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    Quote Originally Posted by olivaw View Post
    Fake news certainly crept into our political discussions.

    zerohedge, Alex Jones Infowars, RT. There was a time when no CMFer would admit to going anywhere near such trash sites. Now we have posters who read them, believe them and defend them.
    We all know how you feel...any and all leftist news sites are the only news sources that are correct and valid, no matter how inaccurate or biased they are. Anything right of center is fake news and can be insulted by the all-knowing and highly informed left...


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    Nothing to do with feelings. It's about objective facts.

    When people talk about the "crazy uncle" they are talking about the family member who parrots infowars, rt, zerohedge etc.
    If you have something to say - then say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by olivaw View Post
    Nothing to do with feelings. It's about objective facts.

    When people talk about the "crazy uncle" they are talking about the family member who parrots infowars, rt, zerohedge etc.
    SURE-if it was 1986 not 2016-every day another stupid braindead sheep wakes and becomes your "crazy uncle".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nelley View Post
    SURE-if it was 1986 not 2016-every day another stupid braindead sheep wakes and becomes your "crazy uncle".
    Are you a crazy aunt or do you just dress up as one?
    Last edited by olivaw; 2016-12-16 at 03:08 PM.
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    But what do you do when the crazy uncle is right? What if Trump does win the election even though every mainstream media outlet on the planet gives him no chance? What if the Russians actually did hack Hillary Clinton's emails even though she laughed at the possibility when she was Secretary of State? What if England votes to leave the EU? What if it turns out all those ridiculous peasants have more to say about world events than the experts in their ivory towers? Then what?

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    Then you do what they are doing now...blame the Russians, blame racists, or blame alt-right news. Because, recognizing and owning up to their own faults is never an option.

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    Did alt-right predict Trump's slim technical victory? I don't think so. They were too busy posting fake news stories about Hillary's health, pedophilia and misuse of foundation funds.

    Did Russians hack Hillary. No evidence of it. They hacked DNC and Podesta but not Hillary.

    Did Brexit side win the referendum battle. Sure, but the war ain't over yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olivaw View Post
    Did alt-right predict Trump's slim technical victory? I don't think so. They were too busy posting fake news stories about Hillary's health, pedophilia and misuse of foundation funds.

    Did Russians hack Hillary. No evidence of it. They hacked DNC and Podesta but not Hillary.

    Did Brexit side win the referendum battle. Sure, but the war ain't over yet.
    Since when did Russia become the Shining Light on the Hill? According to you every person who tries to do the right thing (Assange as an example) is a Russian agent.

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    Actually ZH and Alex Jones were saying all summer and up to the election the polls were wrong and the mainstream media was feeding everyone fake polls or news through the polls. Their polls were showing them a Trump victory and not the huge lead the mainstream media was showing.

    Does that mean I believe everything they say, of course not but I did note this.

    I think with all the crap Hillary has done, along with shady donations and so on that they should leave the election results as a Trump win. Yes they should look into hacking and they should change to paper balloting and so on and everyone should stop cheating. Instead it looks like they are still trying to overthrow Trump, instead of getting behind their president and holding his feet to the fire as any opposition would do.

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    Dilbert author Scott Adams was another who predicted a Trump win and he did so a year before the election. His analysis was spot on every time. He even said the polls understated Trump's support because a lot of people including him were afraid of negative reactions if they spoke their minds in public but would express themselves in the voting booth.

    There are no end of stories that come out first in the alternative media and are confirmed later, sometimes much later, in the mainstream media. This is especially true of financial stories.

    Last edited by Rusty O'Toole; 2016-12-16 at 07:12 PM.

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