your thoughts on the concept of "fake news".

PH survey on fake news and government censorship.

  • Government officials should have broad authority to limit the information of news organizations.

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • A president should be able to determine what "fake news" is?.

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • A president shoud refrain from attacking any news agency as "fake news".

    Votes: 3 50.0%
  • CNN is "fake news".

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • MSNBC is "fake news".

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Fox News is "fake news".

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • All news is "fake news".

    Votes: 1 16.7%
  • It's up to we, the consumers of the news, to determine what "fake news" is.

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • other ( please discuss)

    Votes: 2 33.3%
  • News organizations should have the freedom to publish or broadcast any stories they choose.

    Votes: 1 16.7%

  • Total voters
    6

kmiller1610

Former Staff
Mar 2007
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#43
Any "News" coming out of this administration is fake news.
Perfect example.. Editorial comments presented as news are not news. Fake may not be the right term, but it is the mixing of editorial and factual news that is the danger.

People quoting Trump and running around getting breathless reactions from others is not news.

Polls are fake news. They are just people's opinions.

One sided stories with no attempt at getting quotes from multiple sides are fake news.

Journalism, traditional journalism is the antidote to fake news.

Interview or quote or get observations about news makers.

Keep your opinions out of your reporting.

Verify

Capture the opinions of others. Keep yours out of the story.

Framing the story and its importance is key.

But once that is done, explore, capture facts, ask experts, get quotes.

Notice how these principles are reflected in a solid story.

Framing, followed by quotes and nothing but quotes.

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kmiller1610

Former Staff
Mar 2007
31,763
6,164
#44
The concept/slogan of "Fake news" originated with the electioneering of the fake President.
Goes back to Machiavelli, Goebbels and many others. Certainly didn't start with Trump.

Goebbels is a good source.

Goebbels’s Principles

PRINCIPLE 1: PROPAGANDISTS MUST HAVE ACCESS TO INTELLIGENCE CONCERNING EVENTS AND PUBLIC OPINION

PRINCIPLE 2: PROPAGANDA MUST BE PLANNED AND EXECUTED BY ONLY ONE AUTHORITY

PRINCIPLE 3: THE PROPAGANDA CONSEQUENCES OF AN ACTION MUST BE CONSIDERED IN PLANNING THAT ACTION

PRINCIPLE 4: PROPAGANDA MUST AFFECT THE ENEMY’S POLICY AND ACTION

PRINCIPLE 5: DECLASSIFIED, OPERATIONAL INFORMATION MUST BE AVAILABLE TO IMPLEMENT A PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGN

PRINCIPLE 6: TO BE PERCEIVED, PROPAGANDA MUST EVOKE THE INTEREST OF AN AUDIENCE AND MUST BE TRANSMITTED THROUGH AN ATTENTION-GETTING COMMUNICATIONS MEDIUM

PRINCIPLE 7: CREDIBILITY ALONE MUST DETERMINE WHETHER PROPAGANDA OUTPUT SHOULD BE TRUE OR FALSE

PRINCIPLE 8: THE PURPOSE, CONTENT, AND EFFECTIVENESS OF ENEMY PROPAGANDA; THE STRENGTH AND EFFECTS OF AN EXPOSE; AND THE NATURE OF CURRENT PROPAGANDA CAMPAIGNS DETERMINE WHETHER ENEMY PROPAGANDA SHOULD BE IGNORED OR REFUTED

PRINCIPLE 9: CREDIBILITY, INTELLIGENCE, AND THE POSSIBLE EFFECTS OF COMMUNICATING DETERMINE WHETHER PROPAGANDA MATERIALS SHOULD BE CENSORED

PRINCIPLE 10: MATERIAL FROM ENEMY PROPAGANDA MAY BE UTILIZED IN OPERATIONS WHEN IT HELPS DIMINISH THAT ENEMY’S PRESTIGE OR LENDS SUPPORT TO THE PROPAGANDIST’S OWN OBJECTIVE

PRINCIPLE 11: BLACK RATHER THAN WHITE PROPAGANDA MUST BE EMPLOYED WHEN THE LATTER IS LESS CREDIBLE OR PRODUCES UNDESIRABLE EFFECTS

PRINCIPLE 12: PROPAGANDA MAY BE FACILITATED BY LEADERS WITH PRESTIGE

PRINCIPLE 13: PROPAGANDA MUST BE CAREFULLY TIMED

PRINCIPLE 14: PROPAGANDA MUST LABEL EVENTS AND PEOPLE WITH DISTINCTIVE PHRASES OR SLOGANS

PRINCIPLE 15: PROPAGANDA TO THE HOME FRONT MUST PREVENT THE RAISING OF FALSE HOPES WHICH CAN BE BLASTED BY FUTURE EVENTS

PRINCIPLE 16: PROPAGANDA TO THE HOME FRONT MUST CREATE AN OPTIMUM ANXIETY LEVEL

PRINCIPLE 17: PROPAGANDA TO THE HOME FRONT MUST DIMINISH THE IMPACT OF FRUSTRATION

PRINCIPLE 18: PROPAGANDA MUST FACILITATE THE DISPLACEMENT OF AGGRESSON BY SPECIFYING THE TARGETS FOR HATRED

PRINCIPLE 19: PROPAGANDA CANNOT IMMEDIATELY AFFECT STRONG COUNTER-TENDENCIES; INSTEAD IT MUST OFFER SOME FORM OF ACTION OR DIVERSION, OR BOTH