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... the mainstream press violently fucking the dog.
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other instances of the mainstream press violently fucking the dog.

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SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - An intruder demanding to see U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi broke into her San Francisco home and attacked her husband with a hammer early on Friday, officials said, in an assault that stoked fears about political violence ahead of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.
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Even Jussie Smollett is laughing at this one. Did he yell "This is MAGA country?"
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No. He yelled "Where is Nancy?" because he was at Nancy Pelosi's house and he wanted to brutally murder Nancy Pelosi.
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He had zip ties, a manefesto and a hammer, hidden inside his underwear!

And a MAGA hat
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It's a shame all the body cams stopped working, the ring cameras stopped working, the surveillance cameras all stopped working, the secret service and private security all stopped working, and we will never know what actually happened.
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A one-source story about a 10-year-old and an abortion goes viral - The Washington Post

Here Washington post’s fact check analysis cautions that the story might not be true.

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An abortion by a 10-year-old is pretty rare. The Columbus Dispatch reported that in 2020, 52 people under the age of 15 received an abortion in Ohio.
As a reason to doubt, something that happens every single week isn’t rare.

I generally like WaPo, but I didn’t care for the fact-check, also they have published a story that referenced the arrest but they haven’t updated the fact-check.
I posted this on July 13th in the Scotal itch thread.

I checked back today and they have updated the story. The update is dated July 13th which is the day I made that post. Apparently they updated after I made the post.

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Update, July 13: The Columbus Dispatch reported that a 27-year-old Columbus man had been charged with impregnating a 10-year-old Ohio girl who had traveled to Indianapolis for an abortion on June 30.

Gershon Fuentes was arrested July 13 “after police say he confessed to raping the child on at least two occasions,” the newspaper reported “He’s since been charged with rape, a felony of the first degree in Ohio.”


A police detective testified that “Columbus police were made aware of the girl’s pregnancy through a referral by Franklin County Children Services that was made by her mother on June 22,” the Dispatch said. While reporting this story, the Fact Checker had contacted the Franklin County agency to ask if such a referral had been made. A Franklin County spokeswoman said the children services agency was prohibited from sharing information regarding specific cases.


The detective also testified that “DNA from the clinic in Indianapolis is being tested against samples from Fuentes, as well as the child’s siblings, to confirm his paternity.”

This is an interesting example of the limitations that journalists face in corroborating this type of story without evidence confirmed by law enforcement. Should Bernard have disclosed the case before the police charged a suspect? Should the IndyStar have published her account without a second source? Should other news organizations have repeated the story without doing their own reporting? Those are questions beyond the purview of the Fact Checker, but worthwhile for readers and media pundits to consider.


[Correction, August 8: A previous version of this update said that Franklin County officials did not respond to a query about whether a referral had been made. In fact, an email the county spokeswoman sent was inadvertently missed during the reporting. This piece has been updated with her response that the agency was prohibited from sharing information regarding specific cases.]
So they got facts wrong because they failed to check their email successfully. But they aren’t introspective at all on their own rush to judgement. That update that they made late on the 13th said that Franklin county officials.

Not a single self directed question in that bolded bit.
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Isn't the New York Times like super liberal?

Isn't A.G. Sulzberger jewish? What the fuck
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Maybe the woke see Nazis everywhere, just like the conservatives see Micky holding a penis

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Maybe the woke see Nazis everywhere, just like the conservatives see Micky holding a penis

TIL I'm a conservative.
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"That's not a penis!"


"That's not a Nazi Swastika!"


"We didn't censor anyone!"


"War is Peace!"
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Now you're just babbling, dude!
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TIL I'm a conservative.
So is it just me or are Mickey’s pant in shock over this revelation?
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Now you're just babbling, dude!
what do you mean "now"
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... feel free to use this thread to illustrate other instances of the mainstream press violently fucking the dog.
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OK it doesn't fit at all. That was more like violently killing your dog. In from of your kids. Then fucking the dog.
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This could probably go in and number of threads, but Fox counts as mainstream media. Fox News hosts knew that the Dominion conspiracy theories were false at the same time they were promoting them on their shows.

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Hannity interrupted [Sidney Powell] with a gentle question that had been circulating among election deniers, despite a lack of supporting proof: Why were Democrats silencing whistleblowers who could prove this fraud?

Did Hannity believe any of this?

“I did not believe it for one second.”

That was the answer Hannity gave, under oath, in a deposition in Dominion’s $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, according to information disclosed in a court hearing Wednesday. The hearing was called to address several issues that need to be resolved before the case heads for a jury trial, which the judge has scheduled to begin in April.
Apparently, Dominion thinks it has sufficient proof that Fox News hosts and executives were knowingly broadcasting false defamatory information about their voting machines.
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Today in why Mainstream journalism sucks, we learn which authors don’t read beyond the paywall snippet of a WSJ article before reporting on it.

Energy Department says Covid likely from a lab leak!
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WASHINGTON—The U.S. Energy Department has concluded that the Covid pandemic most likely arose from a laboratory leak, according to a classified intelligence report recently provided to the White House and key members of Congress.
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“The Energy Department made its judgment with “low confidence,” according to people who have read the classified report.”

“The update, which is less than five pages…”
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The Energy Department? Well, sure. They prolly know a lot more about disease and immunology that ol' Doc Fauci.

And of Course Doctor Rick from Florida chimes in:
“The left spent the past 2yrs trying to censor the truth & cover up for Communist China, but the facts are undeniable,” Sen. Rick Scott (R-Fla.) tweeted. “The CCP is evil. Its virus killed millions & Xi will stop at nothing to destroy the U.S. It’s time to hold this evil regime accountable.”

Now, if they can just figure out how to make it Obama's fault.
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I mean, I'm pretty sure China fucked up their response to the initial outbreak.

Whether they also caused the outbreak is a lot less certain, but the scientists are pretty certain that it wasn't created or modified in a lab. I wouldn't rule out a lab leak, but it doesn't seem likely.

But tbh I'm not feeling that charitable to China since the reason there is so much conspiracy theory is that, of course, they won't cooperate with any international investigation. Which is, ofc, why it seems highly likely they fucked up somehow. But fucking up the early response to an outbreak at a market would also get covered up, so that doesn't tell us it's a lab leak.

So at any rate, I got no sympathy for Xi on this matter.
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Ok.
that shouldn’t make propaganda that torpedos science in the name of nationalism, promoted by lazy journalists who don’t read past headlines a good thing, nor does it make a less than 5 page report by the energy department that no one has yet to read an accurate document.
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