Buzzfeed Runs With and Defends Yet Another "Fake News" Trump/Russia Collusion Story
Buzzfeed â apparently never tiring of publishing fantastic fabrications about President Trump â is standing by a report that âPresident Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen To Lie To Congress About The Moscow Tower Project.â The news site claims the story is true, despite even Special Counsel Robert Muellerâs office releasing a statement disputing the articleâs claims.
It is worth remembering that Buzzfeed âbroke the storyâ on the now universally discredited Trump âdossierâ that claimed that Donald Trump was at the same time both the victim of Russian blackmail and the recipient of Russian help in the 2016 election. And just as Buzzfeed continued to stand behind that story even after it collapsed under its own weight, the site â described then and now by President Trump as âfake newsâ â is refusing to admit that this new story is not worth the pixels it takes to display it on a computer...
A more generalized look at fake news with little comment on Trump
Charles Bybelezer/The Media Line wrote: ...Linda Qiu, the lone full-time fact-checker at The New York Times, who spoke of the importance of separating truth from fiction amid masses of information.
Qui noted that there has been tremendous growth in this sphere, with about 180 related outlets worldwide, including in Israel. She stressed the importance of analyzing statements within the correct context, especially given the intense partisan divide in the U.S.
The Media Line asked Qui how, in such a polarized political atmosphere, and given the right or left bent of most news outlets, fact-checkers can be trusted to maintain objectivity.
âI donât expect all readers to agree with my conclusions,â Qui responded, âbut everyone can see the work that is put into [making a determination].â Moreover, she added, âI have never felt any pressure from my editors to [toe the line].â...
excerpt from, "'Fake news' puts journalism in jeopardy - 'Journalism under Siege'"
Another example of 'a man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still' I know people who will 'lap up' any anti-Trump news item because for them, it proves that he is no good. It doesn't matter that it is not factual. 'Don't bother me with the facts, my mind is made up'
Jim, a while back Moderator Alpha warned you that if you persisted in copying and pasting the same things repeatedly, you would be banned from posting anything at all. I guess you thought that was fake news, too, didnât you?
Wikipedia wrote: .... The media, theÂ intelligence community, and most experts have treated the dossier with caution due to its unverified assertions, while Trump has denounced it asÂ fake news.Â Russian intelligence agencies have sought to create doubt as to the veracity of the dossier. However, the U.S. intelligence community takes the allegations seriously and is investigating them.Â The Trump administration and congressional Republicans have falselyÂ claimed that the launch of U.S. intelligence community probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election were based mostly on Steele's dossier.
In May 2018, former career intelligence officerÂ James ClapperÂ stated that "more and more" of the dossier had been validated over time. Overall, some allegations of the dossier have been corroborated,[Â others remain unverified and, according to a December 2018Â LawfareÂ retrospective, "none of [the dossier], to our knowledge, has been disproven."â´Â Some parts of the dossier may require access to classified information for verification....
excerpt from, "TheÂ TrumpâRussia dossier, also known as theÂ Steele dossier"