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Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:28 AM

***Local South Florida radio station WFTL 850 am is pushing "crisis actor" theory. CALL THEM OUT***

While the influence of AM radio has pretty much peaked in the digital age, it nonetheless still reaches a lot of people and can still shape the spread of information in good or bad ways.

The disgusting "crisis actor" conspiracy theory--claiming that Stoneman Douglas students speaking out against gun violence aren't real students but rather actors flown in and coached to respond--is terrible and demeaning enough.

However, for it to be propagating from the very place where the shooting took place is absolutely horrific and downright ghoulish.

WFTL is no small bit, low powered radio station. It broadcasts right out of Broward County. It features a mix of local and national talk radio hosts, including local whackjob Joyce Kaufman. But it also features sports and straight news.

I was listening to it the evening of the Stoneman Douglas shooting for information. They were carrying the national ABC feed, and it was informative.

However, I regret ever having tuned in.

Apparently yesterday on the morning station hosted by Jennifer Ross and Bill Adams, they chose to give legitimacy to the "crisis actor" claim against Stoneman Douglas student David Hogg. The clip can be found here:

http://www.850wftl.com/students-parkland-coached-interviews/

You'll note that the page includes a tweet from an individual who cites as her source another Twitter page "Ten_GOP_1". That page has since been suspended. Most likely it was a continuation page from the original Ten_GOP page, which was revealed to be propaganda being spread by online Russian Trolls.

It gets worse.

The WFTL morning show also gave a platform to Laura Loomer, who repeated these "crisis actor" claims. Loomer is a notorious alt-right troll affiliated with James O'Keefe's Project Veritas. She's perhaps best known for disrupting a performance of Julius Caesar in Shakespeare in the Park, Frank Drebin style, claiming that it was a secret effort to advocate for the assassination of Donald Trump. You can read all about Loomer and her various exploits here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laura_Loomer

It is unacceptable and utterly demeaning to the survivors of the Parkland shooting that a major radio station in its area is pushing Russian fed propaganda that slanders the survivors of this horrific event.

I don't usually call for action but right I'm so livid I really would like DU's help here.

Here is the Facebook post referencing the crisis actor theory. The embedded story includes the Tweet with the Ten_GOP propoganda:

https://www.facebook.com/850WFTL/posts/1598107050271447?comment_id=1598166496932169

Here's them giving Loomer a legitimate platform:




Please voice your opinion about how wrong it is for a radio station in the area to be actively pushing these lies with them.

Here's their main Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/850WFTL/

Here's their Twitter page:

https://twitter.com/850WFTL?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor

Here's their main phone number:

561-616-4777

I urge you to comment and call on all platforms and let them know this was not okay

The more lies get repeated like this through supposedly legitimate media sources, the harder it becomes to remove these lies from the collect consciousness of the public. This is the true fake news and we need to nip this in the bud.

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Reply ***Local South Florida radio station WFTL 850 am is pushing "crisis actor" theory. CALL THEM OUT*** (Original post)
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #1
awesomerwb1 Feb 2018 #2
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #3
Post removed Feb 2018 #4
nolabear Feb 2018 #5
Old Vet Feb 2018 #10
NCDem777 Feb 2018 #12
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #11
obamanut2012 Feb 2018 #17
Baitball Blogger Feb 2018 #6
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #7
Baitball Blogger Feb 2018 #9
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #8
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #13
maxrandb Feb 2018 #14
Name removed Feb 2018 #15
Generic Brad Feb 2018 #16
ancianita Feb 2018 #18
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #19
ancianita Feb 2018 #20
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2018 #21
Initech Feb 2018 #22

Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:30 AM

1. Just FYI, here's their "source", complete with the now suspended Ten_GOP link.


?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.850wftl.com%2Fstudents-parkland-coached-interviews%2F

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:43 AM

2. Goodness

These idiots are shameless. That tweet....wow

"This is FakeNews CNN coaching at it's finest, also itís rumored his father works for the FBI and hates President Trump.
/video/1 Ö"

-CNN is coaching him
-it's "rumored" his father works for the FBI and hates Trump.....

what's next? His cousin is a waiter at the "pizzagate" restaurant in DC?
-it's "rumored" he has family in Benghazi??

F them all.

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Response to awesomerwb1 (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:44 AM

3. I know.

And as I suspected, this is being heavily pushed by Russian bots, as evidenced by the link to Ten_GOP_1.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:49 AM

5. No.

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:38 AM

10. Oh hell no, You didnt really go there. Please reconsider your awful statement.......

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Response to Old Vet (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:55 AM

12. It's the only way they learn

 

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:54 AM

11. You don't get to CHOOSE your parents... Think of the kids...

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Response to Post removed (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:38 PM

17. delete this garbage

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 10:55 AM

6. Can David Hogg sue for defamation?

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:07 AM

7. He certainly could.

Question is, would he be considered a "public figure" at this point? I would argue no, since he didn't voluntarily seek out the spotlight. If you're a public figure suing for defamation, you have to prove "actual malice" which shows the person defaming you was specifically intending to hurt you by publishing the defamatory information. I would argue that might apply at least towards the individuals involved (Laura Loomer), but it makes going after the radio station a little more difficult if he's considering a "public figure".

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:23 AM

9. The lawsuit might be able to provide exposure to how the right-wingers are using

social media to spread conspiracy theories.

I agree though, there will be difficulties.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 11:10 AM

8. Didn't know until recently that Laura Loomer was Infowars.

There's video of her harassing Rep. Ted Deutch after a recent town hall meeting regarding the Parkland shootings. Deutch absolutely tears into her and it's beautiful.

Problem is I can't find it on anywhere except the Infowars Youtube channel itself (they shamelessly call Deutch, who represents Parkland, "unhinged", and I don't want to give those cockroaches extra clicks. Perhaps if someone can just isolate the beginning of the video where Deutch is ripping into Loomer and cut out the end where it's just Loomer blabbering on to herself, they can repost it because it's truly wonderfully righteous anger.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:08 PM

13. Lunchtime kick. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:29 PM

14. WE NEED MASSIVE PROTESTS

At every fucking Reich Wing radio station in the fucking country!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:37 PM

16. Then they should produce a copy of the casting call

A real one.

Oh, right. It doesn't exist. It's just the latest B.S. from our Russian sponsored traitors.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 12:41 PM

18. Was just on their FB thread. It's seriously going downhill right now.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #18)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 01:58 PM

19. Thanks.

Do you have a link?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 02:50 PM

20. Sorry. I just stepped out. It's the link you gave, right? Then you 'like' the page and post there.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 03:09 PM

21. Gotcha. nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Original post)

Wed Feb 21, 2018, 03:13 PM

22. Laura Loomer is a hateful bigot and Alt Right darling.

I've covered her antics extensively on the Top 10 and she is a real piece of work. She gets her jollies from "triggering" liberals and she is doing just that with the Florida shooting. Ugh, I hate these assholes.

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