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Tue Sep 10, 2019, 09:43 PM

So the CIA slammed CNN for fake news on the Moscow spy?

No, they didn't but let me explain.

I was in a biker bar on Mosquito Lake today for Taco Tuesday. Fox News was on but the sound was turned down. It was the day's episode of The Five with Jesse Watters. The chiron at the bottom said "CIA blasts CNN' for 'misguided' and 'simply false' reporting on alleged CIA spy's extraction from Kremlin".

Uh oh. It appeared CNN got caught leading with a false story. When I got home hours later I came here to DU for the story... but nothing. Well, I figured, DUers don't want to post such an expose' so i went to HuffPost. Again, nothing, while Chris Matthews was on the TV reporting on the story. I was truly puzzled.

So I Googled the chiron and found it, but it was only on a Fox News site. That's all, just Fox. Not The Hill, Daily Beast, CBS, or any other news agency in the world.

It turns out that headline came from The White House. They claimed that the decision to pull the spy was made during the Obama years. I recalled the original reporting mentioned that the spy was indeed given the option of leaving during Obama's term, but he refused. The CIA changed it's mind now with fears that Trump will blow his cover. Fox News via The White House glosses over that part.

And that's how Fox News lies to it's viewers. If I were a loyalist I would have read that chiron and said "more fake news from CNN and The Times". The article on Fox online details the story almost word for word from The Times and CNN with no further mention of "false reporting" but anyone listening to Jesse Watters would think the MSM lies to them.

Pisses me off.

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JohnnyRingo Sep 10 OP
Chin music Sep 10 #1
JohnnyRingo Sep 10 #4
NCLefty Sep 11 #12
Sinistrous Sep 10 #2
uponit7771 Sep 10 #3
former9thward Sep 10 #5
kcr Sep 12 #20
spanone Sep 10 #6
Botany Sep 10 #7
pnwmom Sep 11 #9
stopdiggin Sep 11 #11
kentuck Sep 11 #13
KY_EnviroGuy Sep 12 #16
Botany Sep 12 #18
Doc_Technical Sep 12 #19
sharedvalues Sep 10 #8
SeattleVet Sep 11 #10
onlyadream Sep 11 #14
moonseller66 Sep 11 #15
Liberal In Texas Sep 12 #17
YOHABLO Sep 12 #22
YOHABLO Sep 12 #21
JohnnyRingo Friday #23

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Response to Chin music (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:18 PM

4. I'm not passing up Taco Tuesday just because of the TV

It's usually on Motor Trend TV, but I'm not storming out because they're road testing a Hummer either. I don't feel I'm easily seduced by Fox News propaganda.

There was another time this happened there about three months ago. It was "The Five" again with no sound, and the big story that time was how liberalism brings poverty, homelessness and crime. That was the text at the bottom of the screen as they showed clips of street people in LA, San Fran, and Portland.

The chiron kept changing to indicate that failed democrats in charge were the cause of all this misery. Eventually, I yelled at the TV: "show us Miami". No crime, poverty, or drugs in that republican paradise, is there?

The Five has to be the worst with the exception of Hannity. I have a RW friend who watches it daily and now I understand how he gets things so screwed up. The last time we spoke, he told me how much he hates Juan Williams. I agreed with him. I wondered why a black man would go on that show with four wing nuts and spout liberal talking points just so the others can beat him with a folding chair. I told him it's just as scripted as Big Time Wrestling and he's what they call a boob for believing it's news.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 02:28 AM

12. My dad asked me if I watched The Five once.

He had no idea how much I despise Republicans. He does now though.

I was wondering how bad they were, on the scale of Fox things. I didn't think they were worse than Scammity, Dingraham, Barflson, but then I'm barely familiar with any of them outside of their racism/xenophobia.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:00 PM

2. K $ R

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:18 PM

3. K&R, People ... this is VERY VERY VERY important. MAGA Cultist LITERALLY live on another planet when

... it comes to Benedict Donald and the Kremlin KKKlan.

Donald Trump to them is the chosen one cause FAUX news told them.

They're sKeered, well ... the ones who aren't out and out racist low lifes ... and they're sKeered cause state run outlets FAUX News tell them they are.

They have one or two reporters they send out to tell the truth maybe once a month but the lies are repeated often and without challenge.

MAGA Cultist literally live on another planet when it comes to news about Red Don

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:50 PM

5. The CIA said it was "misguided speculation" on CNN's part.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #5)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 01:20 PM

20. Same article also says this:

Some former intelligence officials said the president’s closed-door meetings with Mr. Putin and other Russian officials, along with Twitter posts about delicate intelligence matters, have sown concern among overseas sources.

“We have a president who, unlike any other president in modern history, is willing to use sensitive, classified intelligence however he sees fit,” said Steven L. Hall, a former C.I.A. official who led the agency’s Russia operations. “He does it in front of our adversaries. He does it by tweet. We are in uncharted waters.”



Doesn't sound like baseless speculation to me. Either way, it's clear that Fox and the White House are trying to obfuscate and make it look like it's all on the Obama administration and nothing to do with concerns over Trump when that is not the case.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:53 PM

6. They are the true fake news....it's an old trick

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 10:55 PM

7. "I was in a biker bar on Mosquito Lake today for Taco Tuesday."

Nothing else matters after that bit of poetry.

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:29 AM

9. +1. n/t

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 01:35 AM

11. so true. and glad you laid it out

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:27 AM

13. Cool!

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:23 AM

16. Blinded me just with all the visuals.

.......... ......... ...... .......

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Response to Botany (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 12:07 PM

19. Sign in a Biker Bar:

"Thank you for not breathing while I smoke"

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Tue Sep 10, 2019, 11:51 PM

8. Fox lies

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:53 AM

10. The chyron alone can be extremely misleading...

especially on FauxSnooze. Here in Seattle the City Council passed a local ordinance this past year that requires businesses that have a TV on to also have the closed captioning turned on so people can see what's actually being said.

(It was put into place as a part of an ADA package to assist those with hearing impairments, but it works very well in any loud public space.)

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 12:32 PM

14. Can't CNN sue Fox?

It seems that the threat of litigation is one of the components to keep the lies from being told.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2019, 05:30 PM

15. Fox lies...

Americans die.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 09:29 AM

17. This propaganda day in and day out is

how we get the cult. And why people who watch Fox Newschannel know less about what's going on than people who don't watch anything.

This and billionaire money are what we are fighting against next year.

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Response to Liberal In Texas (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:42 PM

22. It's not just FOX, there's also OAN and Newsmax and countless RW radio shows.

And you are right, it is a war on billionaires who are funding this RW fascist garbage.

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Response to JohnnyRingo (Original post)

Thu Sep 12, 2019, 10:40 PM

21. Well if all they have on is FOX, forget the tacos unless you're really hungry.

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #21)

Fri Sep 13, 2019, 08:16 PM

23. They usually have Motor Trend tv on

But sometimes someone puts Fox on with the sound turned down. I'm not going to limit my planning to only liberal establishments. I'm not afraid of Fox News.

They can't hurt me, just piss me off sometimes. I tipped the bartender $5 on a $13 tab and asked that that not be on next week.

BTW... I go there because some of mine friends meet there on Tuesdays, not just because I'm hungry.

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