Misleading News Reports

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  1. Gloria Mitchell

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    Joe Scarborough - The Washington Post - Friday, August 04, 2017
    Scarborough: Ivanka and Jared, move back to New York
    that was the title of this report.
    This type of journalism is the problem... granted this was in the Opinion section-
    however, the title of this piece one would assume they were moving back to NY.
    But no, after many paragraphs of his opinion about the family as a whole..the bottom line
    says..He thinks they should move back to NY.
    I read these titles and then after reading such pieces, am left irritated at the lack of purposely
    not labeling correctly.
    Is it just me, or do you also find this irritating? The headlines are full of this stuff.
     
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  2. Chrissy Cross

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    I agree....it's click bait. Makes me angry also...story never has anything to do with the sensational headline.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I like that, "Click Bait."
     
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  5. Gloria Mitchell

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    Thank you...least I know not just me.
     
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  6. Shirley Martin

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    What really pi$$es me off is that some people read the headlines and don't read the details. Then they go online and repeat the lies that they read in the Washington Post. If I see that it's from the Washington Post, I know it's a lie and don't even bother to read it.
     
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    @Shirley Martin ....geez is there no more places to get good info? I thought WP was well legit news.
     
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  8. Shirley Martin

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    @Gloria Mitchell There may be places to get good info but the Washington Post is not one of them. One that I have been reading online lately is OANN... One America News. I think somebody here mentioned them..... maybe @Lara Moss . They aren't pro Trump or pro anybody as far as I can tell. They tend to be more factual than the rest.
     
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    Will check it out...tnx
     
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  10. Patsy Faye

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    Magazines are the same, used to annoy me that the front page headlines had nothing to do with the interior story
    Now I laugh when I read the front page, knowing there will be no substance or relevance :p
     
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    It seems the alternative media was right on the election of Trump and all the main street media were wrong. Who do you trust the MSM have an agenda and it is not to give you an unbiased news.
     
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  12. Patsy Faye

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    I trust my ears and eyes, not so much what I read or the fella that keeps telling me its 'fake news'
    I trust my instincts first
     
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    I don't trust the alternative media either....they also have their own agenda....either leaning right or left.
     
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    Yes, same over here - you always know the politics of a newspaper :rolleyes:
     
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    "Gore reveals a bombshell about his run for president in 2000." That's the headline today on a story from some place ... I forget what the source was. I did click on it just out of curiosity. Turns out that Gore was on a talk show promoting his new book. The host asked him if he thought he won Florida. He said, "Well, yes, I do." The host then tried to get him to talk further about that but Gore turned the talk back to his new book. Some bombshell. He has always thought he won Florida.
     
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    @Shirley Martin ... yes I saw that...then later in the day title was changed.
     
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