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    Washington Post Backtracks on Story About NC Democrat Legislators at 9-11 Ceremony


    The Washington Post could have spared themselves a lot of embarrassment on Wednesday if only they had done some basic fact checking instead of acting as robotic stenographers for Democrat talking points. And the talking point in question was the fake news that Republicans legislators in North Carolina broke rules to vote for a budget override while their Democrat colleagues were nobly attending a 911 ceremony.

    DID REPUBLICANS BREAK ANY RULES?

    No. The budget override was on the calendar for Wednesday’s morning session.

    So no rules were broken but didn't the Republicans act unfairly by taking advantage of the fact that their Democrat colleagues were attending a 9-11 ceremony as the Washington Post via their Democrat talking point handlers alleged? Again, the News & Observer provides us with the actual facts:

    WHERE WERE DEMOCRATS?

    Some headlines suggested that Democrats were at events commemorating the 9/11 attacks — the vote was taken at roughly the same time as the national moment of silence. But the News & Observer has confirmed only TWO Democrats attended 9/11 events.

    One was Cooper, who spoke at the North Carolina National Guard’s Sept. 11 commemoration in Raleigh.


    The other was Rep. Garland Pierce, a Scotland County Democrat, who says he attended an event in Raeford.





    Just a bit of fact checking would have saved the Washington Post from being forced to issue a "clarification" as you can see in this tweet:




    CBS News also ran with it after reporting that a local news media outlet (WTVD) said “many Democrats were at 9/11 commemoration events.” Except there was no such claim in WTVD’s reporting other Cooper’s claim.

    “NowThis News” ran with this framing in a tweet that has well over 20,000 retweets as of this writing, and which has been retweeted by liberal comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Alyssa Milano among others. Rachel Maddow ran with this framing (nearly 7,000 RTs). The Daily Beast ran with the framing as well.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...gislators-9-11


    ALL OF IT WAS FAKE NEWS


    Never let the truth get in the way of the commie agenda.
    Last edited by volsrock; 09-13-2019 at 06:42 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by volsrock View Post
    Washington Post Backtracks on Story About NC Democrat Legislators at 9-11 Ceremony


    The Washington Post could have spared themselves a lot of embarrassment on Wednesday if only they had done some basic fact checking instead of acting as robotic stenographers for Democrat talking points. And the talking point in question was the fake news that Republicans legislators in North Carolina broke rules to vote for a budget override while their Democrat colleagues were nobly attending a 911 ceremony.

    DID REPUBLICANS BREAK ANY RULES?

    No. The budget override was on the calendar for Wednesday’s morning session.

    So no rules were broken but didn't the Republicans act unfairly by taking advantage of the fact that their Democrat colleagues were attending a 9-11 ceremony as the Washington Post via their Democrat talking point handlers alleged? Again, the News & Observer provides us with the actual facts:

    WHERE WERE DEMOCRATS?

    Some headlines suggested that Democrats were at events commemorating the 9/11 attacks — the vote was taken at roughly the same time as the national moment of silence. But the News & Observer has confirmed only TWO Democrats attended 9/11 events.

    One was Cooper, who spoke at the North Carolina National Guard’s Sept. 11 commemoration in Raleigh.


    The other was Rep. Garland Pierce, a Scotland County Democrat, who says he attended an event in Raeford.





    Just a bit of fact checking would have saved the Washington Post from being forced to issue a "clarification" as you can see in this tweet:




    CBS News also ran with it after reporting that a local news media outlet (WTVD) said “many Democrats were at 9/11 commemoration events.” Except there was no such claim in WTVD’s reporting other Cooper’s claim.

    “NowThis News” ran with this framing in a tweet that has well over 20,000 retweets as of this writing, and which has been retweeted by liberal comedian Sarah Silverman and actress Alyssa Milano among others. Rachel Maddow ran with this framing (nearly 7,000 RTs). The Daily Beast ran with the framing as well.

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...gislators-9-11


    ALL OF IT WAS FAKE NEWS


    Never let the truth get in the way of the commie agenda.


    “Commie agenda”

    What a fucking moron.

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    They LIED, SNEAKED AROUND and TOLD THE PRESS to essentially stand down.

    I don't give a flying fuck if the DEMS were at a 9/11 memorial service, having donuts at a coffee shop or still at home in BED!

    Don't bullshit us!

    Wheres the WAPO retraction? Fuck newsbusters!
    House Republican leadership has sent a memo to GOP
    members of Congress directing them to
    lie about
    right wing white supremacist gun massacres,

    to call it“violence from the left.”


    Raw Story as reported by TAMPA BAY TIMES, August, 2019
    Talking points obtained from a 5 page memo in a leaked email sent to REP Bilirakis, FL (Tampa)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Wheres the WAPO retraction?
    its in the linked article......didn't you bother to read it?.....
    The Washington Post

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    Clarification: An earlier version of this article overly generalized the reason for Democrats’ absence from the General Assembly session. The story has been updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmodernProphet View Post
    its in the linked article......didn't you bother to read it?.....
    Yes, I did. I did not see that tweet in the NEWSBUSTERS article linked to WAPO itself. Especially when clip art like this is placed next to a story one is supposed to take SERIOUSLY. IMAGINE FOR A NANOSECOND IF RAW STORY put this up next to each story it aggregated from OTHER SOURCES. This board would be SCREAMING FOUL!!!!

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...gislators-9-11



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    House Republican leadership has sent a memo to GOP
    members of Congress directing them to
    lie about
    right wing white supremacist gun massacres,

    to call it“violence from the left.”


    Raw Story as reported by TAMPA BAY TIMES, August, 2019
    Talking points obtained from a 5 page memo in a leaked email sent to REP Bilirakis, FL (Tampa)



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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Yes, I did. I did not see that tweet in the NEWSBUSTERS article linked to WAPO itself. Especially when clip art like this is placed next to a story one is supposed to take SERIOUSLY. IMAGINE FOR A NANOSECOND IF RAW STORY put this up next to each story it aggregated from OTHER SOURCES. This board would be SCREAMING FOUL!!!!

    https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb...gislators-9-11




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    Quote Originally Posted by Centerleftfl View Post
    Yes, I did.
    and are you now ready to admit you fucked up by even mentioning it?......
    Isaiah 6:5
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