Monday, 26 December 2016

Fake news story prompts Pakistan to issue nuclear warning to Israel

quote [ Defence minister reminds Israel on Twitter that ‘Pakistan is a nuclear state too’ after fake story says Israel had threatened to destroy Pakistan ]

If the world ends over a tweet, I'm going to be pissed.
[SFW] [politics] [+4 WTF]
[by 7@3:58pmGMT]

Comments

HP Lovekraftwerk said[1] @ 4:06pm GMT on 26th Dec
It was once postulated that Fox News' purpose wasn't just to provide an echo-chamber for right-wing hooey, but to undermine everyone's belief in the very concept of news. If they could create doubt in their rivals' audiences, that was just fine with them.

We're getting to the point where the very concept of "I existed prior to this moment" will be called into question by the person making the statement.

I'm also wondering how courts will change thanks to this post-fact mentality. If there's no reasonable expectation that, say, a President of the United States would ever actually mean anything he says, can he ever be impeached for lying to Congress?
lilmookieesquire said @ 5:05pm GMT on 26th Dec
The thing that always upset me is that other media outlets treated Fox News as a media outlet which granted it respect it didn't deserve and I think that served to undercut network news creditability greatly.
Bleb said @ 11:59pm GMT on 26th Dec [Score:1 Sad]
1996. Fox News is loud and angry.
Loud and angry gets ratings.
Ratings draw advertising revenue.
Everyone likes revenue.
Something-something-Lou Dobbs gets a show on CNN.
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:30am GMT on 27th Dec
But true
ComposerNate said @ 4:56pm GMT on 26th Dec
If the world ends over a tweet, it will be during the Trump administration.
lilmookieesquire said @ 5:03pm GMT on 26th Dec
trumps propensity to tweet makes that a little unnerving
Bob Denver said @ 6:13pm GMT on 26th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
Twitter's being a twat. They bounce people for hate and incitement and yet they continue to indulge Trump.
sanepride said @ 2:41am GMT on 27th Dec
I'm a lot more unnerved by the actual, unfettered ability to launch nuclear weapons that he will have as president.
If he goes on tweeting like a petulant man-baby, maybe that's a good thing. If that's what satisfies his thin-skinned persona, it's a lot better lobbing tweets than ICBMs.
mechavolt said @ 6:46pm GMT on 26th Dec
We're all fucking dead. Putin has plans for land grabs and military expansion through proxy "civil wars". China continues its aggressive expansion and "oops, we didn't mean to steal this, we'll give it right back after we open it up and take a look inside". Trump doesn't even know what our nuclear program is, but thinks it should be bigger and ooh, shiny red button. And now Pakistan can't tell the difference between fake threats and real ones.
shiftace said @ 9:27pm GMT on 26th Dec [Score:1 Insightful]
Nothing to worry about folks. The Earth will be just fine in a few centuries after we are gone.
Bleb said @ 12:07am GMT on 27th Dec
*offer void near Pripyat, Ukraine and Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture Japan
papango said @ 2:07am GMT on 27th Dec [Score:3 Insightful]
In fairness, those places are teeming with plants and insects and the like. They're going to be fine without us. Two or three hundred years from now they'll be mutations and weirdness, but life will be getting along.

Once bacteria evolves that can eat plastic (which I think happening already, but you know how slow and erratic evolution is) the planet will be well on its way to recovering from the opposable thumb-big brain combo that is currently destroying it.
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:33am GMT on 27th Dec
That's common. Just that their waste isn't very human friendly.
2016 said @ 12:21am GMT on 27th Dec [Score:1 Underrated]
DON'T THINK OF IT AS DYING. JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH
lilmookieesquire said @ 8:32am GMT on 27th Dec
There's a book about that.

The earth without us

I think it's called

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