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Fri May 26, 2017, 09:45 AM

Big-time backlash: When all polling on Donald Trump is dismissed as fake

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Source: Fox news

The troubling thing here is that we no longer agree on a common set of facts. Conservatives and liberals are increasingly in their own silos, turning to their own opinionated media sources and constructing their Facebook and Twitter feeds the same way.

If everything is fake news, then the role of news in fostering intelligent debate is decimated.


Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/26/big-time-backlash-when-all-polling-on-donald-trump-is-dismissed-as-fake.html



Even Fox "news" recognizes the disconnect between reality and people's viewpoints. They talk about all the people who ignore anything negative about Trump and dismiss it as fake news. It is stunning to me how many Americans dig in their heels and ignore the truth about Trump. Maybe when they lose there health insurance or social security they may open their eyes, but probably not. They will somehow blame democrats for it.

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Reply Big-time backlash: When all polling on Donald Trump is dismissed as fake (Original post)
captain queeg May 2017 OP
sharedvalues May 2017 #1
PunkinPi May 2017 #3
Bernardo de La Paz May 2017 #2
captain queeg May 2017 #4
athena May 2017 #5
knightmaar May 2017 #6
emulatorloo May 2017 #7
Turbineguy May 2017 #8
DonViejo May 2017 #9

Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:52 AM

1. This was caused by Fox and RW radio

The liberals are still in the same silo they've been for decades -- the thoughtful silo of learning about the world, including WaPo, NYT, LA Times.

The conservatives have created their own silo -- Fox, right wing radio, Breitbart, IJR, etc etc.


It's a rightwing talking point to say "both sides are in their own silo". No. The right has created their own crazy silo and told their supporters to avoid truth. Thats their fault, not ours.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #1)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:55 AM

3. Yep, more false equivalencies. nt

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:52 AM

2. Probably General Discussion (opinion) and not Latest Breaking News. . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #2)

Fri May 26, 2017, 09:58 AM

4. Maybe I should move it

Is there a way to move it, or do I just have to delete it?

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:01 AM

5. Please don't post right-wing media articles on DU.

This is DU. We don't support Fox "News" here. We don't give them clicks or promote them in any other way. Even when they appear to be saying something reasonable, they are pushing a right-wing argument -- in this case, that liberals and conservatives are equally deluded, and that everything is "fake news". This is patently false, and if you're really a liberal, you should know that.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:04 AM

6. For a while, I was getting FB updates from "Focus News"

Some right-wing hate mill.

They were completely sure that Congressman was attacked by the Guardian reporter and that the Guardian reporter totally deserved to get a whoopin'.

Also, the Fox News witnesses who disagreed with this insane viewpoint? There were unkind words.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:04 AM

7. Is this some sort of non-apology for torturing Seth Rich's parents?

No Fox, both sides don't do it to the degree you do. You built the damn silo for your viewers with your non-stop fact free smearing of Democrats.

You promoted this false CT about Hillary having a staffer murdered. You own it.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:05 AM

8. Fox News is becoming a victim of

their own success. They led people down the garden path and a growing number are beginning to see what's at the end of the path.

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Response to captain queeg (Original post)

Fri May 26, 2017, 10:05 AM

9. Locking...

Fox news is not considered to be a reputable mainstream news outlet for LBN purposes. Further, this is opinion and analysis, not LBN

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