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Forum Post: CRACKED: 5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

Posted 10 years ago on April 30, 2012, 12:23 p.m. EST by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC
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5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

Read more: 5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds | Cracked.com http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-ways-to-spot-b.s.-political-story-in-under-10-seconds/#ixzz1tXe7oX6E

"An election year is a shit blizzard. Every place you go for news online -- whether it's portal sites like Reddit, or aggregators like Google News or Yahoo! News or RealClearPolitics, or goddamned clips from late night talk shows -- they're all about to get buried under a brown storm of bullshit inflammatory headlines desperate for your click.

This turdstorm of pointless click-bait filler is a problem for anyone who wants to be an informed voter. To learn anything useful, you need to be able to sort through all of the garbage to find the actual information and insight. So let me just tell you right now that you can safely ignore any story if ..."



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[-] 1 points by TitusMoans (2451) from Boulder City, NV 10 years ago

To bring up a well-worn line: how do you tell if a politician is lying? If his or her lips are moving.

[-] 1 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 10 years ago
  1. You're in America.
[-] 1 points by toyotabedzrock (11) from Bordentown, NJ 10 years ago

Actually there was a document on Romney, the buzzfeed people have it up on Scribd somewhere.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 10 years ago

lively morning

this one is heavier than the last one

as the ol adage goes "it's a circus"

and their are blast, blows and names obscuring issues

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 10 years ago

This came from a humor website and is actually pretty funny. Its also an interesting observation about what passes as political "news."

The best way IMO to learn about a politician is to look at their voting record, and if they don't have one, their professional history. You can't out-spin a "yay" or "nay" vote if it doesn't mesh with what the electorate actually wants.

[-] 1 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 10 years ago

That site has dozens of great articles.