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Posted: May 23, 2020 - 12:27pm

Rumor Mill
Watching fake news spread in 1942.
“In a total war,” argued the War Department’s Bureau of Public Relations, “words are weapons.” Phony stories that circulated throughout communities and regions were especially dangerous. “Rumor is one of the weapons employed by the enemy against the effectiveness of the Army.” Office of Facts and Figures head Archibald MacLeish warned that “Hitler thinks Americans are suckers,” and an educational periodical suggested that many rumors “are Nazi-inspired.”

While the nation’s enemies might have wished to plant rumors among Americans to damage morale, they could not have invented anything better than the rumors coming from within the country itself. Modern readers concerned about the spread of misinformation may be interested to know that this is not a recent development.

The impact of rumormongering on national morale was on President Roosevelt’s mind just days after Pearl Harbor. In his first fireside chat after the attack, he urged Americans “to reject all rumors,” noting that “these ugly little hints of complete disaster fly thick and fast in wartime.” Many of the rumors flying through the nation’s capital concerned the true extent of the damage done at Pearl Harbor and what city would be targeted next.

To stay atop the most widespread rumors and perhaps find a way to counter them, in 1942 the Roosevelt administration began systematically monitoring Americans. The Office of War Information, created by executive order on June 13, 1942, initiated the War Rumor Project, which relied on barbers, bartenders, doctors, hairdressers, police officers, and drugstore owners to eavesdrop on their neighbors and customers and report what they heard to their local OWI office. The use of such “rumor reporters” was not new; Roman emperors had appointed delatores to mingle with the general population and report back any criticisms of the emperor. The OWI’s army of “reporters,” who surreptitiously listened to offhand remarks, conversations, and idle speculation, left us a remarkable window into the darker corners of wartime America’s psyche. (...)

In South Carolina, the fear of what black domestic workers might do was so pervasive that Governor Richard Jefferies ordered state police to scour every county for reports on “Eleanor Clubs.” While no evidence was found, the police reported that “the white people appear to be considerably disturbed” over what they were hearing about the clubs. (...)

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Posted: Apr 12, 2020 - 7:54pm

 kcar wrote:


 jahgirl8 wrote:
Many surely appreciate the rare apology.
 

"Many surely appreciate the rare apology."
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Posted: Apr 12, 2020 - 7:23pm

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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 4:33pm



 jahgirl8 wrote:
Many surely appreciate the rare apology.

 kcar wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Yeah, I googled around to check that claim and it didn't pan out. Snopes.com rated it "Satire" but if you have to ask...

I'm sure Pat will come up with another crazy idea about God smiting corruption with a plague or disaster. What gets me is that right after he recounts how God said such-and-such in explanation for smiting America, Pat will say something like "I see good things for our country." Make up your mind, you old goat. 
 


 

"Many surely appreciate the rare apology."


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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 3:51pm

Many surely appreciate the rare apology.

 kcar wrote:


 R_P wrote:
 

Yeah, I googled around to check that claim and it didn't pan out. Snopes.com rated it "Satire" but if you have to ask...

I'm sure Pat will come up with another crazy idea about God smiting corruption with a plague or disaster. What gets me is that right after he recounts how God said such-and-such in explanation for smiting America, Pat will say something like "I see good things for our country." Make up your mind, you old goat. 
 


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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 3:48pm



 R_P wrote:
 

Yeah, I googled around to check that claim and it didn't pan out. Snopes.com rated it "Satire" but if you have to ask...

I'm sure Pat will come up with another crazy idea about God smiting corruption with a plague or disaster. What gets me is that right after he recounts how God said such-and-such in explanation for smiting America, Pat will say something like "I see good things for our country." Make up your mind, you old goat. 
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Posted: Apr 6, 2020 - 1:23pm

Too bad...
Pat Robertson Didn't Actually Blame America's Coronavirus Crisis on Oral Sex
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Posted: Jan 19, 2020 - 1:16pm

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Posted: Jan 18, 2020 - 5:42pm

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Posted: Jan 6, 2020 - 1:58pm

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Posted: Oct 24, 2019 - 5:46pm



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SPJ trademarks ‘fake news’ and sends Trump a cease and desist letter


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The SPJ, the US’s oldest and largest journalism advocacy organization, decided to trademark the term ‘fake news’ in hopes of stopping the president from using the term haphazardly. Every time he uses it incorrectly, the organization will send him a cease and desist lett

 
They could send him a bill for royalties, but we know he never pays his bills

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Posted: Oct 24, 2019 - 10:10am

SPJ trademarks ‘fake news’ and sends Trump a cease and desist letter


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The SPJ, the US’s oldest and largest journalism advocacy organization, decided to trademark the term ‘fake news’ in hopes of stopping the president from using the term haphazardly. Every time he uses it incorrectly, the organization will send him a cease and desist lett

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Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 2:33pm



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A bold statement? - Nah, you strike! :)
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Posted: Oct 23, 2019 - 2:02pm



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Yes, fake apparently.

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Posted: Oct 19, 2019 - 2:50pm

Trump Campaign To Sue CNN For "Substantial Payment" After Project Veritas Undercover Exposé


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Posted: Oct 6, 2019 - 12:06pm

Spooks Turned Spox: US Media Now Filled With Former Intelligence Agents

THIS IS CNN - 
After years in the shadows overseeing espionage, kill programs, warrantless wiretapping, entrapment, psyops and other covert operations, national security establishment retirees are turning to a new line of work where they can carry out their imperial duties. 

That is, propagandizing the public on cable news. Reborn as cable news pundits, these people are cashing in. So many years working in the dark, only to emerge in the studio lights of the same networks that rail all day everyday against state TV from countries that America hates.
Welcome to the spook show!



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Posted: Oct 5, 2019 - 1:27pm

CBP officer, holding Watson’s passport: “What do you do?”

Watson: “Journalism.”

CBP officer: “So you write propaganda, right?”

Watson: “No.”

CBP officer: “You’re a journalist?”

Watson: “Yes.”

CBP officer: “You write propaganda, right?”

Watson: “No. I am in journalism. Covering national security. And homeland security. And with many of the same skills I used in the U.S. Army as a public affairs officer. Some would argue that’s propaganda.”

CBP officer: “You’re a journalist?”

Watson: “Yes.”

CBP officer: “You write propaganda, right?”

Watson waited five seconds. Then: “For the purposes of expediting this conversation, yes.”

CBP officer, a fourth time: “You write propaganda, right?”

Watson, again: “For the purposes of expediting this conversation, yes.”

CBP officer: “Here you go.”

At that point, the CBP officer handed back the passport

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Posted: Sep 12, 2019 - 11:15am

John Bolton resigns to spend more time urging his family to invade Iran
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Posted: Sep 1, 2019 - 11:38am

U.S. Unleashes Military to Fight Fake News, Disinformation
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Posted: Aug 8, 2019 - 9:10am

Playing Mario could turn you into a plumber, according to study
A new study has found that young video gamers who play any iteration of the Mario franchise have an increased risk of becoming a short, fat plumber when they’re older.
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