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Stare Decisis

(229 posts)
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:21 PM Feb 2019

Fake News! (Kamala Harris Rebukes Beto O'Rourke's Call to Tear Down Existing Border Barriers)

This is the kind of garbage we are up against. Courtesy of Eric Ting, this hyperbole filled lede is the EXACT press we need to guard against.

First let's start with the definition of rebuke-

1.
express sharp disapproval or criticism of (someone) because of their behavior or actions.
"she had rebuked him for drinking too much"
synonyms: reprimand, reproach, scold, admonish, reprove, remonstrate with, chastise, chide, upbraid, berate, take to task, pull up, castigate, lambaste, read someone the Riot Act, give someone a piece of one's mind, haul over the coals, criticize, censure;

So what did she say?

"No, I believe that we need border security," Harris said. "But we need smart border security. We can't have open borders, we need to have border security, all nations do. All nations define their borders, but we should not have a policy and perspective that is grounded in keeping people out for the sake of this nationalistic kind of thing this president is trying to push."


In responding to an idea of Beto's, she did not mention him by name and in the most polite tones expressed a simple disagreement of policy prescriptions.

This needs to be addressed. In fact I propose we have a forum dedicated to maintaining unity by investigating and exposing naked embellishments of statement. Fact check the wording, tone, approach, and motives. We can file it under Nomination Unity Preservation.

If you read this title, without the full context of the statement, you might think Senator Harris launched a full broadside against Beto.

We are all family. We must stay united. Their best shot to continue a subversion of democracy is to have journalists drive a false narrative of in-fighting. We must take up the mantle of keeping the record straight.

When you hear of so called arguments and family division, verify and if possible, like this, debunk.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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Fake News! (Kamala Harris Rebukes Beto O'Rourke's Call to Tear Down Existing Border Barriers) (Original Post) Stare Decisis Feb 2019 OP
My feeling is that Harris has actually exboyfil Feb 2019 #1
Inclined to Stare Decisis Feb 2019 #2
And this is what it takes to . . . peggysue2 Feb 2019 #3
 

exboyfil

(17,894 posts)
1. My feeling is that Harris has actually
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:42 PM
Feb 2019

Thought this through. Great answer. Beto on the hand is not ready for the primetime.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Stare Decisis

(229 posts)
2. Inclined to
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 03:45 PM
Feb 2019

agree about Beto. But I do like his heart being in the right place. Even still in no way could you consider this a rebuke. Words matter and clickbait journalism hurts us more than it ever hurts them. Why is that?

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

peggysue2

(11,054 posts)
3. And this is what it takes to . . .
Thu Feb 21, 2019, 04:24 PM
Feb 2019

let the steam out of the false, screaming headlines. Finding the quote, the setting, gaining access to vid on the statement (if possible) to gauge tone and delivery, etc., so you can confidently say: No, this wasn't a bashing. It's simply a different take on a hot-button issue.

Poof! The accusation flashpoint--Kamala Harris beats up Beto--is stomped, its impact diminished.

Because if we don't do this as individual readers, then the next venue will pickup a similar headline, maybe change a few words, then another venue or platform picks it up and with each repeat the idea is amplified, again and again, louder and louder. Until people accept it as fact because they've read it everywhere.

It's like a infection. Catch it early and you can treat it, reduce it. Let it go, it spreads like crazy.

That's the world we're living in at the moment; deception as an art form.

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
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