From the Absolutely Zero Self-Awareness Dept.: Believe it or not, CNN is going to partner with HBO to make a documentary on “the rise of fake news” (https://www.investmentwatchblog.com/cnn-to-produce-documentary-about-the-rise-of-fake-news/).
In fairness, who would know more about fake news than CNN? Who produces more of it than CNN? Who feels less shame for doing so, than CNN?
They give you the name of the CNN executive who’ll be in charge of this caper, but I won’t repeat it because a) I don’t think noozies should be famous: it’s way too much of a temptation for them; and b) I keep hoping that if we stop making them famous, they’ll just shut up already.
If you can find a nooze network more biased, more apt to cut and pad stories for political advantage, more fawningly and slavishly committed to the Democrat Party (to the point where the two have become virtually indistinguishable), more downrightly mendacious than CNN–well, you must have access to another universe. Unless MSNBC has somehow achieved its long-held dream of out-CNNing CNN. It could happen.
P.S.–CNN has just settled out of court, paying an undisclosed sum, a lawsuit filed by the Covington High School teen who was the target of one of CNN’s more bodacious productions of fake news. I’d like to know how many millions of dollars they had to cough up to get off the hook for that.
Their next invention: a robot that lets the air our of your tires and runs away
This has got to be the most superfluous invention of them all–an “Artificial Intelligence” (AI) system that can detect fake nooze created by other artificial intelligence systems… and also create fake nooze itself (https://futurism.com/ai-generates-fake-news).
Do they really think CNN needs any help in whipping up fake nooze?
Scientists at the University of Washington have programmed computers to do what so-called “real journalists” are already doing every day–creating and airing stories that simply aren’t true. Trump’s a Russian agent. Jussie Smollet was attacked by white supremacists. Covington High School kids picked on some poor old Native American war hero. Those stories were all fake nooze, not a word of truth in them: but each in its turn dominated the nooze cycle.
If there was ever anything that didn’t need inventing, it’s got to be a machine that tells lies.
Speaking of fake news and false information, what are we to make of CNN’s claim that America has had 22 school shootings so far this year? A lot of left-wing media outlets have picked up this statistic and run with it–but is it true?
No, it’s not.
CNN, allegedly a “real” news organization, cooked the books by counting as “school shootings” accidental shootings, domestic violence, gang shootings, and fights (http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2018/may/18/whats-true-whats-not-about-santa-fe-texas-school-s/). It reminds me of a quip by Abraham Lincoln: “How many legs does a sheep have, if you call the tail a leg? Four–because calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it one.”
Why are the noozies ramping up the total? Is it just because sensationalism has always sold newspapers, and pumped up TV viewership? Or are they purposely–and deceptively–exaggerating the problem because it fits their political agenda of disarming the law-abiding people of America?
You be the judge.