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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:03 PM

Need to watch for false rumors leaked to catch the press

With the story on the 100K troops being said to be false, need to watch for the intentional false lead. Would give Trump cover and ability to demonstrate "proof" of the fake news media. Our veteran press corp members likely know when they are getting duped, but may get tricky going forward separating the BS from the real leaks....

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:05 PM

1. I mean that AP story came out and like 5 minutes later the denial

something fishy right there

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:06 PM

2. maybe they are after the leakers????

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Response to GusBob (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:09 PM

4. Good point.

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:07 PM

3. It was a draft memo, so it probably was true

all sorts of drafts are issued. The White House is now saying it's not going to happen.
Media and commentators need to be careful for sure.

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:11 PM

5. I thought the National Guard was under the control of the Governors of individual states

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:13 PM

8. There is a state guard and a national guard.

A president can call out the national guard...in fact , I believe Eisenhower did so with the Brown vs the Board of Education rulings.

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:12 PM

6. Believe me, they are trying to plant lies right now to bait the press.

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:12 PM

7. Trump said it was false so it is probably true.

Trump is a liar. You can tell when he is lying...his lips are moving.

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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:14 PM

9. In the meantime, how is this helping Joe Blow struggling to keep a roof over his head

and food on the table...while they are playing these media jobs

My friend just lost his job yesterday, his wife passed last year, one of his kids has a long term medical need



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Response to ksoze (Original post)

Fri Feb 17, 2017, 12:47 PM

10. That was my first thought reading news about that memo.

If they want to catch leakers, the easiest way is to give various fake news to only one person and see whether it gets leaked.

I don't know if this was a fake or not, but there will definitely be some coming, and some people losing their jobs.

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