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Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:14 PM

I used to post links

from RawStory on here, until started seeing they just post click bait with no confirmation, only unnamed sources,and half visible links if you watch and go through the "video thing". Now I know and have learned, Im still kind of noob,,, when I post my thoughts to other websites,,copied and pasted from here,,ummm,, they seem to carry a lot more weight.this site rocks,,because of the posters, who can calmly talk back and forth. I no longer post RS links,,I am 58 yo and still acceptable to my open mind. I learn every day.

Koz

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:16 PM

1. I try to go to original source links whenever possible. That seems only fair, IMO.

Rawstory usually indicates where they got it from so it is only a couple of extra steps. WAPO and other leading newspapers need the clicks if they are to continue--even if you can't afford to subscribe.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 04:55 PM

2. DU has some of the most educated and knowledgeable people anywhere

On or off the internet. I retired from working for 20 years in the University of California at Berkeley. I know.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:00 PM

3. RawStory is a great aggregator of current news though. While many rewrites are sketchy. . .

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Once you see their hyperlinks, with chosen words or phrases, or capture the source at the top, above the lede, you can route directly to the sourced article. Granted, they often have writers who struggle with composing the story rewrites, but I think that has to do with trying to be the first aggregator on the block to post the articles.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:01 PM

4. A lot of folks are down on RawStory around here...

There are several sites like that. Mostly they are just clickbait for all the ads and links, with reconstituted articles from real news sources. I don't click on them very often. Occasionally, but not often. Usually, I find that someone here will eventually provide the link to the original article later in the thread.

I try to do my small part to try to tamp down the virulence on the web.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:03 PM

5. FireFox w/NoScript, uBlock, DuckDukGo's Privacy Essentials & EFF's Badger cuts all ads/tracking out.

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If you want super stealth, use FireFox's Private Window too.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:11 PM

7. We are doing the same stuff

Thanks for so succinctly putting it out there

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 05:09 PM

6. I avoid RawStory & such because they tell us what we want to hear, like Faux for the wingnuts.

That's why I also avoid clips of PAINTER, TRIBE, (somebody I can't think of right now). HuffPo has some kind of little hysterical edge on it that I look at occasionally when I want to get perked up.






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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2019, 06:48 PM

8. thank you all

who posted,,after my truth,,and responded truthfully,, and all replies,were simply,,we knew this before you posted,,welcome to democrat land,,and prove my point,,it is time for
d's to fight and vote,,not just respond,,, bash as you feel necessary,,i already proved my point,,, read short post,snips and react online,it is so easy,,until trump got elected. Read my past posts if you will,,everyone NOW has tools to know truth that I didn't have in Nixon,,or even 9/11 at that point,,now its all about "snips" and reacting..when you react to snips,,you are not reacting to the whole story,you are reacting to a PORTION of the truth! Your generation has the TOOLS,,use them,,,FULLY

Koz out

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