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Fri May 31, 2019, 12:45 PM

 

Why I'm Thinking About Boycotting Certain Political Websites

It's no secret that political websites in general are struggling financially.

When this happens, they become desperate to get viewers and "clicks" on their articles.

What I've noticed more and more is that many otherwise-credible websites are trying to sensationalize the news.

In general I don't have a problem with them trying to get readers, EXCEPT when their headlines and articles cause harm.

And it seems to me that as they desperately try to stoke controversy and create drama and report on bogus conflicts and scandals that don't exist, they are causing harm.

So I've decided that when I see this happen I'm going to boycott these websites, and refuse to click on any story on a website that is trying to sensationalize the news in a way that hurts Democrats.

The flipside of this of course is that the media continues to lavish massive amounts of attention on Cheeto Jesus, much to the detriment of the country.

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comradebillyboy May 2019 #1

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Fri May 31, 2019, 01:52 PM

1. Exactly why I stopped giving Salon any clicks for the last three years

I also avoid Huffpo and any other site that gave a platform to the likes of HA Goodman or Walter Bragman.

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