporters knocked down; Murdoch, being sued but Bolt cries Sue China

Old Dog Thoughts- News Corp Pundits still ride the News Corp/IPA agenda.

Fighting Fake News with REAL 5/4/20; The UK certainly hasn’t even begun to win the war; Big Pharma and Fake News; Bolt pushing against what he sees as Socialism. What don’t people understand about a Global Pandemic?

Old Dog Thoughts-Trumpsters and Murdoch Media bellow “Back to Work” Australia from their Home Offices

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 30/3/20; Clive Palmer and News Corp join forces for mutual benefit but not any Common Good; Lessons Learned; Vigilance Required; Fake News, State Power,

Old Dog Thoughts- Panic so easy to start so fucking hard to stop. Are The Dutch Danes Fins and Norwegians doing the same? Why aren’t the Singaporeans behaving badly? Americans are hoarding and buying guns.

Fighting Fake News with REAL, 19/3/20; This disease reveals the inadequacy of Capitalism; Fake News and Opportunism;

Old Dog Thoughts- You can’t just keep servicing an old car. Killing the competition leads to monopolies.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,5/3/20; Minor adjustments do notwin wars; Restricting competition and the AAP; If it sounds as stupid as Trump it is;

Old Dog Thoughts- News Corp closes it’s Real News Dept and sacks 180 Journalists to focus on Fake News it’s cheaper.

The Afghanistan War: Australia’s longest running deception

Fighting Fake News with REAL 4/3/20; Why is Deception the core of Conservative Politics? Morrison & Peter Dutton Australia’s Ministers of Incompetence. Fake News a constant at News Corp,

Old Dog Thoughts- Costs Costs Costs Don’t do anything is the LNP and News Corpse solution

Large outbreaks in Italy, South Korea and Iran were reported in the past few days, suggesting containment measures have not stopped the virus' spread.

Fighting Fake News with REAL,25/2/20; Pandemic, Stock markets and the wealthy; Australian LNP try to say Coal and Gas are clean economically; Fake News

Old Dog Thoughts- Why is the notion of a “common good” or a “transition to” create such panic in conservatives. They feel they just might lose a “historic right”

Illustration: Simon Letch

Fighting Fake News with REAL,19/2/20; Australia’s Economy has no place for the Common Good; Elitist Sound Bytes dominate our News;