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Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:39 PM

Exposed: A Spammer Fooled MSM & America with Edited NDAA Video

So this is rather embarrassing.

It turns out that the edited NDAA video of Carl Levin that was inaccurately cited in the mainstream media as proof that Obama wanted to detain US citizens was originally posted by a spammer. As we know, the President did not ask for language giving him the right to detain US citizens, he asked for the opposite. But that story wouldn’t get very many clicks for a spammer…..

Thanks to the hard work of several writers, we now know the truth behind the tin foil hat insanity trip of the edited Levin NDAA video that went viral. Congratulations, mainstream media – you got PWNED by a spammer.

http://www.politicususa.com/en/edited-ndaa-video

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I hope this puts an end to this BS and outright lie that's being perpetuated by people here that hate Obama.

(Posted just now on KO's FB page)

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Reply Exposed: A Spammer Fooled MSM & America with Edited NDAA Video (Original post)
Gman Jan 2012 OP
joshcryer Jan 2012 #1
jaxx Jan 2012 #2
Summer Hathaway Jan 2012 #3
Scootaloo Jan 2012 #4
Summer Hathaway Jan 2012 #8
MADem Jan 2012 #6
Summer Hathaway Jan 2012 #9
Gman Jan 2012 #11
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2012 #12
Gman Jan 2012 #14
bhikkhu Jan 2012 #5
spanone Jan 2012 #7
Tx4obama Jan 2012 #10
99Forever Jan 2012 #13
msanthrope Jan 2012 #15

Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:41 PM

1. A lot of people bought into this.

It was a really low point.

And the capitalist spammer got what he wanted.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:48 PM

2. Thanks for posting this.

It's good to have the truth.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:48 PM

3. Wha, wha, what?

A spammer fooled the MSM?

Imagine that ... someone was able to shoot fish in a barrel. Can't imagine an easier target than what currently passes for 'journalists' in the mainstream media today.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:58 PM

4. And he fooled "Progressives" too

Of course, when it comes to hating Obama and liberals, it's not hard to fool Progressives.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:18 AM

8. Well, like I said

shooting fish in a barrel. They're ALL just SO easy to fool!

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:08 AM

6. He fooled some people here, too--the ones who were over-eager to believe what he was selling. nt

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Response to MADem (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:21 AM

9. It's all just so amusing

I'm anxious to watch for the sputtering replies from the over-eager ...

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:29 AM

11. None have said a word overnight

They won't say much today. Some couldn't imagine they were wrong. Some are the usual planted trolls whose numbers grow here exponentially in election years. And just like over at their home at FR, they ignore bad news.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:58 AM

12. Their self-justification knows no bounds

They will interpret this as an attempt to silence their brave truth-tellin' ways, even if in this case, their truth-tellin' was, in fact, outright lie-tellin'. They got pwned utterly, probably by a conservative as per usual, but if you bring it up, then you're practically shipping them to Auschwitz, and besides, they're holding "Obama's feet to the fire," just like the he asked them to anyway, hrmph hrmph hrmph, and why all the celebration about them being wrong here anyway, step away from the computer, and all that.

They literally have no compass that tells them when to shut the fuck up and apologize for their bullshit.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:26 AM

14. +1

Well said!

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:07 AM

5. Unfortunately it works all too well, and consistently

Whether its O'keefe editing up a video to take down acorn, or the NPR president...different audience, same effect. A lie is designed to "go viral", and once its been repeated a few times people believe it implicitly.

Going into a big election year, I'd just advise people to fact-check everything, don't form opinions based on other people's opinions and commentary without looking at their sources. If their sources are other people's opinions, move on. Stay off bandwagons of every sort, and, again, fact-check everything.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:11 AM

7. where's kkkarl ?

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:49 AM

10. K & R n/t

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:04 AM

13. Ahh, I see..

.. so President Obama didn't didn't sign into law the NDAA with said clause that allows for indefinite detention?

Great news, thank you.

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Response to Gman (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 08:28 AM

15. I was checking this thread for the posted apologies....

Oh, right.

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