Fake News, is it Only the Other Side That Does Fake News?

“Ugh, CNN” or “Meh, Fox News”, what about “gross, Breitbart”. Have you noticed that it seems like it’s always the other side that does “Fake News”? Or is that really the case? It seems the validity of any story is often precluded with the corporation’s copyright. Thereby, the cursory glance will be able to determine what is and what is not accurate. Removing the need for the reader, observer or listener to decide for themselves, first if the so-called story even affects them and if they are to believe the story all together.

The news was always political, the news is a business, and like any other business the more they can befriend a politician, the more access they will gain and the easier their life becomes. Because you see, the first job of any reporter or journalist, is to sell, sell, sell. The more they can sell, the more profitable they become, the more access they gain.

So, the news is always and has always been slanted. I will acknowledge that there are a few good journalists out there, but the majority are the partisan hacks you already knew they were. Take yourself for example, can you even remove yourself from your own biases to make a decision? If you cannot, then how do you expect any journalist to?

The news is entertainment. Every now and again a real story will break headlines, that is true and is simply reporting the facts, but that only happens once in a “blue moon”. That is why it is so easy to remember the real stories and the journalists behind them. The rest is simply “background noise”. The “News” and “Journalists” are also controlled and they have their handlers as well. They know what is allowed to be reported on and what is not allowed. Why do you think there is music to every breaking headline? Simply to conjure up a feeling of reverence, since they know what they spew is hardly groundbreaking.

Its always the other side that seems to be perpetrating “Fake News”, never your own side. Do people really believe that? Do people truly believe that the 1ST Amendment was only reserved for “Journalists”? Listen, if the news media would truly report news, then perhaps they might have some solid ground to stand on. But if only 5% of what is being reported is true, then why would they feel the need to run from the “fake news” moniker? I would think any true story would be able to stand on its own merits, it would not require corporate strong arming to be considered valid.

Remember the old saying, “don’t believe everything you read or hear”. What about, “I read it on the internet, so it must be true”. Approximately 95% of it is untrue and purposely false, meant to mislead and generate business.

Fake News, is real news, since almost all of it is fake or opinion pieces.

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73 thoughts on “Fake News, is it Only the Other Side That Does Fake News?

  1. First off you have to define what IS “fake” news. Trump himself, and of course that seeps down into his base, assigns as fake news as anything being “bad” reported about Trump. Take CNN vs. Fox… both report (generally) accurate reporting, but on two totally different tiers. CNN is alleged to report only Trump “badness” and Fox reports only Trump “goodness”.. yet both are likely reporting with some accuracy. So “fake” news is a misnomer.

    I have posted on this subject many times over the years.. but here’s a current post…
    https://findingpoliticalsanity.com/why-im-ok-with-the-media/

    Inside that post are a couple more links of previous posts as applied to critical thinking skills… which many people do not have, don’t not have the time for, or do not care to exercise. You simply cannot take media coverage at face value.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      It is fake news Doug, since neither can actually report without a sense of drama or friction. Perhaps if they were to simply report, then it might be different.

      1. No.. you are now talking “context” in the way the accurate news might be reported. We are human.. no matter how we try, no one can really report in a way that another doesn’t pick up on some nuance or bias. As a viewer/listener one must develop a common sense critical thinking process. Trump passes some tax cut.. FOX reports it with smiles, hats & horns celebration on Trump’s amazing leadership, dredges up a few authentic middle class people for their fist hand stories who managed a large amount of windfall money as a result. CNN gathers the economist naysayers on what the tax cut will not do and how it favors only the wealthy… and they dredge up a few authentic middle class people to indicate they aren’t getting a thing… and they dredge up a couple small business owners who say it doesn’t affect them either. “Everyone” is saying it just benefited the rich.
        Neither is fake reporting… because it’s up to the viewer to determine their own opinion…. not watch the TV and expect news reporting itself determine their opinion.

  2. Since I was a child I was under the impression the news often got it wrong.
    I experienced this myself when I was on the front page of a newspaper – although it was a positive article – loads of inaccuracies.
    Then the company I worked for were in the papers and the TV news – completely false report.

    I rarely watch the news unless I want to find out what people are grumbling about.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Thats all it is Mel, crap everywhere. Wow, I had no idea you were front page news before. I didn’t realize I was in the company of celebrity.

      1. I am a nobody – but I have been involved with pretty amazing goings on. That is why I ended up on the front page of a newspaper – all good reasons. It’s just the write-up was hilarious!!!

          1. The part I loved the most was when they referred to the director of the project which involved a team of 400 people. They referred to him several times.
            We were in tears laughing because the name belonged to the six year old son of a guy who did work on the project. When the reporters had visited and taken photographs they must have picked up his name somewhere along the way. They accredited the six year old darling with running that enormous project. We thought it was hilarious!

                  1. I had a family member also on the front page of the newspapers and on national news – for something bad. At first it was shocking, but the media did not get anything wrong as such. In fact we look back on it and realize they were kind in some ways.

                    1. We have had a number – mostly very good, positive reports. A very small number of negative reports. But my family members who have had that experience should have realized that would all be part of the consequences for their appalling decisions/actions.

                    2. Coffee….if you do something so stupid/bad that it gets you on the front page of newspapers, when there is so much else going on in the world – it usually means you stopped learning lessons a long time ago and have been ignoring your conscience to often. Maybe the media attention was what helped the relatives I refer to into waking up and realize they needed to make serious changes. They are working to turn their lives around even now.

                    3. bottomlesscoffee007

                      Thats good for them Mel. I hope you didn’t take my comment as slanderous, I was more or less in shock.

                    4. Nah!
                      I was just saying really I have never been bothered by what the media (strangers reporting on other strangers) have to say – and am more than aware of how they get it wrong.
                      I find it more hard to swallow the way people use social media to be cruel intentionally about people they know. That is kind of terrifying.

  3. YES!! I have to read the same “story” from several
    different outlets to even get an idea of what happened. I’ve just about given up.
    While we are bombarded with the “headlines” the important things are being done behind our backs. Or right out in the open.

    I just keep seeing the scene of the students walking into the meat grinder from the Pink Floyd movie The Wall. I hope the sheeple will wake up and start thinking for themselves before it’s too late. If it’s not already.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Remember when Pink Floyd was actually rebellious rock? Now its corporate music that is played prior to political rallies!

  4. That’s right. We haven’t been able to trust the media since at least Operation Mockingbird. CNN is CIA. Fox is owned by Rupert Murdoch who is a member of the Committee of 300. And don’t even get me started on the Tavistock Institute and MK Ultra population and mind control stuff. 🙂 The tangled web is a mess of lies and corruption to control the masses. Most news is pure propaganda to serve an agenda. The only real truth in this world is God’s Word. My Dad would always say this little rhyme to my sister and I growing up: “Oh what a tangled web we weave when we first practice to deceive.” The evil one is the father of lies and he is all up in the news every day. I pray God’s truth cuts through his dirty lies and the veil of the NWO is lifted, so that everyone can see them for who they really are. Amen! God bless brother!

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      There ya go Ryan. Why else would they be so ardent and motivated to cut God out of everything? Because religion is always and has always been the backbone of everything.

      That muslim lady from Somalia, that is now in Congress. Do you ever wonder why such a devout Muslim would never be caught on tape saying something about homosexuals? She has however been caught calling for the destruction of Israel and the Jewish people.

      1. That’s right brother! It is a war against God and satan is their leader! These muslim people that are being put into power in our country are a Trojan Horse (just like Obama was) run by the NWO, funded by Soros, and backed by the power family banksters (who own the Federal Reserve) that are trying to start WW3 and birth their one world government. They will stop at nothing to tear down our borders, our culture, our morals, and our whole country. Someday there will be a global government that is run by the anti-christ and those are the people building it for him. The UN and EU are just waiting for him to arrive and take power. Notice the pope aligning with Islam? That is how they are building the one world religion to make people worship the beast and take the mark. We are living in a time of rapidly advancing Biblical prophecy brother. May we hold tight to Jesus and stand strong in His truth! God bless! P.S. Didn’t mean to sweat your comments section, but I like talking with you. 🙂

          1. Marleen

            I get it; we’re supposed to go after the Catholics for being Catholics, not for wearing MAGA hats. And we’re supposed to go after Jews while claiming to be for Jews. And we’re supposed to hate the government but hate everybody else for destroying it. And not trust our processes but trust Putin (make it great again).

            Oh… and, as you said in another thread, fuck the world or the world will fuck you. Sounds real Christian to me.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              Oh Marleen, why all the projection?

              Thanks for going through and reading some of my other work.

              What is your issue with Putin? Do you think he is a bigger threat than China or the EU?

                  1. Marleen

                    So cute. How old are you? Like nineteen? No? Oh, not so cute.

                    Being pro-Trump-hat (something you came into someone else’s blog to bring up and make accusations about) is more like being Catholic than it is like being of minority skin color or ethnicity. But you’re up in arms about people disliking Trump and saying so.

                    Yet the above statement that you just underwrote isn’t any safer. I suppose safe spaces are only for people agreeing with you.

                    And your methodology throughout discounts the import of the racial history in our country (while trying to take advantage it).

                    1. bottomlesscoffee007

                      Gosh Marleen, I don’t even know what to say. It seems you just make accusations, but I don’t know what they are founded in.

                      I wish I could help you, but I don’t even know where to begin. I know you like to consult the dictionary, but alas, the dictionary doesn’t provide guidance of how to engage in conversation.

                      I don’t care either way, I just don’t see the need to generalize or stereotype. I think that is the single biggest issue among people. The inability to see the person, rather the hat is the focus. So, the person is hated, when simple dialogue could open the eyes of both to the humanity between the two.

                  2. Marleen

                    People can see for themselves, just above, that there are statements about Catholics, for example — not by me. And if they have any skepticism or critical thinking in them, they can see generalizations are pretty much what you do.

                    Now, it is a fact (not an accusation) that people don’t choose their skin* color or racial background or where they are born or who their parents are. But people do engage in (and are responsible for) choosing their religion and politics.

                    *That is with the exception of spray tans (or regular tans for people who can tan) or black face or white face or the like.

  5. hawk2017

    MSM news is so biased to the point of disgust. You are a discerning blogger and give a voice to diverse opinions with our judgement. Ty.:))

          1. Sell or distract. A seismic event causes the whole world to vibrate for 20 minutes but is not felt by anyone = not news. Drake buys a cellphone case made of diamonds = front page news.

            1. bottomlesscoffee007

              Same thing man. That’s what salespeople do, they distract from the bad or the cons and focus solely on what they like to refer as the good.

              Like when you buy a car. They never focus on the price as much as they focus on the AC and the stereo! Crazy right, people are paying for years for an AC and a stereo basically!

              1. True. Cars are a commodity now. The only way they can squeeze more money is with useless features. Same as TV. My family watched the same TV set for 20 years. Now they’ve got people upgrading every year with plasma, then LCD, then LED, 3D, curved screens, smart TVs. If the product has the word smart in it, you know it’s dumb.

                1. bottomlesscoffee007

                  That’s hilarious, mind if I use it? “If the product has the word smart in it, you know it’s dumb”! Genius man, absolute genius!!!

                    1. bottomlesscoffee007

                      No worries man. I can understand that.

                      I do it over Skype, no cameras, no phone numbers. Just an easy conversation over a few beers.

                    2. bottomlesscoffee007

                      Totally man, it’s a blast and I’m trying to interview as many as I can. I think everyone has something they wanna say or add.

                2. bottomlesscoffee007

                  It’s a podcast I do with fellow bloggers. I call it TidePodcast as a play on words. When dumbasses were eating Tide Pods!

  6. Ok, so here’s the deal.

    I disagree with the fact that “the news” has always been slanted.

    I am used to the news being “Person A met with person B and they discussed C.” End of news. To me THAT is reporting. THAT is news. THEN, AFTER the report, you can have guests and discuss your thoughts on that. That is no longer news. That is a talk show. That way – I know when I listen to facts, and when I listen to opinions. That’s not to say that I cannot distinguish one from another. It’s just good to have a warning. I like opinion pieces. Heck, I do them on my blog. I’m curious to see what people think. But if I don’t think their logic is sound, I can switch it off.

    Currently, the news is slanted. The REPORT includes opinions. “Person A met with person B and they discussed C. Is that the right move?”

    So I see your reasoning as to everything being like that today. However, to me, the “fake” comes into play with logic. Or there lack of.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      You’re right Goldie. That’s what I do as well, opinions. It just seems to me that logic was never part of the news, since there was always the inflictions of the reporter’s voice.

  7. Haha Agreed. I’m actually doing a talk about how to read the “fake news” next week. But you’re right. It’s all fake. It’s all constructed. And it’s all there to make a profit. In fact, 15 billionaires own all the news media in the States…and (I think it’s common knowledge, but if it’s not) ALL media are owned by only 6 companies. We’re all being duped…most of the time.

    1. bottomlesscoffee007

      Exactly KE, the minute we think that they are doing this out of the “goodness or their heart” or due to a “higher calling” is how we allow ourselves to be filled. We all gotta put food on the table somehow. Its nothing personal, its just business as usual.

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