Is this story considered right wing propaganda? Or news?

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  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 12 months ago

    Just because this story was report on the Conservative website Breitbart, does it make it false or fake news or propaganda?
    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government … -put-back/

    The incident with the flag happened.
    The county officials acted...
    The people reacted...

    Why is this not considered main stream news?
    I just pointed this out as one example.
    People are making claims of fake news all the time...
    Some People are so gullible.

    1. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Because Breitbat is like FARK. Take real news, put a click bait title & 'lead in' on it -  in order to create an image inside your brain when certain facts are left out. It's cherry picking.

      I.E. "The display had been sitting in the same spot near Preston, Washington, for several years,"

      So that means the flags were tattered, and the residents have them replaced with new flags. Which they should've been done every year anyway instead of letting the display deteriorate.

      So: old deteriorated display taken down, replaced with new flags.
      Not: Some anti-American single  complaint brought it down because the flag symbol itself representing the entire empire Amerika  is offensive.

      So yeah, fake news, because it planted a false image in your head by highlighting certain facts and glossing over others in order to make you angry. It's all about the hate.

      "It's a highway distraction": - Is it too close to the road way?

      Then move it back off from the roadway.

      1. jackclee lm profile image80
        jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I buy your explanation but I see so much fake news coming from the liberal media also...

    2. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      This story is a perfect example of what all media does, especially right-wing media; and this was well-stated, so I'll repeat it: Take real news, put a click bait title & 'lead in' on it -  in order to create an image inside your brain when certain facts are left out.

      The story says that 'someone complained' - so it was twisted to mean that 'someone' isn't patriotic. They could have complained because it was an eyesore for whatever reason (not just because it contained a US flag); or it could have been about obstruction of sight or whatever.

      But boy oh boy doesn't it p*ss you off and make you want to go teach someone a patriotic lesson!

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        This I can agree with, all but the "especially right-wing media".  Neither side as an edge on the other, for titles are intended to be just that: click bait to show ads and not presentation of actual news.

        I'll even go further and say that neither side has an edge on what is then presented, for it is ALL one sided, half the story and filled with highly connotative words designed and used to induce an opinion rather than present facts.  To actually learn something one generally has to read the "same" story from both sides, winnow the chaff, sensationalism and politics before actually learning anything.

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Instead of constantly bombarding the entire journalism profession with insults on HubPages, you might want to take a few journalism classes to find out how professional journalists actually do their jobs. They are imperfect human beings, but some of them are dedicated to doing their best.

          If you do so, I promise to take some electrician classes to find out that not all electricians are incompetent liars and thieves.

    3. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      In the UK they have a tabloid called The Daily Mail. It is designed to give angry conservatives something to be angry about.

      Probably a better therapy than medication. Half an hour of being in a rage. Back to being miserable.

      1. jackclee lm profile image80
        jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        I guess it must be different in the UK. In the US, conservatives are the most happy among all groups. Liberals are always angry...

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Now why would you say a thing like that?  Because they require counselling when a conservative name is scrawled in sidewalk chalk?  Because they riot if they lose an election?  Because they riot if a conservative attempts to speak at their college? 

          Are you sure these kinds of things indicate anger?  tongue

          1. jackclee lm profile image80
            jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            Haha, you always make me laugh...have a great day!

          2. Misfit Chick profile image73
            Misfit Chickposted 12 months agoin reply to this

            It is pretty freakin amazing how right-wingers consistently fail to see themselves in what they view as 'left' behavior - LoL!

            The day you see your party (and your fellow followers) as being as dirty - if not a whole hell of a lot dirtier - than the party you despise, is the day you and your ilk will start to get things into perspective.

            How the Left Learned to Hate Like the Right
            https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/29/opin … .html?_r=0
            https://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13637746.jpg

            1. jackclee lm profile image80
              jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

              Spoken like a true believer...
              The right was not a hate group.
              It was portrayed that way by the media.
              Compare the TEA party with Occupy Wallstreet and BLM...
              Who were the violent protesters?
              Who attacked police...?
              Who destroyed private property...?
              Which groups funded by George Soros caused mayhem after Ferguson?
              I call it as I see it.

    4. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Mainstream news did report it. The story quotes a local Fox affiliate. Even though the national Fox network is a right-wing propaganda outlet, the local stations for the most part are mainstream.

      1. jackclee lm profile image80
        jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

        The media consists of 90% liberal and 10% Conservative (fox news, OAN). The main street media like the NYT make up news all day long and have to print corrections... yet they get a pass...Fox news is extreme and conservative and gets blamed for all kinds of things. Where is the fair and balanced approach?

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 12 months agoin reply to this

          Absurd. Please spend some time at the many newspapers that haven't endorsed a Democrat for president in your lifetime or mine.

    5. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Here is another point I wanted to make about this... The story makes a big deal about that one complaint, then seems to assume-without-saying that all the people who were upset over it were no-doubt loyal patriotic GOP conservatives - cuz that is their audience and THEY are the only really-patriotic ones, don't you know... (Come on, they consider everyone who doesn't think like them to be 'unAmerican' - UGH!)

      That would have been the only reason to print this piece - to drive the wedge between polarized conservative/liberal sides deeper yet.

      The reality is that all those upset citizens COULD EASILY have been a mix of patriotic conservatives and liberals, both. Some probably voted for Trump, others for Hillary - and still others for a 3rd party.

      But, the story sort of 'points' (again, without directly pointing) toward 'unpatriotic liberals'.

      Most liberals & moderates are not unpatriotic. Really.

  2. Misfit Chick profile image73
    Misfit Chickposted 12 months ago

    Did you read the link? You have a very one-sided memory, LoL!

    1. jackclee lm profile image80
      jackclee lmposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      I read the story. I disagree with the author's premise. There is no comparison between the conservative TEA party who disagreed with Obama's progressive tax and spend policy and the current TDS left who has gone over board in their hatred of Trump. To their own detriment I may add. The current main street media has destroyed it self and their credibility with the Russia made up scandal...
      Conservatives disagree on policies and want a small government, progressives hates conservatives for who they are... I hope you see the difference. They are not two sides of the same coin.

  3. Live to Learn profile image78
    Live to Learnposted 12 months ago

    Your example showed an omission of possible facts in order to cause emotional reaction.

    Here is a link to a story about a left wing video which purposely changes things in order to elicit emotion. It is a prime example of left wing propaganda we have seen in use since Trump began his run for the presidency.

    http://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/ … smsnnews11

    Both sides are attempting to sway our opinions with false information, or lack of information. We apparently continue to be snookered.

    1. Misfit Chick profile image73
      Misfit Chickposted 12 months agoin reply to this

      Totally agree - both sides are so guilty of twisting things toward their perspectives & agendas. As I've said, we all need to learn to realize when we are being manipulated. It should be easier to discern that now in hindsight with all that has happened over the past year or so. We should all be smarter about it.

      Here is another good story about Fox News creating fake news for Trump: Fox Accused in Lawsuit of Publishing Fake News at Trump's Behest http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-es … st-1025708

      Nah, you probably won't see this story on Fox News - LoL!

 
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