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Hoax. Fake News in Action: CNN Didn’t Air Porn As Reported

Friday, November 25, 2016 19:17
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One of the most shocking headlines of the day, may not be true. In fact it’s not, the story was widely reported that CNN aired a transgender porn movie instead of “Parts Unknown” starring Anthony Bourdain. It appears the entire thing was an elaborate hoax.

Fake News has been the focus of many outlets attempting to explain the election of Donald Trump. The media has chosen to blame said “Fake News” outlets, instead of examining their own role. We shouldn’t be surprised that someone decided was able to pull this one off though.

As the saying goes.. too good to check

No, despite what you read, CNN did not run porn for 30 minutes last night, as was reported by Fox News, the New York Post,Variety and other news organizations, several of which later corrected their stories.

User @solikearose tweeted that Anthony Bourdain’s “Parts Unknown,” travel show had been replaced, instead, by 30 minutes of porn, via the RCN Boston cable network. That tweet, bolstered by a statement from CNN that seemed to confirm the mishap, was the basis of stories from the U.K Independent and other outlets.

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“Despite media reports to the contrary, RCN assures us that there was no interruption of CNN’s programming in the Boston area last night,” said CNN in a statement.

RCN chimed in with a similar statement, “We have not had any reports of the programming issue you mentioned,” it said in a tweet to @solikarose.

CNN however, did initially confirm the story which is why other outlets likely ran with it:

CNN denied airing 30 minutes of inappropriate content on Thursday night after initially blaming local cable television provider RCN for the mishap, the network clarified on Friday.

“The RCN cable operator in Boston aired inappropriate content for 30 minutes on CNN last night,” the network said in their original statement. “CNN has asked for an explanation.”

Outlets like “The Onion” have perfected satire that often you’ll see the headline, “Not The Onion”, but at this point who can tell without that disclaimer?

As consumers of news we need to be more discerning with what we chose to believe, maybe double, triple check, if it sounds too good to be true…. it probably is.

Most people who use social media have figured out that Facebook and Google are in cahoots with the government, for those who are well aware of the issues it’s high time you switched over to Seen.life. It is a website that is similar to Facebook but without all the censorship.

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  • “CNN however, did initially confirm the story which is why other outlets likely ran with it”

    So which is it? I mean, even if they didn’t show footage, what’s that say about them spreading fake news or being utterly incompetent and entirely useless?

  • There seems to be a concerted effort at the moment to put really fake news on all the alternative sites and see where it goes….then wait to say….. see….we told you they are fake news. Time for alternative news sites to keep one eye open all the time to catch the MSM supported shills.

  • There was a screenshot posted by the originator of the tweets was there not? Important lesson here – stories reported by certain media outlets are already known to be suspect, should we be surprised to see it is the same with stories ABOUT those same entities?

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