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Episode 510 Scott Adams: All the HOAXES Pretending to be News

Topics: 

  • NYT interviewed a non-racist statue supporter at Charlottesville
    • There was a DIVERSE group of people at the event
  • PolitiFact “pulled a Mueller”, refuses to state Charlottesville was hoax
    • PolitiFact  provides full context, lets the reader decide
    • Judging true or false is what PolitiFact does…and they can’t?
      • Left-leaning PolitiFact can’t or won’t state it was a hoax
  • Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales (Founder), retweets truth of Charlottesville
    • Wikipedia beat all other left-leaning outlets to report the truth
  • Does a law exist, that allows the murder of babies after birth?
    • A life and death decision, who gets to make it?
  • Synagogue shooter and copycat shooters
    • Media coverage provides a how-to tutorial
  • Tragedy increases media profits
    • Does the media unintentionally promote copycat horrors?
  • NYT International edition’s anti-semitic trope…WTF?
    • NYT removed the comic, said it was an error in judgement
  • Don’t judge by the mistakes people make
    • Judge by their response to making the mistake
    • “I made a mistake, I’m owning it and here’s how I’ll correct it”
    • Isn’t that a better filter for life, and the world you want to live in?
  • 48-Hour Rule: Allow people 48 hours to retract or explain things
  • Charlottesville event poster wasn’t obviously racist to everyone
    • A Jewish person attended, thought it was a free speech rally

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