Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hillary Clinton Dead? snopes.com - True Journalism vs Pseudo-Skepticism - Infowars vs Snopes

From Snopes:
The claim that WABC-TV reported the actual death of Hillary Clinton during their 11 PM news broadcast on 11 September 2016 and then edited that information out of their video archive to cover up the truth also seems implausible. WABC's Nielsen ratings peg the station and its nightly news broadcast as leaders in the populous New York City metropolitan area, "attract[ing] a larger audience than any other television station in the nation," and "[leading] all other local news stations throughout the day." Had WABC aired such a potentially huge news story, Twitter and Facebook would have been immediately awash in user-captured clips and reactions to the broadcast, and the segment would have become national news reported by credible media outlets. Yet all that's turned up so far is single poor-quality (alleged) video capture of a brief announcement published a day later by a notorious conspiracy hoax site.

"Seems implausible" huh? You know what a pseudo-skeptic would do? What you did. You know what a "credible media outlet" would do? Contact the station and get the facts...
A video clip circulating the internet, of WABC-TV Channel 7 "Eyewitness News" in New York City, opened last night with Anchorman Joe Torre saying "more on Hillary Clinton's Death." Infowars reporter Owen Shroyer contacts the news station to ask them directly about this bizarre statement and give them the chance to clarify what happened. Was this a prank in the office, a mistake made by someone on the teleprompter, or perhaps a report that wasn't yet supposed to be released?


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