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    Default A Stinger Stung! US "Project Veritas" caught planting a fake news story ....

    A interesting light on how organisations on the US right creates fake stories to undermine true ones.

    This effort was to plant a fake story about Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, in the Washington Post. The Post had previously published accounts of women who accused Moore of making sexual approaches to them when they under 16 and he over 30.

    The modus operandi is obvious. Plant a fake "Moore accuser" who would subsequently retract her story, and then say she was offered money to play a role. Hey presto! All Moore's accusers could be smeared as liars, and he would be guaranteed election.

    However, the Post's investigation rang alarm bells about the latest "accuser".

    "The conservative group Project Veritas and its controversial founder, James O’Keefe, apparently wanted to help cast doubt on the women’s stories. The group targets media and left-leaning organizations by secretly filming them. In 2010, O’Keefe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after a ploy in which two men posed as telephone repairmen and tried to enter the office of then-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)."

    More of O'Keefe's concoctions surfaced here during the last election, and were of course purveyed by the usual right-wing hysteriacs.

    A conservative group tried to plant a fake Roy Moore allegation in the Washington Post. It failed.
    A woman said Moore got her pregnant at 15. Her story unraveled under scrutiny.


    What James O'Keefe doesn't get about the media - CNNPolitics

    The story is a another "fake news" warning. And, bad and all as the "MSM" are, they may be better than many who criticise them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    A interesting light on how organisations on the US right creates fake stories to undermine true ones.

    This effort was to plant a fake story about Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, in the Washington Post. The Post had previously published accounts of women who accused Moore of making sexual approaches to them when they under 16 and he over 30.

    The modus operandi is obvious. Plant a fake "Moore accuser" who would subsequently retract her story, and then say she was offered money to play a role. Hey presto! All Moore's accusers could be smeared as liars, and he would be guaranteed election.

    However, the Post's investigation rang alarm bells about the latest "accuser".

    "The conservative group Project Veritas and its controversial founder, James O’Keefe, apparently wanted to help cast doubt on the women’s stories. The group targets media and left-leaning organizations by secretly filming them. In 2010, O’Keefe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after a ploy in which two men posed as telephone repairmen and tried to enter the office of then-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)."

    More of O'Keefe's concoctions surfaced here during the last election, and were of course purveyed by the usual right-wing hysteriacs.

    A conservative group tried to plant a fake Roy Moore allegation in the Washington Post. It failed.
    A woman said Moore got her pregnant at 15. Her story unraveled under scrutiny.


    What James O'Keefe doesn't get about the media - CNNPolitics

    The story is a another "fake news" warning. And, bad and all as the "MSM" are, they may be better than many who criticise them.
    Well done to the WaPo on excellent handling of this matter.
    Professional, thorough and accurate reporting standards

    These "sh*tholes" like Veritas are so consumed by their own toxic agenda and arrogance they think they can pull any stunt
    They thought they could send some brain dead cultist up to DC and peddle a half arsed story and the Post would simply rush to print.
    And why would they believe it would be this ridiculously easy?
    Because in their fu*ked up world, it is that easy.
    If some ex crack head who is now a an evangelical Trump cultist came to the Daily Caller with a story that Joe Biden and Liz Warren raped her repeatedly while George Soros horse whipped her, they'd simply print it
    What's more sick cultists. like the out of her depth patsy they sent to the WaPo would swallow the story whole

    Veritas
    What a joke

    Like calling a bestiality video "Cuddly Animals"

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    I wonder at the mindset of people who call their organisation "Veritas" when it is a vehicle for lying.

    The post-truth era is here
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    Sounds like WaPo is in a panic mode, so we should wait what O’Keefe will release tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    A interesting light on how organisations on the US right creates fake stories to undermine true ones.

    This effort was to plant a fake story about Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, in the Washington Post. The Post had previously published accounts of women who accused Moore of making sexual approaches to them when they under 16 and he over 30.

    The modus operandi is obvious. Plant a fake "Moore accuser" who would subsequently retract her story, and then say she was offered money to play a role. Hey presto! All Moore's accusers could be smeared as liars, and he would be guaranteed election.

    However, the Post's investigation rang alarm bells about the latest "accuser".

    "The conservative group Project Veritas and its controversial founder, James O’Keefe, apparently wanted to help cast doubt on the women’s stories. The group targets media and left-leaning organizations by secretly filming them. In 2010, O’Keefe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after a ploy in which two men posed as telephone repairmen and tried to enter the office of then-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)."

    More of O'Keefe's concoctions surfaced here during the last election, and were of course purveyed by the usual right-wing hysteriacs.

    A conservative group tried to plant a fake Roy Moore allegation in the Washington Post. It failed.
    A woman said Moore got her pregnant at 15. Her story unraveled under scrutiny.


    What James O'Keefe doesn't get about the media - CNNPolitics

    The story is a another "fake news" warning. And, bad and all as the "MSM" are, they may be better than many who criticise them.
    James O'Keefe: another right winger of Irish ancestry?
    Brexit comes straight from hell. Everywhere it goes it causes disharmony, turbulence and misery. I think Brexiteers themselves must have some form of mental illness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    James O'Keefe: another right winger of Irish ancestry?
    Thinking same thing myself O'Keeffe, Hannity, Conway, Bannion, all of Irish ancestry

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    Reminiscent of a certain Nick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by owedtojoy View Post
    A interesting light on how organisations on the US right creates fake stories to undermine true ones.

    This effort was to plant a fake story about Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore of Alabama, in the Washington Post. The Post had previously published accounts of women who accused Moore of making sexual approaches to them when they under 16 and he over 30.

    The modus operandi is obvious. Plant a fake "Moore accuser" who would subsequently retract her story, and then say she was offered money to play a role. Hey presto! All Moore's accusers could be smeared as liars, and he would be guaranteed election.

    However, the Post's investigation rang alarm bells about the latest "accuser".

    "The conservative group Project Veritas and its controversial founder, James O’Keefe, apparently wanted to help cast doubt on the women’s stories. The group targets media and left-leaning organizations by secretly filming them. In 2010, O’Keefe pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after a ploy in which two men posed as telephone repairmen and tried to enter the office of then-Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)."

    More of O'Keefe's concoctions surfaced here during the last election, and were of course purveyed by the usual right-wing hysteriacs.

    A conservative group tried to plant a fake Roy Moore allegation in the Washington Post. It failed.
    A woman said Moore got her pregnant at 15. Her story unraveled under scrutiny.


    What James O'Keefe doesn't get about the media - CNNPolitics

    The story is a another "fake news" warning. And, bad and all as the "MSM" are, they may be better than many who criticise them.

    Jeff Bezos of Amazon bought this paper about four years ago and totally revamped it's business model. He staffed it up, modernized it in every way, digitally, electronically, and with all sorts of data analytics, the result is the paper is now doing much better. Good old fashioned journalism.

    Looks like they did a good job on this fake story too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracethepirate View Post
    James O'Keefe: another right winger of Irish ancestry?
    We always have Kennedy and Obama - Progressive Presidents of Irish ancestry.
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    Incidentally, I think this vindicates the suggested antidotes to Fake News.

    No one source is completely credible - be skeptical, and verify.

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/media/2...l#post10864368
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