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Old 12-27-2017, 01:12 PM
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I wish the left would make up it's mind. The want Andrew Jackson images and statutes torn down because he was a slave owner and killed Indians.

But his 200 year old magnolia tree has been dying/dead for years ad it's removal is cause for alarm.
https://constitution.com/fake-news-m...house-grounds/

What is areal surprise would be they are blaming the First lady for the decision. What?

I guess, these days, everything is political.
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Sounds like they're reporting news. Or has "fake news" expanded its definition to include stories that might not look good if you dont read past the headline? Even if the headline is innocuous and unbiased?
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I wish the left would make up it's mind. The want Andrew Jackson images and statutes torn down because he was a slave owner and killed Indians.

But his 200 year old magnolia tree has been dying/dead for years ad it's removal is cause for alarm.
https://constitution.com/fake-news-m...house-grounds/

What is areal surprise would be they are blaming the First lady for the decision. What?

I guess, these days, everything is political.
I saw a few news articles where the headline implied that the FLOTUS was making some sort of horrible decision about this tree.

I kind of wonder what the news headlines would have looked like if former FLOTUS Michelle Obama had followed the advice of professional arborist's and had the tree dealt with. She might have received some bad press also.
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Sounds like they're reporting news. Or has "fake news" expanded its definition to include stories that might not look good if you dont read past the headline? Even if the headline is innocuous and unbiased?
It's the lie of omission that makes it fake...

Headlines that DON'T tell of the tree being dangerous if left alone, or is being replaced...

...just that Melania is the devil...



Bias alert: Newsweek mocked for misleading headline about Melania Trump’s decision to remove historic tree

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Newsweek published a misleading headline on Tuesday that claimed First Lady Melania Trump demanded a historic Jackson magnolia tree be removed from the White House grounds, but it failed to mention that experts recommended the tree’s removal because it could fall down at any moment.

“Melania Trump orders removal of the near-200-year-old tree from the White House,” Newsweek tweeted from its verified Twitter account. The same text is used as the headline for the story, which is essentially fake news and paints Melania Trump as a tree-hating villain.

The First Lady did order the historic tree to be removed, but only after specialists determined that it needed to be removed. The tree has long been supported by poles and wires and posed a hazard for anyone standing near it.

“Newsweek's bias and disdain for the First Lady and our administration was on full display when they actively chose to use a false headline instead of practicing responsible journalism. This is why Americans' trust and confidence in mass media continues to fall,” Melania Trump Communications Director Stephanie Grisham told Fox News.
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while scrolling thru some news i came across the following headline.
i was surprised (though i probably shoudln’t have been) to find the following picture.
apparently that confederate flag off in the distance is the oops the headline is refering to.




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