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HBO Teams with CNN’s Brian Stelter for
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Fake News

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Posted By: Imright, 1/16/2020 10:40:50 AM

Just a week after news broke about CNN settling a massive lawsuit over its fake news coverage of Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, WarnerMedia announced Wednesday that CNN’s Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter is making a documentary about the rise of fake news that will debut in March on HBO.After Truth: Disinformation and the Cost of Fake News will examine the phenomenon of “fake news” in the age of social media and the impact that the trend has on average citizens, according to a release from WarnerMedia, the parent company of both CNN and HBO. Brian Stelter is serving as an executive producer of the documentary,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Quigley 1/16/2020 10:43:21 AM (No. 290090)
Will cnn take the tack that the best evidence of what fake news is, is a fake documentary?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Catherine 1/16/2020 10:47:31 AM (No. 290099)
This should be good. Ha!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: ho72 1/16/2020 10:48:02 AM (No. 290102)
SNL would kill for writers this good.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: volksford 1/16/2020 10:51:49 AM (No. 290110)
How about that..an autobiography !
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Reply 5 - Posted by: smsnod 1/16/2020 10:57:19 AM (No. 290119)
The democrats are putting a full court press on to get the maximum effect from their b.s. impeachment. I’m praying for our President & hoping right will prevail. This is far & away the most dispicable, surreal thing I’ve seen in my young 64 years. The hate they have for PFJT permeates every pore of their being & every cell of their diseased brains.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: joew9 1/16/2020 11:03:00 AM (No. 290123)
Will they go back to Yellow Journalism? Evangelina Cosio y Cisneros was a huge lie that got the US involved in a war.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 1/16/2020 11:08:37 AM (No. 290128)
Stelter, maybe you had better change employers before doing your fake news documentary?
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Reply 8 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 1/16/2020 11:11:17 AM (No. 290131)
This should a success for CNN; they have all the material they need right in house and can cite many, many examples when they went off the rails and deliberately tried to misguide us. Remember when Stetler had Creepy Porn Lawyer Avenatti on his show and actually tried to endorse him in his run for President? You just can't make this up.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: walcb 1/16/2020 11:16:34 AM (No. 290136)
What CNN calls fake news and what the readers of Lucianne call fake news are exact opposite.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: zoidberg 1/16/2020 11:18:23 AM (No. 290139)
Good choice. They don't get much more fake than Stelter.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: Norway 1/16/2020 11:23:41 AM (No. 290146)
LOL! Fake news making a news story about Fake News!
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Reply 12 - Posted by: RCFLyer98 1/16/2020 11:24:50 AM (No. 290147)
CNN, Stelter, and HBO doing a documentary on fake news? All fakers, what on earth could go wrong with this?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Mr. Know-It-All 1/16/2020 11:30:55 AM (No. 290156)
This is a joke, right? Right?
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Reply 14 - Posted by: MindMadeUp 1/16/2020 11:33:15 AM (No. 290160)
This is like Hitler doing a documentary on the rise of concentration camps: It was all the jews' fault...
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Reply 15 - Posted by: TLCary 1/16/2020 11:48:33 AM (No. 290166)
To get back at the Babylon Bee for trouncing them in Fake News viewership, CNN decided to try its hand at satire. Good luck. Maybe if they got Fozzie Bear to do his "Waka Waka Waka" bit for the show...
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Reply 16 - Posted by: JimBob 1/16/2020 11:54:30 AM (No. 290170)
The Irony (if I am using the correct word here) is simply breathtaking. The Fountainhead of Fake News doing a 'documentary' on 'Fake News'. Do we laugh or cry?
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Reply 17 - Posted by: DVC 1/16/2020 12:28:15 PM (No. 290197)
You can bet that they will be talking about "fake news" like Breitbart, Fox, and OAN - not one word about the actual Fake News put out by WashComPost, NYT, LAT, CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, and PBS.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Newtsche 1/16/2020 12:39:09 PM (No. 290204)
Another actuality coopted and corrupted by the totalitarians.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: TexasHillCountry 1/16/2020 1:15:33 PM (No. 290250)
Another attempt at redefinition by exhibition. That is, as others have already said, this will be an attempt to make us think that real news is actually the fake stuff by putting on an exhibition in the form of a "mockumentary".
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Reply 20 - Posted by: kono 1/16/2020 1:29:23 PM (No. 290270)
Who could be more insightful about 'fake news' than one of the leading producers of fake news? (And, conversely, on what topic could CNN offer more first-hand knowledge than fake news?)
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Reply 21 - Posted by: vinegrower 1/16/2020 1:43:11 PM (No. 290286)
You cannot make this up. Will they be talking about CNN's big money payout because of their promotion of fake news?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: sherlock1 1/16/2020 2:03:54 PM (No. 290302)
Next in the series: Caring for Elderly Parents - by Lizzie Borden
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Clinger 1/16/2020 2:04:59 PM (No. 290303)
Isn't that rich, a fake documentary about fake news.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: sherlock1 1/16/2020 2:13:02 PM (No. 290308)
Stelter thinks "Irony" is an adjective like "Silvery", only more rust-colored. Pity the poor schlubs at the Babylon Bee and the Onion who are busting their butts trying to outdo this guy, but he's out of their league! His very existence is effortlessly hysterically funny!
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Reply 25 - Posted by: mobyclik 1/16/2020 3:18:53 PM (No. 290353)
Check for the date and time on the Cartoon Channel lineup.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: curious1 1/16/2020 3:44:52 PM (No. 290371)
#16, I think hubris would apply here as well...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Submariner 1/16/2020 3:47:40 PM (No. 290375)
Good move, to hire an expert witness.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 1/16/2020 9:12:54 PM (No. 290537)
Great, we get a fake documentary about fake news by the most trusted name in fake news, CNN. Can't wait to watch this extraordinary piece of "journalism" . . . (s/o)
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