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5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

Posted by on May. 1, 2012 at 12:56 AM
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5 Ways to Spot a B.S. Political Story in Under 10 Seconds

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#5. The Headline Contains the Word "Gaffe"

Basically, It's ...

A politician accidentally misspoke in a way that made him or her look silly, and the opponents are pouncing on it.

#4. The Headline Ends in a Question Mark

theatlantic.com

Basically, It's ...

A news story so questionable the publication literally felt the need to mark it as such.

#3. The Headline Contains the Word "Blasts"

abcnews.go.com

Basically, It's ...

A politician or other prominent person has taken to a microphone to say something inflammatory about the other side, usually by rephrasing their own party's talking points over and over.

#2. The Headline Is About a "Lawmaker" Saying Something Stupid

Care2

Basically, It's ...

A low-level politician with no power said something incredibly stupid, and the opposing party is trumpeting it from the mountaintops to make everyone in the low-level politician's party look stupid.

#1. The Headline Includes the Phrase "Blow To"

cnn.com

Basically, It's ...

Neglecting to explain hugely important policy changes in favor of focusing on the drama, and how it affects the personal political careers of the politicians involved.




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Amyinthesky
by on May. 1, 2012 at 1:02 AM

Damn you have left us nothing that is not BS! lol how did you figure out this secret plot to keep the world dumbed down and believing everything they read. :)

kidlover2
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2012 at 2:35 AM
My list is more simple.... anything by a private citizen on youtube & the onion :) I am shocked at how many people try to pass these off as newsworthy.
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redredhead
by Bronze Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:03 AM
The Onion is satire...

Quoting kidlover2:

My list is more simple.... anything by a private citizen on youtube & the onion :) I am shocked at how many people try to pass these off as newsworthy.
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kailu1835
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:04 AM

 number 6.  It comes from any main stream media source

toomanypoodles
by Ruby Member on May. 1, 2012 at 3:45 AM
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 I can usually tell if it's gonna be bologna by looking at who's posting it. 

stormcris
by Christy on May. 1, 2012 at 5:06 AM

LMAO awesome

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