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Thu May 17, 2018, 01:48 PM

Where is the list of rightwing media sites we are not allowed to use like Fox News?

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Reply Where is the list of rightwing media sites we are not allowed to use like Fox News? (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater May 2018 OP
Rhiannon12866 May 2018 #1
JonLP24 Oct 2 #4
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2 #5
JonLP24 Oct 2 #6
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2 #7
JonLP24 Oct 3 #8
Rhiannon12866 Oct 3 #9
steve2470 May 2018 #2
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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 11:38 PM

1. The DU.2 mods used to have a Bad Site List to use as a guide

But obviously that's not accessible anymore, so I guess you have to use your best judgment. Some of them are obvious, like The Daily Caller or Russian (RT, Sputnik) or other state sites. Another one I remember that I've seen used here is Zero Hedge - and of course InfoWars. We could really use another list, I agree. I remember Skinner saying the only reason those types of sites should be posted was to disprove what they were saying.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 04:26 PM

4. I remember Skinner in ATA saying RT was allowed because of Thomm Hartmann

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 11:37 PM

5. I think the ultimate determination was that RT wasn't allowed - especially for LBN

Though Thom Hartmann might have been an exception - we mostly see his videos posted in V&M. I know that Russian and Iranian based sites were considered inappropriate for DU - as far as news stories were concerned. It's been awhile since I was a host, I mainly dealt with LBN, since, if you remember, initially there were different hosts for separate forums and my first DU gig was as an LBN moderator on DU.2 so I first volunteered for that forum.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 11:43 PM

6. What is interesting about Iranian sources

Is Saudi Arabia pays a lot of attention to them and from what I have seen they do good reporting on Saudi Arabia. The Gulf nations pay a lot of money for favorable coverage or more likely omission in American media as well as around the globe.

I could understand Sputnik but from what little I have seen from Iranian news there is good reporting out of there though I wouldn't post any in LBN and would have to use a translator for most of it anyways.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 2, 2018, 11:56 PM

7. Yes, Sputnik is definitely considered inappropriate

But Al Jazeera was considered fine, last I knew. Did you ever see the movie about it - "Control Room?" I saw that ages ago and thought it was quite well done.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Control_Room_(film)

I think what the issues are with foreign based sites - whether they're reporting news with a biased slant, as RT and Sputnik definitely would be. As I said in that old post, there are some sites that are definitely not okay for DU - which I learned about when I was a DU.2 mod - but those were mainly hate sites, Stormfront, etc.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #7)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:04 AM

8. I know Sputnik is a source of fake news and completely unreliable

Al Jazeera comes out of Qatar I think but they are fine. I don't know about RT but usually I can find another source to back up a USA story but I'm not sure about their foreign reporting. I'm sure their TV network is propaganda but Fox News is one of the most egregious worldwide.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #8)

Wed Oct 3, 2018, 12:18 AM

9. Well, yes - LOL

FOX News is also considered inappropriate. I happened to catch about two minutes of FOX News recently at my dentist's office - and they were railing about Hillary Clinton's emails!! I mean WTF?? Of course I spoke to my dentist - who I know well - and she's "one of us," turns out some elderly female patient "requested it," so her assistant - also "one of us" - turned it on for her.

And I do remember Skinner saying that sites like that were okay on DU only if the point was to criticize them.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Tue May 22, 2018, 08:47 AM

2. if you have any doubts when you post, just ask

Trust me, you WILL be told very quickly that it is a right-wing site and/or not acceptable here. Just don't be offended if you're told it's right wing and/or unacceptable, because many of us have had to learn this also.

Rule of thumb: If you've never heard of a particular author or website, there's a good chance they
are right-wing. There are some obscure leftist sites, of course, but there seem to be many more
right wing sites.

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