Has the NEWS ever lied or made stuff up?

Rage187

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There was that whole incident w/ the New York Times reporter making stuff up and getting caught.
 

zer0burn

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during the election some were declaring winners before it was even determined...
 

minendo

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Everytime I see a girl wearing those rubber bracelets, I now know she performs acts based on the color I choose.
 

Mill

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
 

TommyVercetti

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Why would the NEWS make stuff up? I am talkinga about mainstream news media, not Navasota Alternate Weekly Times.
 
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Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
I never said how they'd be put to sleep.

Personally, I was thinking everyone's favourite - face down on the curb, two to the base of the skull.

- M4H
 

Vincent

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The New York Times convicted Chinese American nuclear scientist Wen Ho Lee of espionage without any substantial evidence. They printed a formal apology after it was all cleared up.
 

GagHalfrunt

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The latest incident with the New York Times is the most famous, but a few years back there was a big to-do over NBC falsifying reports. The details escape me, but it had to do with auto crashes or crash tests.
 
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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
I never said how they'd be put to sleep.

Personally, I was thinking everyone's favourite - face down on the curb, two to the base of the skull.

- M4H
Too quick of a death...I say seppuku.
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
I never said how they'd be put to sleep.

Personally, I was thinking everyone's favourite - face down on the curb, two to the base of the skull.

- M4H
You're still off. Teeth on the curb. Size twelve to the back of the head. Two to the base of the skull.
 

Hayabusa Rider

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Originally posted by: flxnimprtmscl
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
I never said how they'd be put to sleep.

Personally, I was thinking everyone's favourite - face down on the curb, two to the base of the skull.

- M4H
You're still off. Teeth on the curb. Size twelve to the back of the head. Two to the base of the skull.
You folks have no imagination. Tsk, tsk. :Q
 

flxnimprtmscl

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Originally posted by: WinstonSmith
Originally posted by: flxnimprtmscl
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Originally posted by: Mill
Originally posted by: MercenaryForHire
Anyone who says no should be put to sleep.

- M4H
That's way to nice. I was thinking more like execution style in a fast-food freezer.
I never said how they'd be put to sleep.

Personally, I was thinking everyone's favourite - face down on the curb, two to the base of the skull.

- M4H
You're still off. Teeth on the curb. Size twelve to the back of the head. Two to the base of the skull.
You folks have no imagination. Tsk, tsk. :Q
Not true. I saw the curbstomp in American History X and I can imagine doing it to some members of the media ;)

 

JulesMaximus

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A more appropriate question would be: "Has the news ever told the truth? Or been unbiased?"

Please...And they say there's no such thing as a stupid question.
 

LethalWolfe

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Originally posted by: GagHalfrunt
The latest incident with the New York Times is the most famous, but a few years back there was a big to-do over NBC falsifying reports. The details escape me, but it had to do with auto crashes or crash tests.
Back in the early 90's Dateline was doing an expose on GM pick-up trucks w/sidesaddle fuel tanks and how they were dangerous because they were supposedily more likely to rupture and catch fire. Well, they kept ramming the sides of the trucks in simulated crashes and nothing happend. So they rigged a truck to catch fire when the ram hit it.

Then in the mid-90's there was that reporter for CNN that completely fabricated a story about the US Government testing chemical weapons on troops in Vietnam.


TommyVercetti,
You ask why? Maybe for ratings. Maybe because the reporter has an agenda to push or wants to become famous. Who knows.


Lethal
 

flexy

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The point here is NOT whether 'the media' make/made up some 'big stories'. This number might be rather small.

It's about the 'every day' smaller stories which get prepped up and 'made exciting' with some add-ons so they sell better.
No one is interested in boring news, and exciting news/stories sell better..especially if they have some 'emotional' components in them.

 

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