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Wed May 8, 2019, 02:15 PM

Is The Washington Examiner now an acceptable source for DU (Community Help Forum)?

I have seen it used as a source multiple times in the last few weeks. The latest one: https://www.democraticunderground.com/1287111262

The Washington Examiner is an American political journalism website and weekly magazine based in Washington, D.C. that covers politics and policy in the United States and internationally.[3] It is owned by MediaDC,[4] a subsidiary of Clarity Media Group,[5] which is owned by Philip Anschutz.[6][7]

From 2005 to mid-2013, the Examiner published a daily tabloid-sized newspaper, distributed throughout the Washington, D.C. metro area. At the time, the newspaper mostly focused on local news and political commentary.[6] The local newspaper ceased publication on June 14, 2013, and its content began to focus exclusively on national politics, switching its print edition from a daily newspaper to a weekly magazine format.[8]

The Examiner is known for its conservative political stance and features many prominent conservative writers.[9][10][11]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Washington_Examiner


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Reply Is The Washington Examiner now an acceptable source for DU (Community Help Forum)? (Original post)
demmiblue May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
demmiblue May 2019 #3
hlthe2b May 2019 #4
spooky3 May 2019 #6
Yonnie3 May 2019 #2
DonaldsRump May 2019 #5
demmiblue May 2019 #7

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:20 PM

1. One of those gray zones, I guess. Increasingly it appears to me that

juries let it slide if the content is not highly questionable or believed to be untrue. But, that's just an observation. I miss the days when we could discuss this kind of thing with admins to get their thoughts...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:32 PM

3. If it pits Dems against one other, I feel that a right wing source is...

not an acceptable source.

If it calls out Trump et al., I think it is fine (with limitations). I have the same thoughts regarding the never-Trumpers.

Ah, well.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #3)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:33 PM

4. I don't disagree... n/t

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:36 PM

6. Ditto. The rule appears black-and-white to me, so I don't have

a clear understanding of why it isn't always applied.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:31 PM

2. Certainly not accepable in LBN. n/t

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Wed May 8, 2019, 02:33 PM

5. For heaven's sake, I hope not

When I look at the Google News aggregator, the two "media" sources that always negatively spin anything positive for the Dems are Fox News and the Washington Examiner...without fail.

Regardless of how enticing the headline is, I consistently refrain from ever clicking either of these two sites.

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