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CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)
10-31-2016, 04:39 PM,
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CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)
CNN Decries "Fake News" Websites (Then Stealth Edits Its Own Article)

<p>There is a<a href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/media/facebook-fake-news-plague/"><strong> plague of &quot;fake news&quot; apparently, and CNN is here to help</strong></a> you 'dear voter' see through the deception to the Clinton-campaign-confirmed narrative you should be paying attention. While it not enough that we have pointed out CNN's numerous questionable actions (<a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-10/another-hot-mic-snafu-was-cnn-caught-tape-coaching-its-debate-focus-group">here</a>, <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-11/cnn-admits-we-couldnt-help-hillary-any-more-we-have">here</a>, and <a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-22/heres-30-seconds-after-last-debate-cnn-would-rather-you-didnt-see">here</a>), along with today's news of Donna Brazile's resignation, but<strong> just this weekend <a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/cnn-screws-up-says-trump-encourages-voters-to-vote-multiple-times-except-he-didnt/">CNN was caught 'stealth editing' false claims</a> made against Trump</strong>. Fake news indeed...</p>
<p><a href="http://money.cnn.com/2016/10/30/media/facebook-fake-news-plague/">It's time for a new rule on the web according to CNN's Brian Stelter<strong>: </strong></a><strong>Double, no, triple check before you share. Especially if it seems too good to be true.</strong></p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p>Why? <strong>Look no further than Donald Trump's Twitter account. Trump claimed Sunday morning that &quot;Twitter, Google and Facebook are burying the FBI criminal investigation of Clinton.&quot;</strong></p>
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<p>Not only was there no proof of this, but it was pretty<strong> easy to disprove</strong>. The FBI email inquiry was at the top of Google News; FBI director James Comey's name was at the top of Facebook's &quot;trending&quot; box; and Twitter's &quot;moments&quot; section had a prominent story about the controversy.</p>
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<p>Nevertheless, Trump's wrong-headed &quot;burying&quot; claim was his most popular tweet of the day. About 25,000 accounts retweeted it and almost 50,000 &quot;liked&quot; it, helping the falsehood spread far and wide.</p>
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<p>The rise of social media has had many upsides, but <strong>one downside has been the spread of misinformation.</strong> Fake news has become a plague on the Web, especially on social networks like Facebook. As I said on Sunday's &quot;Reliable Sources&quot; on CNN,<strong> unreliable sources about this election have become too numerous to count.</strong><br /><strong>So that's what I recommended a &quot;triple check before you share&quot; rule.</strong></p>
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<p>New web sites designed to trick and mislead people seem to pop up every single day. For their creators, the incentives are clear: more social shares mean more page views mean more ad dollars.</p>
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<p><a href="Trump may have gotten the idea from an inaccurate Zero Hedge blog post alleging a &quot;social media blackout.&quot; The blog post contained false information. ">Trump may have gotten the idea from an inaccurate Zero Hedge blog post alleging a &quot;social media blackout.&quot; </a>The blog post contained false information.</p>
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<p>However, <strong>Stelter has one small problem, Fox's Maria Bartiromo proved this &quot;bias&quot; live in real-time </strong>when she confirmed that social media sites most trending headlines did not include the FBI emails...</p>
<blockquote class="twitter-video"><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Social media blackout of Clinton scandal <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/draintheswamp?src=hash">#draintheswamp</a> <a href="https://t.co/3Bv2b6g85Q">pic.twitter.com/3Bv2b6g85Q</a></p>
<p>&mdash; The_Real_Fly (@The_Real_Fly) <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Real_Fly/status/792827787409260544">October 30, 2016</a></p></blockquote>
<script src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js"></script><p>So either Fox is another &quot;fake news&quot; site, or - in this case - Stelter is wrong?</p>
<p>But then <strong>CNN tried to catch Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in a heavily compromising position over comments he made at a rally in Colorado</strong>. However,<a href="http://www.mediaite.com/online/cnn-screws-up-says-trump-encourages-voters-to-vote-multiple-times-except-he-didnt/"> as Mediaite.com reports, </a><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>there was only one catch - Trump didn&rsquo;t say what they thought he said. And, when the network realized the mistake, they tried to stealthily cover it up.</strong></span></p>
<blockquote><div class="quote_start"><div></div></div><div class="quote_end"><div></div></div><p><strong>In the original article, they highlighted Trump saying the following:</strong></p>
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<p><em>&ldquo;If you go to university center, they&rsquo;ll give you a new ballot, they&rsquo;ll void your old ballot, in some places they do that four or five times, so by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.&rdquo;</em></p>
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<p><strong>Yeah, that&rsquo;s pretty damning, right?</strong> It sure as hell seems like the GOP candidate is pressing his followers to try to cast multiple ballots<strong>. Yet, it takes away the context, in which Trump says that they won&rsquo;t do that.</strong></p>
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<p><strong>Here is what he actually said.</strong></p>
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<p><em>&ldquo;If you go to university center, they&rsquo;ll give you a new ballot, they&rsquo;ll void your old ballot. They&rsquo;ll give you a new ballot, and you can go out and make sure it get&rsquo;s in. Now in some places, they do that four or five times, but we don&rsquo;t do that. So by tomorrow, almost everyone will have their new ballots in.&rdquo;</em></p>
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<p><u><strong>More, it appears that Trump is questioning the system itself, much as he has done throughout the past few weeks where he&rsquo;s complained about voter fraud and a &ldquo;rigged&rdquo; election.</strong></u></p>
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<p><strong>Somewhere along the way, someone must have noticed this at CNN and stealth edited the piece</strong>, changing the entire quote. It now reads as follows:</p>
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<p><em>&ldquo;They&rsquo;ll give you a ballot, a new ballot. They&rsquo;ll void your old ballot, they will give you a new ballot. And you can go out and make sure it gets in,&rdquo; Trump said.</em></p>
<p>Registered voters in Colorado automatically receive a ballot in the mail, but can request a new ballot or vote in person if they have not yet mailed in a completed ballot.</p>
<p>&ldquo;In some places they probably do that four or five times. We don&rsquo;t do that. But that&rsquo;s great,&rdquo; Trump said Sunday, appearing to hint at the possibility of voter fraud in Colorado, a rare prospect Trump has continued to hammer on the stump.</p>
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<p>...</p>
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<p><strong>At 10:10 PM last night: CNN deleted the tweet (which had been retweeted 926 times) around 10:07 PM ET. The tweet was up for over two and a half hours.</strong> Below is a screenshot of it...</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/10/26/20161031_trumpcnn.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/files/images/user3303/imageroot/2016/10/26/20161031_trumpcnn.jpg" style="width: 600px; height: 582px;" /></a></p>
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<p>So we agree with Stelter - be very careful on the web of &quot;fake news&quot; - it's everywhere in the mainstream.</p>
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