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    Default News doesn't have to be false to be fake.

    WALTER HUDSON
    DECEMBER 11, 2016


    Speaking of fake news, [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] has a report on a "controversy" generated by a casting call for a Cadillac television ad.

    According to an image of the casting call posted by the news agency Reuters and many others, the notice said an agency filming the ad was looking for “any and all real alt-right thinkers/believers.”

    [...]

    The alt-right, or alternative right, is an extremist movement that seeks a whites-only state.

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    Cadillac tried to quell the criticism with postings on Twitter and on its Facebook page: “Cadillac did not authorize or approve a casting notice for an ‘alt-right (neo-nazi)’ role in a commercial. We unequivocally condemn the notice and are seeking immediate answers from our creative agency, production company and any casting companies involved.”

    You may be wondering how this is a story. What is newsworthy here? Next to nothing. The number of people genuinely affected by a provocative casting call hovers around zero. But it does provide an excuse to pen these follow-up paragraphs.

    A key figure in the [alt-right] movement is Stephen Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior adviser in the White House. Bannon was the executive chairman of Breitbart News, a website popular with alt-right supporters.

    Members of the alt-right said the movement was buoyed by Trump’s candidacy and election.

    In August, Rocky Suhayda, a top American Nazi Party leader, said a Trump victory is “going to be a real opportunity for people like white nationalists,” according to the Washington Post.

    And David Duke, the former Ku Klux Klan leader, who ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate in Louisiana, tweeted “God Bless WikiLeaks” shortly after Trump won the presidential election.

    That's why this report was written. It was an opportunity to bleat implications that Trump is a racist. While the alt-right remains [Only registered and activated users can see links. ], there exists no journalistic justification for pivoting from a story about a Cadillac casting call to a litany of random implications about Donald Trump.

    If we're going to talk about fake news, we have to include reports like this. Fake news means more than outright fabrications. It also occurs when outlets use non-stories to frame a political narrative.




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    Sounds like the daily efforts of our Kalifornia legislature. Nothing of value to do and no ability to do it if they tried. So just make it up.

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    The democrats have made their own bed, they can scream "racist!" all they want, they have

    abused and overused the term till it goes unheard, and has no meaning, anymore.

    "Alt-right"? Will you give me an "Alt- break"?
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    I wish they would make up their minds. I was called a Deplorable, so I bought the T shirts. Now I'm a Racist, because I voted for Mr. Trump. What the hell.... Now I gotta go out and buy more T shirts. I think it is a conspiracy started by the T shirt seller.
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    The word "deplorable" now has an attractive meaning.

    What a world we live in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by therewolf View Post
    The word "deplorable" now has an attractive meaning.

    What a world we live in.
    And the word, when applied to Trump supporters, help him win.
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    "... bleat implications…"

    This is the perfect description of what Liberal DemocRats do.

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