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Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:11 AM

Deplorables are manipulating the news

Like most of you, I have been clicking away for the past two hours trying to find everything I can about the goldenshowergate. @realdonaldtrump's initial tweet after the news broke included a "reliable" source that discredited the story. Someone found it for him on a no name media site called "lifezette". If you google "trump" or "golden showers" or anything to do with the story now, one of the first articles to appear is the one from "lifezette". This means that who knows how many thousands of people have clicked on the site that appeared in tRump's original tweet and got the "lifezette" article uprated in order to compete with the real news stories.

Please do not click on or search for this bogus article from "lifezette". It is an obvious attempt to push fake news.

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Reply Deplorables are manipulating the news (Original post)
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 OP
NBachers Jan 2017 #1
Phoenix61 Jan 2017 #2
ProudLib72 Jan 2017 #3
roamer65 Jan 2017 #4
xor Jan 2017 #12
.99center Jan 2017 #5
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #6
StevieM Jan 2017 #11
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #16
Denzil_DC Jan 2017 #7
lamp_shade Jan 2017 #17
KGBot001 Jan 2017 #8
BadgerMom Jan 2017 #9
StevieM Jan 2017 #10
leftyladyfrommo Jan 2017 #18
StevieM Jan 2017 #20
TheBlackAdder Jan 2017 #13
underthematrix Jan 2017 #14
Hekate Jan 2017 #15
calimary Jan 2017 #19

Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:18 AM

1. Copy these 3 words: Trump golden shower. Then paste it into Google a few times, and click.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:20 AM

2. Checked it out

Launched March 31, 2015 and is founded by Laura Ingraham.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:27 AM

4. The Putin whores are out in force.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #4)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:14 AM

12. The people pushing the story or the ones who are unsure?

I'm a bit leery and I'm about 99% sure I'm not a Putin whore (doesn't pay enough)

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:38 AM

5. That website isn't showing up in any search for: Trump, Trump Golden Shower, or Golden Shower.

Blowing up!

Look, These
'Golden Shower'
Jokes Are Just
Funny, OK?

Huffington Post · 2 hours ago
Trump, Russian
spies and the
infamous 'golden
shower memo'

Newsweek · 1 hour ago
What Happened
With Trump And
Golden Shower?
Social Media Reacts To Next US President's Alleged 'Perverted Acts'

International Business Times ·
What Happened
With Trump And
Golden Shower?
Social Media Reacts To Next US President's Alleged 'Perverted Acts'

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:46 AM

6. Watched Hannity for last 15 min, they're at least admitting MiniPutin COULD have interefered but

... they're minimizing it to Russia hacked everyone.

That's sounds like a deflection at best... a weak one... this might be getting to them

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Response to uponit7771 (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:07 AM

11. I am impressed that you were able to bring yourself to watch Fox, let alone Hannity.

I lack the ability to do it myself.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #11)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:20 AM

16. About 5 - 10 mins... Then they just reapet themselves

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 01:53 AM

7. An Intercept article about "Lifezette" from last November:

Some Fake News Publishers Just Happen to Be Donald Trump’s Cronies

Laura Ingraham, a close Trump ally currently under consideration to be Trump’s White House press secretary, owns an online publisher called Ingraham Media Group that runs a number of sites, including LifeZette, a news site that frequently posts articles of dubious veracity. One video produced by LifeZette this summer, ominously titled “Clinton Body Count,” promoted a conspiracy theory that the Clinton family had some role in the plane crash death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., as well as the deaths of various friends and Democrats.

...

Another LifeZette video, picking up false claims from other sites, claimed that voting machines “might be compromised” because a voting machine company called Smartmatic, allegedly providing voting machines “in sixteen states,” was purchased by the liberal billionaire George Soros. Soros never purchased the company, and Smartmatic did not provide voting machines used in the general election.

One LifeZette article misleadingly claimed that the United Nations backed a “secret” Obama administration takeover of local police departments. The article referenced Justice Department orders that a select few police departments address patterns of misconduct, a practice that, in reality, long predates the Obama presidency, is hardly secret, and had no relation to the United Nations.

Another LifeZette article, which went viral in the week prior to the election, falsely claimed that Wikileaks had revealed that a senior Hillary Clinton campaign official had engaged in occult rituals. Ingraham’s site regularly receives links from the Drudge Report and other powerful drivers of Internet traffic.

https://theintercept.com/2016/11/26/laura-ingraham-lifezette/


Nice, reliable sourcing there, Donny boy.

Graphic version in case anyone wants to post it elsewhere with a character limit:

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Response to Denzil_DC (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:24 AM

17. Thank you. I've been looking for this. nt

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 03:52 AM

8. Part of this is the russians were funding fake news stories

 

We need search engines to get rid of the fake news bullshit. Its like they are making SEO for trumps fake news. Hes basically creating an alternate news universe where he can make anything he says seem like fact with the help of his russian friends...

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Response to KGBot001 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:03 AM

9. Trolls in comments sections, too

There are any number of suspiciously Russian-leaning commenters on The Slot. I think I've found one on Kos, too. The fact that it's happening at all is enraging, but the fact that the he Republicans think it's okay is just…I don't know.

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Response to KGBot001 (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:05 AM

10. Welcome to DU!!

This situation is so crazy. It is like we a living in the middle of a really bad Hollywood movie.

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Response to StevieM (Reply #10)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 05:51 AM

18. It is unbelievable. True or not true

The guy is toast. Thank you, Jesus. But what happens now?

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #18)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 12:59 PM

20. I don't think he is toast anytime soon.

I think the GOP and the right-wing will stand by him.

The rules only apply if you're a liberal.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:24 AM

13. I get Newsweek, Quartz, US Weekly, The Daily Beast, BoingBoing, RawStory, Mediaite, etc.

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Your Google searches might be based on region or past browsing experiences.


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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 04:54 AM

14. Use hashtag #TrumpLeaks

to find all info

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Response to ProudLib72 (Original post)

Wed Jan 11, 2017, 11:37 AM

19. Laura Ingraham. It's her set-up. To spray fake news all over the place like a skunk

lifting its tail...

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