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Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:12 PM

Can the fallacy of conservative news be objectively demonstrated?

When it comes to the characterization of past events, it can be difficult to prove the talking heads on the conservative news are full of it. It all gets really subjective really quickly.

However, when it comes to the prediction of future events, it is a much different situation. While nobody can predict the future reliably, it is possible to maximize the times you are close and minimize the times you are way off by basing your predications on sound information to start with.

That said, 2020 has been a tough year for conservative news predictions:

- The virus will magically go away
- The virus will be like the flu
- Hydroxychloroquine will be a significant therapeutic
- Trump will win the election in a landslide
- Sweden is showing the way through herd immunity
- The media will forget about coronavirus after the election
- The Hunter Biden story will be a major scandal
- Six million fraudulent votes will be found in the presidential election (the greatest unprosecuted crime in American history as it sits today)
- The economy will make a V-shaped recovery

This is just off the top of my head. Can a comparable list of bad MSM predictions be compiled? These here aren't just bad, they are dangerously bad. Conservatives have mastered the art of the false equivalence, can their best and brightest possibly pull this off?

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Reply Can the fallacy of conservative news be objectively demonstrated? (Original post)
Shermann Nov 2020 OP
NRaleighLiberal Nov 2020 #1
LakeArenal Nov 2020 #2
Shermann Nov 2020 #3
LakeArenal Nov 2020 #4

Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:15 PM

1. the issue, of course, is that conservative thought is based on lies or wishes, not facts

So their "predictions" are repeated and repeated, so as to work as propaganda to sway those that are open to such.

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Response to Shermann (Original post)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:16 PM

2. News is facts. Facts don't change depending on the demographics.

So Iíll vote no.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 08:32 PM

3. So to provide a bit more context...

...I have some conservative buddies who will argue until they are blue in the face that Fox News is the real news and CNN is fake.

Can't this position be blown up pretty easily?

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Response to Shermann (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 28, 2020, 09:35 PM

4. None so blind as they who will not see. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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