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  1. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Conservative commentator Andrew Breitbart died of natural causes in Los Angeles, aged 43.

    Given his popularity in the Tea Party, I'm going to predict that this is going to lead to various conspiracy theories that he was murdered.

    Post here if you spot anything. It might be interesting to watch theories develop, and record the timeline.


  2. firepilot

    firepilot New Member

    Well it does not matter what party they are in, someone will make up conspiracy stories. I remember there were those who thought Bush had arranged for the crash of Paul Wellstones plane too
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  6. Greylandra

    Greylandra Member

    Well one of his final tweets (if not his very last) before his death he had this to say
    Seems to me its helped fuel quite a CT in conjunction with the leaked podesta emails. Hopefully this fake news gets censored and fast!
  7. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    what CT? your article says online people only found the tweet last Sunday.

    sounds like it has somethign to do with that whole haiti business back in 2010.. forget the details now. There was a hurricane or something, children needed adoption and rescue, maybe paperwork got messy (or something, i cant really remember) i also dont remember who was involved in what.



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  8. deirdre

    deirdre Moderator Staff Member

    speaking of which, @Mick et al.. (since this thread is a walking example of current posting violations anyway :) )

    is there a way to jump back on a persons twitter feed? without having to spend 2 hours scrolling back? ex. if i wanted to go back to Breitberts feed to Jan 2010 to see all his tweets in order? Would help to have some context, but it's too much of a pain to scroll manually back through people's feeds many times.
  9. Hama Neggs

    Hama Neggs Senior Member

    Maybe there should be a distinction made between this new meme of "fake news" and just wrong stuff. "Fake news" is stuff which has been intentionally written as clickbait, isn't it? And that is perhaps as also opposed to parody stuff? Maybe parody stuff was the original "fake news"?
  10. Bfahome

    Bfahome Member

    I find myself agreeing with a post I think They Might Be Giants made on their Facebook page that "fake news" is too generous a term, and the word people should be using is "hoax". "Fake news" I consider stuff like The Onion or the Weekly World News where it's meant as an obvious parody, or at least as a broad term that encompasses things like that. "Hoax" better represents the deceptive intent behind the more partisan, clickbaity things.

    I think the use of the term "fake news" in most of the media is the speakers not wanting to sound overly harsh on things to avoid the constant charges of "biased media".
  11. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    This is a very old thread regarding an old then-current event. If there's something new then please post a new thread following the posting guidelines.
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